Maternity Photographer in Edinburgh
and Midlothian

Maternity Photographer

in Edinburgh and Midlothian

Welcome to Karolina russell photography

Are you considering booking a maternity photoshoot in Edinburgh or Midlothian?

 

Do you love timeless, simple, heartfelt images that will truly stand the test of time?

 

Then you are in the right place!

 

I’m Karolina, your local maternity photographer based just outside Edinburgh. I am here to help you capture your pregnancy in beautiful, timeless portraits either in a studio or an outdoor setting.

Maternity Photography in Edinburgh

Pregnancy photography celebrates the incredible miracle of a new life and a very special milestone in your family’s story. This is your opportunity to embrace your body and create irreplaceable, timeless images that you will treasure forever.

 

Have you noticed that special feeling you experience when stroking your bump and feeling your baby hiccup? That subtle smile and glow that fills your face when you think about your little one and imagine your future together? These emotions are what I will capture… the warmth, the love, the anticipation and your connection with your baby.

WHEN TO BOOK YOUR MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT?

The best time for a maternity session is when your belly is nice and round but you are still feeling relatively comfortable. Anywhere between 32-34 weeks is ideal, so try and book your session as soon as possible after your 20 week scan.
 

If you are already further along and would like to book a last minute maternity photoshoot, get in touch to enquire about my availability. I might be able to squeeze you in. We will take it slow and allow plenty of time for you to rest, so you don’t get too tired. 

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

We will work together to plan your perfect session – the tone and style, the location, wardrobe choices and all the little details. Your session can take place at my home studio near Edinburgh, or in an outdoor location. Thankfully we are spoiled for choice with so many amazing locations for photoshoots in Edinburgh and the Lothians!

When you come to the studio for your your pregnancy photography session you’ll find a relaxing, enjoyable environment (you absolutely do NOT need to be a model to have your photos taken!). I will ensure that you feel amazing by choosing the lighting, poses and angles that will flatter and emphasise your personality and beauty.

Together we will create stunning images that you will be proud to display and share with your family and most importantly your baby as they grow.

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Studio maternity photoshoot

Like the rest of my studio photography work, maternity photoshoots in the studio are shot in my signature all white style which ensures that your images will forever remain classic and timeless.

 

Studio sessions are naturally more formal and really focus on you rather than the background. My small home studio provides a comfortable, home from home experience where you will feel comfortable and relaxed.

 

Choose to wear your own clothes or borrow one of my beautiful dresses.

 

I will gently guide you into the most flattering poses and capture your connection with your baby in images you will treasure for lifetime. Studio setting will also allow you to comfortably rest as much as you need, so if you are struggling with things like pelvic pain or Hyperemesis Gravidarum, it might be a better choice than the outdoor session.

 

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OUTDOOR MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT

Outdoor maternity sessions take place in a chosen location over the warmer months of the year (although winter sessions are possible too!).

 

Outdoor session might be perfect for you if you love nature and want the background to enhance and add to your images.

 

Another thing to consider is the light – choosing the time of day and the location can really make or break your experience and resulting portraits. A soft morning light in a woodland will achieve a more dreamy look, and a sunset session on a beach will have a slightly different vibe.

 

Keep in mind shooting outdoors will involve some walking and at times there might not be a bathroom nearby in case you need it. 

 

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HOW IT WORKS

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 pregnancy photography session.

Step Two: Your photography experience

Simply show up, relax and and watch me create beautiful, timeless portraits of you and 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

In most cases 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

5/5

I went to Karolina for my maternity shoot and was made to feel so relaxed as I hate having my picture taken. Loved the end results. 100% reccommend.

5/5

Karolina is very professional and knowledgeable. She is super understanding about pregnant women. The editing was natural and we like the tone she uses.

5/5

Karolina is great with kids and makes everyone
feel at ease. A true professional,
she has thought of everything so
you don’t have to worry!

Pregnancy Photography Pricing

To secure your maternity 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 newborn portraits, you are under no obligation to purchase anything. 

 

ALL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES INCLUDE:

♡ Up to 1.5h photography session

♡ In person viewing appointment

♡ Full image editing and retouching

Package 2

£349
  • 10 gorgeous high resolution digital images
  • 5 8x6'' mounted photo prints

Package 3

£299
  • 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!

your Professional maternity photographer 

in Edinburgh and Midlothian

Hi, I’m Karolina. I’ve been a professional pregnancy photographer for 9 years now.


I believe your maternity photographer should be someone you connect with and feel relaxed around at such a precious and fragile time of your life.

 

I have also been in front of the camera both times I was pregnant with my sons – once in the studio and once outdoors, so I really know what it feels like! At the time I did not feel beautiful or comfortable, but I am so happy that I went ahead with it both times.

 

The images truly take me back and these portraits are some of the ones I treasure the most. I would be honoured if you chose me as your maternity photographer.

Three reasons why you should hire
a maternity photographer…

One: It's a special way to celebrate your pregnancy journey

This is a time in your life like no other. Take a moment to slow down and focus on just you, your baby and the significance of your journey together. Honour your body, remember how beautiful you are and allow me to capture the memories that you will love to look back at.

Two: It's a great way to capture the life before

Once your baby joins your family, everything will change. Regardless of whether it is your first or youngest baby, your life will never be the same. Show your baby how loved they were, even before they were actually here.

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 pregnancy photography session, but I know of too many people who regret not organising it.

How can i help?

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