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In person pregnancy and baby classes Edinburgh

In person pregnancy and baby classes Edinburgh

In person pregnancy and baby classes Edinburgh & Midlothian Whether you loved or loathed lockdown I think most of us are officially fed up of zoom calls. And I have never needed face to face interaction with people more than when pregnant and then as a new mum. So... read more
How to keep babies comfortable during their Newborn Photoshoots

How to keep babies comfortable during their Newborn Photoshoots

Newborn Photography Edinburgh: How I keep your babies comfortable during their Newborn Photoshoots Whether you are a new parent or not, you may have never been to a photography studio before. So you probably wonder what to expect when you bring your newborn baby for... read more
Why you need family portraits at your newborn session

Why you need family portraits at your newborn session

Edinburgh Newborn Photography: Why You Must Take Family Portraits At Your Newborn Session Why I believe you need Family Portraits as part of your newborn session: I have so many clients that come to a newborn session too tired to even think about having their own... read more
Newborn Photography Edinburgh: What if my baby doesn’t sleep for their newborn session?

Newborn Photography Edinburgh: What if my baby doesn’t sleep for their newborn session?

What if my baby doesn’t sleep during their newborn session? I get asked this a lot. I get a lot of new parents who are worried that their newborn won’t sleep during their newborn session. And I want to reassure you! Don’t worry, I have been doing this for so long that... read more
Rory’s newborn photoshoot

Rory’s newborn photoshoot

Introducing Baby Rory! Newborn Photographer Edinburgh When Karen asked me if i would be her newborn photographer I was so excited to be able to meet her wee man! Obviously EVERY baby is special and I welcome them all to the Beautiful Bairns studio. But Rory was just a... read more
Birth during lockdown – Carolines story

Birth during lockdown – Carolines story

Birth during Lockdown Caroline’s story of giving birth at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary During the global pandemic I don’t know about you but I have seen a LOT of confusion online, especially on social media, throughout the covid-19 pandemic. Contradictory... read more
professional maternity photo of pregnant woman wearing a blue lace bodysuit with tulle train taken by maternity photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography Edinburgh


The day before your maternity photoshoot I recommend that you:


  • Wax/Shave your legs, bikini area and underarms if aiming for a smooth look
  • Apply body lotion so skin is soft and smooth
  • If you prefer painted nails please have these done no earlier than the day before your photoshoot to avoid chips. Consider colours that will tone in with the dress colours. Muted/neutral tones or a classic red work with almost anything!
  • Fake tan is best applied 2 days prior to your maternity photoshoot, and please remember to exfoliate before and after. It's much easier for me to warm up your skin tone in post processing than to fix patchy tan

Whether you plan to do your own or have your hair and make up done professionally here are some top tips!



  • Even if you normally wear your hair straight please add some loose curls. Soft waves add shape and movement to hair and look so much nicer when the hair is blown away from your face by the fan
  • For those of you who plan to wear false lashes please avoid very long, thick lashes as these will block the light from your face. A more natural style of false lash works much better
  • Please bring your make up bag with you for top ups in case needed
  • When having your make up done professionally I recommend asking for a "soft glam" look so you look polished and feel beautiful and like yourself
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baby photographer edinburgh



A few ideas if you have older siblings or a partner who would like to be photographed:


  • Male partners are recommend to wear  jeans/chinos and a self coloured shirt/t-shirt. Shirts/t-shirts should be black, grey or white to tone in with all dress options. Accompany with plain black socks.
  • Female partners are welcome to use the  dresses available or to bring along a selection of outfits to choose from.
  • Ensure everything is freshly ironed and I recommend plain rather than patterned options
  • Children's outfits should be coordinated with your partner. For example, everyone in jeans with white top/shirt for a cohesive look. Children will be barefoot so its worth giving nails a clean and trim the day before!
  • Feeling  unsure of what you have picked out? Feel free to send me photos I am happy to help!


First of all don't worry! I have a gorgeous collection of dresses, outfits and accessories to choose from so you don't need to bring anything along specifically unless you want to. I will do everything I can to put you at ease and make you feel fabulous!

Some final things to consider on the day:



  • Avoid wearing a bra with straps or socks on the day as these will leave marks on the skin which can be difficult to remove in post processing
  • Nude coloured strapless bra and nude coloured thong or seamless style underwear is ideal to wear under dresses
  • So that we can focus on you, we will start with images that include your children. Your partner can then take the children to the park while we focus on you!
  • Feel free to bring your partner or a friend with you, even if your partner doesn't want to be photographed. They will help you to feel relaxed and they can tell you how amazing you look!
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