Natural Newborn

st albans newborn photographer

hey, i'm leela

I am a St Albans Newborn Photographer. As a mum myself, I am so so passionate about capturing your baby's first memories and I honestly feel so honoured every single time I am chosen by a family. In time, these are moments that we will forget and the scary part is that we don't even realise that we have forgotten.

Celebrate your love

My style of photgoraphy is all about celebrating the love and connection between you and your baby, you will be left with photographs filled of feelings and these photographs will bring you right back to the moment in years to come.



my favourites

All The Feels

st albans newborn photographer

Leela came highly recommended by a friend for my sons newborn photos and going with her was a great decision.

Ahead of the shoot she got in touch to discuss our outfits, and for mums and little ones she has the most gorgeous selection of dresses and baby outfits to choose from. We talked about colour palletes and textures and together discussed what we would wear (one of my favourite parts!). This would normally be a big stress for me so it was lovely that Leela was on hand to help.

On the day of the shoot she instantly made us feel at ease and was welcoming, calm, and great with my kids. She was very flexible which is needed with a newborn. She followed my sons schedule and worked around it. My four year old is pretty sassy and wild and Leela was great with her. My husband isn’t a big fan of having his photo taken and even he was impressed by the ease of it all, and that he was only called on for the necessary amount of time!

I was excited to see the photos and they did not disappoint. Leela captured our family perfectly, the colours and tones were so warm and the images were beautiful. The variety of images were great too, from individual photos of the children, both of them together and family photos.


The Newborn Experience

natural & gentle

Self portrait taken in my Hatfield photography studio

A Decade of Experience

I have over a decade of experience as a photographer and I have photographed oh so many babies!

Everything will be planned beforhand, so on the day you will come to the studio feeling fully prepared and relaxed for your newborn photography session with me.

I got you

I will bring my gental approach to photographing babies along with all my calming and patient energy so that you can really sit back, relax and enjoy your session, feel free to take a nap if you need to!

Hand on heart, dont worry about a thing - I've got you!

Never Forget the Details

st albans newborn photographer

From the moment i first contacted Leela, she came across super friendly and personable. She really made an effort to ask my needs rather than just replying to me with her availability. She helped to coordinate our outfits and was always on hand to answer my queries.

The photos themselves are stunning and lend testament to Leela’s amazing skills. I actually cried viewing them. It truly amazes me how Leela managed to capture such beautiful moments with all the chaos going on that day. An overtired newborn that refused to sleep (and wanted constant nursing) and an excited toddler who didn’t want to participate at all! Leela was completely understanding throughout and made us all feel 100% comfortable. I will cherish our pictures forever. Thank you Leela, I can’t recommend you enough.


Natural Newborn Photographer in St Albans


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

My newborn photography sessions last around 2-3 hours and they take place in my St Albans photography studio.

The ideal time to have your newborn photography session is when your baby is under 4 weeks old, however I do take on newborns up until around 12 weeks.

The best time to book in your newborn photography session with me is around the time of your 20 week scan. This way we can guarantee your baby will be photographed within their first few weeks. I do occasionaly have last minute availability, so if you have already had your baby, still get in touch, I will do my absolute best to fit you in.

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 and included.

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 this 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 near St Albans. 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 through your newborn photography experience.

Yes I can, your clothing is one of the most important things about the session, it's what 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 are perfect for maternity and postpartum and 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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