Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Muswell Hill baby and family photography with Jill


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My second family photography session with Jill and her wonderful family in North London’s Muswell Hill was amazing fun.  I’d been really looking forward to it as we’d had such a brilliant time on our first outing and so, to be invited back to update the family photographs and to meet the newest member of the family, baby Thomas was a treat indeed.

I’d first met Jill years ago, back when I used to photograph weddings and I’d photographed her sister Susie’s.  Since then I’d photographed Susie’s growing family and so, when Jill’s daughter Orla was born in 2015, I was invited to Muswell Hill to take some pictures of the new baby.  We’d had a brilliant time and the pictures had been a huge success with lots of framed prints being ordered for the wall.

Working around the children and naptimes for brilliant photographs

Jill was keen to have pictures taken of Thomas at a similar age and so we got our photo shoot in the diary.  I love Muswell Hill and it’s always a treat to be able to walk to work.  We were so lucky with the weather too, it was a beautiful day and so we started with some pictures in the garden as Thomas was asleep when I arrived.  Orla was keen to show me her dolls and her play house and tent.  It’s wonderful how little ones are always so keen to invite a new person into their game and we had a brilliant time playing and taking pictures.

Then, when Thomas woke up, it was inside for some family photographs in the beautiful light filled living room.  I love to take pictures both indoors and outside during my baby and family photo shoots as it gives such lovely variety to the pictures.  I’m keen that my clients get a really wide selection of great images to choose from.  We took some pictures of Thomas on the bed to match the earlier ones of Orla which you might enjoy looking at on the blog here: my first photo shoot with Jill

Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace for family photos

Then we decided it was time to get out and about and we got the children into the pushchair for a walk to Alexandra Palace Park, a beautiful spot just minutes away from Jill’s Muswell Hill home.

I love Alexandra Palace and we found so many beautiful spots for pictures.  Orla was keen to have a good run around and Thomas loved being able to watch the action from his Bumbo chair.  Those chairs are amazing for pictures with little ones who can’t yet sit up properly as they give such great neck support.  I love the shots of Orla and Thomas chatting to each other, they are going to have such fun as they grow up.

Of course, on such a lovely sunny day we finished with ice cream all round, a perfect end to a perfect day and this wonderful baby and family photo shoot.  If you are based in Muswell Hill, or elsewhere in London and like my style of photography then do get in touch.  I’m taking bookings throughout the year and would love to meet you and your family.