Your maternity portrait session is an enjoyable and relaxing experience. No, really!

Complimentary studio wardrobe, expert direction throughout your session, and hand-retouching on your images mean that no matter how camera-shy you might be, you'll come away with gorgeous maternity portraits.

Los Angeles

Maternity Photographer

celebrate your pregnancy & show your child how eagerly they were awaited

Los Angeles Maternity Sessions

Your maternity portrait session can take place in my Northeast LA studio, nearby Mediterranean garden, or at a custom location.

Your maternity photoshoot includes your partner and children. Treat yourself to a solo session, spend some quiet time with your partner, or bring the whole family.

I photograph most maternity clients between 30 and 35 weeks of pregnancy.

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Los Angeles

Maternity Photographer

Your maternity portrait session can take place in my Northeast LA studio, nearby Mediterranean garden, or at a custom location.

Your maternity photoshoot includes your partner and children. Treat yourself to a solo session, spend some quiet time with your partner, or bring the whole family.

I photograph most maternity clients between 30 and 35 weeks of pregnancy.

I've created a maternity session experience that is relaxed and enjoyable - no, really!

Complimentary studio wardrobe, expert direction throughout your session, and hand-retouching on your images mean that no matter how camera-shy you might be, you'll come away with gorgeous maternity portraits.

Clebrate your pregnancy and show your child how eagerly you awaited them.

studio maternity session

GARDEN maternity session

CUSTOM maternity session

Garden portrait of pregnant woman
studio maternity portrait Los Angeles

Looking for a beach maternity session or a cozy lifestyle shoot at home? Dreaming of something else entirely? We'll document exactly what you want, where you want.

A studio maternity session is the perfect choice if you are looking for a clean, minimalist aesthetic, or if you would like a more intimate maternity photo shoot.

Your golden hour session takes place at the beautiful Arlington Garden in Pasadena. A portion of your session fee goes to support this non-profit green space.

Garden portrait of pregnant woman
studio maternity portrait Los Angeles

Looking for a beach maternity session or a cozy lifestyle shoot at home? Dreaming of something else entirely? We'll document exactly what you want, where you want.

Your golden hour session takes place at the beautiful Arlington Garden in Pasadena. A portion of your session fee goes to support this non-profit green space.

Studio sessions are the perfect choice for those wanting a clean, minimalist aesthetic. Studio sessions include a wardrobe change (eg: dress and robe).

Included In Your Maternity Session

1-2 hour maternity photo session

Whether you choose the studio, garden, or a custom location, your session will be relaxing and enjoyable. I give you constant direction during the session and capture natural, flattering portraits. Your partner and children are welcome to join you for your session.

Phone Consultation & Prep Guide

Your session includes a phone consultation to plan your session and answer any questions you may have. I'll let you know exactly how to prepare and what to wear for your session.

Complimentary Studio Wardrobe

You are welcome to choose from my beautifully curated collection of dresses and robes. Of course, you may also wear something of your own. I'll also help you style the rest of the family.

A Collection of Retouched Digital Files

Every session includes a collection of digital files. Your final gallery is hand-retouched so that you look your very best. You'll also receive a 20% discount on fine art prints and products.

Los Angeles

Maternity Photographer

studio + outdoor maternity sessions

Maternity portrait in dress
Pregnant woman in lace dress

Studio

Garden

Custom

Maternity portrait in dress

Natural Maternity

Photography

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 experience

I've created a maternity session experience that is relaxed and enjoyable - no, really!

Complimentary studio wardrobe, expert direction throughout your session, and hand-retouching on your images mean that even my most camera-shy clients come away with gorgeous maternity portraits.

Celebrate your pregnancy and show your child how eagerly they were awaited!

Los Angeles Maternity Photographer

studio + outdoor maternity portrait sessions

Maternity Sessions

Your maternity session is an opportunity to reflect on the incredible work your body is doing and celebrate the beauty of your pregnancy.

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 may 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.

Maternity sessions are typically photographed at 30-35 weeks.

INCLUDED

• 1-2 hr maternity session (includes your partner & kids)
• Pre-session phone consultation
• Comprehensive session prep guide
• Access to the studio wardrobe collection

A collection of digital images

20% discount on prints & products

Choice of studio, garden, or custom session.

please see below for details & pricing

The Maternity Session Experience

Portrait of pregnant woman with partner's hands on belly

Session

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.

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Outdoor garden maternity portrait of couple

Proofing

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.

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Desk framed prints of maternity and baby photos

Delivery

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.

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Maternity portrait in bed

Studio Maternity Session

details

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).

Family portrait in garden

Garden Maternity Session

details:

Garden sessions are photographed in a gorgeous 3-acre garden in Pasadena. Garden sessions begin 1.5 hours before sunset.

Kind Words

Ariel is so incredibly talented and has such an amazing gift! My maternity photoshoot 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

"When I received my maternity 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." - Liz, LA

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"I knew I wanted Ariel for our newborn photos since I loved the timeless look to her work. I decided to do a maternity shoot as well. I'm someone that is not particular fond of being photographed, but she made the process so easy from beginning to end!" - Celia, LA

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Outdoor garden maternity portrait

Included in your Session:

Studio Wardrobe

What to wear? Not to worry.

The best part of your maternity session may just be raiding the client closet.

You'll find a carefully curated selection of dresses and robes from Rachel Pally, Doen, Christy Dawn, Ingrid & Isabel, Natori, and more.

STUDIO WARDROBE

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 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.

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Covid-19

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.

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Book Your Maternity Session

I photograph most maternity clients 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.

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