You fill your phones with endless photos of your kids yet feature in next to none of them.

You love the idea of a gorgeous family portrait to hang on the wall but the thought of actually having to get in front of the camera fills you with dread.

I want to change that!


Families Photographed


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I prefer to photograph families outdoors for a few reasons:


  1. Once kids can move, they want to! And trying to get a 2yr old to stay in one spot for more than a millisecond takes some serious ninja skills! Which is why I wont expect your kids to stand still, instead I let your kids run around and explore, and run around like a mad woman to capture them being themselves.
  2. Children can easily become overwhelmed, shy or intimidated in a formal studio setting particularly when introduced to a stranger who expects them to sit or stand still and smile on command. Outdoors is so much more informal and relaxed for kids and their grown ups.
  3. Variety is the spice of life! You probably don’t want endless images of your family all looking the same, posing on a plain background looking and feeling awkward. Outdoor locations provide a gorgeous mix of backdrops without the need for formal posing or forced smiles.

So what can you expect?

I wont ask your children to smile and I wont expect them to stand still!

Instead I will be silly, tell stories and amuse them with my endless repertoire of silly noises and bad dad jokes so we can capture genuine, natural smiles.

Your family photoshoot will feel more like a walk with friends than a photoshoot with plenty of fun, giggles and maybe even some bum wiggling!


If you’re not sure what to wear for your shoot why not check out my style guide?


If you want an outdoor family shoot but you’re not sure on where, I have a handy guide to locations.


We had a family photo shoot (2 grandparents, 4 parents and 2 children aged 1 and 2) with Rachael at Cammo Estate and we are absolutely thrilled with our photos! I was really nervous about the photo shoot before hand as I don’t particularly like getting my photo taken and having a very active 2 year old I wondered how it would all work! I’m delighted to say that after meeting Rachael for the first time we all warmed to her straight away and she was fantastic with the children!! She made them laugh and had techniques to get them to look at the camera which worked a treat! Rachael made us feel so relaxed about it all that it was actually a lovely experience and like a nice family day out! Rachael certainly knew where to go to take some beautiful photos in the estate, the backdrop to all of our photos is stunning! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rachael to others who are considering a family photo shoot, you will be surprised at how relaxed she makes it for you! Thanks Rachael for our beautiful photos, we will treasure them! 

Susan Mitchell


The family session fee is £60, payable at the time of booking. This secures your due date in the studio diary. No products or digital files are included.

If you are a returning customer you will receive a 50% discount on your session fee.


Digital only packages ideal for sharing with family.


professional family photograph of father and son by family photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography Edinburgh taken at Holyrood Park Edinburg

Your 5 favourite images provided as high resolution print ready files. Supplied via download link.



Your 10 favourite images provided as high resolution
print ready files. Supplied on USB Stick.



Your complete gallery of images (20+) provided as high-resolution print ready files. Supplied on USB stick.

Includes personalised Slideshow set to music.



Our most popular options featuring a mix of digital images and beautiful hand-crafted products.


Your 5 favourite images as digital files.

10″ x 10″ Framed print of your favourite image.

£450 (save £50)


Your 10 favourite images as digital files on USB.

Your choice of multi-aperture Pastel frame.

5 image mounted print box.

£795 (Save £155)


Full gallery of images on USB stick & personalised slideshow.

Your choice of multi-aperture Pastel frame.

10″ x 10″ single image frame

10 image mounted print box

£1150 (Save £200)

A range of professional print products are also available to order. 


We’ll have a chat about what you want from your shoot and I can help guide you in picking outfits and discuss options for the shoot.


We’ll keep things fun and relaxed and make sure we capture some beautiful timeless images of you and your family.


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

All of your images will be expe1tly retouched for viewing and displayed in a slideshow.

We will work together to create the perfect package to suit your home and budget.

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.

Blossom mini sessions 2019

Blossom mini sessions 2019

Blossom photo shoots 2019 This Spring I will be holding beautiful Blossom mini sessions in my central Edinburgh studio. Short & sweet sessions lasting 15 minutes which is plenty of time to capture a cute collection of images of your child.  Please note...

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Rachael x


3 Gorgie Park Road
EH14 1NL

07843 912692