ABOUT

I am Diane French and I am a headshot portrait and business branding photographer based out of Pearl River, NY, who loves to click, read & travel. My love affair with photography started in 4th grade when I did a book report on Margaret Bourke-White. I’ve been hooked every since. I’ve studied photography at Plattsburgh State University and NYU, where I received my Masters. I was awarded the Artist in Residence from the Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland. It was there that I really began to move from abstract fine art photography to portraiture. Over the past 19 years, I’ve held many roles within the photographic industry. I have worked in photo labs, studios and photo stock houses, and have served as Photo Editor at two established educational publishers. I also shoot stock photography for Mother Image.


Recent Clients
  • Stacy Garcia Inc.
  • Mother Image
  • Authentic Pilates Learning Center
  • Comfort and Joy Soaps
  • Transitional Enterprises
  • Virtual Risk
  • Three Charmed Gems

Education

NYU

MA Photography

Burren College of Art

Artist in Residence

SUNY Plattsburgh

BA Mass Communication & Photography


Fun Facts
  • I don’t like coffee but I love Starbucks Chai Lattes!
  • I’m a Nikon girl, but I wouldn’t say no to a Canon.
  • I have two crazy little redhead boys who are my world!
  • The beach is in my blood! My favorite places to be are at the Fire Island Lighthouse (any beach really), and The Burren in Co. Clare, Ireland.
  • No, I’m not looking at you, I’m looking at your CAMERA!

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