Capturing precious moments … Creating timeless portraits …

Fine Art Lifestyle and Documentary Family Photographer – London

Rachel Rimell is a fine art family and child photographer specialising in the finest quality bespoke family, baby and maternity documentary lifestyle photography in south London. Capturing stunning, unique and natural portraits, documenting everyday family life as timeless works of fine art.

“Stunning photos … heartwarming stuff … Rachel is both talented and lovely to work with,” Natasha, Clapham

Highly accomplished, with 20 years experience, creating exceptionally-beautiful imagery for your family to treasure for a lifetime. Bringing a lifestyle approach to family photography, Rachel creates natural and relaxed family portraits with a contemporary yet classic, timeless feel – capturing those precious memories as a unique snapshot in time.

No fixed grins, no awkward poses: just natural personalities, gestures and expressions shining through to create relaxed yet elegant portraits that capture the true essence of your family.

Outstanding customer service for a truly personalised and bespoke experience coupled with the highest-calibre prestige prints and centrepiece artwork to cherish for years to come.

On location or at home.

rachel rimell - crystal palace south london photographer

All about me

Hi – I’m Rachel, a documentary and lifestyle family photographer in London. I want to help you capture your special moments as a family, creating beautiful works of art that you will treasure for a lifetime.

I cut my teeth as a professional press photographer over 20 years ago and I have been passionate about taking photos of people – and places for that matter – ever since. I have photographed all walks of life from the Royal Family to sheep farmers and everything in between. I bring a wealth of technical expertise and experience to my photography which underpins my warmth and enthusiasm for taking stunningly-unique and timeless images.

My philosophy is to bring my reportage background and a lifestyle approach to create relaxed yet elegant, unaffected portraits of your family that are true to you and capture the essence of your family. Whether at home or on location at your favourite haunt, I want to document what makes you ‘you’ and bring those memories to life as beautiful, stylish works of fine art that you and your children will cherish, creating works of art that are as unique as you and your family. I like to think of it as capturing the ketchup and cornflakes moments of life.

Recent sessions

South London documentary family photographer Tooting LONDON NATURAL DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER – TOOTING FAMILY SESSION - We had to play a bit of telephone tennis to get this Tooting family photography session set up and we had a reschedule when the builders weren’t finished, but it was all worth it in the end when I finally
South London family photographer Greenwich GREENWICH NATURAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER – LONDON FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER - It’s always lovely to get a recommendation: it’s even better when someone has seen your photos on a friend’s wall and they ask for your number! Last year I did some lovely photographs as a London children’s photographer of a

Ketchup & Cornflakes: the blog

South London documentary family photographer Forest Hill Me in the Huffington Post - A round up of my recent articles in the Huffington Post in case you missed them! Ever wondered how to look great in photos? Here are my top tips. Not a natural in front of the camera? How to have
London documentary family photographer Crystal Palace How to use you phone camera like a pro! - Lugging a great big camera around can be tiring and even I, as a London lifestyle and documentary family photographer, don’t have a ‘proper’ camera on me at all times. The best camera you have is always the one you


Fine art lifestyle family photographer – south London. Covering all areas of south east and south west London including Blackheath & Greenwich, Bromley, Beckenham, Forest Hill, Dulwich & East Dulwich, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Streatham, Tooting, Wimbledon, Balham, Clapham and Wandsworth. North London and south east England photoshoots also available by arrangement.