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It’s great to meet you.

My passion is Wedding, Newborn and milestones– I’ve been a photographer for over six years now, and I can honestly say I love my job!

I love real emotion; bringing tears of joy to families and putting a smile on people’s faces is what I crave.
I consider myself honoured to be a part of so many magical and precious moments. Who wouldn’t love that?

I have always had a keen interest in photography. I was and still am that annoying mum (to my children) with a camera, snapping away, I genuinely enjoy capturing moments, and you can’t put a price on a photograph sometimes.

What I wouldn’t give for a lovely photo of my mum and me in my home.

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Photographing a wedding or a newborn baby gives me the chance to create the most wonderful memories for them.

I’m able to photograph emotion, connection, love and new beginnings!
It allows me to freeze time within that photo, these are moments to treasure and I love what I do.

I adore all the beautiful children that come into my studio and ensure each session is as relaxed and child-focused as possible. I believe that a beautiful portrait of your child or family should portray so much more than just a smile.

It’s lovely to reconnect with people, whether I’ve done your wedding photography and you have returned with your beautiful baby or it started as a bump and you have allowed me to capture your growing family, It’s a very humble feeling to be a part of so many milestones.

I source my props from all over the world, that said, I still love supporting small local businesses too, and these will be available for you to choose from on the day of your session.
I love discovering new ways to perfect my photographic skills, to make my photographs even more beautiful, it’s the kind of art where you’re always trying new ways to create that ‘wow’ factor, that moment that will stick in your mind forever.

I have attended various training courses and I still do attend some now, I’ve covered all sorts of areas of my business such as weddings, Newborns, Families, web site/the technical stuff (not that I’m very tech at all) as Iʼm a big believer in investing in yourself and continuing to develop.
I don’t pretend to know it all, far from it, but I do love to be creative, every day can bring a new challenge, and boy do I love that challenge!


Anyone who knows me would say that I try to seek perfection in everything I do. I work with the vision that future generations will see your photographs of your family and friends.
I have always loved capturing those special moments you just never realised at the time.
As a family, we often have a flick through old photos – I love prints! and have a good old giggle, with a few awh’s!’ every photograph is a memory!’

I often wish I’d had the photo opportunities available now when my children were little, even down to an excellent old Snapchat/Instagram filter. I love it!

I’ve happily married my husband and best friend Dan for over seventeen years. We have four beautiful children, two of each! We are incredibly proud of each of them. They all grow up to be hardworking, amazing people with big hearts. Their nanna would be super proud, too, gosh I miss my mum ღ 

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Whether I’m photographing your wedding day or your newborn baby, I want to make your photographs the most beautiful, meaningful collection of memories you’ll ever have.

I would love the opportunity to work with you and your families.

Rachael ღ  x


baby boy in his parents hands at his newborn session at rachael phillips photography in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire