Beautiful Bairns

Launched in 2011 and offering 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. In addition to studio sessions we also  offer outdoor photoshoots on location throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians for those looking for a more informal, relaxed photographic experience for their family.

Our beautiful home studio is located in the Barnton area of Edinburgh and is easily accessible from all parts of the City, the Lothians and Fife. With ample free parking, wifi and plenty home comforts so you can 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.


Baby Gallery

The perfect way to document your baby’s milestones and the ideal follow on from your newborn session. Baby sessions are perfect from around 3 months of age and older. The studio is well equipped with a range of props, outfits and accessories to create gorgeous portraits of your beautiful baby. 


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.

Cake Smash Gallery

The most gorgeous and fun way to celebrate your childs 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday! A cake smash photoshoot with Beautiful Bairns offers lots of fun for little ones with gorgeous classic portraits to start, messy fun with their cake and finally a bubble bath in our gorgeous roll top bath. Sessions are styled to suit your child and their personality and we have a range of props, accessories and outfits for you to use!

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.

Baby J’s newborn photoshoot

Little Mr J and his adorable big sister “Miss E”  came along to the studio this past weekend for his newborn session when he was just a gorgeously brand new 12 days old! Their Mummy and Daddy were fans of my work and gave me free reign to style the session... read more

Miss Maisie newborn photoshoot

Newborn Photoshoot featuring Miss Maisie ~ 15 days new Maisie came along to the Beautiful Bairns studio when she was just 15 days new to have her newborn photoshoot and was an absolute dream! Mummy and Daddy also stepped in front of the camera for some beautiful... read more

Let’s give ourselves a break, and maybe a kitkat…..

Let’s give ourselves a break, and maybe a kitkat….. I had a call this past week from a client, her newborn session was due to take place the following morning and I figured she wanted to chat last minute about styling, colours, what to bring etc. Nope. She... read more