Library of Congress HABS HAER Program | Photography by David Diener

Henry Ford's Richmond Hill Plantation photography by David Diener


As some of you know I have been working with cultural resource firms for the last 20 years.  One of my roles has been as a large format photographer.  During my time as a large format photographer I have had the honor of working on some of the greatest architecture in the United States.  I have recently done several projects for NASA documenting the many historic structures they have there.  I have documented several historic properties from St. Thomas to Pittsburgh.  The photos I have taken go to the Library of Congress and become part of the HABS/HAER collection.  Here is a excerpt from http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/ web site.

"The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Since 2000, documentation from the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) has been added to the holdings. The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes, including examples as diverse as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Administered since 1933 through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, the Library of Congress, and the private sector, ongoing programs of the National Park Service have recorded America's built environment in multiformat surveys comprising more than 556,900 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 38,600 historic structures and sites dating from Pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century. This online presentation of the HABS/HAER/HALS collections includes digitized images of measured drawings, black-and-white photographs, color transparencies, photo captions, written history pages, and supplemental materials. Since the National Park Service's HABS, HAER and HALS programs create new documentation each year, documentation will continue to be added to the online collections. The first phase of digitization of the Historic American Engineering Record collection was made possible by the generous support of the Shell Oil Company Foundation."


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David Diener
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Shoes are a Brides Best Friend on her Wedding Day


Shoes are one of the most important accessories.  You don't think about it much but you really need to think about shoes almost before you pick out a wedding dress. Because you need to know how much you need to alter your dress based on the size of your heels on your shoes.  You want to be comfortable in them to because you will be wearing them all day! I have seen all goes of shoes at weddings.  This pair was for a great bride.  She wanted some high pumps to lengthen her figure and make her legs look longer.
Another thing I have seen is women put certain things in their shoes.  You all know about putting the penny in your shoe for good luck. I had this one bride who put photos of her grandparents in her shoes.  Since they were very special people to her and they had passed.  It was her way of having them walk down the aisle.
Just this week I had a bride wear cowboy boots.  She was getting married to a fine young man from Texas.  It was her way to pay homage to his home state.
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Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Why Atlanta Artistic Weddings Loves Engagment Photos

As a Atlanta wedding photographer I love engagement photography.  It is a time that I can give the couple my undivided attention. Also it is a much more casual setting that the wedding day.  When I do engagement photography I am always talking getting to know the couple and what they are comfortable with.  This gives me ideas on how to shoot them.  When it is just the couple and I they are much more relaxed and they feel free to be theirselves.  I just usually walk around and I will get them to stop when I see some good light as in the picture above.  I then let them just have fun.  That way the can relax and not worry about posing.  I will give suggestions when asked but most of the time the best photos are when the couple are just being theirselves.  While I love taking the photos what I like best when I am doing the engagement photography is getting to know the couple.

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Detail Shots Are So Important!

Kissed are fun
Love is in the Air!
Well wedding season is starting up and I finished my wedding I shot last weekend. It was a wonderful ceremony and two great people.  It is an honor being a wedding photographer in Atlanta.  I have been photographing weddings for a while now and it is always neat to see what shots are my favorite.  Usually they are the least expected ones from a wedding.  This photo came from just a quick little act of kindness from the groom.  He took the brides hand and kissed it.  Such a nice gesture and made for such an interesting photo.  It are these little detail shots that capture the little moments of the day.  This shot captures the love they have for each other in an almost abstract way.  It is like a little microcosm of the wedding.
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David Diener
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Winner of the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards

We are excited to announce that your Atlanta Artistic Weddings has won the prestigious Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards for 2014, as determined by reviews from our past clients. The Couples' Choice Awards recognize our business as amongst the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide. 
At Atlanta Artistic Weddings I have been striving for the best for my clients.  Satisfaction is job number one for the company.  I have had the honor of doing many weddings this year and the best award is when I show the couple their photos and they are happy beyond belief.  I try to capture their special day from their perspective but not miss out on any of the details of the guests enjoy.

It truly is an honor being a wedding photographer in Atlanta!  It is a dream job come true!

Thanks so much for vistiting.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at david@atlantaartsiticweddings.com and I will be happy to help in any way that I can.

Thanks again!
David

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Why Wedding Photographer's Love Natural Light


It is no secret that Atlanta wedding photographers prefer natural light. The color is balanced and there is just something about the light dressing the bride in sunlight.  In this photo by David Diener you can see the bride just soaking in the natural light.  I started out as an fine artist and illustrator.  One of my favorite artists is Vermeer.  His mastery of light is unparalleled and that is why he is considered the master of light.  I am know I am no Vermeer but I will often use his techniques in photography.  He is often seen using a light from a window like this one and making some very dramatic light and bringing power to his paintings. 
Girl with a Pearl Earing is a great example of natural dramatic light


I also like using natural light because it like Vermeer it is a classic.  It is something that has been used for years and will be here for a long time. 

