Karolina Russell Photography

6 year old and 10 month old boys photoshoot posing

Mini Family and Kids Photoshoots in Edinburgh

Quick, Easy and Affordable!

Mini Photoshoots for Families and kids in Edinburgh

Quick, Easy and Affordable!

maternity posing with partner and two kids daughters studio photography

Mini photoshoots in Edinburgh are such a quick, easy and affordable way to update your children and family portraits or capture your pregnancy in beautiful, timeless photographs.


Taking place on selected dates only, at The Nest, Dalkeith  


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Capture your little ones and your family connections as you are right now – every day is special and your little ones will continue changing so quickly.family


baby and family photoshoots in Edinburgh

Mini photoshoots take place on set date only and are a fantastic way to capture your special memories without comitting to a full portrait photography experience. 


Would you love some gorgeous, professional portraits of your little ones but feel like you need a special occasion or a milestone to book it? 


Does the thought of having to convince your husband to participate in a 1.5h photoshoot sound very unappealing? 


Are you pregnant and want to capture just a few beautiful portraits with your bump but would prefer to invest more in a 

newborn photoshoot?


Worry no more! A quick, fun, easy and affordable mini session will leave everyone smiling! The kids won’t get a chance to get bored, husbands will love that it’s only 25 minutes long and in return you will have a selection of gorgeous portraits that you will be so proud to keep and display in your home. It’s a win – win!



Mini photography sessions take place on set dates only at The Nest in Dalkeith, Midlothian.



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Mini Photoshoot for babies in Edinburgh 

Perfect for little babas who are not quite newborns anymore, but still so little under 1 year old. This super short stage will fly by in a heartbeat and they will quickly change. Soon they will stretch up in height and lose their baby chub, those plump cheeks will be replaced by a more defined jawline and in no time at all their baby babbles will become words. 


This is truly a gorgeous time to capture, I promise you will absolutely love looking back at these portraits and your baby will too. Of course these lovely sessions aren’t limited to babies only, older kids also change so quickly and deserve to have beautiful portraits taken, so book them in! 

pregnancy photography in edinburgh 

Are you expecting and would like to capture this special stage in your life and your connection with your beautiful baby before they are here? Would you love to have a few gorgeous portraits that perfectly show that special bond you feel with the little one in your tummy? 


All this and more is now possible with a Mini Pregnancy Photoshoot which will take place in The Nest in Dalkeith. A quick, relaxed and simple photoshoot with an optional outfit change and resulting images that are beautiful, timeless and capture this stage perfectly. Set date only (18.02.2023) and very limited availability, so book yours now!

family photography in edinburgh

When was the last time you had a family portrait taken? Selfies don’t count! Although they are great, they simply can’t be compared with professional portraiture. And what better way to make the time stand still than in a quick, effortless, relaxed photography session that everyone will love! 


There is no need to wait for a special milestone or an occasion when you will all get to dress up, simply pick reasonably coordinated outfits and make a day out of it – nothing better than quality family time together, and with a special bonus of beautiful photographs in return.

What clients say

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We thoroughly enjoyed our shoot with Karolina at The Nest. It was completely seamless and extremely relaxed. She even made my partner who wasn’t so confident about the shoot feel at ease and relax into the photographs. I highly recommend Karolina Russell Photography for pregnancy/maternity shoots.

6 year old and 10 month old boys photoshoot posing

I took my boys for one

of the mini sessions and

Karolina was absolutely

lovely, very professional

and great with my boys,

the photos were

absolutely lovely and was no pressure or anything

it was all a great experience

and would highly recommend.

maternity posing with partner and two kids daughters studio photography

We love them all so so much. Thank you again.

You must be a magician, I

really don’t know how you managed creating this beautiful portraits in such a short

period with Gaia running away every few seconds. I’m very grateful, it was a wonderful experience.


Step One: Booking and Questionnaire

Simply choose a mini photoshoot time that suits you, select the package of your choice and fill out a short questionnaire to help me know you better and plan your session.

Step Two: Your mini photography session

Show up for your dedicated time slot and spend some lovely time with your nearest and dearest while I capture your beautiful portraits.

Step Three: Choose your portraits

Have a browse through your image gallery and select your favourites or opt to have them all.

Options to choose additional products such as prints, gifts and wall art.

Step Four: Delivery

Download and admire your portraits. It really is that simple!

Mini kids and family photoshoot Pricing

Package 2

  • 25min photography session
  • Online viewing gallery to view and download your portraits
  • Image editing and retouching
  • 5 of your gorgeous high resolution digital portraits
  • Facebook timeline cover collage

Package 3

  • 25min photography session
  • Online viewing gallery to view and download your portraits
  • Image editing and retouching
  • 3 gorgeous high resolution portraits on a USB

A full amount for your chosen package is payable at the time of booking. You can also upgrade your package upon viewing your portraits as well as choose additional products if you would like. 


Three reasons why you should book a mini photoshoot…

One: Your children will never be as little as they are now and they will change so fast!

There is so much focus on capturing formal portraits on the important milestones such as the newborn stage, first birthday or starting school. But in between and after those stages are important too! Your kids will never be at the stage they are at right now and there is no better time than now to start or continue creating your family heirlooms and portraits that will be treasured for generations. 

Two: It's affordable, quick and easy!

The value of these mini portrait photography sessions is truly amazing! The sessions are short and sweet which means nobody will get too tired or grumpy. The location is easily accessible and the whole session will only take up half an hour of your time. Why not make a day out of it and visit the beautiful Dalkeith Country Park or book a lunch at 

Lavender Coffee & Crumbs while you are in the area!

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

BOOK YOUR Mini kids and Baby Photoshoot in Edinburgh

 at The nest, dalkeith

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