Orange County Family Photography


At our family photography studio, we understand that family photography is more than just taking pictures.  It's about capturing the essence of relationships and connections that bind us.  Our families hold a special place in our hearts, and as they grow, preserving these moments of love and togetherness are invaluable.  Thats why we specialize in professional family photos that capture the spirit of your family's bond.
Family sessions are relaxed and leave happy memories. Together,  we'll plan your session together down to the last detail, from the perfect location to the outfits that best expresses your family's personality.  Whether you prefer a studio setting or the natural backdrop of local parks or beaches, we are skilled at capturing all the sweet, candid moments that occur between poses. 
Our goal is to deliver timeless professional family photos that you'll treasure forever.


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Getting to know you

I want to hear all about your family. I want to get to know each family member  before the session so that we can begin the session with an understanding of meeting your goal. Each family is unique and each family session is different.  Together, we will create beautiful works of art that you will cherish forever.

Deciding what to wear for a family photo session can be challenging. These are photos you are going to have forever.  It can seem overwhelming at first, but it needn't be.  After deciding on where the photos will take place, the decisions about what to wear begins. Long gone are the days when everyone wore matching clothes.  I will help you decide along the way.  Check out my blog "What to Wear to a Family Photo Session'" for ideas.
I also have a session guide upon booking that will give you tips on choosing what to wear.

I pride myself on making families feel comfortable in front of the camera. Whether in studio or on location in one of Orange County's beautiful parks or beaches, sessions are fun and relaxed.  I will gently guide you into the most flattering poses.  Poses  are  about capturing and celebrating moments of pure joy between family members.  

Family  portfolio

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I'm SO happy you are here!  Getting to know each other is important.  Take a look around and feel free to look through my work.  Check out all of my work and pricing.  Any questions?   Let's get together and chat!

1. Say Hello

2. Plan your session

After your initial phone call, we will meet to plan your session. When you book with us, we always begin with the end in mind. We’ll talk about what you envision for your session and we’ll design your session to complement your style and colors. The type of session and locations for your session will be discussed.  

3. book your session

After you have decided on a date and a location, I will send you a contract to sign and an invoice to secure your session.  When those items are completed, you are officially booked!  I take a limited  number of sessions each month, so it is best to book early.  

I will send you a "What to Wear" guide and  check out my blog ,"What to Wear to a Family Photo Session".  We will go over your wardrobe choices 
before the session.  It is not complicated!

4. the big day!

The big day has arrived!  Your family session will be relaxed and comfortable. I will guide you into relaxed, comfortable poses  so you won't wonder what to do.   You will spend time talking, laughing, and playing.  Don't worry about your toddlers!  I have lots of  experience working with energetic toddlers.  Memories and treasured photos will be created.

5. Enjoy your beautiful images!

Within two weeks of your session, we will hold a reveal session where final decisions will be made. We will help you sort through the images and decide what would look best in your home. We offer archival quality prints, exquisite wall art, custom heirloom albums, gifts and so much more.
The final edited images and products will be ready about three weeks after your purchase.
No need to pick up your products, they will arrive at your home.
I'm here to help you all the way!


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The Family Process

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Family sessions are relaxed and leave happy memories.  I offer high quality, professional images and have a solid 5 star rating on both Google and Yelp.
To secure your spot, the session fee and contract must be received.   These images will last a lifetime and will be passed on to future generations. Your investment at Diane Gabriel Photography is an investment in my years of training and expertise.

The session fee session covers my time and talent, editing, wardrobe and props, as well as studio costs. Digital images, prints and products are purchased separately.

How much you invest in your portrait session really depends on
your wants and needs. Get the products that you want!    Albums, folio boxes, wall art, and digital images are available for purchase starting at $290.  The typical client spends between $800 - 1,200, some a bit more, and some a bit less.
Hair and makeup is available for the mom for an additional fee.

Family Pricing

session fee $200

Session fee does not cover digitals or print products

Most clients spend between $800-$1200 on their final images.

contact studio for full pricingand availability

Diane Gabriel Photography is that perfect blend of hospitality and professionalism.  Working with her on my maternity photo session was like working with a relative who knew what they were doing.  She had patience for days and was a continuous source of expert advice and tips.  If you are looking for someone ready to give you the best photography experience while still listening to your vision, and not compromising on quality, Diane Gabriel Photography is the place to go.  I have already booked her for my newborn photography, and intend to keep using her services again and again.   I am a very satisfied customer   U.U..

"If you are looking for someone ready to give you the best photography experience while still listening to your vision, and not compromising on quality, Diane Gabriel Photography is the place to go."



I was referred to Diane through a friend of a friend to do my newborn son’s photos. I was very thrilled with how quickly she responded from the very start and how communicative she was and that she checked in with me (preggo & mom brain made me very forgetful). I contacted her while I was still pregnant and then after I had my baby to set up his photo shoot and she was so helpful with giving information and answering all my questions. We decided to do our session in home because that was easier with a new baby. She came with so many options for props and backgrounds! It was so wonderful. She was patient with my baby and with me which was helpful especially when my baby ended up being fussy. She then came back over a few days later to look through the photos with me and to look through packages. I would highly recommend her!  - Lauren

"I would highly recommend her!"



"Diane went beyond our expectations."

Diane is artistic and captures amazing shots.  We are so incredibly  pleased with the photos that Diane took of our newborn baby girl.  Diane went beyond our expectations - we were not expecting all the different poses and options, and we're delighted with the results.  We always felt she was mindful of our baby's comfort and safety as well.  Diane is warm and friendly and easy to get along with; she is clearly a photographer because she delight in capturing important moments artistically.      Sheilagh



We absolutely love our newborn photos!  Diane was extremely professional, kind, and patient with us during our newborn session.  We had an in home session.  We took posed newborn photos with the props, wraps, and headbands Diane brought., and we also took family photos in the nursery and room.  We got so many great shots!  As a new mom, I was nervous about a newborn session. You just don't know how the baby is going to be.  But Diane put us at ease, she was so patient with us and our baby.  She allowed us time to breastfeed and was so good at calming our newborn girl.  She worked really quick to pose and get great shots.  Thank you Diane! We are so grateful!  I highly recommend using Diane to capture this precious time!

Diane put us at ease; she was so patient with us and our baby.



I had a great experience with Diane.  She was very accommodating with dates and took a ton of photos.  I also loved that she came with a changing booth at the beach and accessories which really enhanced the overall look.  Looking forward to the newborn session.

I had a great experience with Diane.