What if my baby wont sleep?!

What if my baby wont sleep?!

Baby Photographer secrets to a sleepy baby! “What if my baby won’t sleep” is one of the most commonly asked questions for newborn photographers! As most of the newborn photos you will see are of babies posed asleep. So many parents to be and new... read more
Beautiful Bairns in John Lewis!

Beautiful Bairns in John Lewis!

I am super excited to share this very exciting news! John Lewis is launching a new event for expectant parents in their Edinburgh store. A relaxed, informal event taking place in the nursery department. It is your opportunity to come along, browse and “ask the... read more
How to prepare your baby or toddler for the clocks going back

How to prepare your baby or toddler for the clocks going back

Woo! The clocks are going back. That means an EXTRA HOUR in bed! Unless of course like me you are a parent of a small child, then it typically doesn’t. In fact it probably means you’ll be bleary eyed, staggering about in the dark at daft o’clock wondering... read more
From baby to toddler our beautiful baby turns One!

From baby to toddler our beautiful baby turns One!

A baby no more, our littlest Lynch turns One! Ollie, littlest Lynch, our Jolly Ollie. Your full name is Oliver Gordon Lynch. Your middle name is after your Great Uncle Gordon, your Grandad Macleod’s little brother who was my uncle and who sadly died many years... read more
Baby J’s newborn photoshoot

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

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
professional maternity photo of pregnant woman wearing a blue lace bodysuit with tulle train taken by maternity photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography Edinburgh
 
 
BODY/SKIN PREPARATION

 

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
 
 
HAIR & MAKE-UP

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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WHAT SHOULD PARTNERS/KIDS WEAR?

 

 

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!
 
 
WHAT TO DO ON THE DAY

 

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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