Sunday, December 29, 2013

Wedding at the High Museum of Art

There is nothing like a wedding at the High Museum of Art.  The staff are great!  The art at the high makes for a perfect back drop for a classy or a fun whimsical wedding. There is art for both.  For this wedding the bride was very elegant but she did have a little of that Rock and Roll there too.  The bridal party was just so fun!  They were up for anything and had a great attitude towards everything. There were not about to let a little rain spoil their day.  As you can see from the photo these ladies were there to have fun and support their girl!  You can see highlights of their wedding at:

I want to first say thank you to the bride and groom for giving such a  me such great honor of documenting their special day. I also want to give a heart felt thank you to the staff of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta for their help and support.  They made a day to remember for the couple and guests.

Thank you to 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.


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Monday, December 9, 2013

Great Wedding at Druid Hills Country Club

As an Atlanta wedding photographer I recently had the honor of shooting at the Druid Hills County Club.  It is a fixture in Atlanta.  It is a classic venue right across the street from the Fernbank Museum.  Established in 1912, Druid Hills has long offered the full array of services. The staff were great!  They made the bride feel comfortable and at home.  They have a spacious banquet room and wonderful golf course.   There are just so many places to take photographs!!   My favorite place was the huge staircase.  It just framed the bride and facility perfectly!  Oh and don't let me forget the mirrors in the brides room.  They made all brides maids look like movie stars.  I can't say enough nice things about the facility.  It was an honor to be part of such a professional and fun team.


Thank you to 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.


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Video of Great Atlanta Wedding with a Country Chic feel

I had the previllage to shoot another wedding at the Braselton Stover House.  It is a wonderful venue that has such wonderful down home feel.  It is an historic house in downtown Braselton, Georgia.  It has a very southern feel.  This week they had a great bride!  She had a tasteful dress and the decorations.  The dress had a red bow and beautiful details. 

The bride and groom wanted a first look since it was daylight savings time.  I love doing this is is like being invited to capture in a very intimate moment between them.  The expression he had when he first saw her was priceless.  They were so sweet to each other!  It made me so happy to see them together.

Thank you to 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

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wedding Photography and the daylights savings time

Hello everyone I know it has been a while since I have posted.  I have been very blessed with many photography projects this year.

Today I wanted to touch on wedding photography at night.  As you may be aware we have turned out clocks forward.  I have enjoyed the extra hours sleep that it gave me at first.  I have been less happy of taking away an hour of day light at the end of the day.  I am a wedding photographer and that means that I live by light.   I recently had the honor of photographing a wedding outside of Atlanta ar 6pm.  The facility I shot at had a Gazebo with a wonderful chandeler in it.  I was very worried that I would not have enough light at night to do the photography that I wanted. I had a wedding the day before and I was rushed to get all the photography done before sunset.  The Gazebo at this location was a savior.  It gave me the light I needed and right after sunset the blue dusk sky was dramatic.  I have shared this photo with you.

Thank you to 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

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Great Wedding at the Inman Park United Methodist Historic Church in Atlanta

This week I had the honor of shooting a great wedding at the Inman Park United Methodist Historic Church in Atlanta.  It is a beautiful church that is rich in history.  The church is located in Inman Park, Atlanta's first "garden suburb" .  The church was dedicated on April 17, 1898.  It is constructed of granite from Stone Mountain.  It's interior is a classic!  They have kept all the great historic details of the church in tact.  The wedding guild were so gracious to the wedding party.  They gave the bride a day to cherish for ever.  You can see highlights of the wedding at http://atlantaartisticweddings.com/atlanta%20wedding%20photographer/October%205%202013.html

The photo to the left was taken at the large doors that lead in to the scancturay.  Just look at the details on the hinges! It just makes the bride look even more grand!

Thank you to visiting and thank you to the staff at Inman Park Church.  Please feel free to call me at
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David Diener
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Knife Dance at Persian Weddings

I have had the honor of shooting a couple of Persian weddings this year.  Let me tell you they are a blast!!! It is refreshing to see new and wonderful customs at weddings.  As you know I always say to each bride and groom is to make it your wedding!  If you have not seen the knife dance it is a real treat.  The brides maids and other women start to dance a typical Persian dance with the cake knife and basically asking the couple money for the cake knife.  Once the dancer gets the money, the knife is passed on to the next person and they dance for the couple.  The bride and groom continue to offer money to try and get the cake knife.  After a few dancers the couple is finally given the knife and they are able to cut the cake with the knife.  It is great fun and enjoyed by all!

It is so cool to see all the different cultures and traditions.  As a Atlanta wedding photographer I am honored witness all the diverse weddings and photograph their special occasions.



Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at

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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.

David Diener

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Have fun at your wedding!

I love photographing weddings!  It is truly an honor being a wedding photographer.  I have seen litterly hundreds of weddings.  I tell you that all the best weddings are the ones when the couple and the wedding party just enjoy them selves.  They relax and enjoy the moments.  They support each other and just have a good time!  

