Something that i’ve been trying to do more of lately is submitting my work to be published. It’s always such an honor to have a session be chosen to be published and featured on a website or blog. But it can also honestly be a little nerve wracking to submit sessions. Of course not every single one will get chosen, so there’s that inevitable rejection. And not to mention the extra time that it takes to get photos ready to be published. But I’ve been trying to just submit and know that if I get rejected, so be it. Anyways, I am so thrilled to announce that I had this these sweet family photos I took were featured this past spring on The Kindred Path. I was so excited when they accepted my San Jose family photographer submission. I’m sharing a link below to the post so that you can see it there. But first, let me post what I wrote about their session below: 

We met up at a favorite spot of mine that’s full of lush greenery and gardens, even when the rest of California is dry as a bone. As the session went on, the sun dipped slowly down the horizon, creating the perfect subtle lighting. Some of my favorite moments from this family’s session were: Mom and her son, hugging in the golden light. Big brother tickling his little sister, and tackling her with a bear hug. The whole family sitting together on a blanket on the cool grass in the evening sunshine. These are the moments that unfold for them multiple times a day, but on this day they were captured and preserved, for them to hold onto forever in their hands and their hearts.

View the Feature HERE!


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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