Let’s just talk about how gorgeous mama is to be is. Being her Oakland Maternity Photographer was so fun, and she seriously is my muse. I adored her maternity session with me. We met at one of my favorite spots here in the East Bay to take some maternity photos for her. It had already started to rain here so the grass was a gorgeous green. And there were even a few itty beauty purple wildflowers popping up!  She chose to borrow one of the dresses from my client wardrobe for her session. (I love when clients use this complimentary service that I offer with each full session!)

She looked so stunning in this beautiful white dress with lace details. It was a perfect outfit for her and complemented her darling baby bump. Although the afternoon ended up being a little bit gloomy, that didn’t stop us from taking some gorgeous maternity photos for her. I loved that she was down for anything. Some of my favorite images from her session are of her with this beautiful green quilt. Spoiler alert, my mom actually makes quilts and had made this for me a long long time ago. (I think it was my quilt in my room when I was in middle school, because my room was beach themed, hah!) But, even though the quilt is no longer in my room, it still gets to live on as I incorporate it into sessions. It’s a perfect little subtle pop of color, and acts as a great prop for my clients.

Sometimes I just know that the images are going to be so stunning when I get them back from my film lab (I’m talking about you Photovision!). And this was one of those sessions. I just knew that these images were going to be amazing.


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 as a Oakland 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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