Photographed in the same simple aesthetic as my newborn work, your maternity portraits celebrate pregnancy's quiet power and natural beauty.
Whether your pregnancy has been a dream or a challenge, you deserve a collection of beautiful portraits to honor your journey and show your child how eagerly you anticipated their arrival!
The Maternity Session Experience
Your maternity session takes place in my Northeast LA studio or nearby Mediterranean garden.
Your session includes access to the studio wardrobe collection - full of gorgeous robes and dresses - so you don't have to worry about what you'll wear.
Maternity sessions include your partner and baby's siblings. Treat yourself to a solo session, spend some quiet time with your partner, or bring the whole family.
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, about 30-40 images.
After viewing your gallery, you will choose the image collection that best fits your needs.
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.
Studio Maternity Session
Classic and timeless, the Studio Maternity Session is a client favorite. Studio sessions allow for two different looks (for example, a dress and a robe).
Garden Maternity Session
Garden sessions are photographed in a gorgeous 3-acre garden in Pasadena. Garden sessions begin 1.5 hours before sunset.
Ariel is so incredibly talented and has such an amazing gift! The experience with Ariel was so special. It was such a nice time to connect with baby and send her love during the photo shoot. 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. I highly, highly recommend Ariel. She is the absolute best and has given me so much joy by providing these images!
- Liz, Los Angeles
your session includes
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 removes any distracting elements, such as blemishes, stretch marks, and temporary skin conditions, while maintaining a natural look.
The result? Your final gallery is full of perfectly finished images ready for print!
Prints & Products
All image collections include a selection of full-resolution digital files that you can print wherever you like.
I also offer a carefully curated line of heirloom quality prints and products. Everything I offer is handcrafted from the finest archival materials to preserve your portraits for generations.
Book Your Maternity Session
I photograph most maternity clients when they are about 32 weeks pregnant. Depending on how you're carrying, we may photograph your session anytime between 30 and 35 weeks.
I take a limited number of clients each month and recommend that you book your session as early in your second trimester as possible.
Maternity sessions are booked with a contract and deposit.
If you are also interested in a newborn session, I recommend that you book your newborn session when you book your maternity session.