My clients come to me from all over Los Angeles, and beyond, because they are looking for something a little bit different. Perhaps you are, too?

I create natural maternity & newborn portraits with a minimalist aesthetic.

No props, costumes, or unnatural posing. Just the quiet perfection of you and your baby.

Los Angeles
Maternity & Newborn Photographer


Los Angeles Newborn Photographer

Your newborn session is photographed with natural posing & minimal styling to create timeless images that will transport you ā€“ again and again ā€“ back to those first days with your newborn baby.

Photographed with the same simple aesthetic as my newborn work, your maternity portraits celebrate the quiet power and simple beauty of pregnancy.

Your session is all about personality & connection. The end result? Gorgeous images that truly capture the little things that make your family uniquely yours.

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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.

Kind Words

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

Hi, Iā€™m Ariel

About me - los angeles Maternity & newborn photographer

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

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.