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Bubbles & Cuddles! Your Alternative Baby Shower

Bubbles & Cuddles! Your Alternative Baby Shower

BUBBLES & CUDDLES – YOUR ALTERNATIVE BABY SHOWER! Being pregnant during a global pandemic probably wasn’t what you planned. And it sucks. Missing out on so many of the fun parts of pregnancy like meeting new mummy friends at ante natal classes,... read more
Lockdown fun for kids – rainbows!

Lockdown fun for kids – rainbows!

Rainbow themed fun activities for families in lockdown Im sure lots of you will have seen the posts on social media asking families to paint/draw/create a rainbow for their windows to spread some cheer during lockdown. So I thought I would do a quick blog post with... read more
What is a Doula?!

What is a Doula?!

Doulas have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Many families who come to me with their newborns have used the services of a doula and I have met several over the years. But I still wasn’t entirely sure of their exact role. So I invited the... 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
The most stress free Birthday party Edinburgh has to offer!

The most stress free Birthday party Edinburgh has to offer!

In my nine years as a Mummy I’ve hosted a whole host of different birthdays some “proper” parties, some more informal gatherings at home with family and friends. Have I enjoyed any of them? Um….. not a lot! I find being the hostess really quite... 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
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PROFESSIONAL

Anyone can claim to be a qualified newborn photographer but in fact there is no such thing. Anyone can buy a camera and call themselves a newborn specialist. but I don't believe they should. For this reason I am a proud member of BANPAS and delighted to be the only photographer in Edinburgh to have been accepted as a Pro level member. This means a panel of expert newborn photographers have assessed the quality of my images and agreed that my work is of Pro newborn standard. I train multiple times a year to ensure I am always working to the very highest standards as I know how special your first few weeks are as a family and I want to give you the very best experience and images to remember it by.

 

EXPERIENCED

So who am I and why on earth should you hand your precious days old baby over to me, a perfect stranger?! As a mummy myself I completely understand the enormity of that in itself! Brand new babies are usually only handled by family and trained medical professionals before they come to my studio and then you hand them to me. So you want to feel confident that I know what I am doing and your baby is in safe hands. Did you know there is NO qualification or official "training" or certification required to call yourself a newborn photographer? Literally anyone can buy a camera and call themselves a 'newborn specialist'. Those terms mean nothing unless they can be backed up by training, experience and knowledge. I guarantee you that I have all three! I have photographed around 500 babies since opening my business so you can relax knowing your baby is in expert hands.

 

baby photographer edinburgh
baby photographer edinburgh
TRAINING

As experienced as I am, I never want to rest on my laurels. I train several times a year with the best photographers in the industry. I want to offer you the very best experience from start to finish. As the only current Ambassador in Scotland to BANPAS I take my responsibility seriously and work to promote safety in our industry. In the past two years I have taken part in training on subjects including lighting, studio posing, family outdoor photography, maternity posing, GDPR and more.

I'M A MUMMY TOO!

When our second son was born I stepped out from behind the camera. Like most new mums I didn't feel great about how I was looking, my roots almost certainly needed doing and I probably had no clue what day of the week it was! But can you tell from those photos? Nope. All I see is love. The images of me holding him are the most precious photos of me in existence. Because we never thought he would happen. But he did. And he completed our family. So I get it, you're tired and you might not feel at your best. But trust me in a year or so when you look at those photos you wont see those things. You will see love. And so will your children when they look at those same images in years to come.

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Life beyond the studio..... Some silly nonsense about me!

  • Favourite smells: my children when they snuggle into me, freshly baked cherry pie and flowering jasmine
  • Favourite sounds: baby giggles, my children playing together, the sound of the sea and anything by Biffy Clyro
  • Favourite places: any beach in Caithness (my home county), Applecross and New York
  • My signature dish: I wish I could say something fancy but it's most likely lentil soup, Im a highland girl!
  • Go to treats: a bath, a cold glass of wine and a good book - bliss

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