joyful & emotive storytelling photography for families, couples & individuals throughout north yorkshire

Hi, I'm Emma!

If you're looking for a down-to-earth photographer who will capture your character, celebrate your wins, banish the 'in front of camera nerves' and provide you with a stunning gallery of elegant and timeless photographs that will become hand-me-down heirlooms then you're in the right place.

I don't believe in forced, fake smiles and I don't believe in standing and looking down the camera lens while awkwardly posing. I'm a Yorkshire Girl through and through so I live for big belly laughs, tears streaming down cheeks and spontanious moments that are the foundation of lasting memories. I'm based near Goathland in the North York Moors but work throughout North Yorkshire from Harrogate to Bedale and as far as North Yorkshire postcodes stretch! So tell me, where are we heading and what part of your unique story are we preserving today?

FAMILY, PETS & YOU

let's celebrate all that you've achieved so far

· this is photography for those that love natural, honest and full of character portraits · who have little people, grown up people, family and friends that celebrate life with you and you love to be around · for those who know that laughter lines are a sign of a good and happy life and not all bodies have to look the same in order to be wonderful · for those that understand there is more to life than being and looking 'perfect' and that there is no better time than now ·

"WOW we are so in love with our photographs! We have watched the video on our TV on repeat and both of us are crying happy tears! They are so so lovely and amazing, we can treasure those forever!"
- Emily Drew -

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

for fun loving couples in love

I work with couples that don't take life too seriously and want their wedding photos to look as natural and relaxed as they are themselves. I make sure to capture all the big important parts but also spend my time showcasing the smaller, often overlooked ones that happen in between too. You'll be having the time of your lives and I'll be there to freeze the most important part of your love story so far. I will cry during your speeches and at the end of your first dance but I come armed with tissues so don't worry, service will not be interupted!

My shooting style for weddings is very much the same as for my family photography - photo-journalism crossed with documentary. This results in beautiful fine art portraits that your parents can proudly hang on the wall along with a mountain of candid 'hand to be there' moments too. You won't feel awkward or posed at any point during your day. You'll be adjusted when necessary and guided towards beautiful light for your group and couple portraits but the rest of the time you probably won't even notice I'm there.

"Honestly don't know where to start with Emma. She is a very talented photographer, she captures photos that you wouldn't think to take and they're the most beautiful touching photographs we now get to keep forever, she has great attention to detail and gorgeous editing skills" 
- Sarah Agar -

happy tears creator & small moments celebrator that captures the beauty of life...

EMMA THURLOW PHOTOGRAPHY

Business, Branding & Celebration Photography also undertaken - please send me a message to discuss your needs and receive a personalised quote for services.