Lauren Guilford Photography

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This. Moment. 🙃I have been working on a new website for the better part of a year. And have been talking about launching...
12/06/2019

This. Moment. 🙃

I have been working on a new website for the better part of a year. And have been talking about launching a new website for a good 3 years. I could blame it taking so long on being a recovering perfectionist, but I think it goes so much deeper than that.

My job, this work, is so intricately woven together with my identity. It’s not something I clock into and leave behind when the day is done, it takes up every ounce of my being. It’s the baseline to all of my interactions. I find myself being a doula in some capacity to almost everyone I meet. I see light dance and interactions unfold as if looking through the lens of my camera. There’s no “off” switch.

When I sat down and talked to EpicDanger about all things website & brand, it was clear that - my services aside - what I do in this work is offer myself; my whole self, showing up and holding space in every area of my work. It was decided that my new site would be focused on me and what I offer. No more hiding behind my work.

*CUE: SO MANY FEARS AND INSECURITIES*

But insecurities and all, Nick wouldn’t let me back down or shy away from this new direction (thank you, friend). Although, my fears definitely prolonged this site coming into the world. Those fears showed itself in ways of procrastination and being overwhelmed with work & big life changes (+ so much grief this year). Even this morning as I type this, I hesitated to post it’s live because “there are all these little things I want to add.” But it’s been live for over a week now and I’m damn proud of how beautiful it looks and how well it represents who I am and what I stand for.

So without anymore time to get in the way of my announcing it...HERE IT IS IN ALL ITS GLORY. Please take a look at it. Especially on a desktop because it’s so pretty, but it looks good on mobile, too 😉

A million thanks to Nick North for being one of my dearest friends and lovingly pushing me to show up as myself and taking up space in the world. Shannon ( https://www.nickandshan.com/the-workshop ) for designing such a beautiful site & having patience with me dragging out this process. Kristen Kalp for calling me out and lovingly holding my hand throughout all these years.

Laurenguilford.com

Words like these melt my doula-tog heart! You know what's extra special? This mama did go on to have another kiddo, and ...
09/25/2019

Words like these melt my doula-tog heart! You know what's extra special? This mama did go on to have another kiddo, and even though they had moved away from Los Angeles...I was there for them when the time came ❤️

"From the moment my husband and I met Lauren we knew we wanted her to be a part of the birth of our daughter Francesca. She was the perfect addition to our birth team. Lauren was a calming force that kept Adam and I connected throughout the entire process. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. The support and encouragement I felt from Lauren from our meetings to the delivery enabled me to end up having the courage to deliver Francesca naturally just the way I wanted to. Her presence was constant but never invasive, and it enabled my husband and I to connect and share in the most beautiful experience of our lives. I plan on having Lauren join us at all of our future births if she can, can't imagine delivering our future children without her."

As the weeks start to add up and the idea of birth becomes VERY real, I love to have a little check-in to see how my cou...
09/24/2019

As the weeks start to add up and the idea of birth becomes VERY real, I love to have a little check-in to see how my couples are doing. One question I nearly always get is, "what should we pack in our hospital/birth bag?!"

I'm a less is more kinda gal, so I'm always quick to help slim down what they're bringing. But I'm happy to be proven wrong...so tell me, was there anything you WISH you would've packed for your hospital/birth center delivery that could have added to your birth experience?

*your answers might be included in a blog post I'm working on ❤️*

Reposting this from my personal profile, @lguilford ❤️・・・It’s strange to me that life seems to unfold in seasons. Any gi...
05/02/2019

Reposting this from my personal profile, @lguilford ❤️
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It’s strange to me that life seems to unfold in seasons. Any given day there’s a chance for anything to happen, and yet sad events often group themselves together.

Between my own losses, and those close to me experiencing deep, deep heartbreak as well - it keeps layering on.

Just when my empathetic heart thinks it can’t take any more, it catches me by surprise and grows a little bit larger; breaking open and allowing the cracks to be filled with more love and care for what’s in front of me. My friends, my family...my clients.

It’s hard for me to feel like I’m such a downer these days on IG, but I want anyone else out there that is going through their own season of loss & grief to know that they are not alone. My tired heart is expanding a bit more for you, too.

