fun, natural and informal photography

WEDDING

Memories can fade but your photographs will last you a lifetime

NOTTINGHAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi!…  If you haven’t guessed yet, my name is Rachael! I’m an award winning wedding photographer in Nottingham.
I’m a fun and relaxed wedding photographer offering creative and natural wedding photography throughout the east midlands and afar!

Every wedding is unique! It goes without saying that you will put an enormous amount of time and effort into creating your perfect wedding day and it’s important for me that your photographs are a true reflection of every part of your day, even down to all of those little details that you’ve spent months planning.

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I LOVE TO CAPTURE, RAW,

Genuine emotions


Follow your heart – Choosing your 
wedding photographer is not a decision to be taken lightly. After all, when your special day is over,  the dress has been worn and packed away, the cake has been eaten, and your guests have gone home, you are left with your memories – Memories can fade, but your photographs will last you a lifetime, so admire, enjoy, show them off and treasure them.

I pride myself on making clients feel comfortable and at ease when capturing those special moments of their day, and I love surprising them with candid shots that they didn’t even know I had taken.

When couples view their pictures so many times, they’re amazed, saying, ‘I don’t remember that?’ that’s why it is so important to choose the right wedding photographer for you! And because you are still here enjoying my site, I’m hoping that’s me.

MY

STYLE

Storytelling!
So, you have booked the venue, and now you need to find a photographer. But with so many wedding photographers out there, who do you choose?
Well, the fact that you are reading this is a good start!

My style is fun, relaxed and natural, with a few guided poses to get those portraits we all love.
No single event better encapsulates all the emotions we go through than a wedding. Excitement, nerves, relief, joy – it’s all there.

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I understand those feelings you are probably having right now about a camera being pointed at you! Please try not to worry; I like to take pride in my work and have a good relationship with my clients. I want to make sure you are relaxed by getting to know you both and being as informal and unobtrusive as possible, yet still trying to create images that capture your day in all its glory.

 

I offer a unique selection of creative portraits of the bride and groom – the perfect combination of photographic styles for your wedding day.

I do this by providing a mix of natural, candid pictures of you and your guests and a small handful of formal groups, leaving time for some playful, relaxed photos of your bridesmaids and groomsmen. 

 

I aim to show everyone enjoying your wedding day as it unfolds, not just recording which turned up even though this is something that I like, a lot of my couples love.

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YOUR SERVICE WAS ABSOLUTELY

OUTSTANDING

you’re a star

AFTER

It sounds very cliche, but it’s true. Your memories do fade, But thankfully, your beautiful wedding album will help keep all those memories alive. Hopefully, as fresh as the day I took them, it will then take you right back into that moment.

 

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I spend time selecting the best photos from the many photographs taken at your wedding. I then digitally perfect each individually to a very high standard before they are ready for your entire gallery.

Each of your photographs gets a lot of care and attention, and this will take around 3 – 6 weeks to complete, generally whilst you’re having a fabulous time on your honeymoon.

PAST CLIENTS

Some amazing reviews from my lovely clients

We absolutely love our wedding photos! I was cautious in choosing a photographer and I felt Rachael had a good eye. I wasn’t disappointed!
Viewing them and seeing the emotion in them bought back how I felt on that day. There are so many amazing ones, we’re going to struggle choosing which one to put on the wall above our fireplace.
Rachael was also very supportive leading up to our wedding, which was really appreciated when we had some difficult circumstances. I’m very grateful for that
HAPPY CLIENT

Lee & Mel

Rachael was our wedding photographer in August. She was superb!! Noting was too much trouble and she exceeded all of our expectations. The photos were stunning!! I can’t recommend Rachael highly enough!

HAPPY CLIENT

Ben & Hayley

We had Rachael for our Wedding last week, she was absolutely fantastic!
She arrived early to set up and get pictures of the venue before anyone arrived.
Though out the day she put us at ease as we were nervous about having pictures of us done as we’re not the most photogenic people, but she made us feel at ease with no pressure whatsoever.
The pictures we have seen so far have been perfect! Her attention to detail is amazing! We highly recommend her!
We are both so glad we went with you, Thank you Rachael
❤️

HAPPY CLIENT

Ben & Graeme

IT'S A LAY FLAT DESIGN

BEAUTIFUL ACRYLIC FRONTED

There is a choice of layouts for the front

TEXTURES AND FABRIC

There is choice different colours, textures and fabrics for the inside and out side of your album

A COMPLETE ALBUM SET

This is an example of a complete album set, it’s the album with a matching box and USB stick.

