Laura Rachel Photography

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Laura Rachel is an award winning artistic Wedding Photographer based in Milton Keynes and Bedford. Laura enjoys creating art for her couples as well as many natural photos and posed ones.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1699
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
Wedding photography is so incredibly important! Once all of the day has been and gone, the photos are what you have left to remind you of that wonderful occasion. Choosing the right photographer for you can be an incredibly difficult task. Laura takes an artistic approach to wedding photography. She sees the world in a different way, making use of the lighting and environment around her as well as providing her own light, for the highest quality images. Most photographers will offer you either all posed or all natural. Laura captures both! There's plenty of time to photograph all the beautiful poses (really get some wow shots!) and time to capture all of your guests enjoying your day and having fun. With every collection you will receive: 1. An engagement photo shoot! Learn how to pose (and how to avoid the common mistakes most people make!!) so you can be more natural in front of the camera. 2. 10 hours on the wedding day so both of you can have photos getting ready through to past the first dance. New for 2020: Half day option! 3. Two Photographers. Laura has an assistant who will capture many natural photos as well as assist the group photos so it all runs smoothly and efficiently. 4. A beautiful USB full of your hand edited wedding photos for you to print from 5. A free gallery for your friends and family. Free downloads at High print resolution (optional)

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(27)
Sam & Andy
Married in August 2019
October 2019
She has such an eye for detail and this shows in the photos
Laura photographed our wedding on the 22nd August 2019. From start to finish Laura was so professional. The photos we have received from both our engagement shoot and wedding day are fabulous. Lots of natural shots which is what we had asked for. She has such an eye for detail and this shows in the photos. Thank you so much Laura, we have wonderful pictures to look back on our wonderful day.
Hannah & David
Married in June 2019
October 2019
She's easy to work with, friendly, helpful and lovely :-)
Laura came to our rescue a few weeks before our wedding day as another photographer we had booked broke his arm and cancelled on us. She was brilliant from the start, so easy to work with, friendly, helpful and lovely. And the photos were beautiful. Thank you so much. Hannah and David
Matthew Bennett-Cook
Married in April 2019
May 2019
Our amazing wedding photographer!
From our Engagement Shoot to our Wedding Day, Laura made us feel very relaxed and captured both occasions beautifully. Our photos reflect the great work that Laura always puts in. Nicola & Matthew
Mr and Mrs Mincham
Married in February 2019
April 2019
Stunning wedding photography
We booked Laura Rachel Photography as we felt all the photos were individual to the client. The engagement shoot that was included in our package was at a location of our choosing and since neither of us felt comfortable in front of a camera, a great opportunity to get used to the being photographed. Laura really put as ease by being friendly and talkative while giving us tips on how to take a good photo. This really helped reduce the nerves of having the camera around on the wedding day. On the big day itself, Laura and her assistant were wonderful and all their experience came across in how proficiently all of the photos were organised. We felt comfortable and at ease and to be honest didn’t even notice they were there half the time. We have just received the wedding photos and can honestly say they are amazing. Laura and her team really managed to capture the feel of the day and our style as a couple. All the pictures feel personal and looking through them takes us back to the moment. Laura Rachel Photography managed to capture and convey the emotions that were experienced on the day and we can’t wait to see the album.
Siobhan Willmott
Married in February 2018
June 2018
Photographs are magical
Laura is an amazing photographer to work with, right from the start she is so friendly and answers any queries you have an just puts your mind at ease that everything is going to be amazing! She knew where the great spots were within the venue grounds and had plenty of recommendations for poses and special effects we could do for our Harry Potter themed wedding which we were so thrilled and excited about! I would definitely recommend Laura for wedding photography, everything ran so smoothly on the day and the groups shot just flowed really nicely, then me and my Husband had plenty of time for private shots. Our photos from the day took our breath away and we couldn't be happier with the shots! Love Mr & Mrs Willmott
Emma and Graham
Married in December 2017
December 2018
Her eye is like no other’s
Laura captured our intimate wedding day in December 2017 so beautifully so we had to have her photograph our blessing in May. Laura’s eye is just incredible! She made me look like Beyoncé (kind of) and Graham looked even more like Prince Wills (again - kind of!) The lighting, the angles and her aura are just fabulous. I would recommend her ten times over to any of my friends getting married.

Chicheley Hall Wedding Fair

24th November 2019
We will be at the Chicheley Hall wedding fair
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Bedford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1

Nearest Train Station

Bedford

Nearest Airport

London Luton

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Press & Awards
(3)

Press & Awards (1)

Multiple Bridal Magazines & Online Blogs & Publications

Industry Awards (2)

Best Photographer in Buckinghamshire 2014 (Wedding Industry Experts Award)
Most popular photographer in Milton Keynes 2016 (Wedding Industry Experts Award)
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I've had so many incredible days! I'm usually talking about Magali & Leon's Wedding in France. There was food, wine, sunshine and most of all laughter!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Artistic, Beautiful, Stunning, Reportage, Real

What about your business are you most proud of?

Creating memories for wonderful people. Capturing the moments and the emotion of the day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take your time and plan for everything, particularly bad weather!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

An owl bought in the rings during a wedding. It was really beautiful and all the guests were stunned!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Everything is planned to the last detail to avoid stress. I want each and every one of my couples to know they can trust me to deliver their images, better than they expect them to be. I start with a phone or in person consultation and we discuss what they want. After this it's the engagement session where I show them how to pose and how to be natural with the camera, which is surprisingly very important! Then comes the wedding day where I am with the couple & their family for 12 hours, capturing every laugh, every tear and every beautiful moment. It's such a rewarding job to be the person to make this happen.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Think of the people that are important to you. If you have a great photographer, everything that happens throughout the day will be captured. But if you have a special grandparent or friend or someone that's really special to you - tell your photographer. Make that photo happen. Then treasure that photo.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Have a back up plan, at every time of year! Have umbrellas (& wellies if it's a field!) and plan somewhere inside for group photos. This is vital because who wants to say the weather ruined their day? From my experience rain has only enhanced the images because my clients are always prepared.

Describe how you got into photography.

It started with an art degree and a family business with wedding cars! I love the art of photography, I paint with light! 12 years later I have refined my art, have a unique style, create stunning images for my couples and enjoy every second! I now even teach photography to others.