Welcome to Jan Sweeney Photography. I am a baby, child and family photographer based in North Leeds. I work from my beautiful, cosy, log cabin studio which I am lucky enough to have in my back garden. I offer sessions for babies up to the age of one, in my studio (newborn, little sitter and I am one).  Once little ones are on the move, Ilike to take families to a local outdoor location of their choice, to do their annual family portraits. Whether it be in my studio or the local park, my sessions are fun, relaxed, full of love, and you will more than likely be lucky enough to hear me singing silly songs.

I offer bespoke sessions to each of my clients so that I can create elegant and timeless portraits that you can treasure for years to come. I like to consult with my clients before the session to discuss colours they like, props they would like to use, and where they see the images in their homes.

I have trained with some of the UK’s top photographers and ongoing training is very important to me as I continue to grow and develop my little business. Safety is paramount to me during my sessions so please be reassured that I have been trained to a high standard to handle your precious little ones. I am a member of the Baby and Newborn Photography Association (BANPAS) who continuously support their members to be the best they can be in the industry.

Having been doing this for some years now, I have come to learn what people want from their sessions. I offer a range of packages to suit all budgets. I have tested a huge number of products and only offer the best to my clients.


My newborn sessions are for babies up to 14 days. Due to this short timeframe, the session needs to be booked during pregnancy in order to secure a slot (the session can of course be changed depending on when baby arrives). 

Little Sitter Sessions are for babies that are sitting comfortably and unaided usually around the 6-9 months’ stage. To complete baby’s first year, I offer an ‘I am one’ Cake Smash and Splash Session. 


If you are keen on capturing all the milestones of baby’s first year, you should consider taking advantage of the ‘First Year’ special offer.  Book and secure both a Newborn and I am One Session and you can book a Little Sitter Session with 50% off the Package price.


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family photography

I encourage families to get involved in all my sessions. Sometimes, as tired parents, we don’t always feel like having our photograph taken but these are the images that our children will hold close to their hearts forever so I try to make you feel as relaxed as possible and take very subtle images which I promise you will love.

Once your little ones start walking, I take all my sessions to ten great outdoors where I feel that children can be most relaxed. I adore capturing those natural moments where your child is playing, exploring, having fun. These sessions should be booked as far in advance as possible.

During your session, I love to discuss what you want from your images and we can look at the wall art I offer and what would suit your home best.  After each session, you will receive an online gallery which you can view in the comfort of your own home. 

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Kind Words

Jan’s got a great way with the little ones, and a great eye for catching then at their best. She’s photographed my older boy at different ages, my younger boy as a newborn and our family together- lovely shots! Thanks for the reliability, flexibility (so important with babies!) and TLC in all you ‘ve done for us.

A huge thank you to Jan for the beautiful photos she took of our daughter Emily to mark her first birthday. Emily wasn’t the easiest to keep in one place for the photos but Jan was very patient and had brilliant ideas about how to get the best from Emily and the results were brilliant.


We have already reccomended Jan to some friends and will continue to do so. The photos are going to make lovely gifts for our family. We look forward to Emily’s 2nd Birthday and having more photos taken. Thank you Jan xx

We absolutely loved our family photo shoot outside, and are so happy with the pictures. Jan is lovely and was really good with our 3 boys, 7, 5 and 2. We wanted lots of natural pictures and that’s what we got. Thank you.

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7 Sandringham Green
LS17 8DJ
United Kingdom



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