She captured our wedding exactly how we imagined she would!
Diane is an incredible photographer….Not only are here photos incredible, but she went out of her way to come all the way to Ipswich, MA to photographer for us – We could not be more thankful to have had her as our photographer. She’s an incredibly lovely person to boot!
♥ Marc and Brett
She was attentive, listened to exactly what we wanted and responded in kind.
Simply put Diane was a fabulous photographer and wonderful to work with…. Her eye for great shots, angles and lighting is incredible and she produced absolutely gorgeous photos. From the start we wanted to find someone who would capture the love and excitement in the room during the candid moments, and Diane didn’t just meet those expectations but exceeded them beyond anything we could have hoped for. We had multiple meetings before the wedding weekend both to discuss scheduling and what we wanted, but also so she could see the grounds, get a sense for the location and lighting, and to make recommendations. She and her team photographed the rehearsal dinner and our wedding day. She caught the big moments as well as the details, with exceptional lighting and framing. Our friends and family, some who are professional photographers, were equally impressed. She was also a calming voice during a hectic day – she is easy going with a great sense of humor combined with a real talent at communicating and moving quickly yet seamlessly. She made herself invisible but present at the same time. We can’t recommend her strongly enough and consider ourselves lucky to have her photos to last a lifetime.”
♥ Mary and Ben
Besides being an overall fantastic person – Diane is a true professional.
I don’t know where to begin….Diane is the absolute best. My fiancée and I could not be more blessed to have her capture all the special moments of our wedding day…. Our photos are beyond gorgeous and we re-live our special day every time we look at them. Thank you Diane
♥ Kristen and Doug
Thank you so much for all the thought and effort you placed into the photos…. you captured our wedding in the most amazing way… by getting those special moments frozen in time.
♥ Sarah and Travis
Even in the rain, you took pictures that will remind us of the memories forever.
Thank you so much for working with us and taking gorgeous photographs at our wedding…. you captured the love and emotion of the day.
♥ Rebecca and Michael
Diane has an uncanny knack for making people feel comfortable when taking photos.
Diane Stredicke at Hudson River Photographer is one of the best vendors/photographers we’ve ever worked with. Not only is she professional but she is kind and warm. She put us at ease when we were running behind schedule during our wedding prep….What we enjoyed most about working with her was that she takes her time to look around the wedding venue, observe the guest and soak in the vibe of the day, then with that, just like a true artist, takes that energy and uses it to inspire her photography. She worked with us to provide the most ideal line-up for the series of photos that we had previously discussed we wanted. Not only did she do a great job at providing us with wonderful family and wedding party photos, she was brilliant at capturing the most beautiful candid moments of our wedding day. She is brilliant at taking photos that tell a story. We were more than impressed with our wedding photos. Diane’s work is as authentic as you can get. We cannot say enough good things about her and her team. If you want not just great, but amazing photography and team of warm and thoughtful photographers, look no further. We highly recommend Diane Stredicke and Hudson River Photographer. We cannot wait to book her again to capture other beautiful moments in our life. Thank you so much, Diane! We’ll be booking you again.
♥ Tania and Amy
We cannot find the right words to tell you how much we love our wedding pictures.
They exceeded our expectations even after the amazing engagement session. While most of the wedding day remains a blur, having your pictures actually has helped us to slow down the day and get to re-live each moment. Thanks for documenting the specialness of our day.
♥ Jordan and Chris
I’m a firm believer that hiring a good photographer is one of the most important parts of your wedding planning, and I couldn’t be more pleased with our choice.
My husband and I were both nervous about being photographed ahead of our engagement shoot, but Diane made us feel comfortable from the start and it was a great way to prepare for the wedding photos. On the actual wedding day, we had a few timing issues crop up with the ceremony which ate into our photo session time, but Diane and (her assistant) managed to remain calm, cool, and collected while ensuring we got all the family photos we wanted. We also loved the natural look and creativity of some of their shots.
♥ Terri and Mike
I cannot possibly tell you how thrilled we are with the pictures.
There are so many beautiful shots, its overwhelming! I think I am going to frame so many – people will think I am a complete narcissist! On top of that, you totally captured the feeling of the day, all of the memorable moments and told the story of our wedding. For that we are beyond grateful. We not only loved working with you, we loved your final product. thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
♥ Jessica and Barry
You gave us our best and most cherished wedding gift
Thank you so much for giving us a remarkably beautiful and moving collection of wedding day memories! We honestly cannot express to you just how much we appreciate your talent, your thoughtfulness and your commitment to our special day! You gave us our best and most cherished wedding gift: perfectly captured moments from the best day of our lives!
♥ Brad and Brian
Not only was she wonderful to work with but she is a true artist.
