Covid Update!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and keeping your head high through these covid times.

Being in the wedding industry we have been hit hard with most of our clients postponing their special days to 2021 and it’s filling up quickly!

This is why you have not seen any updates from me for a while. We have been very busy with day to day life and filling our days up with working on our socials, attending wedding open days and spending some quality family time together (whilst we have the time to do it!)

We just wanted to thank all our clients who have stayed with us and we feel for each and every one of the couples who had to postpone their wedding.

We wanted to make reassure you all that we are still here and are keeping strong as a business and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon!

Stay tuned for some updates on what has been happening between now and earlier in March – we still have a few photos we can share with you!

Take care! – Diana

Live FB Q & A Sessions coming up in 2018!

 

So an idea was put forward to me by a couple of clients. 

The idea was that I do some live FB videos explaining who I am as an artist, what my business is all about and answering FAQ’s and questions as a lot of the time, good proper answers to how a photographers works or how I work can not be transparently understood via email or what was on my website.

I agreed and to help educate my clients and have them gain a better understanding of who I am and what I can provide for them, I decided to do a test run on FB and did a live video of me editing a client’s photo.

The response was huge and I had over 25 people logged on and watching (well I thought that was huge for my little fb page) – including other photographers and after the live video finished, I had some great comments from people saying how much they learnt and could see how much effort I put into editing their photos and also had comments from other photographers saying that they had learnt little tips and tricks.

I am not a closed off person or business operator and will always help other photographers and believe truly in the power of networking so I have no problems sharing ideas with other photographers unless they try to blatantly copy my ideas or business model to a T, so again my series of videos that I am going to do is also going to be about creating some self worth for my fellow photographers aswell. 

Live video session dates

I will be doing a series of live videos where I will be answering questions that my clients have asked or would like to know every wednesday night. The first live video date will be on the 31st January at 7.30pm and then every consecutive wednesday after that and I will be answering 3 questions per night to get the ball rolling.

The first 3 questions will be:

1. Why photography and what do you love about it.
2. What made you start up your own photography business and do you think it’s been successful so far.
3. Where would you like to see your photography business in 5 and 10 years time.

If you did have a question you would like me to answer, then please pm me on my photography facebook page or email me at diana@dianamphotography.com.au

See you wednesday!

Arielle and Joshua – 5th January 2018

The stars aligned for these 2 lovebirds when they met and together infront of family and friends, they declared their love for each other in the gorgeous surrounds of st francis winery. Arielle and Josh were true to themselves and put a little bit of their personality into everything that went into their wedding day including the meat cleaver for the cake cutter!

Thankyou Arielle and Josh for having us as your photographers and we wish you all the best in your future together!

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Stephanie + Luke – 11th November 2017

We had a wild time at the wedding of Stephanie and Luke on the weekend and the theme was a mix between the Zoo and Beauty and the Beast! Stephanie wowed guests with her beautiful long blue hair and gorgeous Fishtail dress and we even got to fit some light painting in under that vast starry sky! It was our absolute pleasure to witness the magical love you guys have for each other and we thought the Nerf guns were a “hit!”…. P.S please check out the Dictionary shot luke and steph and see if you can find the special link *hint*…it relates to your guest book xxx

 

 

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Naomi and Glen – 4th November 2017

Haines Memorial Park was the setting for the wedding of Naomi and Glen on Sat 4th November 2017. The sun shone bright and the bees and the birds celebrated with them in the lush garden of the memorial Park, surrounded by friends and family, Naomi and Glen had a relaxed but intimate ceremony. Congratulations Naomi and Glen and we wish you all the best for your little family! x

 

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What’s been going on….

We haven’t posted for a while as we have been so busy this last month and with wedding season now finally here and in full force, we thought we better update before we don’t have time to!

Our latest wedding only last weekend was between Jodie and Adrian and was held on the stunning grounds of the Cruising Yacht Club of SA and what we thought was going to be a rainy day, turned out nice and bright and full of sunshine for us!

The day was full of love, laughter and the mention of Holden and footy multiple times as we had a gorgeous photo shoot on the Semaphore Jetty and on one of the spectacular yachts moored at the Cruising yacht club.

The night was finished with an intimate Father/Daughter dance that brought a tear to your eye and some pretty groovy dance floor moves had by everyone!

Congratulations Jodie and Adrian and we wish you all the best in your future together!

Coming up for us at DianaM Photography, we have our regular gig at the HWY Hotel with our social snaps, our Frocktober Event at the Hwy where they are raising Money for the Ovarian Cancer Council, we also have Engagement Parties, Birthdays and some more weddings  to be captured and from here until the end of December, we are going to be busy little bunnies!

