Welcome to Jan Sweeney Photography. I am a Baby, Child and Family photographer based in North Leeds. I specialise in creating beautiful, timeless images for your home and to gift to your family and friends.  I work from my cosy home studio in Alwoodley where I offer Newborn, Little Smiler, Cake Smash and themed Mini Sessions.  I also offer outdoor Child and Family portrait sessions using Yorkshire as the stunning backdrop.


I offer bespoke sessions to each of my clients so that I can create portraits that you can treasure for years to come. I like to consult with my clients before the session to discuss colour schemes and to find out what they wish to do with the images.


 To book your session, all you have to do is choose the best session type, date and time for your family, and secure by paying the £75 deposit.  Once the session is over, you will pay the balance of your session.  I will edit the best of the images (15-20) and I will email you a link to your own private online gallery where you can download the images and decide if you would like to purchase any prints or wall art.





A Newborn Session takes place when baby is less than 14 days old.  The idea behind this is that baby will be nice and sleepy, and happy to be moved around and posed. 

I advise booking your Newborn Session any time after your 20 week scan, this is to ensure your session is secured and guaranteed as I have space for set number of Newborn sessions each month.

Parents and siblings are encouraged to get involved in the session and this is included in the price.

I fully appreciate that having a new baby can be a complete whirlwind and the newborn stage can come and go in the blink of the eye.  At Jan Sweeney Photography, I also love to capture baby when they are a little older.  At this time, baby’s personality is blossoming and we see lots os smiles and giggles.  Parents are feeling a little more relaxed as well, making for a really enjoyable, fun session.


The ideal time for Little Smiler sessions to take place is around 6-9 months. However, if your baby is younger than this, please get in touch and we can discuss how to make the most of your session.

Cake Smash Sessions are generally a celebration of baby’s 1st birthday.  They include a mini portrait session, smashing the cake and finish with a splash session in my mini bath.  These really are the ultimate in fun sessions.

W A T C H  M E  G R O W

If you book a Newborn Session and a Cake Smash Session, you will get a Little Sitter Session at HALF PRICE!



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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.
I love the great outdoors!  I feel that children are so much more relaxed when they’re allowed to run around doing their thing.   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. 

Kind Words

After searching for newborn photographers in Leeds, we came across Jan’s site.

After emailing and getting a quick response, we were all booked in prior to our little ones birth.

Jan was brilliant at keeping in touch and was very flexible with the dates, and as we were over a week overdue that was really helpful.

Once we arrived at Jan’s studio we couldn’t have felt more welcome, Jan immediately put us at ease, which was important as she was about to have our baby in her arms for the session.

Jan was super clear about what to expect, and answered all questions we had about the session.

Extremely pleased with the end result, photos are amazing.

Will be going back to capture the next steps in our daughters life.

Absolutely recommended.

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.

We first heard about Jan’s photography through a friend after we saw their family photos and thought we would love some of our own – plus they would make some nice Christmas presents for the grandparents! The whole experience was fantastic and despite our reservations of having a ‘photo shoot’ with a 4 and 1 year old it was actually a really enjoyable session helped massively by Jan and her professional and personable manner! By the end of the session we were all having fun throwing autumn leaves around laughing! The process of choosing and receiving the photos online was effortless and Jan went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the final edits – we are!!! We cannot thank Jan enough for capturing our family so well and we would highly recommend her and the service she provides for anyone wanting some great photos to keep forever. We will be back in touch with Jan in a few years when we want an update! Thanks Jan!!!!

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16 The Mount
LS17 7QU
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