I was beyond thrilled when Kristine contacted me about taking some maternity photos for her and Marvine! You see, this session was extra special since I took their engagement and wedding photos about 5 years ago. It’s not all that frequent that I get to say that. Since I no longer photograph weddings. So it felt really nostalgic to see them again and take their East Bay maternity photos. And of course it was amazing to get to capture another amazing milestone for them.

We met up at one of my favorite local spots for a late-summer session. The day was a bit overcast, but just as their session began the clouds started to part. Which meant that we got some amazing photos with the sun peeking through the clouds and providing some gorgeous golden light. Kristine wore a dusty blue dress. Which was perfect for the occasion. And the perfect color in my opinion, since they are expecting a little guy this fall. It complimented the dusty greens and whites of the large trees at this location. I am just blown away by how beautifully all these tones worked together. It really provided a soft and romantic feel to their maternity photos.

It felt so sweet to get to catch up with them and what they are both doing now. A lot can change in 5 years. It was wonderful to hear about their career changes, big accomplishments, and of course the excitement they had over this little guy on the way! They are going to be such amazing parents and I am so thrilled that I got to take these sweet photos for 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. This session focuses on Rachel taking East Bay Maternity Photos.

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