Saturday, November 28, 2009

Things to be Thankful for.......

In this busy time it is easy to take for granted all the many blessings bestowed upon us. I would like to thank all my bride and grooms for letting be document such a special part of their life. As a professional photographer in Atlanta, Georgia I have the unique opportunity to photograph some of the most beautiful weddings in the world. For that I am very thankful and blessed!
Thanks again!!!
David Diener

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Don't Panic!!!

As a professional wedding photographer in Atlanta I have seen many things. From rain, late ministers, and wedding cakes that want to fall over. During all of these things one thing has remained constant. The bride and groom got married and everyone at the wedding was understanding and wanted to help in any way possible.

The good thing about a wedding is you are surrounded by people that love you and want to see you succeed. So don't panic when it rains people understand and know how to get out of the rain and not get wet. Also when you see something such as a leaning cake let some one know and they will be glad to help you!

At Atlanta Artistic Weddings I want to see you enjoy your wedding and I want to help you in any way that I can. You can call me at 404-578-6982 and I will be glad to help!

Thanks for visiting!
David Diener

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Meeting new Atlanta Brides

I love meeting new couples. It just warms my heart to see young love! I really like seeing the excitement they have about their future.

When I meet with the new couple I want to hear about their wedding plans. The other thing I like to know is how they met. This lets me know how I can help them and what kind of detail shots to look for when I am shooting their wedding.

If I shoot their wedding I ask them to introduce me to some one who knows old friends and important family members to me. Because I am a stranger to their wedding and I don't want to miss a important shot! That also helps the couple out so they can enjoy their time with their guests.

The one thing I give everyone even if they don't book with me is a short little check list. This simple little check list. It will help the new couple plan out the details and organize their time. I also suggest they visit the site I made to help Atlanta Brides at This site has a map of Atlanta wedding venues, list of wedding vendors, musicians and helpful tips for the Atlanta Bride.

As a experienced and professional wedding photographer I want to help in any way that I can. Please feel free to call me on my cell at 404-578-6982 and set up appointment with me. Or if you want you can email me at and I will send you the check list.

Thanks for visiting!
David Diener

Monday, November 23, 2009

Don't wait to book your favorite wedding photographer

As the wedding season soon starts it is important to research your venues and wedding photographer for your Atlanta wedding. I myself have had many inquiries this week. The dates in May-June go quickly also around October go very quickly. You can research your wedding photographer on google. This is very important to find out what others have said. Brides love supporting their favorite photographer!

I have also made a website for you to with a list of vendors and helpful hints for brides at www.atlantawedding There also is a updated Atlanta map of some of the venues for your wedding.

If you have any questions you can always contact me on my cell at 404-578-6982 and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.

Thanks for coming by,
David Diener

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wedding venues around metro Atlanta

View Atlanta Wedding Locations in a larger map

I have recently updated my map for brides in the Atlanta metro Area. As a professional photographer I have worked at many venues in Georgia. I made a quick interactive google map for brides and couples so they can see the actual wedding venue and not have to drive every where and hopefully this tool will save them time. I do hope this helps. If you have any questions please let me know and I will be happy to help in any way that I can!
thanks for visiting!
David Diener

Monday, November 16, 2009

Beautiul wedding photogs - Lighting is everyting!

The word photography comes from the greek. Photo means light and graph means draw so photography means drawing with light. As a professional photographer in Atlanta I draw with light. When I am shooting a wedding or a bride I am constantly looking for light sources. I am also looking at where the best light is and how to use the light I make with my flash. Such as what can I bounce my light off of and what reflective surfaces are around me. I am love drawing with light every situation is different I have shot a wedding at Chastain Horse park in Atanta and I noticed the large windows in the ballroom. And I have to use this! I got the bride to pose in front of the window and adjusted my exposure to the bride and vola' a wonderful wedding photo.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The New Canon 5d mark II is the best camera ever!!!

As a Wedding photographer I have to have to be on top of the newest equipment out there. I was seeing the reviews for the new Canon 5d mark 2 as they came out. They just raved about how this is the camera of the future. It can shoot at the ISO's which means you don't always have to use your flash when you are in a low light situation. As a Atlanta bride this means you get more natural photos and you don't have to worry about flashes going off all around you. I have been using the 5d mark II on the last 7 weddings I have done. I have been impressed by the cameras fast focusing speed and at fast response under low light conditions. I have been so happy!! As you can see by the wedding ceremony photo on the left taken with candle light you could not have taken that photo on your old camera. You can tell my clients have been happy by looking at Atlanta bridal reviews of my wedding photography. Sure this is still just a camera and it takes some one to know how to work it. But I want the best equipment so I can take the best wedding photos.

