Welcome to Summer Johnston Photography

Newborn Baby and Family Photos in Edenfield (Near Rawtenstall), Bury,

 I specialise in taking newborn, baby and family photos in Edenfield, close to the busy hub of Rawtenstall, Lancashire.

I have a passion for creating beautiful memories for families, so take some time to look at examples of my newborn, baby, family and cake smash photography here and if you would like to me create some beautiful memories of your family, get in touch. 

Crafting Unique and Beautiful Family Photos 

Take a look around my website, and you will see many examples of the photographs I have created for families across Bury, Rawtenstall and wider Lancashire, and I can do the same for youIt’s a pleasure to help you capture special moments in your family life that you can treasure for generations to come

Join the many families that return to me for updated photographs of their growing families. As a specialist baby photographer, I can record those special firsts in your baby’s life, such as, posed newborn photos and first birthday. Not forgetting the cutest baby milestones like giggling and sitting up.

When I pick up my camera, it’s more than just capturing a pretty picture. For me, family photography is about connection. I want to freeze those fleeting moments. Genuine laughter between siblings, quiet snuggles between parent and child, are the moments that tell a story. Ones families will look back on and cherish for years to come.

Building trust

Building trust is key. I know family photos can feel intimidating, so I strive to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and my clients always mention this in the reviews. Patience is a must, especially when it comes to baby photography! Kids have their own way of doing things, and I’m prepared to roll with the punches, whether it’s a sudden case of the wiggles or a burst of shyness.

Family dynamics are unique, and I respect that. Every shoot is a chance to learn about a new family, their traditions, their inside jokes. I want the final images to reflect their individual personalities and the love that binds them together.

Of course, professionalism is paramount. I take pride in my technical skills – lighting, composition, editing – to ensure families receive high-quality photographs. But beyond the technical aspects, I bring a creative eye to the table. I’m always looking for those special moments, the unexpected interactions that tell the real story.

Safety is always my top priority, especially when working with little ones. I’m gentle and mindful in my handling, making sure everyone feels comfortable throughout the session.

Ultimately, I want to create a positive and memorable experience for families. Photography is a powerful tool for preserving memories, and I’m honored to be a part of that process. Seeing the joy on families’ faces when they see their photos for the first time – that’s what truly motivates me. It’s more than just a job; it’s about capturing the love and connection that makes families so special.






Newborn photographs you will love forever...

My clients call me the baby whisperer and tell me I am very patient! But, honestly, I just love working with newborn babies and children.


Being a mum of two boys, I appreciate how important is to capture memories of your children growing because it happens so fast. I can record the things you never want to forget in a beautiful series of photographs that you will cherish.

baby boy in bowl with bobble hat studio portrait by newborn photographer in lancashire

Your Newborn Photography Experience

Don’t worry about anything – I’m a very experienced newborn photographer in Rawtenstall, Lancashire and I can help guide you through the process of booking your newborn photoshoot with me. Many new parents are worried about getting out of the house in the early days, but my studio is comfy, cosy and filled with home comforts that will make your visit to me an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Working at your baby’s pace, I never force them to do anything they don’t want to – they are in charge! 

As a fully trained and insured photographer, I have also won awards for my baby portraiture and I just love working with babies and children. If you have ny worries at all I’d love to chat to you so I can explain more about the process. 

baby girl eating pink cake in cake smash photoshoot by Newborn Photographer Lancashire

Capturing Your Important Memories Forever

Every moment in a child’s life is important, but they pass so quickly. Book now to ensure that your little one’s memories are on your wall to be enjoyed forever!