ANOTHER STUNNING WAY TO SHOWCASE

YOUR PHOTOS
With a folio box, it’s handcrafted with a selection of your prints; matted (as shown) or board-mounted prints 

 

PACKAGES

COLLECTION THREE

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£1,800

  • Full day coverage – from getting ready through till after the first dance (around 9:30 PM)
  • Typically a full day will give you at least 700 photos ready for you to choose what goes in your album
  • Pre-wedding consultation
  • Photos edited by myself in my own style
  • Evening slideshow – A selection of edited wedding photographs on a TV screen, giving you and your guests a sneaky peek before you see your main gallery
  • Fully edited online gallery – Normally ready within a few weeks
  • A Bespoke up tp 60 pages wedding album 12×12
  • 2x Matching parent albums 10×10
  • A download of all photographs ready to share on social media (low res logo)
  • Pre-wedding photoshoot – within 30 miles of Mansfield NG18
  • Twilight photography

COLLECTION TWO

bride and groom

£1,450

  • Full day coverage – from getting ready through till just after the first dance
  • Typically a full day will give you around 400-600 photos ready for you to choose what goes in your album
  • Photos edited by myself in my own style
  • Evening slideshow – A selection of edited wedding photographs on a TV screen, giving you and your guests a sneaky peek before you see your main gallery
  • Fully edited online gallery – Normally ready within a few weeks
  • A Bespoke up to 40 pages complete wedding album set (no limit on photos)
  • A download of all photographs ready to share on social media (low res logo)
  • Twilight photography

    COLLECTION ONE

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    £1,250

    • Full day coverage – up to 8 hours
    • Typically a full day will give you around 400-500 photos ready for you to choose what goes in your album
    • Photos edited by myself in my own style
    • Evening slideshow – A selection of edited wedding photographs on a TV screen, giving you and your guests a sneaky peek before you see your main gallery
    • Fully edited online gallery – Normally ready within a few weeks
    • A Bespoke 20 pages wedding album
    • A download of all photographs ready to share on social media (low res logo)

    NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF £200 WILL SECURE YOUR WEDDING DATE

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    JUST DIGITALS

     

    Whilst I highly recommend having an album to showcase the stunning photographs of your wedding day, I fully appreciate that this isn’t for everyone.

    So with that in mind, we can replace your wedding album with the High-resolution digital files in Collection one or Collection two.

    It will be agreed upon when booking; If you don’t tell me you wish to change, then, it will just be assumed you are going with your chosen package above with no changes.

    Then, of course, if you wish to add an album later, you can buy it at an additional cost.

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    MY  PROMISE TO YOU

    I PROMISE I WILL DO MY UTMOST TO CAPTURE YOUR DAYS AS IT UNFOLDS, CREATING SOME BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS TO TREASURE FOREVER.

    Without a doubt, choosing your photographer is a big decision, they will play an important role on your wedding day and are often around for many hours so it’s very important that you like them!

    I believe my job is to create timeless photos that you will treasure long after your wedding.
    Whether you plan a small, intimate wedding for the closest family and friends, or a massive celebration with many guests, it doesn’t matter.
    I would love the opportunity to create a set of lifelong photographs of your memories to cherish and share with you and your future generations.

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    AWARDS

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    SOME OF MY MOST ASKED

    QUESTIONS?

    CAN I SEE SOME OF YOUR PREVIOUS WORK?

    Absolutely!  A selection of my wedding Photographs is available to view here on my website. I also post regularly on my Facebook and Instagram. If you would like to view my work in person then I have a few sample Folio wedding albums, please let me know and we can arrange a meeting.

    DO WE NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?

    Yes, A deposit of £200 is payable when you confirm your booking (which reserves your wedding date) This is non-refundable – This comes off your total, and the balance is due four weeks before your wedding day...

    DO YOU HAVE A CONTRACT?

    Absolutely! I give all my clients a photography contract agreement that confirms your booking, dates, times, payments and terms.

    WE WOULD LIKE AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT, BUT WHAT DO WE WEAR ?

    First and foremost, you should feel comfortable. I usually advise my clients to avoid large logos, brands and loud patterns. Items that crease easily should also be avoided. Furthermore, shots look great when the couple are wearing clothing of a similar style and colour palette. I am happy to offer guidance here if required.

    HOW DO WE BOOK ?

    Once you’ve decided to engage my services, if it’s at a face-to-face meeting, we can complete the paperwork, if it’s online, I’ll send you a secure link to a private booking form, and when its completed, I’ll have the information needed for your contract. Once the contract has been signed, and the deposit paid, you’ll have booked your wedding date! Payments can be made by bank transfer or cash, or I can now take the amount via a contactless machine.

    DO YOU OFFER EXTRA ALBUMS FOR PARENTS ?

    Absolutely! They are very popular and most of my clients choose to have them.  I also find a lot of my clients also like to have something else to showcase their photos like our beautiful folio boxes and wall art to hang in their homes.

    DO WE NEED TO MEET BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY ?

    This is totally optional, but it is nice to be able to say “hi” in person. If you’re having a pre-wedding photoshoot then absolutely! If you’re not having a pre-wedding photoshoot we could always meet up for a tea and a chat, this isn’t always possible but we can still build up a relationship via messages/emails/video call, whatever works.

