We’re Rachel and Christopher, and we divide our time between London and Los Angeles. (We have a kiddo now, too – her name’s Petra.)
We’ve both been shooting for more than a decade: we were both music photographers when we met… and then our friends started getting married and throwing the most brilliant weddings, so we started shooting those, too.
We’re officially a London wedding photographer team for this year, but we get back home to Los Angeles as much as possible… and we travel quite a lot beyond that, too.
Rachel is English but spent seven and a half years in Los Angeles shooting music and people and using her journalism degree. She’ll have a Sazerac, if you’re going to the bar. Christopher’s Californian and grew up there shooting bands and festivals, etc, after studying music and business. He drinks Manhattans.
We shot our first weddings in 2011, after years of shooting music festivals. Our first wedding together was for our friends Sophia and Otto, who didn’t want "wedding photographers", so they hired us instead.
Our years on festival duty were good training for shooting weddings – the two have lots in common:
• everyone’s trying to have the best day ever
• there are always a million things happening at once
• nothing ever runs on schedule, but it doesn’t matter
• they usually end with wild dancing
And at both weddings and festivals, it’s not about the photographers. It’s about the people in front of the camera, in all their unpredictable glory. For more on how we work, read what to expect from your wedding photographers.