Rachel Wilson Photography

Documentary Wedding Photographer with a natural yet romantic style.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
I'm Rachel Wilson, a Wedding Photographer based in The Lake District in Cumbria. I have always loved photography and as a child, I was always the one running around with a camera at family events snapping every moment I could! I decided to turn my dream into a reality and started my own business in 2015 and Rachel Wilson Photography was born.​ 3 years later and I now own my own home with my partner JP and business is booming! I have a home office and love spending time with a coffee in hand, wrapped in a blanket and doing what I love most with my business. Outside of the office, I love music, movies (JP and I constantly quote White Chicks and Austin Powers!) and spending time with my amazing family!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel
Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would love to hear more about your incredible day! Please feel free to drop me a message and we can talk all things wedding! Warmly, Rachel


Year Business Was Established
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lynsey and Ashley Wood
Married in September 2018
November 2018
"I cried with happy emotions"
Can not recommend Rachel enough for your wedding. I was very picky who we picked for certain parts of our wedding and I had to feel, comfortable before booking anyone. From the word go when I first contacted Rachel I felt comfortable and just knew she was the one to capture our special day. Whenever we had a question, query or worry Rachel is more than happy to help and answer anything. She was fab on the morning if the wedding she took amazing photos and got stuck in helping get my bridesmaids in their dresses not many photographers would do that! She was very adaptable to our wishes and went with the flow was laid back and easy going which I do think is a fab quality. Favourite part was the evening shoot in the rain I love these pics so much ❤️ We got the sneak peek our photos and I cried with happy emotions as I dreaded seeing how I would look as a bride in them and Rachel did me so proud we loved them. Got our album and just loved them she got some very special pics that I will forever cherish and it means the world. Pick Rachel as your photographer you will not be disappointed
Clare and Steve
Married in July 2018
November 2018
"Truly stunning photos by a true professional"
"Truly stunning photos by a true professional. What a pleasure it was to have you on our day, you truly created some magical moments that will be treasured forever, thank you."
Clare and Steve
Married in July 2018
November 2018
"Truly stunning photos by a true professional"
"Truly stunning photos by a true professional. What a pleasure it was to have you on our day, you truly created some magical moments that will be treasured forever, thank you."
Katie and Ricky
Married in June 2018
November 2018
"You captured it beautifully."
"We love our photos very much and you captured it beautifully. You made us feel very comfortable and like you were a friend as well as a photographer. Nothing was too much for you and I would say you were a very warm and easy person to talk to. Very professional and had wonderful ideas and suggestions"
Andrea and Pete
Married in June 2018
November 2018
"It felt like working with a friend"
"We love the photos so much. Rachel you are so great to work with and made everyone feel at ease. Every photo was perfect and you created great memories for us. We both felt very at ease in front of the camera. The organisation was first rate. Our favourite part about working with you is the ease and the flow of the day. You are so lovely and it felt like working with a friend the laughter made it a great experience. I would highly recommend you to anyone because of the ease and no pressure of the day. Without a doubt a lovely woman."
Val and Adrian
Married in August 2017
November 2018
Highly recommended
We were both really impressed with our wedding photos which included lots of unposed ones which no-one else could have taken. Rachel is very friendly and easy to deal with. Her prices are extremely competitive. Highly recommended
Location & Contact Details


Kendal, Cumbria, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

I think what everyone says about never forgetting your first is definitely true!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Documentary, Natural, Romantic, Dreamy, Editorial

What about your business are you most proud of?

Every wedding I book is something I am proud of as I am so grateful for the opportunity to do what I love and share this important day with each and every couple.

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

Book early! I would start with the Venue, then look into your photographer as they get so busy especially in the summer months.

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

At a rustic wedding at Park House Barn, one couple had individual corked bottles of Limoncello with their wedding date and initials stuck on the front.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Anyone that knows me will know that I can talk for England! I love learning all about your wedding and as I am going to be there for the entire day, I want you both to feel comfortable around me as this will show on your photos. I always visit the venue beforehand if I haven't visited before and I also have a pre-wedding consultation about a month and a half before the wedding day to discuss the timeline, family shots and any questions you may have. But most of it is usually just chatting over coffee!

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

I love the holding hands shot as I think this could be a beautiful canvas in your home.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I had a wedding at the Daffodil hotel in Grasmere which is absolutely stunning however it did not stop raining the entire day so we couldn't get any photos in the grounds. After some quick thinking, we used a guests room that had a big balcony and took them quite zoomed in so you can't tell it's actually indoors!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Always visit your venue with the view of finding an alternative place for photos. The venue could have the most stunning scenery and grounds but that would be useless if it is a typical rainy day in the Lake District. I am always available to visit the venue with you both as it is lovely to see what parts you both fell in love with and I can incorporate them the best I can into your day.

Describe how you got into photography.

I studied Media Studies and Business in 6th Form and one of our media projects was to create a magazine cover and spread. I had already bought my very first camera so wanted to delve into the world of Photoshop and make my photos look as professional as I could. I asked my teacher to show me the basics to help me on my way and he refused and said he didn't have the time ( He used to shop for jackets during our lesson and often leave the projector on...) and so I took to Youtube and learned what I could myself. I realised how much I loved the process and then started with other Adobe products and realised that this is something I could see myself doing. And so Rachel Wilson Photography was born a few months after I finished school.