Karolina Russell Photography

Newborn photographer
in Edinburgh and Midlothian

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Welcome to Karolina Russell Photography

Capture your precious little bundle in beautiful, timeless portraits that will stand the test of time. 

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Newborn photography that’s all about your baby.

White background, no props, no bright colours, just subtle accessories.


♡ You live in or around Edinburgh

♡ You love the look of simple, timeless newborn portraits, taken on a white backdrop, that will look as good in 10 years time as they do today

♡ You think that the best newborn photos are those that focus on each baby’s unique features rather than perfect posing and props

♡ You value warm and professional service and attention to detail

♡ You want to make sure your baby is in safe hands during your newborn photoshoot

♡ You want a newborn photographer who cares  about you as a new parent and ensures a comfortable and relaxed environment for everyone involved

♡ You are looking for a photographer who understands what you are going through in those fragile first few weeks after having a baby

♡ You understand the importance of capturing your family story in beautiful photographs

When your precious baby is born, everything will suddenly change and time will start to fly. 


As the months and years go by and your little one grows, you will wonder how is it even possible that they could once fit into your hands so perfectly.


Even years from now, your beautiful newborn photographs will take you back to those first few days and weeks of your journey as a parent: the beginning of life as you know it now.


If you love the idea of beautifully natural newborn photography, captured on all white background, you will love the image gallery and wall art that we will create for you.  


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Babies are so perfect just being themselves, which is why I strive to capture the simplicity and natural beauty of your baby. 


All those unique expressions and features stand out beautifully against the white backdrop and beautiful, minimalistic newborn photos are created while using simple organic colours and soft, natural fabrics.

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Karolina made our whole family feel at ease once in the studio and especially made our older daughter feel comfortable. She was also fantastic with our newborn and I was more than happy for her to take the lead in positioning him for the photographs whilst I sat back, relaxed and enjoy a hot coffee! Amazing!


We recently had a newborn photoshoot with Karolina. She was friendly and professional throughout, and the resulting pictures were amazing! She made the session so easy, even with our two year old present! Would definitely recommend and would be more than happy to use her in the future

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Recently had a newborn and family shoot with Karolina and would thoroughly recommend. She was very accommodating while also providing great direction for the shoot.  We viewed the photos today and Karolina spent plenty of time talking us through various options and really helped us create something in our vision. Would definitely recommend!


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 newborn session.

Step Two: Your photography experience

Simply show up to my home studio near Edinburgh, 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 newborn 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 newborn portraits every single day.


An enjoyable and stress-free experience is guaranteed with all newborn photography sessions which take place in my fully equipped, warm and welcoming home studio near Edinburgh. 


It is the perfect home from home environment, where we can take all the time we need.


Rest assured that your baby is in safe hands as I regularly invest time and money in training and learning from the world’s best newborn photographers and have photographed my very first newborn back in 2014. All you have to do is sit back, relax and drink your (hot!) coffee or tea, while I will take care of the rest.

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Karolina Russell Photography

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

As a strong believer that your newborn photographer should be someone you connect with and trust to capture these precious first moments of your baby’s life, I would be honoured if you chose me.

I photograph little babies on the white backdrop, just as they are – focusing on their unique features, rather than perfect posing and props. No baby is ever too old to be beautifully photographed and I truly believe that family photos should be printed and displayed! 

I would love to capture your special memories. Message me and let’s book your newborn photoshoot in Edinburgh!



A home from home family and newborn photography experience in a small, cosy and perfectly equipped home studio photography room, where we will create the most natural, timeless portraits for you.


Located in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian it is easily accessible and perfect for newborn photography in Edinburgh. It is also really close to Straiton Retail Park if you fancy a shopping trip or some lunch afterwards. 

What clients say


Had a fantastic experience with Karolina in a recent newborn photo shoot. Really personable and great with our baby and the end results were totally top notch.

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We had a great shoot with Karolina who was so good and patient with our daughter. She went above and beyond to accommodate and get us the shots we wanted. The photos have turned out amazingly well and we are delighted, we’ve booked in for a cake smash already.

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We’re delighted with the results of our newborn photoshoot. Karolina done an excellent job of capturing our requirements and the results were amazing. She was very professional and organised throughout.


To secure your newborn photoshoot, a £59 session fee* is payable at the time of booking.


Digital Packages are as follows:
Package 1 is £499 and includes all your images, 10 mounted prints and a bunch of other bonuses
Package 2 is £399 and includes 10 digital images and 5 mounted prints
Package 3 is £299 and includes 5 digital images.

*Session fee covers your consultation, time in the studio and viewing appointment.


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




♡ Up to 3h photography session

♡ In person viewing appointment

♡ Full image editing and retouching

Package 3

  • 5 high resolution
    digital images

Package 2

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

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 be more than happy to source it for you!


To ensure your newborn session can take place when baby is still beautifully tiny, it is best to secure your newborn photography session during pregnancy.


This also gives us plenty of time to prepare and for you to get to ask all of the questions you might have.


When you are ready to book, we will mark your due date in my calendar and will pencil in a few available dates for your session. Once your baby is born, simple let me know and we will confirm the date of the actual session in my Edinburgh studio. 


Yes, yes, yes! Did I say yes? Absolutely!


Regardless of whether it is your first or fourth baby, all immediate family members should participate. I believe that sibling portraits in particular are so special and should be prioritised.


They have just received the most precious gift from you – a friend for life! And even thought they might be enemies at times, there is nothing like the beginning of the sibling journey and it should be beautifully captured.

Three reasons why you should book a newborn photoshoot in edinburgh…

One: To help you remember

Soon your baby won’t fit in your hands as well as they did in those first few weeks. Their tiny little feet will grow in no time, and the way they curl up and snuggle will soon be replaced by rolling and sitting. Newborn photos will capture all these details and help you remember the beginning of your journey together.

Two: To help them remember

Give your children an opportunity to look back at their first few weeks and at the start of their life with you. Seeing their newborn portraits displayed around the house will help them grow more confident and develop their sense of belonging within your family.

Three: You might regret it if you don't

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

What clients say


Hi Karolina, we just wanted to say how delighted we are with the photos. It made us quite emotional looking at them and they look even more amazing in the prints and on a large screen. Every photo just captures him beautifully. Thanks so much again for helping us to capture such special memories.


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