Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Newborn Portrait Photographer in Notting Hill, West London W11

Photographing your Newborn Baby in Notting Hill

As an award winning family photographer, I have been photographing newborn babies, older children and families in Notting Hill for over twelve years. I bring an unrivalled level of expertise to your portrait session.

My natural and relaxed approach to newborn photography offers you a wonderful pictorial record of your baby’s early days – photographs that show the incredible love you have for your new baby in your own environment. I will create relaxed family portraits as well as photographs of your little one on their own. You can expect cute sleeping shots and also pictures when your baby is awake and interacting with you, pictures that will show those first sparks of personality as they begin to shine through. It’s incredible looking back on newborn photos to see how expression that are so typical of each child as they grow are already in evidence in those first few days.

How newborn photo shoots in Notting Hill work

My photo shoots are structured entirely around your baby’s needs (so with plenty of breaks for feeding) and this way the session is great fun for everyone. There’s no pressure to leave the house – although if it’s a lovely day we might venture to one of the nearby parks in Notting Hill – Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Holland Park all make spectacular backdrops for newborn photographs as do the myriad of private gardens such as Ladbroke Square Gardens if you are lucky enough to have a key.

I like to take photographs that really reflect your family at this special time – the emotions of love, excitement and wonder at this tiny new life you have created. I’m so lucky to have these opportunities to photograph families and create such important records for these children.


When to schedule your Newborn Photography session

For the best newborn photographs I recommend that we schedule your newborn portrait photography within the first fortnight – ideally within the first ten days while your little one is still tiny and new. Most clients book their session into the diary before their baby is born as I do get booked up. Of course babies don’t often arrive exactly on time and so I am very flexible about moving your session forward or backwards a few days to make sure that we get the very best photographs for you.

We first met Helen when our daughter was a few weeks old and have asked her to come back to take photographs on 3 further occasions over the past 13 years (both in and outside London), as we love the pictures she produces. It feels like having an old friend around, and she takes the time to really get to know everyone so that her pictures perfectly capture the essence of the child and the family dynamic. Through having her back again and again, we’ve seen that she is amazing with children of any age - she engages with them effortlessly and it’s clear that children love her. I frequently recommend her to my friends.


How much does newborn photography in Notting Hill cost?

I charge a session fee, which is £450 during the week or £550 on weekends and bank holidays. This covers my time on the day and the time spent preparing your images for your viewing session. At your viewing session, you can choose what you would like to order and I offer a wide variety of beautiful options. My unframed prints are £75 up to 12″ x 8″ in size and we have a minimum order of ten. Framed prints are from £315, my stunning albums start at £1250 and a disk of digital files is included in all orders over £1,995. You can find a full price list here.

Book your newborn photography shoot in Notting Hill now

Get in touch here if you would like to find out more and book in a session for your new baby in Notting Hill in West London, W11. I’d love to hear from you.