Archive for May, 2010

Hola Xavito

May 27, 2010

You gotta love this cute little guy!  He’s one of Aviva’s (our daughter) best friends and lives on the same block.  He has this really cool car that Mama and Dada push him in… which Aviva also loves!  We photographed their family at Piers Park in East Boston.  It’s a great place to take family photos as well as wedding photos or other kinds of portraits.  This is another installation of our traveling studio; a simple lighting set up that looks great and can be taken virtually anywhere.  Father’s day is coming up, call to schedule your own portrait session!  617.930.4632

Love Erica Christina

May 20, 2010

I was getting nervous!  The 303 cafe was getting busier and the moment was drawing nearer.  Erica and I had planned out how we would Photograph The Proposal but at the last minute a couple sat down directly in front of my camera.  Secret proposal photography is always so thrilling.  My heart pumps, I breath heavier in anticipation.  It’s truly an honor to be able to witness this watershed moment in a couple’s history.  I actually didn’t get to see the moment when Erica proposed… but I heard it!  Christina whooped a giant heartfelt sigh.  It was so pure and joyous, my eyes welled up.   What a great moment!  For any of you planning on proposing to your special someone, consider having that moment photographed.  My fiance and I did and it has been such a wonderful trip to look at those photos 2 years, later and re-live the experience.  Check out!

We smashed it!  This passed Monday was the Super Monday workshop that Mike Ritter and I taught.  Build Better Buzz: Effective Studio Marketing was a hit.  We had a full day of education…. it was fun, it was informative it was funormative.  We think it was pretty successful but don’t take my word for it, here’s what some of the attendees had to say”

“Very, very useful information.  Gives me lots of things to bring home and actually start using right away”

“Awesome class!

Nearly 100% of the evaluations were positive.  We may be leading another workshop in October.  If you are interested, email

Yay, we’ve been published again on Beantown Bride.  Sarina and Brian had a creme de la creme kind of wedding, it was absolutely beautiful.  It’s a testament to what attention to detail and some creativity will do for you.  Check out the full post here and here.

Think Happy Thoughts

May 17, 2010

Hello and thanks for checking in this Monday morning.  I’m really happy to share that I am co-leading a workshop for photographers today.  We’re really excited and confident that it will be great!  Today’s quote I feel is appropriate; I hope it sparks an idea or two!  : )

Be a “how” thinker, not an “if” thinker.


Today’s our last day to raise $375 more for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)!

For every dollar you donate, DiasPhoto will gift you with a $1 photo-print credit!

We’re participating in ;
A Walk Home – MARE’s Walk for Adoption
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Jordan’s Furniture
450 Revolutionary Drive, E. Taunton, MA 02718
Celebrate Adoption AND Help a Child Find a Home!

Online registration is now OPEN!
$10/person; FREE/children 12 and younger; FREE/Virtual Walker (can’t attend)

MARE is a private, non-profit agency that exists to find a place to call HOME for special needs CHILDREN, sibling groups, and children who are traditionally harder to place. We do this by recruiting, educating, supporting, and advocating for FAMILIES throughout the adoption process.


Last week I photographed Tyrone Farms in Pomfret, CT.  It’s a beautiful, old working farm from 1742 with an inviting English formal garden, sun porch , blue stone terrace….. it’s really a special place!  I was surprised to find out that this quite back-country wedding venue is 100% SOLAR POWERED!  Absolutely amazing!  Want to have a green wedding?  Definitely go to their website and check it out, or better yet go there in person.  Needless to say I was very impressed.

It may be a bit difficult to see what’s going on in the 3rd photo, or maybe it’s even a bit abstract but I must say that I love it!  It reminds me of a flower.  It’s actually the upward angle of the wedding dress!  What d’ya think?

I have to give props to this bride.  She made all of the center pieces and created a classically beautiful, black-and-white, damask themed wedding.  I was also so very impressed with Independence Harbor in Assonet , MA.  The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and accommodating.  The grounds at Independence Harbor are gorgeous too!  From what I understand their rates are very affordable.  If you live in the southern MA area and haven’t booked your venue yet, check them out.  You also my notice that at the beginning of the day the bride was wearing a strapless A-line wedding dress.  She then changed into a really pretty and more comfortable dress (with straps) during the reception.  The second dress seems like a really good idea.  You’ll also see more photos of the 12 foot veil which made for one of my new favorite photos!