Baby & Studio Family

st albans baby photographer

For families & babies over 4 months

Older baby sessions are essentially for any family baby or toddler over the 4 month mark. Whether you missed a newborn session, want to mark a milestone or if your little one is turning one, these sessions are perfect for you.

There is emphasis on the family unit during these sessions, with your little one being in the centre of it and don’t worry, it’s totally fine to bring in an older sibling or two too. I want you to come in and relax, we’ll have done all the prep and planning beforehand so you can come to your session feeling calm and ready.

The session takes place in my Hertfordshire home photography studio in Hatfield, near St Albans,

St Albans Baby Photographer

capturing emotion, always

"We had a gorgeous family session in lovely Leela's beautiful studio. From start to finish Leela was so friendly, calm & patient with our little 7 month old baby girl. I love how Leela carefully planned all of our outfits so that we all blended perfectly, and the outfits suited the studio set up so well. We are so happy to have had some really special moments captured and cannot wait to see the photos. Thank you so much Leela, I cannot recommend you enough."



My photography studio is based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, near St Albans.

My older baby photography sessions normally last around 1 - 2 hours, this is the perfect amount of time before your little one starts to get too tired.

Baby sessions can take place at any time after your baby turns 4 months old. Sitter sessions would take place once your baby can sit upright, this is uaully between 6 and 9 months old. If you are looking for a 1st birthday session, I recommend booking in for when your little one is around 11 months old.

Absolutely! I actually encourage all parents and siblings to get involved in the photos too. I will always take some time with the elder sibling and take some solo portraits of them too, they are part of the family and I want them to feel special.

I have more of a non traditional style of photography and consider myself more of a studio lifestyle photographer. My sessions are built around a mixture of natural, real moments and staged poses, although thus is more me just giving you some direction. I absolutely adore details, eyelashes and sweet curls are my favourite! I live for the candid moments, laughing, playing, cuddling, kissing, the emotion and closeness between you and your family.

Yes! I have a natural light photography studio it the garden of my Hertfordshire home based in Hatfield. It is purpose built for photography, specifically newborns, babies and family portraits. The studio is styled to create a warm and cosy setting for you to come and relax and have some fun with your family.

The best time to book is now.

Honestly, please don't wait. I get booked up 3-5 months in advance and I only take on a handful of sessions each month. This allows me to give my clients the very best experiance possible.

Yes I can, your clothing is one of the most important things about the session, it'swhat gives your photographs that "look" that you just won't get if you randomly pull a shirt out your wardrobe on the morning of the shoot. I also have various clothing available to you for your session in my client wardrobe. This includes a variety of women’s dresses that you are more than welcome to use and rompers and clothing available for babies and siblings up until around 4 years old. We can make an appointment where you can come and view and try on something or I am more than happy to help you piece and outfit together from your own clothing.

Yes, absolutely! In all honesty, most of my clients admit to feeling self conscious. But we can actually use this to our advantage, there is no pressure to look at the camera and I will photograph you in a way your most natural, just having fun with your kids. You will absolutely love the end results.

I am so excited show them to you! Your online gallery will be ready for you to view 4 weeks after your session.


For the full pricing guide, please fill out the contact form and I'll pop it over to you as soon as I can.

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