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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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In this black and white photograph ArtShaped Photography a toddler discovers the wonders of natue by taking in the smell of a freshly picked daisy.

Babies don’t sleep, Babies don’t keep

The truth is that this is not the case and no one will ever ask your daughter, the day she decides to apply for a job at NASA, at what age did she reach all her milestones and how fast.
These first fast paced days of motherhood are for you and for you only. Nobody is watching and nobody gets a prize.

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IN this color image by ArtShaped Photography we witness the first moment right after birth where mom and her baby are finally united earthside.

The Fourth Trimester

Ideally you will be following the rhythm of your baby and sleep whenever he does. If you are planning to breastfeed grab a nice book to have next to your bed, it is a more engaging way to stay present and bond with your baby than scrolling your Facebook feed.

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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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Maternity Portraits

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
Family Photography

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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