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Wedding photography for even the most camera-shy couples. I’m Rachel, a friendly, fun-loving wedding photographer with a passion for capturing your unique story, the love, the laughs, the happy tears, the hiccups and everything in between. My goal is to transport you right back to ‘the best day of your lives’ through pictures. I want you to feel the same feelings that you felt on the day and fill in the gaps, capturing moments you might have missed.

My style is contemporary + creative with a hint of vintage nostalgia. I am a naturally smiley person and warm to smiley couples! Camera shy? No problem. I’ve been told I instantly put people at ease, and instead of placing you in awkward positions, I like to distract my couples with chit-chat and bring out natural emotions through prompts or fun games. These usually work a treat!
When I’m not behind the lens, you’ll find me at a play centre with my 4-year-old daughter, on a rare dinner date with my husband or exercising at home!
Rachel O Donnell Photography is a professional photographer based in Chester, Cheshire.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

One photographer 300+ high res images edited in my signature style Gift box with USB + prints A showreel of the very best photos to your wedding music Complimentary pre-wedding shoot

How far in advance should I contact you?

Preferably at least 3 months in advance but I try and make exceptions for last minute bookings where possible

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, mostly Cheshire, Merseyside + North Wales but willing to travel nationwide

What is the charge for travelling?


What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My approach is more documentary than posed, though I do use relaxed, fun posing techniques and prompts for natural emotive portraits. I discretely capture your day as it unfolds a creative eye

What kind of equipment do you use?

2 Canon camera bodies, prime lenses + 2 flashguns

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, pixieset online gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

I am happy to go over the allotted time a little if need be, I don't keep a strict tally but I do charge £100 per hour if extra time is significant

What are the forms of payment?


How do you work?

On the day, I'll be there by your side if you need me as a friend, problem solver and memory maker as well as in the background discretely capturing moments you might otherwise have missed
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Reviews for Rachel O’Donnell Photography

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Alice G. Sent on 06/03/2024
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Amazing wedding photography!!

Rachel is absolutely fantastic and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

When we approached Rachel to ask if she’d consider photographing our wedding, she was super responsive and immediately got a meeting set up (at our venue!) to discuss ideas and get to know each other. Our vision was far from traditional and we wanted Rachel to get creative with the pictures.

Initially we were due to be marrying in August, however, due to family illness we brought this forward to February for a small and intimate wedding at the local Registry Office. We contacted Rachel at quite late notice to ask if she’d be able to take a few pictures for us prior to the main ceremony in August. Thankfully Rachel agreed and the rest was history!

We had an amazing day and Rachel got some incredible pictures that we are delighted with. Her creativity and vision is amazing and we feel so lucky to have found her! Even better still is that we have it all to do again in August - safe to say we can’t wait to see the results! 😄

Thanks again Rachel, you’re the absolute best!!

Love Alice and Paige xxx
Kelly E. Sent on 08/12/2023
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Intimate and fun with laughter

Hiring Rachel as our wedding photographer was an excellent decision. Rachel’s attention to detail and creative eye captured every precious moment beautifully. From the pre-wedding shots to the ceremony and reception, she seamlessly blended into the background, yet managed to capture the most intimate and emotional scenes. The photo gallery left me speechless, reflecting her talent in storytelling through images. Rachel’s professionalism, patience, and ability to make everyone feel at ease contributed to a stress-free photography experience. Jamie and I are beyond grateful for the stunning memories Rachel preserved for us on our special day. Highly recommended!
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Kelly & Jamie
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17 Wells Close, Mickle Trafford CH2 4DZ Chester (Cheshire)

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