0845 603 1373
Helen specialises in children's and family portraiture that captures the fun of childhood.
Helen photographs in black and white using available light to capture natural, timeless images: photos you can look back on in years to come that will trigger lots of happy memories. Helen is also a maternity photographer and a newborn baby photographer.
Our portrait sessions are fun and relaxed. Helen will visit you at home for your portrait session and starting nice and early - straight after breakfast is usually best - you'll spend the morning together with plenty of time for feeds, changes and naps.
You can take a break for a cup of coffee whilst your baby has their mid-morning nap, then carry on with some more pictures afterwards, perhaps heading outdoors for some pictures in the park or your garden. Helen works around your child's routine to ensure that your baby feels relaxed and everyone enjoys the session.
After your photo shoot, we will arrange a viewing session at your home to show you your pictures and you can decide what you would like in the way of final products at that stage. We offer high-quality, bespoke products and more information about our products and prices is available to view on our website here
Helen is based in London and also travels across the UK to photograph families at home and on holiday. To find out more, please visit our website at www.helenbartlett.co.uk or call us on 0845 603 1373.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Reviews in chronological order (Total 21 comments)
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14 May 2014 11:14am
We had a session with Helen last summer and it was a 5 star experience from start to finish. Our children were 2 and 3 at the time and we were a bit worried about concentration span, timing of the shoot, nappy changes, tantrums etc. We needn't have worried at all! From the moment Helen arrived our children were wonderfully at ease, played hide and seek with her, told her stories and introduced their toys. We drove to a nearby park and just ran around, played, had coffees, basically all the things we would usually do on a Saturday morning. When the photos arrived I was incredibly happy to have such a wonderful capture of the day and the children's characters. Kate who deals with planning, sales and logistics, is equally professional and nothing seems too much hassle. I would absolutely recommend them without hesitation. Thank you, Helen and Kate!
Johnny F, Surrey
8 May 2014 10:55am
We just wanted to write a post to thank Helen and Kate for the perfect photographs of our newborn Joshua. Just sat down and looked at them again. STUNNING, GORGEOUS, PERFECT. Thank you so very much. We are thrilled to bits. We are planning to wallpaper the house with them!.
Looking at them made us quite emotional. We had a great day with Helen. She had Joshua completely engaged for hours and we ended up with a whole load of fantastic photo's. Most importantly we felt completely relaxed and there was lots of laughter during the time Helen was with us. She's a natural with little ones, and even I felt OK having my photo taken!!
The pictures are so beautiful. Thank you Helen so much for capturing such a special time in our lives. The photographs completely capture the very essence of Joshua's personality which is exactly what we wanted.
The finished photo album is incredibly well assembled and the selection process (from a vast stock of amazing shots) was simplified through Kate's presentation skills and attention to detail.
The result is a collection of beautiful and sensitive images of a fleeting and magical time in our lives. A real work of art and a great keepsake; all of our friends always comment on how beautiful it is!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
AliSmith, Mother of 3
7 May 2014 9:59pm
I was lucky enough to come across Helen early in her career, and she has photographed my 3 boys at regular intervals since then. She forms an instant relationship with children of all ages and manages to construct amazing photos whilst letting the children do their own thing. As a result, the kids love Helen's visits, and you get pictures that really reflect the individual character of each child. I have huge admiration for her - she is a true professional who is confident in her own photography style and doesn't follow trends. If you want relaxed yet classic photography of your children being completely themselves look no further.
Johanna, Mother of 1
18 Mar 2013 3:19pm
Helen's photos are stunning! I would highly recommend her. She fits in around your baby's routine to ensure they are on their best form. The shoot was very relaxed and natural and Helen captured so many of my daughter's expressions. Kate arranged the viewing session and not only is she highly efficient, she also has a great eye and gave sound advice on which photos would look best on which frames. We are delighted with the finished product.
21 Jan 2013 1:15pm
We were absolutely thrilled to have Helen come and take a beautiful set of photos of our daughter. Helen was fantastic - she worked around the chaos of a newborn and was very sensitive to the challenging routine of feeds and changes. The photographs are perfect. We love the natural style. The closest thing to a problem we have is that Helen has taken so many beautiful photographs we are finding it tricky to pick favourites!
Clemy Slade, Mother of 1, London
21 Jan 2013 10:36am
I think Helen produces some of the best children's images I have seen. She and her team are highly professional and you feel they really put time and care into the job and make it fun for you and your family. We are more than delighted with the images she took, and the album they produced and would certainly use them again in the future. Very highly recommended!!
15 Jan 2013 8:37pm
We are just so happy that we chose Helen as the photographer for our little JJ's One Year Special album. Helen was so good with Kids, and she was just so brilliant for catching little J's special moment. We just loved it. Highly recommended!!! Wonderful Experience Indeed!
LisaFlint, Mother of 2, London
14 Jul 2012 10:45am
Helen has come to our home on two occasions and we are huge fans of her work.
The results of the two sessions are simply stunning, as a result our home is covered in her photos.
She has a magical ability to capture the real spirit of young children and her composition, lighting and unusual angles make
For really fabulous photos.
She has an easy effortless approach and truly understands how to get the shot, she is also eager to take some direction from parents so it feels like a collaboration.
I cannot recommend her enough!
3 May 2012 10:44pm
We have had two photoshoots with Helen and both have had fantastic results, we have been so happy with both process and finished product. Helen is a complete natural with children (and camera shy adults!), and produces stunning photographs which we will treasure forever. She is a lovely person and a great photographer. We are already looking forward to seeing her the next time!
