Pasadena Maternity & Newborn Photographer

February 6, 2023

When my second child was born, my mother moved across the country to be closer to us. She ended up settling down near Old Town Pasadena, which – luckily – is about ten minutes from my home and studio. As long-time LA residents, we were prepared to show her around town, but she surprised us by showing us the charms of Pasadena. Now, ten years later, I consider myself an honorary Pasadena resident. I am also proud to list myself as a Pasadena maternity & newborn photographer.

Because my studio is so close, I have lots of Pasadena parents who come to me for their maternity, newborn, and baby milestone sessions. If I’m shooting outdoors you will most likely find me at Arlington Garden, in the Southwest corner of Pasadena. This sweet little spot – another hidden gem uncovered by my mother – is where I photograph most of my outdoor maternity sessions.

maternity garden outdoor portrait

I photograph my Pasadena newborn clients at my nearby studio or in their homes. The gorgeous mama pictured above just welcomed her baby girl and I visited their Pasadena home to photograph her newborn session.

father kissing newborn baby on the head mother holding newborn baby

My style of natural newborn photography is equally suited to studio and in-home sessions. Although my studio is a quick drive from their Pasadena home, these new parents opted for a cozy in-home session.

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This beauty slept through most of her session, but I was able to grab a few wide-awake portraits before she drifted back into dreamland. They are some of my favorites from the day!

BW newborn baby portrait

All my newborn portrait sessions include parent (and sibling) portraits. This mama chose a gorgeous Doen dress from my studio wardrobe collection.

parents holding sleeping newborn mother smelling newborn baby newborn sleeping portrait

During newborn sessions, I use a method called “baby-led posing”. This means that I pay close attention to your baby’s cues as I guide them through a variety of natural poses. Babies are pretty good and letting me know which positions they find the most comfortable.

black and white portrait of newborn sleeping newborn in arms of parent sleeping newborn portrait with white blanket close-up of newborn nose and mouth b&w portrait of couple with sleeping newborn

Ready to book your own maternity or newborn session? Please get in touch!

Pasadena maternity and newborn photographer, Ariel Cannon, is located just minutes from Old Town. ACP offers studio, outdoor, home sessions.

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I photograph maternity, newborn, baby, and family sessions in and around Los Angeles. If you're interested in a session, please get in touch.

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