Getting a New Puppy – Choosing a Breeder

I am beyond excited to share this news....we are completing our family by getting a puppy!! As Holly is 7 and Katie is 4 (next week) and they will both be at school from next month, we felt this was the ideal time to have a fur baby.  Ryan and I work pretty much...

Preparing your skin for a photo session

I have always been a bit half hearted about my skincare routine.  I was always told I had good skin so didn't feel like I needed to bother.  However, two children later, working shifts for 14 years and not having the best sleep routine, has had an impact on my skin....

Pick you own fruit – Summer holiday activities Leeds

Another day, another activity!  We were going to have a day in the house today as we had been out all day yesterday but as the sun was shining, we booked to visit Kemps Farm in Horsforth where you pick your own fruit - raspberries and strawberries!  At the moment, you...

Mother Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough

As we had never been before, I chose Mother Shipton’s Cave in Knaresborough as our first proper trip out since lockdown has been eased. We have no plans to go abroad any time soon so want to make sure we have lots of days out in and around Yorkshire. It was just me,...

Summer Term Photography Activities

Hello! How are you all doing?  It is such a strange time, isn't it? I feel like I am on a rollercoaster of emotions.  One day I am scared and anxious and other days I feel so lucky to be safe at home with Ryan and the girls, doing things we normally wouldn't have time...

What to wear – Autumn family portrait session Leeds

Autumn is my favourite time of year!  The colours outside are stunning making the most beautiful, natural backdrop for portraits.  This means, it's the perfect time for your annual family photography session! I do studio portraits up until baby is walking.  From...

Our year of mini adventures – Goose Play, Harrogate

It dawned on me last week that my littlest baby, Katie, will be starting school NEXT YEAR!  This time next year, I will be waving goodbye to buy little buddy, my little shadow and she'll be off to school five days a week.  She will love it I am sure as she already...

Getting organised for the new school year

Whether you have loved every second of the summer holidays with your little ones or your tolerance levels have wilted a little as time has gone on, we have nearly reached the finish line!  Next week, the majority of children will start back to school (and many will be...

Pregnant women are elite athletes!

We all know how amazing pregnancy is.  No matter how you feel during pregnancy, the concept is mind blowing.  What our bodies do for us is beyond belief.  However, I came across an article today which put this into perspective.  Duke University in North Carolina has...

Turtle Tots Swimming Classes in Roundhay

  I vowed not to take my youngest to any more baby classes until she was 3 due to her being a strong willed little wrecking machine!  I have enjoyed some very lovely 'moments' with her in classes we have previously attended but the amount of money spent and the...
Sparkle Mini Sessions

Sparkle Mini Sessions

This is a brand new theme of mini session for Jan Sweeney Photography and if they are popular, I may offer more in the future.  For now, the launch date is..... Saturday 22nd June 2019   These sessions are a lovely way to celebrate a birthday, friendship or...

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What to expect at a Newborn Session

What to expect at a Newborn Session

So, you have this beautiful bundle of freshness who has the most perfectly tiny features and you want to breathe it all in and record those moments for years to come.  You are desperate to have these moments captured by a professional photographer so you have booked a...

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What happens at a Cake Smash Session?

What happens at a Cake Smash Session?

You may have heard of cake smash sessions but you may not know exactly what they are or what to expect from your session.  Let me give you an insight into a typical session at Jan Sweeney Photography. Cake smash sessions originate from America and are the perfect way...

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World Book Day Ideas

World Book Day Ideas

It is less than a month until World book Day - 7th March 2019.  Get ahead of the game this year and prepare your little ones for the their day at nursery or school in the best of this years costumes.  I have listed some of the best I have found below: As it is one of...

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Celebrate with your little Valentine….

Celebrate with your little Valentine….

Gone were the days when Valentine's Day involved planning a romantic getaway or night out!  When you have little ones, that changes.  Although, it is still important to celebrate with your partner, celebrating with the little people in your life is also important...

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How much does a session cost?

How much does a session cost?

This is one of the most common questions asked of me so I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog post about how much you can expect one of my sessions to cost. I spend a lot of time researching the best pricing structures, products and suppliers for my...

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Entertaining the kids before Christmas!

Entertaining the kids before Christmas!

We couldn't wait for them to finish school, no more school run, no more homework, no more trying to remember the endless school events and things they need to bring/make/bake/wear/buy for the various events.....and now they have finished, how are you going to...

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How to beat festive overwhelm….

How to beat festive overwhelm….

Life as a Mummy is full on at the best of times but with Christmas prep starting earlier every year, it is no wonder the build up to Christmas can feel such an overwhelming time for us  mummies! I haven’t nailed it by any stretch but I have discovered a few ways that...

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CHRISTMAS MINI SESSIONS I know some of us are still in denial but Christmas is less than 12 weeks away!  Christmas photography mini sessions have become so popular in the past few years that they book up super fast which is why I have had to be super organised - I...

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Can I prepare for labour?

Can I prepare for labour?

  We all know that labour can be unpredictable but you can most certainly prepare your body and mind to give yourself the best chance at having the positive birth experience you desire to have.  So, how do you prepare? Well, there are countless pregnancy classes...

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