Newborn 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 Edinburgh newborn photographer you can relax knowing you and your beautiful baby are in expert hands.



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. 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 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.

Behind the scenes with your newborn photographer Edinburgh

What our customers say

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


Newborn Photography Edinburgh


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!

The Collections

Digital and print packages ideal for sharing with family.




Newborn photography Edinburgh
  • 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



Newborn photography Edinburgh
  • 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



Newborn photography Edinburgh - colour photograph of newborn boy wrapped in a swaddle with a small pillow underneath his head taken by Edinburgh newborn photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography
  • 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

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.

How to book your Newborn Photoshoot

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


Book your due date

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


Baby is born

I’ll send link to my calendar to view available dates


Pick a date

Ideally before baby is 3 weeks old

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.