Karolina Russell Photography

Welcome to Karolina Russell Photography

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Maternity and Newborn Baby Photographer Edinburgh

Capture your baby's beautiful milestones with heartfelt and minimalistic, gorgeous all white photography.


It’s a pleasure to have you here. I’m Karolina, maternity and newborn baby photographer and the heart and soul behind Karolina Russell Photography. My passion lies in creating stunning, timeless portraits for families in and around Edinburgh. 

As your baby photographer, my goal is to capture the heartfelt connections between you and your baby, while creating images that are simple and timeless. Specialising in maternity and baby photography, I mainly work from my home photography studio in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian.

Here I am in my happy place. I can’t wait to meet you!

Karolina Russell Photography


Timeless photography you will love

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


Specialist baby and newborn photographer

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. Trust that your baby will be in safe hands during your session, because I regularly invest in the latest training, in order to provide you with exceptional service and lasting memories.

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Raved about by other parents

Are you feeling a bit nervous about your baby’s photo session? It is such a natural feeling, after all your baby is the most precious thing in this world! Many parents have trusted me with their special moments. 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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It’s true what they say – your children’s first few weeks of life will fly by in a heartbeat, so you want stunning newborn portraits that will be simple, natural and will forever remind you of those early days with your baby just as they are – so pure, so beautiful and so special.

This is exactly what I specialise in, because creating gorgeous, timeless baby portraits is my passion and I would love to help you capture yours.


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Once we got to Karolina’s welcoming studio we couldn’t have felt more at ease. Her patient and gentle manner allowed us to not feel rushed and she took the time to understand what we wanted out of the shoot, and therefore she was able to capture our baby in a natural and thoughtful way. The process from booking, to photoshoot, to choosing our package and final images was incredibly smooth. We feel so lucky to have found her as our photographer and will treasure the photos forever.

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Karolina is such an amazing photographer. She can capture our perfect moments. The studio is clean, neat and tidy. You can relax and feel like home. We really like our family photos with our son and the coming little one. Highly recommend. We will come again.

I can’t recommend Karolina’s services enough, she was honestly amazing throughout the whole process. She made us feel so at ease, and had such a lovely, gentle and caring approach with our baby and 2 year old. She got the most perfect photos of our babies and has captured such a special time in our lives so beautifully. We are absolutely over the moon with our photos and can’t wait to display them in our home.


Karolina Russell Photography - Your Edinburgh Baby and Newborn Photographer

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


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backlit all white maternity photoshoot edinburgh

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. Bump to Baby packages available.

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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.

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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.

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vegan cake smash photoshoot edinburgh

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

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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

mum and daughter photoshoot edinburgh

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.



We had the loveliest mini shoot experience with Karolina. Communication was great throughout – from arranging the session, providing details of the day to the follow up zoom to go over the photos. On the day Karolina made us feel very welcome from the start – it was easy to relax in her company and in her lovely home studio. She had the magic touch with our boy Louis and captured precious moments for us to look back on and cherish in years to come.  We highly recommend Karolina – can’t thank her enough for such beautiful photos. Will be looking to book again in the future.

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We recently had our newborn photoshoot with Karolina. She was very helpful through the full process and the communication was excellent. Karolina made us feel welcomed and relaxed throughout the shoot. She was very helpful with settling our baby in between photos and feeding. We never felt rushed through any of it and she made sure we got all the photos taken we wanted. The quality of photos are outstanding, 10/10 would recommend.

9 month old baby photoshoot edinburgh

We recently had a sitter session with our 9 month old son and couldn’t recommend Karolina more. Her communication was brilliant from start to finish, she gave so much information on what the session would involve, how to dress and what to bring and immediately put myself and my baby at ease. The session was quick and really fun. Karolina is clearly a very experienced family photographer and gave really clear instructions throughout. She was amazing at getting my normally shy baby to warm up and show his cheeky personality. Her photos capture this stage so perfectly and will be a really special keepsake for years to come. 

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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Cake Smash Photoshoot Tips

Cake smash photoshoots have become a popular and such a fun way to celebrate a child’s first birthday over the last few years. To help you plan a perfect cake smash session, I’ve put together some valuable tips that will ensure stunning photographs and a fun-filled experience for everyone involved.

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

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