Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Wandsworth Baby and Family Photographer

21May

If you could combine all my favourite things – wonderful children to photograph, really interesting parents to chat to, lovely light and great good humour then this is just the photo shoot. I had such an incredible time photographing Sarah and her wonderful family in Wandsworth recently, a brilliant baby photography session.

My work is all based around my personal philosophy of family photography, the wish to make images that will stand the test of time, that capture natural moments but also pay great attention to light and composition. I aim to provide the best of both worlds – flattering images that capture the essence of real relationships. My use of black and white photography plays a key part in this as images become about the emotions and the feelings rather than current trends in clothing colours and interior design.

I love the fact that when baby Archie looks back at these images the things that will jump out at him will be the sheer happiness on everyone’s faces, his proud and loving parents and his happy smile as he plays row-row-row the boat and tries hard to steal his daddy’s glasses.

I often think; what would I like to remember if these were my pictures? and it is the unposed moments, that look on Sarah’s face as she pulls her baby close and breaths in the very essence of him, that is a picture of pure love if ever there was one.

Taking a relaxed approach to family photography really helps me to capture these magical moments. I spend a whole morning with my clients so there is no pressure to perform – we work around the baby’s routine with breaks for naps and feeds, it’s a lovely process and ensures everyone has a great time.

If weather allows I will often do part of a session outdoors and in this case we headed out onto beautiful Wandsworth common for some pictures. Lovely spring light provided the perfect illumination for these family portraits and Archie had a wonderful time looking at dogs (always exciting!). It was a perfect way to spend the morning and a lovely way to photograph a family.

If this approach to family portraits sounds like what you are looking for then do get in touch with me and we can put a date in the diary.
If you could combine all my favourite things – wonderful children to photograph, really interesting parents to chat to, lovely light and great good humour then this is just the photo shoot. I had such an incredible time photographing Sarah and her wonderful family in Wandsworth recently, a brilliant baby photography session.

My work is all based around my personal philosophy of family photography, the wish to make images that will stand the test of time, that capture natural moments but also pay great attention to light and composition. I aim to provide the best of both worlds – flattering images that capture the essence of real relationships. My use of black and white photography plays a key part in this as images become about the emotions and the feelings rather than current trends in clothing colours and interior design.

I love the fact that when baby Archie looks back at these images the things that will jump out at him will be the sheer happiness on everyone’s faces, his proud and loving parents and his happy smile as he plays row-row-row the boat and tries hard to steal his daddy’s glasses.

I often think; what would I like to remember if these were my pictures? and it is the unposed moments, that look on Sarah’s face as she pulls her baby close and breaths in the very essence of him, that is a picture of pure love if ever there was one.

Taking a relaxed approach to family photography really helps me to capture these magical moments. I spend a whole morning with my clients so there is no pressure to perform – we work around the baby’s routine with breaks for naps and feeds, it’s a lovely process and ensures everyone has a great time.

If weather allows I will often do part of a session outdoors and in this case we headed out onto beautiful Wandsworth common for some pictures. Lovely spring light provided the perfect illumination for these family portraits and Archie had a wonderful time looking at dogs (always exciting!). It was a perfect way to spend the morning and a lovely way to photograph a family.

If this approach to family portraits sounds like what you are looking for then do get in touch with me and we can put a date in the diary.