Documentary Family Photographer

Unposed, intimate, relaxed. Documenting family life as it is.

Bath, Bristol, Somerset

 A mother stands in her kitchen and holds her newborn over her shoulder as her husband stands next to her stroking their babies cheek during this family photography session in Bath.

Real, normal, crazy, chaos filled life is so photo-worthy.


Meet Jess

Hi there! I am an award winning documentary family photographer based in Bath, Somerset. I specialise in documentary style photography that is unposed, natural and real. Every single family is unique and therefore each shoot I do is different and brings new surprises, emotions and moments. I am honoured to be invited into your lives and capture your normal, every day life, just as it.

 Bath Family Photographer Jess Cheetham plays in the local park with her toddler son.

Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing; hold on through the awful; and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heart breaking, soul healing, amazing ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful. (L. R. Knost)

 A close up shot of a baby girl breastfeeding during this intimate family photo session in Bath.

Read my latest Blog

Here you will find some of my recent family photo shoots, thoughts about motherhood, parenthood, photography and family life!


Sweet words from some gorgeous mama’s

 A mother throws her baby up into the air in her bedroom and the baby laughs joyfully during this at-home family session in Bath, Somerset.

“Jess Cheetham is an amazing documentary photographer, she creates an environment which enables her to capture you and your family in a really natural authentic way. The hour whizzed by and my boys thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Stock posing was off the table and we were allowed just to play and be while she snapped away.”

(Kerry, Bath)

 Mother playfully wrestling son on the bed while trying to get him dressed during in-home session in Chew Magna, Bristol.

“Jess is an artist, she spent a morning with our little family and captured some fabulous natural shots of us together. What’s so wonderful is the way Jess manages to take pictures of moments in everyday life that remind us that everyday is special. The moments recorded are a truly magical thing, her approach is unique and the results are fab. Jess portrayed our family vibe, my little boys energy and spirit and the pictures will be treasured for a long time.

(Hannah, Bristol)

 A mother walks down the stairs holding a baby in her arms and a toddler in front of her during this day in the life photo session in Yeovil, Somerset.

“Jess is amazing! Such a gorgeous, lovely, personable photographer! I so wish I'd known about her when I was due to give birth. She is so talented and will make you feel incredibly at ease.”

(Georgina, Yeovil)


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 A mother stands in her pantry holding her baby whilst her toddler runs towards her during this at-home photo session in Bath.