Diana Lake Photography
Southern California Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer

About + FAQ- DIANA LAKE PHOTOGRAPHY

hey you beautiful humans! 

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Hiiiiii! It's me! The one behind the camera. My name is Diana but that's pretty obvious because its the name of my little business you've stumbled upon here. I won't give you the boring "I love love and photography is my passion" crap, but I will tell you what you can expect from working with me. I am fiercely dedicated to making your experience with me as FUN and easy going as possible. I am a pretty laid-back gal but I take my job as your wedding photographer insanely seriously. (I swear though I'm not as serious as the above photos look, I just like taking very stoic self portraits)

What you can expect:

I will always be available to communicate with you on any questions, concerns, wedding planning advice you may have. I will work with you months and months before your wedding to make sure we get everything set as far as timeline and photography are matching up- expect emails and pdf guides on this well in advance. I will send you nifty giftys along the way to show you how much I can't wait for your wedding day! I will be up front with you about pricing and will try my hardest to work with your budget, but mama's got bills to pay too- so please consider the work I put in before expecting to get 8 hours of coverage, a second photographer and a mini horse for $1,000. On your wedding day, I will show up with high energy but I won't be overwhelming and crazy. I have a pretty calm aura around me, but I have no problem takin charge and getting your bridal party to line the eff up. I will email you back right away even if I am at dinner with my cats. I will deliver your photos within four weeks of your wedding date, no excuses. I will give you awesome amazing photos you will want to look at for the rest of your lives and share with everyone you know. I AM HERE FOR YOU.

I promise you all of the above and some little extra surprises along the way. I know you have an overwhelming amount of choices when it comes to wedding photographers, so I am so beyond grateful you are here! What you see is what you get with me, folks and I LITRALLY can't wait to meet you + your boo and show you pictures of my cats on my phone! 

 


some fun facts about me

because I know you are just dying to hear some

1. I'm a virgo, born in August, but fall is my favorite season. 

2. I'm a huge The Office fan. I just tried to think of my favorite episode and couldn't narrow it down, but Dinner Party and when Micheal burns his foot are two of the greats aaaand Pam and Jim's wedding episode because it always makes me cry like a baby.

3. My cats are basically my children and I call them baby angels way too often.

4. True crime watcher, listener, reader. My Favorite Murder anyone?

5. I love animals. I was going to be a veterinarian, but I'm a total empath and I can't deal with blood and people in pain, so yeah, that didn't happen. One day I hope to open a farm animal sanctuary or shelter doggie rescue paradise.

Ok that's plenty enough about me. If your still reading this, bless your beautiful soul.


FAQ

What are your rates?

My most popular package starts at $2,800 and covers me to be at the wedding for 8 hours. I also have 6 and 10 hour packages. But honestly, let me know what you want and we can fill in the blanks from there. I can customize to fit your needs! I'm here for you, BOO!

Do you travel? What are your fees?

I am based out of Los Angeles, CA and hell yeah, I love to travel! I am available to travel anywhere in the US or internationally, but lately I'm dying to visit Iceland, Japan or literally any National Park . For destination weddings or anywhere outside of Southern California I require transportation to and from the wedding and somewhere for me to sleep the night before and the night of the wedding for my second photographer and I. I am very low maintenance so I love an Airbnb or cozy little inn whichever is on the cheaper side. Travel fees can vary based on distance/ pricing of hotel or Airbnb. 

how many photographers will be there on the day of the wedding?

Included with all my packages is a second photographer. To save a little dough, some folks choose to not have the second photographer there. Usually 95% of the photos I give in the final gallery were taken by me, but I love having a second photographer for support and to get different angles, especially during the ceremony. Another set of eyes to capture your day is always a win. But again, it's all about what you want and your budget.

How many photos will I receive? 

I take any where from 3,000-6,000 photos per wedding and after culling and editing you can expect anywhere from 800-1,200 photos depending on the length of your day. DAS A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS!

How long does it take to get the photos after the wedding?

I understand the anticipation of receiving your gallery ASAP so expect your photos within 4 weeks of your wedding date!  


Investment

Weddings begin at $2,800 for 8 hours of coverage

Lifestyle sessions begin at $300