I truly believe that the most important thing you should do is ensure that everything in life is captured beautifully because when the years have passed your photographs will mean the world to you. My passion is delivering heart felt memories that you can treasure forever through photographs that make you feel as if you're reliving the moment all over again. 

Family and wedding photographer based in somerset

Family and wedding photographer based in somerset


I am a wedding and family photographer based in Somerset but covering most of the South West including Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire and South Wales. I am passionate about delivering a personally tailored experience to the couples and families I work with, to capture the most precious moments as they happen, creating lasting memories for you to cherish for years to come. 

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"She made my fiance and I feel super relaxed as there were no awkward or forced poses. Jess gave us little prompts and then faded effortlessly into the background capturing natural and intimate moments."

“these photos are incredible! Everything we had hoped for and more! Thank you so much for everything you did for us on the day, by keeping us calm, organised and supported. We truly could not have asked to have a better photographer by our sides.”

"you've been so supportive with us every step of the way. Our photos are just incredible. We love the special moments captured and will treasure these photos forever. thank you."

Authenticity in documentary-style wedding photography is all about capturing the real, unscripted moments. It's those candid smiles and unposed interactions that narrate your love story. To achieve this, I will be your observer, quietly documenting your day as it naturally unfolds. This doesn't mean there won't be guidance – I will be there to subtly steer and prompt you when necessary. But the heart of each image will always be authentically you, bringing to life the raw emotions, unfiltered joy, and pure love that define your day!

bringing authenticity to your images

There's something incredibly special about being invited into your life to capture some of its most significant chapters. From the fluttering anticipation of a proposal, the jubilant celebration of your wedding day, to the quiet tenderness of a newborn shoot or the joyful chaos of a family portrait – each is a different verse in the beautiful ballad of your life.

Each session – be it family, newborn, engagement or wedding photography in Somerset or beyond – is an opportunity to capture a unique snapshot of your journey together.

It is always an honour to be there to capture your raw emotions, your authentic reactions, the love that lights up your eyes. To be entrusted with documenting these moments in a way that tells your story, in all its real beauty.

Capturing Life’s Milestones, From Engagement to Family Portraits

Getting the balance right between capturing natural, authentic moments and delivering high-quality images is an essential skill to have as a photographer. It is one that I have mastered over the years. My aim is always to make you feel so comfortable that you forget the camera is even there. Yet, while you are lost in your world, I am ensuring each shot is spot-on, keeping the focus sharp on your love story.

So yes, we are going for natural, but we are also going for quality. I am talking relaxed smiles, not rigid poses; genuine laughter, not forced grins. You are after photos that capture the magic of your day as it unfolds, in all its radiant, genuine glory.

The Balance Between Natural and High-Quality Photos

Let's connect: @petiterosecaptures