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 award so I am mega chuffed to say the least! I can now say I am a award winning photographer! Woohoo!

award winning hatfield newborn photographer

Maternity Photography Sessions – What to expect

Maternity Photography Sessions

What to expect from your pregnancy photography session with New Life Photography

Hatfield Maternity Photographer

Hatfield Maternity Photographer 01.09.18

You know what? Pregnancy is hard!

You are probably feeling as though you want this time to be done and dusted with by now and to be cradling your precious little baby. Those hot summer days are difficult, especially if you are in your third trimester and the thought of a glass of wine in the sun seems so far away. Whatever struggles you may be facing and let’s face it, pregnancy does take its toll, this time in your life is pretty amazing; you are creating life! You are making a mini human! Congratulations are most definitely in order.

There will be moments during your pregnancy where you can feel your baby’s movements, you will sit down and wonder what your little creation will look like, will they be a boy or a girl? You will feel happy to feel this and the feeling literally melts your heart. The pregnancy glow is a thing, really. Not because of your swollen legs and growing abdomen, not because it takes you twice as long to get your socks and shoes on or because it takes you half the time to work up a sweat, just climbing the stairs. It is because of the new life that you are creating inside of you, these are your little baby’s first moments. Why not capture them with a maternity photography session? Once your baby is born, your bump is gone, you wont get this time back. As much as you may be feeling rough, these are your baby’s first months and they are definitely worth remembering.

When to book your maternity photography session:

You can book your maternity photography session as early as after your first scan, once you've seen your little bean for the first time! The best time to book your pregnancy photography session is within your third trimester, usually between 32 and 36 weeks. At this point you will still be able to move around and your bump will be a good size.

What to expect during your maternity photography session:

I usually shoot maternity in the studio, although upon request and providing the weather is ok we can do part of the shoot outdoors. I provide the gowns and materials for your photo session but please feel free to bring in your own too if you have something specific you would like to use. Most of my mummy’s to be have some classic, nude images taken too, of course this is not mandatory and I am happy to retouch any stretch marks should you wish me to. These images will be taken in privacy of the studio. The maternity photography session usually lasts around an hour, maybe a little longer if we head outside.

Your children and partners are always welcome during the session and I encourage them to get involved.

Maternity photography sessions at New Life Photography are the beginning of your baby’s journey. Capture those memories for treasure forever.

More information on my maternity & pregnancy photography sessions can be found here. Pricing starts at £175.

Alternatively, contact me to book or ask any further questions.

Bump Photography

My Current Availability

Hatfield Photography Availability. Newborn, Maternity, Baby & Child photographer available in September 2018 for fine art personalised photography sessions.


Here is are my current availability for newborn, baby, child and maternity photography sessions in Hatfield, Hertfordshire-


September - 2 available

October - 4 available

November - 5 available


Get in touch asap to secure your booking! Contact Leela here

Mothers Day Maternity Mini Sessions


Maternity Mini Photography Sessions £99

Pregnancy can take its toll, by the time you’ve reached 30 weeks pregnant; well, I can remember how fed up I felt.

But in spite of this, pregnancy is beautiful and what other way to remember your pregnancy than with a maternity photography session.

Yes, you deserve a little gift

And yes, I will give it to you,

Spoil yourself.

Photographs will always remind you of what a gift you are, and how incredible our bodies can be, you’re creating life!

  To celebrate Mothers Day this year (Sunday March 11th), New Life Photography is offering Maternity Photography Mini Sessions!

This offer includes a 45 minute session and 5 high resolution digital photographs delivered to you by digital download.

I have limited spaces although the offer will run throughout March 2018. Sessions are held in my Hatfield studio.

To book your session please contact me here

Treat yourself this Mothers Day




New Life Photography features on Vogue

Vogue Logo New Life Photography


Yesterday was a very exciting day for me, after many many, many attempts New Life Photography finally had a photograph featured on Vogue Italia http://www.vogue.it/en/ in Photovogue http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue.

I took this photograph while I was away travelling, I was taking part in a charity drive with my boyfriend and some friends. We drove from London to Gambia in aid of Orchid https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/, The South Mimms Youth Club and The Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org/.

This particular photograph was taken while we were in Mauritania, in a remote fishing village called Iwik. Poverty engrossed the village, it sure was an experience to witness this first hand.

You can take a look at our journey here: http://www.fowlerscharityrun.co.uk/


New Life Photography features on Vogue

Wedding Photography Discount Offer

Are you getting married in 2018?

Do you know someone who is getting married in 2018?

I still have some 2018 wedding photography dates available, My wedding price will be going up soon so get in touch and take advantage of this fab offer, valid until 31st January.

This offer includes a full day of photography on your wedding day by me (8 hours +!). You will receive a minimum of 450 photographs and all photographs will be professionally edited and presented to you on a beautiful personalised USB. This offer is for my digital Piece of cake package, although albums will still available.

If you would like more information or want to meet for a free consolation, or just for a coffee and a chat, please contact me by email [email protected]

I am a wedding photographer based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, however I am will to travel wherever your wedding day will take me.


Welcome To Leela Wanless Photography

Welcome to New Life Photography

Hello there! It’s great to welcome you to my wedding photography website and blog! It has been a long time coming and I am very proud to be able to introduce you to my work. So.. I’m Leela, the girl behind the lens and here are a few things about me. I live in Hatfield, Hertfordshire with my boyfriend Charles, our dog Ruby, two chickens and two ducks.

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