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Parents albums this time? Yup! Our brand new parents albums are awesome. Jaime and George actually had their wedding close to two years ago now, but decided since they didn’t have a lot of time for portraits on their wedding day, that they would do an after wedding session. An after wedding session can be the day after your wedding or months or years after. They can be booked if we photographed your wedding or not. It’s a lot of fun, and a great excuse to get that wedding dress back out and have more fun, either by yourself or with your new husband.

Their after wedding session took place in the Jersey City, NJ area and around Liberty Island area with the great scenic background of New York City. It was a great time that started about an hour before sunset and went into the night. There were also images captured inside of their reception location which was the Westin Jersey City. A beautiful hotel with scenic views. It’s a great hotel for New York City events because you can just jump on the path train that is a small walk away.

They decided at that time to make some parents albums for Christmas gifts for their parents. That is right, if you haven’t yet ordered parents albums from your wedding, you can still do so! We keep the files from your wedding safe forever.

Check out the images below, and look for a post down the road with their new album made with their After Wedding Images as well as some from the wedding. I’ll just tell you now…. it looks amazing!

As always if you like what you see, click on the G +1 button at the top or bottom of the post, and call us about your 2013-14 weddings.

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Well the big announcement is here! I am proud to announce that we are one of only 3 photographers in all of Pennsylvania to be named to the Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Platinum List!

If you are not familiar with the Grace Ormonde magazine, you should really check it out. It has been a source of inspiration for me for a long time now. To be included in their magazine is a great honor. It is a statement by them that we are at the top of our industry and represent the highest quality of images and product. The magazine features some of the most exclusive and elaborate weddings anywhere in the world.

This comes at a great time for us as we are expanding to cover new markets in a big and exciting way. Of course our home is still in the Scranton area and very much enjoy working with everyone as we have over the past 7 years, and will absolutely continue to do so. We will now also be opening the markets of New Jersey, New York, Miami, Italy, and Austria. We are of course still available for any wedding anywhere in the world, and really look forward to expanding even further over the next few years.

What else does this mean? Well we will have a few price adjustments that will start Jan 1. 2013. The great thing is that anyone that is currently booked or books their wedding before that date, will be locked into the current prices no matter what happens on Jan. 1. We will also be introducing the ‘destination wedding package’ which will feature 3 days of photography; engagement style session the day before, the wedding day, and an after wedding session the day after.

I will also be launching another brand new website. I know it seems like I just launched a new website (and I did), but I have made even more changes to make the experience even easier and enjoyable for people.

There are still some great dates open for 2013 and we are already starting to book for 2014. So definitely give us a call and get on board for what is going to be a great 2013 and 2014 season!

ALSO CALL US TO ASK ABOUT THE CYBER MONDAY AND TUESDAY SALE ON NOVEMBER 26 & 27, 2012

Fill out the contact form on our website or feel free to give me a call at (570) 690-2019

www.jeffdietzphotography.com

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Hello everyone!

I am a excited to have the first of the video blog posts go live for you! It first hit my facebook page a few days ago, but now I would like to share it with everything. The first video is filled with a large glimpse to what is coming up soon!  (which has increased even since making the video).

I hope that you enjoy this type of thing as I will be doing a lot more of this as well as video out on location in the coming months and over this season. I want to try to show you a lot more of the behind the scenes action and have a much higher personal connection instead of just posting a bunch of words!

Enjoy! And of course don’t forget to call to book your date for your 2012 and 2013 weddings!

 

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Hello everyone!

I am happy to report that I will once again be at the Ritz Building for Scranton’s First Friday event, conducting my Artist’s Portrait Project with select members of the crowd. That is this Friday March 2 starting at 5pm at the Ritz Building at 222 Wyoming Ave in Scranton.

I am also very happy to report that for the first time a selection of some of my Wedding and Portrait art will be on display in the hall of the Ritz Building. These are not from the artists portrait project (those are coming later), but a highlight of some fun images from the past couple of years.

I highly encourage you to stop by and see if your image is hanging! You can also ask about a special opportunity to buy those prints if you are featured in them.

Also if you are a very interesting looking person (how do we define that really?) make sure to hang out around the Ritz building to see if you will be selected to be photographed for the artists session! (little hint: I love photographing grandparents!)

If you want to get more information about First Friday Scranton and all of the cool events and artists walks that they do, you can go to their website at: www.firstfridayscranton.com 

I hope to see you all there!!

Posts coming soon: 2011 Wedding Highlights, updates to the Backstage pass site, blog and website redesign updates.

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Hello everyone
Well I finally had a moment to sit back and compile a bunch of the random photos that I took on my trip to Miami Beach last week. Most of these photos were taken with my ‘street’ camera the Fuji x100.

I am going to try to post a bunch of the pictures and then tell a little bit about them as well. Some I will highlight and some I will just be grouping together and you can look through them as you want.

