Talk about this dream session as a newborn photographer. I was so excited about this family’s newborn session since the beginning when this beautiful Mama contacted me. I headed over to their gorgeous home in the Marin area on a Friday morning. It was the perfect time to hold their session because their little girl was still so new and sleepy, and the sun was shining beautifully outdoors. Those two things together are the perfect combo for a Marin newborn photographer, and are such a good setup for beautiful images! 

Their home was a photographer’s dream. It was filled with so many windows and all that wonderful natural light was streaming in. Their outfits were incredible to photograph. They chose soft neutrals which I always love. Those neutral clothes really help to make sure that they really shine in their images. We started their session in their bedroom, which is one of my favorite places to photograph newborns at. Something about cozying up on the bed makes for perfect images. We also took some images in their gorgeous nursery. And man, it was perfectly blush pink and so well designed! 

Some of my favorite images from their session are of them down in their entryway. I love finding just a blank wall to place families in front of. It’s the perfect backdrop for some beautiful timeless photos. It was so helpful that this spot had great lighting too, so many window allowed for it to be so well lit! I especially love that one of Mama and her girl that I converted to black and white, it really doesn’t get any better than that. I’m so excited to share these images and so many more with you. I have so many newborn sessions coming up and can’t wait to see the magic that I get to create at them. 

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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