Edinburgh Baby Photography

Whether your baby is days or months old I will work with you to capture every cute detail. Photos you will want to enjoy in your home for many years.

With our hundreds of headbands, outfits, fabrics and props and a rainbow of colours to choose from, we will style your baby photos to compliment your style and home. 

In the twelve years I have been a baby photographer I have photographed thousands of babies. I have trained with some of the best baby photographers in the world learning how to safely handle, sooth and pose your baby. 

Baby photography where baby is boss and safety always comes first. Your precious baby in expert hands.

Baby Photographer Edinburgh

Hi, I’m Rachael the face behind the camera at Beautiful Bairns Photography. I am passionate about documenting your family from bumps to babies and beyond. One of the greatest joys I have is seeing families return to my studio as their family grows and I get to see your tiny baby become a big brother or sister. The very first babies I photographed when I started out as a baby photographer  are now in High School which blows my mind!

Whether you are looking to celebrate your pregnancy or capture those delicate tiny details of a newborn baby, I can help.Your baby will only fit in your hands for a little while, you want to remember every dimple and curl.

Come in, relax on a big squishy sofa and switch off. Let’s capture every detail that stole your heart as soon as you met your baby.

newborn photographer Edinburgh

What to consider when choosing your baby photographer?

When I first became a baby photographer in 2011 there was only one other photographer in Edinburgh who specialised in newborns. Since then the industry has grown enormously and there is more choice than ever. So how do you know who to choose?

Here are some points to consider that might help you work out if i am the best baby photographer for you.

Edinburgh's most experienced newborn photographer

In the 12 years I have been in business I have photographed thousands of babies. So you can relax knowing you are handing your baby to an expert. It’s not just about lighting and posing. You want to know that your photographer will be able to read your babies cues and understand their needs. You know your baby best and I will ask lots of questions before we begin to make sure I know everything I need to ensure baby is comfortable at all times.

Extensively trained

I am constantly looking to improve my knowledge and skills. To this end I train every year with worldwide experts to continually develop my skills. My training includes Paediatric First Aid which I hope I never have to use!

Internationally published

My photography work has been recognised and published in multiple publications, both in the UK and internationally. 

“A truly fantastic service and all round experience!”

Rachael produced stunning, timeless results. We couldn’t be happier with the images from our Newborn shoot and Rachael worked  to get the best from our sleepy son, while sharing lots of helpful tips and info and making us feel completely at ease while she worked. Really very highly recommended!


“We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Rachael at Beautiful Bairns.”

She was so gentle and calming with our 11 day old baby boy and made him and us feel so comfortable during the shoot. The photos she has captured are beautiful and we will treasure them forever. Rachael is not only a wonderfully talented photographer but a lovely person to spend time with too. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and can’t wait to return to the studio in the future when our little man gets bigger.


Products & Wall Art

I am passionate about printing your photos! Your beautiful images deserve to be shown off and enjoyed every day. Not sat on a hard drive and looked at ocassionally. This is why all of my baby photography packages include complimentary prints. 

I know how time poor you are with a new baby so at your image reveal appointment I am on hand to help you choose the best products to suit your home and budget.

If you have a specific space you would like to display your images in we will work together to find the perfect piece for your home. I have invested in specialist software that allows you to view your images on your own walls so that you can be confident in choosing the best size and style frames for your home.

If you would like to know more about our wall art options please click here.

Your Baby Photographer Edinburgh

You want the best for your baby and when it comes to newborn photography safety is key. Choosing someone with experience will be important to you so you can relax knowing I have over 12 years experience as a newborn photographer. I have undertaken expert training in the safe posing and handling of babies as well as being a Mummy myself to two beautiful boys. By choosing me as your newborn photographer you are putting your brand new baby in the hands of a professional. All sessions are baby led, putting the comfort and safety of your baby first at all times.

The Beautiful Bairns studio has free on site parking, a big comfy sofa and all home comforts for you to enjoy! Log in to the wifi, enjoy a cup of tea (while its still hot!) and watch while I soothe your baby into beautiful poses for gorgeous images you will love forever.

Before your session

Babies are unpredictable! So I want to make things as easy as possible for you.

I only book a limited number of newborn due dates each month. This means no matter if baby arrives early or late you will have multiple dates to choose from for your photoshoot.

All we need is your due date and your £99 booking fee to get you booked into the studio diary. This is deducted from your chosen collection. 

Once baby arrives you access our calendar and choose the date for your session to take place. Easy!

During your session

Baby is Boss in the Beautiful Bairns studio!
As a newborn photographer Edinburgh I understand that babies are unpredictable. Sessions are entirely baby led with plenty of time for feeds, cuddles and clean ups!

We will chat over a cuppa and choose the perfect colour palette for your images so they look beautiful when on display in your home.

Then you can sit back, relax and watch as I get baby relaxed into a deep sleep and perfectly posed.

After your session

We will schedule your viewing & ordering appointment to take place around a week after your photoshoot.

All of your images will be expertly retouched for viewing and displayed in a slideshow.

You can choose from the 3 newborn collections with the option to add on additional wall art if you wish. No hard sell, I promise!

Your digital images will be ready to take home on the day.

Printed products will be shipped directly to your home or if you prefer we can have them delivered to the studio for you to collect at your convenience.

Do we need to have family photos taken?

You are under no obligation to have family or sibling photos taken at your newborn photoshoot. But most families who opt not to end up regretting it! Even if you never share the photos with anyone, imagine how special it will be for your baby to see how tiny they were in your arms. And how in love with them you looked! 

If you are considering it, I have a blog post with lots of additional information including what to wear to your newborn photography session. Why not have a read and see if it’s something you want to try?

What should baby wear

At the studio I have a huge selection of beautiful fabrics, hats, headbands, wraps and props.

For most images baby will be naked so there is no need to bring any clothing. If you prefer for baby to be covered we can do so using beautiful fabrics.

This way you can still see how small and delicate baby is without being swamped by baggy clothing.


Rachael was so gentle and calming with our baby boy

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and Rachael made us feel so comfortable during the newborn photoshoot.

The photos she has captured are just beautiful and we will treasure them forever!

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