Best Baby Photography Los Angeles | Six Month Photo Session

Six month photography is such a fantastic milestone to document, but we have a little insider secret to let you in on!  Every one of our six month photo shoots actually takes place at seven months old!  Why?  Not a whole lot changes between six and seven months, but having that one extra month of time to develop those tummy muscles makes baby’s photo session a whole lot easier on them!  They are sitting up now (of course, we always have someone sitting just a few inches away on baby safety), which makes it easier for the to focus on smiling big for their pictures!  Babies at this age fall for almost every trick in the book – peekaboo, tickles, singing, clapping, bubbles – and that’s what we love so much about this age.  So many expressions!!

Our Los Angeles portrait studio is stocked full of all the little outfits, props, accessories and backgrounds that you’ll need for your session.  Every single thing you see in the photos above we have here for you! Call our Los Angeles baby photography studio today at 310-391-4500 to begin planning your baby’s photo session today!

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Beverly Hills Baby and Newborn Photographer | 5 Month Old Michael

My favorite thing about photographing babies between the age of 4 months and about 10 months is how much they smile! Kids at this age aren’t quite mobile yet and so whenever funny face you are making totally intrigues them, and then you talk sweetly to them with a big smile – they smile right back. At our Beverly Hills newborn photo studio, our team are pro’s at getting those big smiles out of babies and capturing amazingly cute portraits!

This little boy was such a happy guy that it honestly took very little to get these huge smiles out of him! At our photo studio, babies generally only have the patience for 2-3 different setups and outfit changes. This little guy’s parents were so in love with all of our sets that they asked me at the session design appointment to do more than just the three sets that we typically do. They obviously knew what a happy temperament their son had, because we were actually able to capture every picture that they wanted before we wore this little guy out!

My favorite set that we were able to capture of this little baby boy was the nautical beach setup! He fit so perfectly into our boat – and the outfit the parents brought was soooo cute! I love that the parents wanted to jump in for some pictures on many of Michael’s sets – and they even brought outfit changes to match the different themes🙂

Our newborn photography studio services the Beverly Hills are and we specialize in babies, kids, maternity and family portraits. We would love to get to know your family and capture some amazing pictures for you – give us a call at 310-391-4500 and check out our website


Mermaid First Birthday Cake Smash | Los Angeles Baby Photography

Miss Mia the Mermaid turns one!

We have been photographing this little lady since she was just two months old, and she is always the biggest sweetie! One year old photography is always a blast because you never know what kind of personality you are going to get. And I would say that about 80% of the time, first birthday photo sessions take a lot of trickery since babies tend to zone out a bit and are super unsure of their new surroundings, new people, and sticky-gooey cake!

Mia, on the other hand, was Miss Personality! She smiled up a storm for her first birthday portraits and totally rocked the cake smash portion of her photography session! She gave us every look from happy & excited, sweet & somber, to sassy, sneaky & mischievous!

We even created a custom-designed mermaid set just for her. Mia’s aunt had made her this gorgeous knit mermaid tale, and mom stayed up all night long making her adorable seashell tiara!

Does your little one have a big birthday milestone coming up? We would love to hear your ideas and bring your vision to life! We love designing custom sets just for you – call us at 310-391-4500 to schedule your consultation and begin planning your baby’s first birthday cake smash session today with the best photography team in Southern California!


The Best & Most Unique Cake Smash | Custom Los Angeles Baby & Family Photography

We love to be loved! It means the world to us when a client is just ecstatic about their photos – so much so that they were inspired to spread the word and leave the sweetest review on Yelp!


“Creme of the crop!

My son was born premature so we missed out on newborn photos, but I always wanted to make it up and find an amazing photographer that could capture him now, at 10 months.  The Pod Photography team is amazing!   They can do it all! From my very first inquiry, Leah has been outstanding at responding to my questions and goals for the photos.  She always made me feel like I was going to get exactly what I was looking for and when it came down to it, we did!  We ended up doing a family photo session in-studio and had some individual shots of our precious little man.  They came out better than I could have hoped for!  During the session, Leah did amazing at keeping our son comfortable, safe and ready for pics.  She truly captioned him and his little personality.  We booked a cake smash session as well.  The Pod Photography is 5 stars across the board!”

Here are some of our favorites from their family photo session:

And then, about a month later, they came back in for Vincent’s big cake smash photo session. We had SUCH a blast styling for his little cake smash set – a baby baker theme!


