Your baby is only a baby for one year.

In one year, your child will go from a tiny, sleeping newborn to a walking, talking toddler.

And it's going to be the fastest year of your life.

As a mom, I've experienced it twice over. As a photographer, I've met so many parents who wish they'd come in for a session earlier.

That's why I created the First Year Collective: for busy parents who never want to regret not having enough photos from the baby days.


The First Year Collective includes these Milestone Sessions

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One Year

Maternity (optional)


An heirloom quality album to tell the story of your baby's first year.

After your baby's last session, we'll custom design a beautiful linen-bound photographic album with all your favorite images from every session.

No need to sweat over a baby book!

Oh, and did I mention the studio wardrobe?

All your sessions include access to the studio wardrobe collection for moms and babies + styling for the rest of the family.

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What does the First Year Collective include?

A Session for Every Stage

The First Year Collective includes your baby's Newborn Session, Sitter Session (6-8m), and One-Year Session. Many clients also add a Maternity Session.

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An Heirloom Album

Maybe the best part? The First Year Collective includes a beautiful linen-bound photographic album with your favorite images from every session. No need to sweat over a baby book!

Studio Wardrobe & Styling

All your sessions include studio wardrobe for mothers and babies and personal styling assistance for the rest of the family. We'll plan your wardrobe with all your sessions in mind.

Why join the First Year Collective?

You don't want to miss a thing.

You’re about to step into the most fleeting year of your life- your baby’s first year. Trust me, by the time your baby hits their first birthday, it will all be a blur. Make sure you have beautiful photos of every stage so that you can revisit the baby days whenever you want.


You want to share your child's story with them.

These photographs aren't just for you. Your child will love looking through their heirloom album! Did I mention the thick, toddler-proof pages? The albums I offer feature true photographic prints and archival materials, so they'll last for generations without any fading or yellowing.


You're picky.

And so am I. Not only will I make beautiful, timeless portraits for you at each session, I'll photograph your baby with the full collection in mind. For example, I make sure that all of our session design choices, like wardrobe and location, make for a cohesive first year gallery.


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You've got your hands full.

Life in the first year is BUSY. As a First Year Collective member, you don’t have to remember to schedule your sessions or worry that I may not be available for your baby’s next milestone. Your spot is already reserved and you can relax knowing that I’ll reach out when it’s time to schedule your baby’s next session.

I even have wardrobe for moms and babies, so you can cross another thing off your list.


You want to be in the pictures.

I have two kids and I can tell you that I regret not having more photographs of myself with my babies. All your sessions include parents and siblings. When you join the FYC, you'll ensure that you have photographs of you and your baby together at every stage (with clean hair and no yogurt on your shirt).


You know value when you see it.

Let's be real, babies are expensive. When you book the First Year Collective, you'll enjoy significant savings and the option to spread your session payments out over the year.

And, more importantly, the photographs we create of your baby's first year will be undoubtedly be among your most valued possessions.


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A note about my photographic style...

I am best known for my natural newborn and baby photography.

That means no props, costumes, or cheesy posing.

All your First Year Collective sessions will be photographed in this signature style, giving you a cohesive collection of timeless portraits.

What my clients are saying:

Hi, I'm Ariel.

If I'm going to be one of the first people to hold your baby, you should probably know a little about me :)

Over the years, I've developed a signature aesthetic that incorporates natural posing & minimal styling to create the timeless maternity, newborn, baby, and family portraits my clients are dreaming of.

I live with my husband and two kids in Northeast LA, but originally hail from Nantucket, MA.

I believe a dip in the ocean cures what ails you and will always choose Twizzlers over Red Vines.

I have been photographing Los Angeles families for nearly a decade.

When my son was born, I wanted to hire a newborn photographer, but couldn't find anyone who created the type of newborn portraits - simple, natural & timeless - that I was envisioning.

I decided to take my son's newborn portraits myself and, in the process, fell in love with newborn photography.

I am a member of the NAPCP, PPA, and am certified in Newborn Safety with the APNPI.

I'm up to date on all recommended vaccines, including flu, Covid, and Tdap.

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years in business as a newborn & family photographer

of the families I serve are repeat clients

5-star google & YELP reviews from MY clients

BABIES & FAMILIES photographed each year


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