Your photographer - helsw

Your photographer

I specialise in fine art portraiture of people, pets and horses.

My special passion is creating renaissance and period style photographs that look painterly and capture the atmosphere and style of those periods.



Drawing from the style of Rembrandt and the realism of the Dutch Masters as a start point, I extensively research the styling, lighting and editing that will produce an authentic, moody and powerful portrait.

In all my work, I like to create a story, show an emotion or humour, to draw the eye and make you look twice.

I have boundless enthusiasm and will work closely with you to create your very own  beautiful piece of art.

Never modelled before? Don't worry, I have worked extensively with non-models and know how to create a fun and memorable experience for you.


I hold the level of "Craftsman" with the Guild of Photographers and received their prestigious Silver Bar in 2019. I also won Pet Image of the Year in 2016, and Urban image of the Year in 2017 and have been a finalist in the top ten images across multi genres for four years.

I also enjoy nature and wildlife shooting as a hobby.