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I absolutely adore my couples and like to keep them well after their wedding is over. Here are some nice things that they’ve said about me!


Everything happens for a reason and finding Rachel to photograph our wedding was meant to be!! When we first met Rachel for a pre wedding chat, we instantly felt comfortable around her. On the day, Rachel fitted in amazingly with our family and friends and it was as if we’d all known her forever. She made us laugh from start to finish and was just a pleasure to be around! We love our photographs and we will cherish them forever! We can’t thank you enough! All our love. Mr & Mrs H


We cannot recommend Rachel highly enough… I searched for a photographer that would capture our day naturally in a documentary style. I found Rachel by a touch of fate… from the first point of contact she has been an absolute dream. Rachel throws herself into her work and takes the time to get to know you and in return you get to meet a wonderful person who truly cares about getting the best for you on the day. By the time the big day comes Rachel will be a friendly face to keep you calm, she will fit into your day as though you have known her for years.

After receiving our photos we know 100% there was not another photographer that could have captured our day so perfectly.

We laughed and smiled throughout the day with Rachel, which you can see throughout our amazing photos.

Thank you for playing such an important part in our day and capturing so many wonderful memories for us to cherish for years to come


We can’t recommend Rachel highly enough – what a wonderful human and amazingly talented photographer! Rachel is so kind and lovely and instantly puts you at ease – we felt like we’d known her for years. Rachel photographed our wedding in July and did a fantastic job. Not only have we got beautiful shots of us as couple/with our families, we also have an amazing array of photos of all of our guests, laughing, chatting and dancing. The photos really capture the warmth and happiness of the day and show the day as it was. Rachel has got brilliant attention to detail and has produced some really stunning shots. We’re over the moon that we have such wonderful photos – thank you so much Rachel!


We met Rachel when she was photographing a friends wedding, and we loved her instantly. She is so warm, and makes everyone feel at ease instantly. We were delighted when she was available to photograph our wedding. From the moment we booked Rachel, she was an absolute delight. When we met her at the venue (which is my Dads house), she was seeing things and possible photo opportunities that I haven’t seen in all the years I had lived there. Rachel asked all sorts of questions and ensured she knew who everyone was so she could be sure to keep an eye on them on the day and capture any key moments.
When the day came, Rachel was immediately part of the bridal party and was making sure everyone was OK, and helping where she could, all while capturing the most amazing photographs, I have no idea how she got round as many places as she did!
Rachel managed to capture some some moments that I didn’t believe could be photographed. Those moments that words cant describe…. and are normally impossible to photograph. In her photos, Rachel captures the emotions of the day and has made them into the most beautiful photos, which can be treasured for a life time.
Words cant express how happy we are with the photos, and what they mean to us. We cannot recommend Rachel highly enough.
Thank you Rachel. You are wonderful!


Rachel, Marc and I are blown away by these. We absolutely love them. You know how talented we think you are, but I really want to shout it from the rooftops!! I know I’ll look at these photos a squillion times. Not just today or tomorrow, but years and years (and hopefully) years from now.  You’ve captured some amazing moments and shots of people who we love which we get to keep forever thanks to you.  You Mrs Ryan are a Wonder Woman through and through!!


They say a picture says a thousand words so what can we say? Rachel, you captured our wedding day perfectly and every time we look at the photos, happy moments come flooding back. We love the way the natural happiness was captured on film as opposed to the “smile for the camera images”; these are the ones we value the most and that can never be re-created.
If you are planning a wedding you need to check this fabulous photographer out. Her portfolio of consistently incredible shots is nothing short of impressive yet she has her own unique style that sets her apart from the many other photographers out there. She will get to know you before the big day and meet your style perfectly and do whatever she has to in order to get the perfect shot (including standing in the middle of Hope St with cars swerving everywhere but that picture is one of my favourites)!
Rachel also has a very valuable skill with the ability to capture the most intimate moments yet is never intrusive; she mingled with everyone and blended seamlessly on the day and so many people commented on how lovely she was and still ask after her, many months on! She was the most welcome addition and we laughed non-stop in the midst of the chaos all day! She made the whole process so easy and fun!
Rachel is not just a photographer there to take a picture; she is someone who will craft an image that you probably never had the vision for and you will be absolutely thrilled with the final pictures. We cannot recommend her highly enough. Rachel, you truly are such an amazingly gifted photographer and I’m so happy we met you; you were the final piece of our wedding dream and we are so grateful for everything. Anyone getting married definitely looks this girl up; she will capture the most wonderful memories that will last you a lifetime and that in itself is priceless.
Thank you for everything,
Lots of love


Choosing Rachel to photograph our wedding was one of the best wedding decisions we made (aside from maybe marrying each other…) and we were thrilled with the photos she produced. Thank you!


So pleased we found Rachel for our wedding photographer! On the day she made us feel relaxed and had fun. Our photos are AMAZING we love them so much!!


I don’t even know where to begin when writing this review! Rachel is just incredible. We absolutely loved having her as our photographer as she made us feel so at ease and we had such a laugh! You can tell Rachel adores her job and she is an amazing artist. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone, in fact we’ll be seeing her again soon at my friend’s wedding! We feel so lucky to have Rachel’s photographs as our memory of the best day ever. Thank you Rachel, you are awesome xxx


Rachel photographed our wedding a couple of weeks ago and we knew from the moment we met her she was the photographer for us (I was personally loving the matching sunshine yellow pumps and bag ) I could’ve written this review before I’d seen a single picture, I had no doubt they’d be amazing and they are. Rachel is an incredibly talented person and alongside this she’s warm, perceptive and genuinely interested in you and your day. If you haven’t found a photographer for your wedding yet, you have now.


I am a graphic designer so work with images and photos every day – I knew exactly what I wanted (Darrell trusted my judgement on this one, and what a fab judgement it was….. Even if I do say so myself ha). I researched for weeks and weeks! I knew I wanted a documentary style photographer with a relaxed feel, no crazy filters or Photoshop effects. Having been a bridesmaid 5 times I also wanted a female photographer as they are so much more understanding of how you’re feeling – takes one to know one and all that jazz. When I found Rachel’s website I loved everything about her photos from the colours and angles to the natural styling and relaxed ‘models’. Her black and white photos also stood out massively. From the quality of her photos I couldn’t believe we could get her in our budget, she was far and above anything we had seen. From Rachel’s first email I really felt at ease – she oozes positivity and obviously LOVES weddings and her job. I can’t put into words how happy we are with the photos and service we have received!!


From our very first meeting with Rachel we felt relaxed yet excited due to Rachel’s professional yet friendly and passionate personality – we trusted her to capture our day immediately! When our big day arrived we all felt completely at ease and really enjoyed the time we spent with Rachel having our photographs taken. We love Rachel’s natural approach to photography and her incredible attention to detail. This resulted in many wonderful photographs and memories that we will treasure forever- in fact we were blown away with the sheer amount of photographs we got back from Rachel, every single one edited- amazing!! I will be recommending Rachel to any future brides – we really were over the moon that we chose you, Thank you so much 


I couldn’t speak highly enough of Rachel or recommend her more. When we met up with her she was professional but so friendly. She listened to exactly what we wanted from our wedding photos and really wanted to know who we were and what we were about. She made us feel so at ease and our photos are beautiful. She always got back to me straight away and was so focused on me, despite having other things to do no doubt! But made me feel special on my wedding day and after. She is an amazing photographer and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her or indeed use her for future photos of my family. Thank you Rachel for such amazing wedding photos!