Welcome! I'm Rachael.
I'm a believer, a wife, a mom, and an artist. I shot my first wedding in 2009, and I’ve been a full-time photographer since 2012, but I’ve loved photography my whole life.
I believe my primary purpose as a photographer is to capture your relationships as authentically and naturally as I can, while also helping you look and feel your best. I love my job because it puts me in touch with people during life changing moments and allows me to create photos that will bring them joy and happiness for years to come.
I grew up on a farm in northern Michigan with my three brothers, and I have a lifelong love for animals and big families. I spent most of my 20s on the East Coast in the Washington, DC area, where I first launched my photography business. I now live in Indianapolis, Indiana with my husband, our son, and our Siberian Husky. When I'm not shooting or editing photos, I enjoy reading novels, practicing brush-lettering, taking a long walks in our neighborhood, and hosting laid-back dinner parties on our deck.
I look forward to meeting you and getting to hear your story too. To read more about why I'm a wedding photographer, please see my wedding FAQs. To learn more about my family photography, please see my portrait FAQs.
My wedding work has been featured by Style Me Pretty, BRIDES, Bridal Guide, The Knot, Wedding Wire, United with Love, The Washingtonian, Borrowed & Blue, Artfully Wed, Every Last Detail, Paper Moon Weddings and more. While I love having my couples and their beautiful weddings featured, my greatest joy comes from serving my clients well.
To inquire about dates, or just say hello, please email me. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Many thanks to Laura Rush for these photos!