Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

From newborn to teenager, beautiful childhood images to treasure whatever their age. London family photography

Timeless, black and white family photography that tells your unique story

Whatever your child’s age, I tailor your photoshoot around you as a family: the things you enjoy, how you laugh and how you love. As no two families are the same so every photoshoot is different.

We spend a morning together having fun. We can work at your home, creating Lego masterpieces or enjoying the garden, or travel to one of your family’s favourite places to explore, climb or even water-ski. Whatever you love to do, I can capture the moment beautifully.

I only book one session a day so everyone can relax and feel comfortable. We quickly build a rapport that results in images that are naturally joyous and reflect your child’s true personality.

I know from experience the pleasure of having wonderful pictures of my own childhood and those I love. My father’s photography style has influenced mine and, as one of four children, I understand the dynamics of recording sibling interactions on camera.

As a highly-regarded family photographer in London, I’ll provide you with simple, beautiful images to cherish.

If you want relaxed yet classic photography of your children being completely themselves, look no further.

– Alison

Time flies when you’re having fun and I can hardly believe it was 2009 when I first met newborn Karoline and her family. Over the years, I’ve done nine photoshoots to document the family growing up: beautiful black and white photographs which now cover the walls of their home.

Organising and committing to regular photoshoots is more than worth it when you can look back and watch your family grow over time. The difference between the tiny newborn and the fascinating nine-year-old is incredible.

It’s been such a privilege to record the last nine years and, as you can see, the pictures provide wonderful photographic memories that Karoline and her brother Jacob can take with them into adulthood.

Capture every chapter of your family’s life

I pride myself in providing exceptional service at every stage of your family photography journey. From your first phone call to the final careful delivery of your pictures, I go above and beyond to ensure a first-class experience.

This commitment and attention to detail means that many families return for more photographs as their children get older. Regular sessions create a stunning story of an individual family as they grow, a truly unique way to document childhood.

You can delve into my work with children of different ages or follow a family story across the years throughout the site.


The first few precious weeks pass so quickly. These pictures will remind you of those magical early days and record the first sparks of your baby’s personality shining through.
Newborns Gallery


Three months old to the exciting first birthday. From first smiles to sitting up and crawling to perhaps some tentative first steps. Your baby grows so much in their first year, see some examples and read our handy guide to what to expect at different milestones.
Baby Gallery


Adventurous toddlers to aged six or seven. Jumping on the bed or running around at the park, your child playing with their favourite toys or enjoying their favourite books. We spend a relaxed morning together taking pictures that tell your story.
Children Gallery


Eight and upwards towards adulthood. As children grow so photoshoots change and we incorporate more hobbies and interests into the pictures. Having a great time, we work together to take family photographs that everyone loves in a process that everyone will enjoy.
Teenagers Gallery

London vacation

All ages when visiting our capital city. I’ve lived in London all my life and I can’t wait to show you my wonderful city. We can take in the sites or have a relaxing day at a park near your hotel or apartment. You can be sure the resulting images will be a fabulous record of your holiday.
London Vacation Gallery

The photos Helen took that day magically managed to capture our son's personality, almost as if Helen had known him forever.

- Elke