Oh my goodness, this sweet little family welcomed a newborn baby boy into the world this past summer, and I was thrilled to be invited into their home as their Bay Area newborn photographer! Big brother was so sweet and adorable, and mom and dad were amazing as well. Not to mention the lighting in their room was incredible, and it was so dreamy to photograph them with sweet baby Colton! I love my job as a newborn photographer, because sessions like these are as sweet as they can be!

I was so excited to hear that they didn’t know if Colton was a boy or girl until he arrived! We also decided not to find out the gender of our babies until they arrived. And let me tell you, I highly recommend it! There truly is nothing like hearing the words “it’s a boy” or “its a girl”. Especially when you’ve been dreaming up who this baby may be for the past 9 months. I told them at their session, I feel like if you choose not to find out your baby’s gender, you’re a part of a special club. And nothing is wrong with finding out, I just love the surprise! 

Anyways, mom wore a gorgeous floral dress, and everyone else was in some lovely neutrals. Which made my photographer’s heart so happy. I love those neutral toned clothes, because they let you as people shine in your photos! Two of my favorite photos from their session are. The one of mom swaddling colton, I love these in-between moments. They’re always some of my favorite images. And the one of Colton laying on the bed, isn’t his buttery skin so beautiful? That newborn skin captured on film is pure perfection.

Film Scanning and Processing: 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 post focuses on me being a Bay Area newborn 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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