I was so excited to take some family photos for the lovely extended Brasfield family!! They made the trek all the way out from Oakland to take some San Ramon family photos with me and it was so fun. We met up at a favorite place of mine that’s brimming with lots of trees and plants. Even though the weather was a little less than cooperative, the photos still came out so beautifully! Although shooting in overcast conditions isn’t my absolute favorite, film still captures colors so wonderfully. I would one hundred percent prefer to shoot film when it’s cloudy as opposed to digital! But then again, i’d prefer to shoot family photos on film anytime that I can!

Their session was extra special because the kiddos grandma was in town from the other side of the country. It’s always a treat when grandparents get to join in on the family photo fun. What a special gift for the littles too, even though they may not realize it now they’ll look back on these photos and cherish them.

Extended family sessions are such a great idea if your family has lots of little ones and you all want some photos together, but also individual photos too. At family sessions I focus both on the large group together, and then make sure that there’s ample time to break out into individual families for photos of just you and your spouse and kiddos too! Of course we do lots of combinations as well- like grandma and her grandkids, and just the grandkids. It really is such a great option and they’re always really fun sessions for me to shoot too! 

Film Processing and Scanning: Photovision


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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