Friday, November 13, 2009

How to pose for wedding photography

Let me say this first every bride I meet is beautiful and especially on there wedding day!!!! I just try to help them be comfortable in front of the camera. I know everyone of you brides out there have posed in front of the mirror. You should practice that a few times before the wedding to get some ideas of what looks best for you. You can try to pulling your legs and feet to one side to lengthen an narrow your lines. Also play around with hand placement with one on top of the other. Or any other ideas that you have in mind.

The one thing you should always do is loosen up! Have fun!!! and own that dress woman! This is your day have fun with the photos just relax. You can close your eyes between portraits and take a deep breath before opening them to just ease the anxiety. Try to treat the camera as your friend.

When doing the standing poses the correct posture will help your photos greatly. Once again play around int he mirror before hand and find your best side. Also think about how you are going to do your hair that day and how it is going to fall. Also be aware of where the groom will be standing during some the photos.

There are all kinds of body types out there. If you are a full figured person sometimes if is best if you practice posing in a sort of three quarter stance. You can create a elongate loo9k by thrusting your shoulders back and extending one foot out or crossing one over the other. Just Angle your hip toward the camera and this will allow for a narrower silhouette. Remember stand tall and be proud this is your day!

I my favorite shots are the candid. That is when we get to have fun! Don't worry you are beautiful and the more natural you are the more camera and world will know it!!!

Look for other great ideas at www.atlantaweddingphotographer.nfo.

Thanks for coming by!

David Diener

Thursday, November 12, 2009

One more thing to look for in your Wedding Photographer

There are so many wedding photographers in Atlanta how do you go through them all? There are a few things that you can do to simply weed through the majority of them. First you can see which ones have experience. It is simple this is a important day your wedding day don't trust someone who has never shot a wedding before. There are some many websites out there and so many look the same I have always tried to show as many photography examples along with my wedding photography to show the breadth of my work. Also ask for references. It sounds simple but look at the in the Atlanta wedding photographers on google local, or the local artistic wedding photographers on yahoo. Atlanta brides like to share the good news on photographers they love!

Remember also to check out for help tips and links to Atlanta wedding vendors.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog. Even if you don't book with me I do hope it helps you and takes some of the stress out of planing your Atlanta wedding!
David Diener

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Up Dateing

I have been a wedding photographer for many years. I am so proud of my new websites. I have just made a new introduction page to . I have also up dated my Atlanta wedding photographer website at These two websites highlight some of my best wedding photography. But I am also up dating the website all the time. I have to up date the website with wedding dates that I am booked and other photography obligations that I have to other clients. I do hope you come on by and see what is new!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Help for Atlanta Brides and Grooms

I love the meeting new couples their excitement is almost palateble. I just meet with a wonderful couple on Sunday. He was starting a new career in the Atlanta restaurant business and she was starting a new job in January. All I saw was new beginnings. It is so good to see this new couple and the potential they have. The convection to each other they way they support each other and the plans they have for the future. It is nice to see such hope!

I try to help them by offering advice and helpful wedding tips by suggesting sites such as so they can get a list of Atlanta wedding vendors and also try to educate them by checking out the wedding vendors reviews.

They can book a Atlanta wedding photographer or if they book me. I want to take pictures of their Atlanta wedding that captures the hope, excitement and love they have in their hearts. All the wedding vendors want this to be the most special day ever!

If you have any questions I am here to help in any way that I can! Just call me at 404-578-6982 and I am here for you!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Shooting a wedding with Candle Light

Had a great time photographing a wedding at wonderful historic home in Duluth, Georgia. The bride had the romantic idea of using candle light for the ceremony (I do love a challenge). I have just up graded my equipent to the latest Canon 5d camera. The newest cameras these days are faster and smarter and allow you to shoot in lower lighting conditions when you crank up the ASA.

When shooting with this candle light from this wedding you can have some great shots. The lighting is very romantic and dramatic. You can see some examples of the wedding photography at What a great wedding! I love it when brides really push the envelope. To see the shots from the is particular wedding just click here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Keeping up to date on the latestest technology and trends

As a Atlanta wedding photographer I understand that it is a tough market out there and that I have to be on top of my game. One can not just sit around and live on there laurels. If they do they will be come yesterday's news. Last night I went to a seminar from a professional wedding photographer. His technique was awesome. It is so nice to get a fresh ideas from some one. I was so inspired by his dramatic lighting techniques. Because as we know the meaning of photography is drawing with light! I am looking forward to combining some new ideas to the up and coming weddings that are planned!