Experienced family & motherhood photographer specialising in maternity & newborn photography in Edinburgh.

Your little one is almost here, how exciting! Whether it’s your first or your fourth, it’s so important to freeze this moment in time. The days are long but the years are short and they truly do fly by! Your little one is going to be walking and talking before you know it!

As an Edinburgh newborn photographer, I’m here to give you a joyful and stress-free newborn experience that focuses on the delicate details of your new baby.


Your Newborn Photographer Edinburgh

You want the best for your baby and when it comes to newborn 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 newborn 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 newborn photographer you are putting your brand new 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 soothe your baby into beautiful poses for gorgeous images you will love forever.

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. 

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 newborn 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 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. I also have a small selection of newborn outfits you are welcome to use for your newborn photoshoot if you would prefer baby to keep nappy on throughout.

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

Behind the scenes with your newborn photographer Edinburgh


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

Rachael was brilliant, we are so pleased with the photos and the experience was great. Rachael was great with our wee one ensuring she was nice and chilled during the shoot to get lots of great images. She was super friendly with my wife and I and gave us some handy tips which were helpful. We would definitely recommend Rachael / beautiful bairns photography to others!

Kevin Pendleton

Absolutely loved our newborn photoshoot with Rachael! She was so welcoming and was very gentle and patient with our little one. Got so many lovely shots from the session – we can’t recommend Rachael enough!

Amy Rogers

Beautiful photos and a great experience at Beautiful Bairns Photography – Rachael made us feel completely relaxed and welcome, and both our newborn and toddler were happy and settled through the whole session. We’ll be back for more sessions as our children grow.

Kelly Hershaw

Rachael’s newborn photography is exceptional! Her stunning photos capture every precious moment with clarity and artistic vision. She has a remarkable skill in making babies feel comfortable and relaxed, resulting in natural and beautiful photographs. I highly recommend Rachael for anyone looking for timeless and breathtaking baby photos to treasure for a lifetime.

Shreyash Haria




To book your newborn 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 newborn portraits.

After booking your newborn photoshoot you will receive the following:

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

After your newborn 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 newborn session with a neutral theme
  • 2-3 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • Five high resolution, fully edited digital images via download link
  • Five 7″ x 5″ photo prints of your chosen digital images
  • Full use of studio props and accessories



Edinburgh studio newborn session with a green leafy theme
  • 2-3 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing
  • Ten high resolution, fully edited digital images via download link
  • High Resolution HD slide show with your favourite images
  • Ten 7″ x 5″ photo prints matching of your chosen digital images
  • Full use of studio props and accessories



Edinburgh studio newborn session with a pink floral theme
  • 2-3 hour session
  • Face to face photo viewing in the studio
  • Full gallery of 20+ high resolution, fully edited digital images in your private online gallery for download
  • 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
  • Full use of studio props and accessories
  • £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
  • £100 off your sitter session collection

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.

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


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


Get in touch

So I can answer any questions you have about a newborn photography experience


Book your due date

Pay your session fee and your date is in the diary. No crystal ball required!


Baby is born

Receive link to my calendar to choose your preferred date


Your newborn photoshoot

Come to the studio and relax as I create beautiful portraits of your baby

Want to chat?

Get in touch to book your no obligation consultation call

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.