CEO Blackwell & Ruth Publishing
"Rachael Hale McKenna is a brilliant photographer and a wonderful person. Together we have created a beautiful and original collection of books that have sold literally millions of copies around the world. We have worked side by side for over a decade and I know her to be one of the most talented, decent and kind hearted people I have ever had the privilege of working with."
Peter Mayle Writer
(Author of 'A Year in Provence' and 'A Good Year')
'Rachael was a pleasure to work with, and I very much enjoyed the time we spent together in Provence. Even more important, my dog Alfred liked her so much that I seem to remember that he gave her his favourite stick.'
“It's got to be a good thing when one of your closest friends is also one of New Zealands most prolific and talented photographers. The walls of our house are strewn with Rachael 's portraits of our children at various stages of their early years and of pets past and present. Some of the portraits have been hanging in our home for over a decade, yet I still pause when I walk past them - the moment, the age, the look captured in each picture bringing the happiest of memories flooding back. And for visitors they are always a point of discussion, it’s amazing how people notice and dwell on truly outstanding photographs. And Rachael’s work truly is outstanding”
Director Lifestyle Magazine Group/ Editor, NZ Life & Leisure
“I have worked with Rachael for two decades on many assignments for NZ’s leading lifestyle magazines. She’s very clever at capturing beautiful images, quickly and authentically. She’s created portraits, lifestyle features and many interior house shoots and her special genius is working with animals. She is an artist, yet practical, hardworking, calm and lots of fun.”