Hello and welcome! I am Rachel Jalanivich of Life Alive Photography.

I am an underwater portrait photographer in southern California. I also do land portrait and lifestyle photography sessions!

I have always had a deep love and respect for the water, going back to my childhood. I served as a US Navy Rescue Swimmer for part of my military career, and as a Hospital Corpsman Physical Therapy Assistant as well. I am CPR and BLS certified and I am highly comfortable in the water and will make sure you are too! I'm a PADI certified Underwater Photographer, and use top of the line dive housings and camera equipment to capture my images underwater. I take such pride in each image I create, and cherish the relationships I develop with my clients. I strive to make each client feel amazing and have an incredible experience that culminates in one of a kind artwork.


Life Alive Photography specializes in capturing emotion and tailoring photography sessions to best fit each client. I can't wait to meet you and capture your Life Alive moments with you! Fill out the CONTACT FORM or email me aLifealivephoto@gmail.com to schedule your session today!


As a military veteran, I am always honored to photograph those who serve. Ask me about Life Alive Photography's military discount!