newborn photographer

Hello and welcome to Drawn by light photography. I’m Lisa. I’m a West Yorkshire based photographer, living in Brighouse with my husband, 2 children and slightly daft black Labrador. I’ve been photographing families since 2015 and I love helping you capture precious memories and catalogue your family growing.

I want to help you have a lovely relaxed experience, so that you not only love your photographs but that you have a lovely experience taking them too.

My diary often fills up a few months in advance, so I highly recommend booking early.

This page gives you lots of information but if you have any questions or would prefer to chat, please give me call.

It’s always a privilege to be trusted with your families memories.

I never underestimate how daunting it can be to hand over your precious newborn to a stranger. I take my time and explain everything as we go along. My sessions are “baby led”, which means I take time to get your newborn baby off to sleep and I watch their signals and monitor them at all times to make sure they’re comfortable and warm. I am also specially trained in the art of newborn handling and posing and update this training on a regular basis. I’ve been trained by several previous winners of newborn photographer of the year and take care to make sure you all feel safe, secure and happy.

Lisa x


Newborn Photographer, Elland,
West Yorkshire

You’re in safe hands…

I am specially trained as a newborn baby photographer including safe handling and posing of brand-new babies.

I create emotive and timeless memories for new parents by providing a first-class bespoke and memorable experience in my Newborn Photography Experience session.

As a member of the Guild of Professional Photographers, I have won awards for my newborn baby photography. I have trained with some of the UK and the world’s leading newborn photographers and regularly update my training on safe handling and posing of newborn babies, as well as creating beautiful and creative pieces of art.

Newborn photographer

Capturing those first precious moments.

The birth of a newborn baby is a magical and life-changing experience. As a mother of two children, I how quickly babies change and grow. From your baby’s soft skin to their tiny toes and the way they sleep, I will help you to freeze these precious moments, creating beautiful images that you will cherish forever.

Choosing a newborn baby photographer is an important decision and I always love to chat to you so that you are reassured that you are in safe, professional hands. I am passionate about creating lasting images that families will treasure forever. I create classic & timeless images that will stand the test of time. I source the most beautiful, quality products that mean your images can grace the walls in your home long into the future.


Baby photographer, West Yorkshire

Tailoring the experience to suit YOUR baby.

I love being a newborn photographer. Newborn Photoshoots take place at my studio which is located in a converted Mill in Elland. The lovely big mill windows create a light and airy space.

I create a calm, warm and cosy environment with the comfort & safety of your baby at the forefront of everything that I do. I’ll take all the time that is needed to settle your baby, taking breaks for feeding and cuddles.

the process


Book your session

To get the best newborn pictures, whilst your baby is still tiny & curly, I recommend photographing your baby within the first two weeks. It’s important to book your session as far in advance as you can,once you know your due date. Most people book around their 20 week scan.

Newborn photo sessions take between two to three hours. Some babies will get straight off into a deep sleep and some babies will wake for feeding and cuddles.


Enjoy your tailored studio photo session

I will take the time needed to settle your baby and to get your beautiful pictures in a gentle and sensitive way.

Your newborn session will take place on a weekday morning and can include parents and siblings in the photographs. I will work with you to select props and backdrops from my studio to suit your style and home. I only book one Newborn photo session per day to ensure that I can give you all the time and attention needed to create your beautiful images.


Viewing your beautiful images and ordering

Around two weeks after your newborn photo session, you will come back to the studio to view your beautiful images. I will present these to you on a large screen via a slideshow set to music, so you can relive the tiny details and marvel at how quickly your baby is changing.

I will offer my expertise in a relaxed, no pressure environment to help you choose the perfect package for you. I have lots of samples of my amazing products on the walls in the studio from framed prints, canvas and acrylic products as well as beautiful print boxes.


Collecting your new artwork.

Whether you choose something for the wall such as beautiful framed images, canvas or acrylics or you prefer an album or prints, Your products will be ready to collect from the studio between two to three weeks after ordering.  I always love to see pictures of your beautiful babies on your wall in your home.

See my newborn FAQs here:


Just amazing! Lisa is so professional and welcoming! You would think it would be stressful with a new baby but totally the opposite! Lisa sat us down with a coffee and took full control! She’s just a natural with babies. First and foremost Lisa was focused on our babies comfort and you can really see that in the images! She was so relaxed / fast asleep! lovely warm studio too! Lisa didn’t rush and got every image I had asked for as well as some beautiful family pics!! We loved the whole experience and can not wait for more family pics in the future. I can not recommend this lady enough! She’s a star!

with baby Florence


Newborn photo session £55

This includes a pre shoot consultation phone call, up to 3 hours of studio time on the day of your photo session, use of props, professional editing of the images and a 1 hour viewing session where I will take you through your images. You then choose the ones that you’d like to buy and the package that is best sited to you.




Your beautiful images, professionally printed and mounted. Ideal for framing yourself or giving as gifts.

5 high resolution mounted prints in a drawn by light wallet



Your beautiful images, professionally printed and mounted. Ideal for framing yourself or giving as gifts.

10 high resolution mounted prints in a drawn by light wallet 



Your beautiful images, professionally printed and mounted. Ideal for framing yourself or giving as gifts.

