Rachel Rayne Photography Welcome guide!

Welcome!

Hi I’m Rachel, owner/Photographer at Rachel Rayne Photography, serving the Tampa Bay area and beyond. My vision for my art is to utilize the beauty of our environment to showcase your family in a natural flattering way. I am drawn to fields with lots of trees and texture, but most of all I am inspired by beautiful soft light. I like to use a blend of posed and photojournalistic shooting to capture real moments, genuine emotion, and true love happening right before our eyes! As a Mother I know how important it is to capture these precious moments since they are gone in the blink of an eye. Many years from now our children will cherish these photographs, just like we cherish the portraits we have of us as children. As an artist I know how important it is to ensure my art is timeless, and will not go out of style. I create art that will hang on your walls for the rest of your days for you to enjoy, and then that art can be passed down to your children when they have a home of their own as well. This is the legacy we create for your family and i'm thankful that you've chosen to share it with me.

-Rachel

Welcome to your custom Photography Experience!

For me, your experience throughout this process is just as important to me as your final portraits. I want you to have fun, and enjoy capturing this special time in your life. Here is a guide on what to expect from the time you book your session to the delivery of your order.

Booking & Consultation

A signed contract, and payment of sitting fee is due to book your session. Once your session is booked we will set up a phone or in person consult to discuss clothing, location, and to just let me get to know you a little better. After that consultation you will have everything you need to know about your upcoming session! I will also touch base a week before your scheduled session to verify everything, and we’ll go over all the final details of your session so we can make sure we bring your vision to life!

The Session

Your session will last 1-2 hours (2-4 hours for newborns), once completed, your proofs will be ready within 3 weeks. Online galleries will be available for 3 days, if your order is not placed within those 3 days you will be required to place your order in studio. Once your order is placed I will post a preview of your session to the Rachel Rayne Photography Facebook Page. Like the page so I can tag you, or you can also tag yourself to show off your beautiful images! Your blog sneak peak will go on the Rachel Rayne Photography blog; if you get 10 or more comments on the blog you will earn a free gift print so definitely tell all your friends and family to help you out!

Your very own ordering appointment

This is the best part and by far my favorite part of the entire experience! We will meet up, either in your home, at my in home studio, or at a local coffee shop for your very own ordering session. You get to view all of your fully edited images, see and touch prints and other products I offer, and I help you put together your perfect collection. If you live more than an hour away from the studio you can opt for online ordering, but I strongly recommend in person ordering whenever possible. Payment is due at the time of this ordering appointment unless we have discussed a payment plan option. You can also apply for Paypal credit from he comfort of your home by clicking this link below.

After ordering

Orders can be expected to be ready for pickup within 3 weeks (albums may take longer due to the design process) orders that are shipped to non-local clients can be expected within 4 weeks (with the exception of albums). I will contact you when your order is ready and will hand deliver your products to you!

When & Where

All on-location sessions are scheduled either first thing in the morning or the last two hours before sunset for beautiful soft lighting.

I have several locations all around the greater Tampa bay area that I recommend, from the beach to beautiful over grown fields, to even downtown locations, depending on your personal style I will help you pick the perfect location for your photo shoot.

Studio

The studio is located in Riverview Florida and is great for maternity, newborn, or babies who do not crawl.

Field location

For an all-natural feel, wide open fields are a great choice. Fields are perfect for families and children. This is my personal favorite setting to shoot in, and highly recommend it for your session.

Beach

The beach is a close second pick for me, I love the soft beachy colors, the movement from the breeze, and the overall beauty of a beach, all ages can be shot on the beach, but I do recommend families or older babies and children.

Downtown

For a fresher modern look, an urban setting might be perfect. This is great for engagement sessions, older children, or seniors.

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro

What to wear?

Coordinate but don't match. Pick one piece of clothing and tie everything else in with those colors to make a color pallet.

PLAN IN ADVANCE: The more time you allow yourself to decide what you would like everyone to wear, the more calm you will feel. Waiting until two nights before your shoot is bound to make you feel panicked. What if something you choose doesn’t fit, you can’t find the right shoes or your five year old refuses your chosen outfit? Just give yourself time. Additionally: options never hurt.

KEEP YOUR LOCATION IN MIND: Are you going to be on the beach? Surrounded by beautiful foliage? Sometimes you can choose what you are wearing to accent the locale. Fall colors – deep reds, oranges and greens look lovely this time of year, while a softer palette accents the coast.

AVOID BEING TOO SEASONAL: Since you ultimately want your pictures to be up all year long, you likely want to avoid being too seasonal, so you may want to skip Santa hats, reindeer ears or Halloween costumes – even if you are taking specific holiday pictures.

