Frequently Asked

Frequently Asked

How many photos do we get?

You get all the photos from your session that I deem up to my standards. Full sessions include around 45+ and mini sessions generally include 20-30. You don't have to pick through the weird faces, and blinks, I do that for you. You have the option to purchase prints directly from your gallery.

How do we get our photos?

You will receive a gallery link when your photos are edited and ready to view! Depending on the method you choose to receive your photos, whether it's digital files and/or prints, you can download the selected files right from your gallery.

Do you retouch photos?

All delivered photos in your gallery will have been minimally retouched. If you would like further edits made I will gladly help you out! This will incur an extra fee.

Whats your turn around time?

Photography is my part time passion, and own a daycare full time. I do my best to deliver photos within 2-4 weeks from the date of your session, generally it is quicker.

How do we book a session?

Please use the contact form under Inquire!

Can you help us with planning?

I am happy to help suggest locations, outfits and more. Please just let me know how I can help!

What should we wear?

Solid colors that coordinate well are best. You'll want to stay away from small print patterns and logos. If you'd like help choosing outfits, let me know!

Do you Travel?

I am local to Missoula, MT, but regularly travel all over the state. Flathead valley, Bozeman and Billings being the most frequented.

How long have you been doing this?

I started dabbling in photography in high school. With my graduation money, I bought my first DSLR. From there, I practiced and shot everything I could. In 2012 I started my business under the name of Nature by Design Photography. Moving states in 2018 brought a lot of change, and rebranding. Long story short, in 2022 I will have been doing photography professionally for 10 years.


Erickson Family

We were lucky enough to have Rachel do our family pictures in October 2022! She did an incredible job with our family, dog, and horse. She is so patient and really goes the extra mile!


Miranda + Family

Highly recommend Rachel! She did our family shoot and made us feel comfortable. It was a chilly day, but so worth it. Thank you for doing such a phenomenal job on our family photos!! Maternity photos are next ♥️♥️ and we can’t wait!


McKenna W.

Rachel was an absolute joy to work with! She made us feel very comfortable and had us laughing the entire shoot. Not to mention how friendly Rachel was when I was setting up the session with her. We are ecstatic about the pictures we got back and can’t express enough how amazing they are! The quality of the images are top notch and the editing looks natural and effortless. I couldn’t beleive how professional yet personal Rachel was.
I would HIGHLY recommend her to everyone 🙂

Follow Along




Available for hire in NW Montana. Travel: I regularly make trips to Bozeman, MT; and if I can book a few sessions, I am available to make trips to WA, and ID.

Contact Me