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Los Angeles Birth and Maternity Photography

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When you sit with yourself quietly and undisturbed, and pick up a photograph of the day you became a mother, running your fingers over the edges of that image, it becomes more than what it physically is. When you sit with your heart and remember the love, the first cry, the first latch, what your baby smelled and felt like and what that simple photograph means to you, nothing else in the world is more valuable.

Birth and maternity photography postpartum image of a father holding his newborn daughter for the first time by birth photographer Leona Darnell

There are so many things to worry about when planning your birth. Who will be there or who will even be allowed to be there? Will you give birth at home, a hospital or birth center? You make plans, read books, talk to friends, midwives and doulas, yet you may still have a wee bit of worry.

Let me be the one thing you don’t have to worry about. 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 image and text describing Los Angeles birth and maternity photographer, Leona Darnell as she kisses her son.

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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.

Award Winning Maternity Portraits

Come into my studio and prepare to get pampered. Have your hair and makeup professionally done, look through my designer dresses and flowing materials and allow me to capture one of your most precious memories. Allow me reflect back to you your most fabulous self, carrying life, having the strength and love shine through your eyes.

Click here to view the maternity gallery.

“I do not feel like five stars [sic] is enough for such an amazing gifted photographer”.~~Sarah

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

“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.

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