Training with Rachel Vanoven

Training is so important to me here at Lorelle Elizabeth Photography.  It helps me to continue to improve my skills and the images I create and give to my clients. This month I had the priveledge of attending the Northern Portrait and Newborn Expo in Blackpool where I was trained by the world renowned newborn photographer, Rachel Vanoven.

I have admired Rachel’s work for a few years now and it was so good to see how she worked and learn some great tips that I can put in to practice during my own newborn shoots. The show itself was great and I got some lovely new props and met some lovely and talented photographers from around the uk.

I am really loving newborns at the moment, I just wish I could do more of them. With only two newborn appointments available per week they get booked up so quick. It really is so important to book your appointment as soon as you can, usually when you have been told of your due date. Sessions take place when baby is between 4-14 days old. It is a truly special time and babies grow out of the newborn stage so quickly so I love that I get to capture those memories for clients to keep forever. I will leave you with some photos from the day and one of the photos that Rachel kindly let us take during training.


Lorelle is an incredible photographer, not only is her work amazing but the way she is with everyone is great. She puts everyone at ease, isn't intrusive at all and generally just a lovely personLisa Bennet

Absolutely amazing photos - Lorelle you were fantastic with Callum and we now have the tough job of picking the photos that we wantLee Stewart

Absolutely fantastic photographer! We had her at our wedding and throughout the whole day Lorelle was amazing! I honestly can't thank you enough for the amazing photos you took! Even managing to get some snaps with our Labrador (who was just a little bit crazy on the day!). Anything we asked you were happy to try and we just couldn't have had anyone better! Thank you again! Nicole Gillies

Having Lorelle as our photographer was brilliant, she made everything feel so relaxed, the days leading up to the wedding had been crazy, so it was nice to have that calming influence for the photos. The shots she took are unbelievable, couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank youFiona Rennie

Completely professional and utterly lovely person. Excellent to work with and would recommend her to everyone!! Will so use your services again. Thank you for your fabulous photographsNicola MacKinnon