This right here is the final installment of my summer bucket list photo sessions! One session that I absolutely knew had to be on my list, was a session at our local lake. I’ve been dreaming of doing some maternity photography near the water. I was thrilled when Kristan contacted me wanting to do a motherhood session with her little guy before his little sis arrives. And I knew that the lake would be the perfect spot for me, a San Francisco Maternity Photographer, to hold the session.

When preparing for this session I envisioned a mother standing in the water, wading as the sun was setting. It most certainly did not disappoint. And to be honest, I am so ecstatic with how these images turned out. I hope to do more lakeside sessions soon! Although they can be a little messy, because water + kids = mess. They are totally worth it for that serene feel they have. And let’s talk about that double exposure, because I am thrilled with how it turned out! I’ve been experimenting with them more lately, and love the mystery of them. I think I’ll write a blog post soon featuring some of my favorite double exposures!

Kristan decided to wear a sweet textured white dress for her session. It was the perfect complement to the rolling hills and really added to the simplicity of the atmosphere. I’m thinking that me and my own family need to head down to this lake for some self timer photos before the weather gets too chilly!

Moms Dress: Baltic Born

Film Scanning: Photovision

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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 focuses on being a San Francisco 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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