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.  I work from my cosy home studio in Alwoodley where I offer Newborn, Sitter, 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 where they see the images in their homes. 


 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 session fee.  Once the session is over, I will edit the best of the images (20-25) and I will email you a link to your own private online gallery where you can spend time deciding on the best package for you.


On average, clients spend around £300-600 on their family portrait session.

NEWBORN BABY Photographer leedS


 A brand new baby is the most precious gift and you will want to cherish every moment. Let me record those memories for you. I will capture those funny little expressions, tiny toes and perfect features.  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 session (date can of course be changed depending on baby’s arrival).


Little Sitter Sessions take place around 6-9 months.  At this stage, your little one is really finding their personality which of course can make for the most gorgeous images.


 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.

Newborn, Sitter and Cake Smash Sessions all take place in my home studio.  More information can be found on each of these sessions by followinf this link. 



Family Photographer leeds

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. 

For more information on Pricing click the button below

❤️ Love is all around sessions ❤️

I am really missing photographing you all so I am planning something pretty special for my return…
These limited edition sessions are set to be very unique, special and emotional, and will, of course, only take place when it is safe to do so (I have provisionally set the date to 5th September 2020 but this is subject to change). These sessions will be 45 minutes at Roundhay Park including a number of locations within the park AND most importantly can include grandparents, dogs, cousins, anyone special to you and that you are really missing during lockdown (maximum of 10 people per session). You will be provided with a password protected gallery where you can view all the images from the session. Also included in the session is all the edited images from the gallery available to download plus a print package of 20 prints of various sizes to share with family ❤️
I am so excited about doing these…what lovely memories to have! The cost of the session will only be £195 for all of the above with a £50 deposit payable now to secure your session, which you can do by following the link below.

School Mini Sessions

As you may have heard, I am slowly but surely starting up my studio sessions again 💕 I will be kicking off with my ever popular Back to School Mini Sessions which will be on Saturday 5th September.

These are a lovely keepsake for parents, grandparents, godparents as little ones embark on their journey to school life. When you have a mini session with me, you have time to make sure their uniform is in order, their hair is tidy and, most importantly they smile 💕

Not only are these sessions for reception children, any children starting back to school can attend. The return of children to school in September 2020 is after all a pretty historic event!

You can book by following the link before but if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

Christmas mini sessions 2020

Saturday 21st November 2020

Save the date folks, this will be the big day for the Christmas Mini Sessions 2020.  Not only this but I am offering an early bird offer again this year AND I am sticking to my 2019 prices!

I will have two set ups again this year.  Thr first being the every popular bed set up where your little one(s) can don their fav festive PJs and snuggle on the duvet while waiting for Santa! I am waiting for the backdrop to arrive for the second session but I know you will LOVE it.

You can book your session now for just £15!  The session will be going up £25 in the near future so don’t miss out on the saving!  The session fee does not include any products but packages will be available to purchase from £75.

The mini sessions are suitable for babies who can sit unaided up to 10 years and are for a maximum of 5 children.

You can book by following the link below 👇🏻 Go on, be smug this Christmas and sort out half your gifts but giving a beautiful print 🎄

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
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