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Meet David Diener of Atlanta Artistic Weddings

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Diener.

David, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My father was a folk artist in North Carolina. He inspired me creatively and always supported me in whatever artistic endeavors that embarked on. I went to Appalachian State University and study commercial design and took as many photography classes as I could. My roommate in college was an archaeology major. When I graduated college, I moved to Chapel Hill and worked as a designer at a commercial sign company. My college roommate called me up one day and let me know that he got a job at an archaeology company in Atlanta and that they were looking for a commercial artist. I got the job and moved to Atlanta. One of my duties at the company was to take artifact photos and develop film.

While at the company I taught myself large format photography. If you think of Ansel Adams and the large camera that is what I use. I started doing the photography for Historical American Building Surveys (HABS) photo projects for the company documenting historic resources from Pittsburgh to the Virgin Islands. These photo documentaries are stored in the state archives and Library of Congress.

On the weekends I would work with another photographer doing weddings. I found a passion for documenting peoples weddings and thought of it as an honor to do so. I then started working for a company that would hire photographers to shoot weddings. I enjoyed the experience that company gave me but I wanted to help the clients more.

So I started my own company, Atlanta Artistic Weddings where I can put the client first. I have a deep passion for people and photography. Like I said before I consider it an honor to be a small part of their wedding day. I have built a team that has that same passion that I do. At Atlanta Artistic Weddings we combine documentary and artistic photography to document your wedding day.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Like all people, I have had my challenges but from those bumps in the road, I have hopefully learned from them. I think the biggest thing I have learned over the years if you have a passion for something go for it and don’t get discouraged when things get rough. Perseverance is a very important trait to have for success.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Atlanta Artistic Weddings – what should we know?
In 2005, I created Atlanta Artistic Weddings so I could create a business where the bride and groom come first. I bring my down-home attitude and artistic eye to capture the candid moments of your wedding. You can guarantee that my old school work ethic and his photojournalistic style will capture your wedding with photographs that clients will be proud to share and cherish forever.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I think the quality that is the most important to my success is putting the customer first! I feel that is an honor to be part of such a special day and I try to never forget it.

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