Rachel Ghent

 

When we first met Rachel Ghent we knew instantly that she was the perfect photographer to work with us to capture homes and lifestyles. Her creative impulse and her love of homes were the perfect mix for how we wanted to showcase homes. We had become tired of the lacklustre approach to property photography and we knew that if we were to make a splash in the industry, and appeal to modern clients and buyers who appreciate good design, then we needed a photographer who was extraordinary!
Rachel studied photography in Cheltenham before moving to London where she developed her skills and portfolio. Her journey takes her from working with Oasis, interior designers and property developers. When we first met Rachel she was woking from a fabulous studio in Leamington Spa. Now Rachel is kept busy travelling the country shooting homes with Mr & Mrs Clarke.
“When I walk into a home I get an instant feeling and that drives how we will approach the home. Sometimes we will have music on and move around the house quickly, capturing fun parts of the property and the furniture. In other homes we will work slowly and stage a room completely to showcase what it is like to live in that room. We always try to inject some fun into the photos by creating a mix of images”, explains Rachel.

If you could live in one of the homes you have photographed, which would it be?

Church House in Warwickshire. It was an elegant Georgian house packed with treasures and full of interest. I could have moved straight in. I like houses that are full of character…and have a dog!

What makes a home?

People! I love working with nice people who love their home who welcome you in and make you a good ol’ cup of tea.

What is your home like?

It is busy and full of noise (I have three boys, a big dog and a wonderful husband) and packed with stuff – I have an obsession with mid-century furniture!

What’s in your fridge?

Craft beer and vegan goodies.

What is your dream house to photograph?
A Manor House in the Scottish Highlands with grand rooms, history and beautiful views.

You can follow Rachel’s personal work over on Instagram @rachelghentphoto