Capturing precious moments … Creating timeless portraits …

South London Family Photographer – Bespoke fine art lifestyle and documentary family photography

Rachel Rimell is a high end fine art family and child photographer specialising in the finest quality bespoke documentary and lifestyle family, baby and maternity photography, based 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 and documentary 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.

A premium photographer for families that value the highest-calibre natural and real portraits with timeless appeal. Offering outstanding customer service for a truly personalised and bespoke experience to create stunning family heirlooms that will be treasured for a lifetime and for generations to come.

On location or at home. Standard and ultimate luxury ‘Day in the life’ sessions available. Contact me for more information and a brochure.

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All about me

Hi – I’m Rachel, a high end documentary and lifestyle fine art family photographer in London. I want to help you capture your special moments as a family, creating beautiful works of art from your ‘ordinary’ 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 and everyone in between. A former ‘Professional Photographer of the Year’ finalist and internationally featured and published, I bring a wealth of technical expertise and experience to my photography which underpins my warmth and enthusiasm for taking stunning, 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. Book now

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Documentary family photographer London What I did on my summer holidays! - So the summer holidays are over! Yey/boo depending on your perspective! As is traditional the first back to school project is an essay on what I did on my summer holidays, so I thought I’d post just a small video

Ketchup & Cornflakes: the blog

south London family photographer Parenthood Volume 1 - I am absolutely honoured to be featured amongst such huge talent in Parenthood Collection Volume 1, a collection of photographs documenting the real and the raw of parenthood in everyday life. The collection has been curated by Alex Bagley, creator
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Fine art documentary and 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.