At the start of the summer I was thinking about all the different types of sessions I hoped to do in the coming months. My husband is a teacher, so he has summers off. That means extra family time, and a little extra work time for me too. I knew that I had some dreams I really wanted to fulfill during this time. So I thought of the fun idea of creating a photography bucket list for the summer! I listed a few different sessions that I wanted to shoot, and offered it for clients to book at a small discount.

I was so thrilled with the response I got for these! And this sweet family chose to book my in-home family session option. A long long time ago I got to be their family photographer, back when they were only a family of three. It was so fun to see them again and see how their family has grown over the years. And of course it was a joy to be their San Francisco family photographer

I really love when clients choose their homes for sessions. It is a place that’s so close to the heart so I truly believe it gives sessions a little extra something! This family’s home was nothing short of gorgeous. With plants everywhere and lots of natural light streaming through! We started their session in their abundant garden. They even gave me some delicious zucchini to take home. Backyards are so fun to shoot in because they’re outside, but yet seem to be cozy places to just plop down for poses. Then we took some photos in their gorgeous kitchen. And followed it with photos on some stairs near their entryway. The stair photos are so sweet, and using them for posing was such a treat to create those levels in the images.

I loved getting to know these sweet kids, they were seriously so well behaved! After their session, I need to take some parenting tips from mom and dad. I also don’t think I’ve ever worked with an immediate family that was this big before. So that was was so fun! It was so fun getting to think of different poses for all of them. Stay tuned for more photos from my summer bucket list series, they’re coming soon!

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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 my role as a  San Francisco Family Photographer

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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