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  • NOTTINGHAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER


    Hi!...  If you haven't guessed yet, my name is Rachael and I'm a Nottingham wedding photographer based in Mansfield, Nottingham. I'm a fun and relaxed wedding photographer offering creative and natural wedding photography throughout Nottinghamshire and afar!
    I have a style that can best be described as Natural, with a bit of a creative flair, and I also understand those feelings that 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 by being as informal and unobtrusive as possible yet still trying to creating images that capture your day in all of its glory.

    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. 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 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 done, 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 I'm capturing those special moments of their day and 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.

    M Y   S T Y L E
    My style is a mix of documentary wedding photography, along with some modern relaxed portraiture - with a bit of fun, natural and informal photography. I don’t do old and stuffy… My aim is to show everyone enjoying your wedding day as it unfolds, not just recording who turned up, even those this is still something that I do as a lot of my couples really like it.
    I do this by providing a mix of natural, candid pictures of you, your guests, and a small handful of formal groups, leaving time for some playful, relaxed pictures of your bridesmaids and groomsmen, and a unique selection of creative portraits of the bride and groom - the perfect combination of photographic styles for your wedding day.
     

    I hope you liked my photos if you're interested in what you see then feel free to get in touch to discuss your wedding plans and also any budget you might have - Looking forward to hearing from you and finding out all about your special day!

  • A F T E R 
    After your wedding, I spend time selecting the very best images from the many photographs taken and then digitally perfecting each one individually to a very high standard. Each one of your images gets a lot of care and attention and this will take around 4 - 6 weeks to complete, generally whilst you’re on honeymoon having a fabulous time.

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

  • WEDDING PORTFOLIO

    ride and groom at Colwick hall
    ride and groom at Colwick hall
    bride walking down staircase
    bride walking down staircase
    wedding-Rachael-Phillip-Photography-nottingham-mansfield-derby
    wedding-Rachael-Phillip-Photography-nottingham-mansfield-derby
    wedding-photographer-mansfield-nottinghamshire
    wedding-photographer-mansfield-nottinghamshire
    a moment together
    a moment together
    bride and groom laughing
    bride and groom laughing
    nottingham-eastwood-hall-wedding-outside-pagan
    nottingham-eastwood-hall-wedding-outside-pagan
    bride and groom having a tender moment together
    bride and groom having a tender moment together
    bride and groom kissing
    bride and groom kissing
    confetti
    confetti
    grooms men at Colwick hall wedding in Nottingham
    grooms men at Colwick hall wedding in Nottingham

  • P A C K A G E S
    So I've tried to keep things wonderfully simple for you with 3 different package collections.

    All my wedding packages include travel costs within a 40 miles radius of my address in Nottingham (NG18), outside this radius travel costs, will apply. 
    Any distance over 90 miles may incur an additional cost for overnight accommodation.

    All 2021/2023 collections include

    • An online gallery with a shopping cart for family and guests to purchase prints.
    • Sneak preview of at least one image within 48 hours (if allowed)
  • COLLECTION 3

    Romantic moment - groom kissing bride on the head

    £1249.00

    Full day coverage
    plus Complete Album package and matching USB

     

    • Bridal prep - first dance, so you don't miss a thing
    • Pre-wedding consultation
    • Sneak preview within 48 hours
    • All images edited by myself in my own style
    • Complete bespoke Album box set...
      10" x 10" with 15 spreads and can have up to 60 photos, complete with a matching cover box and a USB stick with your final gallery on. 
    • TEN complimentary 5"x7" prints in a keepsake box 
    • Password protected online gallery
    • Final images for viewing, normally within 6 weeks
    • A minimum 300-500 images from your day on your USB stick and Download
    • Online gallery with cart so family and friends can purchase prints
  • COLLECTION 2

    Romantic moment - bride and groom having a cuddle by the river trent in nottingham

    £999.00

    Full day coverage 
    NO album


    • Bridal prep - first dance, so you don't miss a thing
    • Pre-wedding consultation
    • High-resolution photos are given on a USB stick and Download
    • TEN complimentary 5"x7" prints in a keepsake box
    • Online password protected photo gallery - perfect for sharing
    • Sneak preview within 48 hours
    • Online gallery with cart so family and friends can purchase prints
  • COLLECTION 1

    beautiful wedding flowers - ring pillow

    £499.00

    Ceremony only and one location! 

     

    • Up to 2 hours coverage (covers one location only)
    • High-resolution images via instant digital download delivery
    • Sneak preview within 48 hours
    • Password protected gallery
    • Online gallery with cart so family and friends can purchase prints
  • beautiful bespoke wedding album with USB stick and acrylic photo on the front
  •  I offer a broad range of beautiful bespoke-designed albums, from contemporary printed books to a more traditional mounted photograph album, that comes in an array of sizes and finishes.

    We can work together to create your perfect bespoke album. 

    I do have sample albums that you can look at in person.

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  • OPTIONAL EXTRAS

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    This is a perfect way to get to know each other, it is normally carried out around 2 months before your wedding just to keep that excitement going, its available Monday-Friday (weekend are extra if I'm available) and within a 20-mile radius from Mansfield NG18. Evening sessions can be booked throughout the summer days.
      • USB
      • PRINTS
      • WALL ART
      • FOLIO BOX
      • FOLIO BOX WITH MOUNTED PRINTS
      • STUNNING ALBUMS
    • MATCHING PARENT ALBUMS - these are on offer 3 for 2. Please read the Terms of Sale

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Absolutely! I actively encourage prospective clients to take a look at my portfolio to get a good idea of my style of work. A selection of my wedding images are 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.
    Yes, a deposit of £99 is payable when you confirm your booking (which reserves your wedding date), this is non-refundable. The balance is then due 4 weeks before your wedding day.
    Absolutely! I give all my clients a photography contract agreement that confirms your booking, dates, times, payments and terms.
    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.
    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 that's been 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, cash or I can now take payment via a contactless machine.
    Absolutely! They are very popular and most of my clients choose to have them. I offer a bespoke range of beautiful Folio wedding albums, if you would like to see a sample please get in touch to arrange a viewing. 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 home.
    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.
    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 from the USB for personal use only, including making prints. You may use also them on social media if the images are credited. 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.
    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's 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 the story of your love 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 photo's, 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!

  • ON THE 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 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.
    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.
    No! I'm more than happy to bring along my own lunch or nip out for a bite. That said, if the food was available for me on your wedding day then I would greatly appreciate it.
    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.
    Typically, at some stage of the day, there will be a break in the rain though, so if an opportunity presents itself, I may drag you outside for a few quick pictures. Unless of course, you don't mind getting wet, as in that case we just carry on taking photographs as normal! Don't be too scared of the rain as it can make for beautiful photos. 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.
    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 is fine.

  • AFTER YOUR WEDDING

    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.
    I aim to have all your photos ready within 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 10 weeks, especially for wall art as everything is tailored and handmade
    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 private online gallery where you, your friends, and your family can log in and 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.

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    F O L L O W   Y O U R   H E A R T 
    I fully understand that choosing your wedding photographer is a massive decision and I want to ensure that you feel secure when making a booking with me, so if you have any questions then I am always available to chat - whichever way is easier for you.

    Just fill in my contact form below and let me know how I can help.

    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  

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