Archive for June, 2008

Cape Cod Wedding

June 30, 2008

One of the best things about a Cape Cod wedding is the uniqueness of the environment. The ceremony took place at Falmouth Heights Beach. Also, the reception at The Flying Bridge which was set against a backdrop of sailboats and lifesavers (not the candy kind) was interesting because the bride and groom were introduced by boat. These past few weeks have been sooo busy, I’ve hardly been able to keep up with the blog. Check back soon for images from tons of jobs we’re currently editing. We’re also booking up quickly for next year so if you’re getting married and still looking for a photographer, sooner is better than later! : )

Flavor of Fashion

June 22, 2008

The Andover Country Club, ranked number 1 on The Knot‘s best-of’s list, was the site where this event was held. The grounds were beautifully maintained and the decor was grand. This wedding was unique because of the couples appreciation for fashion and glamour photography. I was able to spend a little extra time with them and do some more fashion oriented photography. Other vendors were, Andover Cakes, Perfect Party Linens and Mystic Florist. This wedding also had a buffet for the dinner menu which are increasingly popular this year. I’ve had more weddings with buffets this year than ever before. It’s probably because of it’s apparent benefits. Your guests are more free to walk around and mingle as they get their food, creating a less sterile atmosphere. The food is always nice and hot as it’s being cooked just prior to plating… and it’s generally less expensive. Definitely a smart, and fun choice.

From New York to Rio

June 22, 2008

This Brooklynite and fellow Carioca were married at the Warren Conference Center
in Ashland, MA. Brazilian style is often very colorful, vivacious and full of energy; this wedding was no different. Like most of our clients this couple was very down to earth and appreciates quality without the pretense. They were also clear that they wanted their photographs to be focused on expressions, emotions and the people around them; I did just that. This couple is very much in love which was apparent from the moment they saw each other at the ceremony. The sun setting over the lake near Ashland State Park, was a nice photo location.

Here are a few pictures from the most recent engagement session that we are working on. This was a super fun couple. They were really comfortable in front of the camera and an e-session is a great way to get even more familiar with how your photographer works. We were able to get a few shots in Boston Common and along Comm Ave., always a nice area to shoot in.

Shades of red flowers set against a big blue ocean. That’s how a fiery young couple plans their wedding. Ned’s Point Lighthouse is where you can find this beautiful Southern New England Style backdrop, Mattapoisett, MA to be exact. A triple dose of congratulations are in order for this couple because not only did they just get married but they are expecting twins! : ) : )

The reception venue was Benjamin’s in Taunton, MA. The Creative Endeavors cake was top notch. As you can probably see, the frosting application was impeccable. This baker is in high demand so if you want to work with her, you should contact her sooner than later. The flowers were rich and fresh, provided by White Bouquet, read a review of them here. DJ Joe Lima also did a great job, for more info click here.

How Are We Doing?

June 13, 2008

Want to offer your input and help other brides find good vendors? Try Wedding Wire, one of their best features is the user ratings. You can rate vendors you’ve used and/or read reviews about vendors you’re considering to hire. If you are a past client of Dias Photography, I’d love for you to rate us. To do so click here. If you’ve never used Wedding Wire for your wedding planning, you may want to check them out. They have a lot of resources and the site is very user friendly. They also just partnered up with Martha Stewart Weddings. To see our storefront there, click here.

Father’s Day Photos

June 12, 2008

Are Allie and Nick super cute or what?! Their Mom had me photograph them as a gift for Fathers Day. These photos were all taken right outside the house, not such a bad location. I love the first photo, I can totally see Allie being a great big sister : )

Meeting Kevin Casey

June 11, 2008

This morning Teresa (who is my fiance and office manager) and I had the honor of meeting Kevin Casey, the President and CEO of Not only that but he came to our office! Collages provides the online proofing and printing services for Dias Photography as well as over 10,000 other photographers. He runs a multi-million dollar company is on the board of directors at PPA the Professional Photographers of America; as well as a whole host of other accomplishments. A busy guy to say the least.

So why does he want to talk to us, I asked him? Well…. he’s on a tour going around the country talking to leading and up-and-coming studio owners. Collages wants a true perspective on what photographers’ needs are, to better accommodate them. We are already using several of Collages products i.e. albums, DVD slideshows, as well as all of our printing services. If the CEO of a company is so committed as to go personally speak to his customers, you know that company is going to provide a quality service. What that means to Dias Photography clients is that not only do you get great quality pictures and albums, but you get them quickly.

Olympic Proportions

June 8, 2008

The groom of this wedding can be found on the ice rink, training on the U.S. Speed Skating Team. Both he and the bride were very friendly, genuine people; truly a pleasure to work with. They also planned a really beautiful wedding. They had a springtime, green theme that was very appropriate on this warm, vernal afternoon. The dresses, the flowers… the groom’s cake, all came together wonderfully. I especially loved the bridesmaids dresses!

The Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, MA is a really amazing location looking over The Charles River. I should also commend the Wedding Coordinator and staff there, because they did an exceptional job. The hotel has tons of interesting artwork throughout the building, which were great backdrops for various photographs. All in all, a great wedding with lots of good ideas to help you plan your big event.

Remember high-school Spanish class…. the pain of trying to find the right words in another language? I get a lot more pleasure out of it these days then I did in my formative years; it’s kind of like a good stretch. The newly married Honore couple pictured here, were great. I wasn’t able to speak too much Spanish with the brides side of the family, as those Spanish-class days are long gone! : ) But fortunately my fiance who was assisting me that day is fluent. Just a bit on the personal side; my family is Cape Verdean which means we speak Portuguese, Brazilian and a little Creole. “Brasileiros e Portugueses, por favor, lentamente assim que eu posso compreender : ) ” (Brazilian and Portuguese speakers, please speak slowly, so I can understand)