Edinburgh | Linlithgow | 0131 370 9209 - rebecca@rebeccaholmesphotography.com
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Welcome to my website! I'm really looking forward to meeting all of your children! 

With three little ones of my own, I know a thing or three about coordinating children in front of the camera. Some are camera-shy, some cannot wait to show off. I can get beautiful portraits of both!

I’ve created a school and nursery photography experience that is both distinctive and fun. I produce photos that show children at their very best, capturing their character without forced smiles. My school photography is the kind people want to proudly display on their walls, it’s a boutique photographic experience at a school photo price.


My team and I attend the school/nursery on set days. We set up a small portable studio, and with the help of school/nursery staff, photograph each child individually and each sibling group. 

To capture lovely, natural smiles we might use puppets, funny faces, funny expressions, tell jokes or generally be silly. However, we're also very sensitive to each child's needs – so if one prefers a quiet, gentle approach – we're there for that too. We're also very experienced with children with additional support needs.

While we do work fast, we don't rush. Our aim is to make sure that at all times, children are happy and comfortable. 

What to wear

For schools – normal, clean school uniform is perfect. We will do our best to ask children to straighten ties/hair/clothing before they are photographed. 

For nurseries – simple, unfussy, comfortable clothing is perfect. Our focus is on natural expressions rather than fancy outfits. Please avoid logos, bold patterns and neon colours if possible, and always make sure your child is dressed for the season... Cold children aren't usually very happy smiling!

After the Session

Approximately three weeks after the session the photographs will be made available in a private online gallery for you to view and purchase. 

The link to your online gallery will be sent to the email address you provided either to the school/nursery or when registering your child's place. 

Discounts are available on all purchases made within one week of the galleries going live, so do keep an eye on your emails. There are also discounts for anyone who wishes to purchase all digital files, of multiple children. 

Please click here to view a complete price list.


Digital downloads will be delivered to your nominated email address. 

Prints and products can either be delivered directly to your home, OR some schools and nurseries also offer the option of batch shipping, allowing you to save on postage – so keep an eye on your emails for that. 

who are we?


I’m an award-winning photographer with over two decades of experience taking photographs professionally. I’m also a wife, a musician and a mum of three who loves nutella, good coffee and fantastic G&Ts.

I am warm, gentle and super easygoing. There is literally nothing that can phase me. 

I bring an ease and cheer to my work that makes me excellent (in particular) with children and families. I adore kids and getting the most delirious giggles out of them at a session is one of the best perks of my job. 


I've a background in Media Libraries and Information management, so organising school photography is right up my street! I'm also a piano teacher and mum of two. 

After years of school photos of my children with unusual poses and odd expressions - I'm thrilled to be able to help Rebecca provide a better school photography experience. 

The school photos Rebecca has taken of my two are natural, relaxed and happy and my children love them!

One of the best bits of my job is getting to know all of your children - putting them at ease (and tidying up their ties!) ahead of having their pictures taken.
Rebecca is such a talented photographer. She took my children’s school photographs after the ones taken at the school were not the best. Received the photos today and they are so special. My husband said he couldn’t believe how she managed to capture their souls in a single photograph-praise indeed! Would highly recommend, Rebecca was so great with my children and it was a relaxed fun session allowing my children to be themselves rather than being asked to pose awkwardly.
Emma McGroarty
I recently took my daughters to a school uniform photo shoot with Rebecca Holmes as I’d never been particularly pleased with the official ones taken in school. Rebecca’s friendly and fun approach put both my daughters at ease straight away. She was professional and efficient, whilst taking the time to make sure details were just right. She created a lovely relaxed environment and captured beautiful natural and joyful moments between my daughters, with a good selection of different shots to choose from. The best school photos ever, I would highly recommend!
Pamela Barnes
Rebecca understands children and what makes a good photo. She has fun, puts everyone at ease and then gets amazing shots! We have had family, dance and school shoots and have been delighted with them all.
Zoe Gordon
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Frequently Asked Questions

We will present you with a minimum of three photographs per child, and two photographs per sibling group. 
In order to keep school photography prices low, we only perform a very basic level of editing across all images. We can provide a greater level of editing but would need to charge for our time. 
We make every effort to take photos of all children, however, sometimes they're not able to attend. We occasionally run wash-up sessions at our Linlithgow based studio, please get in touch to see if one is available. 
We do our very best to ensure each child looks as clean and tidy as possible before they have their photograph taken – but ultimately they are the masters of their own appearance!
No, sorry. In order to keep prices low our ordering system is entirely automated. The packages and products that are available are all we can offer. 
Yes! This was key for us after years of frustrating package buying. You can create packages with mixed photos of a child. 
You will receive an email when your child's photos are ready to view and purchase if you wish. That email contains a link to a video that steps through the ordering process in detail. Still stuck? Get in touch with us. 
No sorry, we usually only have time for individual and sibling photographs. 
No, we haven't. School photos are taken using special techniques to ensure colour accuracy. Every photo is edited in exactly the same way. This cuts down on time, which enables us to keep school prices low. 
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