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CAPTURING WONDERFUL SCHOOL PHOTOS DURING COVID

What a crazy time we’re living in just now! This time last year, I don’t think anyone could have anticipated the huge changes we've been through the last year. One of the biggest blessings for our household, and I’m sure a lot of homes has been getting our children back to school. Lockdown was such […]
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PREPARING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS OR PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

Booking a personal branding or small business photo session can be a huge step! Especially for those of us who are a bit photo shy. Rest assured that it is a fantastic thing to do for your business – professional photography can make a massive difference to how your business is perceived. It's also a […]
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OUTDOOR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

What a pleasure to capture this wonderful family and their latest edition the other day! Due to Covid-19 this session was a little bit different from my normal newborn family photograhy; It was all outdoors (usually newborn sessions start indoors) Because it was outdoors, we were careful to choose a day which was nice and […]
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REMEMBERING A GLORIOUS SMILE

Today my family in Australia will hold a funeral for my dear Great Aunt. Aunt Maud was a big inspiration for me. A loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother who was hugely involved in her local community. She had a wonderful warmth and generosity about her which I always admired. I have very fond memories of […]
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WHAT FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN LOCKDOWN IS LIFTED

I am so very excited to get back to photographing! Especially with all this gorgeous weather we've been having! It's perfect for an outdoor family photography! Documenting people's lives is such a passion of mine and I've really missed it! I hope this message finds you healthy and coping as best you can with the […]
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5 reasons you’ll love an outdoor family photoshoot

My favourite photos as an Edinburgh family photographer  My favourite photos of my family are the ones that make me smile whenever I look at them. Shots of my kids giggling with each other at the park, splashing each other in the sea, or shrieking as my husband chases them around a field. I love […]
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How can you use branding photography?

Why branding photography is so much more than headshots When you think of branding photography, you tend to think of those face-to-the-camera headshots you see all over LinkedIn. Now don’t get me wrong, headshots are great! But they’re just the tip of the branding photography iceberg. And having the full spectrum of branding photography can […]
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6 Reasons to Frame Your Family Photos

Family photos have a special kind of magic about them, don’t they? They bring you joy, make you smile. And they can even give you a glimmer of hope when you’re starting to lose the plot! And that’s one reason why you should frame your family photos. Because nothing this beautiful belongs on a memory […]
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The power of personal branding photography 

How important is personal branding for small business owners, really?!  As a small business owner, personal branding photography is a key component to building your brand. But objectively, is branding really that important? Well, yes! People spend £4 a day on their morning Starbucks. iPhone owners are tribal about their choice of phone. Range Rovers […]
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Scottish Book Trust Event Photography

I was thrilled to be asked by the team at the Scottish Book Trust for some commercial children’s photography of their recent author event. Morag Hood, author and illustrator of some fantastic kid's books, came to Wester Hailes Library, Edinburgh, for an afternoon of Storytime and craft. The library has been hosting a Bookbug exhibition […]
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Where should you have your newborn photoshoot?

Studio or at-home? How to choose the newborn photoshoot that suits you. The first few weeks of your baby’s life are going to be incredible. Because they change so much! The peach fuzz on their cheeks, the cupid bow lips, even the colour of their eyes can change! And it all happens so quickly, and […]
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10 Tips for Managing Stress in a World Gone Mad

The world events of the last few years have been enough for a full lifetime. Managing anxiety and stress is a battle for many, myself included. When it feels like the world is on fire, it's hard not to get panicked. So I thought I'd try to help, by listing the things I've learned to […]
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5 Reasons Why Learning Photography is Great for Kids and Teens

As a photography teacher, I reckon there are huge benefits to teaching kids to take photographs properly. Photography is so integral to kids lives that learning how to do it has almost become a bit of a life skill. Rewind to the 80s (yes, I'm that old), and I remember a roll of 36 film […]
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The Ultimate Guide to Brand and Business Photography in Edinburgh

Coming in February! All you need to know in order to get fantastic brand and business photography in Edinburgh. Update on 28th Feb 2022: It's here! THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY, BUSINESS PORTRAITS AND HEADSHOTS IN SCOTLAND
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What Not To Do During Your Family Photo Shoot

If you're investing in family photography to capture and remember these wonderful years… You need to be beyond delighted with your images! I'm always giving advice about outfits, posing, preparing and locations but what about what you shouldn't do? That's pretty important too so let me tell you what you need to avoid doing if […]
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What is brand photography? Why do you need it?

