Rachel Vogeleisen

About Rachel

 
 
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Hello and Welcome,

I’m Rachel an award winning portrait photographer. My studio is based in London and travel for assignments in the UK and Europe. I’m bilingual in English-French, speak German, can have a conversation in Italian, learning Spanish is next on the list.

Education:
MA Fine Art Photography -
University of West London.

Featured in Publications:
Professional Photographer, Business Women Scotland Mag (cover), Hoffman UK mag, In Taste Kent, The art of portrait (Summer 2018), Picton Magazine (Sep2019 -247)

Clients:
I create portraits, business and commercial portraits, professional headshots for with personal, commercial brands and private commissions.

Awards:

Bronze awards The Portraits Masters 2019
Listed on 50 phenomenal photographers list curated by Fiona Humberstone the Brand Stylist.
Bronze Tokyo International Photography Awards 2018
Honourable mention, International Photography Awards 2018
Bronze awards The Portraits Masters 2018
Bronze awards The Portraits Masters 2017

Exhibition :
Brick Lane gallery June 2019 -
Women Who Reinvented Themselves after 50.


Portraits are unique because they represent you and there’s only one like YOU. You might need portraits for your business, personal brand, creating legacy, celebrating YOU, whatever, my mission is to show the best version of yourself in portraits so the world can put a name on your face and you can share your story! 

With my help create legacy about your unique self, look gorgeous in front of the camera and celebrate the amazing YOU! with unique portraits.

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How it all got started 

 

I am originally from Alsace the Eastern border of France and Germany, a region with two cultures, a mix of French and Germanic cultural background, a lot of influences (Hungarian, Swedish), a crossroad of European routes. I was fascinated by photography from an early age and used to love browsing through my grandmother's shoe boxes, full of old family photographs searching for my past.

 

For years photography took a backstage role in my life. After years of giving up, I finally gave it some serious consideration, I quit my job and went to study for an MA in Fine Art Photography. The rest is history!

 

My mission

 

You can’t imagine how long it took me to realise that I loved photographing people. The truth is, I was too shy to photograph people!

 

Why people? You’ve got a story, you are unique. My mission is to show the best version of yourself, make you look at your best in front of the camera, true to who you are, these images will remind you of the great things you can accomplish and celebrate YOU.

 

Why DO you Want a portrait session?

 

I WANT PORTRAITS FOR MY BUSINESS THAT DON'T LOOK BORING!

I get you on this one! Have a look at the gallery, to have an idea of how you want your personal branding portraits to look like.

 I WANT STYLISH, BOLD, BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS

I’ got exactly that for you! Its called Noir Indulgence.

 
 
 

I'VE GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE

You've just achieved a very important milestone in your life, lost weight, reached the big 30, 40, 50 or 60+, something big that deserves a celebration about the woman you are! A way to celebrate this significant milestone is by creating a keepsake of beautiful portraits of yourself. Portraits like you, fun, bold, confident, enjoying every bit of the next step in your life. READ ABOUT SONJA’S 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

I WANT TO RECONNECT WITH WHO I AM

All these years you've lost yourself, doing things by the book, putting others first and forgetting yourself in the process, only seeing a glimpse of the real you here and there? It's time for you to celebrate the woman you are and move on to your next milestone! READ FRANCESCA'S STORY HERE

 
 

I WANT TO EXIST IN PHOTOGRAPHS FOR MYSELF

You've been hiding for too long, thinking I am too old, I have 20 pounds to loose, too that, waiting for the perfect moment to stand in front of the camera. Remember perfect doesn’t exist and it's boring! Every stage of your life is to be celebrated. It's my job as a photographer to make you look incredible so you can exist in images for you and your loved ones!

I WANT A PHOTOSHOOT IN FRONT OF THE EIFFEL TOWER

Sure, I can make your dream photoshoot in Paris a reality!

 

My mission is to help you create the photoshoot of your dream and transform it into an experience that will not only be fun but one to remember.

On the day of the photo shoot, everything can taken care of for you, let me book a make up artist for you. She will work from the brief we have shaped together for the makeover. I will guide and coach you in front of the camera to look at your best in the photographs.

After this transformative experience you will go home on a very high note, sharing it with friends and family. Imagine a portrait of yourself hanging on the walls of your house, or opening a beautiful folio box with images printed on beautiful  paper to remember this special moment in your life. Imagine portraits as a gift to celebrate your unique self, feeling inspired for the next move in your life.

 I MAKE THE MOST CAMERA SHY PEOPLE BLOSSOM IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA 

“You will beam with confidence after our photoshoot together, I will show you how beautiful you are. You don’t have to worry about a thing it's my responsibility to make you look amazing, so relax, enjoy, because this will be the photoshoot of your life.” 


The Portrait Experience

Welcome to my London Studio

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the photo session process

 

1. THE CONSULTATION & STYLING RECOMMENDATIONS

We have an in person or chat via Skype consultation. You tell me how you want to be photographed.

 
 

2. PROFESSIONAL MAKE UP & HAIR STYLING BOOKED FOR YOU

Book a make up artist & hair stylist with your photo session. I work with makeup artists on a regular basis and can help you book one.

We meet at my studio you will show me your outfits, if you booked one of my trusted experienced make-up artist, she will take care of the make-over for you, working from the brief we have created together.

3. COACHING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

Do you fear standing in front of the camera, not knowing what to do? I’m on a mission to show you how you can create beautiful portraits in your own way. As an expert who understands light and posing in the most flattering way, I will help you transform your portraits and take it to a level where it becomes your signature mark.

 
 

4. THE SELECTION PROCESS

Select the images included in your session at your viewing session, with option to buy additional images, framed portraits or a folio box if you wish.

 
 

5. PHOTO EDITING

All images that you buy will be edited in my signature style.