It is easy for us to show how incredible Diane’s work is by sharing a few pictures from our wedding on her blog…. Her photography is amazing – it’s the perfect combination of unposed but perfectly curated. She gracefully captured all the guests, the ambiance and all of the decor. She has an incredible eye – we would recommend her to everyone. She will create wonderful memories for you!
♥ Marilyn and Mark
Her photos remind me of what an amazing day it was.
I first came across Diane’s photographs over a year before our wedding date and I fell in love with them. Just to make sure, I spent many months looking at various photographers and no one’s touched Diane’s. Between the kind of equipment she uses, the richness of the colors and the special moments she catches, I couldn’t find anyone that did it better. She is the best. Her personality is stellar, her assistant(s) are incredible, and she works quickly. No waiting a year for your photo album. Our first few highlighted shots were posted on her blog and shared with us just days after the wedding. We (and our friends and family) are just floored at the pictures we have seen so far. For a day that is now such a blur in my memory….Diane and her team are the finest photographers out there. You shouldn’t be looking anywhere else. She’s the absolute best!
♥ Rachel and Jay
Diane was the best decision we made during our entire wedding process.
We picked her based of reviews and website and didn’t meet her until 2 weeks before our wedding. The moment we met her we knew we made the right choice. After our inital photos with her and our bridal party/ family we didn’t see her the rest of the night…that’s because she is awesome at letting you enjoy your night without feeling light you have a camera in front of your face. She is so talented, kind and professional.
♥ Jessica and Brian
She was one of the very best parts of a really perfect day.
I simply cannot stress enough how talented Diane is. We are going to have major problems paring down photos for an album — they are all truly gorgeous! Not to mention, she is exactly the type of calming and sweet presence you want to have around you on your wedding day.
♥ Sarvenaz and Graig
Definitely choose Diane if you are looking for a stress free experience and high quality work.
We highly recommend Diane from Hudson River Photographer. We enjoyed every aspect of working with her from the first time we met her, to getting to know her at our engagement shoot and having her be a part of our wedding day. At our first meeting she was warm, inviting, and informative. In no way did she pressure us to make a decision to hire her, but we had no doubts that we would after meeting her and seeing her beautiful work. We really enjoyed our engagement session. Even though I was a bit nervous about having my photo taken, with all of the attention on us, she made us both feel comfortable, like she was an old friend. The photos came out great. On our wedding day she blended in really well and was not at all intrusive, like some photographers we’ve seen at other weddings. The photographs that resulted were absolutely stunning and will help us to remember the emotions from that day for years to come.
♥ Christina and Vincent
One look at her photos and you will see just how breathtaking and unbelievably beautiful they are and what an amazingly talented photographer she is.
I don’t think I need to write a review for Diane’s photography. ….Her work speaks for itself. I found Diane when I was looking for small venues in the Hudson Valley. I found her blog and instantly fell in love with her work. I actually contacted her to find out her availability even before I had a venue. I told her I was looking in the area, but hadn’t found a venue because we were having a fairly small wedding (80-100) and all the venues I could find were much larger. She promptly sent me a list with previous small venues she had worked at in the area, even though I had not asked her to do so. I thought that was pretty impressive for a vendor who I had never met and had not booked with her yet. Right from the start, she was so helpful and very quick to respond. When we finally did meet, she was so down to earth. I booked her as soon as I booked the venue.
We used Diane for our engagement pictures, and immediately she helped us to feel at ease. She was also very flexible with her schedule, as we ended up having to change our engagement session last minute due to weather. Both our wedding and engagement photos turned out to be beautiful! I felt really badly for her on the day of my wedding because she was rushed to get all our pictures in on time and the locations were limited due to rainy weather, yet somehow, with her magic eye, we received stunning photos! Every one of my friends has commented to me about how wonderful our photos are! I don’t know if I have another vendor I would recommend as highly as her. Needless to say, I was extremely happy with my decision of using Hudson River Photographer for my wedding.
♥ Molly and Jeff
Thank you so much for telling our story with your photos!
Wow! I am so thankful for and impressed with the images you…. captured on our special day. So many precious moments! …. You are amazing. Everyone that has viewed your pictures is truly blown away.
♥ Tracey and Robert
We’ll be forever grateful to you for giving us the perfect vision of our wedding to relive!
We’re so happy that it was you that played the most important part of our big day! Thank you so much for having such an amazing eye. The photos are absolutely beautiful!
♥ Jess and Doug
We could not have asked for a more professional, warm and talented photographer.
We are so very appreciative of you and grateful that we were fortunate enough to work with you…. Your general calm demeanor was truly a blessing. Our photos are absolutely stunning and we will treasure them for our lifetime together. Thank you for being such a special part of our celebration and for capturing the immense warmth and love we felt on this day for us to revisit time and time again.”
