Hello! My name is Belinda Burton and I am the owner and founder of Belle Photo Journey , a photography studio based in Crouch End, London N8. It is my inspiration to capture my clients’ lifetime journey. Time and experiences are something we can never wind back; having treasured images of those times is monumental!
Frequently I am asked how long I have been a photographer. It is a difficult question to answer – I purchased my first SLR camera in the days of film cameras and I was hooked into this art-form right away, diving into darkroom skills before accepting that digital cameras were taking over. I started with landscape, city scape, and travel themes. Then I discovered the joy of people photography when I was asked by a friend to photograph his wedding. I was fascinated by the art of best capturing the essence of people, the connection, and flattering them in the images. I embarked on pursuing and perfecting my skillsets by endless training and experimentations.
I am also professionally trained as a makeup artist – there are a lot of synergies between the two professions, both aim at bringing the best out in people. I am more than happy to provide advice on makeup before you come to the studio!
I started my photography business many years ago while working in a corporate job, photographing weddings on the weekends and editing on the week nights. Gradually I decided to invest my time solely in my passion. My journey in photography has been a very fulfilling one. As I explain to friends, I am in a job where people are happy, and I can add to their happiness by presenting them with beautiful images.
Studio photography aside, I also photograph on locations – which can be a local park, client’s home, or London landmark. If you are not sure what best suits your need, we can always have a chat about it.
When I am not working I spend my time with my little one, my husband and my friends. Do come say hello if you see me at the local park or in a local café!