The Importance of a Printed Photograph

"If there are pictures that you really really care about then creating a physical instance is probably a good idea. Print them out, literally." Vint Cerf This blog post has been a while coming. Mainly because of the complexities surrounding the topic, given that EVERYTHING these days is digital. But to be totally honest, it is because I’m pretty scared of writing it, as I myself need to action the advice I'm about to give you! As I'll explain shortly. Recently I came across a quote from Vint Cerf, VP of Google and arguably one of the ‘Father’s of the Internet’, taken from a speech he made in 2015 at a conference in California. In his presentation, he warned the 21st century was at risk of be

Happy Mothers' Day, and little challenge for you all!

Happy Mothers Day! Today is the day that we celebrate our Mothers. As I write this, my smalls are still fast asleep, so before I get told off for working on a Sunday, I need to let you know the results of my Mothers Day competition, and let you know about another little one that I’ve decided to run! As you know, in January I ran my Celebrating Mothers competition. The entries I had were just so lovely, and such wonderful stories to be told meant that I had the impossible job of choosing a winner. So one was chosen at random, and below is one of the images taken from that session. We’re in the process of designing artwork now, so once we’ve finalised the session, I’m going to write a blog pos


A couple of Saturdays ago I captured an event at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking. I’ve driven past on numerous occasions, and attended a wedding there when I was 8, but I had no idea of their venue that is Tithe Barn. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and was recently renovated after the River Mole burst its banks. With it’s barn like decor and minstrels gallery, it makes a lovely venue for weddings and parties, and this particular party was a pretty awesome one! With my previous job, and over the last 15 or so years, I’ve heard a lot of bands play live. But this band has really stuck in my memory. They’re called Capitale, and they’re an 8 piece covers band based in London. Their energy is infec

Thank YOU!

Happy Thursday! So it’s been an absolutely crazy week, a wonderful week, I don’t think I’ve ever been functioning so well on such little sleep… but some magical things are happening. I’ve met some absolutely amazing and inspiring photographers, and some brilliant influencers in the Photographic industry. I've also connected with companies, families and individuals who have been inspiring to work with, and I can honestly now say this, right here right now, is the job I've always dreamed of having. I wanted to pause for a minute to say a massive THANK YOU to all of my new followers, whether you’ve subscribed to my blog, my facebook page or my instafeed. You’re here because you’ve made a connec

The Importance of Choosing the Right Photographer

I originally wrote this blog as a response to a segment on Radio 2 earlier this year, that was discussing how choosing a Wedding Photographer could be compared to a lottery. This was after some of the callers explained how things went wrong with their photographers on their big days. Here are my thoughts on the matter, and if you are looking for a Wedding Photographer yourself, hopefully this will give you a few tips as to how to find the one perfect for you. Dear Jeremy, I’ve just listened back to your show broadcast yesterday (Friday 2nd March 2018) regarding Wedding Photography, and I feel that this is a very important issue that needs to be discussed, because as a Professional Photograph

BIPP Provisional Photographer of the Year 2018… but what does that actually mean?

It’s been a pretty crazy week here. Snow, ice, constant -6c biting wind, World Book Day (twice!) plus my usual meetings, two shoots, editing and a husband working from home would be more than enough to keep any of us crazy busy. Then add in a trip up to Buckinghamshire in a blizzard to have MY photographs taken with one of the Photographers that I admire the most (more on that to come in a few weeks) and a trip into Central London for a the BIPP Professional Photographer Awards 2018 and right now my head is spinning. And I’m a little bit hungover… But I can honestly say this week has been one of the best weeks EVER. I decided to become a Photographer in 2016 after a couple of bad experiences

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Rachel Thornhill ABIPP ASWPP LMPA  - Beautiful story-telling photography and stunning wall art for fun loving people, Rachel is an award-winning professional portrait Photographer based in Lower Kingswood / Tadworth, Surrey, UK.    Tel: +44 (0)1737 244745     

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