Archive for the ‘Zukas’ Category

Oh Happy Day….

June 29, 2011

I keep finding myself being drawn towards whimsical photos like the one below.  I thought that this idea was fun, unique… and my daughter happened to find a little feather that worked perfectly for the shot.  We had beautiful weather this sunny Saturday at Zukas Hilltop Barn.   The bride was enchanting, the groom was charming and as warm as the day.  Bold and fresh red roses adorned every corner.   Amidst all the other details like the horse drawn carriage, the chocolate fountain, delicious cake and the candy table, I believe it was truly a happy day for all.

Autumn Mix Part 3

November 25, 2009

Many of you may be counting the minutes before the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope you enjoy the time you have with friends, family and loved ones. When I was a wee little boy, I had a shiny sticker of a gum ball machine on the back of my closet door that read Count Your Blessings. That idea has “stuck” with me as a reminder to think about, and mentally list all the things that I’m thankful for. Thanksgiving is a day witness, bear in mind and appreciate all of our blessings. I also have to pay respects to the many Native Americans that we share the positives and remember the hardships of these times. I hope you have a happy holiday!

Autumn Mix Part 2

November 24, 2009

Another lovely wedding post. The various colored flowers and boutonnieres, the fall foliage as well as the place cards all added a lot of visual interest to the decor. On another note, you can’t tell in the photo but what was special about this wedding dress was the fabric. It was really shear and soft. It hung with elegance and shimmered with class. Props to the bride : )

Autumn Mix Part 1

November 23, 2009

Here is the first part of another wedding we photographed at Zukas Hilltop Barn a few weekends ago. You’ll probably notice the leaves on the trees in the photos that are no longer here. That’s because I made the mistake of blogging my weddings out of order… I hope you don’t mind (my guess is that you probably don’t care) This couple was so genuine, so warm and overall such a pleasure to work with. I look forward to photographing the bride’s sister’s wedding next year. I’d like to comment on the 4th photo, the one of just the bride amidst the foliage. This may appear to be a small technical detail but it actually makes a big difference in who you choose for your photographer. The reason why the photo looks the way it does is because of the lighting technique that we use at DiasPhoto. It’s a soft diffused light that makes you look better. Very few photographers employ this method because you have to pay an assistant to just hold a light and not shoot. I feel confident that I can do the job that you hire me to do without having my assistant taking pictures to back me up. If you like the option of having 2 photographers, we offer that in addition to the assistant that helps us light photos properly. Excuse my pontification : ) P.S. Today’s my birthday, I’m 34!!!!

In the Country Part 2

November 19, 2009

Here is the second installment of In the Country at Zukas Hilltop Barn. Check out the lantern centerpieces, the candy apple souvenirs, the card holder that the Father of the Bride made and the cupcakes, oh the cupcakes. Sweets… my greatest weakness : ) Also, flowers by Appleblossoms in Spencer, MA and Music by DJ Rick Freni.

In the Country Part 1

November 18, 2009

This past Saturday we photographed this wedding, Monday we edited it and Wednesday we’re uploading it for the friends and family to view. Having an efficient work flow for our clients is a big part of what we do. In addition to having great photos, you need to have a studio that can deliver in a timely manor. If you can’t tell, we try really hard to make you happy! Hopefully the photos show that. It was a warm, country wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, MA. As usual the staff did a great job. Despite the countless weddings I’ve photographed there, I’ve never seen the entire Day Spa. I must say it was pretty impressive. Bella Cakes also did a superb job with the delicious cupcakes…. mmm! Check out the place card holders that the groom made with a chainsaw! Lastly, you gotta love the babies. There were so many little babies at this wedding, they were all beautiful and joy to have at the wedding.

Home Made Apple Pie 2

November 12, 2009

Here are the last images from the previous posting. Hope you like them! : )

Home Made Apple Pie 1

November 11, 2009

You may remember this couple’s engagement photos in an apple orchard. They got married this past weekend and we just finished editing and uploading the photos to our online proofing site. Kelly F. our associate photographer photographed this wedding and did a great job as usual. The lovely wedding was held at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, MA (I love the people there, and the venue is beautiful) DJ Greg Bedard who always does a good job was there as well.

Beautiful Rain 2

October 26, 2009

Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain

October 20, 2009

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, I believe it. Rain brings the crops and the flowers… and the abundance. Also on the positive side, rain makes for interesting photo op’s with an umbrella, in addition to the great lighting that the clouds create. Here are a few of our favorite photos taken by our amazing associate photographer Kelly, on this rainy wedding day She recently photographed this wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, MA. Zukas is one of my favorite places to work. The site has a great country elegance, and with the fall foliage… it’s spectacular. What sets this venue apart most though, is the service and the people. They are among the nicest, most personable you’ll find. Definitely check them out if you’re planning a wedding.