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Susan Porter-Thomas BSc MSc LSWPP, Master Maternity Photographer, Master Child Photographer

You’re winning already as you know the true value of family photos – lets make this happen  

This value only increases with time until the photo shoot you had when your children were little becomes one of the most precious things in the world

Average spend on shoots between £700-£2000

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Susan Porter-Thomas PhotographyExcellentSusan Porter-Thomas Photography5.0 Based on 111 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onDr. Nijam LatiffDr. Nijam Latiff ★★★★★ We had a great experience with Susan Porter. She was very accommodating during our photo shoot even though we were delayed by 30 minutes. She made us feel very relaxed and was great with the kids. She managed to take some lovely photos of our family. Thank you!Response from the ownerYou're welcome Nijam it was a pleasure to meet you all xx Victoria VassoVictoria Vasso ★★★★★ I hate hate hate having being the center of attention and never know what to do when a photo is being taken. Susan immediately made me feel at ease and confident and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The photos are beautiful, tasteful and it’s honestly terribly hard to pick which one is my favorite. I cannot recommend Susan enough to anyone who wants ever lasting memories!Response from the ownerThanks Victoria it was my pleasure xx Leila ZegnaLeila Zegna ★★★★★ Susan is fantastic and highly recommended - always gets beautiful shots of our family, even when the kids aren't in 'total cooperation' mode! 🙂Response from the ownerYou're so welcome..it was such a lovely shoot. I look forward to seeing you next year xx Kara PinedaKara Pineda ★★★★★ Working with Susan was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Her expertise in capturing the beauty of pregnancy was evident in every shot! Highly recommend!Response from the ownerThanks so much Kara xxxx Chime FernandesChime Fernandes ★★★★★ We had a lovely experience at Susan's studio and we love the pictures she has taken! Susan made sure our daughter was comfortable during the shoot and was happy to accommodate our requests for specific pictures.Response from the ownerYou're so welcome Chime. I do hope to see you all again xx SKYLE KWOKSKYLE KWOK ★★★★★ Love Susan’s works on her website and instagram very much that I booked her for my maternity photoshoot during my early stage in pregnancy. Had the maternity photoshoot done in Susan’s studio, which’s very cozy, relaxing, and comfortable.Both Susan and the hair & makeup artist were very professional. I only chatted with them for a little bit and showed them a few preferable photos, then they knew exactly what style I would like to have. Susan was very patient guiding me to do different poses, and tried lots of fabrics with me. The whole photoshoot experience was enjoyable.We received the edited photos within one week after the photoshoots, and they are incredible beautiful! Can’t recommend Susan enough!Response from the ownerXxx Billy BambroughBilly Bambrough ★★★★★ Susan was very professional, welcoming and captured some brilliant shots! Would highly recommendResponse from the ownerIt was a real pleasure Billy thanks so much. Sx hpooniehpoonie ★★★★★ Susan did my maternity shoot, new born shoot and this is our third family shoot. She manages my children reluctant husband at ease and our outdoor shoot was done in an hour no fuss! Our last shot was a year ago and we retuned to the same location for this years autumn shoot. It is so nice to see each other and this has become a yearly traditionResponse from the ownerIt's a complete pleasure Henrietta.. I love seeing your kids grow..hugs xx Milad Y.SMilad Y.S ★★★★★ We recently had the pleasure of working with Susan for our family photoshoot, and I cannot express how delighted we are with the entire experience.Susan is not just a talented professional but also an incredibly friendly and kind person. From the moment we met, she put our entire family at ease, especially our kids, making the photoshoot a fun and memorable experience for all of us.Her expertise and attention to detail are truly remarkable. Susan captured the essence of our family in a way that exceeded our expectations. She has an innate ability to bring out the best in her subjects and create breathtaking, timeless photos. Her professionalism and dedication to her craft are evident in every shot she took.We wholeheartedly recommend Susan Porter-Thomas Photography to anyone in need of a photographer who not only produces stunning images but also makes the process enjoyable. If you're looking for a photographer who is not only talented but also wonderful to work with, look no further. We couldn't be happier with our choice, and we're certain you won't be disappointed either.Thank you, Susan, for giving us treasured memories that will last a lifetime.Response from the ownerYou are so welcome Milad it was a real pleasure. It's a privilege to be a part of your family even for such a short time. I do hope to see you again. Susan xx Ellen LeungEllen Leung ★★★★★ We had our maternity photoshoot done at 36 weeks. Susan is very friendly and welcoming upon our arrival in her earthy and bright studio/ house. The hair and makeup guy was