My motivation behind Laura Hartley Photography is to provide families with an alternative to studio-based photography sessions. Photographing on location around Yorkshire means that I am able to capture memories of your children playing and laughing in natural surroundings, which they often feel more comfortable in. It means that if you have a particular spot that is special to your family, there's a good chance we'll be able to use it as our location so it will provide a really meaningful set of photos and memories for you. And if you don't have anywhere specific in mind I have a great list of places for you to choose from, including the wonderful Bolton Abbey. If your children are camera shy then don't worry - it's impossible for them to have an hour or two out playing with their family without me capturing some lovely photos without them realising it! In the case of young babies I'm happy to come to your home instead and get some the photos of your new arrival in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
After the photo shoot I take particular care when editing your photos. In fact, this is when the real work begins for me. I'll take several hours selecting and editing your set of photos to ensure each one has the perfect tone and feel to it.
My pricing approach is different to most studios - I charge a fixed fee which includes both the photo shoot and the digital set of carefully edited images (between 15 - 20) for your unlimited personal use so that you are then able to order canvases, prints and other products yourself at the excellent prices widely available on the hight street and the internet. My goal is to enable families to capture really special memories in beautiful locations at a reasonable price with no hidden extra costs after the shoot.
Please do take a minute to have a look at my gallery of child, baby and family portrait photos in some of the beautiful Yorkshire settings around Skipton, Silsden and Ilkley. I am also available to cover North/West Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate if requested. My clients often come from further afield around England and the UK and make the photo shoot into a family break away in Yorkshire - if that's the case for you then just let me know and I'm happy to help with any local knowledge that you might need. Gift vouchers are also available to purchase for that extra special present - perfect for a new baby, birthday, Mother's/Father's Day or an anniversary gift.
In addition to family photography I also offer professional headshots to businesses and individuals, suitable for corporate clients, the self employed, bloggers, websites, LinkedIn profiles as well as models/actors/dancers/singers in need of some shots for their portfolio. Please see my Headshots page for more details.