Hello, I’m Helen. I am a natural light portrait photographer based on the beautiful NSW Mid North Coast. I photograph on the Mid North Coast between Taree and Port Macquarie.
I have been described as having a gift for bringing out and capturing natural relaxed beauty and genuine affection. I aim for minimal staging and intervention, preferring authentic, candid images and portraits. I aspire to capture you and your loved ones being yourselves in a relaxed, comfortable location, resulting in timeless images that you will cherish for life.
I have had a passion for photography since childhood (thanks to a patient neighbour with a darkroom), however Helen Lamont Photography was officially born after I had my own three children in 2011. Something that was important to me in establishing this business was making it stress free, fun and affordable. Many photographers retain rights to images and production service, and profit through production of prints and other photographic products. It seemed that many people I knew who were seeking to capture their family in photographs were either ending up spending above their budget, or putting off taking photos because the cost was too daunting. What Helen Lamont Photography offers is an affordable fixed fee for the photo shoot, then you are given full ownership of your photos, allowing you a cost effective and flexible way to get great photos. After editing, the photos will be given to you on a private link for downloading in both high and low resolution formats. There is no formal sit down or hard sell, just a simple fun and relaxed photo shoot, and then images for you to keep forever.
If however you would like further photographic printing services to manage post shoot production of photos I happy to assist, examples include prints of all sizes, photo books, and canvas prints.
Photos are a wonderful way to celebrate and preserve timeless images of your life and loved ones, and a lot of fun to do. Contact me anytime to arrange an easy, relaxed photo shoot, to update your family album, give a gift, or just capture this precious time in your life.
Helen Lamont Photography is proud to donate services to chosen charities, such as Toxteth Kindergarten, St Thomas Willoughby, Willoughby Roos (Rugby), St Pius X College Chatswood, Chromhurst Lindfield, Central Coast Grammar School, and Amnesty International.
Thank you thank you! I was so excited to get this email yesterday and the images are outstanding! I love your style and the way you captured the moment and made everything looked so relaxed and comfortable at home - just what I was hoping for! I guarantee you these will always be treasured in our house. You are of course welcome to use any images you would like to represent your work. I hope you are happy with them too! Once again, we greatly appreciate your professionalism and how easy you made it for us. Steve commented that he thought you were the best photographer we have worked with and that he enjoyed it as well.
Thank you so much for being part of our special day. You have such a special gift in capturing the love and the special moments we shared. As a result, we're able to relive our wedding day through the images you captured. We really appreciate your professional manner, flexibility and patience. Waiting an extra hour for the rain clouds to clear meant we were able to have our dream wedding on the beach. We wouldn’t hesitate to ask you to photograph our special occasions in the future and would highly recommend you to our family, friends and colleagues.
Helen has a natural talent for capturing beautiful moments. She is extremely professional, efficient, sensitive and wonderful with children. Helen has taken some breathtakingly beautiful photographs of my family that I will cherish forever.
I love my family photos taken by Helen. Can't recommend her enough! she is great with children and is able to catch some magical moments.
Helen is amazing and I have no hesitation in recommending her. I've used her services for both business and personal pictures. The personal pictures included a grumpy baby and high winds and she managed to make us feel at ease and captured some stunning pictures. Her look is completely natural and fresh. No awkward family photo's here!
AMAZING! There are not many words needed to describe the professionalism and expertise that Helen brings to her sessions. I was blown away with Helen's ability to keep my 2 week old son so calm and relaxed. I highly recommend HLP. You are assured to receive quality images that look very natural. I am in love with my son's photos and have received countless compliments. I have already booked in more photos with Helen and can't wait!
Helen is a talented photographer who has captured beautiful shots of my family. She made everyone feel relaxed and managed to get extraordinary pictures when there were 8 children and 8 adults for a family shoot - not an easy task! Her eye for capturing candid moments is where her gift lies. Thank you Helen for the wonderful memories you've captured for us.
100% recommend Helen to anyone looking for natural, beautiful photos of their families. Helen truly has a one of a kind gift for putting kids, babies, mums and dads at ease and therefore brings out the natural beauty in her subjects. Her photos never look staged or stiff and always manage to capture that magical twinkle in the eye. I think this is more than just ability behind the lens. I think this is because she is able to help her subjects relax. Even with my three crazy boys running around, no one behaving or doing what they are told, and my boys tendency to blink (a lot) Helen has managed to capture our special moments in a way that is real and so beautiful. Thank you Helen.
Helen is the most wonderful, professional first class photographer. I am so happy for the photos which seriously she did within 20 to 30 mins and the great comments I have received are just credit to Helen. I needed to get updated photos for all my social media sites which included my business and social sites. Helen made the process incredibly easy and smoothsailing. So happy with her talent I am booking her to do our family photos!! Stay tuned for more incredible feedback! Cannot thank you enough Helen!
