Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Beautiful baby and family portrait photographs


My first baby and family photo shoot with Clemy took place in her beautiful London home a couple of years ago, and so I was thrilled to be invited back to update the family’s pictures.

This year the family has grown and baby Valentina joined her older siblings Tatiana and Sam for a fabulous morning of fun and photography. I love photographing families as they grow – it’s always great to see the older children again and a new baby always adds a fun new dynamic to any family photography session. This year we also ventured out of London to Clemy’s beautiful country home, which brought a wonderfully rural feel to our pictures.

It was raining at the start of the morning so we started our shoot indoors, as the house was stunning and we explored all the different areas – it’s lovely working indoors sometimes, as we find such interesting games to play. I particularly loved it when the children found a lovely trunk which immediately became the focus of a game – all the children climbed in to start with and found it hilarious popping up like jack-in-the-boxes, they were thrilled to see us adults almost collapsing into laughter. Once baby Valentina bored of this game and was rescued by her mother, Tatiana had a lovely time shutting her big brother inside. Big brothers are such a wonderful source of entertainment and Sam was fantastic, making his little sisters laugh throughout the photo shoot.

When the weather brightened up towards the end of the morning, we headed out into the garden for swings, bikes and some fun outdoor play. Tatiana was particularly thrilled to be outdoors and the centre of attention as she was thrown in the air by her Daddy and big brother Sam pushed her higher and higher on the swings. It was great fun and I captured all the excitement in a beautiful set of children and family photographs, the best of excitement makes for the best of family photography.

It was a brilliant day and I’m thrilled with the pictures. I hope you will enjoy this selection of beautiful portraits from our morning together and do contact us if you would like to arrange a photo shoot for your own family – we would love to hear from you.

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