So in closing make the wedding your own and express yourself!  Share your day with the friends and family that mean the most to you. That is a winning combination to a wonderful wedding and a great marriage.


Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at

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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.

David Diener

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Atlanta Wedding Photographer Reviews

I am so blessed to be a wedding photographer in Atlanta, Georgia.  I will say that I have the best brides ever!  They have been so kind to me and leaving reviews of Atlanta Artistic Weddings all over the internet.  As you may know that I live by my reputation.  Most of my weddings are recommendations from brides or brides maids that I have shot in the past.  

I have reviews at Pictage.com and you can see the recommedations at  http://www.pictage.com/photographers/listing.do?studio=DD064.  There are over 46 reviews on Google at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107336593908082199234/107336593908082199234/about.  There are also reviews at Yahoo at http://local.yahoo.com/info-49990763-atlanta-artistic-wedding-photography-atlanta?csz=Atlanta%2C+GA.  I so appreciate the brides for taking the time to leave reviews of www.atlantaartisticweddings.com. It means so much to me.  It is truly an honor to be their wedding photographer.

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
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Recent Photography project in the Virgin Islands

I know it has been a while since I posted.  Recently I have been blessed to be very busy with a lot of diverse photography Projects.  I just came back from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.  While there I was doing photo documentation of the historic sites on one of the islands there.  It is an honor to work on such a wonderful and unique project.  Everyone has been so supportive!  Here is a quick photo I took through one of the windows of a house at the project area towards a historic battery there.  I hope you enjoy the photo as much as I enjoyed taking it.

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Don't let the Atlanta rain put a damper on your wedding!

Well it has been a record number of days of rain in the Atlanta area. I think I heard that in July we had as much rain as we did all of last year. I don't have to tell you if you live in Atlanta we have had a lot of rain!! Just check out the NOAA Rain fall score card.  

I know that sometimes you can be very discouraged about things that are out of your control on your wedding day such as rain.  Let me tell you that don't let a little rain put a damper on your wedding day.  The thing about booking at a good venue you are hiring people that are experienced in dealing with rain and other things.  I am the photographer that is going to make lemonade out of lemons!  I am going to go to the 10th degree to help the bridal party and put people at ease.  Remember in some cultures rain is a sign of good luck!

I also see it as an creative opportunity for my photography.  Recently was at a wedding that the rain came and thought what could I do to get the most creative wedding photos.  In the photo I have included in the post was that I said lets use the flash umbrella as a prop and let the rain work for us.  In this photo I was looking for good sources of light.  I picked this area centered the couple in the light then got my assistant to go behind the couple and use my remote flash to back light the couple under the umbrella.  This is  one of my favorite photos with the reflective light and flash.  But the most important thing is that the couple is having fun and did not let the rain stop them from having the best day of their lives!

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Recent Wedding at Indian Hills Country Club

Indian Hills Country Club photographed by Atlanta Artistic Weddings


I recently had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at the Indian Hills Country Club.  It is located in East Cobb County.  The club has 27 holes of golf and has a beautiful clubhouse.  What really impressed me the most is the staff.  The staff were a great team to work with. They were helpful to the vendors and the most importantly they were there to help in the bride in any way they could.  


The Clubhouse has a bar and full kitchen.  There is a balcony and a terrace with a fountain downstairs below the balcony.  It tastefully lit at night.  During the summer there is a wonderful breeze for your guests.  The upstairs dining area is very spacious and spills onto the balcony overlooking the golf course.  It was so nice to have the fresh air coming in during the reception.  


I would highly recommend the Indian Hills Country Club for anyone’s wedding.  It is a wonderful facility for any occasion


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


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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Batman Wedding by Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Well I thought I have seen it all and then this come along!  As I always say that thing I like most about a wedding is when the bride and groom put their own touch on it.  It just makes it fun for them and makes the whole thing so much more personable.   This couple I shot a couple of weeks ago did just that!  They were the most wonderful couple inside and out.   I just love them!  
I don’t know who came up with the idea but they had a superhero themed wedding.

The wedding took place at the Payne Corley House in Duluth.  It is a wonder historic facility who recently renovated the interior and website.  They also have a railroad in front of the mansion so you know I had to use that in my pictures when you have a superhero!

I know that there is a lot of controversy on who is the coolest superhero.  I have to say that my personal favorite is Batman.  He has a motorcycle, batmobile and plane!  He also has that cool belt!

When I meet with the bride she was so excited about all the details and to tell you the truth I was too!  She told me how the groomsmen were going to be wearing different superhero shirts under their tuxes and then she said each bridesmaid had a matching superhero garter.  So when it came to the to do their portrait I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the bat couple!  I took them to the one place where all damsels get rescued which is the railroad tracks.  I got up high on my ladder so I can get the most out of the railroad tracks and came up with the shot you see. I just fell in love with the couple and the photo.  They were just the best!  I hope you enjoy the photo as much as I did taking it.  Like I always say it is such an honor to be a Atlanta wedding photographer.


I hope that you enjoy the photo as much as I did taking it.
Thanks so much for visiting!
David
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Atlanta Wedding Photographer Sitll Shooting Film with Large Format Camera!


