Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Photographing the Big Exit!

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share one of my favorite photos I have take in a while.  I have taken many exit photos in my experience as an Atlanta Wedding photographer.  At the end of the wedding and everything is winding down you can tell the the couple is ready to leave and get on with their honeymoon.  I always love this time of the wedding.  You get to see the couple and they are looking forward to being husband and wife.  Also it is the end of the day and they finally get to have some time of their own with no guests.


This photograph is of a couple right before they leave.  They had bought a Rolls Royce just for their wedding (the groom deals with exotic cars).  They said "David take one shot before we leave!" .  Not one to miss and opportunity like this.  I grabbed my wide angle lens and jumped in the front seat of the Rolls.  I snapped the photo. I think captures perfectly the giddiness of a couple right before they leave on an honeymoon.  




Sometimes things just come together so nicely and you have to be there to capture the moment.
I want to thank this Atlanta couple for their gracious hospitality and being so wonderful!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Trash the Dress photos shoot in Atlanta

Hello everyone!  There has been a growing trend among the younger brides for "trash the dress" photo shots.  This involves after the wedding you go out and pick a location to trash your wedding dress.  I just got an opportunity to do one.

I think they are great ideas.  They give the bride a chance to wear the wedding dress again and have a photo shot where they are not rushed by the wedding day.  They get to have fun and not be so worried about being so prime and proper.  This way the are just a girl having fun!

This bride was so wonderful.   We decided to do some fun photos before we went and trashed the dress in the lake.  She wore some sassy cowboy boots.  We did a few shots on some railroad tracks, a covered bridge and some by the lake.  We then moved on to the lake location.

We had a blast!! She was full of energy and gave some wonderful playful poses.  As you can see from the photo the main objective was to have fun!  Which is what all photo shots should be.  I want to thank the bride for giving me the chance to photograph such a unique opportunity.

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com
www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The perfect time in the evening for photographs

Hello everyone!
Well I am back and I wanted to share a photograph that I took this weekend at an Atlanta wedding.  There is such thing as timing when it comes to wedding photography.  There are perfect times in the day and there are perfect times in the evening to get the best photos.  

This particular photo to me was taken at the best time of the evening with the best lights to compliment it.  It was taken about 15 minutes after sunset.  When the sun has gone down but still illuminating the sky with a deep blue.  The other thing that makes this photo is the compliment of the warm  light coming from the hanging light bulbs at the house. 

Sometimes things just come together so nicely and you have to be there to capture the moment.  

I want to thank this Atlanta couple for their gracious hospitality and being so wonderful!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com

www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Great Wedding Outside of Atlanta

Hello everyone,
Well I just finished another wedding at the Braselton Stover House .  It is a great historic venue outside of Atlanta.  I love shooting there Marvin and Mary are a great.  They look out for their customers.  I have made website with some highlights at Atlanta Artistic Weddings website locate here
http://www.atlantaartisticweddings.com/atlanta%20wedding%20photographer/september%2022%202012.html.
I hope that you enjoy this wedding as much as I did shooting it.  They were a great couple surrounded by great family and friends what could be better!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Atlanta Wedding Reception at Art Gallery

There is a growing trend to have receptions at galleries. They are perfect for at reception if you think about. They have some art on the wall so people have something to talk about. Usually are used to serving guest food and drinks. There is usually a large area for a dance floor. They are also usually closed in the evenings so they become a multi use facility!

I recently shot at Mason Murer Fine Art. It is a beautiful facility with the perfect amenities for a wedding or any other event. They had some great art work with a wide range of styles. They also have some large areas to accommodate big groups surrounded by smaller areas for intimate conversions. Just perfect for your event.

This particular wedding they had a sparklers for their exit. There was plenty of room by the doors for all the guests. The couple was perfect I could not ask for a more perfect shot. When they were exiting they stopped right in front of me and they gave their best kiss of the night surrounded by the sparklers! I have included the shot below.

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wedding Photography at Night


