Leading West Coast children's photographer, Dione has turned her passion into a successful, full time career. Dione earned her undergraduate degree in the arts and a master's degree in photography. Dione also ran a commercial and fashion photography studio and trained exclusively with many world renowned fashion and portrait photographers. She is a mother of two and enjoys documenting the lives of her children clientele. With specific attention to the details and the desires of her individual clients in mind, Dione produces images that are like no other. Dione's work has been featured on the covers of national magazine publications. Dione has her very own digital lab and custom finishing partner, Bellissima. The 4,000-square-foot gallery, studio, and custom framing warehouse are all under one roof in Costa Mesa, Ca.— it’s critical in creating the quality fine-art prints she is known for. Her lab is where all the post-shoot magic happens. Unlike most photographers, she edits, retouches and prints all of our own images—so every aspect of every print stays in-house under her creative control. With her own lab, she is able to ensure the highest of standards: Hers! Dione prints solely on archival, thick 100-percent cotton rag papers and canvases—with the highest-quality archival inks. Both paper and ink are environmentally sound. Each print is a one-of-a-kind piece of art, with a hand-applies protective UV coating and texture. She takes no shortcuts in her quest for the perfect print! She specializes in children's portraiture, head shots, as well as children's commercial, fine art and editorial assignments.
As a consultant and teacher for Kodak Professional, Dione taught professional photographers and photographic labs in LA adapt to digital photography and printing. As an expert in location and studio lighting, artistic composition, Adobe Photoshop and giclee printing, Dione can inspire and teach anything related to photography.
BA (4 Years) Fine Art Photography Ohio State University
Graduate (2 Years) Commercial and Fashion Photography (OIPT)
Consultant (2 Years) Kodak Professional Division (Los Angeles)
Dione Photography Own and operated studio (2004-Present)
Having two children of her own who have embraced my passion for photography, she wants to inspire and share her 30 years of experience with other young creative photographers who are able to visualize their ideas, but need help in learning how to make those powerful concepts a reality. She is excited to share all she has learned! Leading West Coast children's photographer, Dione has turned her passion into a successful, full time career. Dione earned her undergraduate degree in the arts and a master's degree in photography. Dione also ran a commercial and fashion photography studio and trained exclusively with many world renowned fashion and portrait photographers. She is
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