Ali Levine Design Maternity and Newborn Portraits

I met Ali through Instagram (where I meet many of my favorite clients and new friends!) and we connected instantly. She fun and playful and always cheery. She was on the TV show Stripped (on Bravo) and is a really awesome celebrity designer. When we first met she was pregnant and I had the honor of doing maternity portraits for her. She was so friendly and easy to work with and of course beautiful. We used some dresses that I have in the studio as well as a stunning designer gown she brought from her collection. I love helping mamas-to-be see their beauty and truly celebrate the life they are creating within. 

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After our session in our Los Angeles based Maternity and Newborn Portrait Studio, we planned to meet the hubby at a park in the San Fernando Valley to do some outdoor lifestyle maternity pictures. With a few mishaps along the way we got to the park only moments before sunset. We weren't able to get much of the beautiful glow of "golden hour" but thankfully were able to capture some sweet moments between them. 

And just a few short months later, baby Amelia was born. It’s always fun when clients come back and I get to meet the baby behind the bump. Sweet little Amelia did not disappoint she was so delicious.

It was such an honor and exciting surprise when I found out the above image was featured on people.com. I really feel like that was an incredible compliment and I am truly grateful. Her maternity images were used in other articles such on Bunny&Hare, Celebrity and others.

Whether my images end up published or hung beautifully in clients homes, it's always an honor to create everlasting memories and personal art for each family I have the opportunity to photograph.  

If you are looking for a maternity and Newborn photographer in the Los Angeles Area check out www.cgphotographyla.com or call 3237181030

Family is everything - Maternity and Newborn Portraits

When I first spoke to Mommy J she was asking about a specific date for her maternity portraits. She explained that the baby's daddy was a brain surgeon in another city and was only visiting once more before her due date. Of course, I accommodated them, and we had a lot of fun capturing this special time. They told me all about the long-distance relationship, and how he came to visit every few months. (I secretly felt bad for them, but more about this at the end of the story.) Every relationship and family is different, and we just have to do our best to make it work. 

There's so much unknown during pregnancy. It can be nerve-wracking and exciting, but it's all part of the process. I love capturing this time to remind women how beautiful they are while doing the most amazing "job" a person can do. It's also so special for parents to show these precious images to their baby, and explain how much hey loved them before they were born.

Here are some of the moments we captured during their maternity session at my portrait studio in Hancock Park.

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After the maternity pictures, we waited patiently for their baby girl to arrive, Of course they really wanted her to arrive on a specific date for Dad to be there for the delivery. Of course, I got the call, asking if we could quickly schedule the newborn portrait session, so Dad could be included before he had to get back to the OR.  Mila Rose was as close to perfect as possible. She was beautiful and very well behaved. She kept smiling during her session! I think she was so happy to meet me :)

My clients always come back for an in person viewing appointment. They see a slideshow of their images and I guide them in choosing the products that are perfect for their family, home and style.  Unfortunately Dad couldn't make it, but grandma and grandpa joined and loved the images! Mommy J chose a stunning leather deluxe album with all the beautiful images she chose. Now the part I promised to come back to.  One week after our appointment, I got an email asking if I could mail the album because they decided to move to the city Daddy is in! I was so excited, I literally started crying!! This couple was so loving and it was breaking my heart that Daddy would miss so many moments. I'm kinda sad they will be far away and I won't be able to do Mila's sitter or birthday session (maybe they will come for a visit!) but I'm so glad they got their happily ever after!

Meet Mila Rose.

Here's an actual spread (2 pages) that is included in their hand crafted, Italian leather portrait album. 

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If you are looking for a newborn photographer in the Los Angeles area, you have come to the right place. CG Photography specializes in Maternity, Newborn and first year fine art portraiture. We are now booking into June, so reach out soon to hear all about the CGP Newborn Experience