Maternity and baby photographer Edinburgh

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Maternity and Baby Photographer Edinburgh

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Capturing your baby’s first moments in gorgeous minimalistic and timeless, all white family, maternity and baby photos in Edinburgh

Hello and welcome

It’s a pleasure to have you here. I’m Karolina, the heart and soul behind Karolina Russell Photography. My passion lies in creating stunning family, maternity, and baby photos right here in Edinburgh.


My specialty is maternity and newborn photography and I work from my home photography studio in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. 


What sets me apart is my commitment to timeless baby photography that you’ll cherish forever. I believe in the power of simplicity. By using an all-white backdrop, distractions are eliminated, allowing us to focus on capturing the natural beauty and precious details of your little one.


As a mother of two beautiful boys and with over a decade of experience, I understand the overwhelming nature of those first weeks with a newborn. Your baby is always in safe hands because I regularly invest in the latest training to provide you with exceptional service and lasting memories.


Here I am with my most special ones – I’m excited to meet you and yours!

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Feeling a bit nervous about your baby’s photoshoot? You’re not alone. It can be daunting to trust a stranger with your baby, but rest assured that I genuinely care about you, your baby, your experience, and your precious memories. Professional and personal, caring and respectful, warm and supportive – these are just a few words my lovely clients use to describe their experience with me as their baby photographer.

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Your child’s life will pass by in the blink of an eye, and you want newborn portraits that capture their purity, beauty, and uniqueness. That’s where I come in. I specialize in creating stunning, timeless baby photos that will always take you right back to those early days with your baby. 


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What clients say

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From arriving at Karolina’s studio to receiving our photographs I was delighted with the experience. Karolina was brilliant with our newborn. The photographs we received are beautiful and now take pride of place
throughout our home.
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Karolina is a baby whisperer who managed to get fantastic newborn photos of my 5 week old girl when many others would have given up past the 2-3 week mark. She is lovely to work with and clearly passionate about
what she does.
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Highly recommend Karolina for a newborn photo shoot. The session was extremely professional yet incredibly relaxed. The pictures are beautifully natural and tastefully done. Couldn’t be happier and offers real
value for money.

Your Edinburgh Baby Photographer: What to Expect

Your experience with me is designed to be stress-free and all-inclusive. I aim to capture the genuine, spontaneous moments, joy, and authentic emotions within your family.


Simple, minimalistic setups and timeless photography are crafted to transport you back to the unique scent of your baby’s newborn days, their first smiles, and those tender moments of cuddling them to sleep.

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We start with a quick video call to get to know each other better. It’s the perfect time for me to understand your dreams, expectations, and for us to plan your maternity, family, or baby photoshoot in Edinburgh.

All you need to do is show up and relax with a cuppa while I work my magic to create beautiful, timeless portraits of your loved ones.

The most exciting part is seeing your portraits and customizing your order – from stunning wall art to smaller displays, albums, and prints.

In most cases, I will personally deliver your high-quality products. All that’s left for you to do is hang your wall art and admire your portraits every day.

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Beautiful photographs deserve beautiful displays. I’ve handpicked a range of exquisite frames, canvases, and handcrafted heirloom albums to complement your baby’s photos beautifully.

Together, we’ll explore various options to perfectly decorate your home.

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My homey photography studio, located in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, offers a warm, cosy atmosphere where we create natural, timeless portraits. It’s easily accessible and close to Straiton Retail Park if you fancy a little shopping or lunch after your session. 


CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT family, maternity or newborn photography session in Edinburgh

Maternity Photoshoot Edinburgh

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A photography session designed to capture the beauty of your pregnancy and celebrate the incredible miracle of new life. Start creating your baby’s biography at this very special milestone, at the start of your journey together.

Newborn Photoshoot Edinburgh

Capture the natural beauty of your little bundle of joy. Beautiful, minimalistic newborn portraits that focus on all the little details. An enjoyable, stress-free experience in a relaxing home studio environment.

baby Photoshoot Edinburgh

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Designed to remind you of your baby’s developing personality, their chubby cheeks and those heart-warming giggles. Clean, simple, timeless portraits that will perfectly match your newborn images for a continuous look.

Cake Smash Photoshoot Edinburgh

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This special birthday photography session consists of three parts: natural portraits to really capture your baby as they are at this stage, cake smashing fun to celebrate your baby turning one, and finally –
lots of splashing fun in a classic
bubble bath!

Family Photoshoot Edinburgh

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Capture the relationships within your family with a stress-free family photography session, where you will enjoy an hour of fun at your home or out in nature. Perfect for those with older children who want to run around or for families looking for a more natural portrait with their loved ones.

Mummy and Me Photoshoot Edinburgh

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Specially designed for mothers and their little ones. Capturing the bond that no one else can understand, the relationship that’s so special and unique. Mummy and me photography session will always remind you of the beginning of your journey together and the connection that only you share.

What clients say

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After much research I decided to choose Karolina to take my newborn pictures and I am so glad I did. A very relaxed atmosphere in her home studio and some great shots captured. Not only that, Karolina took the time to find out the interests of my 2 year old son and printed him pictures to colour when we were there. This meant for a wonderful experience all round. Thank you
! Can’t wait for
our next session
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Gorgeous pictures, outstanding service. We booked for a newborn/ family session. Karolina provided a very warm and welcoming environment. She was very accommodating for our 3yo too. We ended up getting a number of good pictures which was quite surprising given the chaos that our toddler created on the session and the natural difficulties presented by a newborn.
Would recommend her every time!

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Karolina is a highly talented and professional photographer as well as a genuinely lovely lady! She made me feel very comfortable and her studio is cosy and relaxed. I took my son for his photoshoot at 3 weeks old and I was amazed at how brilliant she was with him! I was expecting to have to change his positions and handle him myself however from the second she began shooting she took over and I was told to sit back and enjoy my coffee – bliss!

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Karolina Russell Photography is a maternity and newborn photographer in Edinburgh, specialising in creating beautiful, organic and natural looking maternity, newborn, family and baby portraits.

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