Karolina Russell Photography

Family Photographer in Edinburgh and Midlothian

toddler with baby sibling reading a book - family photography edinburgh

Family Photographer in Edinburgh and Midlothian

Professional family photographer in Edinburgh and Midlothian – create and capture timeless memories with your family either outdoors or at your home and treasure these portraits forever.

Natural, relaxed, timeless family portraits

Do you feel intimidated by studio lighting and being told what to do in front of a camera but still want to capture special memories in beautiful portraits? Then a lifestyle family portrait photography session is perfect for you! It’s a wonderful way to enjoy time with your loved ones, watch your children play and get some beautiful photographs in return.


Together we will create a variety of heartfelt, timeless portraits that you can proudly display in your home and cherish for generations.

Outdoor Family Photography in edinburgh and midlothian

With an outdoor family photography session the aim is to capture connections, the natural smiles and create emotionally rich portraits. We are blessed with an abundance of stunning locations around Edinburgh and the Lothians including beautiful beaches, woodland parks and open fields – there’s a setting to suit everyone.



This type of photography session is perfect if you’ would also like to include pets or extended family. It’s an opportunity to capture a variety of individual and group portraits – of cousins, parents, grandparents and of course that important heirloom family portrait of everyone together.

Different seasons mean different looks


Will result in light, airy portraits with beautiful blossoms and blue skies.


Sessions take place in the evening to capture that beautiful golden hour.


Photography sessions will result in richer, darker tones and the vibrant colours of the season.


Portraits will be more neutral in colour and give a cosy feel as you will be wrapped up warm.

At Home Lifestyle Family Photography in edinburgh

If your home is where you feel the most comfortable and relaxed, then choose an at home lifestyle family photography session in Edinburgh and the Lothians. 


I will come to you and we will create cosy, natural, heart warming and storytelling portraits for you to cherish forever. I will direct you towards the most beautiful available light and all you’ll have to do is snuggle up and share the love!


Step One: Consultation

A dedicated time for us to get to know each other and learn about your dreams, expectations and to plan your perfect session.

Step Two: Your photography experience

Simply show up, sit back with a cuppa and watch me create beautiful, timeless portraits of the most special people in your life.

Step Three: Viewing and Ordering Appointment

The most exciting part is seeing your portraits and designing something special –
from beautiful wall art to smaller displays, albums and prints.

Step Four: Delivery

I will personally deliver your high quality products, all that’s left to do is to hang your wall art and admire your portraits every single day.

What clients say

two sibilings and a newborn family photography at home in edinburgh

Karolina was incredibly relaxed and approachable. We were running late when she arrived at our home but didn’t hesitate to take our newborn whilst we finished getting ready. She was fantastic with our older 2 children and I’m delighted with the photos she took. 

We had Karolina as our wedding photographer 7 years ago, and we have since been back for a family photo shoot in her studio. She is professional and great to work with. We love our pictures, they are excellent quality and a quick turn around too.

Everything was excellent! She was very pleased to explain everything. The photoshoot was very relaxing, she was very patient and very professional. The photos are stunning! I feel we did the right choice and would highly recommend Karolina’s services!

Family Photography in edinburgh Pricing

To secure your newborn photoshoot, a non refundable £59 session fee is payable at the time of booking. This covers your consultation, time in the studio and viewing appointment. After seeing your portraits, choose one of the collections displayed below, 

payment for this is due on the day you see your portraits (payment plans are available). 


Please note, if you don’t love your portraits, you are under no obligation to purchase anything. 

Package 2

  • Up to 1.5h photography session
  • In person viewing appointment
  • Full image editing and retouching
  • 10 gorgeous high resolution digital images
  • 5 8x6'' mounted photo prints

Package 3

  • Up to 1.5h photography session
  • In person viewing appointment
  • Full image editing and retouching
  • 5 gorgeous high resolution digital images

A wide range of beautiful wall art, print boxes and other gorgeous keepsake products is available to purchase in addition to the above collections. Have a look on my product page and feel free to message me if you are after anything different, 

I will do my best to help you find it!

Three reasons why you should hire
a family photographer…

One: To bring your family closer together

Life is busy. Take a chance to go on a very special family adventure – get together, slow down, reconnect and in return receive wonderful heirloom portraits that will tell your family’s story.

Two: To show your children that they matter

Children who grow up surrounded by their family portraits develop a rich understanding of where they come from and grow up with greater confidence and sense of belonging than those that don’t. By displaying photographs of your children at different stages of their lives, you are making a very public statement that you are proud of them.

Three: You will regret it if you don't

This one is as simple as that. I don’t know anyone who regrets having a professional family photoshoot, but I know of too many people who regret not organising it.

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