” 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
Nikki and Andy were married at The Secret Tower on Friday, with a guest appearance from their adorable bedlington terrier Albus, and we had a great time exploring the venue, taking photos in the white room and the orchard outside.
I joined Rachel, Chris and their beautiful daughter Clementine at Wynard Hall for their small intimate cermony a couple of weeks ago. It was a scorching sunny day and we had a walk along the edge of the lake together to take some photos of this lovely new family...