Welcome!

My wedding photography is focused on capturing beautiful relationships and helping you remember all the love and joy of your wedding day. I am based in Indianapolis, Indiana with frequent trips to Washington, D.C., Traverse City, Michigan, and anywhere else my couples wed.

I’m Rachael Foster, and I love beautiful relationships. Whether you’ve just fallen in love or been together for years, I want to hear your story and help you capture all it’s richness. 

I’ve always been a storyteller. When I was a little girl, my mom would find me happily babbling away behind our old recliner, spinning fairy tales of my own imaginings for hours on end. Since then, I’ve drafted two novels—one when I was twelve and one when I was twenty-six. I like to tell myself I’ll finish the second one after my kids are grown. 

In the meantime, I’m always on the hunt for my next great Kindle read, and I’m a total podcast junkie. An annoying number of my anecdotes begin with, “I was listening to this podcast…”

Like a lot of artists and entrepreneurs, I’m a recovering perfectionist. These days, I try not to take myself too seriously and spend time with people who make me smile. My husband has first place in that department, followed by our two little boys and crazy, beautiful Siberian Husky. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see a lot of dog and baby photos.

I jumped into wedding photography in my early 20s, and I’ve held on to this career through a whole series of life changes and industry shifts. I’m sure I would have quit a long time ago if it wasn’t for the beautiful moments of connection I see between people on a wedding day. 

I do things a little differently than most wedding photographers. My work is known for being refreshingly real. I believe in capturing the richness of your relationship in an authentic and timeless style. I love beautiful dresses and details, but my favorite photos are moments of heartfelt emotion and interaction. I believe weddings are about more than one perfect day, and I want my photos to nurture your love and relationship over a lifetime. 

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 or my very honest blog post on the subject.

Over the years, I've won some awards and been published a few places including 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!

 -Rachael

Many thanks to Laura Rush for these photos!