Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Exceptional service from start to finish. Relax. Everything will be taken care of, here's how it works.

My aim is to make every aspect of your portrait session effortless and enjoyable

From our first chat and booking a convenient date to the day of the photoshoot itself, and from ordering your favourite images to the delivery of your pictures, everything will be taken care of.

I love to produce images that tell stories and capture emotions.

Images that reflect the love you have for your children and the unique relationships between siblings.

Images that will exceed your expectations and give you lasting pleasure.

Making an enquiry and booking your family photography session

If you’ve been inspired by what you’ve seen here, drop me a line via the contact form or give me a call. We can have a chat about your family and the type of photographs you’d like, then get a date in the diary.

Helen forms an instant relationship with children of all ages and manages to construct amazing photos while letting the children do their own thing. As a result, the kids love Helen's visits, and you get pictures that really reflect the individual character of each child.

– Alison

What happens on the day?

A tiny tiger of a girl growls through the long grass in this black and white family portrait.

What happens on the day?

Photoshoot day is all about fun.

I arrive nice and early to get everyone at their best and brightest, full of energy and smiles. If we’re heading out and about, this time also means beautiful morning light and empty parks.

Sessions usually last until lunchtime but as I only do one shoot a day, we have flexibility. If your child still has a mid-morning sleep, we can work around naps and take a break for biscuits (and coffee).

We spend the morning doing the things you enjoy most as a family. We’ll play games, explore, run around and have fun. The result? Beautiful happy pictures of you having a great time together.

It’s always such a pleasure photographing children. They have a brilliant sense of wonder that’s utterly contagious. I find myself caught up in games, chasing leaves, juggling apples, building dens, searching for the Gruffalo … a myriad of activities. The best pictures come from when everyone is enjoying themselves.

The world of the imagination is a truly fabulous place for photography.

Book your photoshoot

After your shoot

After your photoshoot I’ll process the pictures and prepare them for your viewing session. I’ll design an album and create ideas for frame layouts that will fit beautifully in your home.

We’ll then arrange a convenient time for one of my trusted colleagues, Anna or Andrea, to show you your pictures in the comfort of your own home. You may prefer to go with my suggestions or you’re welcome to work with them to select your favourite pictures and decide how to display them.

Anna and Andrea bring a large screen so you can see the images in fine detail along with samples of different display products. You’ll be able to see and feel the quality of hand-made museum grade frames, fine art prints and beautiful albums. And if you’d like digital copies of your images, you can order these too.

Delivery of your prints

Once you’ve placed your order, I’ll get everything off to the lab. About six weeks after your photoshoot, we’ll arrange the careful delivery of your beautiful pictures, ready to be hung on the wall and enjoyed for ever.

I still don’t know how Helen manages to capture such great photos with such ease and aplomb, but she does it every time.

– Agnes