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Rachel Joyce Photography

Accrington, Lancashire

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48 Woodfield Ave





Rachel Joyce is a documentary wedding photographer based in Lancashire. She shoot with two Canon bodies and a variety of lenses and is fully insured.

Would you trust me if I asked you to rush out for a picture during an amazing sunset? Would you go with it if I asked you to stand in front of that gorgeous old doorway with peeling paint? Do want a photographer who is inconspicious throughout your day but still captures all those authentic moments of joy? Who will lightly direct you during the more formal shots to get the best images possible without it feeling all fake and formal? Who will get through your group shots as quickly and painlessly as possible so you have the most amount of time for having fun. Do you love the details of a wedding and appreciate the fact that I will spend time during the day capturing them in the most beautiful way possible? Do you want a curated story of your day with an emphasis on relaxed and creative imagery? Do you want some stunning images of the two of you without having to spend hours away from your guests?

Answering yes to these questions probably means we should chat about your plans!


Hi Rachel Well, where do we start? From the minute I stumbled across you on google I was ‘sold’. Even on your older website we loved the way you came across – humorous, quirky, friendly and confident. I distinctly remember you saying, when we were researching which photographers, that we wouldn’t think of the extra couple of hundred quid in years to come when we had the images and that it was easy for you to say if you were the most expensive. That small but witty statement reassured us that you were ‘the one’, and was probably the most powerful bit of advice we had pre Wedding, but boy how right you were… You were efficient and professional from the off, even during the boring adminny stuff.. As you could tell, neither of us were fans of having our photographs taken, but the pre Wedding shoot, well we actually both enjoyed and were so chuffed we had chosen you. We knew you wouldn’t do all the cringey group photos in overload (just the ones we wanted). We don’t believe documentary is a good enough a word to describe your style either, everything was natural and fun – just the way we wanted and the way the day went. You certainly relaxed us before and made us notice you even less, in the nicest possible way, even when you weren’t in stealth mode (on the floor, climbing over gates, lying low commando style in the grass – all standard positions we became accustomed to seeing you in)! You captured things I remembered from the day and I did not ever think “I wonder if she got that moment when…” because we just knew you would, and so much more. The raw emotion you captured set us off time and time again when watching the slideshows or going through the photos, there’s certain ones that are so real that they made us genuinely think we were there in that very moment taking the photos ourselves as they are precisely what we would have wanted, yet at the same time still give us that ‘lump in the throat’ shock upon seeing them even the fifth time ‘round. Trust me, we know from Rach’s cousin how much effort goes into these photos and when you emailed a week earlier than expected for the full gallery and said there was ‘a lot’, never in our wildest photographic dreams did we expect everything you got – so a genuine heartfelt thank you for that. And to Kat too. When people say they wish they could relive the day again, we know 100% we can from your images or slideshow. Or from reading your blog. Some of the ones in the barn bit at the end with the light coming through (I think you pros call it happy hour?) are stunning, and I can't believe I'm saying that about a photo of myself. Every moment we snuck off with you and Kat, we knew it was a check point to pinch ourselves and how wonderfully the day was going, and we are so glad we got to spend those moments with you. Truly would not have had it any other way, with anyone else. All the guests commented how exceptional you were. We cannot recommend you highly enough, you blew us away and, in the words of the Registrar, are absolutely ‘fabulous’. Thank you so so much for everything you did. All our love and best wishes Vicky & Rach xxx

Rachel was the photographer at our wedding last week and we could not have asked for a better experience. Rachel and her assistant both went beyond the call of duty - helping with the wedding dress, giving us practical advice and being so good in quickly organising and arranging the guests for each shot. They arrived at the venue around midday (our wedding was at 2) and took pictures of us both getting ready and stayed until we'd cut the cake and had our first dance. We cannot wait to see the pictures - I'm sure they'll be brilliant but I just want to say how great the whole experience was from start to finish. Highly recommended!!!

My wife and I got married in March in Manchester and Rachel stepped in at the last minute to do our photography after we'd been let down by another photographer. Luckily for us it was the best thing that could have happened because Rachel was amazing! Her style of photography was exactly what we were after; we hate anything cheesy! She took some beautiful candid photographs of us with family and friends throughout the day and they were just priceless. The quality of the photographs were superb - we couldn't have been happier with them. What's more, she made us feel really comfortable and it was a pleasure to have her share our day with us. I would recommend Rachel Joyce Photography to anyone! Thank you Rachel :)

We could not recommend Rachel Joyce Photography more!! From start to finish the service was friendly, professional and tailored to exactly what we wanted and our vision for our wedding day. On the day Rachel and Christian were wonderful, with members of our bridal party and guests telling us how lovely they were! The pictures themselves are beautiful and so natural, telling the story of the day perfectly. And we received them all edited a week and a half after the wedding, what more could you ask for!

Rachel did a wonderful job for our Wedding in Feb. Couldn't have asked for more! Will recommended to anyone and everyone. So happy with our pictures, they are beautiful, had loads of compliments, Beautiful photography style, exactly what we wanted. Also kindly agreed to a few shots requested by us. Could not be happier with the results!