Rachel Burt Photography
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Fun, creative relaxed wedding photography with an alternativetwist
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Personal Online Gallery
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
- You've been looking for ages haven't you? Looking for a photographer that gets 'YOU'. You want a fun, relaxed wedding day with no fuss. In fact, you're not really planning a wedding. You're planning the party to end all parties. You're a little bit quirky, and want to plan your day, your way. The music, the food, the crazy dancing, the belly laughs and the fun. You want a bunch of awesome photos to record the day without the hours of boring group shots and cheesy poses, shot in a totally chilled out way. You want to look back at your bloody brilliant wedding day and remember all the laughs, the emotions, the crazy antics and the beautiful moments over and over again. Well look no further! My style is fun, creative and relaxed, capturing the day as it unfolds, focusing on all the moments that make it unique, quirky and a little bit different. I capture it all- laughter of family and friends, crazy drunken dancing, kids sliding across the dance floor on their knees, and bridesmaids taking selfies. I want to tell the true story of your Best Day Ever- you and your guests having an awesome party. I try to disappear into the background, to get the sneaky shots whilst no-one is looking, but also be a super-fun and helpful friend on your wedding day. I love creating images that are all about you, telling the story of your day in an honest, fun way that shows the laughter and love as you begin your lives together. Let's grab a cuppa and have a good chinwag about you and day. We can meet in a cosy cafe, or Skype or Facetime, and really get to know each other, so that you can be sure that I'm the photographer for you. I pride myself on my relationships with my couples and offering awesome customer service, right from the very first step. So send me a message and lets get planning!
Experience# Of Weddings HostedBetween 10 and 30# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
All of my weddings are memorable in their own way, but the one that sticks in my head right now is a crazy colourful farm wedding with Llamas in bow ties and Donkeys in flower crowns! The whole day was full of love and laughter, which was totally infectious!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Fun, creative, relaxed, alternative and colourful!
What about your business are you most proud of?
The personal touch! My couples always comment on how approachable I am, and most of them end up as good friends afterwards!
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do it your way. Nothing is too 'you', and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Your wedding should reflect the two of you as a couple, not a picture perfect, cookie-cutter ideal. ROck your day, your way!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I loved the personalised children's activity packs at a wedding, with awesome individual caricatures of each child, drawn by the groom- I love kids at weddings, and its so nice to include them.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Each couple is totally different- some couples book and don't need me til a week before, others text and call often, seeking advice or just for a chinwag- either option or anything in between is fine by me! Usually we have a meeting, either by Skype/ facetime or in person, have a really good chat and get to know each other, then once you're booked in, I send over a booking pack, crammed full of useful contacts and information. I check in with my couples often, and then, around 1-2 weeks before I'll call you to iron out the finer details. After the wedding, photos are delivered within 6 weeks.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
Again, every couple is different and there are no rules! But I think all couples should take 15 minutes away from their guests to have a couples session- it gives you chance to catch up. have a cuddle and decompress away from prying eyes. Plus you get some lovely shots of just you two!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
All my couples have lots of cool ideas, but I think my favourite was an epic selfie with all 100 guests! Quite a job to organise but epic results!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Don't sweat it- I'll always find a way to get you some awesome shots! And buy an umbrella, just in case.
Describe how you got into photography.
I've always been a creative type, studying Contemporary Applied Arts at Cumbria Institute of The Arts (Now University of Cumbria), and embarking on a career in Textiles, before spending many years teaching. I first picked up a camera to photograph my little brood, but got 'hooked' on capturing the joy on people's faces, leading me to decide on weddings and events as a focus. My husband bought me my first 'proper' camera (along with an uncharacteristically romantic post-it note stating "My best investment x", and the rest, as they say, is history!