♥ Pamela and Wilder
Diane is incredibly hard working, accommodating, warm, and so, so talented.
When my wife and I first started to plan our wedding and looking for vendors, I was feeling a little bit nervous about finding ones that were LGBT affirming. I knew if our photographer wasn’t comfortable working with same-sex couples, the process would be miserable for us. When doing a search on the internet for photographers I found Diane’s Hudson River Photographer website and was blown away by the gorgeous high quality photos that she took. They are not only visually stunning and creatively artistic, but they depict tenderness and warmth in a way that really makes each couple’s love shine through. I was then so happy to see that she had photographed a same-sex wedding! We immediately called her up to meet her and see if she would be able to photograph our wedding. …On our wedding day she was not only our tireless photographer, but also kind of a bonus wedding planner! She kept us on track and reminded us when specific events like cake cutting or tossing of the bouquet should happen so that she could get all the photographs we would want. We would have been crazy without her focus and direction that day. We are in love with our photographs and have a large 16×20 hanging in our living room to enjoy every day. Our friends and family still comment on our amazing engagement and wedding photographs and our lovely wedding album. We would definitely recommend her to any couples, same-sex or not, who want the highest quality beautiful photographs and to work with someone who is down to earth, thoughtful, and personable.
♥ Dana and Cynthia
New York City can be a tough place to deal with wedding vendors, but Diane is amazing and great to work with!
Diane helped us out of a really tight spot when our first wedding photographer cancelled on us with only a few weeks notice. She even cut her own personal vacation short to accommodate us on our wedding day! ….She is personal and relaxed, honest and hard working. Her photos came out PERFECT! I’m so glad we went with Diane. Diane is the type of photographer who captures honest moments and true personalities. I dont like to sit still for posed pictures very much. Our photos reflect how we felt on our wedding day- excited, happy and having a blast. Diane captured our perfect day perfectly!
♥ Abigail and Chris
I love your inventive and beautiful compositions and use of light.
I don’t think I took the time to properly thank you for the glorious job you did at Mary and Issac’s wedding last July. I am finally putting together a book for Mary and Isaac, and it has been a deep pleasure to work with pictures that not only captured all the people, but captured the joy of the day. … Thank you again for perfectly recording of what for us was a perfect day.
♥ Adrienne (mother of bride)
The pictures are so romantic and personal and emotional.
Diane, your photos never fail to amaze me. These are gorgeous–I can’t wait to the see the album! I thought I’d share an email I got from one of the bridesmaids–it says everything I would but better, especially given that she didn’t write it with an audience in mind. You are the absolute best!
(From Brook’s Bridesmaid: “These pictures are literally a fairytale. I have never seen you look so beautiful. You are breathtaking. The pictures are so romantic and personal and emotional… and totally capture the feelings of the event. I am so blown away. Are you just freaking out?!!)
♥ Brooks & Fletcher
I feel so lucky to have found you.
What can I say, your photos are breathtaking! They take us back to the exact moment and feeling of our wedding day. I am swamped in law school these days but Paul and I are eager to sit down and write a proper letter on your website about how wonderful you are and how everyone should hire you! It is a simple recommendation to give because you are simply the best of the best. Not a person who has seen the blog can get over how beautiful the photos are.”
♥ Elizabeth and Paul
Our pictures are fantastic – absolutely fantastic.
I found Diane (Hudson River Photographer) on the internet after numerous searches for a photographer in the Catskills area. Needless to say, I loved her “eye”. You could tell from her photographs that she had a wonderful way of looking at the world – fun and quirky and yet appropriately serious when needed. We only met with her once before the actual wedding but she really got us. Our family and friends have oooohed and ahhhed over them. Best yet, after the big day, she’s continued to work with us and we’re very much looking forward to fantastic wedding album.
♥ Maureen and Jeff
Diane and her work were beyond our expectations!
We could not be more pleased with our wedding photos and album! Diane’s (Hudson River Photographer) photos have such a natural, gracious style that every time we look at our pictures, it tells the story of the day all over again. She makes you feel relaxed and at ease which helps to capture your true personality and essence of the day.
♥ Jamie and Sam
We have already unequivocally recommended Diane to a number of our friends.
There’s a long list of things we loved about working with Diane at Hudson River Photographer. To name just a few, we loved: the ‘engagement’ photo session where we got to know her so we’d be comfortable on the big day; the incredible photobook she designed for us; the way she blended in at our wedding and yet captured every important moment — she was somehow everywhere and invisible all at once; the simplicity and professionalism of her contract which included the delivery of DVDs with all the photos (and the DVDs themselves are beautifully packaged!) Oh, and of course: the stunning photos she took.