This week’s ambassador spotlight shines a light on Dia Meraz of Dia Meraz Photography. Read on to find out more about Dia, see some of her beautiful work, and which bluebird chic strap is her personal favorite! (For this week, her pick will be available at a discounted rate in the shop.)
My name is Dia, and I am a mother, wife, and photographer. My husband and I have had the honor of professionally photographing weddings since 2006. I love organizing and planning: A goal without a plan is just a dream! I am a FOODIE! (A vegan one!) I LOVE running, beer and wine…they go together, right? Texting…it’s the best and easiest way to get a hold of me. And lastly, I admire Audrey Hepburn, for her classic beauty and everlasting elegance. Visti me at: http://www.diamerazphotography.com/
How long have you been a photographer?
I have been a professional photographer for 11 years now…wow, where does the time go?!
What made you decide to pursue photography?
Photography was a passion of mine long before I actually got paid for my services. I was a stay at home mom, looking for a way to be home with my kids and to help financially support my family. With the complete support and encouragement of my husband, I started on my photography business journey!
How has your photography evolved over the years?
Over the years my photography has changed dramatically. I’ve gone from trying to get my clients to pose the way I think they should, to being more relaxed and open to capturing the essence of who they truly are. I have to admit that I get quite embarrassed when I see some of my earlier editing too. I tried to keep up with the newest Photoshop Actions, but soon realized that was not my style. I know now that I am a natural light photographer, with a clean and classic editing style.
What is the best part of being a photographer?
The best part of being a photographer, and owning my own business, is being able to be here for my family when they need me. I create my schedule, and have the freedom to chose how much work I want to take on. With kids, there are busy seasons of my life, and not so busy seasons. I know they appreciate all the times I was there for them throughout the years and I feel nothing but grateful for my husband, who believed in me far sooner than I ever did.
What kind of camera(s) do you own and what role do they play in your life?
My main camera is a Nikon D810, and he is my workhorse. The quality, speed and clarity with this camera allows me to photograph all my clients with confidence. Because he is quite heavy, I recently purchased the Olympus Mark II. This camera is light, adorable looking and has fast access to manual controls. I carry this camera around with me everywhere.
What’s your favorite thing about your bluebird chic strap?
I wear a lot of black on the job (because let’s just be honest, black is slimming) and I just feel that it brightens me up a bit yet still goes with every occasion. I can jump from a newborn session to a family reunion and not ever feel over/under dressed. It’s lightweight and fashionable. The chiffon scarf makes me feel like I’ve added a bit of flair to my outfit. Whether I’m in yoga pants or a black dress. It’s perfect.
This week save 20% on Dia’s ambassador pick! Offer ends 06/11/17.
Thanks for sharing with us today Dia and for supporting the bluebird chic brand!