Rachel Thornhill, LBIPP

10 months after being accepted into the British Institute of Professional Photography, on Tuesday of last week I was awarded my Licentiate in Portrait Photography. I had many reasons for choosing to qualify as a Professional Photographer, but the one that was driving me the most was to prove to myself that I could take my passion for photography and make it my career. Putting together my portfolio I found to be very difficult. I wanted to show the Judging Panel the best of my work, not only technically, but emotionally too. The judging criteria can be very high, and a photograph full of emotion and love that I have seen become a beloved part of my clients’ lives might not be technically what

Family Portraits at Priory Park

It was such a pleasure to photograph the wonderful Tims Family last month. I have known them since our eldest sons were at Waterbabies together, and I photographed their youngest son’s christening back in 2015. So it was absolutely fantastic to see some of the photographs I've taken for them in pride of place on their kitchen walls when I visited for our pre-session consultation. I so love my job! To update these photographs with some new family portraits now that the boys are growing up was indeed the reason that I was commissioned. Looking to capture the energy and camaraderie of their two young boys, we chose to shoot in Priory Park in Reigate, with the water and woods creating a beautifu

Spring at Nonsuch Park

When Zoe suggested Nonsuch Park as the location for her Family Portrait session, I didn’t realise quite how beautiful it would be! Having been in the grounds for the annual NCT Teddy Bears Picnic, I had no ideaI that the mansion and surrounding gardens would be quite so enchanting, as I discovered when I popped down one spring afternoon to have a look around. With the gorgeous walled Italian Gardens and little paths, walls and gates, it was an amazing backdrop for our time together. Having been postponed from the previous week due to April showers (or hailstorm as I think it turned out to be!) we had glorious sunshine, giving a beautiful palate of colours for their photographs. And the garde

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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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