Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Fun and Relaxed Family Photography in Wimbledon, London SW19 and SW20

Family photography in Wimbledon

I love taking family and children portrait photographs in Wimbledon as the Common is such a great location for relaxed, natural, black and white family photographs. There are lots of fun activities for children to do during a photo shoot; from climbing trees and building dens to running around and walking the dog. They say never work with children or animals, I love working with both and Wimbledon Common is the perfect place to do so.

From my first visit to Wimbledon Common as a child I’ve been hooked even though I’ve never met the Wombles (as a child my cousin always assured me that she had).  Having such wild woodland so easily accessible in London is wonderful and the stunning parkland provides a perfect location for family portraits with children of every age.

Babies enjoy looking at the foliage and being lifted high in the sky as well as crawling happily on the grass.  Older children love climbing the trees and exploring the woodland, it’s also a wonderful spot for photographing teenagers as there are so many things to jump over and practice acrobatics as well as beautiful backdrops for more formal portraits.

The Common itself is private land and does require a permit for family photography but I can easily arrange that for us and it’s definitely worth the additional cost to be able to take pictures in such a stunning location.

About me, your family photographer in Wimbledon

If you are new to my website let me explain a bit about me and how I work.  I’m Helen and I’ve been a professional family photographer in Wimbledon since 2003.  Since that time my business has grown, and I’m now regarded as the premier family photographer in London – in fact I’m the only family photographer in Europe to have been recognised as a pioneer in the field by Canon and appointed to their prestigious ambassador scheme.  I have won numerous awards and my work has been widely published internationally and, if you choose me to photograph your family, you can be sure you are in very good hands.

My business is based around repeat customers, so I make sure we always have a brilliant time and that your pictures will exceed your expectations.  I do one session a day, so we have all the time we need, never rushing a shy child and allowing for breaks for snacks or naps as required.

Over the years I’ve worked with big families and small, with tiny newborns only a few days old and teenagers heading off to university. I pride myself of getting the very best out of my subjects to ensure that the pictures we take will be loved when they are self-conscious teenagers as well as when they are tiny babies and also into adulthood when looking back on childhood pictures is such a joy. I do hope you will like what you see and choose me as your family photographer in Wimbledon.

Helen has a gift for catching the real character of a child in her photos - cheeky, dreamlike, delighted by turn. Our girls have so much fun with her, they don't even notice the camera and are keen to see her again to talk books and play games. We will treasure Helen's pictures of our family always.


The final product

I offer the full service from start to finish to ensure you get the best from your family photography in Wimbledon. Working with the very best labs in the country, your finished prints are produced on fine art papers in hand made frames.  Leather bound albums are a stunning heirloom that can be handed down for generations and will tell the story of your day.  Digital files are also available for those of you who like the security of knowing you have the images for the future or if you want to share on social media or make your own prints for family and friends.  My pricing is both flexible and completely transparent and you can find all the details – along with lots of pictures to inspire you with different ways to display your images – on the prices page on the website.

Explore my website

My blog, which I have been writing regularly for over a decade, has thousands of posts so you can get a really good feel for the type and variety of images I produce.  Do take a look or explore the portfolio galleries, I even have galleries that follow different families over time, so you can see how my work fits seamlessly together year on year to produce a wonderful document for the families I work with.

I do hope you will like what you see and would like to book me to photograph your family in Wimbledon – please get in touch via the contact form or give me a call and we can put your photo shoot in the diary, I’d love to meet you and explore Wimbledon together taking family photographs that you can treasure forever.