Family and Baby Photography in Shrewsbury

Welcome to Bill Leighton Studio

Welcome to Bill Leighton Studio, a family-run portrait photography studio based in Shrewsbury. We specialise in capturing stunning portraits of families, kids, and babies. We believe that portrait photography should be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved, and we work hard to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere that helps our clients feel at ease.
Our qualified Master Photographer Rob is experienced in working with babies and children and knows lots of ways to bring out their natural personalities and charm. We understand that every family is unique, and we take the time to connect with our customers and their individual needs to ensure that we capture the perfect shots.
In addition to our family and baby portraits, we also excel in dance photography. Our images have won multiple awards, and we’re proud to be recognised in this field. We have a passion for capturing the beauty and grace of dancers, and we work closely with our clients to create stunning images that showcase their talent, energy and artistry.
At Bill Leighton Studio, we take great pride in our work, and we use only the best equipment and materials to produce beautiful, high-quality portrait photography that will last a lifetime. We know that your portraits are more than just images. Our fine art style of photography is something we take great pride in, and we are passionate about creating stunning black and white portraits that showcase the beauty of our subjects. We use only the best printing equipment and materials to produce fantastic fine art prints that will leave you speechless.
So if you’re looking for a photography studio that specialises in capturing beautiful moments of families, kids, and babies having fun and enjoying the shoot, as well as stunning dance photography, look no further than Bill Leighton Studio. We are here to help you capture those special moments in stunning portraits that you’ll treasure forever.

Win a Shoot!

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Celebrate your family this spring! We’re thrilled to offer you the chance to be one of our 20 fortunate winners to receive a professional photoshoot, complete with a complimentary print of your choice.

Please note that this special opportunity is exclusively available for our older baby, family, dog, and kids shoots.

To participate, simply enter your details and select your preferred type of photoshoot.

Best of luck, and we look forward to capturing your cherished moments!





Our Baby Portrait Photography

The perfect way to capture your baby’s first expressions with beautiful professional portraiture.

Our baby portrait shoots usually last around 30-40 min. We will capture gorgeous pictures, showing your baby’s personality with stunning portraiture.

We will work through a selection of poses using different backgrounds and props that suit the age and ability of your baby. The babies usually have fun being entertained and enjoy the experience.

Please ring the studio on 01743 35 23 23 and have a chat with us about our baby shoots.

Capture these moments while they last, they’re not babies for long

Kids portrait sessions

Kids are absolutely fantastic to take portraits of, they have a natural ability to understand what the photogrpher asks of them and generally have fewer inhibitions, allowing their natural expressions to shine though.

We even have a great variety of kids themed sessions for you to choose from. We specialise in dance photography and sports photography for kids. This is where we can have some fun with action shots and create portraits showing them in action helping them to visualize just how good they can be.

We photograph beautiful Fairy Portraits where we tranform the studio with amazing fairy sets and use our wardrobe of costumes and specially made wings to bring the imagination of your children to life.

Kids Hobby shoots can include anything your kids love such as art, books, fancy dress, martial arts, and anything they love. These portraits are designed to tell a story of what makes them unique.

Lots of children are also music mad and we have found that photographing them with their musical instuments is a great way to create lovely timeless portraits that are stunning to view.

Helping the planet with Ecologi

We have partnered with Ecologi through the Master Photographers Association as we want to be part of a positive movement for our planet and to use our business to make an impact for the future of the families we photograph. We can help reduce our carbon footprint by contributing through Ecologi who work with the Eden Project planting trees in Madagascar. The number of trees we have planted can be seen in the above logo.


About us

We are a family run business located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire comprising of Rob Leighton (me) and Bill Leighton (my dad) We have worked together since 1997 and moved to a larger studio in 1998.

We have produced thousands of lovely baby portraits over the years and have even had customers who were photographed by us as babys themselves. We have won many awards for our baby photography and were delighted to win the Master Photographers, Cherubs Photographer of the year 2018/19

We have evolved the studio to be able to facilitate a wide variety of shoots including fairy portraits which we have some great sets for.

Our dance portraits are a real speciality and we received an Associateship from the Master Photographers Association in 2020


Highly recommend them, I did a photoshoot of my daughter there 5 years ago and just did a newborn shoot with my son. Amazing photos and very professional services.


Mel Bird.

Amazing photographer, Beautiful studio. Fantastic prints, Wonderful Magical keepsakes to last a lifetime. Great customer service. I’m so pleased with my order. Thank you, to everyone involved.

Caroline Leese

I won a Facebook competition, Very friendly and professional..
Rob was brilliant with my little boy and took some beautiful pics.
Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Thank you,, much appreciated and looking forward to collecting my print.
Jenny Jones