I love photography. The pictures that my father took of my brothers and I when we were growing up – beautiful, artistic black and white photographs infused with emotion and humour – defined my childhood. I can't walk through my home or my parents' home without smiling at the images, and the memories of my childhood that they trigger.
It is this that I aim to capture for my clients – both for the parents now, and also for the children when they are grown up and have children of their own. It is important to me that images are timeless, avoiding fads and fashions, and able to sit happily alongside pictures from generations past and generations to come.
With this purpose, I set up my business back in 2003 after finishing my MPhil in Medieval History at Cambridge University.
Since then I have photographed over a thousand families, many of whom I have revisited year after year. I am lucky to love my work and to have such wonderful clients. My photographs have been published extensively and I have travelled throughout the UK lecturing on children's photography to other professional photographers.
I am passionate about photography and constantly strive to take better pictures each and every day.
When I'm not out and about with my camera, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, particularly my partner Tom Catchesides, who is also a photographer. I enjoy cooking, detective fiction, hot baths and long-distance running.
Helen Bartlett Limited is registered in England and Wales No: 5076680. Registered Office: Evolve Tax and Accountancy, Westwood Park, London Road, Little Horkesley, Colchester CO6 4BS. Please do not use this address for correspondence - to contact us, please use the contact form.