Jess Cheetham Photography
Photographer's Bio

Hi there!
My name is Jess. And I am a documentary family photographer from Bath, Somerset. And to put it simply, I adore people and I portray the raw intimacies of daily life.
I live with my husband, my beautiful 2 year old son Edward and of course we mustn’t forget our feisty cat Agatha, who is a little forgotten now since Edward arrived (sorry Ags).
I studied fine art at Edinburgh College of Art for four years and I also studied documentary photography at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for a semester. My short time living in America was one of the best experiences of my life. And this is where my love of photography was born. I spent 12 weeks photographing strippers at various different strip clubs in Providence, RI. I met some amazing women who all had a different story to tell. That body of work still continues to inspire me.
After working in the art world for a number of years I decided to go back to my own creative practice and combine my two major passions; photography and family life.
When I became a Mum I didn’t realise I would find so much inspiration in all the smaller life moments with my child; the ordinary, day to day stuff. Him helping me cook, hanging out the washing, playing with him, dancing and singing to George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’, going for a muddy walk or snuggling on the sofa and watching a movie. There is so much magic and beauty to be found in these unposed, unscripted, raw life moments. The moment’s you wouldn’t think to photograph but actually tell a richer story. The ordinary, which is actually extraordinary!
I truly believe life should be documented as it is; messy, crazy, chaotic, laughter filled, tear filled, and REAL.
My approach is a mixture of documentary and fine art portraiture to create an authentic story of you and your family. I promise you will feel at ease in my company and there will be zero awkward posing. Your normal, every day life is breathtaking beautiful.

Documentary Portraits
Half Day-in-the-Life
Hourly Family Documentary
Newborn Documentary
KeywordsBath, Bath Family Photographer, Bristol, Bristol Family Photographer, Day in the Life, Documentary family photography, Documentary photographer UK, Documentary portrait, Family Documentary, Somerset, Somerset Family Photographer
Photographer's information
LocationUnited Kingdom
City/AreaBath, Somerset