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.