I had the honor of photographing the beautiful Catherine and her family recently! She wanted to do a studio session, and for that i’m so thankful for Creative Space Studios. It’s an amazing and local natural light studio you can rent out! The space is available to any Bay Area Photographer, and more! We took lots of beautiful family photos there, with different props and backdrops that they provide. And at the end of the session we took some photos of Catherine by herself, she wanted to wear a fun dress she had been gifted. This whole session was part of fulfilling a birthday wish she had to have some updated family photos of her whole family!

I’m sharing these photos of just Catherine today because they are so beautiful! I don’t normally photograph in the studio, and usually I focus on family photos. But photographing this session was such a dream, and so fun to step out of my “normal” session rhythm. These photos I took are all film, and when I got the film scans back I was thrilled! The light in this space is so amazing and ample, and even film photographs beautifully there. (pro tip, if you want to shoot film in the space, make sure you shoot in the afternoon rather than morning, lighting will be more ample then).

My favorite photo is the one of Catherine spinning around. The slight blur from the slow shutter speed from shooting film is so beautiful. I’m falling in love with shooting motion on film, and have been using it more and more lately. Maybe I’ll even do a blog post as a roundup of my favorite motion images I’ve taken soon. 

Film Scanning and Processing: Photovision 

Film: Kodak Portra 400


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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