‘I want you to have family portraits on your walls which continue to interest you for years and years.’

Stress free family portraits from my studio near Gatwick in West Sussex

Working from her studio in West Sussex, Emma creates enigmatic, soulful and natural portraits in black and white that focus on emotion and character.

“Each shoot is different. We start with a meeting either in person on on Skype and talk about who will be in the portraits and what they are like. We cover what to wear so that the family looks pulled together without being matchy-matchy, the different personalities and where in the home the portraits are going to go.

” In every family, there are different characters – the comedian, the thinker, the doer, the friend – and this is what inspires me in my work. It’s such an art to capture the real person.

“In the shoot itself, everyone has a voice and is encouraged to pose and dress how they want to be. Young children can let go with their imagination and teens feel more in control, at a time in their lives when it’s especially important to them.

“I met many of my clients when I shot their weddings. It’s such a delight seeing their families grow and them returning year after year.”


Print & digital packages available from £315 with five prints (up to 10×8″)

A full range of modern and traditional framing and wall collections is also available. Do please call me on 01342 811631 to discuss your ideas or schedule a shoot. You can also fill in the contact form below so that I can reply to your best email address.

How much is a session fee?
Studio session = £75
Location session = £150

For more information about which type of session would suit your family please call me on 01342 811631.

How do we book?
Call me on 01342 811631 or use this contact form. The session fee is payable with your booking and is via bank transfer.
Where are you?
The studio is based twenty minutes away from Gatwick Airport between East Grinstead and Haywards Heath in West Sussex. When you book your portrait session, you’ll receive exact address details.
How long should we allow for the session?
1.5 hours
Can we bring our pet?
Of course! Up to around cocker spaniel size is fine as there are steep steps to the studio.
Should we bring snacks?
Most shoots last between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the number of people and their ages. Please bring whatever snacks or drinks you think your child could need in that time and we can take a break whenever they need. [Please avoid anything too sugary]
When and where can we see our portraits?
Portraits are usually edited and ready to see within two weeks of your shoot. You will receive an email with a link to an online (password protected) gallery.
How long will you put our photographs online for?
48 hours
How do we buy photographs?
Prints and digital packages = online within your 48 hour window*
Frames and wall collections = by appointment at the studio

*This is to ensure that I keep to my work schedule. Regretfully, extensions to your viewing gallery can’t be accommodated. You are welcome to make your order via email or phone once your gallery closes. Please ensure that you note down the photo numbers of the ones that you would like.

If you would like to see the photographs again this can only be done at my studio by appointment.


What is your Christmas cut off date for ordering?
Prints and digital packages = 10th December
Frames and wall collections = 14th November
Can we buy photographs larger than 10 x 8 inches?
Of course. Frames and wall collections are available for all photographs larger than 10 x 8 inches as framed prints, (framed) acrylic mounts, aluminium mounts, and (framed) canvases.

Please ring me on 01342 811631 for more information.