WE EMPOWER MOMS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
Find yourself in front of my lens. Find your confidence, and feel yourself embrace that amazing body of yours.
Be PROUD, feel AMAZING and EMBRACE your body.

 

During pregnancy your body is doing incredible things! While you go through these changes, I strive to make timeless images that EMPOWER you.

I am so passionate about Maternity Portraiture; it’s truly my biggest passion. I love how amazingly beautiful the female body is. As a woman, you are incredibly strong and have made it so far in this journey already! 

This is the time to think about YOU because once this little human is born, all you'll think about is them.

My team and I work with established hair and makeup artists who are available to come to the studio for your 

session. This gives our Moms a moment to rest, and be pampered. 

My team will transform you into the powerful woman that you are inside, while you enjoy a much needed break.

This service is available for all studio sessions so all you have to do is show up!

Ready to be pampered?

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How to prepare for your maternity photo shoot.

Pregnancy is a special time of your life and for many women, (although you may not feel like it) you are at your most beautiful state right now. 

  What better way to commemorate and cherish this journey to motherhood than a professional maternity photo shoot?

Here are a few tips to help you look and feel your best in your maternity photo shoot.

 

MATERNITY AND PREGNANCY

Maternity photo sessions are all about you as a Mother and your newborn baby. The experience with me is completely custom to your wants and desires. As a Professional Photographer, you can rely on me to guide you through posing and be confident that I have the skills to photograph your beautiful baby bump in its most flattering poses and positions. I have countless amounts of experience in posing expecting Mama's to create the stunning imagery you find on my website. My specialty is to take everyday women and make them feel and look fabulous! You will have full access to my client closet of designer maternity gowns ranging from size 0- 26. I pride myself on creating an experience that is made for every woman, regardless of size. I truly believe that every woman is beautiful and it's my mission to show you how absolutely stunning you are! If you'd like to step it up a notch and be even more glamorous, I do have recommendations for a hair and make-up stylist. 

When you contact me, we will go over all the details of your session and cover every last detail together. I will handle all the details including helping you with your outfits for your photo session as well. 

I like for my sessions to be very laid back and concentrate on the love between you and your family.  Above everything else... my clients find that working with me is empowering. Pregnancy can change your body and it’s not often that you are dressed in a beautiful gown in front of the sunset and get to just spend time with your significant other. This is what I love the most about the service I provide.

If you are pregnant or would like to have a family photo session at the beach, contact me today to chat about how I can help! 

POSING

Trust your photographer to direct you in posing so you can look your best.  Many maternity poses such as hands on the belly and eyes looking down express emotions and connection to your belly. Understanding lighting and how to pose the body in the most flattering positions. You can feel beautiful and appreciate you body during pregnancy with the right Photographer by your side. 

 

QUALITY

Explore their portfolio as well as their recent sessions. Are the mamas posed and photographed beautifully? Are there flattering poses or good angles in their work? Are there a variety of mamas with different body types and do they look great? Are the images sharp, properly exposed with good lighting and framed well?

Also look for consistency in their work. This is a way to differentiate an amateur from a professional. An amateur photographer’s portfolio may show nice images, but those images are a compilation of one or two accidentally good images from many sessions. If you hire an amateur to shoot your session, you accept the risk that there may only be one or two good images from your session vs. the 20-30 great images that a professional will provide in your gallery. When you hire with quality in mind, you buy the assurance and the peace of mind that your special moment is captured perfectly before it is lost in time.

WHEN TO COME IN FOR THE SHOOT

For expecting mamas with singletons, a good time to do your maternity photos when you are 28 – 33 weeks along. Your belly is full but you are still comfortable to pose. For expecting mamas with twins (or more), come in earlier around 26 – 30 weeks as twins tend to arrive much earlier than singletons.


PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP AND HAIR

I highly recommend professional makeup and hair. Not only will this make your photographer’s work easier, you will feel beautiful and confident at your session. However if it’s not in the budget, your going-out-on-a-hot-date makeup and hair is fine too. Natural looking fake lashes can really flatter your eyes.

It is definitely not required to have hair and makeup done

 

WHAT TO WEAR/ BRING

Wear whatever you feel comfortable and beautiful in 

Here’s some ideas of what to bring

  • Neutral strapless bra and seamless underwear

  • Black bra and panty set *Indoor*  (for those black background belly shots)
    • White/ivory bra and panty set *Indoor* (for those white background belly shots)

    • Men’s button up top (for significant other/husband), jeans or slack pants depending on the look we are going for. 

    • Coordinating outfits (for significant other/husband and/or children)

    • Any favorite scarves, accessories, jewelries, etc.

    • Any sentimental items (e.g. baby ultrasound image)

 

 LOCATION

Consider the location of your shoot

IN STUDIO

Advantage is convenience and control. You can shoot anytime regardless of weather. These can have a very elegant and fine art style or can be relaxed. It's cool indoors and no wind or elements to deal with.

OUTDOOR

Reschedules can happen due to weather. 

Remember your sunscreen and bug spray! Can be hot in the summer/ cold in the winter. Be prepared to walk/hike to the location and change outfits outdoors.

 

IS TRAVEL AVAILABLE? 

Travel is available, please contact me if you are interested in a travel date! 

A majority of my clients are visiting or traveling to the Tampa area for vacation and I absolutely love being able to photograph you while you're here! I also offer destination photo shoots when desired. 

Contact me for special details if you are vacationing here in the area!  

 

 

If you are pregnant and either live in Tampa Bay or if you are in the surrounding areas such as Brandon, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Clearwater and St Pete areas I would be honored to be chosen as your maternity Photographer. 

Being pregnant is both the most frightening and beautiful times that a woman will experience in her life time. When preparing for the birth of your baby, you probably have a pretty significant to do list when it comes to getting everything ready for your newborn baby's big arrival. I always say we forget to talk about the challenges in pregnancy when we are speaking of the process. While this is the most magical time of your life, it can also prove to be a little stressful. Your body is ever changing and you have to get used to your new body that is growing your beautiful newborn baby. I want to help Tampa mothers see the beauty in the process. 

Why hire a professional Photographer?

My goal for each and every client is to boost confidence, and make you see how absolutely beautiful you are during your pregnancy and maternity photos! Of course, the Tampa area is the best place when considering where your maternity photos should be taken. We have so many options for locations to take your pregnancy photos, it just depends on what look you are going for to match your style. From the moment you come to your photo session, it is my job and goal to accent your beautiful baby bump, and pose you in a way that makes you look the best possible. When hiring a professional Photographer, you have a lot of options available in the Tampa area.

 When looking for a pregnancy photographer, in your search make sure you ask yourself a few questions. Does your maternity Photographer specialize in pregnancy and maternity portraiture?

Does the Photographer you're interested in also offer newborn photography. If so, does their artistic style match your vision for your photos? 

It is very important that you have a connection with your Photographer, especially when booking such an important moment in your life.

Motherhood will pass you by so quickly that these moments will capture the beautiful and precious nature of your pregnancy.

Most Moms do feel different especially during their last few months of their pregnancy. When you choose a professional Photographer who specializes in photographing expecting mothers, we know the way a woman's body looks best during your pregnancy especially when photographing you during your third trimester when pregnancy seems to be a little harder than earlier on. 

When choosing the correct Photographer, you will find that the experienced Photographer knows how to work the lighting and posing in order to photograph you in the most flattering poses. An experienced professional Photographer will make you feel at ease, and comfortable from beginning to end. Rachel Rayne Photography is known as one of Tampa's favorite maternity and newborn Photographers. I cherish being looked at one of the areas favorite maternity photographers because that meansI have accomplished my goal. If I can make even one mother feel beautiful I will be happy!