Behind the Lens

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Meet Your Photographer...

I’m Emma Finch, an award-winning, internationally published, Manchester based Portrait Photographer and have had a passion for photography since I was a little girl. This became a personal quest to become proficient once I became a mother. Life is ever changing so I want to capture the memories from today.  

Coming from a bilingual accountancy background, I retrained and was awarded a double distinction in Photography which gave me the confidence to pursue photography. I was approached by Getty Images, Alamy and Saatchi who were keen to license some of my images. A few exhibitions followed and I finally had the courage to launch Emma Finch Photography.

With families, I prefer shooting with natural light and in natural settings, which allows for real emotions, real moments that create timeless, evocative images. I find it a privilege and a pleasure to photograph people knowing the images will become part of someone's history. 

With branding shoots, I love to see your business come alive through the images we create. Working with business owners, I approach each session with the same passion with which I approach my own brands.

I also run Belle Privé Photography, which specialises in Female Portraiture, Lingerie and Vintage photography. Based from my Manchester studio, I work both commercially and with private clients and am proud to have had multiple international front covers.

I also enjoy teaching Portrait Photography and running events through Photography Session Days. Working in unique locations around the UK, we bring the finest models and performers together to create award winning images for photographers' portfolios.

When I am not behind the lens, I love to spend time with my family (my husband, two young daughters and our dog). I am a traveller, a foodie, a people-watcher. I am in love with my life and I feel honoured to be able to combine my family life with a career that I feel so passionately about.




Key Achievements

Featured in PhotoPlus Magazine, Practical Photography, Digital Photographer, amongst others 

Silver and Bronze Awards achieved with the Guild of Photographers

Finalist in Image of the Year with Guild of Photographers 2020

Finalist in Image of the Year with Guild of Photographers 2019

Lead Photographer on the Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Project

Over 40 publications including 7 magazine front covers

Qualified Status with the Guild of Photographers

Photographer for Rebecca Adlington Swimstars

Photographer for Make-a-Wish Foundation

Photographer for Vintage Life Magazine