CONSIDER YOUR HOME DECOR: Matching your clothing to your home decor? I know it may sound silly, but this is more about matching your personal style. As you will likely want your pictures to be on display for a very long time, consider if you are normally drawn to bold colors or neutral ones. This will allow your photographs to blend seamlessly with your home permanently.

COMFORT MATTERS: We have all seen – kids especially – styled in hats, boots, tutus, and jackets. And they look ADORABLE. But if those kids aren’t comfortable, you are in for one miserable photo shoot. Make sure to keep everyone’s comfort level in mind. A tutu may SOUND like a great idea, but if you choose a blustery November day, your girl may be freezing, so have a backup plan in mind.

JUST SAY NO TO CHARACTERS: I know your sweet girl loves her Frozen Dress and crown, but as this is a more formal photo and one you want to put on display, it is best to keep characters out of the picture. If this might be a fight, you can always bring the crown and much like my family ALWAYS does at least one crazy/silly/funny face photo, make the Princess photo one of the last ones you do.

Tips for a great shoot!

BE YOU

You’ll have so much more fun and be more comfortable if you are dressed and styled in a way that reflects you and your family.

RELAX

The day of your shoot, try to take a deep breath, as a Mom I totally understand how stressful it can be to get everyone dressed and ready, but I promise it will all work out, and you all will look amazing. So make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get ready, so you do not feel rushed, or stressed.

Let me make them smile

Have fun, never ask your children to smile, let me make them laugh so I can get real genuine smiles, and not forced fake smiles. Be prepared to be silly if needed, but I prefer to make them smile myself so they will be looking at the camera.

What to expect: Newborns

Newborn sessions can take 2-3 hours to accommodate feeding times, set changes, and mess clean ups. I keep my in home studio space nice and warm to keep your baby nice and comfortable, so make sure to wear light clothing to keep you comfortable.

What to wear:

I photograph all newborns nude or in one of my many props and accessories. All the hats, knitted goodies, headbands, props and backdrops you see on my website are all available for you to use for your session. If you are interested in being in a portrait with your newborn you will want to bring an earth toned neutral top for you and your spouse. Even if dad does not want his face in the images, I highly recommend him bring a white or cream shirt for images of the baby in daddy’s hands.

What to bring:

Make sure to bring a change of clothing in case your baby has a mess on you. You will also want to bring plenty of extra diapers and wipes. I recommend bringing pumped milk or formula for me to bottle feed during the session. This allows the baby to eat faster, and more at one sitting so they will sleep sounder, and allow for more setups, in a quicker time frame. This is only a suggestion if they are already taking a bottle because I 100% support breastfeeding.

Investment

You can purchase your prints using either our collections or A-la carte pricing.

Creative Fee- $200 which covers your date on my calendar

$100 of that creative fee is used as a print credit

Your in person consultation

1-2 hour long session

25-30 professionally hand retouched images for you to order products from during your ordering session

An in person image reveal for you to see your beautiful image and pick your products!

You can contact me for payment plan options, or apply for paypal credit here

Gold Collection

$1600

(You can combine with maternity and newborn sessions)

All final digital images via custom USB with printing rights

Any Album up to 10x10 (20 page)

Any Folio Box with 20 mounted prints

1 Rustic wooden image box with all final images printed in 5x7 size

2 20x30 or smaller Fine art canvas’

Slide show

50% off all additional Gift Prints- A La Carte 20% off

Silver

$1000 (Most Popular)

5 Digital Images on a custom USB

20 Gift prints

1 8x10 or smaller Folio Box with 10 mounted prints OR 1 8x8 album (15 page)

1 20x30 or smaller Fine Art Canvas

20% off all additional Gift prints- 10% off A La Cart

Bronze

$450

5 gift prints (8x10 and smaller)

1 11x14 Mounted Print

1 Acrylic Block

3 Digital images

A LA CARTE

Gift Prints 8x10 and smaller- $50

Print Collections- Mounted or Matted

15 $450

10 $350

5- $200

Acrylic Blocks-

8x10- $125

5x7- $100

Albums (15 Page)

10x10- $700

8x10- $600

8x8- $550

Folio Box with

20 Mounted linen texture prints- $750

15- $650

10- $550

Canvas

16x24- $200 Framed $400

20x30- $300 Framed $550

30x30- $450 Framed- $700

Metals

16x24- $300

20x30- $400

30x30- $650

Digital Collection-

Includes 4x6 prints and a custom UBS with all images in a rustic photo box

Full gallery- $2000 up to 40 images if combining maternity and newborn sessions

15 Images- $1500

10 Images- $1100

“I see beauty in everything, from laughter, to tears, and all the special moments in between.”

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