The Beautiful Bairns Photography Studio

The Beautiful Bairns photography studio is located in the beautiful suburb of Barnton, Edinburgh. Conveniently located close to the city bypass, Forth Road Bridge, M90 we are easily accessible from all parts of Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians. Our home studio is fully equipped for your needs including baby change facilities, bathroom, free private parking and even a perfect prep machine! Previously based in a city centre building with parking restrictions our clients now have plenty of private and on street parking available to them. Which is one less thing to worry about when leaving the house with your newborn baby! We are very close to Corstorphine, Blackhall and Cramond and easily accessible from other areas of the city.

As a mum of two myself I know how daunting it can be to leave the house during those first few weeks after a baby is born, it feels like you are packing for a round the world trip! So I have a well stocked supply of most things you could need from nappies to nipple covers. You name it and I have probably thought of it!

For breastfeeding mums I have a breastfeeding cover supplied by Infinite Mommy for you to use if you wish, I know it can feel exposing and embarrassing trying to feed your baby especially in front of other people. But by no means feel like you need to cover up, believe me I’ve seen a lot of nipples over the years so they don’t faze me at all! If you are bottle feeding I have a  perfect prep machine that you are welcome to use while here.

I want you to be able to relax and enjoy your time here. I have a large selection of caffeine free and herbal teas for you to enjoy if you are avoiding caffeine. If not we can top you up with a great cup of Scottish Blend or your coffee of choice! The studio is stocked with everything you might need for your session from delicate newborn headbands to soft cosy hats and wraps. We have a selection of outfits for older babies and of course plenty of blankets to choose from.

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 secure your booking with me? Simply fill out the contact form here and I will be in touch as soon as I can to get everything organised!


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