already there waiting for me and the quality was fantastic, my hair was volumized and makeup done perfectly. Susan is very experienced in guiding us how to post and catch the best lighting. She was sleek and just know what to do. We had a great experience with the photoshoot. The photos are incredibly beautiful!Response from the ownerYou are so welcome Ellen. See you again I hopeSusan x Hanna GreenHanna Green ★★★★★ Amazing! My baby was grumpy the day of the shoot and I was convinces we weren't going to get any good pictures from the day but she ended up getting some great ones.Response from the ownerIt was a real pleasure Hanna. I hope to see you again sometime soon. Susan x Jennifer LandesbergJennifer Landesberg ★★★★★ I had my maternity shoot with Susan at 37 weeks and she made me feel so comfortable and at ease. The pictures turned out beautifully. I cant wait to get them printed. Thank you!Response from the ownerThanks so much Jennifer, it was a pleasure. Good luck with everything.Susan xx Mums and chillMums and chill ★★★★★ Susan is amazing! Me and my family visited her at her studio, such a warm welcome the pictures are absolutely stunning she was also great with my girls.Thank you so much,MrashiResponse from the ownerYou're so welcome Mrashi your shoot was such a fun session and your girls simply gorgeous. See you for your newborn session xx Declan FloodDeclan Flood ★★★★★ Wow! We arranged a photo shoot in our garden and are DELIGHTED with the results. Susan created a calm atmosphere - even with our 2 non-compliant children, and even less compliant dog. She guided us through the process, suggesting superb ideas. Highly recommended.Response from the ownerThanks Declan it was a complete pleasure. See you again when the boys are a bit bigger xx Eleni OeconomopoulouEleni Oeconomopoulou ★★★★★ Our family vacation in London was sealed by a wonderful family photo outdoor session!! We are really happy that we selected Susan to add her aesthetics and wide professional experience with children and families to make our memories with our young children unforgettable!! We hope in a future trip to have more sessions with Susan!!!Response from the ownerAny time Eleni, it was a joy to work with you. See you again soon I hopeSusan x Tim DahlTim Dahl ★★★★★ A true professional. We had a maternity session and her vibe was fun and creative. The pictures turned out amazingly!!Response from the ownerThanks Tim so much. I hope to see you again some time sx Joanna SawyerJoanna Sawyer ★★★★★ We had an outdoor family photoshoot with Susan. She very quickly struck up a warm and friendly rapport with our two children, putting them at complete ease. This allowed her to capture some great moments despite initial anxiety from one child and the other wanting to head off in the opposite direction! It helped that Susan clearly knew the location well and the best spots for a great backdrop. She is plainly very experienced at keeping children moving and interested, enabling her to capture some amazing images. We could not be happier with the photos that followed within a few days of our session. Put your smartphone camera away and book a session with Susan, you will not regret it! We look forward to more shoots with her in the future.Response from the ownerYou're so lovely Jo thank you. It was a pleasure. I'm so looking forward to seeing the kids grow upSxx Kevin DickensKevin Dickens ★★★★★ This was our second time having photos taken by Susan. Yet again they surpassed our expectations. Susan and team were great at helping our children feel comfortable throughout the photo shoot, and Susan was very responsive to our questions/edits once we were sent the digital gallery to view. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic family photographer.Response from the ownerThanks so much Kevin it was such a lovely shoot. Your kids are a joy. Sxx Sophie ShawSophie Shaw ★★★★★ Really enjoyed my experience with Susan in her lovely home. I don’t usually like having my photo taken but I was made to feel very comfortable and had a lot of fun. The resultant photographs are beautiful and a wonderful way to capture this special time during my pregnancy.Response from the ownerThank you Sophie it was a complete pleasure.See you again soonSusan xxx Tamsin JordanTamsin Jordan ★★★★★ I can't recommend Susan enough, we were completely blown away with the photos from my pregnancy photo shoot. After a long and difficult journey to make a baby, I wanted to celebrate the amazing thing that my body was doing, but I felt so deeply uncomfortable with the whole idea. Susan not only made me feel comfortable but made sure that I looked my absolute best. We will treasure these photos forever. Thank you!!Response from the ownerIt was such a pleasure Tamsin, I hope to watch your family grow up. Good luck with the birth. Sxx Wendy YangWendy Yang ★★★★★ I was hoping to have maternity photo shoot with my husband and my boy this time to add to the family album and Susan did it beautifully. She managed to capture the moments that we all smiling and laughing together. It’s totally a pleasure to have the final results as what I expect. It’s lovely to meet Susan and her assistant Lisa on the day. Thank you xResponse from the ownerYou're so welcome.. It was such a lovely shoot. I look forward to seeing you again some time. Sxx Yu GuoYu Guo ★★★★★ My wife and I had an amazing experience with Susan and we're very satisfied with the photos. 