“I have known Diana Hinek in many capacities over the past decade. Most relevant has been as a doula and birth photographer to many of my clients. Her empathy as a doula and birth professional is remarkable and her integrity is above reproach. She is very knowledgeable of the process and the birth space from her experiences as a mother and while caring for my clients, both as a doula and a birth photographer. This knowledge and experience give her the wisdom to respect the birthing family. This wisdom is visible in her work and shows in her wonderful pictures. I have many of her photos on my website and social media. I strongly support her candidacy for a certified professional birth photographer.”
“It’s hard to know where to begin to even write a review for Diana… and to be honest, I don’t ever bother to review ANYONE, but she is just so special, I couldn’t possibly not. I first reached out to Diana to seek her Maternity photography services. The shoot was amazing, and we forever treasure what we captured that day…. but it goes way beyond that. Given the time period that we were expecting was during COVID, there were restrictions on how many people could be present during our birth, and we were only allowed 1 support person (my partner), so sadly I did not get to have a doula at the birth. And yet, and feel like I did… Diana.
She was so much more than our maternity photographer!! She was such a huge support to our family, checking in to see how we were doing (before and for many weeks after birth, and just being there any way we might need… even if it was to just listen to me vent!! Lol. S
he also came to the hospital to meet my husband immediately after birth so that she could encapsulate my placenta for me. The Placenta Pills were just magic!
If I had’ve been able to have a doula during birth there is NO QUESTION that she would’ve been it… from the moment we met in person, her energy was just so calming and reassuring. She made everything during our photoshoot feel so at ease, and so natural (even though I felt so nervous and all “out of sorts” that day).
We even forgot to capture a maternity pic idea for our family with the dog that we had in mind, and she came all the way back to our house after we realize we forgot to mention that to her before… she had no problem doing so, and did’t make a big deal of it. She’s just so thoughtful. It’s truly hard to even put her into words, because none of it really does justice… you have to meet her in person for yourself to truly understand what a treasure of a human soul she is. Any service that she offers, I can assure that she will go above and beyond… book this woman, you won’t regret it!!!!”
“Diana brought such a calming, compassionate & helpful presence to the birth of our twins; we’ll be forever grateful for her being there! We were gifted her photography services from a friend and were lucky enough to have her doula abilities shine throughout the labor & assist us with a calming demeanor.
Our plan was to have a home birth with the boys but they decided that’s not how their story was going to be told which meant a long 24+ hours. Diana not only drove to our place in Topanga in order to capture the beginning of labor & our home surroundings; she followed our birth team across 2 hours of traffic to our hospital of choice! Having her there to capture those moments was so vital but having her step in as a doula/advocate for us at the hospital meant the world to our family. The images are absolutely amazing as is the video (I burst into tears every time I watch it!); moments captured that will pull at our strings forever. Thank you Diana for EVERYTHING you did for the birth of our boys – if you’re looking to hire a doula or a photographer she is hands down the BEST!”
1) My tears of joy that flowed when our boy was born.
2) The magic of the first look of our son into his mother’s eyes.
3) My smile the first time I held him.
Meet with several doulas and several photographers before you make your decision – and then choose Diana!”