Our Speaker This Month
Dianna Montoya ~ Choosing a Background for Your Images
It can be easy to shoot a beautiful photograph in a beautiful location. But what about when the location or conditions aren't ideal? We'll be talking about how to look for creative solutions when presented with less than ideal situations, how to use a client's home and objects for props and backgrounds, and how to look for light. Let's make something out of nothing!
Without a formal education in photography, Dianna Montoya is a self-taught photographer and the owner of Karelle Photography, a fine art wedding and photography business. Her background is in architecture but she made the difficult decision to leave her full-time job to pursue life as a business owner and photographer in 2007.
Dianna's style is artistic and focuses on real-life moments, striving to catch genuine moments during each wedding and portrait session. Her work is a mixture of posed as well as photojournalistic in both portraits and wedding events, focusing on weddings, newborns, high school seniors, and most recently dogs as part of Karelle's Kanines.
She is a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers of America) where she has earned several Accolades of Excellence in the international print competition since 2008, NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep), and Fearless Photographers.