Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Children’s and Family Photography in Kensington West London SW7 and W8

Thank you for visiting my family photography website. I have been a professional photographer since 2003, specialising in photographs of babies, children and families. Over that time I have been lucky enough to photograph hundreds of families in West London and I’d be delighted to visit you in Kensington to meet your children. Read on to find out more about what I can offer your family…


How does a family portrait photography session in Kensington work?

My sessions are based around you and what you enjoy doing as a family. I visit you at home and we spend a morning together. We have plenty of time, which makes the sessions very relaxed for you and your children, and we can do all their favourite things. With babies and younger children we can work around their nap times to ensure that they are happy throughout the session and for older kids I’m always happy to take breaks for snacks as required.

If the weather is kind then heading outside can be great fun and Kensington’s array of fabulous parks all make brilliant locations for children and family portrait photographs. Holland Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and the beautiful garden square such as Ladbroke Square Garden or Kensington Square Garden are fabulous if you are lucky enough to have a key. We can play your children’s favourite games and I can take lots of beautiful pictures as you have fun together – photos that capture your family and the relationships you all have. It’s so much fun to photograph children at play and the laughter as they chase their parents, kick a football with siblings, catch bubbles or climb a tree all make for fabulous photographs that you will treasure as the years pass.

I also love photographing indoors and I’ll often do part of the session inside, particularly with younger children. It’s lovely to take pictures in your home as these images will have so much resonance for the children as they grow. Images that capture every day moments; reading with daddy in the chair by the window or creating a lego masterpiece with mummy on the playroom floor. Jumping on beds and baking biscuits, painting and dressing up, these everyday moments create such special photographs.


Helen has photographed our family on a number of occasions, and the experience has always been fantastic. Not only is the time that she spends with us very enjoyable, it is also a very relaxed experience as Helen manages to take phenomenal photos of you and your family in your everyday environment. Therefore, the photos always look very natural and relaxed. I still don’t know how Helen manages to capture such great photos with such ease and aplomb, but she does it every time and our friends always comment on how great they are. I would recommend Helen to anyone.


How much does it cost?

I charge a session fee, which is £450 during the week or £550 on weekends and bank holidays. This covers my time on the day and the time spent preparing your images for your viewing session. At your viewing session, you can choose what you would like to order and I offer a wide variety of beautiful options. My unframed prints are £75 up to 12″ x 8″ in size and we have a minimum order of ten. Framed prints are from £315, my stunning albums start at £1250 and a disk of digital files is included in all orders over £1,995. You can find a full price list here.

Book your family photography session in Kensington now

I do hope that you like what you have seen and read on my website and you can be sure that I will create a fantastic set of pictures for you. Do get in touch and we can put your session in the diary. I look forward to meeting you and your family soon.