Motherhood is so many things. It’s beautiful and messy. It’s selfless and sleepless at times. It’s a heart bursting with joy and at that same heart breaking because they are growing up so fast. I set out to capture so many things with this motherhood photo session. I wanted to capture my sweet friend with her boys, before they got another sibling this summer! My other goal was to capture some memorable moments between the three of them, and have them do a fun activity together. Overall, as a film motherhood photographer, this session was a dream! 

I set up my backdrop stand from Amazon, and a painting drop cloth in my backyard. The late afternoon sun was just starting to dip into the horizon, and there was a fresh spring breeze blowing. All of this set the perfect scene for this motherhood session! I grabbed a darling wicker basket I had purchased from Target just earlier that day and some flowers that I had picked up from Trader Joes. 

The afternoon started with styling Kat and her boys, she chose a beautiful and flowy dress from my client wardrobe to wear. It was such a perfect shade of blue and showed off her growing bump so perfectly! Her boys wore some darling overalls and some jeans with a simple patterned shirt. I loved all the mixed textures, neutral colors, and patterns that all went together so well. Their session started with some posed photos of all of them together, and ended with them all making a bouquet together with the flowers. I adored their session and hope to do more like this soon. In fact I held a whole motherhood pop up event with this same setup a few weeks later. Check back at the journal soon to see some more photos from that event! 

Film scans: Photovision


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. 


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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