10 Facts with Facebook Guest Judge 10/17-10/23 | Di Main Photography

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Hi. This is Diane of Di Main Photography. I live in Southern California with my husband and our blended family of five children. Like many others, my interest in photography started when I was a child. I was always the one with a camera and back then it was film. I didn’t make more of this interest until I was a young adult and enlisted in the Military. I was trained and served in the Air Force as a Military Photographer. After 13 years of service, I separated from the Military to stay home with my family.

I feel like I have re-invented myself many times and my photography journey is no different. I am always evolving, my interests and style changes as well. But my passion for photography will always be there. I mostly photograph families, children, and couples. I like to take a very lifestyle approach with little coaching for poses. In my camera bag I have a Canon 5D Mark iii and a Sigma Art 35 mm lens that almost never leaves my camera. I also have a Sigma Art 50 mm and a Canon 85 mm. I love the primes!

I am thrilled to be your guest host this week. I have seen Dear Photographer grow and make so much progress, it’s so exciting to see. The amount of talent that is a part of this community truly humbles me and makes it an honor to be a part of !

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10 Fun Facts About Me

  1. I was born in Oregon, raised in Alaska, and have lived the majority of my adult life in Southern California

  2. My favorite scent is vanilla

  3. I’m not a fan of Cinnamon or anything spice related

  4. I don’t know how to swim and I hope to take lessons someday

  5. There are 10 years between the birth of my first child and my second; and only 18 months between my second and third

  6. My daughter’s middle names are Star & Skye

  7. Mediterranean Cuisine is my favorite to eat
  8. I daydream of traveling and photographing the world

  9. My husband is an amazing Chef and manages a golf course clubhouse
  10. I love having fresh flowers and candles around my house

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When my husband and I got married on October 27, 2012,we had our wedding in Las Vegas and it was the weekend before Halloween. I wanted to make it fun for my bridesmaids, so instead of them carrying bouquets of flowers, I had them use Masquerade masks of their choice. That way they would have something to carry around Vegas for Halloween. This gave me the idea for the theme this week.  As always, it is open to interpretation. It can be literal or figurative. I can’t wait to see what you guys create.

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