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Our afternoon with Rachel was a delight. From the moment we met we were completely at ease, not a simple task for us camera shy types. We gave photos to the grandparents for Christmas and they were delighted. You really captured our tree climbing daughter in the pictures. Thank you so much.


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. Thanks again Rachel


Rachel has done two family photoshoots for us and we can’t recommend her highly enough. Rachel instantly put us at ease and was wonderful with our camera-shy children. She was in no rush to take photos, just wanted the children to feel comfortable and to be themselves. It was like having a play in the park with great company. We are over the moon with the photos and they capture the children’s personalities perfectly. Thank you so much


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


I had a wonderful morning with Rachel, my mum and my daughter having a family photoshoot. Rachel put my young daughter at ease instantly and we all really enjoyed ourselves in the park and have some amazing photos to keep! I cannot recommend Rachel highly enough!!


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.


We adore our photos! Rachel was so lovely and really captured our little boy so perfectly. She was great with him and put him at ease straight away. She is so friendly and easy to get along with and so it feels like you are out for a walk with a friend who has brought their camera. Definitely recommend her for family shoots and will use her again in the future for sure.


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


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!