Hello! I'm Orit Harpaz. In Hebrew, my first name means little light and my last name means golden mountain. Light is central to my world. Photography is all about seeing and using light and I try my best to embody light. I'm an eternal optimist, a good listener, and my glass is always half full. 

Being a native Angeleno has made me appreciate the richness of diversity in culture, religion, language and people. I am mother to a sweet and loving 15 year old son and wife to my best friend for 20 years. My family is my rock.

I am a documentary family and birth photographer driven by intuition who strives to capture the art that exists in genuine interactions - without excessive styling or direction. Capturing and preserving the connections of love is what I find most inspiring - the way a baby looks at his mother, the tender kisses a father gives his daughter, the smiles and laughter between siblings. These are the moments that help define our identity, our history and our link to those we love and care about.

When I'm not making photos, I'm drawing Weirdoh Birds, hiking, dancing, and baking banana bread.

It would be my honor to preserve your family history. Let's get to know one another and discuss how we can collaborate to make photographs that tell your visual story that your family will enjoy for years to come. 

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Photo of me by my son, Theo Harpaz