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Los Angeles Birth Photographer~Birth Doula~Maternity Photographer

Los Angeles professional Birth Photographer
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Los Angeles birth photography image at Cedar Sinai shows a color postpartum photo of a mother and daughter.
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First off, yay for a new little life! You must be thrilled and over the moon to meet your sweet bundle of love.

Whether you are looking for a maternity photographer, birth photographer or a doulatog, I would love to connect with you.

Now, you may be asking yourself, what the heck is a doulatog? This information and whole lot more are within this website.

These pages are chock full of information. That being said, I am always just a phone call away and happy to speak with you. We can also Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or do it the old fashion way and meet in person.

Birth and maternity photography postpartum image of a father holding his newborn daughter for the first time by birth photographer Leona Darnell
Birth photo of a laboring mother holding onto her partner while midwife delivers the baby.

Birth Photographer

When commissioned to document the raw beauty of birth for you, I will do so with dignity, love and respect. Let me be the one thing you don’t have to worry about. As your birth photographer, I will be there when you call; morning or night 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. I will be there as you guide your child home and will capture the first moment you look into your child’s eyes and they into yours.

Color birth photography image of a new mother and her child after a hospital birth at Panorama City Kaiser.

Birth Doula/Photographer (Doulatog)

What on earth is a doulatog? Well, it’s the best of both worlds: a magical combination of pregnancy support, labor attendant and professional birth photographer all rolled into one!

Los Angeles Maternity photographer, Leona Darnell, shows an image of a pregnant mother holding a violin.

Maternity Photographer

As your Los Angeles maternity photographer, allow me to reflect back to you your most fabulous self, carrying life, having the strength and love shine through your eyes.

“I thankfully stumbled on to birth and beauty through Facebook and will be so ever grateful I did!

My partner’s first reaction was “Tell her she’s (photographer) freaking (insert expletive) amazing!” ~~Erica

Los Angeles Birth and Maternity photography color image of a man holding his wife as she pushes through labor at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles
Breastfeeding image of Leona Darnell and her son

I am a Mother, Photographer, Birth Doula, Film maker and lover of all things chocolate!  Having called this whacky city of Los Angeles my home since 2017, I feel pride in the families I have served.

I am both an experienced birth photographer and maternity photographer.

In 2021 I became a birth doula. My goal is to empower women in having a positive and supported birth. Documenting the raw nature of birth is certainly a calling, but adding more knowledge as a doula allows me to become a true member of your birth team.

Please keep in mind I don’t show anything that the parent(s) are not comfortable with.  All images seen here (below and throughout the website) are with parental permission. Privacy and modesty concerns are always respected.

“Leona was amazing! Being my first child I was very nervous and let’s be honest letting someone in during such a personal time you can be a little hesitant,

but honestly she was so professional and comforting”. ~~Erin

Santa Mionica birth photography image by Birth and Beauty show a mother, father and child after a cesarean birth.

Whether you are ready to book now or simply have more questions, I’m here to talk with you.

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