Having photos of my child and our family to look back on in years to come, (or even months to come as they change so fast) has always been important to me as I love photographs. Getting photographs of William wasn’t always easy. His ASD means that he has his own agenda a lot of the time and does things his way. The typical “say cheese, look at the camera” type photography doesn’t always work with him. But having Rachel take our photographs for the last three years has changed it all completely because she photographs him as he is. If he wants to run around the same tree 40 times that’s okay. If he needs to be thrown in the air again and again that’s okay too.  She photographs him doing just that. Whatever he wants to do and feels happy doing is what she wants to do and is happy to do too. Before our first shoot I worried about how it would go. But it was perfect for us as a family. We had our first set when he was 20 months, and have had them every year since. William is comfortable and happy around Rachel and it shows in our photographs. I didn’t want to go to a shoot where the photographer was posing him or trying to get him to smile because I knew he wouldn’t respond to that. Rachel is the opposite, she photographs him as he is and the smiles and laughter are all his own. I absolutely treasure all of the photographs she has taken of us as a family because they are real, full of love and show our son as we know and adore him.

I loved the idea of a maternity photo shoot to capture that fleeting moment before motherhood but having never done anything like it before I was ever so slightly nervous in the hours before the shoot. I needn’t have worried. Rachel set me at ease from the off. Distracting me with her own stories of pregnancy and motherhood. She was so easy to talk to and very funny we laughed for the duration, I kind of forgot that I was in the middle of calderstones park. The hunt for ‘shiny’ patches was all part of the fun. Whether as s present for a partner, loved one or yourself. I’d highly recommend Rachel and the maternity shoot. Not only do I have great memories of my pregnancy I also have the photos. Thanks so much Rachel xx

Thank you Rachel for the most wonderful photos of my daughter and her cousins – the shoot was great and the pictures really capture their personalities and spirit! I can’t recommend Rachel highly enough; she was fantastic at getting the children to relax and play, and the photos represent all of their moods from reflective and beautiful to quirky, cheeky and fun. The quality of the light in the shots is amazing. Will definitely book her again for another shoot!

Oh my god! I love them so much, I’m all emotional! Thanks so much. I’ll treasure these photos forever! 

Rachel shot our little boys Naming Day and she was absolutely wonderful. She wasn’t intrusive whatsoever so you forgot that she was there. You could almost call Rachel a ninja photographer!!! She is so incredibly lovely, it was a joy to have her there. Can’t wait to see the pictures, we have no doubt that they will be amazing. Thanks again Rachel

Rachel did a family photoshoot for us. She was fantastic, put us completely at ease and the experience didn’t feel awkward at all. Our toddler daughter was a little unsure at first and Rachel was so patient and relaxed. We are thrilled with the photographs, there’s so many and we love them. They really captured the natural type of family photo we wanted as neither Jamie or I feel comfortable being posed for too long. Couldn’t recommend more! Thanks Rachel!!

Thank you Rachel for the most wonderful photos of my daughter and her cousins – the shoot was great and the pictures really capture their personalities and spirit! I can’t recommend Rachel highly enough; she was fantastic at getting the children to relax and play, and the photos represent all of their moods from reflective and beautiful to quirky, cheeky and fun. The quality of the light in the shots is amazing. Will definitely book her again for another shoot!

I couldn’t wait for Rachel to photograph our children. Rachel is a natural with children and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Her photographs are magical and really capture the subjects’ personality. Her wedding photography is not only beautiful but she has the ability, despite having never met the guests before, to tune into who is important in your lives and to capture the joy and humour that often get lost in more traditional posed photography. Wonderful!

If you ever have the chance to have Rachel take your photograph, then you should take it. Take it and consider it a privilege! She has just got such an amazing gift, a gift that can turn the shyest and most awkward of subjects (me) to produce something that seems so natural and effortless. Her absorbing personality made laugh so much.  We had the most inhospitable day, the wind was fierce and the sun only peaked out for moments at a time. This didn’t deter Rachel, she was able to capture all the energy and vibrancy of that morning to produce the most amazing pictures. I wouldn’t have done this if it wasn’t for Rachel. She made the whole experience so much fun as she Herself is so much fun. I don’t have any photos of my previous pregnancies and feel so lucky to have my big bump captured by her. What a fantastic experience. Thank you Rachel.

Rachel takes the most amazingly natural and loving photographs, I literally couldn’t be happier with our photos! She’s a warm and kind person, very natural with children. Highly recommend!

I cannot recommend Rachel highly enough. We had the most amazing morning at our local park, she captured my boys personalities, doing what they do best-getting muddy and having fun,no cheesy fake smiles!! Rachel got leaves thrown at her and got so involved in their playing which completely shows in the photos. I couldn’t be more happy with the photos, now I just need to choose which to print! Thankyou so much Rachel xx

I absolutely LOVE my gallery, the photos are so beautiful, the colours are so vivid and you’ve captured us all so naturally. My bump photo shoot and the shots are all I’d imagined and so much more, you made me feel so relaxed and happy and my very natural smiles with lots of laughter portray this. Thank you so much again, you made the shoot so relaxed and enjoyable for me and all of us, I will cherish these photos and special memories they will hold for us,

 

 

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