” Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”
– Elliott Erwitt
My name is Rachael Fraser, I grew up in a town in the North East of England called Alnwick. Having grown up in Northumberland I have a great appreciation of the countryside and nature which I think often comes out in my photography. I am a great animal lover, especially dogs, I have a gorgeous husky who often stars in my personal photographs; he may look like a wolf but he is a big softie!
From a young age I have always enjoyed taking photographs of family and friends and rarely went anywhere without my small film camera. I was given my first digital camera, a Canon 1100d that lasted me a good few years, as a christmas present when I was 18 and have since been obsessed with capturing life in images.
I studied Costume Design at Edinburgh college of Art which was a wonderful experience, living in a beautiful city and meeting some of my closest friends, but I found that my favourite part of the process was often photographing the final costume at the end of a project and so, after 5 years in the costume world, I was brought back to my camera. I went on to study photography at Newcastle and decided to start photographing professionally.
My favourite subject has always been people, so Wedding and Portrait photography seemed a natural place to start, I love capturing people when they are unaware and showing the uninhibited emotions and natural beauty in documentary style photography; it’s not just about the image but also the memory and the story that it tells. With a focus on real emotions and connections I try to highlight the laughter, joy and love that are felt throughout your wedding day or portrait session.
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My LATEST WORK
Within my new website design business I have been working with Jane from 'Birdcages and Dragonflies' and Jane from 'A Wedding Less Ordinary' on their new websites, so when they invited me to join them for a styled photoshoot at a brand new venue just outside Newcastle...
I met up with Alex and Alex, nearly three years since their wedding day and over a year since the last time I saw them for a newborn shoot of their son George. Now George is a bit older and running around they wanted to capture him enjoying the beach with their family...