BY RACHEL V

About Rachel

By Rachel V Portraits specialises in Portraiture.

My mission is to celebrate YOU and help you step into your zone of brilliance. 

With my help create legacy about your unique self, look gorgeous in front of the camera and celebrate the amazing YOU! with beautiful portraits.

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How it all got started 

 

I am originally from Alsace the Eastern border of France and Germany, a region with two cultures, a mix of French and Germanic cultural background, a lot of influences (Hungarian, Swedish), a crossroad of European routes. I was fascinated by photography from an early age and used to love browsing through my grandmother's shoe boxes, full of old family photographs searching for my past.

 

For years photography took a backstage role in my life. After years of giving up, I finally gave it some serious consideration, I quit my job and went to study for an MA in Fine Art Photography. The rest is history!

 

My mission

 

You can’t imagine how long it took me to realise that I loved photographing people. It took some detours with landscapes and travel, I still like to take a camera with me when I travel but landscapes really?? Yeah! The truth is, I was too shy to photograph people!

 

Why people? You’ve got a story, you are unique. My mission is to help you step into your zone of brilliance, make you look at your best in front of the camera but also be true to who you are, these images will remind you of the great things you can accomplish and celebrate YOU.

 

 

Why DO you Want a portrait session?

 
 

I WANT PORTRAITS FOR MY BUSINESS THAT DON'T LOOK BORING!

 
 

I get you on this one! Have a look at the gallery, to have an idea of how you want your personal branding portraits to look like.


 I WANT STYLISH, BOLD, BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS

I’ got exactly that for you! Its called Noir Indulgence.


I WANT TO RECONNECT WITH WHO I AM

All these years you've lost yourself, doing things by the book, putting others first and forgetting yourself in the process, only seeing a glimpse of the real you here and there? It's time for you to celebrate the woman you are and move on to your next milestone! READ FRANCESCA'S STORY HERE


I WANT TO EXIST IN PHOTOGRAPHS FOR MYSELF

You've been hiding for too long, thinking I am too old, I have 20 pounds to loose, too that, waiting for the perfect moment to stand in front of the camera. Remember perfect doesn’t exist and it's boring! Every stage of your life is to be celebrated. It's my job as a photographer to make you look incredible so you can exist in images for you and your loved ones!


I'VE GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE

You've just achieved a very important milestone in your life, lost weight, reached the big 30, 40, 50 or 60+, something big that deserves a celebration about the woman you are! A way to celebrate this significant milestone is by creating a keepsake of beautiful portraits of yourself. Portraits like you, fun, bold, confident, enjoying every bit of the next step in your life. READ ABOUT SONIA'S 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION


I will help you transform your ideas into a fun photo session. On the day of the photo shoot, everything will be taken care of for you, my experienced make up artist will work from the brief we have shaped together for the makeover. I will guide and coach you in front of the camera to look at your best in the photographs.

After this transformative experience you will go home on a very high note, sharing it with friends and family. Imagine a portrait of yourself hanging on the walls of your house, or opening a beautiful folio box with images printed on beautiful  paper to remember this special moment in your life. Imagine portraits as a gift to celebrate your unique self, feeling inspired for the next move in your life.


 I MAKE THE MOST CAMERA SHY PEOPLE BLOSSOM IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA 

“You will beam with confidence after our photoshoot together, I will show you how beautiful you are. You don’t have to worry about a thing it's my responsibility to make you look amazing, so relax, enjoy, because this will be the photoshoot of your life.”