Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Category: Babies

London photographer Helen Bartlett photographs babies from newborns through their first year into toddler-hood, as children, tweens, teens and adults.


Natural Style Baby Photography in Highgate, North London

Seasons change so quickly, especially with the British weather which seems to alternate between summer and winter this May – yesterday was hat and scarf weather, today I'm in a t-shirt. It's lovely to share this wintery photo shoot with lovely baby Andre and his family in Highgate in North London.

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A mother and child during a black and white family photo session in London.

Hampstead Baby and Family Photographer

Family is the most important thing and it’s lovely when family photo shoots involve grandparents. This session was booked as a surprise birthday present for Chris’s wife and what a fabulous present it was. We had an amazing time and the pictures will bring back so many memories as the children grow up.

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Baby and Family Photographer in Kensington

I often do part of my sessions indoors and part outdoors and this is particularly the case when photographing babies who are too little to sit independently yet. By doing some pictures indoors at the beginning of the session we can take some individual portraits of the baby while they roll around happily on their parents bed and these add a lovely variety to the finished set of images. This shoot was so much fun starting with indoor pictures and then moving outside for a run around in Kensington Gardens as the morning wore on. Amazing winter light helped me to create some really stunning images.

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Highgate Baby and Family Photography N6

On the blog today I’m pleased to share a selection of images from a recent family photography session in Highgate in North London. We spent half the session in Malek’s stunning home and the other half in wonderful Waterlow Park, which is a great spot for a photo shoot. The children had a brilliant time and I’m so pleased with the pictures.

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At Home Photo Session with Four Month Old Baby Oscar

Oscar was four months old at the time of our family photo shoot and he was such great fun to photograph. We had a brilliant time taking pictures. Oscar enjoyed himself – laughing happily and gurgling away, keeping up a conversation with us the whole way through. I do love how babies chat even before they learn to speak.

We had a great time and do take a look on the blog to see a selection of images from this baby photography session.

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Wandsworth Baby and Family Photographer

On the blog today I have shared some images from a recent baby and family photography session in Wandworth in London. I’ve also talked a bit about my philosophy of family portraiture, particularly in relation to my use of Black and White. I do hope you will find it interesting.

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Baby Photographer Sevenoaks

A four month old baby is star of the show on the blog today. Little Olivia was such a dream to photograph at her beautiful family home in Sevenoaks in Kent.

I had been really looking forward to our session as I have photographed Olivia’s cousins for a number of years now and so I knew we would have a great time – my wonderful long-term clients feel like family and so it’s lovely to meet all the different branches. I’m so lucky that I often work with different members of the same families, photographing cousins, grandparents and uncles and aunts, it’s a huge privilege and one I am very proud of as my clients return year on year to update their pictures.

We had a brilliant time on this, Olivia’s first portrait shoot. Do take a look on the blog for more photographs from this lovely session.

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Baby Photographer Battersea

A stunning set of baby and family photographs from a recent Battersea shoot are shown on the blog today. Baby Sophia was an absolute dream to photograph. We had such a great time enjoying her favourite books and playing games such as Hide and Seek underneath the bed. Games like these make such lovely photographs as it wont be long before she will be too big to sit up under the bed. These little details make such precious pictures.

The pictures that really stay with me though are the photographs of Sophia’s faltering early steps, trying to hard to stay upright as she tried to walk between her parents outstretched hands before falling, laughing happily into their laps. It was a wonderful thing to witness and even better to photograph, as I know how much these pictures will be treasured in the future. Do click through to the blog to read more about this session; I do hope you enjoy it.

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Notting Hill and Holland Park Baby Photographer

Notting Hill and Holland Park in West London has become my regular haunt for baby, children’s and family portrait photography over the past thirteen years. I remember my first visits, so long ago when I didn’t know the parks well (I grew up in Blackheath, in South London). Now I know the area like the back of my hand and it’s always such a pleasure to visit.

This photo shoot had been booked when one of my previous clients had recommended my photography service, something I’m always extremely grateful for and I knew it would be a good one as Baby Antonia was eight months old – my favourite age for photographing babies. I wasn’t disappointed as we had an absolutely brilliant time and the pictures are some of my recent favourites. I do hope you will enjoy looking at them.

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