My business has brought me so many friends, great conversations with other moms, fun moments and wonderful connections. Below are some written reviews that have touched me in some way. Thanks for the kind words! -Diana
RAVES AND REVIEWS
"Diana is one of those photographers you hear about - the ones who are laid back, great with kids, and who put you at ease the minute you walk into their studio. And I am so happy we not only heard about her, but have had the pleasure of have been "shot" by her too! I love all of the pictures that she has taken of our family, but my favorite is a more candid shot of my two older kids kissing their baby brother. None of them are looking at the camera, but it doesn't matter. The picture screams LOVE and that's exactly what I want to remember as my babies grow up."
"I love the quality and style of every picture I get from Diana! All of my pictures look natural and genuine, not staged. Before each session I know I will feel at ease and comfortable in her studio helping decrease any stress I may have about getting the 'perfect picture' experience."
"I love how much patience you have with my girls!!"
"Diana has a way with kids. Each time she taken pictures of our kids she has captured their true personalities and smiles. Even when our kids have not been on their best behavior she is patient and works with them. When we get our gallery of pictures I have a hard time picking a favorite."
"I believe the difference between our experience with you and other photographers is eliciting natural smiles. Too often, smiles are contrived and the photos are not as authentic. I also enjoy that you take the lead on this. In the past, our experiences were 'work.' Thanks for providing an awesome experience!"
"We absolutely love that you are able to capture our true expressions and developmental milestones. We have felt extremely comfortable and at ease during our sessions. You have a magical way with the little ones and we have always been 100% satisfied with the final product. We can't thank you enough for capturing such a precious time in our lives."
"One of the reasons we've loved Diana's Photo Expressions is Diana's flair for finding that "real" family moment. Combining this with her creative talents yields good results."
"I love the comfy coziness of your in home studio, the option to have several outfits, the props you have there, so great with my kids, and the quality of pictures that I get. I also LOVE that I'm able to download all of the pictures to my home computer, that is the best!!"
"You make our photo sessions low-stress and fun! I love that you have a supply of cute accessories so that I don't have to worry about finding the perfect bow, skirt or jewelry to go with our photos. I also love all your fun back drops and chairs, stools, etc. And last, I appreciate the extra "polish" you do to the photos to make them absolutely perfect! For 4 years, we've been only using you as our photographer and we have the best photos/memories to show for it!"
"You were so great with Jaxon. He loved getting his picture taken by you. He is usually a real pistol with photographers, but you just had the perfect touch with him."
"When we left Northwest Iowa to move to Ankeny I was nervous we would never find a professional photographer we were comfortable with. We knew we wanted someone willing to allow us rights to the photos and the ability to order on our own which is part of what drew us to Diana's Photo Expressions. We didn't have a referral I just came across your page on Facebook and figured Polk city and was very close to where we lived. I must say you do amazing work....and even on days where our daughter is crabby or I fear she will be uncooperative you somehow manage to get her full attention and get the most amazing pictures. We are expecting in May and can't wait to have pictures done. We look forward to our time in your studio."
"I always get the nicest compliments about my pictures from you! I love that you use natural lighting outside. Love coming to you!"
"Our photo session was so much fun! You were so patient with the kids and it made the entire experience relaxed and natural. We love our pictures!"
"Our last family session, it was windy outside, my girls (4 and 6) kept goofing off and my 2 year old kept running away as fast as he could. However, I was just able to keep my focus on smiling at the camera while Diana used her tactics to keep the sanity! Diana told me how great my kids were, and I wasn't sure she had seen the same session that I had! But the photos reflected her positivity because they were positively amazing! We just love our pictures and our kids are excited to go back again!"
"I have loved having you capture Kenley's milestones this first year! I have had so many people comment on my birth announcement that the photo should be entered in a photo contest and it was a picture taken by you. For her 6 month pictures I got so many poses and outfits and I didn't have to stress about finding anything for her to wear because you had it all in your studio! I loved her 6 month photos so much I still haven't ordered any because I can't decide! I can't wait for her one year session!!"
"I love how you are able to perfectly capture the kids personalities!"
"We scheduled our first session with Diana in Oct. 2011 after seeing a coworkers gorgeous family photo shoot by Big Creek. We have two wild and crazy boys (6 and 4 at the time). Diana was patient, relaxed, and fun in her backyard. See knew how to work with them to tame their sillies to capture pure joy. Diana has also captured our newborn's milestones. Her home studio is warm and relaxing. She does not rush you like the cookie cutter studios. The links are emailed to you and you are able to pick your favorite shots in the convience of your own home."
"Loved the time you took with my little one to get the newborn shots I was hoping for. It was such a comfortable experience for us! I'm also in love with the birth announcement you designed for us! Thanks for preserving these special moments for us."
"I love how when my son came for pictures he got to just run around and be himself as you snapped away! Being able to be outside in your backyard was awesome! My son hates his pictures taken, but being outside and letting him run around made for great pics!"
"We started coming to Diana Photo Expressions after seeing a Facebook friend's maternity pictures. I thought that her pictures were absolutely beautiful! So I called up Diana and she worked with us to get us in and our maternity pictures done. Our pictures turned out wonderful! I was so impressed on how well she did with our almost 2 year old who can be a little bit of a handful! Almost a year later I saw on Facebook that Diana was having a valentines day special, I thought that would be the the perfect opportunity to get some pictures for my girls for valentines and birthday invitations. And believe me when I say my now almost 3 year old can be a handful! And got some beautiful pictures of her! And some beautiful pictures of my 11 month old as well! I love how well she works with kids! We then had our youngest one year pictures done they are beautiful and my daughter Olivia just loved Diana! Now I am so excited and can't wait to see my daughter Maycee's 3rd birthday pictures! My daughter was so wild running around Diana's house a she still did great with her! Diana put Maycee's sneak peek up and her picture is absolutely gorgeous! Diana does great work and I will continue to get pictures done by her, and recommend her to others!"