The Experience

From helping you decide what to wear, to coordinating hair and make up for some pre-session pampering, to hanging custom artwork that elevates your home or designing an heirloom album to be passed on for generations - I'm with you every step of the way. I shoot every single session with your final artwork in mind. Let's celebrate the people you love most! 

Preserving your family's story
for future generations.

I've crafted an experience that will be easy, joyful, and customized just for you. My portrait sessions are focused on the connection between you and your children. We'll capture beautiful fine art imagery and the playful, candid moments unique to your family. Sessions take place at my boutique Burbank studio, your home, or an outdoor location.

A photography experience you'll actually look forward to!

Los Angeles Family, newborn, baby & Maternity Photographer

- Pati O.

"Thank you so much for capturing the sitting, the clapping, the slobbering baby smooches!"

HOW IT WORKS

The Process

I can't wait to chat and hear more about you and your family! Reach out via my contact form and we'll schedule a call so I can tell you a bit more about my services, hear about your ideal session. and discuss availability.

Consultation

The first step

In person or via phone/zoom, we'll plan out all the details of your session - date, location, wardrobe, and reserving hair and makeup. I'll provide you with a session guide so you know what to prepare and expect. 

Planning all details

The second step

The details have all been handled, and now we have fun! This is where the magic happens! I'll guide you through a mix of traditional poses and candid, interactive ones that are unique to your family story.

Your Session

The third step

The best part. We'll meet at my studio or virtually and you'll see your beautiful images for the first time. Cue ALL the feels. We'll work together to create beautiful heirloom artwork.

Reveal and Ordering

The fourth step

I get it, we have the best of intentions, but life is busy! I offer complimentary installation on gallery walls and will hand deliver or mail your heirloom album.

Artwork Installation

The fINAL step

A seamless experience from start to finish

My promise to you:

The Baby's FIrst Year Collective

Our most popular choice to capture every stage of baby's first year. From maternity, to newborn, to 6 months, to their first birthday, this is our essential portrait collection for parents who want to remember it all.

from bump to one year

- 3 or 4 Signature Sessions taking place during 18 month period
- virtual styling consultation and session planning
- complimentary hair and make up at newborn session
- curation and editing of 45+ images from each session
- reveal and design appointment for each session to choose final artwork
-$200 credit toward your baby's first year album at each session
-priority access to exclusive annual family and holiday sessions

What's Included:

$650 for 3 sessions ($100 savings)
$800 for 4 session ($200 savings)

*all digital images and printed artwork purchased separately and begin at $900

only 24 collective memberships are available annually

Session fee: $250

*all digital images and printed artwork purchased separately and begin at $900

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SIGNATURE SESSION

A luxury portrait experience that ensures you're taken care of every step of the way. Newborn, family and baby sessions are customized to fit your vision either at the studio, at your home, or outdoors on location.

perfect for single sessions

-full session in studio or on location
-virtual session planning and styling consultation
- curation and editing of 50+ images 
- reveal and design appointment to choose final artwork
- professional hair and make up coordination (optional add on)

What's Included:

SIMPLICITY SESSION

A petite portrait experience designed for expectant moms and babies 3-12 months. Capturing those sweet details that change so quickly. Available in studio only, not offered for newborns or family sessions. 

For the in between moments

- 15 minute session in studio on select weekdays for up to 2 people
- curation and editing of 15 images
- reveal and design appointment to choose final artwork

What's Included:

Session Fee: $150

*all digital images and printed artwork purchased separately and begin at $500


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FAQ

For that super sleepy, snuggly newborn stage, I aim to schedule your session when baby is around 8-14 days old. However, if you need a little more time, I photograph babies at every age! I recommend reaching out to schedule your newborn session any time after your 20 week scan.

at what age do you photograph babies and when should I book?

I find that the sweet spot for maternity photos is usually around 30-34 weeks. When you're clearly bumpin', but still comfortable! Maternity photos are so special and SO worth it. Years from now, your future self will be so grateful you documented this moment. I promise.

when is the best time for maternity photos?

Yes! Kids have big feelings - I'm a mom of two boys - one with lots of energy and one who can be very shy is new situations. I get it and I'm here to support you! I have lots of tricks of my sleeve, go with the flow, and never expect kids to be anything but kids. 

My kids can be well, kids...is that okay?

Purchasing artwork is not required. However, my clients LOVE our frames and albums and often come to be because I specifically offer those services. Whether you have a wall in mind or need guidance, a huge part of what I do is help you get your images off your phone/cloud/drive and create tangible heirloom memories.

Do I have to buy artwork?

I do! In addition to newborns and families, I also shoot headshots, branding portraits, and events. You can learn more about that HERE. 

Do you photograph anything besides babies and families?

Nothing would make me happier and you have come to the right place! As parents, we have the best of intentions, but there's never enough time. Time with your babies is the most precious, so let me take this off your plate. The first year collective is the perfect way to document your baby's first year and your family story. 

Can you help me make a first year baby book?

Client LOVE

We LOVE the talented Marie Buck Photography. The moments she manages to capture are priceless. When we did a studio session with my two daughters I was absolutely sure my 2 year old would not smile - she hated photos being taken - and yet I have photos with a happy 2 year old that I will absolutely treasure. We have also done an outdoor session and the kids had fun, were totally disarmed so that the photos captured their natural smiles and candid moments. Photos to me are frozen moments in time that I am too busy to think about capturing or, let’s face it, have the ability to take anything with me in! Having a session with Marie means we have that set of memories from that time in our lives to keep, frame and look back on. My number one birthday or Christmas gift is always to ask for a session for photo’s with Marie which my husband also loves, as it saves him thinking of a gift!! Win, win!!

WE ARE IN LOVE!!!

- Helen C.

Marie is such a joy to work with! She has been photographing our family since our oldest was 1…she’s almost 7 now. Marie is loving and fun with the kids which makes the time fly. Somehow despite weather conditions, kids running around like crazy or whatever else unpredictable is happening she ALWAYS gets the shot. We have so many beautiful memories Marie has captured over the years. Every time I see one of our photos framed in our home I feel overjoyed we took the time and made the investment to capture these magical moments.


always gets the shot

- Brittany B.

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Don't wait on capturing this season.
Your future self will thank you!

Ready to work together?