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 Cake Smash).  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.  

The BEST thing about my sessions is that each one of my full price session packages offers all the edited files from the session.  What does this mean for you?  No more having to choose your favourite images and then having to think of the remaining beautiful images being binned!  The biggest choice you will have to make is which to put up on your walls.

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.

To book your session, all you have to do is choose the best session type for your family (please contact me if you would like some advice on this), click on your chosen session type on the website, select the best time and date to suit you (bottom of the page), complete the booking form, sign the terms and conditions and pay your session fee.


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 a 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 Cake Smash 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 the 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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Sparkle Mini Sessions

Saturday 22nd June 2019


This is a lovely way to celebrate a birthday, friendship or leaving primary school for high school! Each sessions lasts for 30 minutes and is for a maximum of three girls. A small deposit of £25 is required to secure the session and the balance of £125 is due on the day of the session. The package includes the session and 15 digital downloads – if more than 1 person is taking part in the session, there will be a mixture of individual and group shots.


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.

We were absolutely delighted with our family photos, especially given the constraints of an uncooperative toddler and the unpredictable weather. We were so impressed with Jan’s professionalism, communication, efficiency and flexibility throughout the whole process. Several people have admired the photos adorning our walls at home, and I have already recommended her highly to friends.

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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16 The Mount
LS17 7QU
United Kingdom



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