Heard of brand photography but have no idea what it means? You're not alone. I sometimes feel that brand photography is a bit of a buzz-phrase amongst photographers, but that in reality, very few business owners really know what it means. Brand photography is an experience, it's WAY more than just a set of professional […]
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Women! Please Get in Front of The Camera!

Why it's important to be in photographs and how to feel better about it! I had the pleasure of presenting a talk yesterday for the Bonnie Bairn Fair! I spoke about how we encourage Mums - in fact, ALL women - to stop shying away from the camera. This is an issue that affects women […]
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Your No-Nonsense Guide to Small Weddings

Intimate weddings. Mirco-weddings. Once something niche, now becoming the norm. Covid has scuppered the plans of so many couples since early last year.  I was due to be part of the wedding party at a very special wedding in Australia in March last year. We had to cancel our flight literally eight hours before it […]
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Don't Let Covid Stop You Supporting Local This Christmas

There is no doubt that Christmas shopping this year will be yet another annual event changed from the normal because of COVID. Where once we rushed around busy shopping centres, fitted in lunch hour retail during hectic days at the office and generally stressed ourselves out with frantic last minute shopping trips, this year will […]
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TEN WAYS TO MAKE COVID-HALLOWEEN ONE TO REMEMBER

It’s been one heck of a rollercoaster of a year! But to hear that now our usual tradition of guising (Trick or Treating for those not in Scotland) has to be called off is another in a long list of blows, especially for kids. My children adore this time of year, dressing up, going to […]
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CAPTURING WONDERFUL SCHOOL PHOTOS DURING COVID

What a crazy time we’re living in just now! This time last year, I don’t think anyone could have anticipated the huge changes we've been through the last year. One of the biggest blessings for our household, and I’m sure a lot of homes has been getting our children back to school. Lockdown was such […]
read more
Rebecca Holmes Photography

PREPARING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS OR PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

Booking a personal branding or small business photo session can be a huge step! Especially for those of us who are a bit photo shy. Rest assured that it is a fantastic thing to do for your business – professional photography can make a massive difference to how your business is perceived. It's also a […]
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Rebecca Holmes Photography

OUTDOOR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

What a pleasure to capture this wonderful family and their latest edition the other day! Due to Covid-19 this session was a little bit different from my normal newborn family photograhy; It was all outdoors (usually newborn sessions start indoors) Because it was outdoors, we were careful to choose a day which was nice and […]
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REMEMBERING A GLORIOUS SMILE

Today my family in Australia will hold a funeral for my dear Great Aunt. Aunt Maud was a big inspiration for me. A loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother who was hugely involved in her local community. She had a wonderful warmth and generosity about her which I always admired. I have very fond memories of […]
read more
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WHAT FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN LOCKDOWN IS LIFTED

I am so very excited to get back to photographing! Especially with all this gorgeous weather we've been having! It's perfect for an outdoor family photography! Documenting people's lives is such a passion of mine and I've really missed it! I hope this message finds you healthy and coping as best you can with the […]
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FEATURED IN VOGUE!

So chuffed to announce that not one but TWO of my images from a recent newborn photo session were selected by Vogue for their Photovogue website. I love these two photos - such wonderful family connection!
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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER WEST LOTHIAN

I had a great time capturing this family of six! We had a lovely day for it, with beautiful early spring light. And considering it was a session with TWO toddlers, it went brilliantly! Mum was amazed that I'd managed to get a photo of all four looking at the camera... I'm sure it was […]
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WHY HIRING A HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER IS SO IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

During my recent headshot mini session, I had the pleasure of meeting Monica and Donald from Your Treasurer. A Dad and Daughter team, they were a lot of fun to work with! While developing their new website they realised they could really do with some new headshots. Below are the headshots they had on their […]
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EDINBURGH NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

I had SUCH a wonderful time photographing this family! The light was STUNNING! So many photographers focus their baby photography on very new newborns. I can understand why I guess - they're all tiny and fragile. And while I love photographing newborns, I also LOVE photographing older babies. Photographing your baby when they're older means […]
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HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY EDINBURGH

