Natural Lifestyle Photography

Welcome to the home of Umoya Photography, and thank you for visiting.
My name is Kelly, and I am a Horsham Photographer, working on location anywhere within Sussex, Surrey and beyond, capturing genuine smiles and emotion outdoors on location or in-home, resulting in photographs that are unique and personal. 

Umoya : Meaning "Spirit”

From the African language Xhosa, Umoya is translated as “Spirit”. I chose the name since some African cultures believe that the spirit is literally captured by a photo… By adopting a lifestyle approach to photographing weddings, families and events, this is what I strive to achieve in capturing the spirit of the moments between the moments… resulting in natural candid images.

My particular style lends itself well to covering many genres of photography – I am a Horsham photographer covering Family Photography, Newborn Photography, and Weddings & Events.

Covering Horsham, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and beyond, I photograph both indoors and outdoors on location with an unobtrusive lifestyle approach, to naturally capture genuine emotions and candid moments.


Who am I, other than a Horsham Photographer?

I am also a work-from-home mom to two young boys and a border collie who keeps me active,
Wife to the most supportive (and handy!) husband I could ever hope for,
A creative lover of beautiful imagery and all things rustic & real,
PTA member, spending time behind the BBQ stand with the husband at school fetes,
And all-round juggler, balancing my time between family, home life, and my creative outlet.
I also love 80’s nights, rocking out in my kitchen, camping, board games, and wine.

Kelly Rabie - Sussex Wedding Photographer


Wedding Photography captures genuine intimate moments, documenting the day and details to reminisce over later.

Events are shot in a photojournalistic style, in order to naturally capture the day or evening as it happens, presenting you with true irreplaceable memories.


Family sessions bring out individual characters, showcasing the special bond a family shares, resulting in fun NATURAL photos that you would be proud to display.

Why choose Umoya Photography for your family photos?

I believe that a portrait should capture the essence of you and what makes you special. My family photography sessions aim to create a carefree, fun experience that will bring out the best in you and your family. The result is memories that are unique and personal which you would be proud to display in your home.


Newborn sessions are shot in the comfort of your home – capturing the tiny details before they are gone, and the true essence of those first few weeks.

What others say

We have just had our photos from Kelly for our Wedding at Hedingham Castle. Where do I start! OMG they are amazing!!!! Kelly is a very professional but also makes everything very personal. I cant recommend her enough!!!!
Sheri Atkins
Kelly is fantastic with our daughter, who is completely relaxed and really enjoys the sessions, which means we get the most natural and beautiful photos that we always receive compliments on.
Sarah Scott
Kelly is so professional & from the start the kids loved her and we were all put at ease. The whole experience was so relaxed & fun... I couldn't recommend her enough, the moments that she managed to capture in such a short space of time are absolutely breathtaking. I've never been happier - thanks Kelly!
Wendy Fergusson

Have any questions?
Feel free to call, email, or Whatsapp - I'd love to hear from you.

  • umoyaphotography@gmail.com
  • 078 94549990


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