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Mom discovers she has just birthed a baby boy. Picture by ArtShaped

A Surprise Gender Birth

Our gender surprise, a gorgeous baby boy. It still amazes me how peaceful my birthing environment was; quiet, dim, calm. All things my hospital birth was not. Not only was I able to feel in control about my labor, I felt an incredible feeling of empowerment — I am feeling I still ride 4 weeks later!

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Black and White photograph captured by Artshaped photography of pregnant couple embracing on top of the stairs at El Matador beach, Los Angeles

Follow the waves

Thanks to my husband, I pretty much know the best locations for any outdoor photo session in the area and thanks to his skilled advice, I can estimate if the conditions ( tide, sunset facing and time of year) are favorable or less for the purpose of the photography session.

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Right after birth this baby is resting on his mother's chest with his eyes closed and looking beautiful and pink. Photographed by Artshaped photography in west Los Angeles.

Through the Lens of Birth Photography

It is the most sacred experience and closest to the divine, besides giving birth. No matter how many times I have walked into the birth space and attended the love fest party of a family giving birth, I always leave high on happy hormones, with a heart full joy for the hope that a new life may bring to the world.

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Photographer Diana Hinek with her three children on Mother's Day 2018

A Mother’s Love

I stumbled upon the story of Alfie James Evans almost by mistake. I was immediately drawn to him and his formidable parents Kate and Tom, who fought for their baby for months after, due to his diagnosis with a degenerative brain condition, the Liverpool hospital he was hospitalized decided to switch off his life support.

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Birth Team Supports a mother in labor. During contractions midwife Monica Wood monitors baby's heart. Image by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services.

The Doula and Birth Photographer Cape

I am just a witness, a vessel that has worked with mom for weeks beforehand to make sure mom feels empowered, knowledgeable and loved enough to recognize that she can give birth in the best possible given way.

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Proud moment for ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services for qualifying as one of the top 100 images during the 2017-2018 year competition.

A Day in the Life

This image recently made top 100 in the Shoot and Share (http://shootandshare.com/ ) annual contest.
Top 100 among 413k photos entries from 160 different countries!
What I loved most about this contest was that the 81 Million votes were voluntarily cast as is the contest itself.

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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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