Los Angeles Newborn Photographer

      Simple, organic, light-filled newborn portraits

      I’m a Los Angeles newborn photographer known for creating timeless newborn photographs – without complicated props and sets – that are full of emotion and free from distractions.

      I offer maternity, newborn, baby, child & family photography to my clients in and around Los Angeles and truly delight in creating beautiful portraits of the people you love most.


      When it comes to newborn portraits I believe that less is more. There’s no need for complicated sets, props or costumes… your baby is perfect as is!

      Over my years as a newborn photographer I’ve developed a signature aesthetic that incorporates natural posing & minimal styling to create timeless images that will transport you – again and again – back to those first days with your newborn baby.

      I consider it a privilege to join you in celebrating your new arrival and have designed a session experience that is gentle on both babies and parents.


      “I LOVE these soooo much! Thank you for capturing our little girl and our love for her! When she was born, I was so out of it from the surgery, that I feel like I was robbed of the pure joy that a mother feels when she first sees her baby. I feel like I got that moment back today when I watched that slideshow… thank you!” – Heather


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

      My maternity sessions are designed to be easy and convenient – not a big production. You’ll have use of my studio wardrobe, which includes gorgeous dresses and robes from Rachel Pally, Doen, Ingrid & Isabel and more.

      I believe so strongly that every mama should have some gorgeous photographs of her pregnant self (ones not taken in a smudgy bathroom mirror) that I gift you your maternity portraits when you book a full newborn portrait session.


      “I wasn’t going to do maternity photos, but I am so incredibly glad I did… It was such a nice time to connect with baby. When I received the photos I cried because I was so shocked at how Ariel captured how much I already love this baby girl. Ariel has an incredible maternity wardrobe so I didn’t have to worry about buying different outfits for the shoot. It was so easy and she made me feel so comfortable. Ariel is the absolute best and has given me so much joy by providing these images!” – Liz


      My family sessions are all about personality & connection. We’ll do a lot less standing and smiling and a lot more interacting and laughing. The end result? You’ll come away with gorgeous images that truly capture the little things that make your family uniquely yours.

      Your family session is designed not only to yield beautiful portraits, but to be a fun few hours for all of you. I hear again and again how much my clients enjoy their portrait sessions (parents too!). They tell me that the experience brought them closer together as a family and that they’ve taken home not just their portraits, but fond memories of the day as well.


      “Booking our session with Ariel was easily one of the best family decisions we’ve ever made! Start to finish the experience was bespoke – Ariel captured ‘us’ in the most beautiful collection of photos. The session was a ton of fun and Ariel’s attention to our 5yr old demonstrated not only amazing patience but a really amazing professional who understands children and family dynamics, which is probably a factor that separates her portfolio from the crowd and gives clients such beautiful and authentic results. She’s our new family super hero.” – Katie


      Your newborn session includes your retouched digital files, but it doesn’t end there…

      I don’t want your precious images to end up trapped on a USB or the Cloud, and my job isn’t done until you and your family are able to enjoy your images in a real and tangible way!

      That’s why I offer a carefully curated line of fine art prints and products for your home, from deckled-edge prints, to hand-textured canvases, to museum framed prints. Many of my clients come to me specifically for the fine art products I offer.

      When you book your session you’ll receive a guide with detailed information about the products I offer, as well as ideas for how to display your portraits in your home. The best part? Custom artwork design is included with your session!

      ABOUT ME

      A newborn photographer since 2013, I’ve had the pleasure of helping to welcome my clients’ babies into the world and documenting their growing families.

      I want my images to preserve for you not just what it looked like, but what it felt like, to be a family in those moments.

      I live in Northeast LA with my husband, two kids, and one very elderly dog. I grew up on a tiny island off the coast of Cape Cod and still prefer a dip in the Atlantic to one in the pacific and I’ll always choose Twizzlers over Red Vines.

      Ariel Cannon holding son

      Ariel Cannon is a maternity, newborn, child & family photographer in Los Angeles.