Emma Ledwith Photography
Selfie on film
Self Portrait Photography


Sheffield Portrait Photographer

Hello! I’m Emma, a creative portrait photographer based in the glorious city of Sheffield. I’m originally from Warwickshire and spent 12 years living in Manchester, before finding myself living on a very steep hill here in Yorkshire.

I have 10 years of full time experience photographing incredible human beings. I have photographed  a crazy amount of portraits, weddings, families and events over that time. all of which have brought with them a unique look into the life/lives of the people in front of the camera.

I love to travel, quite often on my own. There is nothing I enjoy more than exploring new cities, and people watching. I’m a huge fan of film photography, particularly Polaroids. Although my bank balance suffers greatly because of this. I’m inspired by music, and get very excited when I meet people who have Spotify playlists they want to share with me. I get easily distracted by light. If I see a patch of beautiful light I’m probably going to make you stand in it whilst I take your photograph. I also get easily distracted by sequins, balloons, and anything twinkly. I wish I could dance like Beyonce (in my head, I can). I have the sense of humour of an eight year old boy, which means I laugh at bad Dad jokes. My favourite film is True Romance. I have a creative mind, which is great when it comes to portrait sessions and celebrations. Not so good when it comes to accounting, it gives me an anger rash. I drink a lot of tea.

I am based in Sheffield and cover the UK. However, I love to travel and will happily explore further afield. People of New York, I’m talking to you




For me, photography is about connection. Whether that’s to a particular time in someone’s life, a celebration, or a place. I want my clients to look back on the images I took and remember how they felt in that moment. It’s not just about making things look pretty, although my love of light and movement can often make that happen naturally.


Working together is really important to me. I want you to feel comfortable ahead of our shoot. Finding out about your ideas, what you need from the images, as well as any questions or concerns you may have; are all key to making our time together much more free flowing and relaxed.

"It was possibly the first time I've ever done a shoot where I felt like I was looking at myself in the photos"

Sheffield Portrait Photographer

Oh my goodness!

"I can't tell you how blown away I am by the photographs. Absolutely stunning, beyond anything I could have imagined. They are true portraits which capture the essence of who I am. I'm in awe!"