Everyone needs a work pal. But working as a freelance photographer is a pretty solitary job! That's why I'm really lucky to have my pal Rachel from Rachel Kelly Photography living not too far from me. Rachel and I met for our regular catch up, but also to capture a few new headshots for each […]
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DUNFERMLINE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

This family invited me to take some photos as they welcomed their newest addition. What a privilege! We met at their home in Dunfermline in the early afternoon. I don't think I've ever seen a big brother quite so devoted as this one. Whispering wee jokes into his baby brother's ear - so very cute! […]
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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IN EDINBURGH

There's nothing I love about my job better than getting to follow a family through their journey. Simon and Louise came into my life when they were newly engaged, and I have captured every major occasion since. Their engagement, wedding, and each of their newborns - I've been there with my camera! I feel really […]
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10 RULES FOR CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER

I had the pleasure to be asked to write a guest blog post for the Bonnie Bairn fair's founder and manager, Deby. In the article I countdown the top ten things I think everyone needs to consider when looking for a photographer to capture your precious families memories. In fact, the rules apply whether you're […]
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PR PHOTOGRAPHY SCOTLAND

Deby, founder and manager of Edinburgh fantastic Bonnie Bairn fair needed a portfolio of images to use for press, print and social media. The aim was to refresh and uplift the company profile, while demonstrating the values of the brand. We spent time discussing colours, the feel of the photos and what they'd be used […]
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20 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

Just for a bit of fun, and by way of getting to know the person behind RHP a bit more, here's 20 things you may not have known about me! I'm an Australian who first fell in love with a Scotsman, then fell in love with Scotland. I have three beautiful daughters aged 10, 6 […]
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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY EDINBURGH

I had the absolute pleasure of being asked to photography this gorgeous family, just one week after their gorgeous wee girl arrived. After a quick cup of tea and a chat we spent a lovely relaxed morning capturing these gorgeous images. The winter light was absolutely stunning - pouring in through the windows. Baby E […]
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SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY SCOTLAND

WOW! What a week! I've just finished photographing Springfield Primary School in Linlithgow, and what a great time I've had. 5 days, 412 students plus classes, sibling groups and teacher headshots. What a wonderful school, so warm and welcoming! I'm really looking forward to continuing to work with this school throughout the year, and back […]
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BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHY SCOTLAND

Charlotte at CR Cleaning, whose business is based in Bo'Ness, was looking for professional images to update her website. A mix of headshots and actions shots were required capturing the team looking after people's homes. Charlotte kindly arranged for me to tag along for a cleaning job - what a lovely bunch of ladies! I had a […]
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PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS EDINBURGH

I was honoured to be asked to photograph professional headshots of the ScotlandIS team. They're a fabulous group of people doing amazing work driving Scotland's digital economy. Their website was in desperate need of an update, especially the 'meet the team' pages which had included cartoon characters as profile pictures rather than actual photos! As usual with […]
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BRAND AND HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY LINLITHGOW

I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to do a personal branding photography session with pianist Gina Baker. Gina was keen to replace the photographs on her website, and have some available for performance programmes and various publications. She needed a mix of headshots, general shots of her playing and some that could be […]
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BRAND AND HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY LINLITHGOW

I had a great afternoon with Helen from HH Social capturing so images for her social media and website. We focused on her interacting with clients, showing her warm and friendly nature, which is so integral to her brand. We also used the opportunity to capture some headshots, and I was able to provide Helen with a […]
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THE GRANARY - CAFE PHOTOGRAPHY

I had great pleasure in spending a morning capturing a set of marketing images for The Granary cafe in Linlithgow. Owner Gillian was keen to get a portfolio of photos which could be used on her website and in social media. We captured general photos of the cafe, the action, some of the customers and […]
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TOP TIP: THE FOUR CORNERS RULE

So many people have been asking me for lessons in taking better photographs, and while I'd love to run a course, I probably won't have this up and running until the winter. So for now, I thought I would share a series of #toptipTuesday posts with easy ways that everyone can improve their photography.To be […]
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HOW TO ENSURE YOUR FAMILY LOOKS THEIR BEST ON CAMERA

What do you think is the number one thing that spoils family photoshoots? Poor weather? Badly behaved children? Nope! It's what you wear! It might seem a bit arty, but I can assure you that what you wear to your photoshoot it is as fundamental to a good picture as the right focus on my camera. […]
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