About Helen Bartlett Photography
Since starting Helen Bartlett Photography in 2003, I have risen to the top of the children's photography market, and I am now sought after as one of the most accomplished and respected family portrait photographers in the UK.
Photography and what it means to me
My work is based upon a very strong belief in the value and importance of photography, a medium through which - in a fraction of a second - we can freeze time and record forever moments of joy, wonder, happiness, quiet contemplation, and great good humour; all the myriad of emotions that make a family bond.
I believe that good photography can hold a key to a memory, and transport us back to a time and a place, to a person and a feeling. Great photographs remind us how things were, and make us value how things are now. Looking back at my childhood photographs, I often find myself picking up the phone just to check in with my mother or one of my brothers to see how they are, reminded by a glance at the wall just how important they are to me.
I am dedicated to making sure that each shoot captures each individual family in a way that is special to them - no two families are the same, and no two photo shoots are the same. We work around your habits and your family’s routines, and include your favourite activities so that your pictures reflect who you are and what your children enjoy.
I am not the cheapest photographer in London, but I believe that we offer exceptional value for money. We take enormous pride in our work, producing beautiful imagery and delivering it using the finest materials to the highest standards.
We pride ourselves on an unrivalled quality of service, and between Kate and I, we look after you every step of the way ensuring a peerless experience for each client. From taking beautiful photographs to helping you decide how best to display the images, perhaps unsurprisingly we have a high return-rate from clients, with many families returning year-on-year to update their pictures.
I set up my business in 2003 after finishing my MPhil in Medieval History at the University of Cambridge.
Within the photographic industry, my work has been recognised both nationally and internationally. I have lectured on photography throughout the UK, training the next generation of professional children's photographers, and have presented my work to audiences at such prestigious venues as Apple's flagship store on Regent’s Street in London. My work has been published both in the UK and internationally, the most recent being a twelve-page feature in the influential Photoworld magazine in China.
When I am not capturing family portraits for my clients, the chances are you will find me taking family portraits for my friends, enjoying landscape and street photography, or reading photography books - I live and breathe photography.
I also love cooking, crime fiction, good films, great beers, board games and long-distance running.
Kate joined me at Helen Bartlett Photography in 2010 and has brought her considerable expertise to the business. Kate looks after the day-to-day running of the business and will be your point of contact throughout. It is Kate who will book in your session and ensure you have all the necessary information, who will visit you after I have taken your pictures to show you the images, and who will arrange the delivery of your beautiful pictures ready for you to hang on the wall. Kate’s incredible customer care and attention to detail makes the process seamless and a pleasure from start to finish.
I am also incredibly lucky that Kate is my sister-in-law and we work brilliantly in the business, and also as close friends.
Kate’s background is in arts administration with years’ of experience in the theatre and art worlds. Kate has a Masters degree in Arts Management from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and studied English Literature at UEA. We share a love of books, art, good food and running – indeed, our ‘work runs’ around North London three times a week are a definite perk of the job.
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Helen Bartlett Limited is registered in England and Wales No: 5076680. Registered Office: Evolve Tax and Accountancy, 1 & 2 Tollgate Business Park, Tollgate West, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 8AB. Please do not use this address for correspondence - to contact us, please use the contact form.