Hi! I'm Rachel, a naturally smiley, friendly northerner who loves to hang out with you on your wedding day & take photos that transport you right back to the heart & soul of your best day ever.


What is your style and approach on the day?

Think of me as your friend, therapist, sounding board, odd job lady as well as your photographer. I'll be there by your side if you need me as well as in the background clicking away discretely capturing moments you might otherwise miss. I do like to steal you away for couples portraits at some point in the day but I promise it won't take long. We will have fun with it and allow you to just enjoy being alone together (ok with little old me tagging along!) and be in the moment.

Are you LGBTQ+ friendly?

Absolutely! Variety is the spice of life and makes my job even more interesting and exciting!

We are super awkward in front of the camera, how do you combat this?

Me too! which is why I hide behind mine haha! I've been told I'm quite good at putting people at ease. My job is to distract you from the camera and bring out authentic smiles and emotion. I use prompts and general chit chat and encourage lots of connection and movement in my photo sessions. I offer a pre-wedding shoot which is a great opportunity to get to know each other and have a practice run before the big day.

How soon after the wedding will we receive our photos?

Your full gallery is usually received between 4-6 weeks, during busy times this could be longer. However, you will get a sneak preview usually within 48 hours after your day just to tide you over.


Can we put 10 stars? Incredible!!! From our first interaction with Rachel, it was clear how passionate she was about capturing those special moments. Myself and my partner were not the most comfortable in front of the camera and Rachel suggested a belated engagement shoot as an opportunity to get to know one another and discover our own unique style. Rachel made us feel at ease from the first click of the camera, with her sense of humour and confident yet relaxed approach to the shoot. On the day Rachel slotted right into the wedding party and went about capturing everything that we asked for and more! She was even there to help with a wedding dress malfunction. We could not be happier and I doubt anyone who takes up the opportunity to secure her services ever could be. Rachel is now our go-to for any big event. We can't thank you enough and for the record, you absolutely smashed it!!!!

Michelle + Ian

I can honestly say, Rachel captured stunning and unique pictures of our wedding day. We are extremely happy with the service and photographs received. Rachel invested a lot of her time and showed interest in all of our requirements, delivering not only a friendly and warm service but also some memories for us to treasure forever. I highly recommend Rachel O’Donnell Photography and will be using her again for sure!

Arianna + Lawrence

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