rachel joyce photography

Well hello there...

Let me tell you a little bit more about me. I am a wedding photographer based in lovely Lancashire. I live with my husband my two beautiful children and Bertie the Cavapoo. Joyce is my middle name, my actual last name is long and I spend far too much of my time spelling it over the phone. Joyce was my Nanna's name and she was a Guiness drinking, paddle in your tights sort of person so I like seeing her name everyday. 

Here's a few things you should know about me. I love anything handmade, crafty or DIY. I have a serious book buying addiction (it's getting to be an actual problem). I'm an avid collector of hobbies that I really don't have time to do. My pinterest board is jammed with projects I'll probably never get round to. I'm a massive fan of the modern vintage look - I essentially just want to live in a Cath Kidston shop. I'm a Harry Potter obsessive. Like, proper obsessive. Seriously. My favourite thing in the world is an afternoon nap. And I have an actual plan in case of a Zombie apocalypse. 

I'm not one of those people with a lifelong interest in photography. I've always been a bit crafty but I only picked up a 'proper' camera in 2011 . I was pregnant with my daughter and my husband wanted to buy a new camera. Thanks to that one impulsive purchase and lots of time honing my craft, I'm now in the very enviable position of doing what I love for a living. My approach is predominantly documentary style - I like to capture your day as it unfolds instead of spending hours posing. I love the details of a wedding: the flowers, the place settings, the favours; all those little things you might miss whilst you are caught up in the excitement of the day -  but these are the things you have spent months planning. Combine this with an artistic and light-hearted approach towards the more structured images from the day and I think you have the perfect combination (if I do say so myself). My work has been featured on blogs such as Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Brides up North, The English Wedding Blog,  Love My Dress, and One Fab Day to name but a few. 

I'm ridiculously lucky to work with couples who trust me to photograph their big day. If you're determined to do things your own way, value those little moments, love laughter and joy over seriousness and tradition then I'd love to hear from you. 

Ok, now for the serious stuff. I shoot with two Canon bodies and a variety of lenses. I am fully insured. I cover weddings in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, the Lake District  and surrounding areas and will travel further for a small fee (cover my petrol costs and throw in a cup of earl grey and a bacon sandwhich and I'm yours). I have a second professional photographer with me at every wedding so we can tell the story of your day in full.  If you'd like to know more serious stuff about me and my world of weddings then please visit my FAQ page.

Please have a browse through the website and look at some of my work. For an overview of some of my favourite weddings visit the gallery. To see some full weddings please visit the recent wedding page. For wedding planning tips visit the blog.

If you feel like I might be the photographer for you please visit the Contact page and send me a quick message with some details about your wedding and I'll get back to you very quickly. If you just can't wait please feel free to give me a call on 07807 112608.

Happy Wedding Planning!