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.
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.
Hi there. My name is Leona Darnell. Having called this whacky city of Los Angeles since 2017, I am proud of the families I have served. I am both an experienced birth photographer and studio maternity photographer. These two genres couldn’t be more different, but they are the same in my heart. In both I want to photograph you and all the wonderfully chaotic layers that make you unique.