Family portrait photography

Eszter Szalai, documentary-style photographer, the owner of Emerald Photo UK


I’m Eszter, a dedicated family photographer in Bristol. I specialize in capturing heartfelt, authentic moments perfect for families who value deep connections and cherish real, unposed photos.

My approach is all about keeping it genuine and beautiful, avoiding stiff poses to capture the essence of your family’s relationships truly.

If you’re looking for a photographer who delights in capturing the magic in life’s beautiful chaos, let’s create something incredible together. I can’t wait to hear your story!


Lifestyle Family Sessions

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Capture your family’s everyday moments in a natural, candid style. Whether it’s a day at the park, a cosy afternoon at home, or any special place you love, we’ll document your genuine interactions and unique bond.

Maternity and Newborn Photography

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Celebrate the beauty of new beginnings with our maternity and newborn sessions. From the joy of expecting to the first precious days of your baby’s life, we’ll capture these fleeting moments with tenderness and care.

Extended Family Portraits

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Bring the whole family together for a memorable photo session. Perfect for family reunions or special occasions, we’ll capture the love and connection between multiple generations, creating timeless keepsakes for everyone.

Have some questions

before you book your family portrait photography?

Newborn and maternity

The best time for a maternity session is typically between 28 to 34 weeks of pregnancy when your belly is beautifully round, but you’re still comfortable.

Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. Flowing dresses, fitted tops, and anything that highlights your baby bump work well. Neutral colours and soft fabrics photograph beautifully.

Absolutely! Including your partner and other children adds a personal touch and captures the excitement and love of your growing family.

The ideal time for a newborn session is within the first two weeks after birth, usually between 5 to 14 days old. Babies are sleepier and more curled up during this time, making it easier to capture those adorable poses.

Don’t worry! We are experienced with newborns and understand that they can be unpredictable. We allow plenty of time for feeding, cuddling, and soothing to ensure your baby is comfortable and happy.

Yes, including siblings and family members in the newborn session is a wonderful way to capture the joy and connection of your growing family.

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newborn portrait photo session at home with a newborn baby girl and the parents


The best time for a family photo session is usually during the golden hours of early morning or late afternoon when the lighting is soft and flattering. However, we can work with your schedule to find the perfect time for your family.

Absolutely! Pets are part of the family, too. Just let us know in advance so we can prepare to include them in your session.

We understand that kids can be unpredictable. We take a relaxed approach, allowing time for breaks and play to make sure everyone is comfortable and having fun. The best photos often come from those candid, unposed moments.

Yes, you can choose a location that is meaningful to your family, whether it’s your home, a favourite park, or any place you love. We can also suggest beautiful locations that work well for photography.

Make sure everyone is well-rested and fed before the session. Bring along any special items or props you’d like to include, and let us know if there are specific shots you want.

Yes, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins can make for wonderful family portraits. Just let us know in advance how many people will be included so we can plan accordingly.

Typically, you will receive your edited images within 2 to 3 weeks after your session. We take great care in editing to ensure your photos are perfect.

We keep an eye on the weather forecast leading up to your session. If the weather is unfavourable, we can reschedule for another day or move to an indoor location.

She is the best choice as she has an exceptional eye and talent for choosing unique places and scenery, and she can capture those moments you want to remember forever. I highly recommend Szeti to be your photographer.



Capture Your Family Stories?

Let’s create beautiful, authentic memories together. Whether it’s a fun family outing, a special celebration, or simply everyday moments, I’m here to capture those genuine, heartfelt interactions that tell your family’s unique story.

Reach out today to book your session and start planning the perfect photography experience. I can’t wait to hear all about your family and help you document these incredible moments in your life. Don’t wait—contact me now to start creating something truly magical!

Become An Emerald VIP

How about joining our exclusive VIP club? It’s our way of saying thank you for your loyalty and trust. As an Emerald VIP, you’ll get priority bookings, exclusive discounts for seasonal photo sessions, and a lot of tips on getting prepared for your session. Ready to elevate your journey? Let’s do it!