Archive for November, 2009

Win a $20 Print Credit

November 30, 2009

Hello friends, readers and past clients. I’m giving away a $20 print credit so you can buy a couple of photos as gifts for the holidays. The first person to answer the following question gets it. What’s a 5 letter word for “where the autumn mix was”. Clue: find the answer here on the blog. To enter, email, subject Free Print Credit

Fall Family Photos

November 30, 2009

This cute young family asked me bring the Traveling Photo Studio to their beautiful home in New Hamphire, at the absolute peak of the fall foliage. It was breathtaking. It reminded me of what I’m missing as a city dweller. The quite streets, the dappled sunlight beaming through the trees and the quaint town center were all such a treat to witness. It was great too because the little, little baby was just born and it’s so great to be able to get photos without having to truck the newborn to the mall or to a photo studio for pictures. To see more photos from the traveling studio click here.

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.

Oh Boy!

November 16, 2009

Congrats to the new family! I photographed Nick and Tiffany’s wedding last year around this time. Flash forward 1 year… It’s a boy! Mom and baby are both doing great. It looks like Nick is going to be a caring and loving Dad. I’m so very happy for them!

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.