with beautiful, timeless portraits you will treasure forever.

Capturing your child's first days, weeks, months and years
Maternity, newborn and family lifestyle photography Edinburgh and Midlothian

Welcome

It’s true what they say – your children’s lives will fly by in a heartbeat. Especially the newborn haze! You crave to hold onto the memories of those precious times. Turning to photographs will bring you straight back to those fleeting, love filled moments. Stunning portraits, that will be simple, natural and will remind you of these early days and capture your baby exactly as they are – so pure, so beautiful and so special.

I'm Karolina

a professional maternity, baby and family photographer based near Edinburgh, in Midlothian. My warm and comfortable home photography studio in Bonnyrigg provides an all inclusive service – from initial consultation to personal delivery of your beautiful photo products. I am here to help you start creating your family’s biography and capture your story with beautiful portraits of your children, so you can show them how much you love them and what an important part of your family they are.

Let’s make time stand still for a moment and create adorable images that become such an important part of your family’s story.

Natural, timeless photography

Simple, natural and minimalistic is the best way to describe my work – expect light, soft, organic pastels and greys, white backgrounds and subtle accessories. Effortlessly stylish photography without the distraction of bright colours, big props and trendy setups. Just natural, relaxed family portraiture that captures joy and authentic emotion, those magical, spontaneous moments and the beautiful character of your family, just as you are.

 

Did you know that children who are surrounded by family portraits grow up to be more confident? By displaying photographs of your children at different stages of their lives, you will help them develop a stronger sense of their family connections and belonging, while making a proud statement of how important they are to you.

Photography ignites the senses

When looking back at your portraits you will immediately remember their newborn smell, their first smiles and giggles, the touch of their hands when they first started exploring your face, their baby giggles when you first made them laugh and that wonderful feeling of snuggling them up when they slept. Allow me to capture all of this for you and create your family’s heirloom portraits, so that you can go back in time – any time.

A home from home experience

My home studio offers a perfect environment for newborn and baby photography sessions where we can take all the time that we need. It is so important that you and your family feel comfortable to come exactly as you are and enjoy the moment. We will have plenty of time for feeding, nappy changing, playing with older children and making sure everyone is feeling their best.

An all inclusive service

The service I offer goes far beyond just taking the photographs. When we work together I will be with you every step of the way and together we’ll capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Fiona Grieg

Having my childrens photoshoot with Karolina was a fab experience. It was a relaxed atmosphere which made it easier for me. She is so patient and nothing is rushed which means you get the best pictures. I also went to Karolina for my maternity shoot and again was made to feel so relaxed as i hate having my picture taken. Loved the end results. 100% reccommend to anybody thinking of having a photoshoot. I would not hesitate to use Rachel for any other photos I need – and I recommend her to everyone I meet!

Karminder Janjua

Booked my maternity and newborn photo sessions with Karolina. I was choosing between three photographers. Never knew she would turn out to be such an amazing person. She made us so much comfortable during both sessions. I would highly recommend her for anyone whose looking forward for a home like experience. My daughter is such a big fan of her as she has involved her in both the sessions so well. Thank you once again for Capturing the most beautiful moments of our life.

Sara Burt

​I’ve used many photographers over the years to capture my children’s childhood. Without a doubt Karolina has been THE BEST!! She’s got the world of patience with children of all ages and great fun with them. She is also very creative and can capture beautiful pictures that you would be proud to have enlarged onto canvas and hung in the livingroom (like i’ve done). Thank you so much for capturing my special moments in life.

So in love with our beautiful photographs of Ayla at 10days old. Thank you to the AMAZING Karolina for such a magical and personal experience. We now have a collection to treasure forever.

The Process

Regardless of which photography session you choose, you will receive a friendly first class service. Once you decide that we are the right fit and we set the date for your session (or due date!), we will follow these simple steps to ensure your experience is simple and enjoyable.

Step One: Consultation

Time to get to know each other! You can tell me about your hopes for the session and I will explain what to expect on the day. We will discuss styling, wardrobe choices and every little detail that will ensure an enjoyable, stress-free experience. 

Do you have any sentimental items or special heirlooms you’d like to include? Where in your home will your precious wall art be displayed? Questions like these will enable me to design a personalised session and create stunning portraits for you.

Step Two: Photography Session

With all the planning now done, it’s time to just show up and enjoy this special time with your family. I will look after you and your precious baby and create gorgeous, timeless portraits. Just sit back, relax and let me do the work.

Step Three: Viewing and Ordering Appointment

This is when we will work closely together to create the products that will be perfect for your family and home. Together we will design something special – from beautiful wall art to compliment the interior of your home and give your children a sense of belonging every single day, to smaller displays and albums that your family can browse through together on rainy days. 

Step Four: Sealed and Delivered

Finally seeing your images in print is the best part of the process! I only use carefully selected, professional printing labs to ensure that you receive the highest quality products possible. 

Depending on your order, the products will be ready within 2-4 weeks. I will personally deliver your portraits and ensure that you are 100% happy with them. 

All that’s left to do now is to hang and adore your wall art.

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Maternity Photography

A photography session designed to capture the beauty of your pregnancy and celebrate the incredible miracle of new life. Start creating your baby’s biography at this very special milestone, at the start of your journey together.

Newborn Photography

Capture the simplicity and natural beauty of your precious little bundle of joy. Beautiful, minimalistic newborn portraits that focus on the little details, with help of simple props and accessories. An enjoyable, stress-free experience in a relaxing home studio environment. 

Sitter Photography

Capture your baby’s developing personality, their chubby cheeks and those heart-warming giggles. Clean, simple, timeless portraits that will perfectly match your newborn images for a continuous look.

Cake Smash Photography

A photography session designed to capture the beauty of your pregnancy and celebrate the incredible miracle of new life. Start creating your baby’s biography at this very special milestone, at the start of your journey together.

Family
Photography

Capture the beautiful character and relationship of your family. Perfect for those with older and free-spirited children who want to run around or for families looking for a more natural portrait with their loved ones. A stress-free session, where you will get to simply enjoy an hour of fun with your loved ones.

Mummy and Me/Breastfeeding Photography

Specially designed for mothers and their little ones. Capturing the bond that no one else can understand, the relationship that’s so, so special and unique.

Want to work with me?
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Let’s have a chat and you can tell me how you’d
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