Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Just One – newborn baby photographer in Holland Park, West London


Today’s ‘Just One’ preview image is a beautiful photograph featuring Monique, her newborn baby Lincoln and her wonderful family in lovely Holland Park in West London. Over the years as a London based photographer, I have got to know the area around Holland Park very well as I have visited many families to take their portrait photographs and I’m always thrilled to go back, even more so when it is to visit one of my favourite clients. I have been lucky enough to photograph Monique and her wonderful family three times now (you can see some images from Caleb’s newborn baby photo shoot here and also Caleb’s baby photographs when he was eight months old) and I’m already looking forward to our next session later in the year. It’s lovely to have regular photographic sessions, particularly when the children are so young as they change so much so quickly – in today’s session baby Lincoln was only a few days old; by the summer he will be sitting up and playing with his big brother Caleb, I can’t wait!

I particularly love this family photograph as it’s so natural. By using available light and photographing in the family’s own environment, I am able to capture these lovely intimate moments – very special, emotional times that will transport the family back to when they look at them in years to come. I love how Caleb is so intently focused on his new baby brother – in these early days, I imagine it’s all a bit of a shock for a toddler but it won’t be long before they will be partners in crime, playing football, building dens and loving each other’s company. Brothers are fantastic!

In my photography I’m always keen to capture natural moments, particularly with newborn babies when everything is so special and new. I hope my clients will look at the pictures and remember how things were in those magical (and exhausting) early days – the joy, pride, happiness and all the chaos of keeping a toddler entertained at the same time – the mixture of teeny tiny baby and energetic two year old, with scooters racing around the house and the comfort of an episode of Pepper Pig in the evening; all these wonderful moments that make up family life.

I love this photograph, today’s ‘Just One’ preview and I can’t wait to share some more pictures from this special newborn and family photography session in Holland Park, West London. To see more examples of my Notting Hill Newborn Photography

If you would like to arrange a photo shoot for your own family, do contact us – we would love to hear from you.

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