LA's top choice for natural newborn photography, my clients come to me from all over Southern California.

I create natural newborn portraits with a minimalist aesthetic. No props, costumes, or unnatural posing. Just the quiet perfection of you and your baby.

I bring this same approach to my motherhood and family portraiture. From maternity, to newborn, to baby, and beyond, I create photographs of your family that are truly timeless.

Los Angeles
Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer






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We booked Ariel for our twins' newborn photoshoot, and she was awesome every step of the way! From our initial emails and phone conversation to the day of the photoshoot to receiving our framed pieces, she was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with! The photoshoot itself was really fun. She kept everything very relaxed and was super patient with our newborn babies.

We had loved her photography style based on her Instagram and website, and our photos came out beautifully and even better than expected!

- Nicole, Los Angeles

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About me - los angeles Maternity & newborn photographer

Los Angeles Newborn Photographer, Ariel Cannon, pictured on her own and with her family

Los Angeles
Newborn Photographer

Your newborn gallery will be filled with a mix of organically posed newborn portraits, candid newborn photos, beautiful details, and sweet moments of connection between you and your baby.

I bring my style of natural and emotive portraiture to every season of motherhood and family life.

After newborns, my favorite sessions to photograph are maternity, baby, and family. I'm proud to serve Los Angeles and beyond.

When your baby is born, you'll be overwhelmed by their perfection. You'll want to trace each detail and remember it forever. As a newborn photographer, my job is to help you do just that.

My natural newborn photography captures the perfection and emotion of your baby’s first days and weeks in a truly timeless way.

Your minimalist newborn portraits showcase the simple perfection of your new baby without distracting props or fading trends.


Kind Words

Ariel is an incredibly talented photographer and such a pleasure to work with. We had our maternity and newborn photos done with her and plan to continue to work with her for our family photos. She thinks of everything to make your life easier as a new parent - from the maternity wardrobe she offers to her in-home option for newborn photos to her clear communication along the way. Highly recommend!

- Marion, Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Maternity Photographer

Outdoor sessions are photographed just before sunset, during the magic hour. These sessions yield beautiful maternity portraits, bathed in golden light.

In the studio or outdoors, your maternity session includes wardrobe, expert direction, and natural retouching.

You won't believe how relaxed, natural, and beautiful you look!

I photograph women in all stages of motherhood and love to start with a maternity portrait session.

Studio maternity sessions are photographed in my light & airy Los Angeles studio. Your studio maternity portraits are classic and minimalist.

I also offer outdoor maternity sessions in and around Los Angeles.


LA Newborn Photographer

"Ariel was amazing with our son's newborn photoshoot. She was so swift and professional. She was extremely patient and so careful with our babe, we were very impressed".

- Beth, LA

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LA's top choice for natural newborn photography

Los Angeles Newborn Photography

"Ariel never made us feel rushed and was so gentle and natural with our little one. Our pictures came out so beautifully, we shed tears when we looked at our gallery she captured the joy of our new little family so perfectly."

- Karen, LA

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As a new mother I couldn't find anyone to take the newborn photographs I was envisioning...

Over the intervening years I've photographed countless newborns and developed a signature aesthetic that incorporates natural posing & minimal styling to create the timeless images my clients are yearning for.

I live with my husband and two kids in Northeast LA, but originally hail from Nantucket, MA.

I believe a dip in the ocean cures what ails you and will always choose Twizzlers over Red Vines.

I have been photographing maternity, newborn, and family portraits in Los Angeles for the past decade.

When my son was born in 2013, I wanted to hire a newborn photographer, but couldn't find anyone who created the type of newborn portraits - simple, natural & timeless - that I was envisioning.

I decided to take my son's newborn portraits myself and, in the process, fell in love with newborn photography.

I am a member of the NAPCP, PPA, and am certified in Newborn Safety with the APNPI.

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Why I don't use props in my newborn photography.

As a newborn photographer in Los Angeles, I am known for creating timeless, natural newborn portraits with a minimalist aesthetic. I like to say that my work is full of emotion and free from distractions!
I feel passionately that when it comes to newborn portraits... less really is more.

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In addition to being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, I have a layered safety plan in place to keep you and your family healthy.

The photo session experience

Welcome to a full-service maternity and newborn photography experience. Being a mother and professional photographer for nearly a decade, I understand the fleeting nature of these precious moments as well as the overwhelming job of motherhood. That's why I've crafted a unique and stress-free photography process tailored for you.

Every detail of your session is planned to perfection, from a phone consultation & prep guide to complimentary styling and studio wardrobe. Both maternity and newborn sessions are designed to be relaxing and enjoyable, capturing authentic and flattering portraits.

Nervous about how you’ll look in your images? Pregnancy and early parenthood can be a vulnerable time.

Not to worry! I guide you through the session with expert direction so that we get flattering and natural-looking images. Each of your final images is hand-retouched so that you look like the very best version of yourself.

Whether we are photographing an intimate studio maternity session, outdoor maternity shoot with your family, or a studio or in-home newborn session, I’ve got you covered!

Want more than digital files? Let me and my team create stunning custom-designed fine art prints & albums that fit your home and lifestyle. These keepsakes will help preserve your family legacy and pass your favorite memories on to generations to come.

So why wait? Let's create timeless images that you've always yearned for. Connect with me and let's get started!