Monday, February 20, 2017

Classic Black and White Wedding Photography Never Goes Out of Style

Classic Black and White Wedding photography by the Atlanta Photographers at

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My name is David Diener and I am a Atlanta wedding photographer with over 20 years of experience at   I have seen a lot of wedding trends come and go.  The one thing that has never gone out of style is classic back and white wedding photography.  It is timeless and breaks everything down.

"For a little history I thought I would include this brief history of photography from Wikipedia.The history of photography has roots in remote antiquity with the discovery of the principle of the camera obscura (a dark room) and the observation that some substances are visibly altered by exposure to light. As far as is known, nobody thought of bringing these two phenomena together to capture camera images in permanent form until around 1800, when Thomas Wedgwood made the first reliably documented although unsuccessful attempt. In the mid-1820s, Nicéphore Niépce succeeded, but several days of exposure in the camera were required and the earliest results were very crude. Niépce's associate Louis Daguerre went on to develop the daguerreotype process, the first publicly announced photographic process, which required only minutes of exposure in the camera and produced clear, finely detailed results. It was commercially introduced in 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth year of practical photography.

Ultimately, the photographic process came about from a series of refinements and improvements in the first 20 years. In 1884 George Eastman, of Rochester, New York, developed dry gel on paper, or film, to replace the photographic plate so that a photographer no longer needed to carry boxes of plates and toxic chemicals around. In July 1888 Eastman's Kodak camera went on the market with the slogan "You press the button, we do the rest". Now anyone could take a photograph and leave the complex parts of the process to others, and photography became available for the mass-market in 1901 with the introduction of the Kodak Brownie."

Believe it or not my dad got me a Kodak Brownie that I still have today!

There are certain things that I look for in a great photograph.  It must have a freshness to it capturing a moment in time.  The other big thing is great lighting!  When you look at the photo above there a couple of things I just love about it.  One is the subjects do not even know that I am there.  It is a candid moment that they are sharing at the same time.  A genuine laugh with a friend.  The other thing I like is the lighting. It is not direct but natural.  When you turn it in to a black and white photograph you can not tell if it was taken today or 50 years ago so it is a classic black and white photograph.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Indian Wedding Photography AtlantaArtisticWeddings

This Atlanta Wedding Photographer loves Indian Weddings!

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As a Atlanta wedding photographer I have had the honor of shooting several Indian weddings and I have to say that I love them!  While all have been different all have been absolutely beautiful!
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There are many aspects of the wedding ceremonies that are special.  The Mehendi ceremony takes place the day before the wedding at generally a ladies only event.  This where they do the intricate and beautiful henna decorations. There is also a tradition in the henna decoration on the bride to hide the grooms name in some the henna's decorations.  There is also the Sangeet is the night before.  The Sangeet is a joyous night time party where there is much dancing!!!!  
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The day of the wedding there is where you will see different traditions followed depending on the couple.  What will be the thread that holds everything thing together is the love that is celebrated by all!
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When photographing an Indian wedding all I see is wonderful colors.  They are some of the most beautiful colorful ceremonies there is!
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Atlanta Artistic Wedding Shoot Sparkler Exit

The Atlanta Wedding Photographers at shoot a Sparkler Exit

Sparkler Exit at Atlanta Wedding

I am so blessed to be a Atlanta wedding photographer!  I get to meet so many wonderful people and learn about so many cultures in our great city.  This week I shot a wedding at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church located in Marietta just out side of Atlanta.  It is a wonderful church and the members, family and couple could not have been more gracious.  It was truly an honor to be their wedding photographer.
The bride wore a sleeveless cut Basque cut wedding dress.  The train on the dress was something to die for.  The train and long veil the bride choose complemented the dress.  The dress also had pockets!  When buying a wedding dress you may not think of pockets but they are good to have when you need them!  The dress also had some rough cut trim around the waist which gave the dress a little rock and roll edge to it.  The bride wore it well!
For the exit the bride choose a sparkler exit as you can see above.  I want to thank the couple for their patience during the wedding.  I also want to give a big shout out to my partner for the day Sara!  With out her help I would not have been able to get the shots you see here. 
The Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church is a beautiful church.  It has the painted dome that most Greek churches have.  The nave's detail was beautiful.  The painting on the dome was phenomenal.  The painting was rich in tradition of the Cathedrals of the past.
I have a deep appreciation of the Greek Orthodox Church.  The person who originally taught me photographer was a greek friend of my dads.  He was like a uncle to me growing up.  When ever I came home he would pick me up and just he and I would go out to breakfast together.  I will treasure those times forever.
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Looking Forward to Building Bridges to Haiti

Hi my name is David Diener and I am a Atlanta wedding photographer at  Over the years I have heard about mission trips to Haiti.  My sister and my cousins who are ministers have been there on mission trips.  I was enthralled when they shared stories of the country and the how different Haiti is from the rest of the world. For some reason I could always find a reason that I could not go.  The excuses that everyone else has.  I have other obligations, I can’t get away from work, so you get the idea.

My church Good Shepherd has been having people volunteer and work on mission trips to Haiti.  They showed slide shows of the country and the people. When they came back I could see that they had changed from the person they were before the trip.  Chris Calia our neighbor, great friend and leader in our church did a minute for mission one Sunday on Haiti.  I listened as he shared his experiences in Haiti and that he is organizing another group from Good Shepherd to participate on another mission trip to Haiti.  He also said that this trip they were looking for a photographers to document their mission trip.  Well when he said that it was like a sign from god for me to go on this trip.   I looked at my calendar the only free time I had was during mission trip dates another sign calling for me to go on this trip.  

I talked to Chris and he knew I had a interest on the trip so he invited me to a informational and planning meeting for the trip.  I was so in awe of everyone there.  They came from many diverse backgrounds but a common passion for the people in Haiti.  They welcomed me and instantly I felt like I was part of great team on a mission.  I am going to do my best to bring a voice to the mission trip.  Hopefully this trip will build a bridge from Atlanta to Haiti to plant seeds of hope and a better future for the people there.

Now I need to ask everyone who reads this post for a favor. Please pray for our group and our mission trip.  Please say a prayer for the people who we are going to see.  Thank you so much for your support which essential for a successful mission!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Haiti Eco Village Trip for Atlanta Photographer

Hello everyone, I know this is a little off base compared to my other posts.   I wanted to share that I am going to Haiti on a mission trip.  I will be going with a great group from the Atlanta Church Group.  Currently we are learning about Haiti, The Eco Village and the culture.  We will be meeting with Haitian-Atlantans who will talk with us about their homeland.  In Haiti we will visit port-Au-Prince and the country side to the Eco-Village.  At the end of each day we will gather for reflection and devotion, seeking to understand our experiences and asking for God's guidance.

The group will consist of about 10 people and 2 translators.  The EcoVillages are in the Central plateu or Haiti about 5 miles or 3 hours from Port-au-Prince airport.  I am told the roads are rough and bouncy.   I am looking forward to serving and the adventure ahead.

We would love your support for such a great cause.  Please go to and learn more about this great group and the wonderful things they do.  Currently there are 6 villages that sit on previously unoccupied land, home to more than 300 refugees.  Families live in sturdy homes surrounded by gardens, with clean water supplied by wells.  Each village has 10 homes, each home with one acre of land.  They are model communities that show how Haitians can live safe, productive and independent lives.  There is one problem: EcoVillages are in a rural area with no schools or medical access.  Lack of schooling for their children is the chief concern of the parents.