This sweet maternity session was oh so dreamy! I was truly so thrilled when Olivia first contacted me about being her Bay Area Maternity Photographer. I love being able to capture glowing mama’s in this beautiful stage of their lives.  The frosting on the cake was that after I sent them my session location guide, they decided on a local Olive grove for their session! I love photographing in olive groves. The colors are so beautiful, and they are just the perfect natural setting for a session. I know that hiring a maternity photographer might be something you are hesitant about, but just trust me. You’ll definitely want to document this stage of your lives before you little one arrives. And even if you don’t feel particularly beautiful, I promise that you are. Because you are carrying and sustaining life, both yours and babes. And that is nothing short of a miracle.

We met up at the Olive grove on a summer night. The lighting was perfect, and the sun continued to dip into the horizon, providing that beautiful golden glow for photos. Mama chose to wear a Pinkblush maternity dress she purchased, and it was the perfect color to compliment the trees around them. I am so grateful that the sweet owners of this spot let me use it for sessions, they are seriously so friendly, and this spot is a hidden gem! I keep thinking about how if we ever move out of this area, I really will miss the scenery. Between the vineyards that stretch over the hills and spots like this olive grove. Living in the bay area really is such a treat to us nature lovers. At least it is in the tri-valley. 

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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 post focuses on me as a bay area maternity 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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