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The Shapes of Birth

The shapes of how we birth might have an impact on our entrance in this planet, but the amount of love we receive from that moment on is truly what moves us forward in life.

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Pregnant couple hold hands in front of the sunset during their maternity photography session with ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services

When Birth Workers Wear a Belly

If you are a birth worker like me, you must know that there comes a time in life when it’s your turn to lean over your community of birth gurus and ask for support during your child’s birth.

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In this colorful and delicate image created by ArtShaped Photography and Birth service we witness the love and support of dad during the birth of his daughter as he holds her hand in between birth surges.

Birth vs Open Water Swimming

I recently had the honor of interviewing a good friend over dinner, Gino, an open ocean swimmer and one of the few members of WOWSA (World Open Water Swimming Association) aspiring to take home the organization’s Triple Crown Award.

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Prengant mother walks the Santa Monica Pier shore holding her belly while the sun sets behind her. Image captured by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services

Mother’s Love. Dedicated to all Moms.

Why is there such a huge discrepancy between medical school midwifery practices? Yes, the two curricula differ in time, notions, beliefs or lack of, but most and above all they are different in the way they treat mothers.

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Mom and Dad lay on the bed holding their newborn baby in the middle of their embrace in this colorful image captured by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services.

The Importance of Sleep

During the post partum period, there are so many factors that need to be taken in consideration in order to support mom and her new baby, but also the whole expanded family.

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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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Birth Photography

The magic of food during labor

The importance of eating during labor is now reiterated by research: some food, not only helps sustain mom but facilitate her birth and post partum.

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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.
Doula Support

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.
Babies Photography

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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Family Photography

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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