Thursday, July 30, 2009


A guest uploaded this video from the wedding!


"O" is for Oh Yeah, Baby! Boudoir Photos

Karina Marie Diaz, boudoir photographer, artist and designer, creates from the mantra: Women are always the most beautiful when they are truly themselves. 

Karina’s work takes women deeper into their own magnificent essence and beauty, which shines through in her photographs. She captures your spirit and inspires you to celebrate yourself through her stunning portraits.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009


One woman's story about what brought her to Karina Marie Diaz Photography for maternity photography.

Why did you decide to have a maternity photography session?
I wanted to have a visual documentation of my first pregnancy-something that would capture the significance of the time in my life and serve as a beautiful memento for my husband.

How did you select Karina Marie Diaz to be your maternity photographer?
Karina's portfolio had a special something that other boudoir photographers were unable to capture. Her subjects looked so relaxed, happy, and most of all beautiful! Karina was able to highlight the best attributes of her clients and made them look stylish and fabulous.

What was your experience of being photographed by Karina Marie Diaz?
I felt like a queen from the moment I walked in the door. I loved getting fussed over with hair and makeup, working with Karina on styling the shoot, and just relaxing knowing that I could leave the rest to her. Karina would share a couple sneak peeks of the shots as she was snapping away and I was amazed by what I saw. I walked out of there feeling confident, beautiful, and assured that my photographs would exceed all expectations.

How did you feel when you got your photographs?
Floored! I thought I would be lucky to find a handful of usable shots before going into it as I was 30 weeks pregnant and feeling less than gorgeous but once I saw the proofs I could not decide which I liked best. I was impressed with the composition of the shots and her talent to find the most flattering poses. I knew I had made the best decision to choose Karina to do my maternity shots.

How often do you look at your album and digital files?
I looked at them often in the weeks following the shoots. Now that it has been a few months I will pull them up from time to time just for fun.

How has your perception of yourself changed since your portrait session with Karina Marie Diaz and why?
It has been a confidence booster to see myself through the lens of an artist who finds the most beautiful attributes to highlight in her photos. When I look at my photographs, I see a happy, glowing, pregnant mama to be instead of the tired, achy, swollen pregnant lady I felt like most days :)

What was your husbands reaction to his gift of your maternity photographs?
He was surprised at first and couldn't believe I was able to pull it off without him finding out about the session. After that initial reaction, he was touched that we had a beautiful memory of the moment that perfectly captured the anticipation and excitement we felt when awaiting our little boy. He couldn't stop flipping through the pages of my album over and over.

How has your maternity session with Karina impacted your relationship?
I think my husband gained a little more respect for me knowing that I went out of my comfort zone to have the photographs taken so that we would have the memory of my pregnancy. Having the sexy shots certainly didn't hurt!

When do you plan on your next session with Karina? Why will you do it again and what will you focus on?
I would do one every month if I could! I would love to do it after my baby turns one as a way to congratulate myself for surviving the first year of motherhood and to serve as a reminder to put myself first once in awhile.

How did Karina's makeup and hair stylist work out for you? Why do you think it made a difference?
It made all the difference. She created the perfect look to complement the fashion styling in the shoot. The makeup was able to stand up to the camera without looking overdone. Having my hair and makeup professionally done took all of the stress off of me and I was really able to feel relaxed knowing I was in the hands of a professional. I would say it's a must if you are going to go through the effort to have a portrait session done.

Why do you want other women to have this experience?
Regardless of their size and shape, women are always their worst critic. Having a boudoir session is a great way to recognize your fabulousness and appreciate your beauty. Karina is consistently able to capture that little spark of sexiness and beauty. Her camera doesn't lie and we all have it!

Anything else you would like to add?
If you are looking for a gift for the woman who has everything, a boudoir session with Karina would make an amazing gift. It will pay dividends for a very long time!


Friday, June 12, 2009


"I scheduled a boudoir photo shoot with Karina as a present to my husband earlier this year. Not only does my husband love the pictures, but he is even more appreciative that I took a leap of faith to get more comfortable with myself, my body, and my sexuality. He's repeatedly told me how excited he is that I ventured outside of my comfort zone, and that he's very touched that I included him in the process. 

Obviously I'm pleased that the present was such a big hit with my husband, but even more importantly, it was an amazing experience for me. It's been a few months since the photo shoot and I still feel the confidence and sexiness that Karina coaxed out of me. It was an incredibly empowering experience because I never felt awkward or guilty or self-conscious. Instead I just kept amazing myself as I let the beauty and feminism that's being lying dormat in me bubble up to the surface. Karina radiated positive energy, support and encouragment starting from our first phone call and that really allowed me to embrace the experience as completely positive. Also, Aida did a fantastic job with my hair and makeup which also helped make me feel super sexy.

Anybody who's considering having a boudoir photo shoot should at the very least call Karina and see what she's all about. She obviously loves her work and that is evident in her attitude at the shoot, and the excellent quality of the photos." -Holly Pope

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Attend and receive $100 discount on your portrait session booked that day! Great for gift certificates as well;)

Host: Anaïs Events/Glow Esthetics
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2009
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm 
Location: Glow Esthetics
Phone: (415) 543-3100

ANAÏS EVENTS and GLOW ESTHETICS invite you to meet Award-winning Lifestyle Photographer Karina Marie Diaz and join us for champagne, sweets, savories and eye-candy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Kelly Bolen

"Karina is an amazing woman - so vibrant and full of life! She made me feel great about myself. The hair and makeup was fantastic too (thanks to Aida!). 

I would recommend a photography session with her to any of my girlfriends (and I have! some male friends too actually!) Get in to see her before she's completely booked up!" -Kelly Bolen

Thursday, March 12, 2009


"I decided to splurge and treat myself (and my husband!) to a photo session with Karina to have a special momento of our first pregnancy. Karina's energy is contageous and she instantly made me feel at ease in front of the camera and was able to produce amazing images. It's hard to feel pretty and sexy at 7 months pregnant but Karina's photographs hide all flaws and highlight the beauty of pregnancy and capture the emotions that go along with it. She hooked me up with an unbelievable hair and makeup artist who created the perfect look. I had over 500 images that same evening and they were so great it was so difficult to chose a handful of favorites to produce into a book. Karina has a great eye and helped me choose the images to best represent the session in a book. I am so happy I did this for myself and highly recommend anyone, pregnant or not, to treat themselves to a few hours with Karina. I've never felt prettier, sexier or more girly!"- Joslyn Burke