WARNING: I am not claiming these photos to be anything amazing, haha. They were just fun ‘tourist’ images as I was roaming around. Some I really like, but most were just quick snaps for fun.

Hotel

So I actually stayed at two different hotels. The couple put me up in a great hotel for two of my nights, and then I figured I would switch hotels for the second part of my trip to experience two different areas. The first hotel was the Dorchester on Collins Ave.  It was a very nice hotel that had a nice outdoor sitting area. It was also host to one of the art exhibits. The time that I was there in miami it was the time that they were having their large arts festival: Art Basel. Of course this added to a lot of fun in my off time to be able to go around and look at some pretty amazing pieces of art work. This hotel of the two, actually ended up being the quieter of the two. It was also a ‘nicer’ part of town. Now that sounds weird since the second hotel was a lot closer to places like Ocean Drive and some of the bigger shops. However I found the second location was a lot ‘rougher’ part of town.

The second hotel was the Chesterfield Suites. This hotel was also on Collins but a lot further south and closer to Ocean Drive action. It was really nice in that the rooms were much larger, and had a lot of ‘style’ to them. Some people did not like the purple and green walls, but I thought it was interesting as it is not something that you see very often. I am all about different!

Check the slideshow for some photos from the Chesterfield Suites:

Lincoln Road – Shopping

Lincoln road shops (outdoor mall) was pretty much a nightly stop. It was a looonggg walk but everything was since I didn’t have a car there. So each night, depending on which hotel I was at, I would walk a half mile to a mile to get to the Lincoln Shops. The shops themselves is another mile long stretch with tons of amazing outdoor restaurants, art galleries, and high end shopping (I bought nothing, ha)

This was also probably the best place to sit and people watch at night. The fashion in Miami is pretty amazing. Everyone dressed all out to go to eat for the night. The amazing food that I tried as Pizza Rustica, and Tiramesu. Can you tell I like Italian Food? I also tried the amazing desert place Ghirardelli

In the slideshow you will see a bunch of images just from running around the town in Lincoln Road

Miami Everglades & Gator Park

So then we get to the Everglades trip and the Gator Park at Safari Park. This was a lot of fun. I will say that I thought that the Gator Show itself was rather small and boring. However, the airboat ride was one of the funnest parts about the trip! I had my GoPro Hero Underwater video camera ready and did some awesome video of the boat ride as it whipped through the water. I will be editing that video of the entire trip (including the bride in the ocean) a bit later and sharing it in another post.

We got to see a bunch of gators in their natural environment swimming around and laying out in the woods. We then went back to the gator show part where they showed a few animals including a snack, full gator and baby gator, as well as frog and a spider. The boat ride was still the best part of this portion by far.

The guides were nice and I swear it looked like a page taken right out of “Swamp People” tv show ha. For lunch I tried a gator tail sandwich! It was definitely interesting. Of course…. it tasted like chicken. However it was a bit chewier and had a tiny bit of spice to it. But pretty good non the less. See photos in the slideshow

Ocean Drive

When I was staying at the Chesterfield I spent a lot of time walking around Ocean Drive and all of the lovely outdoor restaurants. That was definitely one of my favorite parts about Miami was that all of the restaurants were outside. It was so peaceful to just sit outside at night, which was still about 75 degrees and just people watch as you ate.

In addition to the restaurants that were there, there were a lot of other things to see. Of course I spent a good half day just sitting on the beach enjoying relaxing. There were also a lot of scenes to see that you would know from famous movies. You will see a photo of Johnnie Rockets, above which was were the ‘Chainsaw scene’ was filmed from the movie Scarface. You will also see a couple photos of the famous hotels and the Versace Mansion. The movie Birdcage was also filmed in this area, although I think that was one of the worst movies of all time ha. They also claim in front of one of the hotels, which was Humphrey Bogarts favorite hotel, was the care used in the movie Casablanca. I have my doubts that it was the actual car, but they claim that it is.

Other famous shops

Not far from the second hotel you would also see a lot of shops owned by ‘famous’ people. I saw the Rock Shop, owned by rocker Tommy Lee, Dash owned by the Kardashians, and the famous Miami Ink Tattoo shop. I was very much the tourist and took photos of those as well that you will see above. There were a few other well known restaurants like Jerry’s famous Deli that you will see in the photos.

Conclusion, and things to come

So that was my trip to Miami Beach. I hope you enjoyed reading this and hearing a little bit about my trip.

Of course the most exciting part is yet to come! Which is of course the images from LJ & AJ’s after wedding session! I am actually finishing up the wedding album for the Batista Wedding and then will shortly be finishing the LJ & AJ photos and can’t wait to post and share them with you!

Thanks again and keep checking back and leaving comments for me to read!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone

I am off for an adventure Saturday morning for a few days in sunny Miami Beach for an awesome After Wedding Session on the beach and boardwalk. You might remember LJ & AJ’s recent wedding from The Franklin Institute? Well they will be featured in Sunday’s photo session in Miami, FL. 

