The First Year Collective

Your child is only a baby for one year. 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 3 or 4 sessions to document all the major milestones in your baby’s first year plus some pretty sweet perks!

What's Included?

Three or Four Portrait Sessions

The First Year Collective includes a Newborn session + two or three of the following: Maternity, Sitter (6-8m), and One Year.

Parents and siblings are welcome to join in all sessions.

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.

Complimentary Birth Announcements

After your baby's newborn session, you'll receive twenty-five custom-designed birth announcements featuring your favorite session images.

Custom Slideshow

After your baby's last session, we'll create a custom slideshow that tells your baby's story using images from all of your sessions. Your slideshow is set to music and is yours to download and share.

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pregnant woman in ivory dress
six month baby portrait

One Year




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?

baby's first year photo collection


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.


newborn photo sessions and baby's first year


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.


capture baby's first year

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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