Los Angeles Newborn Photographer

Matt Cramer Photography is a long standing member of Professional Photographers of America.  


Matt Cramer Photography is a husband and wife team specializing in fine art maternity, newborn, baby and child photography. Our tiny clients come to see us from all over Southern California and beyond.  Located in Los Angeles, we serve cities within Los Angeles County, Orange County and Ventura Country, including Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, La Canada, Monrovia, Altadena, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Lake Balboa, West LA, West Hollywood, Culver City, Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, Santa Clarita and other surrounding Los Angeles metro areas.

Our style is modern, contemporary and sophisticated with an emphasis on light, shadows and textures. With over twenty years of experience, Matt is highly trained in utilizing both natural and studio lighting, which gives him the flexibility needed to achieve a great variety of looks in each session. We are drawn to a more organic and natural style of photography, and the props/accessories that we use reflect this.  We believe that any props used in our sessions should not distract from the essence and delicate grace of our tiny, perfect subjects.  

Our goal is to capture truly timeless images that will become not only a piece of art in your home, but a snapshot of your family's unique and very special history.

Los Angeles newborn portrait sessions are offered in studio only. All Los Angeles maternity and other photography sessions are offered both in studio and on location.  

For more information on our Los Angeles maternity, newborn or child photography sessions please email us at matt@mattcramerphotography.com or call us at (818) 326-3344.

We like to schedule our Los Angeles newborn photography sessions within the first 5-11 days of birth, as this is when they are still in their sleepiest state. After two weeks, newborn babies tend to sleep less deeply, are more easily disturbed, and are not as apt to be posed into those cute "sleepy newborn" positions.  Baby acne and colic may also flare up around this time.  Sometimes we are able to accommodate babies a bit later than this timeframe, so if you are just discovering us after your newborn baby has arrived, please give us a call to inquire.  Sometimes we have last minute availability.  

All our Los Angeles newborn photography sessions take place at our home studio.  We prefer to use our home studio because of the predictability and availability of natural light and all of our equipment, studio lights, and props are set up and ready to go. We provide all props for our newborn sessions.  This includes everything you see in any image in our newborn gallery on this site- baskets, crates, bowls, wraps, little hats, headbands, beanies, hat/pant outfits, wraps, blankets, furs, cocoons, etc- we have quite a lot!  We often tell parents to just come with newborn baby and a diaper bag, and leave the rest to us.

We like to schedule our Los Angeles maternity photography sessions between 32 and 37 weeks, as this is generally when your pregnant bump tends to looks its best and your energy level is still up. Our aim is to make your session a fun, relaxed, and enjoyable experience.  Almost all of our maternity sessions take place at our home studio. My wife, Jessica, assists me on all Los Angeles pregnancy portrait sessions and we can assure you there is no difference between shooting with a male or female photographer to document this very special time in your life. We are extremely professional and work as a team to ensure our clients' utmost comfort throughout the session. 

Typically, I will use both natural window light as well as studio light with a backdrop during our Los Angeles pregnancy portrait sessions. We have a very detailed Maternity Session Prep Guide that is sent to all confirmed clients.  This guide will help you prepare for your session in regards to what to bring, hair/nail prep, makeup, etc. We work with a very talented makeup artist and can schedule this service for our clients for an additional fee.

After our Los Angeles newborn portrait sessions, we most typically do six month, or "sitting up" sessions.  This is a great age to photograph, as baby is sitting up unassisted, with lots of great expressions, but they aren't mobile yet!  Sometimes we have clients that want to book before that, especially ones that have missed capturing that those "newborn" images, and for this we usually recommend a Los Angeles baby portrait session at three to four months.  We like to ensure baby can hold their head up and has good neck control for these Los Angeles baby photography sessions. 

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Your baby is ONE!  Can you believe it?  We offer our Los Angeles cake smash and one year portrait sessions in our Los Angeles home studio.  This is a wonderful time to photograph your little one and document their first big birthday.  We almost always get a lot of cute faces when it comes to baby's first cake experience- imagine frosting everywhere and funny expressions as baby tastes cake for (usually) the first time.  We set up and prepare for a big, fun mess during these Los Angeles one year portrait sessions and document every moment from start to finish.   Something fun to do when your little one turns one!

We love photographing your children as they grow!  We often schedule our Los Angeles child portrait sessions either at our home studio or at a local park.  We believe in capturing natural expressions of your child, a photograph that evokes real emotions and is true to your child's personality.  Matt and Jessica work as a team to keep your child engaged and interested throughout their session, which gives way to relaxed and natural images.

We hope that as you take some time to check out our site, you will get a sense of our photography style and get to know a bit more about us.  We would love to work with you and thank you for your interest in Matt Cramer Photography!  

If you would like to book a session or inquire about availability and pricing, please contact Matt Cramer Photography in Los Angeles, California (818) 326-3344

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Our clients come from all over Los Angeles, including Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, South Bay, Palos Verdes, Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, Playa del Ray, Marina del Ray,Venice, El Segundo, Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Glendale, Montrose, La Canada, La Crescenta, Burbank, Studio City, Culver City, Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Woodland Hills, Valley Village, Tarzana, Reseda, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Valencia, Santa Clarita, Silver Lake, Larchmont, Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Hancock Park and surrounding Los Angeles areas.

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