Joyful, Natural, Creative Photography
How it began...
Hello, I'm Rachel a wedding and lifestyle photographer.
I first started in photography when I got a little point and shoot Fujifilm in my teen years. I started to get really creative with my shots and editing, until I realised this is what I love. I went on to study photography and digital media, which grew and developed my love for photographing people, and in time that became all I wanted to shoot. I spent some time travelling and then working in fashion, but I fought the idea of starting a business because I thought that was a crazy idea. After getting married myself, watching my own wedding photographer work, and with a lot of encouragement and support from my husband, I decided to start Rachel Davies Photography. I absolutely love what I do, and I feel so grateful to be able to say that.
My highest aim in photography, is to create photos you will love looking at again, and again. I would absolutely love to work with you and capture your story.
These are a few of my favourite things...
I thought I would leave a few bits about me below, so you can get to know who you'd be working with!
I live with my husband, Geraint, in Greater London. I met my husband on the beach (how romantic is that?!), and we knew very quickly into our relationship that we were made for each other. We laugh together so much! We had a beautiful wedding in the Surrey hills in July 2019.
I am half Kiwi and half English. My favourite places I've travelled are New Zealand and Italy. My ideal holiday is one with beaches and mountains, as being in the water is definitely my happy place. I also love exploring villages and going on a classic Surrey hills walk, compliment that with a roast dinner, and hey we have a winner!
My family is really important to me and I'm really close to them, we get on so well and have the best memories together. I'm also a massive lover of cats, they are so funny, and incredibly therapeutic!
I'm a big Taylor Swift fan and love a sing-a-long. In my spare time, you'll find me playing badminton or painting with a good supply of chocolate.
"Rachel photographed our wedding in July, as well as an engagement shoot in May. All of the photographs she took are stunning and we loved sharing them with our family and friends and printing them to show off in our home.
Rachel herself was also a delight to work with. She is really friendly and put us at ease while taking photos on our engagement shoot the first time we met her in person. She was also so helpful in the lead up to the wedding, replying quickly to any emails and questions. Would definitely recommend reaching out to her if you're looking for a wedding photographer!"
-India & Jordan