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 is for all women of all sizes. The Beautiful Bairns studio has maternity dresses to cater for all shapes and sizes. These photos are for you, nobody else so let me style you to look and feel as beautiful as your baby will think you are.

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!

‘The days are long, but the years are short’  Gretchen Rubin




If you are unsure what sort of images you would like I am always happy to chat things through before you even book your maternity photoshoot.

I know not everyone feels comfortable or confident in front of the camera but please dont worry! I am exactly the same, in fact I’m probably the worst model ever! 

Despite this I did two maternity photoshoots when pregnant with my youngest and they are some of my most treasured images. 

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 5 this year and still loves to point out that he was in my belly in my maternity photos!

If you already 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.

There is no right or wrong way to document your pregnancy so I will work with you and your style 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!

I promise you will leave my studio feeling like a queen!



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 over 20 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!

professional maternity photoshoot of pregnant woman wearing pink fabric on a pink backdrop by Edinburgh maternity photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography


If you prefer more natural unposed maternity photography we can choose a beautiful outdoor location.

Outdoor sessions are ideal if you prefer more laid back images in your own clothing. Perhaps in a  place that is special to you?

Please note that studio gowns cannot be used outdoors due to the delicate nature of the fabrics.

What our customers say

After looking at lots of photographers I finally chose Beautiful Bairns Photography for my maternity & newborn photography. I decided instead of having a pretty dress maternity photoshoot we would do a semi nude/artistic take on it and really focus on the beauty of the bump. The ideas and research that came from Rachael made me really confident in my choice of photgraphy style. I wanted the focus to be on how beautiful the pregnant body is and that is exactly what I feel we captured. I felt gorgeous and confident which was massively down to Rachael. When I arrived it was just like meeting up with a friend. We chatted all through the maternity photoshoot and at no point did I feel uncomfortable. I am so happy with the style and with my choice to go with Beautiful Bairns photography!

Hollie McGrath


Unlike most photographers, I don’t charge a session fee for the photoshoot itself. It is entirely free to attend your maternity photoshoot and have pictures taken. At no time are you are under any obligation to purchase a single image if you don’t wish to, in that case the photoshoot will have cost you nothing. 

£99 non refundable retainer required in order to secure your booking. This will be deducted from your final order.


Digital and print packages ideal for sharing with family.



professional maternity photoshoot of pregnant woman by Edinburgh maternity photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography

*  1-2 hour session
*  Face to face photo viewing
*  15+ images shown during your viewing in high resolution, fully edited, on a USB stick
*  High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
*  Ten mounted 8″ x 6″ prints of your chosen images
*  Facebook timeline cover photo collage
*  Full use of maternity gowns and accessories
*  £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
*  £50 off your newborn photoshoot



professional maternity photo of pregnant woman laying on her side

*  1-2 hour session
*  Face to face photo viewing
*  10 high resolution, fully edited photos on a USB stick
*  High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
*  Ten 7″ x 5″ photo prints matching of your chosen digital images
*  Full use of maternity gowns and accessories



*  1-2 hour session
*  Face to face photo viewing
*  5 high resolution, fully edited photos on a USB stick
*  Five 7″ x 5″ photo prints of your chosen digital images
*  Full use of maternity gowns and accessories

A range of professional print products are also 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.


Everything else you need to know before booking in your maternity photoshoot!


We will chat over your plans for your photoshoot and plan the perfect session for you. I’m always happy to help you with choosing outfits!


My aim is to make you feel like a goddess! Your body is INCREDIBLE and although I know you wont always see or feel it, I will remind you constantly throughout the session how gorgeous you look! We will pop some tunes on to help you relax and find your groove, you’ll have your very own wind machine and I will help you channel your inner Beyonce!


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.

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.


It is best to do this kind of session when you are around 30-34 weeks. We will chat over a cuppa and I will make you feel utterly fantastic! As my diary fills quickly its best to book before you are 24 weeks pregnant so you will have a range of dates and times to choose from. If you are already around 30 weeks please don’t worry I am more than happy to photograph women at any stage of their pregnancy!

Yes! I have a collection of stunning gowns and fabrics at the studio for you to choose from. Please note due to the delicate nature of some dresses they cannot be used for outdoor sessions.
Of course not! But I strive to make sure every woman feels like a GODDESS during their session and that you leave with more confidence and feeling more empowered than when you arrived! So if after a few outfit changes you want to show more skin we can do that too! All images are tasteful and created for you as a stunning reminder of this amazing time.
Yes of course! If you’d like to capture couple shots just let me know and I can advise on clothing choices for your partner, just let me know their gender and your preferred style!
Yes of course! This is an exciting time for all the family. Just let me know in advance and we can chat over styling and options for hair etc.
If you are going to be a single parent or your partner is unable to come along on the day please do bring a close friend/mum/sister along to join the fun! They will help you to relax, giggle, tell you how gorgeous you are and can even join in by helping with some fabric tossing for those gorgeous semi nude power shots!
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 😉
professional maternity photoshoot of pregnant woman by Edinburgh maternity photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography

Ready to Book?

Happy with everything you have read here and decided that I am the photographer for you? I am delighted!

Simply click through to view my calendar and choose your preferred date and time for your maternity photoshoot.


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Rachael x

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