I was so thrilled when this mama contacted me to take some family photos for them! She had originally contacted me while I was on maternity leave, but held out until I came back this fall to book a session with me! Talk about flattening your local family photographer! 😉 She and her hubs and little bubba were the sweetest, and i’m so so glad I got to photograph them and be their Pleasanton family photographer!

We meet up on a sunny Saturday morning at a location that I haven’t photographed at for YEARS! But it was just as beautiful and fun as I remembered! I love this location because it provides such a great variety of backdrops for photos. From the open field surrounded by trees nearby, the stumps for sitting on, and that big old beautiful cactus! Which is possibly my favorite part of this spot. It’s the perfect spot for photos if you’re wanting some beautiful natural landscape mixed with some fun architecture!

Their outfits were on point for this *almost* fall photos session! I loved the mama’s pretty burnt red dress, and the guys wore khaki and white which complimented it perfectly! I especially loved how she wore a hat too! Hat’s can be such fun accessories for photos, and I think it’s so great to incorporate them into sessions! Love these fun family photos? I’d love to book a session with you and capture your sweet little family too! If you want to know more about sessions, scroll down below or head to my contact page! 🙂


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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