Capturing weddings is a win-win for Dianne Personett who loves people and photography. And those two things seem to come together perfectly at a wedding.
“I love photography in general and love working with people. At weddings, everything comes together on one day. I get to witness those relationships, and the beauty of couples in love, while also being creative and using my talent with a camera,” said the owner of Dianne Personett Photography.
For Dianne, it’s a joy be a part of such a special day of someone’s life.
“Typically, everyone is happy, having a good time and there’s lots of love. We get to be a witness to that special day and document the love between them and their friends and family by making great images for them to remember for the rest of their lives,” she said.
Those beautiful images are both timeless and natural, something couples will cherish forever.
“Our photos are timeless in that 50 years from now, the couple will still see what their day looked like in photos. There is no heavy post-production or crazy, edgy filters on the images. The images are really true to life and very natural. We don’t do anything overly posed. Our posing is very organic to help make couples look their best,” she said.
Forming a relationship with each couple is just as important to this husband-wife team as documenting their couple’s relationships.
“We sit down with each couple before they book us,” said Dianne. “We actually meet in person so they can really get a feel for who we are. Couples who book us have a good connection with us and like our work.”
Those couples tend to have similar personalities to them and are people who could become their friends.
“Our brides tend to be a little more laid back, natural and casual. They love great images, but the most important thing is her relationship with her soon-to-be husband. They are genuine, fun and appreciate something a little more unique and artistic,” she said.
In addition to the connection, the photography duo also offers full-day coverage.
“We don’t like limiting how many hours we are covering on wedding day. We determine with every couple when they hire us how many hours they will need and really dedicate our day to our brides. We don’t want them to feel rushed or pressured to plan their whole day around our schedule” she explained. “It’s also nice that we are a husband-wife team, especially for the groom!”
Another thing that helps? The fact that these two have been working together for 10 years.
“We have a very natural flow together. We know what we need to do the day of the wedding to make our client’s happy. We have that experience together, which is key to our wedding day coverage going really smoothly,” Dianne said.
Dianne and her husband, Todd, started the business together when they moved to Charlotte 10 years ago. However, Dianne’s photography experience began in college at University of North Carolina-Greensboro while she was pursuing a graphic design degree.
“I did dark room classes and film in school and fell in love with photography. From then on, I pursued that passion,” she said. “I worked for another photographer for a while to learn how weddings ran and how to handle wedding day.”
That experience helped her find that working with people on the happiest day of their lives was exactly what she wanted to capture. So, it’s no surprise that her two favorite moments on wedding day involve people.
“I really enjoy the romantic portraits of the bride and groom. There is so much going on throughout the day and couples barely have a moment to breathe. The portraits are time for just the two of them. I always tell them to take a moment and take it all in, so it doesn’t pass you by. It’s a special moment to capture just the two of them,” she said. “I also enjoy the reception because I get to document the couple in their natural surroundings with their friends and family.”
Capturing love is, after all, what is all about for Dianne.
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