Rhea Bailey of Halona Photography is a Oakland based lifestyle and documentary photographer serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Specializing in children and families, maternity, newborns, and events. 


All family sessions are designed to be fun and relaxed and usually last about an hour and a half.  I allow children and families to be themselves, explore and play. I strive to capture love and connection in all it's forms.  Whatever the occasion, I would be honored to create photographs for you and your family that will spark memories for years to come. Your home is the ideal location for these sessions because it's where your family is most comfortable, and even more than that, your home best reflects who you are as a family.  It's the perfect storytelling backdrop. For much more information on what a storytelling session entails, click here.


Newborn sessions are photographed in your home with the same intention of capturing the candid, beautiful moments as you get to know your new family.  In addition to in-home lifestyle newborn sessions, I also offer "Fresh 48" hospital sessions where I come to your hospital within a day or so of your baby being born to photograph those precious first moments as a family- kissing and holding the baby, breastfeeding (if so desired), the baby meeting siblings and other family members for the first time. 


I photograph weddings and events with a photojournalistic perspective. I capture the connections between people-the conversations, the laughs, and tension at times. My goal is to capture the authentic feel and rhythm of your event whether it is a birthday party, awards celebration, commitment ceremony, or a groundbreaking event.


For family and newborn sessions, because it's important for you to have your family's entire story, all of my packages include the following:

90 minute session

High Resolution Digital Images

Prices start at $350. Clients usually spend between $700-$800 on a session.

*Please contact me directly for wedding and event photography pricing. Prices vary based upon type and length of event.


I’m in love with the pics - thanks so much! The best part was that the boys had such a good time - you were so great with them.
— Shannon
Rhea!!!!!!!!! I can’t stop watching the slide show! You are so amazing :)
— Jenifer
Just a quick note to say how great it was to reconnect with you today! Erik and I loved your energy and patience (!). And thanks again for capturing such great shots of our family! We will definitely be referring you to friends!
— Kimia