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Maternity Session at the Santa Monica Pier

I am always so happy to introduce new spots to my clients, even though they may have lived locally for years, there is always an opportunity to see something new and unexpected. Maternity Sessions can be that magical if you choose the right photographer 😉

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Fall and moody looking family photography session at Tongva Park in Santa Monica CA, during a foggy day with ArtShaped Photography and BIrth Services

Fall Family Session 2018

‘Tis is the season for your Family Session!
As the Holidays are rolling upon us faster and faster, this is the best time to call your trusted photographer and book your family session.

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Pregnant mother looks sideways to her partner while he embraces her from behind during a sunset photoshoot on the cliff at El Matador State Beach with ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services.

9 Tips for your Pregnancy

Feeling overwhelmed during pregnancy? Here are some of my favorite tips to help you thrive during the change your body and soul are undergoing.

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In this colorful slideshow Artshaped Photography captures the reality that sometimes homebirth transfer to hospitals. In this case, mama needed to rest and after she did, she pushed her baby out surrounded by an amazing team of partner, nurses, OB and her midwife who never left her sight.

Baby Meadow’s birth story

From the moment I walked into their house to document their birth, all I could sense was peace. Mom decided to transfer to the hospital at some point and despite the madness of lights and revolving door of nurses I usually witness, this time, this birth was calm, respectful and honored.

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Outdoor Photography Activities for Kids in Santa Monica

You will usually find most children these days busy on a computer or phones and tablets. Or you will find them watching television. All these activities cause them to sit in one place for a prolonged duration.
Learning photography will pique your child’s curiosity and help them become more creative.

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Color image of mother and baby right after birth where mother kisses her baby's hand during a very emotional first look. Image courtesy of ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services
Babies Photography

The benefits of skin-to-skin after birth.

Find out the advantages of promoting skin contact between mom and baby after birth. Think of it as a lovers’ first date where the magic should not be interrupted, directed or interfered.

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Black and white image of mother and father admiring their newborn baby minutes after birth. These are the sweet moments parents get to savour undisturbed if the choose to birth at home. Picture captured by Los Angeles birth Photographer Diana Hinek for ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services
Babies Photography

The Last Birth of 2018

The last baby of 2018 arrived just in time for New Year’s Eve celebrations. He was 10 days late but certainly worth all the wait.

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Black and white photograph of mother and child kissing in front of the rocks at El Matador State Beach, immortalized by photographer Diana Hinek for ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services.
Babies Photography

Tête-à-tête family session

I have known this mother and child since he was born, more than 3 years ago. I miss them when I don’t see them and I always rejoice when Fall comes because I get to spend time capturing their growth and endless love for one another.

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