Rachelle Derouin

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Quisenberry Family // Oakland, California

This family, where do I begin? Over the past few years they’ve become a constant in my life. An extension of family. Abi and I sit in her kitchen drinking cups of coffee while our kids play. I’ve cried through her two adoption stories, and I love her three boys so much.

Abi is a no-bullshit, stand up for what you believe, fiercely loving kind of human being. She's an amazing photographer and tireless social activist. I’m pretty damn grateful for our friendship, for all five of them. They are, of course, an adorable family by any standard, but I wanted to dig deeper to capture the way they live and love at home, in a way that feels true. These images mean so much to me.