Expecting mama’s, listen up, this one is for you! Did you know that I offer a petite maternity session as an option if you book a full newborn session with me! That’s right, if you are deciding on your newborn photographer, or wondering who will take your maternity photos, we can bundle both of them for you. I don’t usually offer petite sessions. Except for a few times of year when I do my petite session days. But for you beautiful expecting mama’s it’s something I offer just to you, anytime! (well, maybe not anytime- just when you’re expecting!) It’s such a great option! I’m finding that a lot of my clients want to hire a Oakland maternity photographer who photographs both maternity and newborns! So this a great fit for that.

I decided to offer these short and sweet sessions as an add-on. Because I know that sometimes you want some beautiful maternity photos. But sometimes you don’t necessarily want a full maternity session. SO this is a great option to take some beautiful photos with that sweet bump! It also helps you out, because you don’t have to worry about finding, and booking, two separate photographers for these milestones! 

To be honest, i’m not sure if I will offer this forever, eventually I might phase it out. But it has been a great way to meet all you mama’s before your newborn session! And maternity sessions have seriously become one of my favorite things to photograph. There’s just something about that expecting mama glow that is so beautiful. So if you’re on the fence about maternity photos. Or maybe just want a few, i’d love to chat more with you and hope to work with you soon!

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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 session focused on my role as an 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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