Rachel Barnes is an award-winning contemporary lifestyle photographer with a refreshing, unique style. She creates stunning natural images from her studio and beautiful walled garden, based in picturesque countryside near Oundle in Northamptonshire. She travels and works throughout the UK and further afield. She has acquired an enviable professional reputation through passionate word-of-mouth recommendation, and industry recognition from Fuji Film and the Master Photographers Association. The secret of a successful photo shoot, she says, is to get everyone to enjoy themselves. Her unique ability to make her subjects feel comfortable, results in portraits and wedding photographs that are spontaneous, relaxed and very flattering. See for yourself. Before the big day, you'll get together with Rachel and discuss how you visualise every detail, from getting ready to the ceremony and reception. You and your fiancé will also be treated to an informal Pre-Wedding shoot. This enjoyable experience is guaranteed to help you relax and learn how to be yourselves in front of the camera, - plus you will also see some gorgeous photographs of the two of you, before you step into 'Bride and Groom mode'. Rachel believes the art of being a Wedding Photographer is capturing the day in a relaxed, natural and spontaneous manner, this enables the true atmosphere of the day to be captured. After your Honeymoon, you'll be invited to select your favourite photographs, which will be displayed in an individually designed story book album, sourced from abroad. Rachel takes photographs in both colour and black and white; in her studio, on location or in your own home. She photographs people of all ages and from all walks of life, but specialises in children and families. Rachel believes it should be fun having a portrait sitting and her contemporary approach allows her to capture the real character of her subjects. Clients are advised to bring a selection of outfits and accessories to the shoot, the things that they feel most comfortable in and enjoy wearing. “Everyone looks great when they are relaxed and enjoying themselves,” says Rachel. “You don’t have to be attractive in a conventional sense for your natural beauty to shine through.” The studio has plenty of space, giving you room to move around, and extends into an attractive walled garden. The natural setting really helps, especially with children.