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

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...

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...

Your Album in the Cloud – Not in the Wardrobe!

Photography has moved on in leaps and bounds over the last twenty years or so. It has completely evolved and become something totally different if you compare professional photography now to how it was 40-50 years ago. In truth, almost everyone is a photographer these...

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Farewell Maternity Leave – it has been emotional!

Farewell Maternity Leave – it has been emotional!

This past couple of weeks, I have been on a huge rollercoaster of emotions!  It has been just short of a year now since I finished work to start maternity leave, and in some ways it feels like yesterday since that ridiculously hot day in July 2016 when I didn't even...

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Thank You Gifts for Teachers

Thank You Gifts for Teachers

  It is that time of year again when the end of term creeps up on us (was it not Christmas yesterday?!) and it is time to buy our wonderful teachers a little gift to thank them for all their hard work during the school year.  Chances are, you may not know your...

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How to choose a Newborn Photographer?

How to choose a Newborn Photographer?

Newborn photography has become more and more popular over the past five years and that is completely understandable.  The newborn phase goes so so quickly and, before long, you can't remember your baby ever being teeny.  A newborn session is the perfect way to capture...

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Things are a-changing!

Things are a-changing!

Those of you that know me or follow my business on social media will know that the Smith family has changed a bit in the past year or so.  Katie arrived into the world last August so we now have two little monkeys to look after, and they are always our priority.  We...

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You’re never too old….

You’re never too old….

Everyone knows that I love my cake smash sessions!  I love the decorations, the beautiful cake and watching the gorgeous babies exploring the set up and delving into the cake.  I think it's an amazing way to capture their first birthday milestone, but who said the fun...

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A Family Day Out – Piglets Adventure Farm

Hello lovelies, It's been a while...I have been super busy with general maternity leave stuff as well as making some BIG changes to Jan Sweeney Photography...I promise to blog about that very soon. However, I am back now with my latest blog about the Smiths' latest...

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A Perfect Lake District Wedding – New House Farm, Lorton

A Perfect Lake District Wedding – New House Farm, Lorton

Every Wedding Photographer dreams of shooting a wedding at the perfect venue....stunning location and landscapes, attention to detail and lovely, lovely, people and staff.  So, you can't imagine my excitement when I was asked to photograph Amy and Lee's Wedding at New...

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