“Second session booked.  Alright so we booked a cake smash photo session and I just gotta share how great it went.  I told Leah that I really wanted my baby boy Vincent to not only have a cake smash but also wanted to see if they could incorporate a chef’s hat and baking supplies to add to the theme and possibly have the photo hang in our kitchen.  So I brought in my Kitchen Aid and a few supplies along with a chef’s hat and sure enough when we got to the studio it was a perfect set.  Leah made sure that it went well with my kitchen decor and it sooooo does!  I mean, I can’t see how it would have been better.  The session went great and Leah and the team worked with our fussy baby to get him to take a few great shots.  I just saw the preview and I’m so excited to see how they all turned out!  They are by far the best!!!”

Our specialty at our Los Angeles photo studio is custom creating sets specific to your taste, your style, and something that really tells the story of who your family is or what your little peanut is into! Give us a call at 310-391-4500 to schedule your consultation with Leah and begin planning your baby’s first birthday photo session today!

Manhattan Beach Newborn Photography |Bohemian and Whimsical Baby Girl Photo Shoot

This beautiful little baby girl came to our professional photo studio for her newborn photo session – but she didn’t come alone, she came with mom, dad and all of their hobbies!

Newborn baby portraits are such a fun opportunity to have fun – fun with putting the babies in tiny baskets, posing them in ridiculously cute poses they would never fall asleep in, and of course – imposing the parent’s hobbies on the pictures! Our our Manhattan Beach photography studio, our team specializes in listening to our client’s taste, hobbies and other personal details and then custom designing their baby’s photo shoot specifically for them.

This super sweet family had lots of unique ideas for their baby’s week old photography. The most important setup, was our baking set. This mom loves to bake, and we thought it would be the cutest idea to put her baby girl into a Kitchen Aid mixer. Believe it or not, this new mom even baked the cookies for this picture! How she managed to do all that and be at the studio on time, we’re not quite sure – but she is definitely a Super Mom in the making!

Next up for creative ideas – we created a little Lakers basketball set after dad’s love of the game. We used the teams purple and yellow colors, plus put the baby into a net, like basket. Dad brought the basketball to complete this sports inspired picture.

The fresh flowers picture is also one of my favorites from this newborn photo session at our studio. The flowers were a last minute add on and were delivered from a Manhattan Beach florist just minutes before the client arrived – but what a great idea this mama had!

We always enjoy getting to know our special families and their sweet newborn babies. View more of our pictures on our website and give us a call at 310-391-4500 to discuss your baby’s portraits!

Our photo studio and professional baby photographers service Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance,  Hermosa Beach and the surrounding South Bay area for photography.

First Birthday Cake Smash Photography | Santa Monica Portrait Studio

A lot of our clients like to go ALL OUT when it comes to their first birthday cake smash photo session, and we’ve done so many crazy things around here at our Santa Monica portrait studio from giving a Pomeranian a lion-cut for a circus theme, to cakes decorated like Japanese cartoon character Anpanman, even creating a miniature Beverly Hills Hotel setup just the right size for a one-year-old!

But sometimes it’s nice to just keep it simple. There was no particular theme for Miss Kaitlyn’s first birthday photo shoot, mom and dad just wanted the photos to be all about her and to showcase her cute little pigtails. This simple gray and white setup kept the focus on Kaitlyn with a little color pop of teal and a second setup a little more styled for summertime.  We just love the classic styling for her!

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Holiday Card Photo Sessions & The Limited Edition Fall Set! | Los Angeles Family Photography

Now is the time for great photos!

Take advantage of the lovely weather and gorgeous Summer light for your family’s new portraits, plus get the coolest, most unique Holiday cards!  Don’t wait until November and get rained out of your shoot!

Call us today at 310-391-4500 to schedule your session!


Also introducing our Limited Edition Fall Set!

Fall is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to take new photos of the kids! Show off their fashionable Fall attire or dress them up in their adorable Halloween costume! Don’t miss out – this set is only up through October 31st, 2016!

Call us at 310-391-4500 to schedule your session!

Our Los Angeles Portrait Studio specializes in family, baby and kids photography as well as newborn and maternity portraits. We photograph families in our Los Angeles studio as well as on location at beautiful nearby parks, beaches and other popular locations around Los Angeles that you can see on our website and in our photo galleries. Every photography session is customized to your taste and style. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and meet your photographer!

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