About Our Studio



Helena Woods Photography is a destination, boutique portrait experience for families and couples that are looking for emotive, timeless, quality art of their children and loved ones. 

I believe that the best and most effective part of my job as an artist is the wonderful relationships that I form with  my clients (ahem: friends!)  over the years. HWP caters to discerning clientele  looking for modern classic portraits that are stunning, simple, and timeless. For those clients looking for heirloom quality products, I offer  documentary Family Films, custom hand-bound "storybook" albums, custom birth announcements and holiday cards. 

Currently I am based in France and travel worldwide.

The Family ExperiEnce

studios's specialty

The most sought after session type, the Family Experience encompasses what clients want most: a joyful. laid-back and successful child & family portrait session while providing the utmost dedication to capturing stunning and high quality portraiture  as a result.

We offer 2 portrait collections: our digital-only Simplicity Sessions and our more custom Signature Sessions.  


The maternity ExperiEnce

To celebrate the beginning

The Maternity Experience gifts mothers with dreamy portraits of this special time either outdoors on-location using natural golden sunlight or at-home for a more lifestyle-documentary feel.

We offer both session types: our mini digital-only Simplicity and for clients who want more locations and outfit changes, our more custom Signature Sessions.


Helena is a natural light photographer. Inspired by fairytales, Impressionist art and childhood magic, her editing is bright and colorful while always staying clean, polished and modern classic.She creates photos that won’t look heavily filtered and dated with the passage of time - and she aims for inspiring simplicity and timelessness throughout all of her images.

As an artist, Helena is drawn to dreamy pastel hues, bright and airy ethereal tones, the natural world and traditional vintage black and white portraiture. Her goal is to create stunning, timeless works of art that will stand the test of time, while documenting the joy and soul of your family. 

Our studio highly values quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. We offer our clients exquisite handcrafted albums, artisan wall art and matted prints to preserve each custom Signature collection as art for your home. Digital files are transitory and easily corruptible, and we believe that every family should have a physical piece of art work (or storybook) for their family to pass down the generations. 

Whether it's a soft look, a soulful stare, or a joyful laugh, we are passionate about capturing who you and your family are in this very moment. Portraits that tell a story. That's why we're in this: to tell your unique story, for your story and love for your family is so worthy of being told. 

the style



  She has a knack for working with young children and their families. Helena pulled out the most beautiful smile and images of my daughters true self. My daughter, now 8, doesn't always want her picture taken but she connected with Helena immediately. She even asked if we could do another photo session. Helena has a warm, welcoming and calm professional demeanor. She knows how to let the kids be themselves while gently guiding them to make sure she gets the shots that are best. The images we received are priceless. They are gorgeous, and I'm so thankful we met and worked with her. "

"I cannot say enough wonderful things about our photo session with Helena.

a note from becky



Helena creates beautiful images and is a pleasure to work with! She is very easy-going and creative. She took beautiful photos of my daughter and they had such a fun session. She was fantastic at getting a 5 year old to engage with the camera.  I would not hesitate to recommend Helena, in fact I already have many times. Several friends have had her take photos of their children and have been thrilled with the results."

"The photos are amazing and everyone who sees them remarks on how beautiful they are.

a note from stephanie



We've had Helena take my family's photos three separate times--and she handles it all beautifully and with a smile--including my toddler, baby, and dog--and on one of the times, also my parents, sister's family (with her preschooler and baby). She's even managed the impossible--the most beautiful picture of my then-not-yet-sitting-up six month old being hugged and kissed by my then-almost two year old. "

"Her work is natural and stunning.

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a note from callie


I've had two photo sessions with Helena and cannot recommend her enough. She is amazing with kids, including my rambunctious 3 year old, wrangled a family of seven for group shots, is quick and efficient with getting proofs back after the session, and is an absolute delight to be around. Everyone who sees her photos comments on them and I just love them! Thanks Helena!"

"an absolute delight to be around. 

a note from jennifer



 My sons can be slow to warm up to people, but they immediately took to Helena and were happy to be spending time with her. She blended into the energy of our family with ease, capturing both spontaneous moments as well as setting up some poses, without it ever feeling forced. Even in a short amount of time, Helena got several heirloom quality shots. I know that her skills and passion for photography are going to put her in great demand. I'm so happy to have had the privilege of working with her and look forward to scheduling our next shoot in the coming months."

"Our family photo session with Helena was a dream.

a note from sarah



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