About Rachel Burt Photography
The first and most important thing that you need to know, it that I am both a cat AND dog person. In fact I probably like animals more than people. If you include your pets in your wedding, they will get photographed. A LOT.
I live with my husband, our two gorgeous children, James and Amelia, a mad dog called Daisy and our two over-affectionate cats called Charley and Lucie (That’s them over there!). We live in sunny Southport in Merseyside.
I’ve always been a creative type. I first picked up a camera to photograph my mad little brood, and got ‘hooked’ on capturing the joy on people’s faces. There’s no more joy anywhere than a wedding day, so weddings are my happy place.
My husband bought me my first ‘proper’ camera (along with an uncharacteristically romantic post-it note stating “My best investment x”, and the rest, as they say, is history!
I am a Harry Potter OBSESSIVE and almost constant re-read the novels. My favourite book changes like the wind, but at the moment it’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. I would be a Ravenclaw (obviously) and I NEED a cat like Crookshanks in my life.
I believe in the power of dancing it out (Grey’s Anatomy is my guilty pleasure), honesty, kindness and always doing YOU. I love laughter- proper belly laughing, double chins everywhere, laughing til it hurts kind of laughter. I’m totally sentimental, and happy-cry at the drop of a hat. I WILL cry at something at your wedding, its pretty much guaranteed.
What I do…
So what do I do? My photographs are colourful, fun, documentary style with a touch of quirkiness – I love to capture the joy and fun of the day with candid, unposed shots rather than concentrating on too many family formals. The crazy moments in a wedding are the holy grail- I want you to look back on your wedding and belly-laugh at the moments I’ve managed to capture!
Its such a massive honour to be invited into a family; welcomed in by an awesome couple on one of the biggest days of their life, and be able to peek inside your life, just for a moment. I was hooked on wedding photography from the minute I first tried it, and feel genuine butterflies every time I get to play at a wedding for the day. I would love the next one to be yours!
Things I love…
I have a proper case of wanderlust. The whole bloody world is on my bucket list, but my next great travel plans include Japan, Lapland and Santorini. My heart lies half in Italy, and half in New York City.
I love food. In fact I live for food. Life is far too short to be skinny. Whenever I travel, its the thing I love them most- trying new food and wines. But the absolute food of the gods? Peanut Butter. I would eat it morning, noon and night if I could.
Absolutely not just for Grannies. I am a craft nerd and crochet, knitting and sewing are my therapy. I love DIY weddings and am likely to get very excited about your crafty plans and handmade goodies!
I’m a total music geek. I LOVE a festival (and a festival wedding!) and get a bit too excited when I find a new band to love. Favourite include Embrace, Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire, and although I miss proper mixtapes dearly, Spotify is life.
I have a serious Netflix addiction. I love nothing more than a lazy Sunday afternoon binge watching an epic TV series. Currently watching: House of Cards, This Is Us, and anything with Tom Hardy in it.
It has to be strong, it has to be Yorkshire (you can tek the lass outta Yorkshire, but you can’t tek Yorkshire outta t’ lass!), and it has to be in my favourite mug. One sugar please, and ideally with a biscuit or a nice slice of carrot cake.
You’re a super-fun couple who are planning a wedding that is anything-but-traditional. You want to marry the love of your life, then have a big, relaxed party with all of your family and friends. You like what you like, and don’t care what anybody else thinks. You are planning a day which is full of fun, personality and quirky little details and are looking for a photographer to capture all of that in a super-chilled way. You hate posing for photos (it makes you cringe just thinking about it) and want your photographer to feel like a friend- not a stuffy supplier- more a guest that takes cool photos!
I like to think I’m a fun, creative and relaxed photographer, capturing all the moments that make your day unique, quirky and a little bit different. I capture it all- laughter of family and friends, crazy drunken dancing, kids sliding across the dance floor on their knees, and bridesmaids taking selfies. I want to tell the true story of your Best Day Ever- you and your guests having an awesome party. I try to disappear into the background, ninja-style, getting the sneaky shots whilst no-one is looking, whilst also being a super-fun and helpful friend on your wedding day.
CURRENTLY: excited to meet you both and get planning!
Myself and especially my partner were quite nervous about being photographed in public etc. but Rachel instantly made us feel at ease and relaxed as if she wasn’t there.
We can’t wait to get framing the photos !!!
We LOVE the photos. They are exactly what we wanted and captured the day perfectly.
We’ve watched the slideshow about 100 times- haha! .
Thank you so much!
If we can’t go back and do it all again for real, looking through our wedding album is the next best thing.
We can’t believe how good Rachel was- by far the best invstestment we made – thank you Rachel !