Beautiful Bairns was launched in 2011 and offers a range of photographic experiences from bump to baby to gorgeous family portraiture. While our speciality is custom newborn photography we are also delighted to work with children of all ages and offer outdoor photoshoots on location throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians for those looking for a more informal, relaxed photographic experience for their family. Our studio is centrally located on London Road and has a relaxed home from home feel allowing you to relax while your child is in expert hands. Our team of assistants are all fully qualified and highly experienced and work alongside Rachael at newborn sessions so you can relax, enjoy a delicious latte or herbal tea and watch as your beautiful baby is gently positioned and adorned with adorable accessories to create stunning photos you can’t wait to show off!

Newborn Gallery

Newborns are best photographed between 5 – 21 days new. In order to guarantee a space in the studio diary please ensure you book prior to baby arriving. It is recommended that you book at least 2 months prior to your due date as we only take on a certain number of newborn bookings each month in order to ensure space while baby is still brand new. We only ever book one newborn per day so you are never rushed and there are no time restraints.


Milestones Gallery

The perfect way to document your baby’s milestones and the ideal follow on from your newborn session. Our milestones package includes two studio sessions, the first when baby is sitting unaided then to celebrate their first Birthday (cake smash upgrade available) and then a complimentary outdoor family session at any time in their 2nd year perfect for showing off their new running skills in your favourite family spot!

Family Gallery

Perfect for those with older children who don’t want to sit or stand still or have to stay in one place for too long! Taking place in a location of your choice within the Edinburgh and Lothians area you and your children can relax, explore, engage and enjoy each other while I make the most of the surroundings and natural light available to capture some truly special family moments to treasure. Alternatively we also offer classic studio portraits for those who prefer a more formal portrait.
Before booking please look at our FAQ page for further information and answers to our most commonly asked questions. Once you have decided that Beautiful Bairns is the right fit for you and your family you can contact us using the form below. Please note that as Rachael is a Mummy herself the number of sessions available at weekends and during school holidays is more limited.

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