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Family photographer Edinburgh - 2 year old boy with red hair squatting down looking at flowers growing in the field

what to expect

​I’ll be honest. When you’re looking to get family portraits in Edinburgh done, you won’t find a loud “in your face” photographer here.

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.

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.


As a highly personalised service is important to you, my availability is rather more limited than that of photographers who pack in ten clients a day.  So don’t leave it too late to book me!

family portraits Edinburgh - little girls sitting in daffodils whispering

“Mmm’kay, right … After three we’re going to going to jump up, launch ourselves right at her, and knock her over, got it?”


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.

Family portrait photographer Edinburgh - infographic showing process of working with Donna Green Photography from start to finish
Family portrait photography Edinburgh - headshot of Donna Green of Donna Green Photography, Edinburgh

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