Greer's OC: Dina Marie gives beautiful family photos

March 23, 2011|By Greer Wylder

We found out about Huntington Beach-based Dina Marie's incredible photography talents from a friend who trusted her to shoot their precious newborn and family photos. The resulting slide show was mesmerizing, and we couldn't imagine having to decide which images to order. Each one was absolutely beautiful. Dina Marie captured the essence, joy and love of this young family on camera.

Dina Marie has a gift for shooting natural-light portraits of babies, children and families. She combines a photojournalistic style with an original way of documenting fleeting expressions, nuances and personalities. Though she's based in Orange County, she can travel anywhere, even out of the country. A minimum of five booked sessions is required for travel.

Her portraiture work decorates the walls at hospitals throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. And she's been featured in many magazines.


As a special for Greer's OC readers, Dina Marie is offering $100 off a sitting fee and a complimentary 8-by-10 through the end of April. Just mention Greer's OC. Sessions normally cost $250, or $350 on weekends. Add $100 for groups of eight or more. Your proofs are presented in a beautiful online slideshow. Your session also includes an in-home visit to show actual prints. Photo collections, digital collections and a la carte prints are available, too.

To commission Dina Marie, call her at (714) 272-9113, or visit


11th Moon slices prices in half

When it comes to seeking hard-to-find designers in one boutique, 11th Moon in Laguna Beach nailed it. This mother-and-daughters-run store, owned by Virginia Cooke, is a fashionista's oasis. The handpicked labels and pieces are so unique and special — choose from great apparel, shoes, scarves, jewelry, wallets and accessories.

If you haven't discovered 11th Moon yet, it will easily become a fave shopping spot. And now you can save on coveted items. Select boots, shoes, sweaters, skirts and pants are reduced 50%. And if you buy two items reduced 50%, you'll receive an extra 10% off, too.

Choose from designers including Arabella Ramsay, Henrik Vibskov, Giorgio Brato, Organic by John Patrick, Rachel Comey, Flannel, Merritt Charles, Suno, the Local Firm, U-NI-TY, Vena Cava, Siwy Denim, American Vintage, Society for Rational Dress and VPL.

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