You know the kind of photos you’d love to have hanging on your wall – natural and beautiful images of you and your loved ones, images that tell your very own visual story.

My shoots are always fun and informal. Your session’s all about you and your favourite people enjoying your time together. You won’t have to “perform” – you just need to relax and be yourselves.

As well as your personalities, I’ll capture the shared moments you’ll want to hold onto – the bear hugs, and the belly laughs – in all their honest and spontaneous glory. Keeping things relaxed and using natural light wherever possible, means I can get the candid and creative shots you’re after.

I’ve lived in Edinburgh since 2003 so I have a wealth of local knowledge about great locations in what’s got to be one of the most photogenic cities on the planet. But if there’s a place thats special for you, please let me know.

If, on the day of your session, the weather decides it’s not going to cooperate, or if your kids are unwell. You’ll have the option to reschedule.


or arrange a chat with me over the phone

mini sessions


Mini sessions last around an hour and take place in your home or outdoors. I have some great location ideas and plenty of experience shooting in client’s homes. Don’t worry if you don’t have a favourite spot in mind or you’re not sure if your home will be suitable, please ask and I can help you decide what type of session will work best for you. Mini sessions are are best suited to a maximum of four people. 

* Available Monday to Friday.


Family photography Edinburgh

Thank you so much, these are

Really so delighted, especially that the personalities of the kids shine through.

Jen Bird

FAMILY sessions


Family sessions usually last one to two hours. I’ll keep shooting until I have all the shots I need, as long as everyone’s happy! Sessions can take place in your home, outdoors or a combination of the two. I have some great location ideas and plenty of experience shooting in client’s homes, so don’t worry if you don’t have a favourite spot in mind, I have plenty of suggestions. You’ll get a wide variety of images, including lots of candid shots and if you’re a larger family everyone will be well represented in the photos!





Your session can take place at an outdoor location you enjoy spending time in, your home or a combination of the two. Home sessions are a good option for younger children and babies, or kids who aren’t so comfortable with new people. If you’d like an outdoor shoot, but don’t have a specific spot in mind, I’m more than happy to suggest settings that will suit the kind of photos you want.

On a mini session we’ll be together for up to an hour and family sessions usually last up to two hours. This might seem like a long time. But, in my experience, it can sometimes take a while to get the best from your session, especially if there’s quite a few of you! That said, I’m very much guided by you, your kids and how you’re feeling.

Whichever location you choose, if we’re out and about, we can start by having a stroll, exploring our surroundings and getting to know each other while I snap away. I might suggest some poses, but never anything forced. I concentrate on working spontaneously, so I can capture your family as they really are, instead of the way they think they should be because they’re in front of a camera.

The best pictures are often the ones where everyone’s focused on, or interacting with, one another. So, be warned! I’ll be encouraging you to let your hair down and play, joke, and chat.

Doing these things means you’ll feel relaxed, your expressions will be genuine, and I’ll be able to create timeless images of you and your loved ones that I hope will bring back lots of happy memories!

All packages


A beautiful set of photographs, each one digitally enhanced and edited.

A password protected online gallery to share with family and friends. You’ll be able to view your edited photos in the gallery and share them to social media, if you wish.

The photos that you choose as part of your package will be available to download from your gallery as high resolution, print ready files.

I have a beautiful range of fine art prints and books and a framing service. If you are planning to frame your photos I would highly recommend considering getting them professionally printed, my fine art prints are well worth the investment!

Overseas shipping is available for prints and albums.


Your edited photographs will be ready to view within 3 weeks of your session.

Prints can be ordered through your gallery and if you would like to order framed prints and products, please ask about my framing service. You can make a free appointment with me so I can help you with the selection process.  I have a beautiful selection of frames, books and wall art samples for you to have a look at and I can help you to decide the best way of displaying your favourite images in your home.

I love these photos so, so much!!

Thank you

for making our trip to Edinburgh incredibly memorable. We had so much fun with you and you made us feel right at home.

Heidi & Will

portrait / lifestyle sessions

Do you love green spaces, beaches, or prefer a more urban backdrop? We’ll find a location that suits you and fits the mood you’d like to capture. During your session, my focus will be making sure you feel at ease and creating images that reflect who you are, as honestly as possible.

Couples sessions


Although these shoots are great for engagements, they’re not just for people who are tying the knot! There doesn’t need to be a special occasion. They can also be a great way of treating yourself and your other half to a shared experience.

If you’re visiting Scotland, your session will mean you’ll have a unique, personalised memento of your trip. One that will be around long after you’ve polished off your shortbread and savoured your last drop of whisky!

Your shoot will last one or two hours. If you know which landmark, street, or part of Edinburgh’s impressive skyline you’d like as your backdrop, we’ll use it. Whether you love green spaces, beaches, or prefer dramatic views, this city will have a location that suits you and fits the mood you’d like to capture. In your session, my focus will be making sure you feel at ease and creating images that reflect who you are, and the connection between you, as honestly as possible.

I’m also happy to travel to other parts of Scotland, I do love an excuse to head out of town! * Travel expenses apply. 


Vacation sessions

Whether youʼre celebrating a special occasion or enjoying a visit to Scotland, weʼll find a location that suits you and fits the mood youʼd like to capture. The session will last one or two hours and, as well as going home with some beautiful photos youʼll also get to experience the city from a localʼs perspective – I know all the best spots!

I’m also happy to travel to other parts of Scotland. * Travel expenses apply. 

Rachel was


to work with and delivered some amazing shots of me and my friend’s girls weekend in Edinburgh.

Louise McLoughlin
Family photography Edinburgh



A £100 deposit is required to secure your booking with the remaining balance due on delivery of your gallery. Images will be released for download and products delivered once full payment has been received.

Payment is by cash or BACs transfer. Overseas clients can make payments through Paypal, if necessary.

If you need to cancel your booking or reschedule due to illness please give me as much notice as possible. If you have an outdoor shoot planned and the weather is not cooperating I’ll give you the option to reschedule.



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Family photography Edinburgh


Relaxed and creative photography for families, couples and brands. Rachel is a friendly, experienced photographer working in Edinburgh and across Scotland.

T: 07973 779223


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