Reviews



"What can I say, amazing, flexible, creative, hysterical are all perfectly suitable words to describe Diana but I don't feel that any of them do her or or work justice.  Diana photographed our wedding and then came back the next day because I really wanted to "wreck the dress"  by jumping in a pool.  Armed with her camera in waterproof housing she jumped right in the pool with us (See photos posted).  We had so much fun taking photos on our wedding day and the day after.  I have looked at a lot of her photos and am amazed at how well she can capture the essence of a couple or a family or single newborn and make each shoot so unique.  She listens to what you want out of your photos and hits the mark every time, she can do the classic photos with ease and will amaze you with some of her funny, creative and artistic shots if you are game. I can't wait to have an opportunity to have her photograph us again and have been recommending her to anyone that I know that is getting married, even strangers I overhear in line at the grocery store..I cannot say enough good things!"

 -Melissa, bride


"Oh wow, Diana! You've done it again. The pics of Cade are PRECIOUS! I
love all the smiles and the outdoor ones are amazing. That black and
white one with him looking down in the beanie kills me (in a good way)
and I love the tongue sticking out grand finale. You are truly great at
what you do, my dear. Thank you VERY much!"

-Marja, portrait client 

"Diana, 
We wanted to let you know that
the pics you sent are amazing! Jack and I look at the pictures and are
almost in disbelief that we are look at us! We can't wait to see the
rest! By the way when you send us the DVD please send some business
cards, several people have asked about you."

-Amy & Jack, engagement session 2010

"Diana Maire is awesome! She is so easy to get along with, and is an
incredibly talented photographer. She photographed my August 1st wedding
and the results were far better than I ever could have hoped. I love
the clean bright colors in her pictures and her talent for catching
people in beautiful moments. She was willing to work with my husband and
I to create a package that worked for us. The package included an
awesome engagement shoot, and a DVD of all the pictures. The engagement
shoot was a great opportunity to get to know her style and to see which
kind of shots we preferred. She was able to get online proofs
to us in about a month for both shoots (which is really fast, especially
considering the high quality of her work.) 
    Another bonus is that she is willing to travel if you are not in the Bay Area. 

 I highly recommend Diana Maire. We have gotten tons of compliments
on our pictures and will definitely call her again in the future (she
also does family photos)."

-Heather,  bride

"Diana photographed our engagement pictures, and we are so happy with the
whole experience. During our shoot, Diana was so fun and laid back, I
felt like we were hanging out with a friend. She was quick to send us a
glimpse of the pictures she had captured, and right away we knew we made
the best decision by going with her. She finds beauty in every location
she is in. Her work is absolutely amazing! Thank you Diana for our
beautiful pictures that we will show off for a lifetime!"

-Crystal, portrait client
"Our engagement photos, our first family photos, and our holiday cards have been amazing - all thanks to Diana.  The shoots are fun because she's so laid back and personable, which clearly shows in the photos.  She is very professional, and great about getting the photos over to you quickly so you can start ordering all the pictures that you love!!! I would recommend Diana to anyone."
-Katy, portrait client

"Diana photographed my wedding and I was so impressed with her level of
professionalism and creativity.  She took the time to explore our
location and find the best spots for amazing photos.  She is extremely
friendly and likeable, which made my husband and I both feel
comfortable in front of the camera. She accomodated all of our requests
and produced an incredible range of shots for us to choose from.  She
went above and beyond what we expected.  I would highly recommend her
to anyone looking for a photographer in the Bay Area."

-Sheena, Bride

"I could not be happier with Diana as my wedding photographer. Since I
am a perfectionist, I researched photographers extensively before my
wedding, and I met with several before choosing Diana. I was feeling a
little stressed about that part of my planning, because the photography
was one of the two most important parts to me of the wedding (the other
was finding the right dress), and I was working on a budget, which I
think is common for brides these days. I eventually chose Diana because
a) I could tell from her work that she was an exceptional photographer,
and b) she was willing to work with me to develop a package that I
could afford. As for the wedding itself, I could not imagine any
photographer being a better addition to the assembly of wedding guests.
My wedding had its own special bit of pre-ceremony craziness, but Diana
was calm and kind through the entire evening. She did not seem
perturbed by the stress of the wedding, and her presence made
everything better. She was always where she needed to be, and she was
never in the way. She would be an ideal wedding guest, whether or not
she was taking pictures! When I finally received all my pictures back,
I was so happy! Diana is extraordinarily talented: her shots are clear,
beautiful, and professional. She has the ability to be at the right
place at the right time, and she knows how to capture good photographs.
While I was able to absorb the beauty of the ceremony site, the
reception was such a blur that I didn't notice all of the beautiful
decorations, and I didn't have time to greet every guest. It was
wonderful to look through my wedding photos and see lovely shots of my
guests and the decorations. I haven't received my album yet, not
because of Diana (she is superbly on time!), but because I have not had
time to get around to selecting pictures; however, I am excited about
it, because I know Diana will do a good job, based on how
professionally and beautifully she has done everything so far. I would
recommend Diana to anyone!"

