This family session is what backyard session dreams are made of! I was thrilled when Addie told me that she wanted to have their family session be in their newly renovated backyard. I know firsthand that sessions that are close to home are so sweet for so many different reasons. And once I stepped into their yard my mind was swimming with ideas of where to take their photos at. As soon as I arrived her little ones showed me around and we became super fast friends which made the session even better. Aren’t her little boys the cutest?!

Their backyard was so beautiful, especially in the golden hours of the day. We started the session in their little garden where they were growing tomatoes and lots of other veggies and then worked our way around the backyard. I especially loved their large stone fireplace, it seems like the perfect place to spend a summer night roasting s’mores. It was such a joy to be chosen as their Walnut Creek family photographer, and I cannot even begin to describe how much I love these images. There’s something just so special about taking your family photos in your own home. I’m even writing a whole blog post about it, so stay tuned for it! 

One of the things that really helped tie their session together was their cohesive outfits. I loved helping Addie choose her wardrobe for their session, she told me some of her favorite places to shop at and I sent over some ideas. She landed on this gorgeous Free People dress that photographed so beautifully!! Her little boys are dressed in things she got from Target and Zara, both such great go-to’s for little one’s clothes! I’m hoping that there are more dreamy golden hour backyard sessions in my future, because you just can’t beat them!

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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