Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Just One – Valentina – family and baby portrait photography


I absolutely love this beautiful portrait of baby Valentina from my recent family photography session in Wiltshire. I’d not visited the village of Hungerford before, but it’s a beautiful part of the country and the prefect setting for our family photography. Last time I visited Clemy and her family, we photographed in London at her beautiful Chelsea home and in the lovely Bolton Gardens. This year’s shoot had a much more rural feel, utilising the fantastic gardens of the family’s home.

We started our morning inside though, as it was a wet and windy morning. This shot, today’s ‘Just One’ preview, is from the beginning of the session when we were playing in the parents’ bedroom. Valentina was in such a great mood, crawling around the floor in her beautiful dress before laughing and clapping as she played with her sister on the bed. This shot caught my eye immediately and I love Valentina’s expression; looking up with an enquiring and inquisitive smile. A classic close-up portrait is such a wonderful thing to have – the eyes are truly the windows to the soul.

We had such a great morning together, playing hide and seek inside, exploring the garden and, for Valentina, a wonderful splashy bubble bath. I’m really excited about sharing some more pictures here in due course.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this beautiful baby portrait from our family photography session in Hungerford, Wiltshire.

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