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Merry Christmas 2015 in review. What a fantastic year it has been. To all the couples who got married or engaged. To all the beautiful children and their mums and dads who had a family portrait. And lastly to all the amazing little puppies and their families, who donated generously to our "Shire Tails" coffee table book fundraiser. You made me laugh so hard I cried!! Enjoy our video, spot your photo. [video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://www.diamondportraits.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Merry_Christmas_360p.mp4"][/video] Knowing that I have been able to capture a moment in your life that you will cherish for more years than you can possibly imagine is truly a wonderful gift. Thank you for choosing me to help create that memory. Merry Christmas everyone. xxx...

Antonella and Anthony's Wedding Story Board. What a jam packed wedding day this was, so much fun! Beautiful couple, hilarious bridal party and lots of gorgeous photo locations !!! [caption id="attachment_2465" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Antonella and Anthony's Wedding Story Board[/caption] These guys were blessed with perfect October weather for their big day. Its not often we get to three locations for wedding photos, and quite honestly I didn't think we were going to make it...

Wedding albums. Why every bride should have one In today’s day and age, so many couples are after files? Most photographers now supply them, but what do you do with them!! I can’t tell you how many people tell me they had their wedding photograph by so and so photography and their photographer gave them files, "But I haven’t had a chance to do anything with them, I just store them on my computer”After all the effort that goes into creating the perfect wedding, the cars, the dress the flowers… all that thought, your files are on your computer!!! No no no this is heartbreaking. I always urge brides and grooms to think past today, having an album, is a family heirloom, if produced profession it will outlast you! Have something that is tactile, have something that your children can look at. It’s your history, it means more than a file. I’ve been married 20 years now, and my kids are always pulling out photo albums, our wedding album is their most favourite! I appreciate cost can be a factor in decided whether or not to get a package with an album or not. I'm so passionate about every bride and groom having an...

Newborn Photography [caption id="attachment_2505" align="aligncenter" width="800"] newborn photography[/caption] Looking for babies and their families to be involved in our new documentary black and white newborn photography sessions. Babies need to be between 0 and 12 weeks old. The session will be complimentary and you will be supplied with a gift print for participating ...

What is so special about the golden hour? The golden hour is the one hour before sunset or the one hour after sunrise. The sun at this time of day sits lower in the sky, shadows are longer and light is really appealing and even. The light is quite diffused and soft often with ambient glows of yellow and gold. When planning my photo shoot  timing with my wedding couples, I always work around sunset times. Making sure our schedule gives us enough time to be in the right location for the perfect light. This light does tend to disappear quite quickly, Although the light is beautiful and soft, it hits its intensity at approximately 5 mins before sunset time and 5 minutes after sunset time. This is  when the colours tend to be at their most intense. There is nothing quite as beautiful as the light at the golden hour. To help with this, here is a link to Sydney sunset times for this year. http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/australia/sydney Happy Planning © Diamond Photography [caption id="attachment_3389" align="alignleft" width="288"] Diamond Photography's Guarantee to all customers[/caption]    ...

 Do you have a plan "B" for your wedding day if the weather is not ideal? It doesnt have to be the end of the world! Heres what to do if it rains on your wedding day. [caption id="attachment_2507" align="aligncenter" width="800"] what-to-do-if-it-rains-on-your-wedding-day[/caption] If you aren't blessed with perfect weather on your wedding day, don’t let it be a downer! You should still be able to get fantastic images.  But planning is of the essence. Firstly discuss all your photo options with your photographer, you need  a contingency plan, what’s the back up? Its always best to have Plan B sorted before the wedding day, that way you are not wasting valuable photo time discussing what you should do on the day. I like to meet with couples about  a month before the wedding and go through the timing and photo locations with all my brides and grooms. Plan B is always discussed at this time, that way the couple can notify all those involved, such as cars and reception venue of alternative arrangements should they be required. If it does rain on your wedding day we look at all options available to us, is there a local hotel you can go to (often they require permission).  Can you seek shelter under...

 A BEAUTIFUL PROPOSAL Getting Married  in 2015 or 2016?  How did your fiance propose? On one knee in a romantic restaurant? Under the stars? On a secluded beach?Tell us your memorable moment of when he slipped that ring on your finger, and you could WIN your wedding photography ( Value $2,500 ) for FREE. SIMPLY email us  your story. Attention to cathy at  studio@diamondportraits.com.au Terms of Competition: Entries  CLOSE 28 February 2015. Prize is subject to studio availability for that date. So please send your wedding date through. Accept that you may receive an email/emails from the studio that you can easily unsubscribe to at any time. Best of luck!      ...

Curzon Hall Wedding Photos This is Layamara and Marks, wedding story board. What an easy going, fun bridal party they were to photograph. After a lovely ceremony at St Mary's Catholic church Manly, we headed off to Blues Point Reserve for the official photos. A great location to capture some lovely photos of sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Perfect to show case to Layamaras family overseas. Afterwards we made our way to the reception venue and made good use of the  spectacular grounds. Curzon Hall Wedding Photos are truly beautiful. Enjoy this little sneak peak of their wedding day. Photography by Cathy- Diamond Photography Reception at www.curzonhall.com.au    ...

2014 in Pictures Weddings Portraits and Pets of this year We have had a wonderful year, photographing all these weddings, countless couples and portraits, and of course the new introduction of puppy portraits has brought so many laughs. Merry Xmas & Happy New Year Subscribe To Our Newsletter & Stay Up To Date With Our Latest News[mc4wp_form]...

A Beautiful Proposal How did your Fiance Propose?  Getting Married in 2015? How did your fiance propose? On one knee in a romantic restaurant? Under the stars? On a secluded beach? Tell us your memorable moment of when he slipped that ring on your finger, and you could WIN your wedding photography (Value $2,500) for FREE SIMPLY    email Cathy studio@diamondportraits.com.au and tell us about that special moment. ...