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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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 father holding his son in the air while he laughs and enjoys the ride looking at the camera of ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services in Santa Monica, CA.

5 tips to photograph your baby with your phone.

Take a from a professional birth photographer– you need more than a smart phone for smart (meaning beautiful) photos of your wee one and other family members. Here are some simple ways to help that new the camera in your new phone take photos you’ll treasure forever.

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Black and white image of three children smiling at the camera captured in Los Angeles by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services

How to Write the Perfect Holiday Card

Whether you celebrate the upcoming Holidays with gifts exchange or not, one thing is certain: we all like to receive and (hopefully) send well wishing cards to friends and family.
Here are few tips to help you make the task easy, fast, enjoyable and stylish.

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Color image by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services of little girl looking at the camera and taking a break from nursing.

The Baptism of Sophie in LA

Watching a sweet family coming together to celebrate their first grandchild was so emotional. There were great grand parent and relatives who traveled far and wide for the occasion. Everyone dressed up and embracing the meaning of purification and admission to the Christian community.

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