I can completely recommend Helen for anyone wanting family portraits. Her ability to capture the real person in her portraits is truly amazing. None of her shots look strained or forced, but rather natural, fun and absolutely beautiful. She has a calm and friendly approach and is so good at making you and your children feel relaxed and happy, which she then captures so well in her photos. Helen has taken photos for us on two separate occasions and we have her photos displayed on the walls of our home. We consistently get feedback from friends on how beautiful and amazing the photos are. I will definitely use Helen in the future and can't recommend her photograph skills enough.
Helen Lamont Photography offers high quality yet accessible and affordable photos. You will find the pricing of the shoots below very reasonable due to the fact that they include ownership of the images, which otherwise can cost upwards of $1,500. The pricing of prints, books and canvas are also kept reasonable. Often photographers can charge an exorbitant mark up for these due to the fact that they retain ownership of the images. At Helen Lamont Photography, we want the whole experience of participating in a photo shoot, and creating beautiful lasting products with these images to be easy, enjoyable and affordable.
All photos taken during photo shoots will be professionally edited, which can make a real difference to your photos. I like to include a selection of colour and black and white images, however I can tailor this to your liking, then – the photos are yours to keep, print and share! You will be given a drop box link with both high and low resolution images to cater for all you needs. Most shoots you should expect to receive a minimum of 50 photos.
Note all prices are quoted excluding GST.
All newborn shoots are best taken from birth to fourteen days old. It is best to book in a date before the birth to avoid disappointment. The newborn shoot can be taken in the client’s home, or in the photographer’s home. If in your home please consider if there is a room with excellent light, where the baby can be placed for photographing.
Helen is a mother of three, an Auntie of seven, and adores babies. She is gentle and understanding that newborns don’t arrive with a built in schedule, and she will fit in to your needs to make this a peaceful and enjoyable experience.
If your dream wedding involves natural, candid, photography with very few posed shots, and no staged shots, then Helen Lamont Photography is the perfect choice. Helen will meet you before the wedding to get to know your ideas and plans for the day, that way on the day she can be as unobtrusive as possible. Clients have commented that they hardly knew she was there, and yet loved the candid images produced.
As with all shoots, Helen will digitally edit your images and give them to you to keep. Every wedding produces a minimum of 100 beautiful photos.
Helen Lamont Photography has been increasingly involved in freelance photography including simply shoots to update your social media (e.g. LinkedIn) profile, to shoots used to develop her clients own business web sites or marketing material.
As a guide Helen charges $350 for the first hour for freelance work, followed by $200 for every hour thereafter. Naturally this includes editing which as a minimum is hour for hour against shoot time.
Profile & Professional Portrait
Whether you would like to update your LinkedIn or online image or you require a portrait for other purposes, Helen Lamont Photography offers a Profile Shoot including images and editing for $150. This is done at the photographer’s home in Holgate. You are promised a minimum of 5 images, edited and enhanced to keep and use in low and high resolution.
All prints are carefully edited the sent to professional photography printers using quality print paper and equipment. (Please request a price for any other sizes not quoted below).
Beautiful custom design and laid photographers selection photo books:
Collaborative co-created photo books where you get to help select and edit book:
Canvas and Framed wall artContact me for a quote, however as a guide:
Here are some things to consider before we meet for your portrait session.
I shoot on location. This can be at your home, the beach, a park or even just down a local laneway or street. If we meet in your home, we will make the most of all suitable spaces inside and out, taking advantage of suitable light and interesting props..e.g a favourite toy, a comfy lounge. My aim is to create images that are real, reflect the personalities in them, are fresh simple and modern.
Your choice of clothes can make a difference to the overall look and feel of your images. Consider how you can compliment each other in colour scheme and style, without being perfectly matched. Its great to have the photos reflect your true selves!
Perhaps try to avoid clothes with logos or emblems on them. Simple clothing choices in solid colours often work well. When choosing clothes, remember colour and texture will add interest to your photos. Feel free to bring along, or have on hand some interesting props or changes of clothes, such as hats, boots, shoes, dress up for kids..I am more than happy to chat about clothing, props or location before the shoot.
Allow a couple of hours. The shoot should be a lot of fun. If there is something you love doing as a family/ couple we can certainly consider incorporating this for a fun natural shoot, such as coffee at your favourite park, scootering, ice-creams at the beach. I love the opportunity to capture who people really are, feeling happy, comfortable and being themselves.
For a newborn shoot, bring along any favourite toys, clothes, and especially blankets, beanies or textiles you love. I like to keep the images simple and modern, with the baby being the main focus, but some of these items incorporate very well. Don’t worry about when your baby needs to sleep or feed or change, I completely understand these needs and we will simply and gently work around your baby!