Lifestyle portraits are a unique way to capture lasting memories of your family and those special moments in life.

I specialise in pregnancy photography, newborn and baby photography, children’s lifestyle photography, teens, family groups and special occasions.  I have worked as a lifestyle portrait photographer for more than 15 years.  My style of work is natural and contemporary.

I offer lifestyle and event photography for those special occasions and events in life to capture those ‘forever’ moments – an engagement, the arrival of a new baby, a family celebration, a favourite pet or simply a photo to back and remember.


I offer a bespoke service for my lifestyle and event photography.  Each session is unique and considers your individual and family requirements.   Images are captured  ‘on location’ or in your own home with our portable studio.   Whether you choose a location or a ‘home’ photo shoot your comfort is essential to me.  I want you to be relaxed and at ease.  My photography sessions are never rushed, especially when photographing children and pets.  I want you to have an enjoyable experience and to provide you with beautiful images you can cherish forever.

A lifestyle or event session includes an initial consultation.  I like to visit you in your home before your shoot if you live close by to chat about your requirements and show you examples of my work.  If this is not possible a Zoom meeting or phone consultation can be arranged.  We will talk about what to wear, best locations for your shoot, props, etc. It is always a good idea to meet the children beforehand, if possible, this helps break the ice prior to your session.

During your session I will capture a selection of images to include individual portraits, various family groups, documentary style shots of your family having fun and any other detail shots that help tell the story of your family.  A session is usually dictated by what happens on the day.  I have learned over the years of working with children and animals to ‘go with the flow’ and not to have a rigid shoot plan!

Relaxed, fun lifestyle photo shoots for families, teens and children

These sessions are always so much fun!

I’m a country girl at heart so let me capture some treasured moments for you in our beautiful countryside.


Chepstow Family Photographer


Let’s have some fun!   You might want to choose a beach theme, a countryside picnic or a city shoot for your pictures.  Your Photography package will include a planning meeting to discuss your location, clothing, props, etc. and up to two hours of photographic coverage at your chosen location.  Following your photo shoot your images are available to view in a private online gallery.

These sessions are ideal if you want a re-wedding session to get to know me a little better before the big day or if you have recently got engaged and just want a fun photo shoot to celebrate.

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Monmouth Couple Portraits
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Beach Wedding Photographer


Newborn photography sessions take place in the comfort of your own home where you are relaxed and at ease after the arrival of your precious family addition.  These sessions are never hurried and are taken at the pace of baby and Mum in order to capture natural images of this special milestone.

The arrival of a baby is unpredictable and so I do my best to work around you and your baby.  Ideally I am wanting to capture baby between day 6 and 14 of birth for those special curled up newborn pics.  Newborn sessions may last 2 to 4 hours so that Mum can attend to baby’s needs during the session.  I want relaxed parents and content baby so we just take our time.

Newborn Photographer


Every pet is special and deserves to be photographed.  I offer pet lifestyle photography for cats, dogs, horses and other animals.

Your pet lifestyle photography will provide you with a treasured keepsake of your family friend.  I photograph pets as well as providing animal images for marketing and business promotion.  I can supply marketing and promotional images for kennels and catteries.

Initially I spend some time with you planning your pet portrait photo shoot, to discuss locations, what to expect from your photography session and what you might want to finish up with.  Your consultation can take place at our studio, in your own home or by video call.

Photo shoots with animals take time and patience which I luckily have in abundance!  Your photography session will last about one to two hours in order to capture a selection of shots  for you.

Chepstow Pet Photographer
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Monmouth Pet Photographer


I am available to photograph all your family events and special occasions.   Let us capture a birthday, anniversary celebration, christening, engagement, hen party, black tie event, school prom, charity ball or garden party.  I can provide you with great images and special memories from a child’s first birthday to a golden wedding anniversary celebration.

By hiring a professional photographer you can sit back, relax and enjoy your party or event while I capture those special images for you. 

I specialise in candid documentary and lifestyle photography to capture the atmosphere and detail of your occasion.

In addition, I am available for business and corporate events. For further information visit Sarah Cook Commercial Photography 

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Following your photo shoot I carefully review and edit your images.  A selection of images are prepared for your studio review and online gallery for you to view and choose from.   This takes about seven to ten days to fully prepare.  Your images are displayed in a slideshow presentation.  At this time we look at any product options included in your package or that you may wish to add for you to display your images in your home, this might be as a print box, wall art or a book.  

I offer a range of beautiful products to display your precious memories

USB Boxes
Lifestyle Portraits Print Box
Print Boxes
Fine Art Books
Family Portrait Wall Art
Wall Art

Photography Gift Vouchers Make the Perfect Present

A photography gift voucher is the perfect present for family and friends.  Whether it is the arrival of a new baby, a birthday or Christmas gift or just to say ‘Thank You’, a gift voucher is something special.

Gift vouchers may be purchased for a whole session and include prints and/or image files, or for a selected monetary value towards a photography session with me.

I will help you create your own personalised photography package, just tell me what you want to include and I will send you a unique e-voucher to present as a gift.

How to Order

Simply order your gift voucher at the link below.  Don’t forget to tell us who your voucher is for, your full contact info and any details of what you would like to include.  We will then contact you to finalise your order.

Gift Voucher T’s & C’s

Gift vouchers are valid for up to 12 months from the date of purchase.