Family Sessions

@ Lauriston Castle or Crichton Castle (Sunset)

Family Photography Sessions

Session Fee £75 for up to 10 people... so even Grandma can come.

Please plan ahead, August and September are our busiest months for outdoor family sessions, for these sessions we open our booking schedule 1 year in advance and bookings are taken on a first come first service basis. If you would like to go on our waiting list so you can be notified when these sessions come available then please fill out the contact us form below with your preferred dates and we will call you when it is time to book.

All bookings taken via our website will be confirmed via a quick phone call from our lovely staff, if you have any questions please feel free to ask them via 07546 987 017

As a Mum I know the idea of getting all the kids looking great, smiling and looking in the right direction while standing in the right place sounds like an impossible feet, but I am here to tell you I make the impossible happen!! How do I do it I hear you ask, well apart from a big handful of magic, its mainly comes down to making it fun and relaxed. What could be more easy going then a nice calm walk around one of my Castle locations, and add in a silly-billy photographer who all the kids laugh at and BOOM magic does happen.

When choosing which of our Castle locations is right for you there are a few things I want you to consider:

1: The ages of your children, while we can accommodate young children at both locations, we recommend Lauriston Castle for under 4 years olds, sessions times there are 2,3,and 4pm on weekdays.


2: The Size of you group, Larger groups (over six people) are also best at Lauriston Castle, it is also a very easy location for older family members to get around.

3: Your availability, do you work Mon-Fri 9-5? or do the kids have after school activities? if so the Crichton Castle Sunset session will be better for you as I do shoot out there most nights during August and September. 

4: The "look" you like the best. Have a look at the two galleries below, each location has different look to them. Lauriston Castle has a greener look, while Crichton Castle has a romance to its look. Consider which would look the best on your walls at home?

Leading up to your session we ask that you start to consider how you would like to display your family’s portraits. Is there a place above the fireplace in need of a family portrait? Does baby’s room look amazing, but with nothing on the walls? Would you like to create a family heirloom that can be handed down the generations, like a personalised album with handwritten messages of love from extended family members? Start talking to the extended family about how they would like to display their family member. With either small side-table art pieces or a personalised app for their phone so they can show all their friends when they are out.

I handcraft meaningful, timeless, pieces of art for you to display and while you can purchase digital images they are for safe keeping not hiding, so start thinking about how you will show your newest family member how proud you are of them.

Your photography session will be 1 hours, this allows time to photograph everyone individually and together. Two weeks after your photography session you are invited to come and view your images at our EH16 Studio.

How to get photo ready: I highly recommend you pack a bag with the following a couple of days before your session... we want everyone looking and feeling their best.

Your photography bag should include:

  • A change of clothes for everyone so if we have time we can have an outfit change giving you more choice.

  • Wipes, and lip gloss, saw lips do not smile and there is always a booger or a dribble. Every Mum knows what I’m talking about.

  • Snacks, and fully charged phones with kids entertainment, we will be busy in the session but it is always a good idea to bring something to occupy the little ones if needs be.

Having had a child myself I know how hard it is to get everyone else looking good and then have to turn around and get yourself ready, and for that reason we do offer a hair and makeup service, why not turn this day into something really special, Grandma, Mum and Daughter can all have their make up done and after the photography session the boys of the family can take you all out for a nice lunch. Portraits are more than just a great looking image they are a memory of a time gone, make it special and treasure not only with a beautiful portraits but also that wonderful day as well had by the whole family.

Below are a few ideas on what to wear to your photography session. I love planning out outfits with my clients, and often get my clients to text me photos of their outfits all laid out. With my fashion degree I have a eye for these thing so please feel free to ask me for help.

Contact Us

Castlebrae Business Center, 40 Peffer Place, Edinburgh, EH16 4BB
PH: 07546 987 017
Open hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00
Saturday and Sunday by appointment
Please plan ahead to avoid disappointment, as we generally are booked 2-3 months ahead.
We have two price list please click which option you would prefer:
Wall art & digital files 
Albums and digital files
Send us a quick message to see if we have spaces available.
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Crichton Castle Sunset Gallery

Lauriston Castle

Edinburgh Family Photographer

Diana strives to capture natural and enduring portraits for families that will be cherished for a lifetime. Family Photography sessions are relaxed and fun – set at Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh, or a place of your choosing.

Hiring a Edinburgh family photographer Diana Baker is beneficial in various ways. When you hire a family photographer, you’re getting personalized attention from Diana, a photographer who will take the time to get to know your family and take pictures of your family in a way that’s unique.

Another benefit of hiring a family photographer based in Edinburgh is that you’ll have a family photos to be cherished for a lifetime. This is why Diana welcomes you to view samples of her beautiful Scottish family photography she has taken, so you’ll get an idea of how well she does with family photos. Diana Baker Family Photography use the latest cameras and photography equipment which ensures that your family will look their best in the photos.

When you hire a Edinburgh family photographer like Diana Baker, your family’s experience will be unlike any other. Before you waste your time and money on a Groupon bargain, be sure to inspect their work beforehand, and ask for samples from individual sessions. Diana’s Family Photography has been critically praised for its authentic and candid approach. The benefit of hiring a Edinburgh based family photographer Diana Baker are many.

Another benefit of Diana’s family photography is that Diana draws on 15+ years of experience as a retoucher in the commercial/fashion industry. She considers no photo complete unless she’s removed the distractions from the background, adjusted the contrast, and enhanced its natural beauty into a stunning work of photographic art.

Diana is an experienced Edinburgh family photographer. Having earned a reputation as Edinburgh’s most sought-after family photographers. Being parent herself, she is very at ease with children of any age, and adults alike. Family Photography takes skill and experience. Diana knows how to pose a family, so that each member is clearly seen, comfortably posed, and at ease with the family group. Diana’s extensive experience in photography allows her to choose the best settings, make use of available light, and choose photographic angles that truly capture the essence of a family. Family photography in Edinburgh is her sole focus, and her status as an esteemed Edinburgh based family photographer are well justified.

​© 2020 by Diana Baker Photography,

Please dont use these images anywhere as they are wonderful little people with bright futures,

If you would like to use them please just contact us to find out how the right way.