Reviews for Edinburgh photographer

Some kind words …..

In a few words, Rachel was incredible.

sam fowler

She helped organize, plan and execute a perfect surprise engagement in Edinburgh for me and my fiancé. I did a lot of research before picking a photographer and Rachel without question does the best at capturing authentic and candid moments along with all traditional poses and shots. Her editing of each picture is what makes her stand out. I received so many compliments on our gallery after sharing with family and friends, and I only wish we lived closer so she could capture all of our big occasions. Thank you so much, Rachel!

We are so pleased that we decided to go with Rachel – she is hugely talented but also warm and the exact person you want around on your special day. Rachel met with us before the wedding which helped put us at ease and gave us time for a discussion about our needs. We really wanted candid shots that captured the essence of our day, rather than staged family photos. And she absolutely nailed it! She really took the time to understand what we wanted and captured our celebration and memories perfectly. Highly recommend!

Deena & James

Very friendly and good-natured. We instantly felt comfortable.

Leah & Andrew 

My husband and I got married at the height of the pandemic, so were unable to have professional photos taken on the day of. We booked a session with Rachel around our one-year anniversary, and it was fantastic! Both of us are awkward posing in front of a camera, but Rachel made it easy. She was very friendly and good-natured and we instantly felt comfortable. 

She was very knowledgeable on good spots to capture the best lighting and was a great sport when it started to rain on us -she kept on taking photos and we ended up with such fun photographs, where we both loved how we looked and how she caught our relationship. I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion!

engagement photography Dean Village edinburgh

Rachel was a dream to work with! She made us feel comfortable instantly (my husband and I are very awkward in front of the camera) and we love every shot she took of us. Rachel is a superb photographer and was also just a lovely human to spend an hour with.

Krista & Colin 

Thanks again for an amazing session!

Ona Chuckwanekedan

We had a wonderful experience with you in Scotland. Communication was great from the start, you made us very comfortable and you delivered our pictures on time. I especially liked your style of photography – not having us in awkward poses throughout but capturing moments, the smiles and laughter in the pictures were clearly from the heart as we were having a good time!

Also, you were able to keep our little one engaged throughout the photoshoot and the pictures turned out really well.

We had such a great afternoon with Rachel during our maternity photo shoot. It was a beautiful day and she helped us to feel relaxed and we had a lot of fun. Given I was 35 weeks pregnant, my mobility wasn’t amazing and I really appreciated that Rachel checked in regularly to see if I needed to rest or slow down. We are over the moon with the photos we received and would absolutely recommend working with her.

Emily Porth 

Thank you Rachel, we loved working with you.


After completing a review of our image library it became apparent that whilst blessed with lots of beautiful animal photographs, we were short of good shots featuring our visitors. We found Rachel Hein’s portfolio and were immediately taken with her ability to capture families and couples in a natural setting.

Our experience of working with Rachel has been excellent. From the outset, Rachel provided creative ideas and suggestions about shoot locations and is a natural working with people in order to capture the right photograph, especially with young children.

She helped make the whole process very straightforward for us and most importantly we are delighted with the resulting photography.

It is a well known saying that you should never work with children or animals.

Thankfully, Rachel was brave enough to help us work with both, and we sincerely hope to work with her again in the future.

I really loved working with Rachel, she captured my personality perfectly and the day was most enjoyable. The images are incredibly beautiful and I wouldn’t hesitate using Rachel for any upcoming projects.

Sara Smith | Revivre

One of the BEST experiences and our photos truly turned out even better than we could have imagined.

Carly Kelsey 

Our family photo shoot with Rachel was one of the best experiences and our photos truly turned out even better than we could have imagined. Rachel was so easy to work with from booking with her, to the actual shoot and then receiving our photos. We have a 2-year-old son and were a bit nervous how he was going to do during the photo shoot, but Rachel put those nerves to rest instantly. She had our son running all over the place and somehow still photographed some of the best shots we have of him! She truly captured who we are as a family with some really great candid moments and Calton Hill was the perfect location to showcase some of the beautiful landscape of Scotland!

Family photography Calton Hill Edinburgh

The whole wedding party enjoyed having you there and you read the group fantastically, knowing when we needed direction but happily going along with the flow of the wedding and capturing all the little moments that would have otherwise been forgotten. We were so happy when we received the photos, they really reflected the day we had and nothing looked (or felt) staged or posed. Thank you for listening to us and giving us exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t recommend you highly enough and we hope we have a reason to have you photograph us again in the future!


It felt like a friend was taking our photos.


Asking Rachel to take our wedding pictures was the best decision ever! I had worked with Rachel before and I knew that she would be perfect for our wedding. Rachel’s amazing gift is to capture those little impressions and emotions that are truly unique and special – at times funny, at times moving, and everything in between.

We wanted to feel “ourselves” in our wedding pictures and that’s exactly what the photos portray… all captured through the experienced and beautiful eye of Rachel’s camera! Always friendly and patient, with a subtle sense of humour, Rachel guided us gently through Edinburgh and it felt like a friend was taking our photos.

My family and I were incredibly impressed by our experience working with Rachel. She is a talented photographer and skilled people person and she was able to make the four of us feel at ease in front of her camera. Our five-year-old son was not at all comfortable with being photographed and Rachel was incredibly patient with him and gently and skilfully managed to bring him onside. As a result, we have an incredible collection of stunning images which we’ll always treasure.


We’ll treasure these incredible memories of our trip for years to come

Whitney & Gary 

My husband and I booked a session with Rachel to remember our trip to Edinburgh and cannot say enough good things about working with her. Rachel is talented, warm, and welcoming and will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. Our pictures turned out beautifully and we genuinely enjoyed our session. We’ll treasure these incredible memories of our trip for years to come. Thank you, Rachel – until next time!

We had a very small micro wedding so Rachel was much more a part of our day than most photographers and we really enjoyed having her with us to capture all those special moments. Right from the offset Rachel was very easy to speak to and discuss what we wanted and we absolutely loved her style of photos and relaxed professionalism. The day itself was perfect and we could not be happier with the photos we received from Rachel. Would absolutely recommend !

Thea & Jack

Everyone LOVED Rachel…

Lauren & Jen

We cannot fault Rachel and the service she provided for our wedding celebrations. Rachel is a lovely person, so friendly and down to earth – it was like she was an extra wedding guest. Everyone loved her! We have been delighted with the photos, they are just what we hoped for. Rachel has captured so many happy natural elements of our celebrations as well as the beauty of the area we chose to get married in.

wedding photography Monachyle Mhor

Rachel was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Despite a pandemic and only being able to meet her on our wedding day, she made us feel at ease and like she was part of our family. I would highly recommend her!

Lydia & Rob

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