Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

North London newborn photography


Today on the blog I’m thrilled to share some beautiful photos from a recent north London newborn photography shoot. I was thrilled when Laleh contacted me from her home in the United Arab Emirates to arrange a newborn and family photo shoot when she would be in London for the birth of her first child. I could tell immediately from her emails that we were going to get on really well and I was really looking forward to the session.

We had the most wonderful morning; it was such a joy to meet little Syavash and to document this early time in his life. Some of my sessions are filled with so much laughter and this was one of those, we had such fun as we took the pictures, looking back over the images as I write this blog post I find myself smiling at each and every shot.

Photographing newborn babies is always such a pleasure, I feel so privileged to be invited into my clients homes at such an early stage – most newborn photography happens within the first fortnight and I’m often one of the very first visitors. It’s always really special.

We started off indoors, taking pictures in different rooms and moving around to utilize the best light and different backgrounds. It’s amazing the difference in feel you get to pictures taken in different rooms, a lovely white bedroom provided a simple backdrop and then, downstairs, French windows to the garden gave a very different look. My job as a photographer is to utilize each of my client’s homes to provide the very best pictures.

Towards the end of the session we left the house and went for a walk to a nearby park. It was such a beautiful day and felt so good to get out and about. Baby Syavash loved being outside and slept soundly as we took some family photographs filled with the lush greenery of London in the summer.

I hope you like these images. If you would like to see more then do take a look at the dedicated newborn photography section and if you would then like to arrange your own family photo shoot then do get in touch and we can discuss your requirements. I’d love to hear from you!