Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Daddy & Daughter Portrait


A Picture of Pure Happiness

It’s the matching smiles that caught my eye in this delightful daddy and daughter picture from a recent family photography session.  It’s an image that fills me with joy and makes me smile every time I look at it.

This was my third session with this lovely family and a wonderful way to get back to photography after the long lockdown break.  A local session that I could walk to and where we got to explore some of the wonderful locations here in North London, we had a brilliant time.

It’s always such a pleasure to see my regular clients, to see how the children have grown and to catch up on all the news and this shoot was no exception, it was so good to see everyone. The older girls had grown so much in the year and a bit since I last saw them and it was such fun to play games, build dens and enjoy the recently reopened playground as we took pictures.

It was even better to meet their new younger sister and an absolute joy to watch how the older girls interacted with her, making her laugh and entertaining their new sibling as they enjoyed their role as older sisters.

It was so hard to choose a favourite, but this shot stands out to me.  I love the expression and the perfect timing as their noses just touch.  The light in the woods was beautiful, there wasn’t much of it, but the quality was lovely, and I really enjoy photographing with wide apertures and high ISOs to create pictures with this beautiful dreamy quality.

I hope you like this picture as much as I do.  If you are considering getting your family photographed this summer then I still have a few available dates in August and two weekend dates in September but things are booking up fast so do get in touch if you would like to put something in the diary, I’d love to hear from you.