    DO WE RETAIN THE COPYRIGHTS OF THE PHOTOS ?

    As a photographer, I retain the copyright, but I give you the licence (as stated in the wedding contract) to use the photos as you wish BUT for personal use only! This does Include personal prints. You may use them on social media, and credit the images to me is always appreciated. I also ask that I can use some on social media and my website, but this is wholly dependent on your explicit permission, and a privacy form will be sent out to you at some point before your wedding.

    WHAT APPROACH DO YOU TAKE IN PHOTOGRAPHING A WEDDING ?

    I encourage all my couples to relax and let loose on their wedding day, to embrace whatever the day may throw at them, to laugh until their stomach ache, to dance until their feet hurt and enjoy every moment because those make the best memories. Capturing your wedding is one of the most important ways to tell your love story and one that I’m extremely honoured to be part of. Your wedding day forever captured in beautiful photographs will be something you will treasure forever! Don’t worry about the dress, it will get dirty at some point and guys, you may even split your pants – yes, it has happened before and yes I did capture it, haha but these make the best memorable images that will turn into wonderful memories. In years to come when looking back at your photos, I promise you will say ‘WE HAD THE BEST DAY EVER!’ I also love those photos you didn’t know I’d taken, raw genuine emotions and hilarious moments!

    ARE YOU INSURED ?

    Yes!

    DO YOU HAVE ANY REVIEWS WE CAN READ ?

    ON THE DAY ?

    HOW LONG DO YOU WORK ON THE WEDDING DAY ?

    It all depends on your chosen package, typically on a full day – I will arrive around halfway through the bridal prep and I will stay to capture your first dance, which is usually around 8 pm. I will then leave you to party the night away unless you require me to stay longer to capture the evening fun? I’m happy to quote for that extra coverage.

    DO YOU WORK ALONE ?

    Yes, the majority of the time, unless a second shooter is requested. I aim to be a friend at your wedding whilst also being your photographer. Shooting alone allows me to remain unobtrusive and to go unnoticed for the majority of the day.

    DO YOU NEED FEEDING ON OUR WEDDING DAY ?

    Yes, everyone’s got to eat, but I’m more than happy to bring along my own lunch or I shall nip out for a bite somewhere. That said, if the food was offered to me on your wedding day then I would be greatly appreciated it.

    DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT ?

    Yes, I always have additional cameras and lenses, along with extra batteries, memory cards, lighting gear, and anything else I think might come in handy on your wedding day, Sometimes feel like a donkey 😉

    WHAT IF ITS RAINING ON OUR WEDDING DAY ?

    Don’t be too scared of the rain as it can make for beautiful photos. Typically, I would hope that at some stage of the day, there will be a break in the rain, so if an opportunity presents itself I may get you outside for a few quick photos. Unless of course, you don’t mind getting wet, as in that case we just carry on taking photographs as normal!
    If it’s throwing it down outside we can find a nice place to light up inside and take any of the formal portraits that you require there instead.

    HOW LONG WILL THE GROUP PHOTOS TAKE ?

    I’ll work with you to understand what group shots you would like and how these are best scheduled for your day.
    Just to give you an idea, I’d say allow 2-5 minutes for each group photo, typically I would try to take all of your group pictures within half an hour. I recommend you limit the amount to around 10 group pictures, as any more than that can end up eating into your precious time. It’s entirely up to you though so if you want more or fewer group shots then that’s fine.

    AFTER YOUR WEDDING ?

    ARE ALL THE PHOTOS EDITED ?

    Yes, Following your wedding day, I go through all photos ensuring that you have a good variety of quality pictures that tell the story of your day. I always focus on delivering quality rather than quantity.

    HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR OUR PHOTOS ?

    I aim to have all your photos ready within 3-6 weeks. If you have ordered Albums, wall art products or anything else might will be slightly longer so I do say allow up to 4-10 weeks, especially for wall art as everything is tailored and handmade

    HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS ?

    I know you will be super excited to see your photographs from your wedding day.
    I aim to get a sneaky peek to you within 48 hours after your wedding, this should keep you ticking for a bit while I work on the rest.
    Once I’ve finished I shall upload your photos to a SECURE online gallery where you, your friends, and your family can see your photographs.
    Once you have viewed your gallery and have confirmed you’re happy, I can then order any albums or extras you have ordered. Once I have everything back from the printers I can then post or hand-deliver (if local) your USB, ALBUM or any ARTWORK you’ve ordered to you.
    Collection from me is also available at a time that suits.

                FOLLOW  YOUR HEART

    Hopefully, I’ve answered a lot of your questions or things that you may have been concerned about on this page, so if you would like we can arrange to meet up and have a chat about your wedding plans, that way we can go over everything in more detail.

    Hope to hear from you soon

    Rachael x

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