We’re Rachel and Christopher, an English girl + an American boy with a little dual-citizen kiddo (her name’s Petra). We divide our time between London and Los Angeles. We like whisky, airport lounges, bread and butter pudding, unicorn balloons, vinyl records and books.
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 mostly 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 travel 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 were married in 2013 (that's us below).
The first September Pictures shoot
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 a little bit about what to expect from your wedding photographers.
Get in touch
We’d love to hear from you if you’re looking for a London wedding photographer, Los Angeles family photographer, or anything in between or beyond. Head to the contact form to tell us about your wedding, or just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love, Rachel & Christopher (and baby Petra too)
Beth & Raza
“We are so enjoying going over all your photos again! They are so wonderful. We so appreciate everything – your talent is extraordinary, and we could look at all the pictures over and over again, and love how there are a mixture of colour and black and white, dancing and speeches and candid table shots, and so on. I will refer you to everyone!”