-Sarah, Bride


"My wife and I decided to go with Diana Maire Photography for our
wedding and we couldn't be happier with our experience. From the moment
we contacted Diana about the wedding, she was extremely helpful and
positive about the entire process. Her positive attitude was
particularly calming on the day of wedding, when people's nerves can
get the best of them. The photos turned out great and we received them
promptly. Thanks to Diana for making our wedding memories that much
better."

-Chris, Groom

"diana was awesome! very flexible, easy to work with and a talented
photographer. she took some really great portraits of us as well as
some nice pictures during our ceremony. she wasn't up in the middle of
everything in a distracting way and she met with us plenty before the
wedding to talk about what we wanted. it seemed like she worked hard to
get to know us so that when it came time for the day of she had us in
poses and took shots that seemed really natural for us. i highly
recommend diana, she is an honest business woman and a fabulous
photographer. we felt like we got a great deal."

-Amy, Bride

"Diana is an amazing wedding photographer. She is very professional, and
such a pleasure to work with! She has worked a lot with my family and
each time she delivers such wonderful products. It is clear she loves
what she does! I recommend her to anyone I know for any type of work! I
believe Diana has a great talent and it should be shared with many! I
love her work!!"

-Lisa, Bride

"Diana was our wedding photographer June 20, 2009.  She and her
assistant Betsy were with us (Diana with me and Betsy with my husband)
from the time we started getting ready around 2 pm until the time the
wedding ended around 10 pm.  They were professional and fun to work
with and were very attentive, getting us incredible shots to remember
our wedding day.  They offered suggestions for photo opportunities, and
Diana put together a beautiful album for us.  Diana always responded
promptly to any questions we had throughout the process of booking them
until completion of the album and additional prints that we wanted.  We
feel that we got what we paid for and more!  We would highly recommend
Diana Maire photography!"

-Amy,Bride

"I recently had a chance to work with Diana Maire
a local wedding photographer. I am a custom wedding dress designer
specializing in dresses for the off beat bride. Diana spent hours
photographing my design and completely understood my aesthetic. 
Before
we met, Diana was prepared and scouted out a variety of locations near
the Berkeley Marina. She also styled the shoot herself and brought a
variety of accessories including a feather hair piece and several
necklaces. Diana also directed each shot and knew exactly how she
wanted the model to pose. I would recommend Diana to photograph any
important event or subject matter she is professional, fun to work
with, and hardworking"

-Sandra from Sleigh Custom Wedding Dresses

 

"Diana was truly a pleasure to work with! She took our engagement photos .                                        and both my fiancé and I were so impressed with how she was
both professional, yet able to put us at ease at the same time. It can
be a little strange having someone up close and personal taking
pictures, but Diana made us feel comfortable...and look great! She had
an excellent eye for finding spots that didn't seem that special to the
naked eye, but once the proofs came back it was clear she has a talent
for 'what works.' Beyond the photo shoot experience itself, she was
very easy to get in touch with, and I was surprised how quickly she got
through the editing process.  I've received so many compliments on the
pictures and what I love most about them is that they reflect us as a
couple, and not just a 'format' that all clients are put through. I
will be coming back to Diana for my future photo needs and have already
referred her to several friends looking for photographers"

-Marina, Portrait Session

"Diana is a wonderful photographer she did a beautiful job on our
wedding in May 2008 in Stockton, CA. Our wedding album is spectacular.
She travels when needed and she is very accommodating to our needs. We
now go to her for all our photography needs."

Lisa, Bride and Portrait client