#holdingspace #youareloved

Peeking through...#twins #birthstory #justborn #twinbirth #cedarssinai #thisisbirth #losangelesdoula #cedarssinai #bever...
02/21/2019

Peeking through.
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#twins #birthstory #justborn #twinbirth #cedarssinai #thisisbirth #losangelesdoula #cedarssinai #beverlyhills #losangelesbirthphotographer

All is well...#thisisbirth #birthpartner #empoweredbirthproject #carriagehousebirth #birthstory #motherhoodrising #santa...
02/19/2019

All is well.
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#thisisbirth #birthpartner #empoweredbirthproject #carriagehousebirth #birthstory #motherhoodrising #santamonicabirthphotographer #doula #cesareanbirth

Happy Valentine's Day!! ;)
02/14/2019

Happy Valentine's Day!! ;)

Considering that my Simply Motherhood Sessions are back, it’s time I climb up onto my soap box to tell all of you mamas....
02/12/2019

Considering that my Simply Motherhood Sessions are back, it’s time I climb up onto my soap box to tell all of you mamas...yes you...to treat yourself to a shower (lol), throw on some clothes that make you feel good, grab your babies and come hang out with me on March 2nd!!
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There will just so happen to be a camera involved, but not to worry because you will be in the best hands & together we will get gorgeous images of you and your little ones!
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If you’ve spent any time in my little corner of the internet, then you know how important it is to me to get every mama in front of the camera.
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Enough hiding. Enough postponing. Your kid(s) adore you and they want to be able to look back and remember this time with you. And I promise you will want to look back and remember this time, too.
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Shoot me a message for details or head right over to the link in my bio to snag a spot! Space is limited!
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#motherhoodportraits #motherhood #losangeles #minisessions #springminisessions #motherhoodminisessions #dtla

Those soft, round cheeks...#thisisbirth #delmarbirthcenter #losangelesdoula #birthdoula #birthstory #birthphotography #m...
02/07/2019

Those soft, round cheeks.
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#thisisbirth #delmarbirthcenter #losangelesdoula #birthdoula #birthstory #birthphotography #motherhoodrising #birthbecomesher #carriagehousebirth #birthwithoutfear

You are SO loved little girl 💕.With the gorgeous new mama Bekah Martinez..#naturalbirthcenter #midwiferycare #losangeles...
02/05/2019

You are SO loved little girl 💕
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With the gorgeous new mama Bekah Martinez
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#naturalbirthcenter #midwiferycare #losangeles #motherhoodrising #losangelesdoula #birthstory #birthphotography #birthdoula #babygirl #birthwithoutfear #birthbecomesher #empoweredbirthproject #tribedemama @ Natural Birth Center & Women's Wellness

Shared this sweet session and words from his mama about pregnancy after loss and the journey to bring Andrew home
01/31/2019

Shared this sweet session and words from his mama about pregnancy after loss and the journey to bring Andrew home

“If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess during labor, then someone isn’t treating her right.” - Ina May Gaskin••Baby on ...
05/08/2018

“If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess during labor, then someone isn’t treating her right.” - Ina May Gaskin



Baby on chest. Partner continuing to support and encourage. The sweet relief that baby boy is here. Not pictured is the amazing support and love of a midwife, calm and steady, continuing to care for mama off to the side.


This is the image of a baby + mother led birth. The story of a woman, a goddess, full of strength, beauty & intuition, allowing her baby and her body to work together seamlessly.



I’ve had the honor of watching this beautiful mama bring 2 amazing boys into this world. Her strength, and love is something I am humbled by and strive for.

@tribemidwifery @valglidden #laurenguilfordphotography #birthstory #homebirth #birthofamother #birthbecomesher #birthwithoutfear #babyboy #birth #delayedcordclamping #midwiferycare #birthmatters

THIS. This is the exact reason it was so important to me to put together Simply Motherhood sessions. You, mama, matter. ...
05/08/2018

THIS. This is the exact reason it was so important to me to put together Simply Motherhood sessions.

