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Natural Newborn Photography

When your baby is born you will be bowled over by their perfection. You'll want to trace each detail and remember it forever. As a newborn photographer, my job is to help you do just that.

No distracting props or unnatural poses necessary. The elements I rely on are simple: Natural posing, delicate wraps, and gorgeous light.

I've found that this is the very best way to keep your baby safe and comfortable and deliver timeless newborn portraits.

The Newborn Session Experience

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Session

Your newborn session takes place in my well-appointed Northeast LA studio or the comfort of your own home and includes parent and sibling portraits.

I provide everything we need for your session, including all the pretty wraps and delicate knits you see on my website and Instagram.

Most importantly, your session is a relaxed and enjoyable experience for the whole family.

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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 60-80 images.

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

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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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Details & Pricing

your session includes:

3 hour newborn session with parents and siblings included

Telephone consultation to answer all your questions

Comprehensive session prep guide

Access to the studio wardrobe collection for mamas

Wardrobe styling help for the rest of the family

Online proofing gallery with 60-80 images to choose from

One of the three image collections below

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collection one

collection three

Full Gallery & Album or 4-Square

Full Digital Gallery

30 Digital Images

You'll receive all the photographs in your gallery (60-80 images) as retouched, full-resolution files.

Your digital files are delivered via a private online gallery in both color and black and white.

Choose your favorite 30 images to be delivered as retouched, full-resolution files.

Your digital files are delivered via a private online gallery in both color and black and white.

You'll receive all the photographs in your gallery (60-80 images) as retouched, full-resolution files in color & black and white.

Choose a FINE ART ALBUM or DECKLED FOUR SQUARE to preserve your portraits in print.

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$1850

$2450

$1450

in-home sessions are booked with an additional travel + setup fee of $300

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Kind Words

Ariel is absolutely AMAZING! I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience working with her. She was great at communicating with us on what you prepare for, what the process would be, and what to bring to the shoot. On the shoot day she was WONDERFUL. Being new parents to a one week old, venturing out was a little daunting, but Ariel made everything super comfortable, relaxed and easy. She is excellent working with newborns, I can't say enough about how she was with our son. Our photos were just incredible. We love them so much. They're exactly what we were after - natural, timeless and beautiful. I couldn't recommend Ariel more!

- Pamela, Los Angeles

Baby sleeping in mother's arms

What to wear? Not to worry...

i've got you covered

Finding something to wear that is flattering and comfortable a week postpartum can be a real challenge. That's why I offer a studio wardrobe collection for moms.

The collection features dresses - from designers such as Rachel Pally, Ingrid & Isabel, and Doen - that fit and flatter.

Access to the studio wardrobe collection for mamas and help with wardrobe styling for the rest of the family is included with your session.

SEE THE 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, scratches, and temporary skin conditions, while maintaining a natural look.

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

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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 Newborn Session

When you book your newborn session, I'll reserve a spot for you on my calendar based on your baby's due date.

You'll let me know when your baby is born, and we'll schedule your actual session date at that time.

I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I'll be available for your session whether you deliver "early," "late," or on your due date.

Newborn sessions are booked with a contract and initial payment of $350.

I photograph most newborns within 6-12 days of birth.

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