Don’t Trash the Dress, Glam the Dress!

Bridal Portrait on the Beach

Don’t Trash the Dress, Glam the Dress!

If you have been keeping up with the news stories, there has been a lot of debate about brides wanting to do a Trash the Dress photo session after their wedding. There are lots of stories and probably thousands of Youtube videos showing what can and sometimes does go wrong during these sessions. If you have time to kill, you can spend about a weeks time watching all the videos.

We love doing TTD sessions, and we love to be creative about them. But, we also believe that a Trash the Dress session isn’t for everyone. Not everyone wants to jump into a river, climb a tree, dive into mud, or slide into home-plate with their wedding dress. Especially if you paid lots of money for your wedding dress! So, before you store that dress away in that box, under your bed, or up in the attic…keep reading!

What can you do with your dress after the wedding that won’t ruin it, but will still be exciting, fun and can reward you with gorgeous, stunning wall art and stylish images that you will cherish forever? Don’t Trash the dress, Glam the dress! Our Glamour Photography sessions are the perfect way to get more from your wedding dress than the short period of time of your wedding day. Perhaps you didn’t have enough time to get those awesome images you had in mind on your wedding day because things were too hectic or were running behind schedule. Perhaps the weather wasn’t perfect and you had to go to Plan B for your wedding and have it indoors instead of outside. Whatever your reasons were, you can truly get some fun, fashionable, beautiful images in your wedding dress, when you book a Glamour Session with us. You can pick a location, or we can do your photo shoot in our studio. Our no-obligation, pre-session planning meeting will help you prepare for your photo shoot. We will talk about hair, makeup, how to prepare and what to expect on the day of your shoot. Then, we will schedule a date to create the Magic that is You!

Contact us now to book your Glamour Photography Session with us, even if we didn’t photograph your wedding. We’d love to create the images of your dreams and beyond. What’s better than lots of high fashion, stunning images of you? Lots of high fashion, stunning images of you – created by us! 🙂

Call today to book your Glam Session. Who knows, your glamour bridal portraits may be picked to be in one of our local bridal magazines or be an entry into our photography competitions! (Major Bragging Rights there!)

Click on the photo above or visit our website to book your session!   www.DiazDD.com

BELLY DANCE PHOTO SHOOT

Here are some images of Teresa Comtois, 2nd place winner in our recent Belly Dance-Off contest.
Teresa won a professional portfolio photo shoot and she did an excellent job during the shoot.

We had lots of fun creating many images that she will be able to use to showcase all the styles of dance that she does.

Teresa is also a Middle Eastern Dance instructor for anyone interested in learning Middle Eastern dance.

Classes are held at Mary Ann’s Studio of Dance, 1168 Boston Rd. Springfield, MA

For more information, you may contact the studio at: 413-782-4600 or contact Teresa at 413-575-9327

Thanks to Teresa for making this event fun!

Stay tuned…as we are already planning another belly dance off in the future months.

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!

A Rising Star

Meet Ileana.

Ileana is currently a student of a New York City Performing Arts School.

She is a Singer, Actress, Dancer, Musician…you name it! She would also like to enter the Professional Modelling field.
I had the honor and the pleasure of photographing her for her portfolio.
Be on the look out for this girl folks! She has talent extraordinaire!
I had a really great time with the photo session, both in studio and on location.
Ileana is a natural. She had every pose right on target and she plays well to the camera lens.
It of course doesn’t hurt that she is quite photogenic as well.
I put some of my own artistic flair on some of the images, just to bring a unique perspective to her and to show some Commercial, Fashion & Glamour images that she can use in her portfolio.
As always, there were lots more images, (go to my website)but not lots of room to post them all.
Enjoy.
Ileana, thanks very much for choosing us for your portfolio images. It was great fun. When you are ready for an update, we’ll be here for you!
Best of luck in NYC!
(Break-a-leg)!
Beauty Discovered.