You, mama, matter. A whole hell of a lot. And you deserve to be IN the pictures with your kiddos.

Finally, this photographer (and mama) took her own advice and got in front of the camera for the very first time a few weeks ago. It's been on my very long list of things to do, and I'm so happy to check it off. What the heck was I waiting for? What are YOU waiting for? The images, moments and smiles that the wonderfully talented and lovely Lauren Guilford Photography captured for us during our "Motherhood Mini" session fill my heart. I've been using money and my extra 15-20 lbs from having my girls as excuses to avoid pictures. But looking at our photos, I don't see that. I really don't. I see the love, the connection, the silly personalities, my reasons for existence, my daily motivators, my reasons for wanting to be a better person. My everything. And I know that my girls see only the best in me, too. They see a woman who they idolize and who they tell on a daily basis how beautiful and loved she is. I'm so happy that they have these images of us to cherish, reminders of how loved they are. I'm so grateful for this whole experience. I really hope that those who are reading this (you get a high-five just for getting this far) make family photos a priority, whether you hire me or another photographer. Just do it. No excuses. They're an investment and treasure that are absolutely priceless. *Edited to add, images look a tad grainy here but they really are clear and perfect in my gallery*

When it’s in the middle of the night but you’re too excited to sleep because your baby brother was just born! ...#homesw...
04/21/2018

When it’s in the middle of the night but you’re too excited to sleep because your baby brother was just born!
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#homesweethomebirth #laurenguilfordbirths #losangelesbirthphotographer #justborn #baby #homebirth #losangeles #siblings #empoweredbirth

Super excited to be launching my Simply Motherhood Portraits!! I just opened booking for Sunday, April 15th. Quick, easy...
03/22/2018

Super excited to be launching my Simply Motherhood Portraits!!

I just opened booking for Sunday, April 15th.

Quick, easy, and relaxed mini-sessions to get mamas in front of the camera with their little ones

Safe in daddy’s arms. ••#dontforgetdads #birthstory #homebirth #babyboy #midwiferycare #becomingadad #fatherhood #empowe...
03/14/2018

Safe in daddy’s arms.



#dontforgetdads #birthstory #homebirth #babyboy #midwiferycare #becomingadad #fatherhood #empoweredbirthproject #birthdoula

Oh, the love of a midwife. ••@scvbirth @cherishing.lifes.sprinkles #birthstory #midwiferycare #scvbirthcenter #losangele...
03/13/2018

Oh, the love of a midwife.



@scvbirth @cherishing.lifes.sprinkles #birthstory #midwiferycare #scvbirthcenter #losangelesbirthphotopher #birthbecomesher #empoweredbirth

Birth: wild & unexpected; sacred & divine; transformative. ...There are so many words I can use to describe birth. But t...
02/12/2018

Birth: wild & unexpected; sacred & divine; transformative.
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There are so many words I can use to describe birth. But today I have a mama’s words for you over on my blog, and a beautiful birth story of what unfolds when the unexpected takes shape.
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#laurenguilfordphotography #birth #birthbecomesher #birthwithoutfear #birthstory #pasadenabirthphotographer #huntingtonhospital #39weekspregnant #losangelesdoula #becomingamom #motherhood #motherhoodrising #surrender @ Los Angeles, California

Holding space can mean a variety of things during a birth; you’ll often find me here, breathing with mama and reassuring...
02/07/2018

Holding space can mean a variety of things during a birth; you’ll often find me here, breathing with mama and reassuring her that she’s got this (because she does, she always does).
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// thank you @avartanyan for getting this of me with your amazing wife!
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#birthwithoutfear #birthdoula #doulalife #empoweredbirthproject

Same adorable couple, different baby girl 💕 I couldn’t pass up recreating this image of them with their first, two years...
02/06/2018

Same adorable couple, different baby girl 💕 I couldn’t pass up recreating this image of them with their first, two years ago! (Swipe to see the original)

#laurenguilfordphotography #birthdoula #womempoweringwomen #birthwithoutfear #Hoag #newportbeach @ Hoag

Powering through. #laurenguilfordphotography #birth #losangelesdoula #birthbecomesher #birthpartner
02/05/2018

Powering through.

