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Tampa Newborn Photographer 

Newborn photography for Tampa Moms

Rainbow baby newborn photos
Newborn baby boy smiling while holding a bear

The newborn phase goes by so fast! When it comes to newborn photography, it's important to have the right balance of experience, safety, and creativity. Rachel Rayne Photography delivers all three, with a focus on artistic, timeless portraits that capture the true essence of your newborn. Trust us to provide you with beautiful baby portraits and lovely keepsakes that will last for generations.

I pride myself in creating creative portraits that are one of a kind for your family. 

Getting out of the house with a new baby is often difficult. To make one of your first outings as a Mother to a new baby as easy as possible for your family, we handle all of the planning for your photography session. Your newborn session is more than just pictures of your baby, it is a relaxing, pampering, and stress-free luxury portrait experience. Most parents laugh because the few hours we are together is the biggest break they have had since the baby arrived.

Access to all props, designer gowns, and accessories

When booking your newborn photo session with us, we provide all the beautiful baby props you see on our website and in our newborn portfolio. We also provide all the handcrafted headbands, baby bonnets, wraps, and accessories to help create your vision for the perfect baby photo shoot. 



Hair and Makeup

You deserve to be pampered. At our newborn photography studio, we want you to feel pampered and relaxed during your session. That’s why we offer an add on for hair and makeup services with every newborn photo session. Our experienced stylists will help you look and feel your best, so you can enjoy your time while we capture those unforgettable moments.

Newborn photography trusted by Tampa Moms since 2010

Creating beautiful, timeless, & safe portraits of your newborn baby is my passion. I have been trained by some of the most highly regarded newborn Photographers in the world, and I am a huge advocate and leader for newborn safety in the Tampa Bay Area. 

I have many years of experience working with newborns and making sure that I practice safe posing. I have specialized as a newborn photographer since 2010. Many photographers travel from all over the world to be taught the art of newborn photography by me. Growing a community of sound, highly trained newborn photographers to keep babies all over the world safe, is my passion. When focusing on posed newborn portraits, it's important that the photographer you choose knows about keeping your baby safe during the session. I do work with an assistant to make sure your baby is always taken care of. She is there to make sure the baby is safe while getting those beautiful portraits that you have fallen in love with.

I typically like to have babies in within the first 14 days of life, however, I do often photograph babies up to 6 weeks. Newborn photography requires a lot of patience and I fully believe in letting your baby lead the way. If you're looking for a professional newborn photographer near you, we can definitely help!

Newborn photo shoot in Tampa. Mother is holding newborn baby boy in a big fluffy gown
newborn baby being held by her parents during a newborn photo shoot in Orlando



Scheduling your newborn session

When to schedule and when the session takes place

I recommend reaching out to book when you reach your second trimester. We typically have newborns in between 7-14 days after birth to achieve those super snuggly poses. 

If time got away from you, don't worry. Still reach out an i'll see if we can possibly squeeze you in. I believe everyone deserves having these precious memeories for years to come.


We take care of everything! This allows you to have a stress-free experience

If you're looking for a stress-free newborn photography experience, look no further. Our studio is designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing environment for you and your little one. We have everything you need to make your session a success and take care of all the details so that you can simply enjoy the experience. 


We provide everything you need. All props and accessories are provided

Our photography studio is fully equipped with all the props, accessories, and gowns needed to create the perfect session for your newborn. We understand how important it is to capture those precious moments, which is why we pay close attention to every detail and ensure that you have a memorable experience. Trust us to provide everything you need for a stress-free session.

  • When is it best to schedule my maternity photo shoot?
    We recommend the shoot takes place anywhere between 28-34 weeks of your pregnancy. When to book is a little different though. We recommend you secure your spot when you hit the second trimester. This will help make sure that your desired photographer has availability. Spots do fill up months in advance so it's best to prepare ahead of time.
  • Where are you located
    My spacious photography studio is located in downtown Plant City, Fl. This may seem far away but it is about 20 minutes from Tampa. Lots of clients travel from out of state to have their maternity sessions done by me. If you need help finding accommodations, just let me know!
  • For outdoor sessions, where do you shoot?
    I have a long list of my favorite beaches and local parks for maternity photography sessions. Once booked, i'm happy to share those with you and pick the perfect one for your vision.
  • Is hair and makeup included?
    No, we do not include hair and makeup. We had a lot of Mamas who wanted to book their own hair and makeup artist so we have not continued on offering it. We do however work with two amazing hair and makeup artists that will come to our studio to make this experience unforgettable and stress free for you!
  • Do you provide the gowns and outfits?
    We have an extensive client closet that is available for all of our clients. We have gowns from size 0-26 and have an array of colors and styles to find the perfect fit for you!
Creative newborn photos in tampa
Newborn baby boy wraped in a brown wrap sititng in a heart shaped bowl.
Newborn baby photo shoot in Tampa. Baby girl is sitting with basketballs for a themed newborn shoot
Expertise maternity photo award logo
Best newborn photographer in 2019
photography award from expertise


The birth of a child marks a defining moment in your life. 
From this day forward, everything changes.

You have a new reason for living.
You have a new reason to love.

And just weeks from now, your little one
will no longer fit so tiny in your arms.

They are only this little for just a moment in time. 

These are your moments…
with a newborn portrait session, you can hold on to them forever.


I would be so honored to photograph and celebrate your newborn with you. Contact me so we can work together to create beautiful portraits and fine art that you can enjoy for years and years to come.

I always recommend having your newborn pictures when the baby is between 7-14 days old.

Although that time is ideal, I completely understand that emergencies arise, and it is not something that is required, but it is the perfect time for a baby to be sleepy which creates a better chance of getting those sleepy, curly poses that we all love.

If you are in the Tampa Bay area and are expecting, or have just had your baby, call me to chat about how I can help you capture these ever-so-fleeting moments!


Newborn sessions typically book up pretty quickly, so I always recommend inquiring if I have any last-minute spots. If I cannot accommodate your due date, I also know plenty of amazing newborn Photographers in the Tampa Bay Area that may be able to help! 

Rachel is a proud member of The Professional Photographers of America

& has been published many times in online photography magazines & recognized as one of Tampa's most desired newborn photographers. 

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