Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Los Altos Hills Engagement Session

When I asked Eyla where her and Marcus wanted to do their engagement session, she new right off the bat that she wanted the photos done at her Nanna's house in Los Altos Hills. She'd spent a lot of time there as a child, and it had a lot of sentimental value, plus the outdoor and rustic feel that they wanted for photos. I had no idea what to expect when I pulled up, but when we went out on the patio, it was an amazing view of oak trees, tall grasses, and rolling hills. Exactly the type of place I love to shoot. Only this time it was the couple asking me to tromp through grass and dirt, so it was nice to have the tables turned for once! We had a lovely time wandering around finding different locations to shoot. Poor Marcus' allergies didn't do so well in the grass, and I ended up with a tick on my leg, but overall it was worth it (at least for me!).
Congrats Eyla and Marcus on your engagement and now wedding! They eloped a month later :)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer Mini Session Special!

I moved from Australia in December, just as spring was turning into summer and it was finally warming up! And then ended up back in California for the coldest, wettest winter we've had in years. I'm so happy that my year of winter is over, and that I'm finally settled back in the bay my own house, that I decided to do something a little different and offer a summer mini portrait session special for the first time ever!

Here are the details!
Rates are discounted to $250 per session for the month of June, and apply to any location with 25 miles of Alameda.
Photo sessions are 30 minutes long, and you receive retouched high resolution files of
your favorite 10 images 
I'll  be in Redding from June 10-16 so the special applies to any location with 25 miles of Redding during those dates.
Photo sessions will take place on weekends or weekday evenings. Weekends book up very quickly, so if you'd like a weekend please let me know asap. As of now, I currently only have June 4th and 17th left available for sessions in the Bay Area.
1/2 the total amount is due when booking the photo session slot. 

Please give me a call or send me an email with any additional questions, or to set up a photo session!
510-928-2364  diana@dianamaire.com

I'm looking forward to some sunny family sessions!



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Morgan Hill Family Portrait Session

I photographed Danny & Sheena's wedding a few years ago, and it's been so fun to see their family grow! Their little girl turned one recently, so it was the perfect time to do a family session and a cake smash. It was her first time eating anything this sweet, and I think it's safe to say she loved it!

Happy birthday sweet girl!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lifestyle kids portrait session

While I love photographing family portraits, and I certainly think they are a necessity to have done as keepsakes, my FAVORITE is just documenting kids being kids! Curious, messy, wild, kids. Most of my favorite pictures of my little boy are when I randomly grab the camera and document him doing something that shows his sweet and curious personality! The only downfall, I feel like when I'm taking photos I'm not truly present in whatever is going on, so I tend to only take a few quick snaps and then get back to playing. That is one of the reasons I'd LOVE to photograph more lifestyle portraits for families! Capture the everyday life, without the parents having to miss out on anything. Anyone interested in a session like this? At home, on a hike, at the beach, whatever fits your family!

These are of my toddler when we went on a little nature walk. There was lots of snail and roly poly touching, investigating "tunnels" (squirrel holes), and running around giggling. Such a fun time to remember!

Golden Gate Park Family Portrait Session

We had planned to do a little portrait session before Naiya's birthday party last month, however Mother Nature had other plans, and it was stormy and rainy on the day of the party! We decided to meet up again another day for a mini session and I'm so glad we did! It was a beautiful morning in San Francisco, and Naiya was a smiley happy little girl as usual!