Let’s take a moment to talk about this sweet little family, and this gorgeous mama. This amazing maternity photo session took place last summer. I was so excited to be able to meet up with this family in the early morning to be able to beat the heat of those hot August summer days. They chose one of my favorite spots in the east bay for their maternity photos.

It was so fun to be able to spend some time there. It really feels nostalgic for me to take photos here, since I grew up actually coming here as a kid. The big difference is that now California is in a drought, so this creek bed is completely dry. When I was a kid it was always flowing without water. I look back fondly on throwing sticks from the bridge into the Rushing River. But now there’s no water in sight. Anyways, more about this sweet family that hired me to take their Walnut Creek maternity photos


Even though taking photos in a dry Creek bed may seem like a really odd place, I actually really love this spot. With the trees that surround it and the neutral color of the rocks, it really is a perfect complement to photos. I loved that they chose a wardrobe consisting of earthy tones with little hints of autumnal colors in them. Which was the perfect ode of summer ending in the fall beginning. 


One of my absolute favorite images from this these maternity photos  is of a big brother kissing Mommy’s belly. These moments are so fleeting with little ones during the session. So it’s always so special to be able to capture a sweet little moment. I also really adore the photos I got to take of just Britney alone. There’s something so special about being pregnant, because I feel like pregnant women are extra beautiful. Even if you don’t feel it yourself, know that you most certainly are. I can’t wait to share their sweet newborn session with you soon.


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 Walnut Creek Maternity Photos.

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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