This family session was so incredible! I absolutely loved that they just wanted some great photos of all of them together. They weren’t too concerned about those perfect smiles and looking photos, they just wanted playful family photos. So they contacted me about getting some Oakland Family Photos done, and I believe that we captured them so perfectly! We met up on a chilly morning in early spring, when I arrived at the spot for their family photos the grass was still a little crunchy from the frost of the night before. But I didn’t stop us from taking some amazing family photos.

By the time they showed up the sun came out and it was warming up. I actually found this spot a few weeks prior and was hoping that the creek would be full of water. I had envisioned really sweet photos of them playing on the banks of the stream. But it turns out it was all dried up. Which actually wasn’t a problem at all, and I loved being able to photograph in this dry creek bed. Some of my favorite images from the session are with the tall green grasses of spring. Here in California it’s not always green, and I honestly feel like it’s more brown than green. So being able to take photos with tall, flowing, green grass feels like such a treat. The morning sun shone perfectly through all these images and they really are some of my favorite family photos. 

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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. This session focuses on Rachel taking Oakland Family Photos.

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