your favorite love story

You’re here because you want your love documented with your best friend. Not cookie cutter photos, but ones that tell the story of you two. whether engaged or growing a family or just simply in love. 

Check out my session options below and then fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page to book yours! 


End of an era: when they grow up

Storyteller Sessions

Furever together (f*ck canine cancer)

Life in 800ft on 15 acres

  • $675
  • Two outfits,
  • Two locations
  • Over an hour 

Perfect for: "we want to document life in our new home, we want to slow down with these photos, we want to be photographed at multiple locations." Click any of the galleries below to see examples of snapshot sessions.


Tender in-home baby announcement

Snapshot Sessions

Introverted Chicago engagement

Moody, romantic anniversary romp

  • $400
  • One outfit
  • One location
  • 30 minutes

Perfect for: "we just need updated photos!” OR "our little ones have short attention spans" OR "we need an anniversary session!" Click any of the galleries below to see examples of snapshot sessions.

Fill out the inquiry form below!! This allows me to get to know you, boo, and your vision for your photos. 

"But Rach... I have no idea for locations and outfit ideas."

NO. WORRIES!! I've got a list of places we can go to in Springfield, Peoria, and Bloomington. Not having your session there? I am a pro at Google Maps and researching where we can make magic. 

Tell me about you + boo

Once I hear from you, I'll send you some available dates on my calendar for your session. I'll craft some location ideas based on what you wanted in the inquiry form. I will create a personalized playlist for you and boo so there are no awkward jitters during your session. You'll even receive a link to a couples session blog post, AND a couples session guide on how your outfits can enhance and not distract the photos.

We finalize plans

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN!! No awkward photos here - I give you both clear yet laid-back directions so you feel confident, relaxed, and connected to each other. Through this directive posing, you’ll find your natural, goofy rhythm with your partner in front of the camera quickly. You’ll hear me hype you up in between laughing with your partner. And remember that playlist?? There will be no awkward silences as you'll hear your favorite tunes in the background.

Your session!!

Within 7 days, you'll receive a text from me letting you know that your preview is ready through an online gallery- emailed to you! You can relive those funny, sweet moments before receiving the entire album. You'll laugh at those photos, as you'll be able to see not only the sweet, tender moments, but those goofy faces that your partner shows to you at home when it's just the two of you. 

Preview time!

Within 6 weeks, you'll have the entire gallery emailed to you. It will be almost impossible to pick a favorite or two, as every photo somehow perfectly captures you and your special person. You'll actually want to take photos again, because you looked back and realized you had so much fun. Don't believe me? Check out the reviews below...

Final gallery

let's make magic

emily + kevin

"She took the time to intentionally learn about who we were as a couple. When we look at our photos now, we see how well she captured our personal story. She was very prompt and thorough in her communication before and after the session.

My fiance and I usually both dislike taking photos but because of Rachael, we genuinely had so much fun. In some of our photos we are doubled over laughing. It was amazing and both of us now consider Rachael a friend."

"We genuinely had so much fun"

ashton + daniel

"Rach made our five year wedding anniversary shoot a night to remember. She is kind, hilarious, and made us feel at ease in front of the camera. She was down for wandering around the woods & eating ice cream cones, so if you want a photographer who likes an adventure, she's your gal!

And I don't think I've had a gallery of photos that better represents our relationship. So thanks for everything, Rach- you gave us an experience we'll never forget."

"Photos that represent our relationship"

liz + neil

"Highly recommend Rachael! I reached out wanting "family" photos with my husband and dog at our home because our dog is terminally ill and we hadn't ever gotten professional photos of the three of us before.

Rachael not only handled an emotional shoot with great compassion and understanding, she made us and our home look Instagram-able! She made us so comfortable and made the whole evening so fun and beautiful."

"10 out of 5 stars"

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All love is welcome & celebrated here.

Rachael Marie Photography values inclusivity and will never discriminate against your gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, body type, or abilities. You are wonderful, beautiful, and loved here.

Ready? Drop your details below and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours!