Newborn Photographer Leeds

Creative Newborn Photographer

Professional Newborn Photography Services

The gift of life

My newborn photoshoots are super relaxed, stress-free and all about capturing your precious little baby in all it’s newness. As a mum of two I know how stressful and daunting a photoshoot with your precious new baby can be.  So your comfort is paramount to me and I won’t make your baby do any weird posing’s. My packages are available for Studio and at home only.

Le Petit Chat films will be there for you at all stages of your family’s life. We cover newborn, birthdays, couples, maternity, cake smashes, family portraits and even weddings. WhatsApp me on 07857111207 or email me on my contact page.

Newborn Photoshoot

Our packages

Le Petit Chat films will be there for you at all stages of your family’s life. We cover newborn, birthdays, couples, maternity, cake smashes, family portraits and even weddings. WhatsApp me on 07857111207 or email me to book a newborn photoshoot.

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Newborn Photographer Leeds

Two Hour Newborn photoshoot

Session Fee


Our two hour newborn photoshoots are perfect if you want a wide variety of newborn images to choose from.

This package includes:

  • 1-2 hour newborn photoshoot
  • Professional editing
  • 1 high-resolution digital image
  • Opportunity to purchase additional images
  • Online gallery for you to choose
  • Outfits and props included

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Dad holding newborns feet

maternity & Newborn photoshoot

Session Fee


For those who would like maternity photoshoot and then Newborn photoshoot at a later date.

This package includes:

  • A 2 hour Maternity photoshoot
  • A 2 hour Newborn photoshoot
  • Outfits and props included
  • Professional editing
  • 2 high-resolution digital images
  • Opportunity to purchase additional images

Newborn Family Pictures

Let's capture the story of your family together.

Hi, I’m Pallavi and I’m the person behind the camera!

As mother of two babies I know the importance of capturing those important family memories. Having a baby is one of the most life changing moments in life. Capturing those important early moments just after birth remind you of how small and precious your baby was in those first few weeks. 

I offer 2 hour newborn photoshoots. I have a props and outfits selection for your newborn at my studio, that you are free to choose from. You may bring your own newborn clothes if you have your own set up in mind.

Please bare in mind that babies grow fast so do not delay in booking your newborn photoshoot.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my website! If you have any questions about photoshoots, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


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Amazing feedback from amazing past clients.

Debora Tiuga
Debora Tiuga
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I just had the best time today with this beautiful and talented woman, we had a really fun time together and I really enjoyed our experience together , the photoshoot went so good and I felt really relaxed with her being around. I really recommend to contact her if you want amazing pictures and amazing time! ❤️🥰
Anusha Manoodass-Bulloram
Anusha Manoodass-Bulloram
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There just aren’t enough words to possibly describe how amazing our photos are! Booking Pallavi for my maternity shoot and newborn shoot of my baby girl was the best decision ever! Thank you for creating magic and capturing the most special moments of our life. Great photographer and even a more amazing person. 😘 Anusha & Ashlesh 🫶
Reshma Rajcomar
Reshma Rajcomar
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I cannot express how happy and content I am with the photos I did with Le Petit Chat - Family Baby Maternity Photography Mauritius. Pallavi is such a beautiful soul and she has so much patience!! I did my first photoshoot during my pregnancy and she made me feel at ease!! My husband who is shy and quite reserve with strangers was totally himself and very at ease too. We were so satisfied by the experience that we decided to do the photoshoot of our son which turned out to be super fun!! I fully and wholeheartedly recommend!!! Do not hesitate to contact Pallavi through her page for your photos!!

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Book your newborn photoshoot

Please call me on +44 07857 111 207 for prices and to book your maternity photoshoot now.

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Frequently asked questions

Below are question we are often asked. Please email us with any other questions you may want to ask.

We are here to capture those unique moment between families and couples. We like to make you and your family feel as relaxed and chilled as possible. We want you to be in your comfort zone. Having your picture taken can feel stressful or like a chore. But at Le Petit Chat we like to create a stress free environment. As we want you to shine as much as possible in front of the lens. We enjoy a chat and giggle and to make our photoshoots as fun as possible.

We also believe in quality. Which is why we use full-frame Canon cameras to capture your portraits with the highest megapixels. This is so you can print your pictures as large as you wish without losing any quality. Our aim is to have your photographs delivered to you within one to two weeks.

We specialise in:

  • Newborn
  • Family Portraits
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Cake smash
  • Corporate headshot photography
  • Family portraits
  • Couple portraits
  • Boudoir Photography

Preparing for a newborn photoshoot can be both exciting and challenging. Here are ten tips to help you get ready and ensure the session goes smoothly:

  1. Schedule Early: Book your session during the first two weeks of your baby’s life when they are most sleepy and poseable. This is typically between days 5 and 14.

  2. Communicate with the Photographer: Discuss your vision, preferences, and any specific shots you want with your photographer ahead of time. They can provide guidance on how to prepare.

  3. Feed the Baby Before the Shoot: A well-fed baby is more likely to be sleepy and cooperative. Plan to feed your baby right before the session starts to keep them content.

  4. Keep the Baby Warm: Newborns are sensitive to temperature. Ensure the room where the photoshoot will take place is warm. You can use a space heater to maintain a cozy temperature.

