Hello and thank you for visiting Helen Spiegl Photography.
I am based near New Mills on the edge of the Peak District on the border of Cheshire and Derbyshire. I specialise in creative photographic portraits: pregnancy and newborn photography; children and family photography; pets and equine photography. I also take photographs for businesses including head-shots.
I work from my cosy rural cottage studio and consider myself very lucky to live in such a beautiful place and am surrounded by fantastic locations. You can come to me, or I am happy to travel if there is a location that is special to you. (There may be a small supplementary charge depending on distance).
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, and I hope to meet you very soon..!
Hello and welcome to Helen Spiegl Photography.
Helen is probably best known for her creative portraiture, but appreciates all forms of photography. As a mother to a grown up daughter, a qualified Veterinary Nurse, and having owned and ridden horses for 40+ years, she is perfectly suited to photographing you, your children and your animals! She has won various awards including PTO Photographer of The Year, and a Gold award and nomination for The Societies (SWPP) Photographer of the Year.
Please have a browse around the galleries and contact her should you wish to discuss any photographic requirements.
"Helen recently came to my daughter's yard for the afternoon to take photos of her and her pony. She stayed all afternoon, even though it was freezing, and took shots in a variety of places. We then went to Helen's studio and she was incredibly patient whilst we chose our favourite photos and then selected sizes and frames etc. The results were amazing and very competitively priced. I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen's services to anyone." Nicki Tiernan, Dean Valley, Cheshire
"Helen has done a couple of photo shoots of my daughters with their animals on the farm. Time was never an issue; Helen made the whole experience relaxed and fun. The photos were fantastic: so natural. I am getting married this year and I have already booked her to capture the big day. I would definitely recommend Helen to anyone." Lisa Firbank, Cheshire
"Helen captured my daughter Rhiannon and my now son-in-law Joe's wedding day in an extremely thoughtful, imaginative and unobtrusive way, the end result being a collection of photographs which portray the happy, totally relaxed and unforgettable glorious day that those there experienced. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is looking for photographs with a difference! Top Marks!" Lynne Clutton, East Lothian
"I was given a photo shoot with Helen as a present. Helen took some lovely photos of my horse (and me!) Even though I hate having my photo taken, I really enjoyed the whole experience! I am so glad I have these photos as I sadly lost Elvis from an injury he sustained. I would happily recommend her." Alex Crane, High Peak
"Having a shoot with Helen was amazing, she has such a great way with people and her expert horse knowledge makes an equine shoot the beautiful, pleasing and calm experience it should be. It was so hard to choose just a few images as the shots were all fantastic quality both technically and in composition. It was probably the best time spent with my horse. I would recommend working with Helen to anyone who wants to capture that lovely horse thing, from professional or happy hacker." Eleanor White, High Peak