The Beautiful Bairns Photography Studio has moved to a beautiful bigger space situated within the same building as Gymboree Edinburgh.

Private car parking, oodles of space and the same relaxed experience as always.

The Beautiful Bairns photography studio has moved and is now bigger and better than ever! Conveniently located just off Slateford Road, Edinburgh. Easy to get to from the city bypass, it is easily accessible from all parts of Edinburgh. The new studio is fully equipped for yours and baby’s needs including baby change facilities, toilets, free private parking and even a buggy parking room!

As a mum of two myself I know how overwhelming it can feel leaving the house in those first few weeks. I want to take all of those worries away! Private parking. Plenty of space. Comfy sofa. Delicious coffee. Herbal teas. And of course lots of gorgeous blankets, hats and other goodies so we can style your session to suit your taste!

The Beautiful Bairns studio is a home from home, you and your children will enjoy your visit and have everything taken care of for you so you don’t need to do anything but relax and let me capture your beautiful family for you.

Want to chat about what you are looking for? Simply fill out the contact form here and I will be in touch as soon as I can to answer any questions you have.


I couldn’t have been more relaxed coming to see Rachael for Lochlann’s cake smash session. It felt more like visiting and catching up with an old friend than an appointment, or something to check off my ‘to-do’ list. I had the pleasure of meeting Rachael a year ago when a random googling of ‘newborn photographers Edinburgh’ brought me to her website. I basically took one look at her portfolio and knew her style was exactly what I wanted for my son’s photos. The experience was so relaxed and calming to my hormonal, sleep-deprived, new-mommy self (not to mention the photos she took were absolutely stunning!) that I knew I would be coming back for Lochlann’s first birthday.

The cake we ordered from Fiona at Red Cherry Cake Company (per Rachael’s recommendation) turned out even better than I expected. We went with a ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ theme, and her ‘furry’ white cake with gold crown was stunning and fit in perfectly with the other props that Rachael always seems to magic out of thin air to perfectly complete our shoot.

I must say, Lochlann was a bit more reluctant to get his photo taken this time around. He’s just starting to walk and the last thing he wants to do most days is sit still. He was more interested in playing with her light stand and equipment than the cake that was as big as he was! Once again though, Rachael worked her baby magic and we managed to coax him into exploring and playing with the cake and captured some funny/adorable moments I can’t wait to visit over and over again.

Did I mention Rachael works well with the whole family as well? Both times we’ve come for a photo session my mother has tagged along as this is her first grandchild and she loves to be involved in everything. Rachael has been so kind and welcoming to her, never making me or her feel like she was a burden or an unwelcome spectator.

All in all, as long as I’m in Edinburgh I will be using Beautiful Bairns for all my family photo desires. I’m looking forward to the newest addition to our clan in a few weeks time and have already booked my newborn session with Rachael. Can’t wait to pull out all the girly bows and ribbons this time!

Anne Trodden

Mummy to Lochlann and Isla