Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Newborn and Family Photography in Bethnal Green


I had the most incredible time photographing Rebecca and her lovely family in East London. Rebecca had found my website on Google and loved my natural style of pictures and the fact that the photographs were taken at her home or out and about at a park nearby. She thought that my style would perfectly reflect her fun loving family. I’m so glad that she did as I had a brilliant time with them taking newborn and family photographs in Bethnal Green

I love photographing newborn babies, those early days are so special and it’s particularly fun when there are older siblings involved in the session. Watching, what will be one of the most important relationships in their lives, forming in those first few days is an incredible privilege and being able to give the children the gift of photographs that tell this story is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.

I love the different little looks that you see, the love, the laughter, and sometimes the slight wariness as older children get to know their new sibling. In this case four year old Mia was besotted by her younger brother and so keen to snuggle up next to him to have her picture taken.

We started indoors and then, because it was an incredibly beautiful day, we headed outside to the nearby park for a few outdoor pictures and to give Mia a chance to run around. It’s lovely to have a bit of variety in a photo shoot and newborn family portrait sessions are no exception, doing a bit indoors and a bit outside is just perfect.

The light was stunning and a lovely group of trees made a perfect backdrop for some family photographs. Mia playing on the different aparatus meant she had a whale of a time and was then really happy to sit quietly and have a few portrait pictures with baby Milo. These are some of my favourite pictures from a newborn session ever, I love the tenderness with which she counts his tiny toes.

And then inside for a final few pictures, baby Milo having a little sleep and some really cosy snuggly sleepy shots.

It was a brilliant day and I’m so pleased with all the pictures. If this natural and relaxed approach to newborn photography appeals to you then do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.

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