Photographing your moments as if they were my own.

Hello and welcome! I'm Katie and I offer lifestyle portrait photography, focusing on newborns, families, and adorable milestones. I'm currently based in San Francisco and truly have the best clients- from tech CEOs to fellow artists, my clients become family and I am honored to photograph them. I serve the entire Bay Area and am also available for photoshoots in New York City. I look forward to making photo magic with you!

Finally, beautiful family photos that deserve a place on your wall.

Welcome to katie rain Photography

Your babies will grow up, but your photographs will stay little forever.

My business is bi-coastal! I offer family, newborn, maternity, and milestone portraits in both locations: the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. My studio is in Marin County (Sausalito) where I offer quick and easy mini sessions.

  Choose your session:

hilary & eric

Katie is a magician! We are so grateful that she can make us look this good!

allison & paul

Katie is a tremendously gifted artist. She doesn't see the chaos, she sees art.

jenn & ashley

Our kids constantly ask if Katie can come over for a playdate. We love her!

My goal with each photoshoot is to make it easy and stress-free. I genuinely love what I do and I hope that shows in my work.

I'm Katie Rain and I'm so happy that you are stumbled upon my corner of the internet! I started my business when my first daughter was born in 2011 and it has grown tremendously since then. 

Looking for a photographer that your toddler will love? I'm your girl!

Each session is unique, but my process is the same! I have a very calming and grounding energy that immediately will put everyone at ease. I like to look at the light and environment for inspiration, but will always follow the mood of the child or baby to get the best results.

I will suggest the best locations for the time of day we have selected, and I will direct and guide you during the photoshoot. You will never be left feeling awkward and I promise you will leave saying, "That was way easier than we expected!"

my process

- maren & Evan

Her bubbly personality put my family at ease and allowed for such a fun session. She is definitely an expert at her craft not just with her ability to capture the perfect moment but she is wonderful with children. I can’t wait to work with her again!

"Katie is a dream to work with!"

- Cynthia + brett

Katie Rain is a tremendously gifted artist. Her talent behind the camera is only surpassed by her disarming approachability that makes shooting with her a joyful experience for everyone. So grateful to be able to enjoy her photos for years to come!

"Katie captured our family dynamic perfectly!" 

- Anne + Colin

Katie is amazing! She has such a vision and talent for photography that doesn’t compare to anyone else we’ve worked with before. The fact that she’s a mom herself makes her sessions even better—she “gets it”! She helped make our family feel comfortable right at home and helped me remove the pressure I was putting on myself to make everything “perfect."

"She instantly put our kids at ease!"

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I will capture all the details and moments that you won't want to forget.

Is it time for a family photo makeover? I can't wait to capture some new memories with you!