Newborn Photography, Rawtenstall

Welcoming your newborn baby!

The excitement of welcoming a newborn baby into your family is like nothing else you will ever experience. Your baby is only this tiny for a very sort period of time and they soon uncurl and start to explore the world around them. The excitement, the nerves, the anticipation…it’s a truly wonderful time. 

Yet it’s over in the blink of an eye. The minute you’re pregnant,  people will tell you just how fast time flies and before you know it your little ones will be flying the nest leaving you wondering where those precious moment went so fast. I’m honoured, not only to share in this wonderful time, but to provide families in Rawtenstall with beautiful and skilfully created memories of their newborn baby, capturing this wonderful time, forever.

You might be feeling worried or nervous about the idea of bringing your newborn baby out so soon for their first photos, and this is completely normal. But, I can reassure you that the experience is very relaxing for parents and you will not feel rushed at any point. Once you arrive at the studio, you will be greeted with hot coffee and biscuits and you can relax and watch me as I work. I take a baby-led approach to my sessions so there will be plenty of time for you to feed, change and cuddle your baby as we go along. Sessions last between 3-4 hours so there is plenty of time. 

Newborn babies are so unique, yet everything about them is perfect and I love to plan each session individually. I have plenty of beautiful props, outfits and wraps to use during your session. You may have a particular colour or style that you would prefer me to use during your baby’s session and this is discussed with you before your arrive. Parents often select colours that will work with their homes so the photographs compliment the decor and look even better when displayed.

I remember becoming a new mum and being worried about people holding my baby, and you may feel exactly the same. But, I can reassure you that your baby is in safe hands when you attend your newborn session with me. As a specialist newborn photographer, I have trained with some of the most well respected photographers in the industry. Continued development of my expertise and knowledge as a professional baby photographer is very important to me and newborn safety is my number one priority when creating your baby’s photographs. 

It can be extremely difficult and frustrating to try and get a nice photograph of all of your children together, maybe you have already tried! Your older children are more than welcome to attend this session with you and can be included in the photographs too, providing you with beautiful memories of all of your children without any of the stress usually involved when new parents attempt it themselves. 

I have produced many award winning photographs as a baby photographer, but more importantly to me I have been chosen by so many families to create memories of their newborn baby that they will cherish forever. 

Let’s work together to create something unique for your family home, using the colours and styles that you love.

When does the session take place?

Newborn photography takes place when your baby is between 5 days and 4 weeks new.  Often, babies tend to be very sleepy during these early weeks allowing me to create beautiful memories of your baby that you can cherish forever.

Before the session

Once you book your session, we will discuss what to expect and any requirements, including what to bring, and what to wear etc. Also, if you have looked through some of my portfolio pictures on the website, and you would like specific props, or set-ups, then please let me know before hand so I can make sure they are available, and you aren’t disappointed. I want to create the best baby photos for you that I can. Timeless photos of your newborn baby. Photos you will be proud to show off, and display on the walls of your home.

The session will usually be arranged in the morning when babies are usually at their sleepiest. So whether you’re local to Rawtenstall or are travelling from further afield within Lancashire or Greater Manchester you can feel at ease that I will get the most out of your precious time.


My newborn photo sessions are held in my studio, in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. It’s a beautiful, spacious and relaxing environment. Families are invited to join me for a few hours, relax and put their feet up and watch me create a wonderful gallery of photos of their brand new baby. I allow up to four hours for each session to ensure clients receive my full attention without feeling rushed. I understand the unpredictability of a newborn baby, and also the sleep deprivation at such an early stage, so I want to make you and your baby feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. I’ll happily work around naps, feeds and nappy changes to ensure your baby is as settled as they can be, and so we capture their best moments.

What happens during the session?

Once your baby is settled and ready, rest assured my vast experience and training means I will pose your baby safely and my attention to detail means I can capture the best moments of your baby, and catch any cute or funny faces or expressions they may pull.

Throughout the session, it’s normal for me to work through a number of set-ups using a variety of props, blankets and outfits. Aiming to capture both sleepy and awake shots for you, using some gorgeous props from the best UK suppliers. My favourites include Baby Prop ShopDutch StyleProps for Photographers. This variety of set-ups means you will have a varied choice of your baby’s photos to choose from.

Sessions usually last between 2 – 4 hours, so, sit back, enjoy a hot drink, and relax whilst I am busy capturing some beautiful memories. 

What happens after the session?

I will edit the very best photographs of your newborn baby to create your final gallery before inviting you back to the studio for your ordering session. There are sample products for you to view, for example, USB presentation boxes, frames, canvasses and mounted prints. I can spend time helping you to choose what products will look amazing in your home.

Offering award-winning newborn photography in Rawtenstall, Lancashire.


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