© 2016 By Dena Stern.

what people say.

Diana is creative, thoughtful, instinctive and highly talented and she always makes her subjects feel at complete ease. That is part of what makes her work special-- people feel so comfortable and free around her and offer up the truest moments and emotions for her to capture. She handled a huge event for us and we couldn't be happier with the photos and her work.

 

Andrea Martin

Los Angeles, CA

It was FB fate that brought Diana to us, and I am honored to have had our daughter's personality and precious moments captured by photo by the very talented Diana!
As newbie parents, we could not have asked for more -- Diana came to our place, brought props, brought a heater to make sure our baby was nice and cozy for her photos, and had infinite patience and gentle touch that only a mom herself, would have. I would, without a moment's hesitation, recommend Diana to any parent looking for a newborn photographer. 
We were so pleased with Diana's interaction with our daughter that we knew by the end of that session that, without a doubt, we will continue to have Diana in our lives far in the future, capturing our life's big moments--if she doesn't get too busy for us!
As an added bonus, my husband and I had such a fun time getting to know Diana during our photo shoot, that by the end of the session, we felt like we had gained a friend. I work in a retail-based setting, and Diana has that magical quality about her that makes me want to have return visits. She's great! Choose her! (PS: Diana did not pay me to write this glowing review....i'm THAT IN LOVE with all the photos she took of our baby girl, and it's not b/c I've got sleep deprivation)


 

Vi Nguyen

El Segundo, CA

So I was finally sick of never having a good professional portrait of me that did not look like a passport picture, was not a "mommy shot" and that I could use for business related online profiles, convention catalogs, membership listings etc.
Not having much time ever to devote to this, I called upon Diana and she came through with a most fun, creative and quick session yielding the most amazing results. Diana knew exactly which time to schedule it for, where to go to get the best and most creative background and most importantly, how to make it fun and painless.
I love my pics and have gotten many compliments on them! As a matter of fact, my husband saw them and now wants professional portraits of himself too. Thank you Diana!


 

Katja Jahn

Los Angeles, CA

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I saw Diana's name recommended on a site for newborn photographers. Once I saw her portfolio, I booked her to shoot my daughter's second birthday too. I worried that hiring a professional photographer for a 2 year old's lo-fi birthday in a park was a frivolous expense. But once I got the pictures back, it was the absolute best decision we could have ever made. Diana helped me with our theme (horse party), coming up with great ideas for props and poses, and she had the BEST energy. 
So many of our guests commented on how fun she was. Diana photographed moments that I didn't even see, got gorgeous candid shots of guests of all ages, including beautiful close ups of things like the cake and pinatas. She even shot great photos of our friend's dog!
Diana's pictures captured the most amazing memories for my family and gave all of our guests gorgeous professional photos of their own. So, 45 thrilled guests and memories of a perfect day for my daughter? Yeah, I would definitely recommend her and I won't call anyone else for our upcoming events.


 

Jennifer Roth

Marina Del Rey, CA

Our daughter had a pretty dramatic entry into this world and spent the first couple of months of her life in the NICU. When we were finally able to bring her home, my husband and I called Diana up to take some pictures. 
The photo shoot was super fun, relaxed and Diana was incredibly accommodating. It felt very natural and she captured some genuine moments. We received the pictures in no time and the results were just amazing. The pictures reflect the joy and happiness we are feeling and just looking at them made me tear up.
Diana has such a good eye for detail and "moments" - I am recommending her to all my friends and will use her again!


 

Susanne Loomis

Redondo Beach, CA

Diana is hands down the best photographer! Her creativity and attention to deal is unrivaled. She went above and beyond for my family and out photos are breath taking.
 

Tawny Laskar

Santa Monica, CA

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Diana is such amazing photographer and such a wonderful person to work with! I would highly recommend her what ever your needs may be--- you will not be disappointed. She took the time to find images ahead of time that we may want to recreate, she went above and beyond during our session with her patience and passion, and we were beyond pleased to receive the most beautiful photos of our twin girls and in such a short amount of time. We were hesitant to hire a photographer for budgets sake; but it was way more than worth it and we are so grateful to have such sweet photos of our twin girls that will last a lifetime. One of our babies is still on oxygen (having spent months in the hospital) so we're very particular about who is in her environment; and Diana helped us feel comfortable and relaxed. She has a warm energy about her; and beyond that, she has such a great eye and is incredibly talented! I hope she'll take photos for us for milestones to come.

