Award winning professional portrait and wedding photographer based in Cheltenham Gloucestershire. South West Photographer Of The Year 2015.

Thank you for visiting my website… I hope you find it useful and would love to know what brought you here!

I have been a professional photographer all my working life, so a good 20 odd years now, firstly managing studios and photographing children, and then set up my own business in 1999. Since that time, I have been the official photographer at over 700 weddings, and have taken I have no idea how many portraits, but a lot!

In 2012 I qualified with The British Institute of Professional Photography at the level Associateship (ABIPP), meaning I work with ‘A high standard of craftsmanship and creative ability”, and in 2015 they awarded me as The South West Photographer of the Year.

I have set up 3 separate sections to this website –  weddings, commercial portraits, and family and children portraits but my work does tend to overlap in these the fields, and as you will see from some of the comments below, so do my clients.

On my ‘about’ page you can read more about me, my background and my style, but in general, I have one fundamental goal every time I pick up a camera ..and that is to deliver.

I believe that listening to my subject or client, be it verbally or visually, to really understand what outcome they want from me, is crucial.

I hope you find this useful and again would love to know why you clicked on my site so please feel free to drop me a line.

“Inclusive… you involve your subjects in the composition, listening to their thoughts and aspirations… and then… you deliver not only what they ask… but much much more  “  – Phillip Skill, father of the groom!

“We were absolutely thrilled with the photos Rebecca produced for my daughter’s wedding. Somehow Rebecca managed to be in all places at once & produced a seamless timeline of the day. We found her to be unobtrusive & always mindful of our needs. We would undoubtedly recommend Rebecca to anyone looking for a professional wedding or events photographer.” – Victoria Bond, mother of the bride

“I’ve never met a photographer who seems to be able to get so many kids to smile! Henry’s nursery pictures by another photographer aren’t a patch on the ones you do and the ones that you did for the family xx”  – Karin Stanley, who’s family portraits I took in 2015, and ex-employee of Chestnuts Day Nursery where I have been photographing the children for 13 years now.

Wedding Testimonials

Dear Rebecca

Thank you very much for all the hard work you have put into our wedding photography. You were a huge help in making our dreams a reality and it was lovely to share the special moments with you.

With love, Laura & Mike xxx

To Rebecca

We just wanted to say thank you very much for the most beautiful wedding photos! They are honestly better than we could of ever wishes for. Everyone has commented upon how beautiful the photos are and have been asking who we had as our photographer! You and Fiona were both so lovely and made us all feel at ease. We cannot thank you enough and will be recommending you to all!

Mr & Mrs Gallop xx

To Rebecca

SINCERE thanks for your gift of patience, beautiful smiles, and wonderful photographs! We will never forget that you captured our day perfectly and gave us so many special memories.

Thank you xxx Lyn & Stuart

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Quick teaser from today's lingerie shoot! Straight out of camera, beautiful window lighting on the gorgeous red lace. Styling by @houseofelliotlaceboots lingerie by @cocoa_ltd flower crown by @willowandlace hair and makeup by @elegancemakeupacademy model @emilyball photography by me 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

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So, I recently started yoga, and even though I am a total beginner, the impact it is having on me already is amazing! My daughter said to me, "Mum, have you found your 'thing'? ", to which I replied, "Yes, I think I have!"

Being a working parent can mean we sometimes don't give ourselves that one thing we all deserve... time. If I have a spare hour, I would do some laundry, catch up on emails, you all know what I mean!

I've been attending Emma's Monday morning class only a few weeks now and having that one hour at the start of the week is proving to be an amazing tonic. I have an hour when I really breathe, stretch and feel as if balance is restored.

So, if you are reading this on my page, you may be planning your wedding, or have children, or both. Either way, having a bit of time out is something we mustn't forget. Or maybe you fancy getting your body and mind in great nick this year too! Take a look at Emma's page.

P.S. I also attended one of her workshops at the weekend. As a total novice, I was a bit scared, however she is a natural teacher and I am looking forward to the next one! Here are details of how to win a place on her next one...
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If you love yoga like I love yoga then how about joining us for the next I ❤️ YOGA workshop? Fancy a FREE spot? Then read on... Essentially, I ❤️ YOGA is a monthly study session where we dissect, discuss and practice specific aspects of Yoga. Our next session focuses on the warrior family of poses, Virabhadrasana 1, 2 and 3. Read more here: www.facebook.com/events/478693655847860/ To get a FREE PLACE on SUNDAY 4th MARCH 9.30am - 12.30pm just do these three things: 1. SHARE this post 2. SIGN UP to my monthly newsletter (if you've not already) eepurl.com/c3CbkH 3. COMMENT below when you've done it. Deadline Thursday 8th Feb, 8pm. I'll enter you into a hat/bowl or similar receptacle and draw the lucky winner this Friday at 9am! Good luck yogis! (If you've already bought your ticket then the value can be used against the next workshop or class pass.)

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The very beautiful Charlotte, caught in the moment just after her father placed her necklace around her neck. It may have been the hottest day of the year, but she was one very cool and collected bride. Charlotte's hair and makeup was beautifully done by @botiashairandmakeup, perfectly complimenting her dress by @cocoa_ltd, together with her tiara and hair vine handmade by @willowandlace. Just stunning. #summer17 #naturallightphotography #beautifulwedding #bespokeweddingdress #tiara #hairvine#weddingphotography #photography #photographer #nofilter #diamondnecklace #fatherofthebride #diamonds #diamondsareagirlsbestfriend ... See MoreSee Less

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Girls just wanna have fun!!! Which is exactly what getting ready on your wedding day should be! One from last Tuesday's fab wedding at @manorbythelake. Lovely, beautiful Olivia and her rather glam bridesmaids, all looking fabulous even before the amazing dresses by @cocoa_ltd @willowandlace @lovemy_chic were on!! You ladies rock 😉 #girlsjustwannahavefun #bride #bridesmaids #satin #vintage #vintagebath #bridalsuite #weddingphotography #photography #photographer #naturallightphotography #dressinggowns #ringring ... See MoreSee Less

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I LOVE shooting into mirrors!!! This lovely delicate image is possibly my favourite from a private home shoot just over a year ago... A surprise present for her husband on their 25th wedding anniversary, the set of images looked just beautiful in a custom designed album by @ukgraphistudio
And yes, she does not look old enough to be celebrating 25 years of marriage! A very beautiful lady, a real delight to photograph! #portraiture #portraitphotography #mirrormirror #reflections #reflectionshot #feminine #feminity #naturebeauty #naturallightphotography #weddinganniversary #25years
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