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 email@example.com
See you wednesday!
Well a successful day was had at the Adelaide Weddings Group Kuitpo Hall Wedding Fair!
The sun shone bright and the temp soared as soon to be brides and their partners braved the heat to meet some fabulous wedding vendors ready to make their day great!
It was our first wedding expo so we were thrilled with the turn out of people and we chatted to quite a few lovely couples!
It was a great oppurtunity to test my setup of my stall aswell and from the feedback I got about it, it suited kuitpo hall perfectly!
With Kuitpo Hall expo now over, we turn our attention to our next wedding expo at the Beach Hotel at Seaford on the 25th February from 12pm till 3 pm.
There will be lots of wedding vendors to come down and speak to and see their lovely work so looking forward to seeing you there!
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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!
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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Alissa and Ryan and their beautiful little girl Sophia celebrated their love as a family with a gorgeous and Intimate Ceremony held within the lush gardens of the Mclaren Vale Visitor Centre.
Sophia was so excited to see her mum rock up in a Sunset Orange Torana and proudly held her hand as they walked down the aisle together to meet Ryan.
With some gorgeous locations around Mclaren Vale, we took the opportunity to create some happy and loved up memories for this beautiful little family.
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We celebrated in style with Candice and Reece at the Adelaide Zoo where they held an intimate and private Ceremony with lots of laughs had and many a tear shed as Cherie Strachan from Dream Love Celebrant Services shared the wonderful story of how these two lovebirds met and have since made their love for each other so strong.
Candice and Reece and their bridal party were so much fun and they were really up for anything! We took some amazing funny shots and here are just a few for some sneaky peeks!
Thankyou Candice and Reece and we had such a fun day. We are so glad we met you both and we hope your lives together are filled with fun, laughter and family xxx
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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!
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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
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!
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!
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!
On the 16th July 2016 I had the pleasure of being asked to photograph the wedding of Leanne and Kevin Robinson.
It turned out to be a beautiful day after having such a cold, wet and miserable week! I think we had all our fingers crossed the night before!
The ceremony was held at the Largs Pier Hotel in the outdoor undercover reception area with a great view of the ocean, the jetty and the odd pedestrian….
Leanne and Kevin had made up some beautiful signs to honour those that had passed and had even created their own hashtag! #leannekevinrobinson
With guests starting to arrive, bolstered by the sunshine, the mood was a happy one and everyone eagerly awaited the arrival of the bride.
The bridesmaids were Leanne’s 5 Daughters and they all looked stunning in various shades of Black and Gold and behind them came Leanne in her stunning black and white Dress, with Roses adorned by her Grandmother’s brooch as something old, her smile making the sun look tiny….
The Celebrant was the very happy and vibrant Sandra Haynes.
The Ceremony was quick but full of Laughter, Love and the odd Tear or two.
Family Photos were a must and everyone congratulated Mr and Mrs Robinson.
We then headed out to the Old Port Adelaide Wool Houses with a quick stop to stand by the big Croc!
The woolsheds were bathed in beautiful afternoon light and golden hour was truly upon us.
The old bricks, the cracked windows, the old fire bells, the wooden doors with peeling paint, old wooden sleepers and rusty air vents greeted us warmly and made for some stunning backdrops.
I got to test out my new lights and we even got the help of a few buses and cars that just had to drive past and give us a hoot or a sticky beak…..
With the sun fading fast, we then shot back to the Largs Bay Jetty to get that nice orange sunset and that’s what we got with some beautiful reds and oranges to greet us before Leanne and Kevin had to get back to their guests for the black and gold reception that Leanne had meticulously created herself.
The love that Leanne and Kevin had for each other really came out in the photos and we wish them all the best in their life together!