Capturing precious moments … Creating timeless portraits …

Lifestyle Family Photographer - South London

Rachel Rimell is a boutique family and child photographer specialising in the finest quality maternity, newborn & baby, child and family 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 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.

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

On location or at home.

Rachel Rimell lifestyle family Photographer South London, Sydenham, Crystal Palace

All about me

Hi - I’m Rachel, a 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 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. I like to think of it as capturing the ketchup and cornflakes moments of life.

Recent sessions

South London family photographer – Wimbledon maternity photographer

maternity photography south London

I had a weekend full of maternity shoots – as the old adage goes good things come in threes! Sarah was the first of my gorgeous mamas-to-be, based in Wimbledon. One of the great things about being a London family

London family photographer – Fulham maternity photography session

South London family photographer maternity session Fulham

“Daddy never smiles for photos” according to 6-year-old Alicia! Well I do like a challenge and I’m pleased to say I did manage to get Kaveh to crack a smile! And who wouldn’t with such a gorgeous family about to

Photography for parents workshops

I often get asked how I get such lovely images of the children and families that I photograph. Obviously you can’t have a professional with you all the time! Jargon-free and easy to understand, my group workshops will help you take better family photos every day of the year.


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, Wimbledon, Balham, Clapham and Wandsworth. North London and south east England photoshoots also available by arrangement.