Summer is almost here, and I believe that summer is an amazing time to take some family photos! Sure, you may be traveling, and here and there. But if you’re home, or if you’re visiting California and looking to take some SF bay area family photos then i’ve got some inspiration for you! I paired a darling dress for mama (for only $30) with some delicate other pieces for dad, brother, and sister. I even included some options for baby boys and baby girls too! You can see the moodboard above and click the links for each piece.

I chose a neutral color palette, with some sweet patterns and colors. I love mixing different patterns- which is why I chose a striped dress for mom. Then I decided that having a girl in a floral print would be great, or even having her in something with texture. Like that embroidered dress that will go with everything! I put brother in a little pop of color with a mauve button up, which would pair great with some jeans, white, or cream shorts. And baby brother in a mint green romper, which is a great neutral! And then for dad I choose a fun gingham top that he’ll surely wear time and time again.

When planning family photo outfits I always like to work my way through the family, starting with mom and then going to each member individually. That helps to make sure that everyone matches well but not too much. And mentally it helps me to be able to think about one person at a time.

Outfit Links:

Mom’s cream striped dress

Girls denim dress

Boys mauve button front shirt

Baby boy mint romper

Dad’s Gingham Shirt

Baby girl romper


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.


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