Hi, I'm Hellen, a creative artist that uses photography to capture images that tell a story. My focus is on fashion, portrait and fine art photography. I love what I do! My greatest joy is collaborating with my clients to brainstorm interesting ideas and implementing them to achieve unique and creative looks.

It is my mission to empower through portraiture, to celebrate the power of self love, and to capture precious moments of time. My vision pursues a modern approach with a focus on intriguing closeups and thought provoking images. I am obsessed with good, old fashioned, soulful black and whites. When I'm not traveling, I split my time between NYC and my charming Long Island home and studio with my loves- my fiancé, Mel, and our two pups, Charley and Jaxson.

“There is nothing more beautiful than that intimate moment when I feel an energy shift, a sense of trust, of confidence, between me and the person I am shooting. That is when the magic happens. That is when the soul of the person is captured in their eyes and their body speaks the most beautiful language.” -hb


Meet Mel; my partner in life and in photography. Mel has been by my side over the past 6 years encouraging and supporting me through my professional career. As luck would have it, she not only has a great, creative eye, but her attention to detail brings structure and precision to all aspects of my work.

Mel is a valuable part of the team, bringing her talent and skills to all aspects of photography, specifically set direction and lighting. Her main focus moving forward is on videography, a feature that will be a great asset to share with our clients. She has been a part of the creation of Me & M Studios, a creative space that allows us the freedom to capture unique photos and provide a fun environment for our portrait sessions.

A certified personal trainer, a firefighter and EMT, Mel is dedicated to helping others in any way she can.

Together we have fine tuned a brand focused on portraiture and have created a photo shoot model based around “the experience.”

We look forward to working with you!

Stay tuned for special projects coming soon.

hellen barbara photography | nyc & bay shore | 631.806.9275

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