Los Angeles & Orange County children's  photographer



Milestone sessions dedicated to baby's first year of life hold a special place in many parents' hearts.  These sessions are typically scheduled at three months, six months, and nine to twelve months, including the renowned cake smash session.  These session offer a captivating glimpse into the incredible transformation that takes place during this crucial period of a child's life.  Amidst the chaos of sleepless nights, and endless diaper changes, milestone sessions serve as a beautiful pause button.  Before your baby's milestone session, we will decide on what theme you would like for the session, the props, outfits, and color theme.  All of the props and outfits from our client closet is included in the 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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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.
contact studio for full pricing and availability

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 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.