What a fun first session after a long long time away!! I am so glad that I got the chance to meet up with Reena, Kaiwon, and their two pups for a photo session. The weather was absolutely perfect for us to head to one of my favorite spots in Livermore. The tall trees in this location always photograph so beautifully!

It’s always a treat when clients bring their furry family members along for their family photos, and this was no exception! Reena even planned some cute matching outfits for the dogs to wear, such a fun idea! Of course we grabbed a few Livermore family photos of just the two of them without their pups. I really love that they changed outfits midway through their session, it helped to give their photos two different “vibes”. 

After their session I got into my car and thought to myself how much I really do love what I do. It had been a long long time since I was able to hold a photo session, and what a great reminder that this really is my dream job. From talking with clients at their session and getting to know them, to delivering beautiful photos that they’ll cherish forever. Every aspect of this little photo business that I have I enjoy.

I’ll only get a few weeks of sessions squeezed in before I take a maternity leave. Nevertheless I am so glad that I was at least able to get a few weeks of being back at it before I take another break. This time the break is my decision though, not the county’s. But these sessions have me looking forward to shooting again this fall! 


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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