for moms who don't want to miss a moment

The First Year Collective

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WATCH THE FIRST YEAR COLLECTIVE VIDEO

Your child is only a baby for one year.

(and it goes by in a blur)

As a mom to a couple of “big kids”, I can tell you that no single year will pass more quickly or bring so much change as that first year.

Life with a baby is busy and time can get away from you. The best way to ensure that you document this special year is with the First Year Collective.

The First Year Collective includes all the major milestones in your baby’s first year plus some pretty sweet perks!

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What does the First Year Collective include?

A Session for Every Stage

The First Year Collective includes your baby's Newborn Session, Sitter Session (6-8m), and One-Year Session. Many clients also add a Maternity Session.

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An Heirloom Album

Maybe the best part? The First Year Collective includes a beautiful linen-bound photographic album with your favorite images from every session. No need to sweat over a baby book!

Studio Wardrobe & Styling

All your sessions include studio wardrobe for mothers and babies and personal styling assistance for the rest of the family. We'll plan your wardrobe with all your sessions in mind.

Kind Words

The first year collective has been such a tender way to capture our journey from a family of three waiting to meet our newborn to that same family chasing our toddler! Ariel has always put me at ease and made the process warm and inviting. I appreciate having the time to for us to grow the relationship with Ariel too- and I think it shows in the quality of the photographs. She really sees and brings out the best in her clients.

- Leslie, Los Angeles

Why join the First Year Collective?

You want to remember the baby days

You’re about to step into the most fleeting year of your life- your baby’s first year. Trust me, by the time your baby hits their first birthday, it will all be a blur. Make sure you have beautiful photos of every stage so that you can revisit the baby days whenever you want.

You want to share your child's story with them

These photographs aren't just for you. Your child will love looking through their heirloom album (did I mention the thick, toddler-proof pages?) The albums I offer feature true photographic prints, so they'll last for generations without any fading or yellowing.

You're picky

And so am I. Not only will I make beautiful, timeless portraits for you at each session, I'll photograph your baby with the full collection in mind. For example, I make sure that all of our session design choices - like wardrobe and location - make for a cohesive first year gallery.

You want to be in the pictures

I have two kids and I can tell you that I regret not having more photographs of myself with my babies. All your sessions include parents and siblings. When you join the FYC, you'll ensure that you have photographs of you and your baby together at every stage (with clean hair and no yogurt on your shirt).

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Why join The First Year Collective?

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Consistency

Your First Year Collective sessions tell the story of your child's babyhood. This means that I photograph your baby with the full collection in mind. For example, I make sure that all of our session design choices - like wardrobe and location - make for a cohesive first year gallery.

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Convenience

Life in the first year is BUSY. As part of the First Year Collective, you don’t have to remember to schedule your sessions or worry that I may not be available for your baby’s next milestone. Your spot is already reserved and you can relax knowing that I’ll reach out when it’s time to schedule your baby’s next session.

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Savings & Perks

As a member of the First Year Collective, you're in for some treats. When you book, you'll get to choose between discounted session fees or a print credit with each session. You'll also receive a set of complimentary birth announcements and a custom downloadable slideshow featuring images from all your sessions.

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