  5. Prepare Props and Outfits: Choose a few simple, soft outfits and any special props you want to include in the shoot. Discuss with your photographer if they provide props or if you need to bring your own.

  6. Stay Calm and Relaxed: Babies can sense stress. Stay calm and relaxed during the shoot, and take breaks if needed to soothe or feed your baby.

  7. Bring Essentials: Pack a bag with diapers, wipes, extra clothes for the baby, and burp cloths. Having these on hand will make it easier to handle any messes or accidents.

  8. Keep It Simple: Sometimes less is more. Focus on capturing the baby’s natural beauty without overloading the shoot with too many props or complicated setups.

  9. Plan for Comfort: Ensure your baby’s comfort by using soft blankets and ensuring they are in comfortable poses. The photographer should have experience with newborn safety and posing.

  10. Be Patient: Newborn photoshoots can take time due to feeding, changing, and soothing breaks. Allow plenty of time for the session and be patient. The best photos often come when the baby is naturally settled.

Following these tips can help you and your baby have a smooth and enjoyable photoshoot experience, resulting in beautiful, memorable images.

Yes we have home studio in Leeds. We also provide at home services. Additionally, if you have a location in mind, please let us know. As we shoot on location as well as in the studio.

Newborn pictures are typically best taken within the first two weeks of a baby’s life, ideally between days 5 and 14. During this period, newborns are usually sleepier and more easily poseable, making it easier to capture those adorable, curled-up poses. Here are a few reasons why this time frame is recommended:

  1. Sleepiness: Newborns sleep a lot during the first two weeks, allowing photographers to position them more easily without waking them up.

  2. Flexibility: Babies are more flexible during this time, which allows for those sweet, curled-up poses that many parents and photographers love.

  3. Limited Baby Acne: Baby acne and other skin conditions can start to appear after the first two weeks. Photographing your newborn early can help avoid these issues.

  4. Less Fussiness: Newborns tend to be less fussy in the early weeks, which can make the photoshoot go more smoothly.

However, it’s important to note that every baby is different, and some parents may need to adjust the timing based on their baby’s health and other factors. If you miss the two-week window, don’t worry—many photographers are skilled at capturing beautiful images of older newborns and infants as well.


A newborn photoshoot typically lasts between 2 to 4 hours. The duration can vary based on several factors, including the baby’s needs and the complexity of the shoot. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Feeding Breaks: Newborns need to be fed frequently, so expect to take several breaks for feeding.
  2. Soothing and Changing: There will likely be breaks for diaper changes and soothing the baby if they become fussy.
  3. Posing: Achieving the desired poses and settings can take time, as the photographer will need to gently position the baby.
  4. Safety: Ensuring the baby’s comfort and safety during different poses is a priority, which can add to the session length.
  5. Variety of Shots: If you want multiple setups, outfit changes, or the inclusion of family members in the photos, this will extend the time needed.

While the photoshoot can take several hours, it’s designed to be flexible and accommodate the newborn’s needs, ensuring a stress-free experience for both the baby and parents.

Natural Light in the Studio

We often use natural light for our photoshoots, so we recommend late mornings or early afternoons. 

Whether newborn photos are worth it is a personal decision, but many parents find them to be a valuable and cherished investment. Here are some reasons why newborn photos can be worth it:

  1. Capturing Fleeting Moments: Newborns grow and change rapidly, especially in the first few weeks. Professional photos can capture the tiny details and precious moments that are easy to forget.

  2. High-Quality Memories: Professional photographers have the skills and equipment to create high-quality images that can be treasured for a lifetime. These photos often become family heirlooms.

  3. Creative and Beautiful Shots: Photographers can create artistic and creative compositions that are difficult to achieve with standard cameras or smartphones.

  4. Stress-Free Experience: Professional photographers are experienced in handling newborns and can ensure a safe, comfortable, and stress-free environment during the shoot.

  5. Family Bonding: A newborn photoshoot often includes family portraits, capturing the special bond between parents, siblings, and the new baby.

  6. Personalized Art: Many photographers offer customized sessions with props, themes, and settings that reflect your family’s style and preferences.

  7. Professional Editing: The final images are often professionally edited to enhance their quality and ensure they look their best.

  8. Special Gifts: Newborn photos make wonderful gifts for family members and can be used in birth announcements, holiday cards, and keepsakes.

While newborn photos can be an additional expense, many parents consider them a worthwhile investment for the lifelong memories and high-quality images they provide. If budget is a concern, consider discussing options with photographers, such as shorter sessions or digital-only packages, to find something that fits your needs and finances.

We love sharing our latest family images online. We hope that you will support us by letting us use your images in any future promotional material that we may need. This is hugely important so we can advertise our services and hopefully attract future clients to sustain our business.

Please let us know in advance if you don’t want your images shared on our website or social media channels.

While the ideal time for newborn photoshoot is under 6-weeks, I photograph babies at any age. Everyone needs are different and we cater for those needs. Mums are not always ready straight after birth to go to a photo studio and need a bit of extra time to heal.

Most of  sessions are at my home studio, but I do offer at-home sessions at a higher cost. Due to the extra travel costs.

Please contact me to find out more.

I provide everything you need props wise, so all you need to bring is your baby, nappies and food. Please bring all the normal things like a warm blanket and a dummy if you use them.

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