hello love

My name is Laurel

I am a photographer, educator, dreamer and professional baby snuggler. I’m obsessed with strong coffee, lots of laughter, long beach days, a good glass of cab and any adventure with my husband and our littles.


Poppy Lea Photography Laurel Herzog Orange County Newborn Photographer

the opening chapter of your child’s story…

The early days and years of your child’s life pass in a blink and so quickly become a blur filled of sleepless nights and overwhelming love.  Especially that first week after your baby is born it’s a beautiful whirlwind. You're getting to know this brand new child and endlessly studying those perfect baby features, in utter amazement of life.

Allow us to preserve it for you — creating artwork for your home that whispers the story of how your family began. From a tailored experience that encourages your heart as a mother to crafting quality, well-sourced artwork that hangs on the wall of your home. Your job is to care for your child. Our job is to care for you.

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How can we help you tell your story?

We’ve anticipated every part of the process

My Orange County Newborn sessions take place when the baby is up to 14 days old and have a session fee of $395 (see detailed investment info here). This includes a style consultation, full hair and makeup, access to my Client Wardrobe, the creative session and a design & ordering appointment 2 weeks after the session when I guide you through the best fine art products and digital files for you to display in your home. 


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Now booking Orange County newborn, family and maternity sessions in 2019! I'd love to chat with you about the vision you have for family portraits. Contact me for investment information and availability.


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