Family and Baby Photography in Shrewsbury

Welcome to Bill Leighton Studio

We are a family business that includes myself (Rob Leighton) and my dad (Bill Leighton). We have worked together since 1997 producing thousands of Baby portraits and Family portraits. We always strive for excellence and our baby photography has won many awards including Master Photographers “Cherubs Photographer of the year 2018/19”

 The studio has evolved to be able to facilitate a great variety of work and received an Associateship from the Master Photographers Association for dance photography in 2020.

We take enormous pride in producing beautiful portraits and products that our customers will cherish for life.


Baby Portraits

Dog Portraits

Family Portraits



Kids hobbies




Birthday cake smash

3 Fantastic Offers

Newborn offer

Baby’s first shoot capturing these delicate first weeks can also

include Mum and Dad.

Family portrait offer

They grow up so fast, book this great offer and celebrate your family

Beautiful baby portrait offer

Capture cheeky smiles, delightful expressions and milestone 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