Hi there, lovely to meet you. I’m Henrietta Garden and I’m a professional photographer based in Crouch End, North London. You may be sitting in front of my camera sometime soon, so it’s probably comforting to know a little about me.
Before I was hiding behind the camera, I spent the first twenty odd years of my life on the other side of the lens as an actress. After studying at the ‘Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’ I went on to perform in theatre, film and telly before having my three kids.
It was when I had my children and began taking endless photos of them that I found my passion for photography and a whole new career as a professional photographer. I started by photographing local families and their kids. Soon I became the go-to photographer of North London before deciding to move on to shooting the grown-ups taking actor and business headshots. As an actress who hated having her photo taken and with memories of those awful shoots still firmly stuck in my memory I made the decision to go to every length possible to make anyone I shoot feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. To me, this is the key to a great shoot and just about the most important requirement of a photographer. I’m so pleased that, judging by the comments I get from my lovely clients, it does seem to be something I’ve managed to do. That’s probably the part I’m most proud of!
A decade into the photography business and I’m even more passionate about what I do. I’m lucky to always have wonderful clients and love to work with all the different characters who sit in front of my lens. There’s always a lot of chat and laughter. It’s a very far cry from the shoots I was subjected to in my other life! Come along and see for yourself!
I hope to meet you soon.