I don't just photograph weddings.

I don't just photograph births. 

I don't just photograph families. 

I photography life.

I photograph REAL life.

Family, Wedding and Birth Photographer

"Emily, I just wanted to thank you so much for being so lovely and AMAZING on our wedding day. We've had nothing but lovely comments about you and your work. Everyone loved you. Have shown the photos to my family now and they absolutely love them. " Sarah, Bucks

"A remarkably unique, refreshing and honest approach to family photography. Thank you Emily for capturing some truly special memories. It was our first day back from holiday and would be the sort of day I would have forgotten in an instant but Emily reassured us that coming on an ‘ordinary’ day would be the perfect day to capture a day in the life of us. She was so at ease through her time with us and we genuinely forgot she was there at times. Our photographs really make me treasure how special these days are. Thank you Emily Renier for making an ordinary day extraordinary." Rosie, Herts.

"My well-being was always at the forefront of Emily's mind and in that sense she went above and beyond the role of photographer. I trusted her completely. My husband and I had full control over which images were shared and we never felt any pressure. Emily was on call 24/7 from week 37 of my pregnancy. Day or night, she was ready to go, hospital bag waiting.  For 24 long hours she documented our journey from straightforward labour to emergency c-section. Never invasive, always discreet in her work and never "in the way". At times, when needed, Emily went above and beyond and was more friend and birth partner. My well-being was always of paramount importance to Emily. So what was the outcome? The most beautiful and moving collection of photographs. Two stunning photo-films, one including sound clips, which had all family members in tears. Our story was beautifully told with so much care and thought. Emily is a true artist. I am in awe of her talent and I feel so lucky to have been able to hire Emily as my birth photographer." Erica

If you are reading this, I guess you have a natural passion for what's authentic, what's soulful and what's naturally beautiful. For me, photography is about connecting, about making us humans feel good about ourselves. It's about acceptance. I hope that I leave most of my clients with not only wonderful images but also feeling like they've had a wonderful experience.

Photography isn't a job for me, it's my way of feeling alive. I want to celebrate all our perfect imperfections. I want to celebrate our routines. Our messy lives. Our ordinary. I want you to feel okay about being you. And I hope that this is exactly what my images do.

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I feel incredibly grateful that my work has been recognised at local, national and now international level. The Documentary Family Awards are seen as a platform to celebrate the very best of modern documentary family photography from around the world.  The image above placed second in the latest round. This image was taken during "A Day In the Life of" in the summer. I absolutely love spending a whole day with families. Spending extended time really enables me to disappear and... well ....find frames that celebrate the extraordinary in... the ordinary...


I am Emily Renier, an award-winning photographer based in Hertfordshire, England. I am passionate about representing the real and the ordinary of our lives using a sensitive story-telling approach.  I am also a candid portrait photographer who delivers strong portrait images celebrating my subject's personality. I am therefore able to preserve memories and create keepsakes that can be looked back on in decades to come. 

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