Laura is based between Milton Keynes and Bedford and covers Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire and beyond. She even photographs destination weddings so get in touch to discuss your wedding. Laura and her team have worked at many venues in Milton Keynes and beyond and is recommended by Chicheley Hall, Horwood House, Woughton House & Moore Place Hotel. Laura only accepts being recommended at venues that value her work, rather than paid advertising spots.
Laura is different. She creates beautiful artistic images to amaze all of her couples. She is fun and approachable and will put her absolute best into capturing your day. This isn't just a job for her, it's a passion that she takes very seriously. She doesn't photograph 50+ weddings a year because she wants to know each and every one of her couples, know their venue, their suppliers and not miss a thing. This personal touch, going through every little detail is very unique to Laura. She wants your day to be perfect and when you receive your images, she knows you will love them.
Choosing a wedding photographer to trust to take images of your big day can be one of the hardest choices during the whole planning process. You need to find someone who can adapt to what you want, someone to invest as much time in the day as you and someone to really want to create the best images.
You need to be comfortable with having someone come to your home or hotel, to be with you throughout the vows, during the wedding breakfast, speeches and first dance. Someone who you know you can truly be yourself around.
Laura Rachel, an award winning professional photographer, offers an artistic approach to wedding photography with an individual service throughout. Laura will guide you through posing, teach you how to look and feel flattering and create incredible images for you without feeling over posed or awkward.
Laura captures the beautiful posed images as well as the natural documentary style photos, so you can feel reassured that not a moment will be missed and you can feel comfortable around the camera.
A few testimonials:
"Laura was absolutely incredible capturing all of the best moments in our wedding. She was a joy to have around and we had the best time with her. We laughed continually and she captured all of our special moments. Both Jordan and I are thrilled with our photos and will never use another photographer again as Laura Rachel is simply the best!"
Mr & Mrs Taylor, September 2017
(And they did return with their newborn!)
"From the first meeting right the way through to the delivery of our wonderful pictures, we were thrilled with the moments captured and delighted to be able to look back on our day with such vivid images."
Mr & Mrs Jackson, Hatfield House
Laura Rachel is always a pleasure to work with on the wedding day along with the run up to the wedding. Laura is a professional and friendly and will put any couple at easy on the big day! Her photos like to tell a story of the wedding day itself and all the little natural moments she captures in-between add something really special to the collection - Horwood House
Laura is an amazing photographer to work with. From a venue point of view, she knows where the great spots are within our grounds and the Brides and Grooms absolutely love that. I always recommend Laura for wedding photography as she not only creates amazing pictures, she is great fun to work with too. My clients love it when a photographer is upbeat, friendly and know where to get the most beautiful pictures. If Laura ever wants to pop along to the venue for a pre-wedding shoot with the couples, she always makes sure that it's okay for us here at the venue and that way the couples get a great shoot day as they can go anywhere on the grounds. Laura always works extremely well and efficiently with the operations team on the day of weddings too so that time wise we keep on schedule. - Chicheley Hall
When you are planning your wedding, you need to find suppliers you can trust and enjoy being around. That's why the experience is so important.
Laura offers an experience like no other. She has incredible attention to detail & always exceeds expectations with the sheer quality of her work.
The worst thing about wedding planning is not knowing. Not knowing what they will be like on the day, not knowing what photos they will take - and the more you don't know, the more stressed you're likely to feel. Laura eliminates stress with various contact points throughout the planning process; the meeting, the engagement shoot and the pre-wedding consultation. This means you can explain everything you want, you can feel confident with your photographer and you will know Laura will be capturing it all and more!
Laura caps the number of weddings she photographs at 20. This means she is able to hand edit every single one herself and not use a substandard external editing service, be there for you before the wedding to answer all of your questions and return y
our images in a timely manner. She will be there for you.
You can view the price list brochure online so you can see beforehand whether you would like a digital or album option. The pricing is laid out clearly so you can make the best decision for you and you can learn more about weddings and how the day works. But most of all to see if this is the type of experience you would like for your big day.
Once you contact Laura, you can meet up* and view her handmade albums and have a talk about your wedding. At this point, it's all about you and your day and she wants to find out what's important to you to make sure you get what you want from your wedding.
*Depending on the pandemic....
Before the wedding photography begins, you get a taster of Laura's skills on an engagement photo shoot a few months before the wedding. You'll be guided through posing and given top tips on how to act naturally in front of a camera, something not all photographers offer. This is to ensure she captures natural photographs of the two of you looking your absolute best, interacting as a couple and photographing moments, rather than staging them.
She will also talk you through the different techniques she's using and why. This is so you can see all the small details that make the image and you can be reassured you're in good hands. After the engagement session you will prepared for posing and will enjoy your wedding day even more.
A month or so before the big day, you will complete an online form (in your own time.) This will give all of the timings and names and Laura will go through those details, filling in the gaps and making sure everything is covered. This means on the day you don't even have to think about it, everything will be photographed and everything will go to plan.
The Wedding Day
Laura chooses to photograph Weddings for around 10 hours. This means there's plenty of time to capture the whole day, starting with the bride or groom preparations through to after the first dance. If you are having fire works too, let Laura know to see if you can fit this in with the timings.
In the few hours before the wedding, there's so much going on it's important to capture these moments without any rushing or stress. The day usually starts by dress and detail photos or groomsmen poses, followed by the signature engagement ring image & then candid make up photos while the bridal party are all enjoying each other's company.
During the ceremony, Laura will quietly capture moments and relaxed photos immediately after. The group photos require organisation and the list is prepared beforehand to ensure they flow faster.The list is completed as efficiently as possible.
The Couple photos are just like the engagement session, you will enjoy having your photo taken! And because you have already had a practice round, the poses will be a lot faster and natural - you're a pro at posing by the wedding day!
Laura stays with you until after the first dance/night photographs/ fireworks. A perfect finish to the perfect day. Talk to Laura about your wedding and see if she can offer you the best photography available.
After the Wedding
You will receive a luxury USB presented in a beautiful box, something you will want to treasure. There is also an option to include an online gallery for your guests to enjoy. You can have previews online within a few days but your images won't automatically be made public. This will be discussed before your wedding.
To view the price list, just leave your details here and you will shortly receive an email with the pricing. Alternatively you can email: [email protected]