If you have a special event or a wedding which you need our services for, then please contact us to secure your date as they are filling fast!

-Diana and Russ

 

Nicole + Alex 19.08.17

What a beautiful day it turned out to be for Nicole and Alex’s Day!

Turning up in her dad’s vintage car (the one he arrived in when he got married), Nicole walked up the aisle to meet her soulmate in the surrounds of the ever lovely Gardens of St Francis Winery in Old Reynella SA.

Entering their reception to the Star Wars theme song, the scene was set for an unforgettable night with a beautiful lamington cake and some more theme songs from DJ Thomas McNally getting everyone in the mood to light up the dance floor.

Congratulations Nicole and Alex and we wish you all the best for your wonderful future together!

-Diana and Russ

What a Busy Month! + Some Headshots!

The month of July has been mega busy!

I have finished off a heap of wedding clients photos and been able to present them with their beautiful album!

These albums are made to the finest quality with the binding of the book being stitched and not glued together.

A classy crystal cover finishes this exquisite album off and gives it that touch of elegance!

The look on my clients face when I handed them their wrapped album and they opened it was just divine and it totally makes it worth it. Every single time I do a wedding and my client receives their photos and tells me how happy they are with them, it makes it all worth it!

We also captured some corporate headshots in July for Money Quest in Mclaren Vale!

Annette Tothill and her talented staff were on hand to give us some cracker smiles and Alfie the Team mascot even came for his photo to be taken!

If you did need a Mortgage broker then I would highly recommend Annette and her team!

Contact her today!

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We have also been steadily booking weddings for 2018 and are really excited to be a part of Love on the lawn Wedding Expo at Morphettville this Oct!

We will be showcasing some of the beautiful weddings we have captured in 2016-2017 and will also have our signature Stainless Steel, Mounted and Acrylic prints on show for you to touch and feel and see the quality for yourselves!

Come down and say hi to the team and you might even get to meet Katie who is doing work experience with us for the last half of 2017.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Get tickets Here!

 

We will continue to keep you updated with what is happening within DianaM Photography and we look forward to sharing a coffee with you soon!

 

 

David + Monica’s engagement party

A celebration between these 2 loved up people was held at the Holdy (Holdfast Hotel) and family and friends joined them to celebrate their engagement party!

Thankyou for having me as your photographer guys!

 

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Matt + Alli’s Engagement Party

A vintage glamour theme set the scene for Matt and Alli’s engagement party at the Seaford Beach Hotel on sat night!

Cute little hessian wrapped jars, a donut board made by her talented dad, a beautifully written welcome board and flowers galore adorned the room and a hand made photo booth topped it all off!

We had so much fun setting up some funny shots and your girls were the best!

Thankyou so much for having me as your photographer Alli and Matt and I wish you all the best for your future together!

– Diana x

 

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Hwy’s new Native Creative Launch

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the Native Creative menu that the Highway Hotel was promoting for the next 2 weeks only.

Some great food bloggers joined me including representation from Glamm Adelaide, Adelaidian and Feed Me Adelaide.

I was asked to take some photos so the Hwy could use some for their social media and for a taste of this wonderful menu, I was more than happy to oblige!

When I saw the menu, my first reaction was “oh dear, it’s got 2 seafood dishes”….because I don’t eat seafood but I thought I’d be brave and taste them anyway. The highway is renowned for it’s great food, so it couldn’t be that bad!

Dish 1: Moreton Bay Bug Tails with Pickled Riberry, White Carrot and Karkalla

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For a non seafood eater, this was tasty!! Loved the texture and it didn’t taste fishy at all! The Karkalla added a nice flavour hit and the sauce was just devine! The white carrots were subtle but cooked to perfection and the Riberries added that nice tartness to balance out the sauce. Overall a score of 10/10 (for a seafood dish)

Dish 2: Seared paroo Kangaroo fillet with Muntries, Beetroot, Barilla Leaves and Puffed Grains.

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Again…as I am a boring eater, I haven’t been exposed to kangaroo a lot either and my first thought was… yum..meat..I’ll eat it!

The texture and flavour in that kangaroo was just devine. The chef has cooked it very nicely and there was no toughness in it at all. The smoky flavour hit the tongue like a warm hug and then the beetroot came along and put the cherry on top. It was beautiful and sweet and not tart at all and worked really well with the puffed grains and the slight saltiness of them. The muntries I had never tasted before but they were another nice flavour boost. Lot’s of unique flavours in the one dish! Score 9/10 – Simply because the raw onion was a bit much. Maybe 1 would have been enough.

