Captiva Island, FL

Hello all. We are working to serve you better by attending a weeklong photography workshop in beautiful Captiva Island, FL. During our week there we will be training to better perfect our skills and techniques.

Because of this, our studio will be closed from 9/20/08 until 9/29/08.

When we return, we will be starting our Fall promotion. October is national Family Portrait Month and we will be offering reduced portrait session fees and percent-off our portrait packages.

Don’t Miss Our Special “Family Portrait Month” Promotion!

This October we will participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special family portrait promotion. Throughout October we will celebrate “Family Portrait Month,” a wonderful opportunity for you update your family portrait (or portraits of your children), and at the same time help to support Operation Smile, which treats children around the world who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Along with other studio members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), we have pledged to contribute up to 50% of our Portrait Session Fees to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner.

What’s more, we want you to benefit from this special offer:
Receive 10% off any portrait package of your choice.

Recording the faces of children and their families is our greatest pleasure. That’s why we believe so strongly in the work of Operation Smile. Each year this incredible organization of more than 5,000 volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, and specialized health-care professionals, perform free reconstructive surgeries for children suffering with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. It costs only $240 to perform a life-changing cleft lip operation. More than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity each year in Operation Smile’s 25 partner countries.

We also believe that Family Portrait Month is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others. Even small children can understand the importance of Operation Smile’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children.

We hope you will join with us in helping to make this vital work possible. Don’t forget that the holiday season is right around the corner, so there’s no better time for a family portrait, which is always appreciated as gifts for family and friends and to send along with holiday greeting cards.

With Warm Wishes,
Ed Diaz

See you soon!

Senior Portrait Session – Melissa

Hello all.
Here are some images from a recent high school senior portrait session we did.
Melissa had our Combo Session, which includes both indoor and outdoor photography.
We had a really great time and got many wonderful images including these with her car.

We are coming up to our last few available sessions for senior portraits, so if you haven’t had yours done yet, CALL NOW. We only have a few slots left before we are all done for the year.
Choose from our regular Studio Session, Location Session or ask for a Combo Session. We have packages to suit most all budgets.

Choose original custom works of art from our Portrait Art Collection for really great, unique and customized image art.
Get your Portrait Art framed here in-house. We offer custom mounting, matting and framing right here for one stop shopping. Or opt for a Canvas Gallery Wrap and receive your images ready to hang. Our newest and hottest item is the Metallic Gallery Wrap. It really makes your images shine!

Whether it’s single images, Collages, Canvas Wraps or Portrait Collections, we will fulfill all of your portrait needs.

Contact us today for all your professional photography needs.

Salem Cross Inn Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Mass.
I had not been to the Inn before so when I paid my first visit a few weeks before the wedding day, I was delighted to see how beautiful it was.
From the moment you pull into the drive and park your vehicle, you are transported back in time to a different era.
Old Victorian living at it’s best was the feel of this venue for me. Everything from the old wagons out in the fields, to the open cooking fireplaces and antiquities throughout the entire place reminds us of how special and precious items from the past are. Looking at certain pieces can instantly bring you back to those days, or make you wonder how it must have been “back in the day.”
The ceremony was held outside even though only one hour before the ceremony, the sky had opened up and dropped bucket-loads of rain on the grounds. But the rainstorm went by fairly quickly and the Bride was determined to still hold the ceremony outside. Good thing, because the Sun came out just before the ceremony began. So, it turned out to be a beautiful ceremony, on a beautiful day, with a beautiful couple, at a beautiful venue.
Although we did not stay for the entire reception, we did cover the first portion of it. On the inside, the Inn is equally beautifully antique and furnished with many items from our history as well. The lighting was quite challenging from a photographers point of view due to the low light lamps that were available back then, but we made the best of it. That is one of the reasons I always visit the venue prior to the wedding day.
To Joe & Elin, thanks so much for choosing us (over all the other photographers in this area) from your home all the way over in Santa Monica, CA, to photograph the celebration of your love for each other. It has been an honor.
Next time you’re in MA, look us up!
Best wishes!

Beauty Discovered.