Newborn portrait in cherry frame

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

over the years i've perfected my newborn session to best serve my clients. please read on for all the little things that make your session special.






Wardrobe Styling

A Full Gallery

Baby-Led Session

Digitals & Artwork

After your session you'll view your gallery and decide on the perfect collection. All the collections include a selection of full-resolution digital files that you are free to print anywhere you like.

I also offer fine-art prints and albums that can be purchased as part of your collection or added on later. My prints and products are produced with the finest archival materials and guaranteed to last for generations.

I provide everything we need for baby. All the pretty wraps and delicate knits that you see on my website and Instagram are available during your session.

Mamas are always welcome to borrow something from the studio wardrobe collection.

I'll also help you style the rest of the family with clothing you already own and help you source any missing items.

You can expect plenty of variety in your newborn gallery, which will include solo images of baby, detail images, and parent and sibling portraits.

I include all the best images from your session in your proofing gallery. About 60-80 images.

You'll view your gallery in the comfort of your own home and choose the collection that's right for you.

During your session, I photograph your newborn in a variety of natural poses.

I always follow baby's lead and my workflow will depend on the positions that your baby is most comfortable in.

Sessions usually take about 3 hours, but we won't be photographing your baby that whole time. We'll take breaks as needed for feeding, changing, and cuddling.

what to expect

An experience designed with new parents in mind

Welcoming your new baby is a joyous experience, but it can be all-consuming. As a mom twice over, I know that adding stress during those first days is the last thing you want to do. That’s why I've designed your session experience to be as easy and enjoyable as possible.

From inquiry to portrait delivery, it’s my pleasure to offer a full-service experience that feels less like a chore and more like a celebration.

let me take care of every little detail, so that you can focus on what's important... your new baby





Convenient image delivery

All the little details taken care of

A tailored experience to fit your family

Custom artwork design and production

I know how eager you are to see your gallery. I make sure to deliver your gallery within 3 weeks of your session.

Your session includes a collection of fully retouched, high resolution digital files that you are free to print wherever you choose. Your private online gallery makes sharing with friends and family a breeze.

Your session includes digital files that you are free to share and print to your heart's content. That said, most of my clients prefer to order their artwork through me. I offer a carefully curated line of fine-art prints and albums that are not available through consumer labs. I'll design, produce, and deliver your heirloom artwork, so that you don't have to lift a finger.

I'm here to walk you through your newborn portrait experience. I'll let you know what to expect and how to prepare every step of the way. And, really, there isn't much for you to do! Whether we photograph your little one in my studio or your home I bring everything we need. I even provide wardrobe for mom and style the rest of your family so that everyone looks their best.

I offer both in-home and studio sessions. Many of my clients are ready to get out of the house for their session and enjoy a change of scenery. However, for some, an in-home session feels more comfortable. I'll help you choose the location that will serve your family best and ensure that we will get gorgeous, light-filled images of your newborn.

Kind Words

I can't believe we almost didn't have newborn photographs done. Working with Ariel was one of the best decisions we've made as parents. She made the whole process so easy (probably the easiest thing we did in the first month!). More importantly, the photos themselves are stunning. I love them more every time I look at them!

- Jessica, Santa Monica

Why my clients choose ACP

Los Angeles Newborn Photographer


I create newborn portraits that are full of emotion and free from distractions and work with clients from all over Southern California who are dreaming of natural, timeless images.

Whether we photograph your baby in my studio or your home, I am delighted to make beautiful photographs of your baby in my signature aesthetic.


newborn sleeping on back


Your baby’s safety and comfort are my first priorities. I follow your baby’s lead when posing and make sure that your newborn is always in a safe and comfortable position.

I have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. I am also up to date on all other vaccines, including Tdap (Whooping Cough), Flu & MMR. I am a member of the NAPCP, PPA, and am certified in Newborn Safety with the APNPI.


Framed print of dad and baby


I have two children of my own, and know what it means to welcome a new baby. That's why I make it my mission to take as much off your plate as possible! I offer clear communication at every step of the way and a full-service experience so that you feel well taken care of from start to finish. Whether your session takes place in your home or my studio, I provide everything we need for the perfect session. From providing wardrobe to designing your finished artwork, I take care of the details so that you don't have to.


Kind Words

What a great service Ariel provides! She took such special care our family and, with a new baby, it was so nice to be taken such good care of and come out with amazing pictures on the other side. I mean amazing pictures. She captured our baby (and his big brother) perfectly and calmly. Can’t recommend her enough!

- Jen, Silverlake

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maternity Sessions

Maternity + Newborn

Photographed with the same simple aesthetic as my newborn work, your maternity portraits celebrate the quiet power and simple beauty of pregnancy. When you book your newborn and maternity session together, you'll receive a sweet little savings on your investment.

Ready to know more?

Love what you see? Keep exploring or get in touch now for full pricing and session info.

To best serve my clients I take on a limited number of newborn sessions each month. I recommend reserving your session at the beginning of your second trimester, if possible. I photograph most newborns within 6-12 days of birth.

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Maternity Sessions Los Angeles

I'd like to see the artwork you create.

I'd like session and pricing details.

I'd like to see your maternity work too.




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interested in a session?

Inquire for session & pricing details

To best serve my clients I offer a limited number of newborn sessions each month. I recommend reserving your session as early as possible. I photograph most newborns between 6 and 12 days of birth.

Your Newborn Session

Where & When

Sessions take place at your home or in my Northeast LA studio.

Sessions usually take about 3 hours, but there is never a time limit imposed. We'll break as needed to feed, settle, or change your little one.

I typically photograph newborns between 6 and 12 days of birth.


What to Expect

During your session I'll photograph your newborn in a variety of natural poses. I always follow baby's lead and my workflow will depend on the positions that your baby is comfortable in.

I'll also be photographing parent and sibling portraits and plenty of detail images.


What's Included

I provide everything we need for baby during our time together. All the wraps and knits that you see in my photographs will be available to you for your session.

I even offer a gorgeous selection of flattering and comfortable dresses for moms!