Yay, this was fun! Yesterday I had a pregnancy photo session with Karen and Greg. Because they’re a fun couple and appreciate lighthearted humor, we decided to create Daddy Does Dishes! I also have to thank Greg for being a good sport and obliging my requests.
Archive for July, 2008
The rain this past Sunday held out just long enough for us to get this engagement session in. The skyline view from Piers Park in East Boston is probably the best in the city. It’s a nice place to photograph because the park allows for a natural background and the awesome skyline shot. Liz and Matt were totally great, a warm couple and a pleasure to work with.
Congrats to Denise and Chris who had a beautiful wedding last night at The Chanler in Newport, RI. The food was gourmet and the orchids were stunning. Harper Floral did a great job with the flowers. Cake by Cappuccino’s Bakery in Middleton, RI. Check back for more amazing sites from the wedding as we thoroughly go through the photos.
Back to San Francisco to be exact, which is where this photo was taken, only about 4 years ago. We will be in CA for 9 days, returning on Monday the 21st. I will be answering emails and phone calls, just on a less frequent basis.
This morning I worked on some photos for 303 Cafe in East Boston. Located on Sumner St., it’s one of our favorite spots to go to for food and drink. They always have interesting new dishes on the menu, as well as tasty beers for the hop-and-barley connoisseurs. A great vibe, matched with the right foods and even nicer people. If you’re near East Boston, check them out. See their menu here.
We’re working with New England Bride as advertisers in various brochures this year. The Opera House ad has already been published, see it here. This is our new ad for the Henderson House, and Warren Conference Center brochure. As an incentive to try us out, we’re offering a FREE engagement photo session for clients who are looking for a photographer. There is no obligation, and no purchase necessary. Serious inquiries only please.
This photo was taken at The Quisisana Resort on Lake Kezar in Maine, last week, and inspired by my good friend and editorial photographer Jeff Scher. Many thanks go out to the Dinaburgs, who introduced me to this amazing artists’ oasis. The Quissy experience is quite unique. As stated on the website, “Quisisana is equal parts summer camp, music festival and gourmand’s fantasy. Your stay will be filled with exquisite meals, the scent of pine, and music from Bach to Broadway.” We were there for two nights, on the first we sipped cocktails amidst the chamber music provided by the lovely performers on staff, we also saw a Broadway Review at the end of the night. On Wednesday we saw an operatic performance which was a very new experience for me, but for those of you who are into Opera, Quisisana
would be an interesting summer vacation spot (not to mention the classic clay tennis courts!).
How cute is this baby…. seriously? He was a total ham! I’m photographing his parents’ wedding this Fall. This couple opted to use their free engagement photo session as a baby photo session. I traveled out to their home and got some great shots of the baby and the whole new family as well. I’m also excited to share that yesterday, here at Dias Photo, we shot our new promo video. We’re making an online commercial! Sheila, from Wedding Film Design was really great to work with. She made me feel comfortable, was very professional and inspired a lot of confidence. If you’re considering a Videographer, check her out here.
Pregmalion is a re-creation of the work Pygmalion. A very famous and ancient Greek Myth, tells the story of a sculptor who falls in love with his sculpture. The sculpture then comes to life and turns to embrace him. The story was made into a play, an actual sculpture and also several paintings.
Tired of traditional pregnancy photos, my fiance and I decided to recreate this famous work and title it Pregmalion. (it was actually Teresa’s idea, I must give her credit) We contacted the amazing real-life, bronze sculptor Andrew DeVries. He was very welcoming, and allowed us to photograph in his studio. (He is truly an amazing artist. If you are interested in seeing more of his work click here.) We felt the metaphor was ripe for interpretation as both of us are artists, creating our new family. If you have any ideas you’d like to have photographed, give us a call. We’re always more than to happy to work on new projects and ideas.