Meet Helen

Hello, I’m Helen, a Cotswolds Photographer, and I originally come from Northamptonshire where I grew up on a smallholding. I had a busy outdoor upbringing and so I’m a country girl at heart. I now live in Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds, with my husband and two boys.

Having ridden since I was a teenager, I have always loved horses. I am a qualified British Horse Society Assistant Instructor.  And now the second arm of my business, is Horse Photography. I’m also super lucky that in my spare time, I ride a gorgeous horse called Bentley, who I share with a lovely friend. 

Cotswold Wedding Photographer, Helen Richmond, stood with hand on neck of dark bay horse named Bentley
Cotswold Wedding Photographer, Helen Richmond, Corinium Museum, Stood next to large beige hare covered with Helen's photographs

My first career was as a primary school teacher and Key Stage One Manager and I have taught overseas and in the UK for 13 years.

I have always had an eye for a photograph and enjoyed taking natural images of country life at home and whilst travelling. After having my babies, I decided to ‘bite the bullet’ and turn a much loved hobby into a business. Over the years, I have found that my extensive equestrian and teaching background has been invaluable.

My love of the countryside and the natural world has enabled me to have a vast collection of country life images. This helped me raise money for a local special school by decorating a 6 foot hare with my wildlife photos printed onto tissue paper. And yes, it took forever!

 

My Approach

There’s a well known quote; “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. This says it all for me and I’m truly lucky be a photographer. And because of this, I am a committed and passionate professional. I’m good at what I do because I love it. And I love it, because I believe in it.

Every shoot is different and so my photographs for each client are completely unique. My photography style is natural and authentic, sensitive and empathic.

Clients say I put them at ease and that this, in turn, helps them to relax. Which means you can really enjoy your shoot whilst I’m busy compiling a gorgeous collection of truthful and genuine images.