ABOUT EMILY

I grew up in London, the only place in the world where I can navigate by instinct, but my family also had a cottage in Wiltshire. Here, my brothers and I spent magical school holidays running around barefoot until the soles of our feet were quite hard; making camps in the woods and adopting stray animals.

My style of portraiture draws much inspiration from this kind of childhood. I aim to make images that have integrity, that allow your family to just be in the moment, and be yourselves. I use stunning leafy backdrops and outbuildings, always choosing locations that offer the best light and most impact.

I offer photo-shoots at my home in Somerset. I live here with my husband, two teenage children and a hyperactive Cocker Spaniel. Set in five acres, the farm offers children a private space to play by the stream, climb trees, pat a pony and wave at the passing steam train. Nearby there are further striking photo locations such as the Quantock Hills, Jurassic beaches, an apple orchard and interesting rural and historical architecture.

Clients may prefer to have the shoot at home or in locations that have a special meaning to the family. (See photo-shoot locations)

BIPP AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER

I am so delighted to have won two awards at the British Institute of Professional Photography’s South West Region Awards in Februrary 2019.

I received Bronze in the Portrait Category for my photo of Ludo (on location) and a Merit in the Portrait Category for Ella – where I used my natural light studio with a bespoke Grand-Master style grey backdrop by Hera backdrops.

Huge thanks all round to Ludo and Ella for being fabulous models and to Jo Scott and Bella West at BIPP, for all their hard work and time in judging the entries!

BAFTA WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM-MAKER

I love telling stories with my imagery, something that comes naturally after being a documentary film-maker for fifteen years. I have several heavyweight documentaries under my belt for Channel 4 and ITV including Kelly and Her Sisters which won a BAFTA, GRIERSON AND BROADCAST award for best documentary.

I was chosen to contribute to a creative project for Tesco’s focusing on family life in the UK. This was a fantastic opportunity to showcase my natural reportage style in everyday family situations.

TRAVEL PHOTO-JOURNALISM

I love travelling and exploring other cultures as a photo-journalist and have recently been to Colombia, Cuba and Uganda covering stories and capturing images for Country Life, Tatler and BIPP magazine amongst others.

I also have a studio/office on a working farm in Crowcombe & sometimes use this for location photo-shoots too. I also do Studio Shoots here, especially of small babies. All viewings of photo-shoot images and weddings take place at my studio.

The address is
Unit 2, Ashfield Farm Business Park, Crowcombe, Taunton TA4 4AW

Emily’s Studio Directions
If you drive from Taunton towards Minehead along the A358, go past Bishops Lydeard on your right and West Bagborough on your right and after about 3 miles take the first right turn to Crowcombe. Go past some new yellow houses on the right and turn next right into Ashfield Farm. Follow the farm lane left & the Quantock Frameworks sign and I am in the last unit at the end of lane in front of a big barn.