I can’t wait!

In addition this I will be doing some additional photoshoots with a few models from modeling agencies such as Ford, Elite, and Wilhelmina as well as a few local people. What I might be even more excited about is that I will be doing a lot of street photography throughout south beach, the art deco area and the Design District.

I will also be working on a few surprise things while I am there that I hope to bring you more info about as it unfolds.

Definitely keep an eye on the blog during the week as I will be posting a lot of images, mostly of the fun street photography work that I am going to be doing. I will have with me my trusty street camera the Fuji X100.

I can’t wait to share all of the details of the trip with you. I am going to be putting a lot of documenting on this trip.

Also going on if you haven’t gotten the email is the annual HUGE Christmas sale!

 

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Hi everyone

In preparation for a workshop I am teaching Wednesday in Philly, I decided to do something fun. I took a friend of mine, found a wedding dress, and went out and played. My goal was to try some new lighting ideas, use colored gels, and do photos at night.

So with that in mind, we started at my super duper top secret location in Dickson City and then made our way to down town Scranton.

Photography is a constant on going education. If you stop pushing yourself to recreate, you become boring, dull, and unsharp on your skills. I don’t understand how there are so many ‘wedding photographers’ out there who don’t do this. Who rest on the same things that they were doing 10-20-30 years ago. This is, of course, in the end a disservice to their wedding couples.

If you want something fun, innovative, one of a kind, then we are definitely something that you should look into. All of these images are one of a kind ideas developed right at the shoot, creating lighting and solving problems right on the shoot and IN CAMERA. What you are going to see are not ‘heavily photoshopped’ or manipulated. They are about as close out of camera you can get (minus some blemish removals, and some sharpening).

I was so excited about these images, with the shoot ending at 10:30pm, that I decided I had to edit these right away. I stayed awake until 5:30am working on the images and preparing them to post.

THAT is what you get when you hire a photographer that has passion and a drive for what they do, and absolutely loves photography.

This session is something that could be done on your wedding day, or for an after wedding session (the day after, months after, whenever)

I hope that you enjoy!

(look for updates with more images to come later)

 

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It’s the time of the year for sales!

I am offering for the first time, major sales for past wedding couples from 2010 and back. Right now if you were a past wedding couple you can take advantage of the following sales (all sales apply to any couples who completed their album purchase):

FAMILY SESSIONS – 50% off Session Fee!, 25% off prints for first week – Book before April 11 (for dates through Oct)

Per my typical style for doing things outside of the normal, Family Sessions are no different. All sessions are outdoors at a location of your choice (session fee includes up to 30 miles of clarks summit, travel fee beyond). They are fun, relaxed, and epic. All prints are purchased ala carte, and can be done in person or through the online proof site.

Family portraits are extremely important. They are a lasting memory of your family that you will be able to love for the rest of your life.

See more info on our family sessions at: http://family.jeffdietzphotography.com

All images copyright Jeff Dietz Photography. Do not copy or reproduce.

AFTER WEDDING SESSIONS – $100 off session fee – Book before April 11 (for dates through Oct)

After wedding sessions (some call ‘trash the dress’) is a great way to have a lot of fun with your wedding dress again! These sessions could be done with just the bride or with the groom as well. These sessions are personally stylized to fit the couple. You might be shocked by the length of ‘themed’ session we can put together and the fun we can have. Want your session on the beach? Then also check out the Atlantic City beach sessions available at the end of May (http://atlanticcity.jeffdietzphotography.com) (note that the sale does not apply to atlantic city)

The sessions can be as natural as a session in the park, or as wild and crazy as our imagination can take us.

These sessions are available for travel anywhere in the world! (travel fee may apply)

Specialty albums or prints can be made from these images. It doesn’t matter if your wedding was last week or 5 years ago. Anyone can have fun with these sessions!

PRINT SALE – 25% OFF (now through May 1)

This sale is pretty self explanatory. Take 25% off any standard print (non-canvas). Instead of reposting all 60 events from the past years, if you are interested in purchasing prints, please just send me an email and I will reload your sale for you.

DIGITAL NEGATIVES – Available now for all couples with weddings 2010 and back who completed their album purchase (completed album as of March 1, 2011)

If interested in purchasing your negatives for your own long term storage, please send me an individual email. Now until April 11, receive great deals! In late 2010 all past images were archived in my state of the art harddrive RAID system, with redondant back up system and 3rd copy kept at the local bank. We took a huge step in extra protection in your images. They are never a replacement of a great quality print, but this will give you the ability to have them and store at your own location, etc. Ask for more details on this by email.

ALL BOOKINGS ONLINE!!

Any of the above can all be organized through our online systems. Simply let me know by email or the website contact form, what you are interested in and I can point you in the right direction of where to go to complete your order or sign up for your session. Thanks again!

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