London maternity photographer

London Family & Pregnancy Photographer

West London Studio and on Location

Children and Family Photographer

Maternity Photographer

Newborn Photographer

maternity photo shoots
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London master photographer

Susan Porter-Thomas BSC MSC LSWPP

Master Photographer in Maternity and Child Portraiture

Do you want your family images to stand out but also stand the test of time?

If you want a family photo where you’re all grinning at the camera in an unnatural pose then you won’t want me to do your photo shoot..  I am very much for placing people in the best light with a good starting pose then allowing families to be normal people, to interact with each other and to show natural expressions.  Children especially benefit from this method and that way I know the image will be amazing technically, aesthetically and emotionally. 


I have been a professional children’s photographer in London for over 18 years now, Welcome to a world of artistic and elegant professional family photography.  As a specialist in both studio photo shoots and natural light location photography, I will create the best possible images for a truly unique record of your family as they grow.

Maternity Photography has been a passion of mine for over 18  years and it continues to be the introduction for most people into professional photo shoots.  I was awarded Master Photography status in Maternity and child portraiture in 2020 and am expanding my studio experience every year.  My artistic style of newborn photography and  family photo shoots both outdoor and in the studio will stand the test of time.

Maternity Studio

Maternity Outside

Newborn studio

Family Outside

Mother & Baby

Family Studio

Families captured

Bumps shot

Babies wrapped

Whatsapp chat

Not just your ordinary family portraits..

Studio Maternity Photo Shoots,

Outdoor Maternity Shoots,

Newborn Photo Shoots and

Studio or Location Family Photography


This is me, I am a specialist pregnancy photographer but am also a master photographer in newborn photoshoots and children’s photography.

Maternity is the start of your journey though and as such it is a really momentous time in your life, especially your first one.  This is why I believe in maternity shoots, they are the most elegant way to commemorate such an important time in your life.  Apart from the fact that I know that if you left it up to your partner, the images of you when pregnant would be pretty poor (sorry guys, this is a generalization I know but I speak from first hand experience!).  I have been awarded Master status in both maternity and family photography by the NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers).

My Clients

My regular clients are the discerning creative families of greater London, I honor their privacy as I will yours.  People come from all over the UK and Greater London to have their regular shoots, often flying in from abroad as they can’t find a photographer that resonates with their own sense of style where they live.  It’s a privilege to photograph such amazing people and I applaud you for making sure your family has a beautiful record of their growth.

It’s a Taste Thing..

My clients understand the importance of creating a record of their growing family, and they are looking for a family photographer who can continue to cover their growing family, not only giving them that record but creating tasteful and elegant portraiture that they’ll be proud to put on their walls.

You Choose

It’s completely up to you what style you prefer to do in your time in the studio.  Would you prefer

Nude Pregnancy Portraits

Couples Maternity Images

Maternity Portraits with materials

Moody Pregnancy images

Outdoor pregnancy shoot

Artistic Maternity Portraits

or a mixture of all of the above?

The Next Step

Following on from the pregnancy shoot, take a look at my newborn photo shoots then a mother and baby photo shoot and then ongoing with fantastic artistic family photoshoots. Of course the best thing about maternity photography is that I get to shoot the resultant newborn shoots and then onto family shoots, it’s such a joy for me to watch the children grow up and to form a relationship with the families.


A Priceless Heirloom

Professional photography is the only luxury for your family that will increase in value over the years and which becomes priceless over the generations.

I want to create the most elegant and flattering portraits using light, colour, material and fun.

My Pregnancy shoots are taken in my west London studio and I will provide all the materials etc to create amazing outfits to flatter your pregnant body.  I am not into massive showy elaborate maternity portraits and neither am I going to make you look like a different person completely.  I will only make you look amazing using light and posing, fabric and gentle retouching.

I want your images to look awesome and am very happy to take into account any pet hates you have about yourself so don’t worry..  you’re in good hands.  Please do read the FAQ on the studio maternity shoots page for a bit more info or you can go ahead and make a booking here.


Family Memories in Visual Form

Why do a photoshoot at all?

Photography is a wonderful way to consolidate memories and enhances the way we feel about ourselves and loved ones.  From Studio Maternity Photography to outdoor Family Photography.

Positive Reinforcement

Viewing gorgeous images of your family enjoying a shared moment will remind you of the happy times you spend together.

Positive reinforcement can help show your children how much you love them and prove that they do kind of like each other!

It’s not easy as a parent

It is virtually impossible for a parent to take decent family photos. Children will always act up to their parents, pulling faces and running away!

You need an experienced photographer, who understands kids, so that you can relax and enjoy the experience of a professional photo shoot.

I love photographing families and am well practiced in the art of distraction. Put your trust in me and you won’t be disappointed.

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