I hope that everyone has enjoyed the 4th of July weekend!  I wanted to share that I am still shooting film.  I have had the honor of shooting some wonderful pieces of history in the last couple of years.  My latest projects have included documenting several buildings at Cape Canaveral NASA facility that were part of the Space Shuttle Program. 
I have always liked the quality of film and the challenge of shooting with a large format camera.  I have been shooting with a large format Sinar camera with plenty of tilt and swing.  They are capable of getting incredible detail and the film can be kept at the Library of Congress to be shared for generations to come.
I am starting to see some of my photos being published at the library of Congress.  You can go to: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hhh.ga0910.photos.208771p/ and see one of my favorite photos.  I was part of a team that documented Henry Fords Plantation at Richmond Hill Plantation, Georgia.  This particular photo was a long exposure of almost 15 minutes.  It is a photo of the tunnel under the Henry Fords Laboratory that connected to the mansion.
I hope that you enjoy the photo as much as I did taking it.
Thanks so much for visiting!
David
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Photographing Wedding Dresses | www.atlantaartisticweddings.com

My we sure have been busy!  I have done numerous weddings this year!  I have photographed many wedding dresses.  Every dress I photograph has a personality.   I try to capture it in the photo.  As you can see this dress has lots of details in the back of the dress.

As with anything I photograph the first thing I look for is light.  I want to capture it in the best light possible.  I got the bride to stand in between the two corner windows and in front of the two mirrors.  That way you can see the light cascading down both sides of the dress.  The dress has a great train also so I got down a little lower than usual to capture it and that way it looks larger and the bride looks more powerful when you look up at your subject.  I also got the bride to give me a little bit of her shoulder so the torso would have more curves.

This was a very simple photograph that did not take me long but is one of my favorites I have done this year.
Thanks so much for visiting!
David
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Atlanta Wedding Photographer in Buford, Georgia

Great wedding at the Buford Civic Center! This is a great venue for your wedding!  The staff are awesome! 
The venue has so much to offer.  It has different size banquet rooms for any size wedding.  The interior and can be spacious and still not loose it’s intimacy at the same time.  I recently worked with Amy the wedding coordinator there and she was awesome!  She was very attentive to the couples needs while still being a great hostess to the guests.  She is a great person to have on your wedding team!

As a photographer I just loved all the different opportunities that I had for photography.  They have a fountain out front, a large atrium in the middle, wonderful stair case and large columns in the front.  Just a great great facility.
Thanks so much for visiting!
David
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Great Atlanta Wedding!!!

Great wedding at the Buford Civic Center! This is a great venue for your wedding!  The staff are awesome! 
The venue has so much to offer.  It has different size banquet rooms for any size wedding.  The interior and can be spacious and still not loose it’s intimacy at the same time.  I recently worked with Amy the wedding coordinator there and she was awesome!  She was very attentive to the couples needs while still being a great hostess to the guests.  She is a great person to have on your wedding team!

As a photographer I just loved all the different opportunities that I had for photography.  They have a fountain out front, a large atrium in the middle, wonderful stair case and large columns in the front.  Just a great great facility.
Thanks so much for visiting!
David
www.DienerPhotography.com
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Atlanta Wedding Photographer's Latest Video

 
Well things are really happening now! I have recently started publishing on wedding wire, brides.com, weddingbee.com, weddingwire.com, tumblr.com, Pinterest.com, and twitter.com. This week I have made a video of some of my favorite wedding photos. I do hope that you enjoy it. The are from numerous weddings all around Atlanta. It as quite a trip down memory lane. It was so nice to see all the photos from the past. What an honor it has been to part of so many weddings. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did taking the photo and making it.

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
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Wedding at the High Museum


Hello everyone it has been a while since I have posted.  I just have to share how excited I am for my next wedding.  My  next wedding will be at the High Museum of art.  I am so excited!! Ever since I have moved to Atlanta I have ad mired the High Museum.  I have mentioned in other posts that there is a trend to have weddings and or receptions at museums in Atlanta.  I think that is  a great idea!  A wedding is  work of art and should be treated with the love and respect that a wedding is.  Each is unique and beautiful.  They are both are to be cherished for a life time.  

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
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David Diener
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Another Great Unique Atlanta Wedding - Doctor Who

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Somethings are just meant to happen!  I met this cute couple in October.  After the small talk at the consultation the bride leaned toward me and said have you heard of Doctor Who?  When she said that it send chills down my spine.  I have been a Doctor Who fan for over 20 years!  For those no in the know Doctor Who is a BBC program.  
The one piece of advice I give every couple is this is your wedding make it your wedding.  Let it express your personality and have fun with it.  This couple did just that.  All of my couples are great but this one was  a little close to home because of their willingness to be individuals!  They were so much fun to do their engagement shoot at the Oakland Cemetery in downtown Atlanta. They had a sonic screwdriver as part of their bouquet!
Please enjoy this photo as much as I enjoyed taking it.
Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
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David Diener
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