This sweet family session, like many of my recent family sessions has been a long time coming! It was one of the sessions that I had scheduled for the week that the county decided to shut down all non essential businesses and have us shelter in place. I’m so excited that we finally got to make these photos happen, and they were definitely worth the wait!

I got to meet the Brasfield family for the first time last fall for some extended family photos, so it was wonderful to see them again! Back when we took photos last October Thu was pregnant with their little girl, and their son was still just sitting and standing. It was fun to see how he has grown since then from a little guy to a fun toddler who was running around! We did their family session in their hometown of Piedmont, and I loved it! There’s something so special about doing photos in your own stomping grounds, especially when it’s this beautiful. Thu found the perfect part, and it’s definitely a spot i’m adding to my arsenal for when i’m a Oakland Family Photographer in the future!

I really don’t think we could have asked for a better early summer morning to take photos on. The sun was shining, and the weather was perfect. It was nice to see all the lush greenery at the park since we don’t have much of that in Livermore this time of year. The most amazing part about this park is the big redwood trees, they were everywhere! It’s amazing how in the middle of a city you can find a little nature oasis. 

Overall this family session was a win! We sang, we smiled, we walked. And of course we danced! Man, I really don’t know what family photographers did before baby shark was a hit, because it’s the perfect go-to with little ones to get them to dance and be silly. 


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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