100% recommend.Response from the ownerIt was a complete pleasure xx Galina KalfovaGalina Kalfova ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks lovely xx Anna LipińskaAnna Lipińska ★★★★★ She is an artistResponse from the ownerThanks lovely xx R RR R ★★★★★ Susan is my go-to photographer for photoshoots. She is a brilliant, highly professional and I’m more than pleased with the final results. This is my third time shooting with her and I have booked another new born photoshoot. She understands the client’s expectations. Shooting with Susan is always fun and exciting. She is very accommodating with client’s ideas and what better way to capture these precious moments with a beautiful experience. I highly recommend her.Response from the ownerThanks so much lovely..it was such a fun shoot. And great to try new ideas. I can't wait to meet bubba..xxx Reena DeReena De ★★★★★ The best decision ever! My pregnancy was very stressful and I thought this would help create some positive memories. But it did far more than just that! I also got my hair and makeup done by the lovely Si and it was the best makeup I ever had, felt a million dollars and felt at ease with how I looked. Susan has such a calming, relaxing and loving presence, both her and her assistant made my husband and I feel at home. Susan captured my dream looks even better than I envisioned. I loved that I did not have to worry about outfits, hair or makeup. I turned up with my husband and some chunky jewellery and rest is history. I cannot wait to do more shoots - let me be your muse! <3Response from the ownerReena thank you lovely lady, it was such a pleasure, I hope I get to see your family grow.. you looked awesome. Sxx Sachin SharmaSachin Sharma ★★★★★ Susan is a brilliant photographer and I have no hesitation in recommending her! We are so pleased with our family portraits, both artistically shot and of timeless quality! Thanks Susan!Response from the ownerThanks so much Sachin I do hope I get to see the girls grow up. X Michael B StewartMichael B Stewart ★★★★★ Beautiful pics!Pursuing the images of Amelia/Violet Brightman led me to you.I am a most frustrated photographer, gardener, nature watcher etc. etc.My most horrific experience was when I could no longer use my Canon F-1 fully manual camera that I had been using for about 30 years!I bought a version of Kodak cameras with "advance?" lens control etc... Do not dare to mention the model which was so terribly frustrating to use... Perhaps I am so "old school"...however still was able to get some great pics... many lost because of our defunct "computer technology" after two computer crashes...computers which we treat as our most godly approach to the world that we are living in?Now I have this new (actually purchased several years ago) digital camera (Panasonic Lumix #DC-FZ1000M2) which I am still too afraid to use as all this "technology" seems to have cursed whatever creative spirit is left within me!!! (Technology et al has taken us "down hill" rather than really helping us climb that creative mountain?)Perhaps I am still more willing to drive a horse drawn carriage than the stinking, energy guzzling motor cars that seem to dominate our existence! ...and will soon send us to HELL in a basket if we do not WAKE UP from the "...flash of neon lights..." that has us so spell-bound!Out of complete frustration I smashed my most precious lenses- Vivitar 90mm close focus (1:1) lens as well as the f-5.4 300mm Canon lens. also the "hardware" needed to create an "out-of-doors" studio for nature photos.FYI: this Vivitar lens was also amazing for Portraiture work as well as living and moving life within the Natural World. However was never a "point and shoot"... you had to do a bit of mental work to get the right shot!!! (obviously something that is lacking in our present world!)TECHNOLOGY has its advantages if one is not consumed by it... rather need be used with a delicate and discerning touch. However there are few that will be even willing to grasp this.Again... I am still afraid to take even my first shot with this new (now already "old") camera...My KODAK camera is now completely dysfunctional... otherwise I would have included pics of my CANON F-1, lenses and whatever hardware I have left.How I long for my old FULLY MANUALLY OPERATED CANON F-1!!!Mr CarterMr Carter ★★★★★ First and foremost, the quality of Susan’s photography speaks for itself - this much is clear from a 60 second perusing of her portfolio. However, what makes working with Susan especially fantastic is the way she puts everyone at ease during the shoot and gets the absolute best out of everyone. We had our pregnancy photos with her and will be going for our new born shoot on Monday. I will be recommending her to all of my friends and no doubt will use her for family photos in the future.Response from the ownerThat's so kind of you guys... I can't wait to meet baby...xxx D KayD Kay ★★★★★ We booked Susan for a maternity shoot and honestly we couldn't be more pleased with the final results. The communication was professional and everyone was all clear from the offset on expectations. At the shoot itself Susan was warm and accomodating, she made us feel at ease straightway. We are quite particular when it comes to having