About Helen Batt Photography

Hello, I’m Helen and I live in a little village called Bethersden just outside Ashford in Kent, on a beautiful farm that has been in our family for over 100 years. This is where I grew up and although I have lived in different places it is where I have returned, this for me has always felt like home.For me photography began as a hobby and quickly turned into a passion. I started my working career as a Secondary School teacher but felt it wasn’t my vocation and having always had an artistic flare, photography was something that really appealed. Over the years I have honed my skills and learnt from some of the best photographers around the globe which has provided me with a wealth of knowledge as well as some truly amazing experiences in places such as India and Armenia. It is through my desire to learn and achieve that I have managed to turn this passion into my business so that I now have the job I absolutely love. Its my belief that if you have a passion for what you do you will give it 100%, resulting in the best results for your clients and yourself.

Influences on my style of wedding photography have come in many forms over the years, from the beautiful colours of impressionist paintings and our picturesque Kent countryside, to the snapshots of human interactions observed in everyday life, as well of course the work of other photographers from around the world. Awareness and consideration of my environment and the feelings of those around me are significant, not just in everyday life but also in my photography. A good wedding photograph tells a story, it will remind you of that period of time and the feelings you felt and as a photographer and it’s important to me not to influence those feelings by my actions, but be sensitive to the situation ensuring the moment is true.As much as I enjoy my work I also have fun away from it, spending time with my partner, family and friends and appreciating the simple pleasures such as walking my little dog, a good movie or enjoying some great food. I love to travel to all sorts of destinations, and experiences mean more to me than any amount of material goods. Being able to combine photography with visits to amazing locations on our incredible planet makes it even more exciting. To summarise, I view my photography in a similar way to how I view my life, it needs to be genuine and meaningful, have a positive effect on my surroundings and the people I meet and in some way make a difference.

“WE WERE ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY BY HELEN’S PICTURES. HELEN WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE THE DAY PERFECTLY AND HER PICTURES ARE THE PERFECT MEMORIES OF OUR DAY AND THE FUN EVERYONE HAD…”

Amy & Piperis