Your story starts here.

 
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the first kick. look. smile. steps. cake.

 

Take me along on the adventure.

My philosophy is rooted a universal truth: life is like a book, with chapters, characters, and events that forever shape your story's trajectory. Motherhood is the most important, most beautiful piece of that story, and, perhaps, the greatest adventure of all. I am committed to capturing every ellipses and exclamation point in the pages of your story -- from first kick to first cake, and everywhere in between. My photos are a blend of classic portraiture with lifestyle documentary imagery, capturing the beautiful reality and magic of your adventure. I am a witness to your life's book, and I'm forever humbled to be a part of it.  

Mindy Rainey is based in Santa Barbara, California and happily travels to Ventura and Los Angeles.

 
 
 

First Kick.

 
 
 
 
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No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you are the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside.
— Kristen Proby
 
 
 
 

First Look.

 
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Your first breath took ours away.
— Unknown
 
 
 

First Smile.

 
 
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I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.
— Robert Munsch
 
 
 
 

First Cake.

 
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Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know.
— A. A. Milne