This was the first time Stanley had had any pictures taken professionally so we were a little unsure of how it would go (he can be quite shy!) but we needn’t have worried as Rachael made Stanley feel so relaxed and at ease because the shoot was fun. He had a blast and was fully engaged in the process. The results show this and rather than ‘posed’ forced smiles Rachael has captured his cheeky character perfectly, and even on a miserable grey day in January, the pictures are beautiful! Thank you Rachael and would highly recommend you to anyone thinking of getting some nice shots done of their little ones!

Joni Sloan

January 2018

What kind of Photoshoot are you interested in?

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The newborn stage is fleeting. Your baby comes home tiny, perfect and sleepy. Capture every detail from tiny toes to those delicious little milk spots that quickly vanish. I only ever book one newborn session a day so you will never be rushed. Baby is boss in my studio! If baby needs a feed or cuddle that is what they get. Never rushed, always at baby’s pace and in a relaxed environment so you can enjoy watching as I pose your beautiful baby and create images you will love forever.

Older Babies

Within a blink your tiny baby is no longer tiny! Full of personality and charm, older baby sessions are the perfect follow on from your newborn session. Showing off their new skills from tummy time to toe grabbing to sitting up and of course plenty of those smiles that melt your heart even after a broken nights sleep. With plenty of time for snacks and cuddles and I’ll even do my very best chimp impression to make sure your little one giggles with delight for gorgeous natural smiles!

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family photographer, professional photo of a little boy jumping taken by family photographer Beautiful Bairns, Edinburgh

Family Photoshoots

Once your kids are on the move they don’t want to sit or stand still so a family photoshoot can seem like a daunting prospect! This is when my 9 years as a mummy and 20+ years working with children comes into play. Taking place in a location of your choice your children can run wild, explore, engage and enjoy each other while I make the most of the natural light and surroundings to capture some truly special family moments to treasure. No stuffy posing, no rictus grins, just belly laughs and genuine smiles!

Cake Smash Photoshoots

The most gorgeous and fun way to celebrate your childs 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday! A cake smash photoshoot with Beautiful Bairns Photography is loads 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 it’s the best way to celebrate and remember this milestone birthday! Sessions are styled to suit your child and I have a range of props, accessories and outfits for you to use!

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Welcome to Beautiful Bairns Photography, Edinburgh’s leading newborn baby and family photographer!

Over the last 7 years I have worked with hundreds of families from all over Edinburgh and Central Scotland. As a mum of two myself I know how quickly your little ones will grow and change and how much you want to remember every gorgeous detail! I also know that most parents prefer to stay behind the camera rather than get in front of it. Don’t worry I won’t make you pose and grin, but I will come to your chosen location and create a fun day out allowing you to interact naturally with your children creating memories as well as beautiful relaxed portraits.

Whether you are looking for beautiful bump photos, a newborn photoshoot or a fun family photoshoot with your canine pal I can create the perfect session to suit. Above all regardless of the kind of photography session you are looking for for your family I will do everything I can to make sure you and your children enjoy the whole process. And of course receive beautiful images of your family to display and love for years to come.

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Once you have decided that I am the right photographer for you and your family you can contact me using the form below to book. Please do let me know if you have any questions at all and I will make sure to answer any queries you have. Alternatively you can simply text “NEWBORN” or the kind of photoshoot you are interested in to 07843912692 and I will call you to arrange your booking.


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