About Rachel Lou...
I'm Rachel and I specialise in natural, authentic pregnancy, baby and family photography. I offer relaxed photography sessions in your own home. After having a baby it is sometimes just a bit too much to get yourself out of the front door, so let me take away the struggle and come to you. I’ll photograph you and your beautiful new family in the comfort of your own home, capturing real, authentic memories forever.
I am Mum to three spirited little people, wife to a country sports-mad husband and owner of Authentic Baby Photography.
My favourite things to do are chat over a cuppa with friends, explore the great outdoors with family and consume my body weight in chocolate on a regular basis!
(I may also be persuaded to enjoy a cheeky gin every now and then)
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After photographing their newborn baby boy Lochlan, Shelly asked me to capture some fun outdoor photos of them all including the new family member. Here are some of my favourites that captured in Woodley, Berkshire.
I went to photograph baby Jennox at home in Shinfield and was rewarded with some super-cute smiles. Take a look at some of my favourite images from their newborn session here.
Hypnobirthing. I’ll admit that it’s not something I know much about, which is why is invited Sarah Collison of Happy Births to tell me more.
You’re thinking about booking a baby photographer to come to your home, but aren’t sure what to expect? I’m answering all of your questions here, so grab a cuppa and read on…
I had the pleasure of working with Joye from Bumble and Blooms recently. She makes the cutest baby and children’s leggings in awesome prints, perfect for the #instababy in your life!
Mums - I’m talking to you! I really want you to start getting in the frame and being present in photos with your children. Stop hiding behind the camera and make sure that you’re included when the kids look back through the photo albums in years to come.
When you get asked to visit a clients home to photograph their new baby and they are this cute, it just has to be shared! Possibly one of the easiest babies to photograph, Nala-Rae certainly wasn't phased by the camera. Here are some of my favourite images from her Newborn photography session that took place at their home in Reading.
If you’re looking for fun family photos then why not have them done at home? Relax, have fun and let me capture you and your family, telling your story as I go.
You’re pregnant and will soon be off to welcome your new baby into the world, but there is still one job left to do. Pack the hospital bag! What should you include? Here I share my advice, along with tips from fellow Mums, of what to pack (or not!)
This gorgeous little bundle was a pleasure to photograph, and made my job super-easy. Mum had requested studio-style newborn photos, to be taken in the comfort of her own home in Reading, which is exactly what she got! Best of both worlds hey?