Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Family Photography in Belgravia – Just One


Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas. It’s great to be back in the office today, catching up on emails and planning for the New Year. January is always such a fun time with so much to do to get everything in place for a busy year ahead.

Do watch this space in the coming week or two for a round up of my Best of 2015, but in the meantime I wanted to share a Just One from a shoot that I did just before Christmas with the lovely Emma and her family in Belgravia.

I had been lucky enough to meet Emma in 2013 and I was thrilled to be going back, seeing the new house and most importantly meeting the newest member of the family, baby Tom. We had a wonderful time.

The weather was kind to us and we spent the first part of the morning in St James’ Park running around and attempting to feed the squirrels. And then when it got a little cold and drizzly we headed home for some pictures in the girls beautiful, newly decorated, bedroom. Today’s Just One is from this, the second part of the shoot.

I love this picture as it really captures the family, the energy and the love between everyone as well as all the different personalities. I love how incredibly excited Tom is by the book Peepo Baby, a classic of the genre! He looks absolutely delighted as he reaches to turn the page, laughing so happily on his mummy’s lap. I love how the girls are reaching in, keen to be involved and enjoying the book too, it’s amazing how even the simplest of stories can engage different ages, I think it’s because joy and excitement are so catching, who can’t be enthusiastic around such a happy baby. I love the expressions on the adults faces too, so happy, so full of pride in their beautiful children, a wonderful loving family unit completely engaged in the moment, the camera forgotten as they have fun together.

It’s just the kind of shot that I know the children will love to look back on – a perfect moment and, I’m sure, one that reflects the every day fun they have together – reading as a family and enjoying their time together.

I love this picture and I hope that you will too, today’s Just One from a recent family photo shoot in Belgravia.

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