Hi! 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!
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18 Reviews for Rachel Stelter Photography
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Sarah D. · Married on 02/15/2020
We are so glad that we decided to go with Rachel for our wedding weekend! We had previously reached out to several photographers, but none were as pleasant and low stress as Rachel. Not only were her photos absolutely amazing, she was very easy to work with and listened to our input. She did a beautiful job capturing both families' traditions in a Hindu and Christian wedding. She and her team of photographers were unobtrusive during the wedding but managed to capture elements from every important moment. She also took photos of our sangeet the evening before the wedding.Sent on 04/13/2021
After the wedding, we reached out to Rachel to design wedding albums for our parents and ourselves, and we could not be happier with the beautiful results. They made excellent Christmas gifts for our families!
All in all, Rachel was an outstanding photographer and we are so glad we got a chance to work with her. We would gladly recommend her to any couple for their special day!
Rachel Stelter Photography's reply:Such a dream working with you two! Loved seeing your family's traditions come together for such an incredible weekend!
Kyle M. · Married on 10/12/2019
Highly professional and a joy to be around!
Let me preface this first. We don’t like taking photos. But Rachel made it fun and enjoyable for our engagement session and on our wedding day. She has a good eye and helped the photograph session move efficiently. Even with family involved!Sent on 01/19/2020
For our Engagement session, she helped us pick spots that felt like us and weren’t necessarily your typical locations. For example, we took pictures in one of our favorite cocktail spots, and though not the easiest spot with other people there, she made it work and the photos looked fabulous!
As for the wedding, we had a number of incredible areas we could have photographed at Houdini Estate but Rachel nailed it with the locations understanding the light and look we were going for. Again, keeping it moving and understanding our priority was the spend the most time with our guests :).
The cherry on top was the added thoughtfulness of sending us a framed wedding photo after our big day. She went out of her way to go the extra mile and this was a very special treat. We would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you, Rachel!
Rachel Stelter Photography's reply:Such a joy working with you! Thanks again for everything and what a gorgeous, memorable day it was!
Rachel · Married on 04/06/2019
Rachel perfectly captured our day!
We were so lucky to have Rachel photograph our wedding! We knew she was amazing because she came highly recommended by a friend of ours whose wedding she shot beautifully, but we didn't even know the half of it! When we did our engagement photos, Rachel was so sweet and put us immediately at ease. We aren't used to be in front of the camera and were worried about being stiff but she made us so comfortable and captured the essence of our relationship perfectly. All of the communication leading up to the day was seamless and super helpful. On the day itself, Rachel and her team were so lovely. We didn't feel rushed and got everything we were hoping to get and more. During the wedding and reception, we barely noticed Rachel and her team but they got the best moments of our day and great candid, organic shots. We just got our photos delivered, much earlier than we were expecting, and once again, we were blown away. Photography was one of the 3 elements most important to myself and my husband, and we couldn't be happier with the decision to hire Rachel and the photos that we have of our best day!Sent on 05/19/2019
Rachel Stelter Photography's reply:LOVED working with you and Anthony! Grateful to be able to capture your wedding day! So glad I was able to get everything you wanted and more