our pictures taken and have a good idea of what we like and how we like to look in images and always go to long lengths to find the right photographer. Susan was honestly brilliant and was open to our ideas and style. When it came to post production, Susan was so patient and understanding when requesting specific edits and honestly we were so grateful for that. Susan really aspires to create photographic art that you will be completely happy with. We highly recommend Susan for beautiful maternity pictures she's amazing. Thank you for everything!Response from the ownerWow thank you so much for the really lovely words Dee.. it was so much fun working with you and I really hope I get to see you again soon xxx Eva YangEva Yang ★★★★★ Myself and husband had a maternity shoot with Susan. Being 35 weeks pregnant with twins I wasn’t feeling the most confident self to show case my body but Susan managed to make me feel comfortable and at ease straight away. The makeup and hair service at the studio is a bonus so that I don’t have to get it done at another venue. The shoot process is easy and Susan is very professional with the photo set up and lighting. The photos turned out amazingly and I am so glad we were able to document this special moment of life. Thank you Susan!Response from the ownerThank you Eva, it was such a pleasure to meet you both. xx James BarkerJames Barker ★★★★★ Susan made the photoshoot great fun, and we are delighted with the fantastic pictures that have come from it - so pleased to have them. Susan was very professional but relaxed and friendly too. Couldn't recommend her more highly. Thank you Susan.Response from the ownerThank you so much James it was a complete pleasure.. xx Karim JivrajKarim Jivraj ★★★★★ This was a fantastic experience for Alina, the girls & I. We had so much fun with Susan and it really made us feel (and look) great... we would highly recommend Susan to anyone wanting to document such a special and personal moment in their lives.Response from the ownerThank you so much Karim I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and hope very much to see you again. Xx Raisa WilliamsRaisa Williams ★★★★★ My boyfriend and I recently had a maternity shoot with Susan. From the time my boyfriend and I entered her studio we was made to feel very welcomed and comfortable. Even though I was extremely shy and nervous, Susan was able to capture beautiful shots of my boyfriend and I. I love her unique style and her materials used in my session are stunning. I'm so happy with the results of my pictures and I'm now struggling to narrow down my choices of images. Apart from the positive experience on the day of the shoot, communicating with Susan was fairly easy as she always responded promptly to any of my questions. I recommend her services any day. If you're looking for someone that genuinely admires their work and values the utmost customer satisfaction then Susan is your photographer.Response from the ownerThat's so kind of you Raisa it was such a pleasure and such an enjoyable shoot.. I do hope I get to meet baby ..!!? Xx Lucy MetherellLucy Metherell ★★★★★ We had a newborn photo shoot in the studio with Susan and our two older children. We were a little apprehensive how our toddler would cope with the photo shoot but Susan was brilliant at engaging him and the whole experience was effortless. We're very happy with the images and would definitely consider getting family photos taken with Susan in the future.Response from the ownerThanks so much Lucy your family are just gorgeous and I do hope I see you again. I hope you get some sleep in xx K GrynK Gryn ★★★★★ Me and my husband enjoyed our pregnancy photoshoot with Susan very much. We got an advantage of a studio shoot with the professional photographer, backgrounds and light, combined with a very relaxed atmosphere. Susan made us feel home but stayed focussed on the shoot. She gave us a lot of flexibility to experiment but also offered some safe and tried options. The whole process was nothing but fun - Susan has a great sense of humour.Communication was smooth and we’ve got the photos very quickly. We’re very happy with the result as well - we’ve got unique professional photos to celebrate this precious moment in our lives. Looking forward to a newborn photoshoot with Susan!Response from the ownerYou're so lovely thank you kat. It was so much fun for me too. Hugs x Julia Lu-SellersJulia Lu-Sellers ★★★★★ Amazing photographer and highly professional! Her maternity photos are very unique and definitely worth every penny! Her webpage and ordering systems are very responsive and userfriendly! Definitely highly recommended for anyone looking to make amazing memories of their pregnancy!Thumbs up!Response from the ownerYou're so welcome Julia you look amazing..I do hope to meet the twins some day xx Alix van MeerwijkAlix van Meerwijk ★★★★★ Great service and great experience for both pregnancy and newborn photoshoot. Susan is highly experienced, photos are really amazing. I had a very good moment and I highly recommend Susan for taking photos of the important and moments of your life.Response from the ownerThanks so much Alix I look forward to watching your family grow xx Laura Cunha LealLaura Cunha Leal ★★★★★ Such a fantastic experience! I came with my husband and my two-year-old boy for maternity