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Client Testimonials and Kind Words

"Our breath was taken away with the beauty you have captured of our children and the unbelievable talent of these photos... Wow wow wow... I can't stop looking at them and in my husband’s words 'these need to be on our walls and are like a piece of art'! I literally cannot wait to have them on display."


Reigate, Surrey

Brothers Fine Art Portrait by Rachel Thornhill ABIPP - Family Portrait Photographer Surrey

"We had the most fabulous morning with the gorgeous Rachel at our family photography session! She was a total natural with my girls and made everyone feel totally relaxed, 5 months on and my 4 year old still asks "can Rachel come and play again soon?" It's so refreshing to receive candid and natural photos which aren't remotely staged or choreographed, and capture such a happy morning! Thanks so much Rachel for capturing such stunning shots which we'll treasure forever! You truly are one of a kind and I cannot recommend you enough. Looking forward to booking our next one!"

Emily (and Isla and Kitty)

Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Rachel Thornhill Photography Sibling Portraits in Surrey

"Rachel is such a fantastic photographer. Myself, my husband and 2 daughters had a lovely photo session in the lavender fields at the end of July. Rachel made the session feel so relaxed, fun and enjoyable with her enthusiasm and bubbly personality. We really couldn't be happier with the photos and the wide range of products Rachel had to offer to compliment them."


Lower Kingswood

Rachel Thornhill Photography Family Lavender Portraits

"Rachel produced some really stunning shots at my daughter’s 21st birthday party.  She has such a sparkling personality that it was a pleasure to work her; she was very upbeat and engaging and caught so many wonderful moments. Although she mingled very inconspicuously, she really captured the spirit of the party.   Her efferverscent landscape panoramic shots are brilliant and give a real sense of the party scene with all the lanterns glowing overhead against the night sky.  There are some very relaxed group shots of family and friends and other candid, informal photos of friends laughing at the speeches and partying away.  She took so much trouble to make sure we were happy with the photo book.  I can’t recommend Rachel more highly."


Laura (and Clementine)

Midhurst, Sussex

Rachel Thornhill Photography Birthday and Events in Surrey

"We had the pleasure of having Rachel as our family portrait photographer at Nonsuch Park a couple of months ago. She was professional but also very down to earth, making my kids smile and bringing out the best in them. The photographs she produced were of outstanding quality. She captured beautiful, natural and timeless images of our family which we will cherish for a long time. The prints were of a high standard and flawless. We would highly recommend Rachel to all of our family and friends." 


Cheam, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography Natural Outdoor Family Photography in Surrey

A wonderful, professional photographer who did an outstanding job shooting album photographs for myself. Caring, thoughtful and ever prepared, the process was so much fun on the day but also leading up to the shoot with meetings where we exchanged ideas and suggestions. Rachel has an expert eye, makes you feel at ease and I would highly recommend her to anyone.


Lucy Zirins

Singer and Songwriter


Lucy Zirins Album Cover by Rachel Thornhill ABIPP

"Rachel is so enthusiastic and passionate about her photography. She has a lovely manner with the children which enables her to take fantastic pictures which  capture those special moments in school. The quality and detail of the photos really show the intrigue and enjoyment of the children’s faces.   Visitors to the school comment on her  amazing framed photos displayed around the school."


Duncan Steele, Head Teacher

Kingswood Primary School, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography Schools Marketing Photographer in Surrey

Oh Rachel, what can I say, the photos are beautiful, many thanks for your time, patience and expertise. Cannot wait to hang this in my new kitchen! I adore them. Many thanks once again.


Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Rachel Thornhill Photography Natural Outdoor Family Photography in Surrey

We had a fantastic time at our photo session with Rachel. She was warm, relaxed and funny, and totally put us at ease. My twins loved playing, singing and running around with her and she got the most beautiful, natural photos of them, capturing their personalities perfectly. Thank you so much Rachel! 

Hannah, Blogger #hannahandthetwiglets

Worcester Park, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography Natural Outdoor Lavender Sibling and Family Photography in Surrey

We have used Rachel twice now for family portraits and are certain we will use again one day. She’s great with kids and full of energy. Highly recommend.


Reigate, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography - Family Portrait Photographer Surrey - Reigate

"Rachel’s photos are truly stunning. They capture the beauty of nature as well as showing the subject in an uncontrived way. Rachel is fantastic with children and always manages to take beautiful photos of them looking happy, relaxed and having fun. I would highly recommend Rachel, she is friendly, professional and hugely talented. I would not ask anyone else to photograph the children at my Forest School, she captures the essence of outdoor learning perfectly – and the children love her!"


Angela Williams, Manager

Little Acorns Pre-school, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography Children's Nursery Portraits in Surrey

"I would like to express how delighted I have been with Rachel Thornhill. I have used her for a number of family events, birthdays and photo shoots of my young son at home. Her vision, creativeness and professionalism is absolutely outstanding and I cannot recommend her highly enough. We are delighted with our photographs."

Magdalena (and Tennyson)


Rachel Thornhill Photography Children's Portraits in Surrey

"Rachel was very friendly and enthusiastic during the photoshoot, which put everyone at ease; she was even relaxed about dogs (and occasionally horses) photo-bombing her carefully-composed sets - she just persevered until she got the right shots. She also had a good ‘sense of place’, suggesting shots in different, favourite parts of the garden, so that they would FEEL like home. She provided a very good service after the photoshoot, with great attention to detail as she helped us select images and frames. We are very pleased with the end result – a great selection of family photos which are well-composed, full of lovely light, and everyone looking quite relaxed.”



Reigate Heath, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography Family Portraits in Surrey

“We asked Rachel to take some family photographs on the morning of our son’s wedding. We are all absolutely thrilled with the results. In a relatively short space of time Rachel captured our family and our son with his ushers and the photographs will be a lasting memory of a very special day. We would highly recommend Rachel and she certainly added to our enjoyment of the day with her professionalism, ability to put everyone at ease and most importantly giving us beautiful photographs and memories.”


Reigate, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography Wedding Portraits in Surrey

“I want to call you to say thank you, but I can’t because I am crying. The photos are the most beautiful I have ever seen and I cannot believe how perfect they are! You have made us look incredible. Thank you so, so much, they are priceless - the best money that we have ever spent.”


Banstead, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography Children's Bluebell Portraits  in Surrey

"I would like to highly recommend Rachel Thornhill. She is a very unique photographer with amazing abilities to capture "that special moment" of your child/ family. Rachel has taken fabulous photos of my family in various outdoor locations and we have been pleased with every single picture she took. I believe that her huge advantage is the fact she is well experienced in childcare as well she is a wonderful mother to two gorgeous boys. She simply understands the children and knows how to make them feel special and natural without putting the pressure of the camera lens... I cannot wait to book another session with Rachel.”



Lower Kingswood, Surrey

Rachel Thornhill Photography Children's Lavender Portraits in Surrey
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