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

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
South London documentary lifestyle family photography Herne Hill London natural documentary family photographer – Brockwell Park family session - This was not only a delightful south London family photo session, but also one of the loveliest and thoughtful birthday presents. Rory and his daughter Freya booked me to do a family photography session for wife and mother Siobhan. The

Ketchup & Cornflakes: the blog

“Those digital files look great on the wall” said no one ever! Celebrate the ordinary with stunning works of fine art. - So when did you last take a photograph? And when did you last print one?  I’m willing to bet you probably took at least one photo today on your phone. But I’ll bet you haven’t printed any photos in a
South London lifestyle baby photography Unpredictable, unscripted, organic: why lifestyle or documentary portraits? - As a south London documentary and lifestyle family photographer it will be no surprise that I have a love of photographs and documenting family life. One way or another I’ve been documenting the lives of my children since the moment


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.