 

Michelle Fowler

Studio City, CA

Meeting Diana has been one of the best experiences that has happened to us in a long time!! I have always loved photography, but could never find someone to capture the shots that I pictured in my mind (or saw on Pinterest lol). Well, Diana was able to do it, more perfectly than I could even imagine, time after time! Fortunately we met Diana just as we found out we were expecting and she was there for us for the entire journey: the gender reveal, the maternity shots, and even the newborn photo shoot of our little one! She did such an amazing job that we are even planning to get our wedding photos redone (in a "shred the dress" shoot)!! I now find myself looking for occasions just so that we could call her to do more photos! I cannot recommend Diana enough. Her easygoing nature makes the shoots super fun, she always does 120% of what she promises, and her photos are absolutely stunning and speak for themselves.

Margarita Kechichian

Pasadena, CA

She just did our annual family photo shooting. The pictures came out wonderful. I just love the way she captures people. She looks at things from a different angle and that is what makes a great photographer! Thank you.

Britta Glunz

Playa Del Rey, CA

Diana has taken the best pictures we have ever had of any special occasion. Highly recommended if you are looking for something truly special. Will be a lifetime memory - THANKS, Diana!

 

Anne Bergmann

Munich, Germany

I don’t know what I love more. The fact that you totally get our kids, or the fact the you are an amazing photographer. The shoots you have done for us this year have been nothing short of phenomenal. You totally put our children at ease, you take shots without us knowing, you're tons of fun, and now we have some of the most incredibly natural photos of our family. Can we hire you forever please?
All jokes aside, to anyone reading this, I truly can't recommend Diana enough - she is a complete and utter genius.


 

Paul Leonard-Morgan

Marina Del Rey, CA

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Amazing!! Fabulous. Diana was hired blinding and I can't begin to tell you how absolutely thrilled we were with her approach and pictures. She captured more than expected! I can't wait to go back to California. A photo shoot with Diana would be top on my list of things to do!


I am in the invitation business and if she lived in Canada, I could hire her out full time!

Niomi Herblum

Toronto, Canada

Diana is so talented! During our family photo shoot, she was able to capture the unique personalities of my three kids. Her pictures were full of life and color - and just what we had hoped for. Diana's personality is fun and warm and the kids loved working with her. She's truly creative and I can't recommend her highly enough.

Anne-Marie Ross

Los Angeles, CA

Diana is amazing! She has done our family photos two years running, as well as photos for our preschool, and she has a wonderful way of capturing moments that are spontaneous yet perfectly composed. I HIGHLY recommend her!!!

Olivia Kelly

Los Angeles, CA

Not only is Diana incredibly talented with a camera, but she is also incredibly talented with people. Somehow she managed to calm my crying newborn baby and snap beautiful shots of her and her big brother that capture a magical moment in time for our family. To say that I am in love with my photos is an understatement. Diana is a pleasure to work with and we are looking forward to working with her again and again! Thank you, Diana! We are so happy to have such gorgeous photos!

Danielle Sobal Mason

Los Angeles, CA

For the fist time ever the five of us had our portraits taken and we are over the moon in awe. Our christmas card looks amazing this year, I'm proudly sending them out to the four corners of the world:) Diana is just a natural with kids. She brought several props for them to play with. All the shots were done naturally, documentary style (which I love), nothing was forced. Diana is just amazing with light. Our photo shoot was done at the beach and she captured all the different light tones a sundown had to offer. I want a shoot with her every year!!

Thamar Linnemayr

Los Angeles, CA

Best experience ever! Diana took the most beautiful pictures of my six year old and new born sons. She was patient, fun, and instinctive. She has the innate ability to capture the true spirit of those she photographs. She is amazing. Can't wait to do it again!

 

Stephanie Voeltz Jarsky

Los Angeles, CA

Diana is a true professional and I absolutely adore the photos she got of my family! It's no easy task to get good photos of toddlers, let alone toddlers & a teenager & adults early in the morning on a hot summer day, but she did it and perfectly captured this wild, busy stage of life we are in. The photos are exactly what I had hoped for and she made it so much fun! She is accommodating with schedules, gets photos back quickly and is just a true pleasure to work with. I will 100% use her for our next family portraits!

 

Caroline Liset Woolsey

Santa Monica, CA

Diana is simply the BEST EVER!!! She did an amazing job taking family photos of us on the beach! I could not be happier with them. There were so many to choose from and I can tell you that my kids (ages 1 and 3) are not easy to photograph. She has so much patience and made the session fun and natural for us. She has a fantastic eye for candid photos - there were so many great ones! She'll be taking our family photos from here on out! Great photographer and a great person all around - I just love her!

 

Julie Oberliesen Meyer

Los Angeles, CA

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