The the key to a great image is the connection between the photographer and the subject, this is why we specialise in family photography and have more than a decade of experience in doing so.

It is a joy for us to work with you and create special moments that you can treasure for a lifetime.

Our Philosophy

It's always the perfect time to capture right now.

Our passion is lifestyle portraits; together with our contemporary vision and attentiveness, we create moments for you to cherish forever and design beautiful masterpieces to display in your home.

The Studio


Based in the centre of Chester on the iconic historic rows, the studio boasts brilliant views of the bustling street below. Yet above, tucked away behind a small entrance hallway is our perfectly formed studio. With space to relax without being overlooked, you can truly enjoy your time spent here as a family.

The Studio


Based in the centre of Chester on the iconic historic rows, the studio boasts brilliant views of the bustling street below. Yet above, tucked away behind a small entrance hallway is our perfectly formed studio. With space to relax without being overlooked, you can truly enjoy your time spent here as a family.

Meet the photographers

Rachel


I was lucky enough to know from a very young age that photography was a great passion of mine. I plunged myself into a career in photography and have fulfilled my dream of owning my own studio; opening Brightside Photography Studios Chester in 2016.


From the moment you meet me, my passion will shine through. I will establish a bond with you and your family, enabling me to capture wonderful smiles and natural giggles, making the end result a selection of beautiful images that you will treasure for generations.


Besides work, my family is my world. I am a very proud mummy of two boys, Myles and Jude. Since becoming a mum I truly understand the phrase "they're not little for long", which makes my passion for capturing families and children even stronger.

Laura


I originally studied and worked in the entertainment business where I performed in London’s West End. Now, I am on the other side of the lens which, for me, is a lot more rewarding.


I am a working mum of two young children; seeing how quickly they are both growing up makes me appreciate the wonders of capturing a timeless image.


I like to bring fun and vitality to your experience in the studio. I want everyone involved to feel relaxed, enabling you to enjoy your session so I can get the best images possible.

It is important for every family to capture precious moments and have something special to cherish forever; I couldn't be more proud to be a part of helping you achieve this.


“Its one thing to take a picture of what someone looks like, its another to make a portrait of who they are.”

Testimonials

The Sage Family


“What a great experience from start to finish! The session itself was so much fun. Rachel & Laura worked so well with all five of our children and created the most perfect, natural family pictures; which is just what we wanted. Seeing the pictures brought a tear to my eye, the viewing was overwhelming but together with Rachels help we deigned a beautiful montage frame that looks simply stunning in our front room. Children grow up too quickly, Im so pleased we have professional images to document this time.”

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