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Atlanta Wedding Photographer Reviews

I am so blessed to be a wedding photographer in Atlanta, Georgia.  I will say that I have the best brides ever!  They have been so kind to me and leaving reviews of Atlanta Artistic Weddings all over the internet.  As you may know that I live by my reputation.  Most of my weddings are recommendations from brides or brides maids that I have shot in the past.  

I have reviews at Pictage.com and you can see the recommedations at  http://www.pictage.com/photographers/listing.do?studio=DD064.  There are over 46 reviews on Google at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107336593908082199234/107336593908082199234/about.  There are also reviews at Yahoo at http://local.yahoo.com/info-49990763-atlanta-artistic-wedding-photography-atlanta?csz=Atlanta%2C+GA.  I so appreciate the brides for taking the time to leave reviews of www.atlantaartisticweddings.com. It means so much to me.  It is truly an honor to be their wedding photographer.

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
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David Diener
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Recent Photography project in the Virgin Islands

I know it has been a while since I posted.  Recently I have been blessed to be very busy with a lot of diverse photography Projects.  I just came back from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.  While there I was doing photo documentation of the historic sites on one of the islands there.  It is an honor to work on such a wonderful and unique project.  Everyone has been so supportive!  Here is a quick photo I took through one of the windows of a house at the project area towards a historic battery there.  I hope you enjoy the photo as much as I enjoyed taking it.

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David Diener
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Recent Wedding at Indian Hills Country Club

Indian Hills Country Club photographed by Atlanta Artistic Weddings


I recently had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at the Indian Hills Country Club.  It is located in East Cobb County.  The club has 27 holes of golf and has a beautiful clubhouse.  What really impressed me the most is the staff.  The staff were a great team to work with. They were helpful to the vendors and the most importantly they were there to help in the bride in any way they could.  


The Clubhouse has a bar and full kitchen.  There is a balcony and a terrace with a fountain downstairs below the balcony.  It tastefully lit at night.  During the summer there is a wonderful breeze for your guests.  The upstairs dining area is very spacious and spills onto the balcony overlooking the golf course.  It was so nice to have the fresh air coming in during the reception.  


I would highly recommend the Indian Hills Country Club for anyone’s wedding.  It is a wonderful facility for any occasion


Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener


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Atlanta Wedding Photographer Sitll Shooting Film with Large Format Camera!


I hope that everyone has enjoyed the 4th of July weekend!  I wanted to share that I am still shooting film.  I have had the honor of shooting some wonderful pieces of history in the last couple of years.  My latest projects have included documenting several buildings at Cape Canaveral NASA facility that were part of the Space Shuttle Program. 
I have always liked the quality of film and the challenge of shooting with a large format camera.  I have been shooting with a large format Sinar camera with plenty of tilt and swing.  They are capable of getting incredible detail and the film can be kept at the Library of Congress to be shared for generations to come.
I am starting to see some of my photos being published at the library of Congress.  You can go to: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hhh.ga0910.photos.208771p/ and see one of my favorite photos.  I was part of a team that documented Henry Fords Plantation at Richmond Hill Plantation, Georgia.  This particular photo was a long exposure of almost 15 minutes.  It is a photo of the tunnel under the Henry Fords Laboratory that connected to the mansion.
I hope that you enjoy the photo as much as I did taking it.
Thanks so much for visiting!
David
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Atlanta Wedding Photographer's Latest Video

 
Well things are really happening now! I have recently started publishing on wedding wire, brides.com, weddingbee.com, weddingwire.com, tumblr.com, Pinterest.com, and twitter.com. This week I have made a video of some of my favorite wedding photos. I do hope that you enjoy it. The are from numerous weddings all around Atlanta. It as quite a trip down memory lane. It was so nice to see all the photos from the past. What an honor it has been to part of so many weddings. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did taking the photo and making it.

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at 404-578-6982 and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
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Wedding at the High Museum


Hello everyone it has been a while since I have posted.  I just have to share how excited I am for my next wedding.  My  next wedding will be at the High Museum of art.  I am so excited!! Ever since I have moved to Atlanta I have ad mired the High Museum.  I have mentioned in other posts that there is a trend to have weddings and or receptions at museums in Atlanta.  I think that is  a great idea!  A wedding is  work of art and should be treated with the love and respect that a wedding is.  Each is unique and beautiful.  They are both are to be cherished for a life time.  

Thank you so much for visiting! Please feel free to call me at
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and I will be happy to help you in any way that I can.
David Diener
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