a collage of newborn babies
collage of newborn babies
collage of newborn babies with their siblings
3 pregnant women photographed against white. simplistic maternity photography
3 fine art images of maternity photography. shot against a dark backdrop with dramatic lighting
2 images of a beautiful pregnant women with 2 variations of light
collage of fine art photography
2 photos of mum and children, One is with her daughter and one is with her son
a father holding his twins on the left hand image, and mother and her newborn baby on the right
a beautiful family of 5 dressed in traditional Ghana dress on the left image and a family of 3 with their dog on the right

Family and Newborn Photographer in Leeds

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Timeless, unique family and newborn

photographer. Tailored to you.

Specialising in newborn, child and family photoshoots.

A photo of owner Rachel stewart

My name is Rachel and I am a professional photographer from Boston Spa. I have been a photographer for 10 years so have worked for many years at my craft, photographing many hundreds of families over the years, and now specialising as a newborn photographer in Leeds. Every single photography session is tailored to you, you can come to me with ideas or just show up and I’ll do the rest, The biggest thing for me is to ensure not only do you walk away with the most beautiful unique images and wall art, but that you enjoy the experience itself.

 In Aug 2021 I moved into my dream studio which is based in Tadcaster, full of history and character. I specialise in everything people, newborn photography, family portraits, maternity and headshots too! Tadcaster is a town very easy to access and is based around 20 mins from Leeds York and Harrogate with free parking just outside.

A bit about me? I am a mum of one – Marcy. She is 13 so we are in the teenage full swing, although it feels like we’ve been here a while! Marcy is my reason. We are super close to my dad, and I am very family and friends orientated. Oh, and I am animal obsessed!

On one Boxing Day my best friend and I took an ad hock trip out to buy a camera! Over time I started to take it every where with me and I would take photos of out days out. I would post these on my social media and people began to ask if I would take images of their children – so I thought – why not? So, I set up my very first shoot in my local village hall. From there I moved around using friends conservatories, my dads living room then a small room I hired out in Boston spa. I started and completed a degree in Social work at this point too which I loved and learnt a lot. I actually believe this contributed to how I see things in my photography. When I qualified I was met with a crossroad – social work or take the plunge into my own full time photography business, so guess which I chose! Years on, it became my obsession and I studied, trained with some of the best photographers, practiced my lighting on weekends, read books, looked at award winning images and what made them winners, basically I just went for it! Which led me to here. At present I have won several of the worlds biggest photography competitions, the best being grand winner of the portrait division for WPPI in Las Vegas ( yes I was there too!) and scoring 100/100 which is very rare. Following this I had an article written on me and my work in the Yorkshire post – I am really proud of this! However I believe we will always continue to learn still our craft which is what I will continue to do – keep pushing! Thats enough about my bragging, why chose me for you photo shoot in leeds? The answer is the experience from start to finish and quality! Your babies and children are in safe hands. having photographed literally hundreds of babies over the years and many, many happy customers this is what has kept me going for so long – I have built up hundreds of 5 star reviews through google and facebook! Through my experience I create art, your images will without doubt stand out from the rest whether they’re totally simplistic, or very ethereal, I tailor to every person and family individually.

You may wonder where the name comes from? Sadly I lost my darling mum Evelyn in 2010 so my business is named after her and her favourite flower, Sweet Peas. She would indeed be very proud!

For more work examples or pricing, please click on one of the link boxes or the top 3 lines at the top of the page. Or if you’d like to book please click below 

Family Photographer in Leeds

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As a family photographer in Leeds, I am honoured when a family asks me to capture their memories together. A family photoshoot is a time to get together and freeze a moment in time. Every shoot is tailored exactly to you and your family and everyone enjoys the experience, as well as walking away with a gallery you love!

During family sessions I offer a variety of portraits to capture the real ‘you’. Your whole family together is often the most important image. And you can include your whole family, including grandparents and even your dog! I’ll photograph each parents on their own – when was the last time you havd a couple photograph? and the kids, of course, are always the stars of the show.

family of two parents and toddler girl wearing brown by Newborn Photographer Leeds

The Photography Studio

My homely photography studio is 100’s years old and boasts the original brick and an old reclaimed mill floor. Here you will also find random props, furniture and items to study. I have all the home comforts you need if you are a family or a new parent. I’m a specialist newborn photographer in Leeds and I like to make everyone feel welcome. 

Clients travel from throughout Yorkshire for theoir portrait photography, and I am lucky enough to have well over 100 combined 5-star reviews from over the years.

My studio is in a handy location that sits right in the middle of Leeds, York and Harrogate all-around 25 mins away. Tadcaster is an old fashioned brewery town that has lots to offer, plus free parking. Following your photoshoot, you can grab a coffee or some lunch in one of the amazing cafes/restaurants that reside nearby, or take a stroll by the river which has the most beautiful views of the old viaduct.

shop front of my photography studio newborn photographer Leeds
glass awards for photography awards from around the world for newborn and family photography Leeds
baby in a heart shaped bowl with a big smile by newborn photographer Leeds

Kind words ||

“I just wanted to thank you Rachel so much for the photos, both my husband and myself have always struggled with our self perception of our image. However for the first time we are happy, she put us at ease, made us laugh and took the most beautiful photos. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you if you’re considering booking a shoot but, Rachel is incredibly talented. No hesitation she was worth the over 500 mile round trip. If we want any pictures in the future no doubt in our minds we will be booking Rachel again. Thank you F + B x”


newborn baby asleep on a horse saddle by Newborn Photographer Leeds