Family Photographer Edinburgh

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!



Your Family Photoshoot

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!

Before your session

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.


During your session

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


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 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.



Unlike most photographers I do not charge a session fee. Instead you pay £99 to book your session and this is deducted from your chosen collection.

No need to choose a collection until you return to the studio to view your gallery of images. All images will be carefully hand edited to perfection!

Our Collections

Digital and print packages ideal for sharing with family.




  • 1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing in the studio
  • Five high resolution, fully edited digital images via dowload
  • Five 7″ x 5″ photo prints of your chosen digital images
  • Your choice of location within Edinburgh



professional kids photo of a boy cuddling a teddy bear smiling in front of a blue backdrop. Professional outdoor kids photos by kids photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography Edinburgh
  • 1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing in the studio
  • Ten high resolution, fully edited digital images via download
  • High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
  • Ten 7″ x5 ″ photo prints matching of your chosen digital images
  • Your choice of location within Edinburgh



professional family portrait photo of mum and two daughters stood in a poppy field by professional family photographer beautiful bairns photography edinburgh
  •  1 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing in the studio
  • Full gallery of 20+ high resolution digital images, fully edited in your private online gallery
  • High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
  • Three mounted 8″ x 6″ fine art prints of your chosen images
  • Personalised mobile phone app
  • Your choice of location within Edinburgh
  • £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
  • £50 off your next session

Products & Wall Art

A range of professional print products are available to order. Custom sizing available.

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.

How to book?

Babies are unpredictable so how do you book if you don’t know when baby is actually going to be born?


Book a call

I will call you & answer any questions you have about a newborn photography experience


Choose your date

From my online calendar


Come to the studio

And enjoy your session


Return to the studio

To view your edited gallery of images

Want to chat?

Get in touch to book your no obligation consultation call

Book Now

If you’d like to arrange a chat with Rachael

Please let me know when would be best for me to give you a call. I can answer any questions you have and you can find out if I am the right photographer for you.

black and white photo of Rachael the photographer at Beautiful Bairns Photography in Edinburgh