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Los Angeles & orange county maternity photographer

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Orange County Maternity Photographer

The Maternity Experience

Maternity photos are a great way to document the miraculous changes that happen in a woman's body during pregnancy. Pregnancy photos also provide an opportunity to capture the emotions of this time period - from joy, hope, love. The bond between mother and baby before they are born is something magical that should not go undocumented! A woman’s body goes through so much, and it is important to remember these moments for you and future generations.

Pregnancy is a miraculous time. While the changes happen so quickly, it's important not to forget about capturing the memories you felt before you have a bundle in your arms.

celebrating pregnancy and motherhood

This is a time to celebrate the amazing changes your body is going through. We'll start by talking about what your hopes are for the photos, and yes, even your fears.  I tailor each session to what you are looking for, studio or outdoor portraits. We will talk about what you will wear and the style of your session.  We'll talk about what you want to do with your photos.  Are you looking for wall art for your home? A small album to commemorate that special time? I will answer all of your questions.

1. Say Hello

2. Schedule it

I am looking forward to working with you.  Once you've decided what type of session you want, be sure to contact me.  
Before your session, I would love to hear about your vision and schedule your session.
Maternity photos are best done between 28-34 weeks when your belly is very round and high, and you are feeling pretty comfortable.  This time frame varies from woman to woman, so if you feel good, let's go for it!

3. ask me Anything

After you decide that you can't live without the "Diane Gabriel Photography Maternity Experience", we will decide on a date, time, and location.  We will select your outfit.  You have access to my client closet full of maternity gowns.  If you prefer professional hair and make-up, we will arrange that. 
 I will send you a questionnaire to get to know you even more, a contract, and an invoice.  Completion of those items makes it official and your spot on my calendar is secured.

4. Your uniques session

This is the day you have been waiting for!  You will look great!
During your session, I want you to feel relaxed and confident.  It will be an easygoing session.  During the session we will chat and laugh.
I will guide you to the most flattering poses and angles. You will not have to wonder what to do. Your comfort is of most importance.

5. enjoy your photographs

Two weeks after the session, your proofing gallery will be available.  You will select your favorite images that you would like for final editing.  From this gallery, you will select your digital image package, prints, and products.  I will guide you through your selections. The final products will be available within two weeks after you have made your purchase.  Some printed products may take a week longer.
I will guide you each step of the way.

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The Maternity Process

Maternity Pricing

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To secure your maternity session, the session fee and contract must be received.  The session fee session  covers my time and talent, wardrobe and props, as well as studio costs or needed permits. 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!  The session fee is $200 for a studio or on location session.  Gallery wrapped canvases, albums, folio boxes, and digital images are all available starting at $290.  The typical client spends between $800 - 1,200 for a complete experience.

Hair and makeup is available for an extra fee.

maternity session fee   $200
hair and makeup Referral optional fee

Session fees do not cover digitals or print products
Most clients spend between $800-$1200 on their final images.
contact studio for full pricing and availablity

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.