About Rachel Stelter


Hi! I’m a Los Angeles wedding photographer of modern weddings and inspired couples. I adore candid moments, raw emotions, and all the personal touches that make your day unique. I serve primarily Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Orange County, and am available for travel worldwide.

When I’m not photographing weddings, you can find me hanging with my husband. I love to explore new places, will never say no to brunch or a cold glass of rosé, and lived in Brooklyn for several years before finding myself on the West Coast.

I prefer books over Kindles, save every hand written letter, and believe that like your love, your wedding photos are forever!


Descanso Gardens Wedding Photography

We love Rachel!! Working with her was a delight. Rachel was without a doubt the easiest vendor to work with. She was incredibly professional, continuously checked in asking all the right questions, and really got to know us in order to best capture such a special day for us. Rachel made sure to spend a little extra time shooting the details she knew were the most sentimental and important to us.

Dimitra & Jordan



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.