 I am a wedding photographer in Atlanta, Georgia with 25 years  of experience.  I have been photographing weddings Atlanta for over 10 years now.  I am the owner of Atlanta Artistic Weddings my website is www.atlantaartisticweddings.com. I have been asked to talk about photographing weddings at night. 
When I went to college I was a painter.  So when I think of photography I think of painting with light.   I am obsessed with the light.  I love the warm outdoor light to enjoying the challenges of using indoor light.   The first thing I do when I book a bride is look at my Google calendar where I have amended the sunrise and sunset calendar to it.  That way I will know what the outdoor light will be before and after the wedding.   I will also know how to plan my shoots for the best locations and times to take advantage of the sun.
 Like every photographer when I get to a facility I survey for light. I will walk around the building and look for locations and then survey the interior.   I look for windows, and sources for artificial light.  I also look for places where the most dramatic light is located.  To find good dramatic light involves looking for what light I can adjust and areas that have the most contrast to the most well lit areas against the dark areas of a facility.  
In Atlanta there is a growing trend to use art galleries as reception halls.  It makes sense because they are usually consist of a large spaces and are used to accommodating caters at art receptions.   They also the advantage of having lots of adjustable lighting for the variety art shows they accommodate.  
Recently I had the opportunity to shoot a reception at an art gallery.  If you have ever observed that gallery lights are usually on tracts and they use spot lights to accent the art work on display.  When I was  surveying the area I saw that where they had a spot light on a piece of art in the center of the room.  When I looked at that I came up with an idea.  I thought since the wedding is going to be at night we could cut off all the lights except the one accent  light and move the sculpture and replace it with the bride since she is a piece of art work also!  My bride was so excited with the idea!  When I arrived before any one got there we cut off the lights and moved the sculpture and replaced it with the bride.  The results were stunning! I use a Canon 5d Mark II.  I simply increased my ISO to 3200 and used my 2.8 zoom lens so I would not have to use a flash. It was such a simple idea but came across with so much drama and power!   It is one of my favorite photos.
There is also a trend to use sparklers at night for the wedding exit.   Like I said before I think of painting with light.  About 20 minutes before what I thought was the exit I grabbed a couple of groomsmen from the wedding and asked them to help me with a shoot.  I placed my camera on the rear of my car. I then set the camera to shutter priority and lined up the groomsmen.  I told each one of them to make a letter with the lit sparkler and spell out “LOVE”.  I lit the sparklers and made a couple of exposures and boom! We have a great photo with some dramatic fun lighting.  Just as I finished the “LOVE” shot they announced they moved up time for exit.  I grabbed my camera ran to the bride and groom at the same time changing my settings to aperture priority and cutting on my flash which is no easy task in the dark.  I just enough time to catch the exit right after the “LOVE” shot with no time to spare! 
So wrap this up there is a certain amount of serendipity when it comes to shooting weddings.  But the better you get at looking at light sources given to you and taking advantage of them the better your photographs will become.  I know you with lots of practice you will be happy with the results!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com
www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Indian Engagement Ceremony | www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

As a photographer I am so blessed to get to photograph so many different kinds of weddings.  What I say to every bride and groom is make the day yours.  I had the honor recently to photograph a wedding engagement ceremony.  Oh, I just can’t begin to describe all the beautiful colors and pageantry.   Although the group of family and friends were large the ceremony it self was small an intimate.  I just love all the color and textures of the ceremony!  Once again I can’t believe how lucky I am to be a Atlanta wedding photographer!
Thank you for stopping by and  Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fun things to do with Sparklers

At every wedding you have a exit for the  married couple.  My favorite is the sparklers.  They come across so beautifully in photographs.  It makes for a very dramatic exit!  At one of my latest weddings a bride requested that I photograph the grooms friends spelling out "LOVE" with the sparklers.  I was excited with the idea.  I grabbed a couple of the groomsmen and headed outside. I used a car as a tripod and adjusted my camera for a long exposure.  Within a couple of minutes we had a "Lovely" photo!  This has go to be one of my favorite photos for this year!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com
www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pinterest is a great new website for your visual ideas!

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Well maybe I have started seeing the future!  I just got invited to Pinterest.  For those who don't know you it is the newest social media site.  Where you can pin up recipes, visual ideas for your wedding, wedding dresses and even interior design ideas.   You become a member be being invited (if you want and invite please email me and I will be happy to help).  So basically you start out making these bulletin board and you pin your ideas there by going to different sites and pining photos from their site to yours.  So if you go to www.atlantaartisticweddings.com and you see photo that you like you just log in to your pinterest account and then you can pin ideas from my site to yours.  Or if you find a recipe at lets say the food network site you can post that idea on your pinterest site.  Then at the end you will have all these great photos expressing your ideas on your food and wedding. You need to really check this site out!
Thank you for stopping by and  Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
404-578-6982
and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
www.DienerPhotography.com
www.AtlantaArtisticWeddings.com
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wedding Proposal in Downtown Atlanta

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Recently I was invited to photograph a very special occasion.  This person was going to propose to his girlfriend at the same place they went on their first date.  They went on their first date at Centennial Olympic Park and they went ice skating.   He wanted me to capture this moment and not let her know since it was a surprise.  I did some research on the lightning and I was up to the challenge!
The big night came and I get an assistant to help me because I did not wan to miss the big moment!  It was easy to take photos of them skating since there were so many people skating.  He wanted to propose to her at the Olympic Rings Fountain.  So when they made their move there I put my assistant in to position and I grabbed a passing couple and asked them to be part of my cover and they agreed.   I then moved my cover in to position and shot over their shoulder at the couple.  What happened next was magic.  He pulled out the ring and even got down on one knee!
I cant say what a honor it was to photograph the big moment!  She was none the wiser and they were just thinking about Atlanta Wedding Venues. I have included the video for everyone to see.
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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
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