Documenting the everyday moments of family life as stunning works of art

London Family Photographer – Premium documentary and lifestyle family photography

A published, multi international award-winning, London family photographer documenting the beautiful in the ordinary everyday moments. Stunning, unique and natural family portraits to treasure for a lifetime.

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

A unique London family photo experience – simple, unaffected, authentically you.

No fixed grins, no awkward poses: just natural personalities, gestures and expressions shining through to create relaxed, genuine family portraits.

It’s the little details and the small moments that make up your family story – the toys scattered on the floor; the teenagers raiding the fridge; the scrunched up nose at a family ‘in’ joke; the ‘pet lip’ on the cusp of a tantrum; the tiny mucky handprints on the wall. Real life – meaningful, sometimes a little crazy round the edges, organic and unscripted – not Insta-life!

Signature and ultimate luxury ‘Day in the life’ London family photography sessions available. Contact me for more information and a brochure.

London vacation family photography sessions available by arrangement

Bespoke personalised service with a focus on exceptional quality and highest-calibre fine art prints and products.

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All about me

Hi – I’m Rachel. I’m passionate about capturing your special moments as a family, creating beautiful works of art from your ‘ordinary’ that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Memories are not created in a studio with a white backdrop, with fixed grins and matching outfits and ‘no-hair-out-of-place’ perfect hairstyles. They’re created in the everyday moments – the fleeting smiles and crashing tantrums and the snuggles on the sofa and the sitting down to dinner together and the running through the woods and the asleep in the back of the car on the way home. All the tiny details and seemingly ‘ordinary’ moments of your life that weave together to tell your story.

Highly accomplished with over 20 years experience I have photographed all walks of life from the Royal Family to sheep farmers and everything and everyone in between. Published, exhibited and  multi international award-winning, I have been featured in The Guardian, Vogue and legendary photographer Rankin’s This is Britain book. I have been previously shortlisted as Professional Photographer of the Year and featured in the 2018 Women Behind the Lens exhibition in Central London. I am also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. I bring a reportage approach to create a unique family photography experience making relaxed yet elegant, unaffected portraits of your family that capture the essence of you and your story. Book now

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Recent sessions

Documentary baby photography London A ‘Fresh 48’ newborn photography session in London. The new trend in natural baby photography. - It seems like an age since I got to cuddle a brand new squishy baby and do a newborn photography session! I was so excited to finally meet newborn baby Lawrence for a Fresh 48 newborn baby photography session in
London day in the life family photography Documenting the everyday of family life: Forest Hill family photographer Horniman Gardens - I first photographed Ben and Catherine and their family over three years ago at one of their – and my – favourite haunts, the Horniman Gardens. I was delighted when Ben contacted me again to say he was surprising Catherine

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The Guardian Women Behind the Lens London documentary photographer Women Behind the Lens Exhibition - I am delighted to have been chosen to participate in the 2018 Women Behind the Lens exhibition organised by Picfair and The Guardian. You can see my image Pizza Heaven and the rest of the exhibition throughout November at The
Bromley London motherhood portrait photography Stories of modern motherhood. Tattooed Mamas: Motherhood and Identity - Have you ever felt that the role of motherhood has overshadowed who you were before? Who you still are under all the trips to the playground and family-friendly restaurants and learning to ride a bike and the nappy changes and

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Location

Documentary family photographer – South London. Offering London family photography session across all areas of south east, south west and central 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 family photography sessions also available by arrangement.