Florida Logo


Photography by Diana Marie Creates Heirloom Images for Families to Treasure

By Marina I. Jokic

Photography by Diana Marie is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area and want to be inspired and educated about this specialized industry. Owner Diana Welden transforms each client's vision and creates personalized portraits. Based in sunny St. Augustine, Florida, Welden also travels to photograph clients in most of the surrounding areas of Northeast Florida.

Welden invests a lot of her energy into working closely with each of her clients and provides the highest level of customer service. With the client's vision at the center of a project, Welden is able to produce heirloom-quality portraits that tell a unique story. Even as a teenager, Welden was immersed in the world of photography. As historian for her high school band, she was charged with documenting the class year in images, a hobby which grew into a professional interest.

"I always enjoyed the documentation of memories for others to reminisce," Welden said. "Life moves so quickly, and portraits help us preserve memories."

When Welden became a mother, she loved documenting every stage of her child's life.

"When I became a mom, my interest in photography grew even more," she said. "I would take my children for professional portraits, but I wanted more?I wanted to be able to document those everyday moments with quality images."

It was during her years as a new mother that Welden started studying photography. She was an avid reader of professional photography journals and books, eventually enrolling in college-level courses to truly formalize her knowledge. Practicing her newly acquired skills by taking photos of other children as her own wouldn't always be cooperative, Welden eventually decided to open her own business.

"Newborn photography was something that always sparked my interest," Welden said. "I was able to really put my creativity to use, and working with my hands came naturally [to] me."

In her years of practice in the field, Welden has spearheaded some innovative techniques and put on some of the most creative setups. Particularly inspired by the work of fellow photographer Anne Geddes, Welden is keen on experimenting with out-of-the-box décor and thematics. Initially specializing primarily in capturing newborns on film primarily, today Photography by Diana Marie offers maternity, children, and family portraiture as well.

"It was an honor to be chosen as one of the top newborn photographers in my area," Welden said. "When a family books a session, we work closely together from start to finish to ensure that their portraits are something they will always treasure."

Share this:


Leave a comment:

* Login in order to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join for Free

Sania Sohail

I have made port


Sania Sohail

great article


About The Author

Marina Jokic holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in Russian and East...

View Profile

Become an Expert Contributor

Have some knowledge to share, and want easy and effective exposure to our audience? Get your articles or guides featured on Florida Homes today! Learn more about being an expert contributor.

Learn More