I first met Christina years ago, and I mean years! Back when I was a wedding photographer, I was hired by a wedding planner that she was working with at the time to photograph a gender reveal. It was the cutest and most beautiful gender reveal event ever! Ever since then Christina and I have been following along with each other on social media. A few years ago she even hired me to take some family photos for her family! Fast forward to this spring she signed up for my motherhood photography event and I was so excited to see her and her sweet girl! As a San Francisco Motherhood Photographer this is what I live for! 

Her sweet little girl was just precious, she brought two of her favorite things to the session: her bunny stuffed animal and bubbles. Of course, both of those prized possessions made an appearance in some of the photos. I love that these elements incorporated some personal touches.

This session was exactly what I had dreamed up when I decided to hold this motherhood pop up. A mom and her baby girl, in front of a beautiful simple backdrop, to let their love and relationship shine. The sweet images of them cuddling, and smiling, of her flying in the air. All of those are moments that happen so often, but no one’s ever there to capture them. That’s why I set out to set up this event, where mamas could show up and actually be in the picture. I really admire all of the women that showed up to this event. Being in photos with your children isn’t always easy, and getting you all together and to a specific location sometimes feels nearly impossible. Yet, they choose to document this season and make it a priority and I am so so glad that they all did it! Stay tuned for more images from the motherhood pop up! 

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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. 

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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