The blog has been very quiet recently. I do apologise, things are busy here with sorting out the new house (pictures coming soon) and lots of work going on behind the scenes here at Helen Bartlett Photography. It is very exciting and the fruits of our labour should be hitting the blog very soon.
In the meantime I haven't blogged the pictures from Ana and Juan-Pablo's fourth birthday party. It was an amazing party - everything a fourth birthday should be with balloons, cake, hula hoops and also my favorite party entertainers the lovely Magical Quests who entertained the kids at my niece and nephew's parties last year.
Here are a few favorite shots
I am back in the office today after the most amazing week on a workshop in Brighton (more on that next week).
It has been great fun being away and photographing a totally new subject but also nice to be back and working on my children's portraiture.
Today's blog post is from a shoot before I went away, a wonderful family morning spent in Islington in North London. We had a great time and the children were just fantastic, so much fun to photograph.
Here are few favorites
It is always a treat to get really good coffee before a shoot and so I was delighted to see that this shoot was just round the corner from my brother's house and so I could call in for my morning caffine hit. I am not quite sure how pleased to see me Giles was at 6.45am but if he wasn't he hid it well.
Then it was round the corner to meet Jonna and her beautiful family. We had a lovely morning playing in the flat as it was very cold and miserable outside. Here are some of my favorite shots of the day
So, January disappeared as it so often does and I am only just beginning to get to grips with the new year now February is here. The blog is now back in business.
Not to say that January wasn't busy, in fact just the opposite which is why things have been so quiet here recently. I shall be catching up with the blog backlog over the next couple of weeks.
It makes sense though, to start at the beginning. On New Years Day Tom and I headed off to India to photograph the wedding of Nallini and Samrat. What an amazing start to the year! We had a few days in Delhi then we headed off to Neemrana where the wedding was taking place. It was an absoultely spectacular two day ceremony and we had such a wonderful time - the most lovely people and we were made to feel so welcome, really part of the family. We had a few days in after the wedding back in Delhi for a bit of site seeing and a visit to the Taj Mahal but it was definitely the wedding that was the highlight of the trip. Tom has posted some pictures on his blog already but I thought I would like to post some here too. So here we go, a few (well, ok, a lot) of favorites from what was a most memorable start to 2010