Your Edinburgh Maternity Photographer

Capturing the Miracle of Motherhood

I truly believe that every woman should have beautiful portraits of her pregnancy, to not only look back on when your child has grown, but also to share with them. My own children love to see photos of my pregnant belly and I bet yours will too.


Maternity Photography Edinburgh

Maternity Photography Edinburgh by Beautiful Bairns Photography.

Pregnancy is such an exciting time for your family, I am blessed to be welcomed into your bubble for a short while to celebrate it.

There is no right or wrong way to document your pregnancy. We will work together to ensure you have gorgeous maternity images that you will treasure forever, and your baby will be able to look back on for years to come.

You will leave my studio feeling like a queen!

Maternity photography is for all women, of all sizes, and our studio has maternity dresses, accessories and silks to flatter all body types. Whether your style is bold or modest we will create a stunning gallery of images to showcase your bump in tasteful portraits you will be proud of.

Before your session

If you are unsure what sort of maternity photography you would like, I am always happy to chat things through before you book.

I know not everyone feels comfortable or confident in front of the camera, but pleasedon’t worry! I am exactly the same, in fact I’m probably the worst model ever. Despite this, I had two maternity photoshoots when pregnant with my youngest, and they are some of my most treasured images.

If you would like to make the experience truly special and pampering you can opt to have your make up done professionally. Justyna is fantastic at making you feel like the best version of yourself, not like anyone else. You can see her website here to see examples of her work.

These photos don’t have to be for anyone else – they are for you. But if you do choose to display them at home, I guarantee that your child will love seeing themselves as a bump. My youngest is 7 this year and still loves to point out that he was in my belly in my maternity photos.

Can my older children join the session?

If you have older children, then they are very welcome to join in the photoshoot.

This can involve getting dressed up in a beautiful gown or keeping it much more simple, in your usual family style.

Unsure which you would prefer? Just drop me a message and we can chat over what would work best with your children, based on their age and personality.


Can my partner take part?

Yes of course. Partners are very welcome to take part in your maternity photoshoot. After all this is an exciting time for both of you.

I am happy to help with clothing choices for your partner, so that they feel comfortable.

If your partner is female, they are also welcome to utilise the studio wardrobe if they wish.



Can I use your dresses?

Choose from my selection of maternity gowns, keep it casual in your own clothing or bare that beautiful bump for those gorgeous Vanity Fair style glamour shots!

The studio wardrobe has a growing collection of dress options to choose from, a stunning selection of fabrics and even crowns for those of you who want to look AND feel like a queen!

Please see our maternity photoshoot blog for our current maternity photoshoot wardrobe options.



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.

We will work together to create the perfect package to suit your home and budget. You can see examples of our wall art options here.

Your digital images will be available to you on the same day as your appointment.

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.

When is best for maternity photography?

Most maternity phtographers recommend to do this kind of session when you are around 30-34 weeks. However if you are already past this please do not worry. Please feel free to get in touch at any stage of your pregnancy.

We will chat over a cuppa and I will make you feel utterly fantastic! If you are expecting twins/multiples I typically recommend we schedule your maternity photoshoot earlier in your pregnancy. I recommend between 26-30 weeks so you are as mobile and comfortable as possible for your materity photoshoot experience.


Do I need to bring anything?

Your make up bag is great to bring along for touch ups and changing your look to suit different outfits. I will provide nipple covers for you to use (and keep!) so no need to bring anything unless you have a dress/outfit/prop you want to incorporate into your images. A nude coloured thong is helpful if you are unsure how much ski you want to show 😉




After looking at lots of photographers I finally chose Beautiful Bairns Photography for my maternity & newborn photography. I felt gorgeous and confident which was massively down to Rachael. I am so happy with the style and with my choice to go with Beautiful Bairns Photography!


Hollie McGrath

I was so excited before the shoot and felt like a queen during and after! Rachael was friendly, professional and made me feel very comfortable throughout the session. I would definitely recommend everyone no matter what shape or size to have a maternity session as it is a huge boost in confidence and you will have the special images with your bump to treasure for life!

Sarah Gordon


Maternity Photography Edinburgh


To book your maternity photoshoot your session fee is payable at the time of booking.  You will choose your preferred collection when you return to the studio to view your gallery of maternity portraits.

After booking your maternity photoshoot you will receive the following:

  • Session guide to help you prepare for your maternity photoshoot
  • Access to my client closet and styling advice via phone or zoom call (optional)

After your maternity photoshoot we will schedule your return visit to view your edited images. In person viewing & ordering appointment with refreshments and wall art deisgn service.


Session Fee: £99


The Collections

Digital and print packages ideal for sharing with family.




Edinburgh studio maternity session with a classic theme
  •  Pre session consultation via phone (optional)
  • Session guide to help you prepare
  • 1-2 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • 5 high resolution, fully edited digital images via download
  • Matching 7″ x 5″ photo prints of your chosen digital images
  • Personalised mobile phone app
  • Full access to client closet



photograph of newborn baby girl on green fabric
  • Pre session consultation via phone (optional)
  • Session guide to help you prepare
  • 1-2 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • Ten high resolution, fully edited digital images via download
  • High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
  • Matching 7″ x 5″ photo prints matching of your chosen digital images
  • Personalised mobile phone app
  • Full access to client closet



Edinburgh studio maternity session with a floral theme
  • Pre session consultation via phone (optional)
  • Session guide to help you prepare
  • 1-2 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing in the studio
  • Full gallery of high resolution digital images, fully edited, in your private online gallery for download
  • High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
  • Three mounted 8″ x 6″ prints of your chosen images
  • Personalised mobile phone app
  • Full access to client closet
  • £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
  • £50 off your newborn photoshoot

Products & Wall Art

I work with one of the best professional only print labs in the country. They offer gallery grade wall art products so that you can enjoy your pregnancy portraits for years to come. Your child will love to see themselves as a bump!

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.

You can see examples of our wall art options here.

How to book?

You may have never booked a photoshoot before so here are the simple steps to take to book your maternity photoshoot.


Get in touch

I will answer any questions you have about your maternity 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 and plan your wall art

Want to skip the chat?

If you’d rather not chat and just want to grab your date and get booked click below!

Get in touch

If you have any questions about a maternity photoshoot experience

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.