Today I am sharing this darling family session that I got the opportunity to do last summer. I was so thrilled when Nhi contacted me to take some updated family photos for her and her husband and little girls. Upon booking I went ahead and sent off my location guide. Which is something that I do for all of my SF Bay Area family photos. I have an entire guide full of gorgeous photos and descriptions of all my favorite locations for your family photo session. It’s just a little perk of being a client of mine. And can really help you decide what the best fit is for a location for your family session. But I digress. After browning the guide, Nhi decided on this gorgeous local location. Which I absolutely love and think was a perfect spot for their family photos.

Mama chose to wear a gorgeous green dress. Which was a perfect complement to the Green grass and trees that surrounded them. And her girls were in soft neutrals as well as her husband. I always say that if you want to choose a pop of color, to have most everyone else in more neutral colors. This helps to make sure that there’s not too many colors going on in your photos. 

When the session started we got some lovely photos with that sunlight peeking through.  Which is what golden hour sessions are all about in my opinion. And those really are some of my favorite pictures from these family photos. At the end of the session we headed towards one of my favorite spots at this location where there’s a white fence that kids can climb on. No matter what type of mood the kids are in, or how the session has gone, these photos always end up being some of my absolute favorites. They’re just pure candids and the kids always have so much fun climbing around and walking on the fences.


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 SF Bay Area family photos. 

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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