For all of your Life's most precious moments.....



Family Portraits

Children & Toddlers

Working with and capturing children has to be the most rewarding job ever! Children have no inhibitions and in most cases have been part of my best Photography peices due to the confidence that flows with a child. Coming out of a children only shoot leaves me in the best mood for hours!!!

Creative Photography

This is when my creative juices flow. In most cases I have an idea in mind but sometimes I just go with the child or persons personality and still get fun arty shots. My passion also leads me to put my own personal little models in front of my lens alot. A stray thought, will lead to an idea, will lead to me pleading, offering bribes, promising wild adventures – really doing just about anything to get that idea done! These themed shoots are something I would love to do more of with your Children and Families! 

Head Shots

Stand out from the crowd : Headshots are special portraits meant to grab attention. Actors have to send in headshots to recruiting agencies who will spend seconds looking through hundreds of headshot images looking for a good match. So a great image that grabs instant attention is crucial. Musicians and business executives also need similar imagery for good PR.


Newborn baby photography sessions take place ideally in the first two weeks of life although, if the baby is healthy and mum is doing well, we like to photograph in the first week if possible. This is a unique and special time; when your baby is still so tiny and angelic, curled up and sleepy. Newborn photography can capture the innocence and beauty in those brief first days. But this phase does not last.

Cake Smash

Just imagine your adorable baby having their way with a birthday cake – and getting photos to document it all! Icing-covered faces and hands, giggles, smiles, and costumes make these images unforgettable.

The images taken at a cake smash session are unique, memorable, and make incredible decor and gifts for your home and family.

Cake smashes are fun for baby and parents, and provide a unique opportunity to capture your baby’s curiosity and personality at a young age.

Family photos capture passions, interests, loves and relationships. How many of us have a treasured photo of us as a small child with our mum, dad and siblings? Or a much-loved and sadly-missed granny or grandfather ?

I create family portraits that will be handed down to your children. The kind of portraits that will be treasured for years to come.

About Me

Emma Smyth

Life Photography is a Coleraine based family portrait studio. I have been in the photographic industry for 12 amazing years, starting with photo restorations and working my way up to capturing peoples personalities behind the camera! I love natural, stylish photos nearly as much as I love my kids. Finding beautiful light can transform one scene into something completely different. Something quite magical. Knowing how to get the most out of each family and knowing when to exactly press the shutter in all the chaos is a huge part of my style. I'm in it for the emotions, the expressions and the natural beauty of the moment. 

Modern Lifestyle: That may be the best way to describe my photographic style. I'm not looking to create a stilted line-up from the Victorian era. My images have context and feeling. I'm looking to grasp little pieces of your family. It could be a fleeting geeky moment between you all or a beautiful emotional embrace. As you know, no two families are the same, and my wish is for you uniqueness shine through in your family photos. So, while I may begin my family photo sessions with a 'warm up', in the end you guys are so comfortable I just have to capture the action as it unfolds around me. This is when my creativity flows.........



My aim is to ensure that your shoot is fun and relaxed. Don't worry about knowing how to pose etc as all this will be done for you.  We capture your childrens personalities best when they are directed by our photographer, which leaves mum and dad stress free!  When booking sessions with young children bear in mind what time of the day they are at their best. Sessions last approx one hour.


It's £50 for your studio session including your viewing and 8x6 print , which is payable when you book with me. I offer an extensive range of products to suit all budgets. Please ring the studio or message my facebook page for any further pricing information and I will be happy to help.


Firstly I should say up front, that the main thing is to be comfortable. A family photo shoot should be a relaxed and happy event. Wearing clothes that make you feel comfortable will help you to ease into the shoot. It’s not so much about what to avoid, but what works best for you and your surroundings. If we have planned a creative or themed shoot, I will have discussed your outfit choices on our booking consultation.


There is a pay and display carpark on the left hand side of the road just beside the leisure centre. We are across the street next door to The Sandwich Company.


What We Do.....