#laurenguilfordphotography #birth #losangelesdoula #birthbecomesher #birthpartner

Right where he belongs. #laurenguilfordphotography #birthstory #birthdoula #losangelesdoula #birthbecomesher #empoweredb...
02/05/2018

Right where he belongs.

#laurenguilfordphotography #birthstory #birthdoula #losangelesdoula #birthbecomesher #empoweredbirth #providencetarzana

The only boy in a house full of sisters 💙#laurenguilfordphotography #birth #birthbecomesher #homebirth #birthwithoutfear
02/02/2018

The only boy in a house full of sisters 💙

#laurenguilfordphotography #birth #birthbecomesher #homebirth #birthwithoutfear

This sweet girl turned 3 this week, and I can hardly believe it!! #laurenguilfordphotography #birthstory #homebirth #wat...
02/02/2018

This sweet girl turned 3 this week, and I can hardly believe it!!

#laurenguilfordphotography #birthstory #homebirth #waterbirth #birthbecomesher

A beautiful design of something that doesn’t always feel so beautiful ❤️#Repost @duvet_days・・・Never suffer in silence or...
01/29/2018

A beautiful design of something that doesn’t always feel so beautiful ❤️

#Repost @duvet_days
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Never suffer in silence or be ashamed of a disorder you may have. You are not alone in this and the more we speak up about our experiences, bodies, and our health the more support and conversations can take place.⠀

PCOS is among one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorder among women. It effects between 8%-20% women of reproductive age world wide. In most cases of PCOS small cysts grow on the ovaries. Early diagnosis and treatment can help long-term issues so it is important to care for your beautiful body. This illustration is dedicated to all of you who have PCOS xo⠀

Shop: DesignsByDuvetDays.com⠀

Design: ©2017 Designs by Duvet Days / All Rights Reserved

The love of a midwife.#scvbirthcenter #laurenguilfordphotography #birthstory
01/28/2018

The love of a midwife.

#scvbirthcenter #laurenguilfordphotography #birthstory

A sweet baby boy was born last night in the same room I got to watch his sister come earth side 2 1/2 years ago! 😍#scvbi...
01/28/2018

A sweet baby boy was born last night in the same room I got to watch his sister come earth side 2 1/2 years ago! 😍

#scvbirthcenter #laurenguilfordphotography

Proud to join hundreds of birth photographers sharing some of their favorite images from 2017 in the Birth Becomes Her I...
01/24/2018
Contest - Birth Becomes Her - Photo Contest 2018

Proud to join hundreds of birth photographers sharing some of their favorite images from 2017 in the Birth Becomes Her Image Competition. There are so many gorgeous images highlighting the power, determination and sacrifice of women. As well as giving the chance for the world to see just how beautiful birth really is.

Here's the link to see (& vote if you would like): http://www.birthbecomeshercontest.com/image-contest-2018/

Bonus points if you can find mine in there ;)

The 2018 Birth Becomes Her Image Contest Is Live! Vote for your favorites and share the beauty of birth with the world!

Per @mrscptpao’s request...here’s a look at 2017! :) Doesn’t even begin to cover all the sweet babies that 2017 brought,...
12/29/2017

Per @mrscptpao’s request...here’s a look at 2017! :) Doesn’t even begin to cover all the sweet babies that 2017 brought, but it’s fun to see what was most liked this year. Maybe this weekend I’ll spend some time compiling some of my favorite images to share since I really dropped the ball with sharing more regularly this year 😂 **it seems extra fitting that I’m currently at birth** ❤️
#2017bestnine #birthphotography

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1675 Amberwood Dr
South Pasadena, CA
91030

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I am passionate about helping women see their value and worth in all aspects of their lives. Pregnancy, birth, and caring for a newborn are all very exciting times in a woman's life, but they also come with a unique set of challenges. Blending my roles as a birth + postpartum doula, (along with photography for those who choose that option), I am able to connect with and nurture my clients, guiding them into parenthood feeling confident in their new roles so that, ultimately, they are able to be more present and enjoy this new phase of life. I serve the greater Los Angeles area.

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