Where am I located ?
I am based in Colchester, Essex but travel all over the South of England and beyond ! My furthest weddings to date have been Cornwall & Manchester and love a London wedding.
Do I work alone ?
Not always ! I usually do, and am quite happy working all day on my own, but occasionally it's more ideal to have a second shooter with me. In those circumstanced I have a bank of trusted second shooters who have been working with me and would happily step into a wedding if a second shooter is required.
What happens if I'm unwell on the day of the wedding ?
I really hope this never happens but if I was to be unavailable on your wedding day then I am lucky to have a lovely network of wedding photography friends who would step in at a moments notice; as I would for them without hesitation.
How long do you have to wait for your images ?
Typically around 2 to 3 weeks for Intimate Weddings and 4-6 weeks to deliver images from a Full Day Wedding. At the height of a wedding season the timings may be extended by a week or two.
How many images do you receive ?
It would depend on your package & but as a guide you should receive : 200+ images for an Intimate Wedding 450+ for a half day 550+ for a full day 750+ for a full day and second shooter
What equipment do I use ?
I am a proud Nikon girl ! I own two Z-Series full frame Nikon cameras and love them to pieces. The backlit sensor is a little piece of wizardry within the cameras, allowing it to pick up detail in shadows that my naked eye can't see. I also have a number of beautiful prime lenses, all waiting to capture your day.
Do I do group photos ?
Absolutely. Just because I shoot the majority of the day in reportage style doesn't mean I rule out group shots. I usually advise my couples to keep the list short-ish or they'll end up getting quite fed up, but sort all this out with them ahead of the day itself.
Am I fully insured ?
Yes, I have both Public Liability & Professional Indemnity insurance & happy to provide insurance certificates if the venues require them.
Does it matter if I haven't worked at your venue before ?
I get asked this question quite a bit but the answer is not at all. In fact I love discovering new venues. I would make a point of meeting you at your venue to familiarise myself with it and discover why you have chosen the venue, so I can make sure I incorporate all your favourite spots in the photos throughout the day. I also like to check what types of trees are in the gardens [whether they are evergreen or deciduous] and make a note of the shrubs too, so I have a feel of what would look good at different times of the year. However, if you have any further concerns please just ask me.
Do I offer Black & White images ?
I always photograph everything in colour and provide couples with a full-colour gallery with a few images that work fabulously in black & white. If you have a particular preference then please just let me know.
Rachèl is the most incredible photographer! We were absolutely overwhelmed with the way she captured our special day! She was an absolute pleasure to be with too, such a lovely person! We couldn’t recommend her more!!
Rachèl was our photographer for our Wedding & she captured the day in the most wonderful way. From our initial meeting where we discussed what we wanted from the day and what pictures we would like, it got us really excited for the day and the results that were to come! As our wedding was in Cheshire outside of the normal area of coverage, Rachèl did all the research prior to meeting us to ensure the locations would be what we wanted which was amazing. The day itself went seemlessly and we’ve got pictures capturing moments that I didn’t even know were going on or ones that I didn’t know were being taken which is a great way to see them back. The pictures of my husband and I we will treasure forever and capture the happiness on the day perfectly. We can’t thank you enough!!
Rachèl was absolutely brilliant, she captured all of the photos that we requested, and so many special moments throughout our wedding day. She was very discreet and didn’t pull us away for too long, so we were able to enjoy every bit of our day and have plenty of time with our guests. The photos are all beautiful! Thank you so much.
We would highly recommend Rachel to our friends and family. She was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process and of course on our big day. She communicated with us a good amount beforehand which was really reassuring and helpful. She even threw in a free pre-wedding shoot to help us get comfortable in front of the camera and this was so helpful and made us feel at ease. Rachel went above and beyond on our actual wedding day, including running out in the pouring rain to grab the dogs for a quick photo shoot with us before they went home, which meant the world to us, especially as one of our dogs suddenly passed away not long after our wedding day, so we will cherish these photos even more. She is an extremely talented photographer and you would be lucky to have her as your photographer. Thanks again Rachel x
I met Rachel at a wedding fair and instantly fell in love with her and her work! She really does make you feel at ease. I instantly felt relaxed and myself around her, which is so important when having your photos taken for your wedding! I knew I had found a photographer perfect for us! She really is a fantastic photographer and the photos we received from our day are perfect! From helping me adjust my dress to making sure our day ran smoothly. We love that fact she knew all the beautiful places at our venue for the most amazing shots! Rachel really goes above and beyond! I cannot recommend her enough! X
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