27 Apr 2012 9:10pm
Our eldest son went to university this October. It struck me before he left, that it was a very long time since we had a good family photograph taken. I trawled the web looking for something different than the formal posed pictures we had taken previously. I came across Helen's website and loved how natural the pictures were and the way she captured so much personality of the people she photographed. We were not disappointed. The whole experience was so mich fun, as we walked around The Beechwoods it was like going for a walk with a friend. She then came back to our house and took pictures as we made music. The pictures are happy and so reflective of the relationships between different family members, with cheeky glances, knowing looks, giggles laughter and friendship. I will really treasure these pictures and the wonderful way she captured the essence of my precious family.
Helen definitely gets a 5* rating from us!
I should also mention Kate who handles the interface with customers. Once the pictures were done, we spent a wondeful evening with her choosing which ones we wanted and ow they were to be mounted. She was a joy to work with and very creative.
Everything both of them do is to the highest professional and personal standard.
ElkeB, Mother of 1
24 Apr 2012 2:51pm
We stumbled across Helen's website when we were looking for someone to take professional photos of our little son, and we were immediately drawn to the timeless and insightful quality of her work. We spent a Sunday morning with her in the park and the photos she took that day magically managed to capture our son's personality, almost as if Helen had known him forever. In addition, the service that Helen and Kate provided in reviewing, editing and presenting the finished portfolio of shots was invaluable when it came to making our final selection. We are very happy to recommend Helen and hope to have her round again very soon for another session.
drugana, Mother of 2, Kent
20 Apr 2012 2:30pm
Helen came and took some photographs of us as a family last year, not long after our daughter was born. Helen came recommended by photographer friends and I am very glad that we followed the recommendation. Helen and my (then) 8 year old son hit it off straight away which helped a great deal in making the shoot a very relaxing and pleasant time. Helen was very accommodating of my tiny baby's feeding needs - and that day all she wanted to do was feed! The photographs that Helen took were just stunning and will be treasured by all of us. Having seen photos that friends have had done by other photographers there just isn't a comparison really - Helen's images are amazing. It doesn't just stop there though, the post shoot customer service is beyond excellent. Kate is very good at helping you chose images, giving very good advice on sizes and framing/presentation. Helen and Kate have been so flexible and accommodating to our needs, thank you hasn't seemed adequate enough when talking to them. So, if you are looking at investing in some photographs of your family that you can treasure forever, I cannot think of a better person to go to than Helen (and, of course, the lovely Kate).
18 Apr 2012 9:43pm
Helen has taken two sets of photographs for us, and we were absolutely thrilled with the results. Somehow she managed to capture our daughters personality, and the photographs look so natural and happy they are a joy. Helen has a lovely way of making the session effortless, but she is always thinking about the composition and it means so many shots look as if they come straight out of a magazine, they are so well put together. Many friends have asked for her details and I would recommend her without hesitation.
17 Apr 2012 8:43pm
Helen is simply brilliant when it comes to photography. She takes photos that are breathtaking. They are so natural and really captures the moment which is really precious especially when it comes to photos of babies, children and families. I was very happy with the photo quality, service, speed and professionalism with which Helen and her staff worked to produce the most amazing photos of our family.
Karena , Cambridgeshire
17 Apr 2012 8:27pm
We received a photography session with Helen as a gift and were absolutely delighted with the results. Helen is very friendly and put all of our family at their ease – the children played happily, resulting in wonderful, natural photos. Highly recommended.
Agnes G, Mother of 2, London
8 Mar 2012 1:25pm
Helen is amazing - she is not only great with the kids - always professional, yet never afraid to get into the weirdest position to ensure that she gets the best picture - but also ensures that the whole family has a fun, yet very stress-free day! She takes the most natural photos imaginable. I have recommended her to all my friends and will continue to use Helen to take photos of all of our family as our two girls grow up over the coming years.
Helsbels, Mother of 2, Kent
2 Mar 2012 12:02pm
Helen has taken pics of baby number 1 (now four) me pregnant with number 2 and then of all of us together (plus grandparents and other rels)- no mean feat to get fab pics with two boys with a tendency to be filthy I tell you! What was great was her patience with the kids as there were the inevitable tantrums and tears. It's great to have a sequence of photos of the kids growing up and changing over the years, I can't recommend her enough, and even better, I always get lovely comments from people who visit and see the photos around the house!
DawnT, Mother of 1
1 Mar 2012 7:41pm
Ooops sorry forgot to award 5 starts for a 5 star service, that's pregnancy for you.
DawnT, Mother of 1
1 Mar 2012 7:39pm
Helen recently took some wonderful photo's of our family of three before it becomes four. We had the added bonus of fresh snow on the day and Helen was totally aware that a toddler in the cold only lasts so long. She ensured that we worked around our daughters best time of day so captured some beautiful shots - check out her blog for North London.
Lucy693, Mother of 1, Oxfordshire
1 Mar 2012 11:11am
Helen's work has a beautiful, natural style capturing your growing family in an amazing and timeless way.
HennyGC, Mother of 2, Surrey
1 Mar 2012 10:11am
I have been lucky enough to have Helen photograph my children on a number of occasions and i can't recommend her services enough. Her natural style of photography has given us a wonderful visual record of the children as they are growing up and i have no doubt that we will continue to utilise her services again and again!
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