Author: rachel rimel

Rain rain go away: How to take photos of kids in bad weather

Documentary and lifestyle family photographer London

When it’s gloomy outside it can be hard to muster the enthusiasm to get the kids outdoors. And with no colour in the air or leaves on the trees it can be difficult to find inspiration for photographing children. Even

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Real life not insta life: compelling fine art portraits that capture the essence of your family.

London day in the life documentary family photographer

Ever thought your house is too cluttered for an in-home photo session? Too small? How about too dark? Not finished the decorating yet? As a south London lifestyle and documentary family photographer I often hear this and it’s the number

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“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

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Unpredictable, unscripted, organic: why lifestyle or documentary portraits?

South London lifestyle baby photography

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

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What I did on my summer holidays!

Documentary family photographer London

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

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North Sea blues – dancing in the waves

London family photographer Clapham

We recently spent a week in Northumberland – where I was brought up – at my parents’ house. I miss the beach in my life. But it was such a joy to see my children finding such simple pleasure and

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Bathtime is a serious affair in our household!

London lifestyle photographer Clapham

My kids take bath time very seriously – donning safety goggles and all! The littlest sometimes takes the brunt of the splashing from the biggest and it’s all a bit too much. It’s easy to get frustrated in the moment

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Top tips for photographing kids

London family photographer Greenwich

As a London documentary family photographer I often get asked how I get such lovely images of the children that I photograph. Kids are notoriously unwilling to play ball when you get the camera out as parents will know too

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London natural documentary family photographer – Brockwell Park family session

South London documentary lifestyle family photography Herne Hill

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

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Me in the Huffington Post

South London documentary family photographer Forest Hill

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

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