Where to even begin with this breathtaking maternity session? When Diana contacted me about being their Oakland Redwoods maternity photographer I was immediately excited! I love and adore being a maternity photographer so much. These types of sessions are full of such excitement and anticipation, and just all around good vibes.

Then when she told me that she wanted to do her session in the Oakland Redwoods, I got even more excited. These redwoods are so unique and gorgeous, and I really do think I take for granted how close to these majestic giants that we live. She spent some time beforehand scouting out some great locations for photos, and I am so glad she did. Because we ended up at the most perfect spot! It was dreamy to have the towering trees and that afternoon sunlight peeking through them. This was my first time shooting film in the redwoods, and If i’m honest I was a tad nervous how it would turn out in the low light. (Don’t worry, I shot digital too just in case it was too dark for good film images). But I was wrong! The film photographed so beautifully, and I was amazed at the gorgeous colors it conveyed. Especially Diana’s red dress! I also loved the little wardrobe switch she did midway though their session, the dark black dress added a bit of moodiness which I loved! Scroll below to see more from their gorgeous redwood maternity session!


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 an Oakland redwoods 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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