20 high resolution mounted prints in a beautiful presentation box

£50 credit towards newborn wall art over £300


digital bundles


Digital Bundles

5 high resolution digital images via download 




Digital Bundles

10 high resolution digital images via download 



Digital Bundles

20 high resolution digital images on a beautifully presented usb stick 

The same 20 high resolution image in black & white 

A high resolution slide show of your images 

£50 credit towards newborn wall art over £300 


babies first year package

Baby’s first year package – £150

(Saving £145)

There’s no better way to capture that most precious first year and all the changes that happen, than booking a first year package.

Choose 3 of my first year sessions upfront as a package for £150 (saving £145) and received 3 full photosessions and one mounted print from each session.

You can then purchase your chosen packages at each session.

Choose from the following sessions:



Little sitter (at around 6-8 months)

Cake smash

Family photosession

(Additional images are available to purchase at each session)

wall art

Choose between a professionally framed fine art print, a HD acrylic or a museum grade canvas, ready to hang.


Frame your images in a wide selection of premium styles, all hand-crafted here in the UK and made from responsibly sourced hardwood, all framed prints come with a white 2” wide mount as standard

Framed Canvas

A Framed Canvas combines the best of both worlds, the finish of a museum-standard Canvas Wraps and a heavyweight frame. Official archival inks and a protective UV filtered seal coats the surface of the canvas, waterproofing the print along with guarding against dust and scratches.

30”x 20” = £400

24”x 24” = £400

24”x 16” = £300

18”x 12” = £250

gallery series

A beautiful frame, with a multi-aperture mount, allowing you to display your beautiful images together in a stunning framed piece of wall art

A 24” x 24” frame. Choose between four, or nine images displayed, mounted and framed = £400

A 30″ x 24″ frame with 6 images displayed, mounted and framed = £450


A stylish grouping of your images professionally printed and framed in a collection to hang on your walls in your home. These range from 3 to 9 framed prints and range between £595 and £795

(Choose to add 20 digitals for £395)

hd acrylic panels & spheres 

Acrylic Prints & Spheres are made from stunning archival photographic prints, face mounted to crystal clear 5mm acrylic and backed with sleek black foamex. The Acrylic Sphere is a show-stopping, high-gloss alternative to a more traditional framed print.

30 x 30″ = £450

24 x 24″ = £400

20 x 20” = £350

16 x 16″ = £300 

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get in touch


When is the best time to book my newborn session?

I recommend booking your baby photography session ideally around 12 weeks before your due date, although I take bookings anytime from your 20 week scan onwards. I only book 3 newborn photography sessions each week to allow some diary shuffling for early & late arrivals so it’s best to book early to be guaranteed  a session.

How old should my baby be at their newborn photo session?

True newborn photography sessions are best done when your baby is between 5-14 days old.

This is when your baby is still sleepy and curly so you get those beautiful tiny details. After this time, babies can become more awake and can develop colic and baby acne and it makes it more difficult to get those sleepy pictures. Some babies arrive early or late and we will always work together once your babies arrives to make sure we get your photographs at the best possible time.

I am always happy to chat to you about photographing your baby at any age. I can advise you on when might be best to get you the most lovely pictures.

What happens if my baby is early or late? What happens to my provisional baby photography slot?

When you book your newborn photography session, we just make a provisional booking, a floating slot. You get in touch with me as soon as you can after your baby arrives and then we confirm your newborn photosession into the next availabe slot in my diary, this is within the first 2 weeks or your baby being born.

Can we include family pictures or pictures of our other children in our photography session?

Of course, these are included in a full newborn photography session but not in a newborn mini session as there just isn’t time within 1 hour. A new baby is a big event for the whole family and I always encourage parents and siblings to have some pictures with the new baby too. Young siblings don’t need to stay for the whole session, you can arrange for someone to bring them along at the start or the end for a few pictures.

What should we wear for the session?

I advise plain and neutral colours for your session as these will stand the test of time and not detract from your newborn baby.

Whites, creams, greys and blacks are all good colours. No strong logos. Feel free to bring a couple of options for a different look. Some people bring a bag full if they can’t decide, I’m happy to advise you beforehand or on the day.

What happens if my baby is fussy and won't sleep?

All babies are different and some babies sleep for the whole session and some sleep  very little. We find that babies sleep best when they are comfortable and have a nice full tummy. We will always ask you to put baby in a clean nappy and feed them before we start. I will send you a newborn booklet before your session with lots of tips to help you get the most from your session with me. Whatever happens, I’ll do my very best to take some beautiful pictures of you and your baby.

How do I book my newborn photography session?

Just give me a call on 07794259408 or email: lisa@drawnbylightphotography.co.uk with your due date.

I will then send you an invoice for your newborn session fee of £45. Once this is paid, your provisional slot is secured and I will confirm a definite date once your baby arrives.

also available:


Maternity photographer

Mini Maternity session – £95

Add a mini maternity session when booking a newborn session for £95, this includes 40 minutes studio time, use of props and 3 digital images via download.

This is such a special time in your life. Your body is incredible and has provided a safe place for your baby to grow. You’ll look back on these pictures and marvel at what a miraculous time this was.

It’s one of the last opportunities to do something amazing for yourself and a great opportunity to make yourself look and feel amazing.

You can add my make up artist to your package to give yourself an extra treat. Please enquire when booking.

*(The mini maternity session is only available to those who have a newborn photosession booked)

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