diane gabriel

Los Angeles & Orange County children's  photographer



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.  I have all the the wraps, outfits, props, and studio equipment for the session.  Before booking, we will meet and discuss all of your questions and goals for your session.  I am sure that you already have some ideas for your child's milestone session.  We will discuss the type of theme that you want and the best time for your session.  Let's chat and decide what is best for your child's session!

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.  
You have two options for your child's session:
Classic Child's Portrait Session - Minimalistic background, few props, and soft, genuine smiles. Images are in color and in black and white.
Themed and Cake Smash Sessions - A fun way to celebrate the milestone of your baby turning one!  Sessions are fun and themed. And yes, they can be done without a cake also!

3. book your session

When you are ready to officially book, I will send you a questionnaire to get an even better understanding of your goals, 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.  

4. Your exclusive session

After we have decided on a theme and I have a clear vision of what you would like, I will put the background and props together. My studio is stocked with different props that I will use.  If you have a specific prop from home that you would like to use, bring it to the session.
Because of allergies, if you choose to include a cake, I will ask you to bring one.  

I will make the session fun and engaging for your child.  We will play music, chat and play while your child is getting used to a new situation and to me!

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!


The Milestone Process

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Pricing Details

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CAKE SMASH OR  child milestone  SESSION FEe  $200

Session fee does not cover print products or digital images.

Most clients spend between $800-$1600 on their final images.

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.
Diane Gabriel Photography offers many options to meet your needs. 
To secure your milestone 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 child's milestone session really depends on your wants and needs. 

Heirloom Albums

Portrait  Boxes

Statement Wall Art


Diane is artistic and passionate and captures amazing shots. We are so incredibly pleased with the photos that Diane did 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 that 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 delights in capturing important moments artistically.

"Diane went beyond our expectations."

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!"

My family and I loved working with Diane. She took such outstanding photos of my newborn that we went back months later for our Christmas card photo as well. Diane was very professional and I appreciated how quickly she gave me our photos. I would highly recommend her for your family.  CB

"my family and I loved working with Diane"

Diane was awesome! She recently took my photos and did a really great job. She is incredibly responsive and before she takes your pictures she really takes her time to talk to you about what you want. She offers affordable packages and is also willing to travel to you to show you your pictures. Overall, she does a great job making this experience about YOU. Highly recommend!   l.R.

"she does a great job making this experience about YOU!"
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