Maternity & Bump Photo Shoot

Your growing a life! Capture the memories of your bump before it is gone forever.

Maternity Photography Information

Newborn Baby Photo Shoot

A session for your brand new baby. For newborn babies between 5 & 21 days old.

Newborn Photography Information

Family & Child Photo Shoot

Lets create some family memories! Let's update your family album.

Family Photography Information

Welcome to Photography By Leela


My name is Leela and I am a photographer based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. I specialise in maternity, newborn baby,  portrait and family photography.

My work has been featured on Vogue Italia and most recently I have won a highly sought after Highly Commended award for one of my newborn photographs from The Society Of Photographers.

As a mum of two myself I know the importance of capturing your little ones, they are only little for a little while! It really is crazy how fast the time flies after you have a child and I believe that every parent should have the opportunity to have beautiful photographs of their children. What I love the most is that I get to create precious memories for you that I know you will cherish forever.

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Kind Words

Amanda L

"Fantastic photographer. She was amazing and very patience with my baby who wanted to not sit still and put everything in her mouth. A lovely warm welcoming environment. I would highly recommend as the session was perfect and photos were amazing... I've had lots of compliments"

Hannah B

"My 15 day old baby had a photo shoot done by Leela. I was very happy with the shoot. It was very relaxed, felt at ease and Leela was very professional. Everything was baby led and the whole experience was fun. I would definitely recommend! I’ll be going back to her 100%"


"Lovely pictures, thank you so much! Memories for a lifetime 🙂 🙂 :)"

Phillip M

"Wonderful Photographer! Leela is your Girl!!

Fully Recommend her to anyone I know!"


Hatfield Family Photographer

Our family sessions take place in my Hatfield photography studio.

Childhood is a wonderful time, each small step is a big adventure and I love to watch children evolve with our family sessions, having fun and capturing your very own unique memories. I photograph the magic, beautiful baby and child portraits, kids being themselves with no forced smiles. 

I aim to create a selection of photographs for you to keep and look back at for years to come and really treasure. These photographs will be your child's memories when they are all grown up.

Seasonal mini sessions start at £129 and a full 1 1/2 hour family photography shoot starts at £249.

I am always happy to discuss any questions you may have, please contact me here

Find out more pricing and information about my family photography sessions in Hertfordshire here.


Hatfield Newborn Baby Photographer

Our newborn baby photography sessions take place in my Hatfield photography studio.

During your newborn session, I capture the earliest days of your new baby's life, beautiful portraits of your baby, those sleepy curled up poses and alert, wide awake natural bright eyed shots. I take a variety of photographs, not missing those tiny details that can easily be forgotten in the blur of becoming a new parent.

In my studio you can kick back and relax, take a moment for yourself and enjoy a hot! cup of tea or coffee. My newborn photography sessions are baby led and normally lasts around 4 hours, this allows time for feeding and comforting.

Newborn baby photography sessions start at £299.

I am always happy to discuss any questions you may have, please contact me here.

Find out more pricing and information about my newborn baby photography sessions here.


Hatfield Maternity Photographer

Our maternity photography sessions take place in my Hatfield photography studio.

Pregnancy is just the most magical time, feeling your baby growing inside of you. You're thinking about your little one, what he or she may be like and counting down the days until your precious baby is cradled in your arms. Pregnancy can really take it's toll, I know myself! Why not do something for yourself? Celebrate your new curves with a maternity session, I am so passionate about celebrating this special time in your life and capturing every woman's unique beauty.

Maternity photography sessions start at £299.

I am always happy to discuss any questions you may have, please contact me here.

Find out more pricing and information about my maternity photography sessions here.

Let's keep up to date! Take a look at my Journal

We’re having a baby!.. Again!

We’re having a baby! Baby No. 2! My Second Pregnancy Story. I think it is about we time we let the secret out the bag, well not so much a secret but it’s news I havn’t posted here before. We already have one beautiful, clever little girl, Rosanna who turned 2 in March! I actually…

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Ashbrook Court Care Home

Ashbrook Court Care Home – Tovertafel “Magic Table” Event Hatfield, Herfordshire Event Photographer In January, I went to Ashbrook Court Care Home, where I photographed their Tovertafel “magic table” event.  The table has the ability to transform the lives of people living with dementia and was launched by Mayor, Councillar Jeane Lea at Ashbrook Court…

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Bramley Court Care Home

Bramley Court Care Home – Christmas Fair  Hatfield, Hertfordshire Event Photographer Last December, I was invited by Bramley Court Care Home to photograph their Winter Wonderland Christmas fair event. The lovely Christmas fair is held for the elderly residents of the care home and their families to enjoy. The fair was mainly outside and this incorporated…

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Get to know your photographer

A bit about me Hi i’m Leela I’m a mum and full time Hatfield photographer.   You may be feeling a little apprehensive about coming for your photography session, who will be taking your photographs? I know, it’s not easy to feel relaxed when someone is pointing a lens in your face, it’s hard to…

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Welcome to Photography By Leela

Happy New Year Everyone! Out with the old! In with the new! I have some really exciting news to share with you all! From now on I will be trading under the name Photography By Leela. This is mainly because New Life Photography is evolving and really I want to put my own name to…

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Hatfield’s Award Winning Newborn Photographer

Well well well! This is a lovely surprise!  I am delighted and honoured to have been awarded a Highly Commended award from the Societies of Photographers for one of my newborn photographs of Archer! This award is highly sought after and very difficult to achieve in the newborn category. This is my first nationally recognised…

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Newborn baby and some family photoshoots take place in my specially made Hatfield photography studio, which is easily accessible from nearby St Albans, Stevenage, Potters Bar, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Cheshunt, Enfield, Barnet, Watford and Hemel Hempstead.

Other family photography sessions & Dog photoshoots take place at special location of your choice. 

Client Login Area

All of my clients have the opportunity to login to their own account and view the photos available in their collection. You can then order additional prints or download digital images to print at home at any time.