Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Just One – Clio – Marylebone and Hyde Park baby and family photography


Today’s ‘Just One’ preview image is a family photograph from our baby photography session in Marylebone and Hyde Park in Central London this weekend.

I knew I was going to have a great time as Ariel had been so lovely when she contacted us to arrange the session, and so it was with a spring in my step that I arrived at her beautiful Marylebone home for our baby and family photography session. We immediately found we had so much in common – Ariel, Peter and I had all studied History at Cambridge University and we soon discovered a shared love of long-distance running too. We were chatting away non-stop as I began to take photographs of beautiful Clio.

Clio was an absolute joy – full of smiles and laughter. We started our photo shoot by capturing baby and family photographs in Ariel’s Marylebone home (more to follow on the extended blog post in a week or two) and then, after Clio’s nap, we headed out to the park. I feel I have to get out and about as much as possible now that the winter weather begins to close in.

We visited nearby Hyde Park and this shot is one of my favorites from the day. We were walking along the Serpentine and we saw this tunnel under one of the bridges. I do love a tunnel, as it provides such lovely soft light and the leading lines from the bricks really add to the composition. It’s a very simple and a very powerful composition, and I’m thrilled with it. It’s such a pleasure as a photographer when everything comes together – the light, the environment and the happy, joyful expressions on my subject’s faces.

I hope you like today’s ‘Just One’ preview image from our baby and family photoshoot in Marylebone and Hyde Park in Central London and be sure to check back on the blog soon to see some more images from our morning together.

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