Baby Photographer Edinburgh

Baby photographer Edinburgh – They are only this little for such a little while, how will you remember?

My clients call me the baby whisperer, when you choose me as your baby photographer you can relax knowing that you and your beautiful baby are in expert hands.

Whether your baby is days or months old we will create the best baby photography experience for you. Documenting every precious detail from dimples to flaky baby toes.


Your Baby Photographer Edinburgh

You want the best for your baby and when it comes to baby photography safety is key. Choosing someone with experience will be important to you so you can relax knowing I have over 12 years experience as a baby photographer. I have undertaken expert training in the safe posing and handling of babies as well as being a Mummy myself to two beautiful boys. By choosing me as your baby photographer you are putting your baby in the hands of a professional. All sessions are baby led, putting the comfort and safety of your baby first at all times.

The Beautiful Bairns studio has free on site parking, a big comfy sofa and all home comforts for you to enjoy! Log in to the wifi, enjoy a cup of tea (while its still hot!) and watch while I work with your baby to capture every delicious detail from smiles to sneezes!

Before your session

Babies are unpredictable! So I want to make things as easy as possible for you.

I only book a limited number of newborn due dates each month. This means no matter if baby arrives early or late you will have multiple dates to choose from for your photoshoot.

All we need is your due date and your £99 booking fee to get you booked into the studio diary. This is deducted from your chosen collection. 

Once baby arrives you access our calendar and choose the date for your session to take place. Easy!

During your session

Baby is Boss in the Beautiful Bairns studio!
As a newborn photographer Edinburgh I understand that babies are unpredictable. Sessions are entirely baby led with plenty of time for feeds, cuddles and clean ups!

We will chat over a cuppa and choose the perfect colour palette for your images so they look beautiful when on display in your home.

Then you can sit back, relax and watch as I get baby relaxed into a deep sleep and perfectly posed.

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 expertly retouched for viewing and displayed in a slideshow.

You can choose from the 3 newborn collections with the option to add on additional wall art if you wish. No hard sell, I promise!

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.

Do we need to have family photos taken?

You are under no obligation to have family or sibling photos taken at your newborn photoshoot. But most families who opt not to end up regretting it! Even if you never share the photos with anyone, imagine how special it will be for your baby to see how tiny they were in your arms. And how in love with them you looked! 

If you are considering it, I have a blog post with lots of additional information including what to wear to your newborn photography session. Why not have a read and see if it’s something you want to try?

What should baby wear

At the studio I have a huge selection of beautiful fabrics, hats, headbands, wraps and props.

For most newborn images baby will be naked so there is no need to bring any clothing. If you prefer for baby to be covered we can do so using beautiful fabrics.

This way you can still see how small and delicate baby is without being swamped by baggy clothing.

If booking a session for an older baby I recommend you bring a plain white vest and a favourite outfit. I have a selection of very cute outfits in the client closet that you are welcome to use for your baby photoshoot.


Behind the scenes with your baby photographer Edinburgh

What to expect from your baby photgrapher

Our photos are amazing! Rachael is so warm, welcoming and the photoshoot was so relaxed. She was very patient with our baby, even when he needed to be fed. We will be back to see Rachael again in the near future!

Lindsay Kinsman

We loved every second of our photo shoot with Rachael. She was very friendly and welcomed us in to her studio making sure we were comfortable throughout the time we were there.

Rachael handled our little boy (10 days old) gently and with a lot of care ensuring he was settled throughout the whole 3 hours we were there, his comfort was her priority and it put us at ease knowing he was in safe hands when being handled.

Thank you so much, we love every one of the photos! Would highly recommend to anyone

Carys Hunter

The best newborn photographer in Edinburgh! I can’t recommend Rachael at Beautiful Bairns Photography enough. So welcoming and patient, we couldn’t have been more delighted with our experience. Everything was so easy and we didn’t need to do anything other than drink tea, bliss! Our photos are incredible and we will love them forever.

Jennifer Austin


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Products & Wall Art

I am passionate about printing your photos! Your beautiful images deserve to be shown off and enjoyed every day. Not sat on a hard drive and looked at ocassionally. This is why all of my baby photography packages include complimentary prints. 

I know how time poor you are with a new baby so at your image reveal appointment I am on hand to help you choose the best products to suit your home and budget.

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.

If you would like to know more about our wall art options please click here.

How to book your Baby Photograhy session

Whether you are looking for a newborn photoshoot or an older baby session our booking process is very simple. Onc eyou get in touch you will be sent a link to my calendar so you can choose your preferred date and time for your photoshoot.

And if your babys nap time changes, no problem. You can reschedule to ensure baby is rested and fed before the photoshoot.


Get in touch

I will send you all of the information required proir to booking as well as a link to my calendar so you can check availability


Book your photoshoot

Choose from available dates and pick your preferred time slot



Come along to the studio and we can create beautiful images of your baby


Image reveal

return to the studio to view your edited gallery of images, custom wall art designs and place your order

Want to chat?

If you have any questions you can book in a consultation call where I can go over any details you are unsure of. Or come to the studio and we can chat over a cuppa!

Want to know more?

If you’d like to arrange a chat

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.