Newborn Photography Brighton
Document your baby growing up during their first months out in the world.
Newborn baby photoshoot: baby, newborn and family documentary photographer Irma Arrowsmith is based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. Irma also offers newborn photoshoots in London.
Family Photography Brighton
No posing, just capturing the real life of your family. Just be yourselves.
Family documentary photo session outdoors. Irma Arrowsmith is a family documentary photographer based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. She also works in and around London.
Maternity Photography Brighton
Relaxed and fun documentary maternity photoshoot done in the comfort of your own home.
maternity photoshoot near me: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. Pregnancy photoshoot at home and in the park. Natural, unposed documentary family photographer. Irma is based in Brighton, but also covers all areas in and around London.
Special occasions Brighton
Whether it's a first birthday party, a small wedding or any other family milestone, I can capture those moments for you.
Family photographer documenting special occasions for your family like first birthdays, christenings, anniversaries or any other family milestone that you would like to have photographed. Irma is based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.

Documentary Family Photographer. Based in Brighton & Hove, but also covering all London areas.

Real Life Family Photography

Meaningful, relaxed and fun photographs that tell YOUR family story

Hey, I'm Irma!

As a mum I know that family life is a whirlwind and children grow up in the blink of an eye - and despite our best attempts to treasure those small moments we rarely succeed. And yet the memories of these personal and domestic events can be just as emotive and powerful as any photo you'll ever have. As a photographer, my focus is on capturing those subtle yet profound moments that are part of your family’s day to day life. Those are the moments, and the images, that you’ll probably be most fond of. 

My approach to this style of documentary family photography is based on allowing you and your family to tell your own story. Minimal direction and intervention enables me to foster a natural and relaxed environment - you and your family can be yourselves, enjoying your day and your time together, and I am merely there to document your story through my photographs.

I am based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, but also covering all London areas. 

Why a documentary family photoshoot?

Real life isn’t meant to be perfect.  Real life is messy and complicated and rarely looks like the picture you imagined in your head.  Documentary family photography is moment driven and unscripted.  It’s about anticipating moments rather than orchestrating them. It’s about capturing the different relationships, personalities, and interactions that weave through your family story. If this is what you're after, then I'm your photographer!

"During our photoshoot with Irma, she made our family feel so relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole process.  Given how self-conscious and camera shy my husband and I can be, this is a really great achievement. Our shoot was also challenging, as the weather was against us and my son turned out to be ill!  Despite these difficulties, Irma managed to take a series of really great photos, capturing a happy day out with a loving family.  She was especially great with our son and the pictures are natural and captured our little one’s personality, which was exactly what we wanted.  I would definitely use her again in the future and recommend her to others." 

Stephanie P. - West Norwood, London

"Irma did a 2 hour photo shoot for my husband, little girl and I and it was brilliant! Irma really put my daughter at ease, and we have some really beautiful, natural shots as a result! I really like Irma’s style of capturing some of the smaller details too and there was no awkward posing throughout! Thanks Irma for capturing such special photos that we’ll treasure forever! x"

Harriet W. - West Dulwich, London

"Irma captured some really special moments from the day-to-day activities that you just don’t think of photographing, like my baby’s little feet dangling from the high chair and his look of delight at the water pouring down in the bath. Her relaxed style made us feel totally at ease during the shoot and that comes through in the images - they don’t feel contrived or posed. I couldn’t be happier with the photos Irma took of our family." 

Amy A. - Peckham, London

Irma Arrowsmith | Documentary Family Photographer | Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

I am based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, but also covering all London areas. 

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