Natural Family Photography, NE England

Cherish your yesterdays // Dream your tomorrows // Live your today

I offer natural and inspired photography for imaginative and sentimental families

What is Natural Family Photography?

Natural family photography is your story and your family legacy. It’s how I see your story through my lens. It is authentic and showcases emotion, connection, affection and most of all your unique personalities.

I take a lifestyle and documentary approach. Ensuring wall-worthy family portraits. But also having fun and making memories in the process. It’s deeper and more personal than your classic portraits.

Imagine in 10 years when you bring out your family albums and tell your story. Feeling nostalgic about the crazy, mucky, woodland photoshoot. Remembering William slipping on his bottom and laughing so hard he couldn’t get up, or Charlie pretending to be a superhero the whole time and running around like a lunatic. 

Who We Are and Our Why

I’m Lesley-Anne, also known as LAL.

Natural Family Photographer, NE England

What's in a name?

I started photography over 18 years ago, I’m old enough to remember film and dark rooms!

Photography was and still is my therapy. I have always been highly sensitive and creative, but I found photography helped me cope. Especially when my father passed away when I was just 19. I went on to get my BA(Hons) in Photography: Creative Practice.

Lots of life changes and with encouragement from family and friends, I finally started LAL Photography 7 years ago.


I am also wife to Ric, Mum to 2x humans; Louis (said Louie) and Harvey, 2x Labradors; Lexi and Oscar, and 2x Bunnies; Bugs and Bobby.

We love to spend time outdoors, preferably near water of some kind. We’re a loud, crazy but sentimental bunch.

We believe every family deserves captivating memories

Our humanity is what makes us beautiful.

The light will never look the same or be seen the same again and neither will we.

We will never have this moment again.

So, let’s capture it!

I learned early in my career how important stories, memories and keepsakes are. How short life is. So, I’m all about inclusion, no matter how murky or complicated your past.

“I’ll choose honesty over perfection, every single time!”

Why Choose Me, as your Family Photographer

I am one of a handful of photographers in my area and in the UK that showcase honest, authentic, everyday moments. This is my speciality!

I am noticing delicate, awe-inspiring moments and connection. I am seeing these with every family I am lucky enough to spend time with.

I want to share what I see with you.

I want you to fall in love with your family time and time again!