Archive for April, 2010

Our Wedding Invitations

April 28, 2010

After weeks of planning and procrastinating we finally mailed our wedding invitations!  We’re really happy with them.  We put a lot of heart into this project as well as our time and energy.  DIY invitations are not all they’re cracked up to be; they took quite a while.  But now the deed is done and everyone is RSVP’ing in an earth friendly way, via our wedding website.  We didn’t feel the need to snail mail  RSVP’s. has really cute wedding website templates, if you’re interested (they’re super easy to make btw).  The invitations are made of tree free vegetable dyed paper and have flower seeds in them for guests to plant!  I can’t wait to plant ours and have some beautiful flowers grow… such a nice metaphor.  The only question is do we cut them and bring them in the house, or just let them chill outside?  Hmmm….

Think Happy Thoughts

April 26, 2010

Before  a rolling gray storm cloud stands this strong tree… all by herself.  Wirery and immutable she shows her tenacity when the wind blows hardest.  This is one of my favorite photos from Atamari; a hosteria perched on top of a cliff in Ecuador.

From a  shy, timid girl I had become a woman of resolute character, who could no longer be frightened by the struggle with troubles.

-Anna Dostoevsky

*Want this print?  16″ x 20″ matted and framed – $195. Print only – $99

What’s cuter than baby feet… more baby feet, and a whole family to boot (pun intended)!  Here’s a favorite from a recent family photo session with our traveling studio.

Les Dames d’Escoffier

April 20, 2010

Last week I photographed the 50th Anniversary dinner of Les Dames d’Escoffier.  It was an epicures dream, fine wine, 8 scrumptious courses,  good company and at the Omni Parker House, one of the finest hotels in the city.  I was able to witness how a high-end kitchen is run from waitstaff, to plating to the last toast.  Yes it was tense, it was hectic, it was the stuff that food network drama is made of….  but it was inspiring to see how the best of the best strive for perfection.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the night.

Les Dames d’Escoffier is a world wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The invitation-only membership, composed of 27 individual chapters across the United States and Canada; it reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.

Harvard Club pt 3

April 20, 2010

Think Happy Thoughts

April 19, 2010

Happy Monday morning folks.  Hopefully it was a good weekend for you too.  Last Friday we went to the B-list meet-and-greet in Washington D.C..  It was so fun!  What an amazing group of women; talented, intelligent, stylish and organized a totally rockin’ event.   Definitely check out the B-list for the country’s best wedding bloggers.  Anyway…. this quote comes from Lao Tzu who is the author of the Tao Te Ching an inspirational book that I read a long time ago and it still affects me.

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”

Lao Tzu

This photo is available for sale and would make a great wall print… if you’re interested email : )

Harvard Club pt 2

April 15, 2010

The Harvard Club pt. 1

April 14, 2010

This Saturday brought us to The Downtown Harvard Club for this crisp Spring wedding.  The greens and yellows were clean and appropriate for the spring… also very popular colors this year.  Flowers by Les Fleurs in Andover, MA.  Murray Hill Talent provided the music: the band’s name is Flipside… they were great btw  : )  Getting ready photos taken at the Club Quarters Hotel

Think Happy Thoughts

April 12, 2010

Happy Monday Morning peeps!  : )  I’m feeling particularly happy this morning but also kind of tired because of the busy weeekend we had.  So instead of sharing a thoughtful quote, I figured I’d share a couple funny ones about work:

They say hard work never hurts anybody, but why take the chance.

I like work.  It fascinates me.  I  sit and look at it for hours.

My fiance and I received from our officiant this list of questions to consider and discuss before getting married.  I found it extremely helpful.  I’ve narrowed the list down to the most intriguing.  If you’d like the whole list, email me Edson{at}DiasPhoto{dot}com and I’ll be happy to send it to you.  Here it is:


  1. One account or separate?
  2. How will each contribute?
  3. How will you handle your bill paying?

Household duties:

  1. Who will do what?
  2. Will each of you have a “space”?


  1. Do you plan to add children to this union?
  2. If so, how many?     Birth or adoption?
  3. Are there any family illnesses/conditions that might affect your children?
  4. What will be the division of child care/discipline/responsibilities?

Events and holidays:

  1. Which holidays or anniversaries are important to you?
  2. Whose family will you spend which days with?
  3. Have you discussed the continuation of existing friendships?

Religion or spiritual practices:

  1. Do you have a preferred religious/spiritual practice?
  2. How will you handle this component in your life together?
  3. If there are children involved, how will this be handled?
  4. Have you discussed end of life issues and wants?


  1. Have you discussed your dreams/plans for the long-term future?


  1. When and how do you best communicate?
  2. When you have difficulty in communicating?
  3. Have you discussed pet peeves – or annoyances?
  4. Do you trust your fiancé with the full truth? Both to give the full truth and receive the full truth?
  5. Do you know how to fight fairly?
  6. Do you agree on fidelity issues?
  7. Do you have an agreement on how to keep your communication open?
  8. How do you want to be cared for when you are ill?

10.  Do you feel that you can truly be yourself?

11.  Can you talk openly about your likes/dislikes sexually?