It was such a joy to see this family once again, I first met them last fall when they scheduled at one of my fall mini sessions. This spring they decided to book one of my spring mini sessions, which I had at the most beautiful location. I choose to do these mini sessions at Lavender Glen, a beautiful little olive grove tucked away in the corner of Livermore. Not only was it the perfect little spot for family photos but it was a perfect morning.. slightly overcast with a cool spring breeze blowing through. 

One of my favorite things about photographing the same families year after year is that I get to watch them grow! I was so amazed at how much these little kiddos had grown in less than a year since the last time I had seen them. The relationships that I’ve built with my clients is seriously one of the best perks of being a Bay Area family photographer. We started the session by marveling at the nearby goats and baby horses… you read that right baby horses! And then headed over to the Olive Groves for some beautiful images. Some of my favorite ones are of Mama and her Littles walking down the hill, with the olive trees on her left side and the vineyards that are sloping in the distance. It looks like something straight out of a french countryside. I also love the image of Mama and her little bubba, it just shows such a sweet relationship between mother and son. Capturing these sweet moments is one of my favorite parts of being a family photographer!! 

I’m already counting down the days until I can head back to Lavender Glen and hold more sessions there. It’s seriously is such a dreamy location for your family photos!




Rachel Howden Photography is a family photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in family, newborn, baby, motherhood, and maternity photography in the Bay Area. Including Livermore, Oakland, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto, San Jose, Fremont, and Pleasanton. 


These photos help you to have a little sneak peek into what you will receive if you have me as your family, newborn, maternity, or motherhood photographer in San Francisco. If you want to see a full gallery from a session please don’t hesitate to ask- i’d love to share one with you! Are you interested in booking a session or learning more about sessions with Rachel? Contact me HERE.

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