Dish 3: 500g Thornby Lamb Rump with creamed warrigal greens, saltbush and potato crisp salad

Review

The lamb was cooked perfectly and had little fat. I understand that meat needs some fat to increase the flavour, but this was nice not having too much fat either and allowed your palate to focus on the meat itself more. The Jus was amazing and full of flavour, it was nice and full bodied and worked well with the asparagus. The potato crisps were little morsels of heaven and were nice and crunchy and not overcooked. Now…the saltbush! I could have eaten that all day! My first taste of saltbush ever and it was the most tastiest plant I have ever consumed. I am going to go down to Bunnings and grab myself a pot this week, just so I can grow some so I can eat it! Overall a lovely and well put together dish 10/10 – could not fault one single element in this dish

Dish 4: Robarra Baby Barramundi with native Ficinia Nodosa Bushes, Lemon Myrtle, Samphire and Native Thyme Butter

 

Review

Unfortunately there was not enough to go around on this dish, so I missed out, which was more than fine as not being a seafood eater, I was more than happy to sit this one out although would have loved to have tasted a potato! The dish itself looked amazing and was so colourful. Very good value for money too as the meat that was coming off the fish looked full and fat with nice white fillets being served. The potatoes and the Thyme butter smelt so good. 8 – 10 – only because I couldn’t taste it so can’t comment fully

Dish 5 – Rosella Sorbet with Poached Quandong, Wattle seed tuile and violet sugar

Review

I love desserts! I have to say…when I saw the sorbet on the menu I knew this was going to be my favourite dish of them all. I could literally live in a dessert cafe somewhere and so this just tempted my tastebuds to no degree! When the dish got served, the first thing I noticed was the colour. It didn’t look like a dish that would be served up in the colder months and reminded me of summer and spring and really looked rather beautiful in all it’s colourful glory. The sorbet was amazing! It was tart, fresh, flavoursome and sweet all at the same time and went off with a big bang! I have never tasted quandongs before and so was a bit hesitant to try them but after a few coaxing words from a friend, I ate one and it tasted to me like a tarty version of an apricot and was not unpleasant at all and rather nice. The wattle seed tuile was to die for and I could have eaten a whole box if given the chance. It was war,, it was wholesome and full of flavour and not gritty at all. Spot On! The violet sugar was another experience I have never had before either and although small was really yummy and wasn’t as sweet as normal sugar, which I thought was rather nice and worked well with the tart of the sorbet. A very nice end to the tasting and left my palate nice and fresh. Score: 10 /10

 

Overall the 5 dishes were very creative and beautiful and were almost works of art on the plate with the colours and textures displayed.

I can’t believe they are only going to be around for 2 weeks!

Make sure that you get in to taste these wonderful dishes.

If you need any of your food photographed then please CONTACT ME today to book in your date.

 

Bupa Tour Down Under

Just Recently I got Commissioned to Shoot some Commercial Photos for The Tour Down Under on behalf of Bupa.

Some of these Photos had to showcase Bupa’s Sponsorship and their Community Approach.

Not having ever actually been into the City for the Tour Down under and always trying to capture it further

south when the riders were heading through Willunga and Aldinga, I took the time to take in the colours, 

the atmosphere and the general good Vibes coming from the Tour Village.

So much work goes into organising the event and it was nice to network and generally have a good chat with all the different suppliers that make the Tour Down Under what it is in Adelaide.

If you need commercial work done, then please contact me HERE

#BUPATEAMFAMILY

 

*All Photos are Copyrighted © to DianaM Photography and Unsolicited use of these Images is Prohibited*

New Years Eve!

Happy New Year Everyone!

2016 has been for me a tremendous year, filled with Weddings, Events both Corporate and Private, Baby Shoots, Family Shoots and Product Photography.

2016 has seen a HUGE growth in my business and I am very lucky to have some great return clients along with all my new ones!

I just want to take the time to thank all my clients, both past and upcoming for supporting my business and putting your faith and trust in me to capture your precious memories!

I had a Fantastic New Years Eve at the HWY being the photographer and got to soak in the colour, the beats and the rhythm that is Rio!

Here are a few sneak peeks of what went on and if you see yourself then please tag or comment!

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Contact me today to secure your date as only limited weekends are now free for 2017.

You can also contact me on my FACEBOOK page and to see my latest portfolio.

