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Family Lifestyle Photography

I shoot family sessions for the Mommas. Don’t get me wrong, I love the babies and the daddies and the puppies, but my fellow mothers really have my heart.

I know what it’s like to take a pregnancy test every month, to struggle through a hard pregnancy, to be floored by birth and postpartum, to cover my babies in kisses while they sleep, and to hide in the bathroom from my toddler so I can pee in peace.

My journey to motherhood will be different from yours—no two are the same—but the thing I know we share is how desperately and relentlessly we love our children. 

My family sessions are all about capturing those feelings in beautiful images—images that can make you smile on the good days and gently carry your heart through the hard days. 

When it comes to my own family, I prefer images that feel natural, authentic, and interactive as I find these are the ones that flood my heart with joy time and again. I love creating these little moments with other families, and these are the images I love to share on my website.

But rest assured, deep in my Momma heart, I share your desire for one perfect Christmas card photo with everyone smiling, and I am not above combining five different images in Photoshop to make your dreams come true. Whatever lifts you up, Momma, that's what I want to give you.



Philosophy

After two difficult pregnancies of my own, I have the utmost respect and appreciation for all expecting women. One of the greatest gifts I ever gave myself was the time and space for maternity portraiture. By documenting myself with love and kindness, I was able to make peace with my body and my pregnancy journey.

Whether your pregnancy has been blissful or difficult, I want to honor this time in your life by creating images to celebrate all that is strong and beautiful in you.


 




My newborn sessions are all about remembering the first sweet days of your baby’s life. I love capturing people settling into their role as parents, so you can expect that I will have you holding and loving on your little one a lot. (And, as someone who truly loves newborns and has to restrain herself from asking to hold strangers' babies, I'll also be happy to give you a break and settle your little one as needed during our session!)

I love photos that tell a story, and I generally don’t use a lot of props or spend an extended amount of time posing your baby. My preferred look is simple, natural, and centered around your relationship with your baby.


 




I’m passionate about marriage, motherhood, and celebrating moments when everyone is wearing pants (this doesn't happen very often at our house). As a Momma to two little boys, I know first-hand that the days are long but the years are short. I would love to help you capture these fleeting moments in a way that fits your family.

I believe the most beautiful images come from natural and heartfelt actions and emotions. My goal is to capture who you are and how you naturally interact with one another.

My photos are centered around your family culture and everyday life. Rather than going to a studio and creating a standard portrait, we will work together to come up with a session concept that truly fits you.


Popular sessions

Maternity Photography

Family Photography

Newborn Photography

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Mini

Mini session are only offered on select days and locations in the Spring and Fall. They are scheduled in advance for specific time slots of 20 minutes per family. Each family will have access to an edited, private, online gallery with three included image downloads. Additional images and prints are available for purchase. To hear about upcoming mini sessions, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook!

Standard

Standard sessions last 45 minutes and are perfect for maternity sessions, or families with small children (who often can't handle a longer session!) Standard sessions include an edited online gallery and ten image downloads. Additional images and prints as well as wall gallery designs will be available for purchase.

Extended

Extended sessions last two hours and are perfect for newborn photography or documenting family milestones. Extended sessions include an edited online gallery with fifteen image downloads. Additional images and prints as well as wall gallery designs are available for purchase.

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investment

I would love to hear about your family and how we can create a custom lifestyle session to fit you. To get started, use the form below, or send me an email at rachael@rachaelfosterphoto.com

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