photoshoot. We felt very comfortable and relaxed at the studio, especially my boy who enjoyed playing in the garden. Susan was very helpful to advise me on what clothes I should get for my boys, and this made the preparation process much easier. Loved all materials, I felt very comfortable at the photo shoot. Stunning photos!Response from the ownerThank you Laura it was so wonderful to meet you all. I do hope I get to meet no.2 aswell. Xx neelima kumarneelima kumar ★★★★★ We had a very nice stressfree session with Susan. She told us exactly what to do and that care of half the job. Very friendly and professional at the same time. The only stressful part was having to choose the pictures as they were all good.Response from the ownerThank you neelima it was a complete pleasure xx karen Mulvihillkaren Mulvihill ★★★★★ I have been looking for an extra large scarf for a long time. They seem hard to find and terribly expensive. But today I lucked out and purchased an extra large forget me knot scarf. I am absolutely thrilled. it is absolutely exquisite and beautifully made and good quality silk. I wish I could buy all of them, they look amazing with dress up/ down casual and event pieces. I am going to float around in all my outfits with my lovely scarf, to show my friends. When they see it, they will also want to buy one too, Thank you Susan!Response from the ownerThanks Karen it was brilliant fun do share a pic of you in the scarf when you wear it xx Marina GordeevaMarina Gordeeva ★★★★★ Great experience throughout and fantastic pictures - from the professional communication, friendly welcome in the studio, fast turnaround of the images from the photo shoot and absolutely stunning pictures - I definitely recommend Susan to other moms-to-be.Response from the ownerThanks so much marina it was such a pleasure. See you again soon I hope x Jasvin SJasvin S ★★★★★ We had a great time at Susan's studio and loved the style of photography and quality of the shots. Would definitely use again.Response from the ownerThanks Jasvin it was a pleasure. Xx C JC J ★★★★★ The whole experience with Susan was amazing. She was great and flexible around the booking for the shooting session.The session itself was smooth and fun and while we were worried about how our toddler would behave, everything went so well thanks to Susan’s experience !We have then received the pictures within few days only (other photographers usually take much longer).Last but not least, the pictures were astonishing ! We never had pictures like these ones. We, and more particularly our toddler, looked so naturally beautiful in the pictures!Not only we will recommend Susan to all our friends but we will definitely use her again in the futureResponse from the ownerXx Helena BloomerHelena Bloomer ★★★★★ Susan captures the most amazing images. She completely puts you at ease meaning they look natural and is a genius with lighting and angles. Her photos manage to make you look like you’re in editorials from glossy magazines.Response from the ownerThanks so much Helena it was such fun. I can't wait to meet bubba! Sugha MurugesuSugha Murugesu ★★★★★ Beautiful photos - thank you!Response from the ownerThanks Sugha, it was a pleasure Bhupendra PatelBhupendra Patel ★★★★★ Amazing pictures. Experience was very happy and relaxing.Response from the ownerThanks so much, it was a complete pleasure..xx Tim GortTim Gort ★★★★★ This is the second time that my wife and I have had our photos taken by Susan; the first two years ago was for a maternity shoot and more recently we did a newborn shoot. On both occasions Susan put us at ease, especially when I am uncomfortable behind and in front of the camera. Susan was very patient with our daughter in our recent photo shoot, she gave easy to follow directions and was very good with her.Overall we had two fun and enjoyable experiences which resulted in some lovely photos.Response from the ownerThank you Tim I hope to watch your family grow. Xx Analeesa CiampiAnaleesa Ciampi ★★★★★ We recently moved to London from New York and wanted to take family photos to share with our friends and family abroad. Susan was very professional and fun to work with. She did a great job capturing our 11 month old and beloved family dog as well as taking candid family moments. I would highly recommend her and use her services againResponse from the ownerThank you so much Analeesa..see you next year if you're still here xx Veronika PalVeronika Pal ★★★★★ Me and my partner had great fun on our maternity photoshoot with Susan, she really made the whole experience easy and the photos came out great.Response from the ownerThanks so much Veronika. I do hope I get to see your family grow. Xx js_loader

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20 years of experience

Master Photographer in Child and Maternity Photography

Expert in lighting and posing

A Mother who has seen it all!!

Advice on clothing and preparation for the shoot

The best cameras and lenses on the market

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Stunning colour and elegant compositions

Fast turnaround

Full support for ordering

No need for viewing appointment

Personalised packages

Gentle retouching

The most amazing images which will stand the test of time

The best products/albums on the market

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