 

Sally + Adam

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On the 8th October 2016 I was witness and Photographer for Sally and Adam!

Their wedding was due to be held at Waterfall Gully but unfortunately a landslide forced them to change venues at the last minute.

Fortunately for them, the lovely people that owned Utopia also owned Glanville Hall at Semaphore and so the venue was quickly changed and what a venue it was!

The day shone bright for us as the Yellow Monaro and the Silver Impala pulled up on the gravel driveway and the bridesmaids all pretty in pink fluttered out followed by the gorgeous bride and her father.

Glamourous Vintage was the theme of the wedding and featured lawn games such as croquet and badminton, Vintage lounges with gold trim, old ladders filled with glass jars and vintage photo frames and the backdrop to the ceremony was a beautiful arch made from wood, with large glass terrariums hanging from the branches filled with little cactus and wildflowers.

The scene was set for the whole day and I just had to capture some photos of the couple under the HUGE fig tree around the back of the hall, it’s old and expansive branches reaching out to the sun, it’s roots making organic benches for the wedding party to sit and lean against.

All in all it was a beautiful wedding and I was honoured to be the Photographer

Congratulations Sally + Adam

Mexican Party HWY 02.10.16

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Fiesta Time! Everyone looked so great all dressed up and the HWY did an amazing job with the Decorations! 

With everyone on a high from yesterday’s Grand Final win everyone was rocking a sombrero and while having a tequila in hand!

So Colourful and there was some amazing Face Painting Going on!

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The HWY 03.09.16

Another Crazy night at the HWY!

Everyone was in such a good mood and everyone wanted their photo taken!

Thanks for the memories Clubbers!!

SALA Studio 20 Official Opening and Naming

On Sat 6th August Onkaparinga Youth Officially Opened and Named their new Studio Studio 20!

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Opened officially by Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg, this studio was also a SALA exhibition for the South’s Youth and helped them exhibit everything from Pottery, Jewellery, Drawings, Paintings and Sculptures. There was some talent to behold!

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Studio 20 is going to be a space where youth can go and fine tune their talents and be supported by already established artists! I was privileged to be asked to photograph this event and so donated my services to support this great Establishment.

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Anything to support our Local Talent and especially younger talent when it comes to the Arts will always be supported by myself and I think we need more of this idea throughout the state!

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If you have an event that needs capturing then please contact me HERE to book in your date!

Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions!

On Sat 6th and Sunday the 7th of August with the Cherry Blossom Trees in full bloom I decided to host some mini sessions!

I put the callout and had 4 families answer the call!

This is the first time I had ever worked with the Cherry Blossom trees so when I saw the location in which I was going to photograph these families in, I was blown away with how beautiful they all looked lined up next to each other, their flowers in full bloom, the bee’s busily collecting the pollen, the wind gently blowing the petals from the flowers and making it look like it was snowing and the way the gnarled branches stood out against the green grass!

I also had some repeat clients book so it was always nice being able to capture some more memories of their children as they grow up and what a beautiful setting in which to do it in!

Here is a sneak peek for the families and to showcase just how beautiful both days were (weather wise).

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I now look forward to that special time of year next year to work with these beautiful tree’s again!

If you would like to book in for a family session of your own then please click HERE to contact me for a quote!

Why I love being an Social Event Photographer

WHY I LOVE BEING A SOCIAL EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER

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Social and Event Photography….

Nightclubs, Pubs and Sporting Clubs, Corporate Events and Commercial Events all fall under the category of Social and Event Photography.

To see my Latest Social Photography Event at Lava and Madame Josephine’s then please click Here to view Lava’s Album and Here to See Madame Josephine’s Album. (Editing completed By Lava)

Usually the mood is one of elation, happiness and excitement. People already understand that their photo will be taken so as a photographer, it makes my job that little bit easier. I love capturing the smaller moments like people dancing, laughing and taking that sneaky shot…couples who look into each other’s eyes as they hide in that dark corner enjoying the music, the dancer who feels the need to dance like there is no tomorrow, the Hen taking a multitude of shots with her friends who have all come out to celebrate her, the workmate who might be that “shy one”…until he hits the dance floor in that suit and tie and the effort and consideration that companies make to decorate their corporate event.

Moments are happening and nothing is forced. Companies have a record of their happy employees and people have a snapshot of a happy moment in their life where all that matters is having fun…… and dancing like no one’s watching…..

That’s why I love Social Event Photography….

If you have a Corporate Event, a Commercial Event or need a Photographer for any Social pub or club photography, then please contact me Here!