WHAT TO EXPECT
If your baby has any band-aids on the foot, thigh, etc please remove them as soon as you possibly can to allow the marks to disappear.
Feed your baby how you normally do (breast-feed, formula-feed, or both). Bring plenty of bottles! Your baby will need to eat more often during the session than they normally do.
AT THE SESSION
When you arrive at the studio, be prepared to feed your baby. We want the baby to be full and sleeping after the feeding to ensure we can get started.
Patience is key. If your baby is fussy or alert, do not get worried. Babies can sense anxiety and we want to keep the environment as calm as possible. We will try and get them comfortable again, but if that does not seem possible, we will take a break or may even reschedule (at the photographer’s discretion).
The session can take up to 4 hours if your baby needs more time.
We have drinks, coffee, and snacks for everyone to enjoy while you wait.
If siblings are being photographed, my goal is to get their portion completed first just in case they don't want to sit the whole time. I highly recommend brining toys, books, or an electronic device that they enjoy for after their photos are done.
I currently have a large, comfy space in downtown Plant City, Florida. The studio has everything you could need for your newborn session.
I hand pick each prop for my sessions so that they fit the uniqueness of my style as an artist. I provide all of the beautifully textured fabrics wraps, headbands, props for baby, and I also have a wonderful studio wardrobe collection for all my clients to use for both their maternity photos and their parent photos during the newborn baby photo shoot.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
I offer phone consultations for every client. I absolutely love getting to know my clients and believe that this gives you the opportunity for you to meet me and get to know me to decide if I am a good fit to photograph you and your family. During this time, we can chat about pricing, what to wear, what to bring, and any other questions you may have for me. I encourage you to come in for a consultation and dress fitting before your session.
The comfort and safety of your newborn baby is always my very first priority. I have specialized training to handle newborns by some of the top leading newborn photographers in the world. I strive to participate in new trainings in the field every year in order for me to be able to stay up to date on new information regarding newborn safety. Newborn babies are photographed in my studio is historic downtown Plant City Fl.
I do not currently offer travel sessions for newborns. I prefer to photograph newborns between 6-20 days old. My style is simple and timeless. I want your children to look at these images one day and see the beauty in a newly born baby. Their little fingers, their sweet lips, and all the perfection that comes with seeing a newborn is my focus. For this reason, I do not typically incorporate big set ups, big headbands, or props to avoid taking the focus off of your little one.
Rachel Rayne Photography services all of Hillsborough county, Pinellas County, Polk County, Sarasota County, Brandon, Riverview, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Plant city, and the greater Tampa area.
The opportunities are endless!
Rachel is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America!