What can you expect from a session with me? First of all, you can expect timely emails and great communication from me. I won't leave you hanging! During the session, you can expect me to roll with the flow of the kids and get on their level to make it fun for everyone.


You can expect the session to be pretty speedy and efficient! I don't like to waste family time and I've got this down to a science now. I will guide you throughout the session so you are never left to feel awkward or uncomfortable.


I genuinely love taking photos and meeting new people, so I approach each session with an open heart and creative drive!



I make you play!
I keep it simple
I use the environment



Newborn sessions typically take place between 1-3 weeks after the birth. The baby can be awake or asleep, and there is plenty of time to nurse or change diapers. I do not pose your baby in a basket or put them in a million different outfits. I use the natural environment of your home to freeze this fleeting moment in your life.


Family sessions involve a lot of playing and hugging! I might get a few images where everyone is looking into the camera, but mostly I get a lot of wonderful candid and genuine moments. I do not work on Sundays, so my Saturdays fill up pretty quickly. Please keep that in mind when booking a session!


Maternity sessions are typically best between 32-38 weeks. Most clients like to wear two outfits during the session, like a long maxi dress and then a more casual option. It's basically an engagement session with a pregnant belly!



Are you interested in a session or just have a question? Drop me a note!


Katie Rain is a nationally acclaimed professional photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, and family portraits. She is based in San Francisco, but frequently travels to Los Angeles and New York City. She is available for sessions worldwide.