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Baby & Family Photography

As a mom, I know how fast life moves. You see your child changing before your eyes and it's hard to hold on to your family's sweetest moments in the everyday hustle and bustle of your busy life.

I can't keep your kids little, but I can help you hold onto the love and laughter, the funny faces and familiar looks. The photographs we make this year will transport you back to this time in your family's life for decades to come.

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The Session Experience

Outdoor portrait of mother kissing daughter


Your session takes place in my well-appointed Northeast LA studio, nearby Mediterranean garden, or a custom location.

Baby sessions focus on capturing all the cuteness that comes with your baby's current stage and their developing personality.

Families with toddlers and school-age children can expect a lively session filled with play and laughter.

Sessions can focus on your little ones or include the whole family!


Baby portrait


Within a week of your session, you will receive a link to your private online proofing gallery.

I include all the best images from your session in your proofing gallery and you can expect plenty of variety.

After viewing your gallery, you will choose the image collection that best fits your needs.


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Once you’ve chosen your collection, your images are hand retouched to remove any blemishes and distractions.

Your retouched images are uploaded to your private gallery, from which you will be able to download your full-resolution files. You are free to print your photographs wherever you like.

You may also order fine art prints and products through me.


Kind Words

After countless hours of research, we decided on Ariel Cannon for our son's 6 month photo shoot. We loved the clean aesthetic of her work, and the precious images of babies that she captures in such a classic and timeless way.  Ariel was a pleasure to work with.  She is a true professional and managed to get the perfect shots!  With a great eye for imagery and superb editing skills, every photo is a winner. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

- Amanda, Los Angeles

Baby girl portrait on bed

Studio Session


Classic and timeless, the Studio Session is perfect for families with babies. The studio is my favorite place to photograph three-month and six-month sessions.

90 minute session

Comprehensive session prep guide

Wardrobe styling help for the whole family

Online gallery from which to choose your digital image collection

Couple with toddler - outdoor portrait

Garden Session


Garden sessions are photographed in a gorgeous three-acre garden in Pasadena. The garden is my favorite place to photograph toddlers and kids. Garden sessions begin 1.5 hours before sunset.

90 minute session

Comprehensive session prep guide

Wardrobe styling help for the whole family

Online gallery from which to choose your image collection

Asian outdoor family portrait

Custom Session


The perfect choice for those wanting more images, a custom location, or to include extended family.

1.5-3 hour session

Telephone consultation to answer all your questions

Comprehensive session prep guide

Wardrobe styling help for the whole family

Online gallery from which to choose your image collection

Kind Words

Booking our session with Ariel was easily one of the best family decisions we've ever made! 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 that 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 and we have been bragging about her to everyone!

- Olivier, Los Angeles


Studio Protocols

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safe photo sessions

In addition to being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, I have a layered safety plan in place to keep you and your family healthy.

your session includes

Hand Retouching

Your session has been photographed, but my team's work isn't done! After choosing your image collection, each of your final images is meticulously retouched.

My dedicated retoucher specializes in natural retouching and will ensure that you look like the very best version of you.

The result? Your final gallery is full of perfectly finished images ready for print!


Finished artwork for your home. Done for you.

Your session includes a collection of high-resolution digital files, but it doesn't have to end there. I'm passionate about making sure you are able to enjoy your portraits as finished artwork. I offer complimentary artwork design and a range of carefully curated options for your home. Whether you choose a framed print for the wall or an album to pass down to your kids, it's my pleasure to leave you with finished portraits, not another item for your to-do list.


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get in touch

Interested in a session?


My calendar fills up quickly, so please reach out as soon as possible. I'm happy to help you decide which session type will best fit your needs.