Kristen Marin Doula, Birth and Newborn Photographer

Meet Kristen

"The most beautiful eyes are those that seek beauty in others."

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope after getting to know a little bit about me here and perusing my portfolio that you will reach out and connect!

First and foremost, I love capturing intimate moments between you, your significant other, and your children. It is my joy and pleasure.

I attended the University of California, Irvine, and received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior. I studied photography at Santa Barbara City College. I trained with the world renowned doula Ana Paula Markel at Bini Birth for her doula services.

For more information on my work, or to inquire about a session, feel free to get in touch.

Kristen knows children

I have worked with children my whole career. As a child, I prided myself in making babies smile. My brothers are 10 and 12 years younger than me, and I grew up with them as both an older sister and a caretaker. I was a camp counselor in high school and college. Straight out of college, I worked with toddlers with autism. Then, wouldn’t you know, I had two children of my own!

My mother was also a labor and delivery nurse for 20 years, so I am really comfortable and familiar with the labor and delivery process.

For me, a pregnant woman is both beautiful and sacred, even if she doesn't feel like a sacred goddess! Pregnancy and birth can be challenging, of course, but also a testimony and a defining time for a woman’s view of herself and her inner strength.

What does this all mean to you?  Simply this:

  • Kristen is calm and gentle with babies.
  • Kristen knows how to be silly and play with your younger children to help them open up.
  • Children trust Kristen.

Mission Statement & Philosophy

Kristen Marin is a fine art documentary lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles specializing in birth, newborn, and family photography. She uses a lifestyle approach where she captures not only your family portraits,  but also your family life as it is.

Our documentary-based approach ensures that the photos from your birth, newborn, baby or family session will express the emotion unique to your family. Collaboration is key. Your session, whether in Los Angeles, Orange County, Marin County or elsewhere in the world, is meant to capture the fleeting nature of childhood that deserves the care and attention that only Kristen Marin can deliver.

kristen@kristenmarin.com email

(949) 500-8622 mobile, call or text

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All photos on this page are by Lauren Guilford

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