I’m Estienne Sheppard; thank you for taking the time to explore my website.
It can be difficult to describe oneself, but I like to think of myself as a creative and contemporary family photographer who offers a unique style of portrait photography to my clients in the Bath & Bristol area.
They say a picture can speak a thousand words; so for many years I have used successful careers in award winning fashion design and art to creatively tell stories; now I am grateful to God to have discovered a passion and a gift for artistic photography.
I specialise in capturing informal, spontaneous, joyful moments for families, children & couples. I’ve been told that I have a ‘relaxed & warm uplifting spirit’ that makes people feel unusually comfortable in front of a camera, not a common feeling for many of us!
Time goes by, but memories stay, and my heart’s desire is to use my creative eye to give people a joyful visual reminder of the phases of their lives. That’s why I enjoy photographing families and children in a spontaneous and free way.
From my famous grunting pig toy that captures children’s attention to the colourful ‘Incentive Sweet Jar’ that somehow manages to convince them to smile more, fun is assured for children as well as adults. I am comfortable working with any age, from babies to the young at heart!
I love to work in the great outdoors using lots of natural light, colour and textures in beautiful locations of your or my choice. From the inner joy and outward shape of maternity, to the preciousness of those first childhood steps, to the laughter of those rambling early years, through to maturing moments as a family; I offer the opportunity to freeze time for you and transfer it to paper.
I want your photography shoot experience to be a natural extension of who you are, as if I’m not there. I want my photos to cause you to stop, stare and smile every time you pass by, reminding you of how precious you and your family are.
I’d like to think that my love for people and desire to create stunning and lasting memories of them in such a fun and relaxed way, all at a transparent and affordable price, is what makes the Estienne Photography experience different to many others portrait photographers in Bath and Bristol.
Try it and see; I really look forward to meeting you!