About Rachel Stelter


I fell in love with photography when I was 15 and spent the better half of high school working in the darkroom and exploring my hometown of Chicago with my camera in hand.  I loved that, with a photo, I could freeze an otherwise fleeting moment in time — and with wedding photography, I’m able to capture memories my couples will cherish for years to come!

When I’m not photographing weddings, you can find me camping with my husband or exploring Los Angeles. I love to travel, have a slight obsession with cats, and am always down to grab coffee.


“Well we scored!!!! Rachel was and is the Best!!!! Rachel was referred to us by a friend of ours, and she did not disappoint. The whole time Rachel made us feel at ease…she was very professional, but still made us feel like old friends. She caught great moments like my husband carrying me over his shoulder across the grass, my grandpa dancing with me, my little brother dancing with me, and wonderful photos of people dancing and having fun. My maid of honor said while looking through the photos that you could feel the emotion in all the photos. She’s right! “

Kirstin & Esau



While the timeline of every wedding day varies, I highly recommend coverage that starts about 90 minutes before hair and make-up ends, and goes through the last event of the evening that you’d like coverage of ( for instance the bouquet or garter toss, or a sparkler exit if you are doing one). I am happy to help answer any timeline questions and can provide advice as to what works most ideally from a photography perspective.

All of my wedding packages include a second photographer. This allows me to capture coverage of both bride and groom getting ready, and allows for broader coverage throughout the rest of your day. I’ve literally been called a ninja, and having a second photographer keeps me extra stealthy. Engagement sessions and elopements I typically shoot on my own.

Images will be delivered no later than 90 days from your wedding date ( 30 days for engagement sessions)

The short answer is no. The long answer is that I look through every image taken on your wedding day, removing just duplicates, images where eyes are closed, images where someone walked in front of the camera, etc. After these true outtakes are removed, the rest get edited and delivered to you.

Typically you’ll receive between 75-95 photos per hour of coverage booked. No two weddings are identical; the number of photos will vary a bit depending on the number of guests, the number of locations involved, special traditions, and of course the number of hours booked. Rest assured, your day will be well documented.

Yes I do! I look through every image taken on your wedding day, removing outtakes. The rest get hand edited.

Through a password-protected online gallery. Once you login, you’ll be able to view your images and download all the hi-res edited JPGs.

Most definitely! Once you receive your wedding images, you’ll be able to order prints directly through your online gallery.

Not personally, but I happen to be married to someone who does! If you’re interested in wedding videography, my husband Karl would be happy to chat and more of his films can be viewed here! We work incredibly closely together on the timeline and details of your day to make sure everything is well orchestrated and cohesive across your photography and videography.