What to expect – family photography

What to expect – family photography


If you’re looking for someone zany, wacky, loud, crazy, extroverted … Someone who turns cartwheels and makes monkey noises to try to coax a smile out of your toddler … Well that’s not me.

Family Photographer Edinburgh Donna Green Camera 1

A rare occasion when I’m both behind AND in front of the camera!

My style

When we get together for our session, you’ll find I’m quite calm, relaxed, unassuming, and easy going.

I’m good at talking to quiet, shy children and bringing them out of themselves, but if your child is a space cadet who’s happier zooming around and swinging from the trees, that’s fine too – I make a point of observing the action and capturing it for you.

You want the personality that’s already there captured, don’t you? So lets not manufacture it with stiff posing and “say cheese” grimaces.

Your photographs are taken outdoors to take advantage of the natural light and time of year, whether that’s in the glorious shades of autumn leaves, the daffodils in spring, or the vibrant greens of summer. Snow and frost are fine too, but if it’s wet or really windy we’ll reschedule.

What you'll love about working with me

As a family photographer in Edinburgh and the central belt of Scotland, I usually photograph families like yours on location at parks, beaches, farms, woods, in your garden, and I'm open to other suggestions for locations you might like. (Although a dark, north-facing room in a basement flat in the New Town might not be a goer!)

As I know exactly how frazzled you are, I’ll make it as easy as possible for you by guiding you every step of the way.

I even fully guarantee my work so if you don’t love your images, I’ll refund you.

Oh and don’t worry about rictus grins and the kids not “performing” – I’ll take care of all that so you don’t have to.

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When I photograph your family, I want to capture:

  • How you and your child or children interact, and how they and their father interact, if he's there with us. These are quite often different.List Element
  • How your children interact with each other
  • Group photographs of the whole family smiling and laughing towards the camera
  • More natural photographs of you all interacting with each other
  • Individual photographs of each child, finding the unique aspects of their characters
  • All this in different spots - the children could be climbing trees, running through fields, sitting in the wildflowers, or playing games. Something you usually all enjoy doing is best!
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The stuff you need to know about

1) Scheduling your session

2) Payment and contract

3) "What to wear" guide

4) Pre-session consultation

5) During your photography session

6) Your ordering session

7) Product delivery

8) Enjoy your beautiful artwork!

or perhaps you might like to know a little more about me first?


We had a family shoot last month and we are so pleased with the pictures.Donna is so easy to work with she instantly makes you feel at ease and as a result catches some wonderful and natural pictures.This is the second time Donna has done photographs for us and I will definitely be returning in the future.Her pictures of the kids are great and she has really captured their personalities. Thanks again.

Joanne S - Renfrew

Thanks to Donna Green who has taken some fabulous photos for me recently.  Highly recommended, professional and worth booking if you want some amazing shots and great company!

Annwen G - East Linton