YOU + ME
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 mood of the baby and leave plenty of time for nursing and diaper changes. I am a mom so I know how it feels to come home with a brand new baby. I am gentle with you and my energy is soft and open!
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, but snuggling the babies is my absolute favorite!
BOOK YOUR SESSION
This includes the newborn session in the comfort of your home. Sessions last around 90 minutes and include natural and lifestyle photos with your immediate family members. I focus on the natural interactions of family members but I promise to direct you the whole time!
Session includes your all 60+ edited images in high-resolution. Want a smaller package? Choose your favorite 20 images for $995.
BUMP TO BABY
Maternity + Newborn
This is my most popular package! The bump to baby package includes the maternity session and in-home newborn session. The maternity session is best between 32-38 weeks and the newborn session is best within the first 4 weeks of life.
You will receive all 60+ images in high-resolution to download and keep from each session. The images are presented in a private online gallery that never expires. I also include a complimentary photo book to display the images from both of your sessions in print.
THE FIRST YEAR
Newborn, 6 Months, 1 Year
Don't miss a moment! This package includes 3 sessions to use during your baby's first year. The newborn session takes place in your home during the first month of life. The 6 month and 1 year sessions can take place inside or outside, and most clients like to bring a little cake to smash at the end of the 1st year session to celebrate!
You will receive all 60+ images in high-resolution to download and keep from each session. I also include a complimentary photo book to display the images from our year together.
when should we book a session?
For newborn sessions, feel free to book at any point during your pregnancy- the session is held with your due date. For maternity sessions, the ideal timeframe for a session is between 32-38 weeks. My weekend dates and Fall dates book up fairly quickly, so it's been to plan accordingly if you are looking for those spots.
what should we wear?
I suggest sticking to neutral colors like cream, grey, blue, hunter, brown. Avoid hot pink, bright reds, and oranges. Newborn babies can be in a swaddles or a little onesie- whatever fits their body the best. Adults look the best in solid tops, while kids can wear a little pattern.
what if we are awkward in pictures?
I get this question all the time! Do not stress. I can make even the most awkward person feel at ease. I'm not going to stare at you and demand you say 'cheese!' I will have you walk and hold hands, laugh at each other, play with your kids, and a million other fun activities to make you look like natural models.
what if we live in the east or South Bay?
If I can accommodate your location in my schedule, I am happy to do it! There is $150 travel fee for locations outside of the North Bay or San Francisco city limits.
GET IN TOUCH
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.