Diane Stredicke Photographer

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
Diane Arbus

I’ve been a storyteller and lover of stories most of my life.

Photo by Diane's dad.

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Diane Stredicke


Growing up in a suburb of Seattle, my childhood was a typical middle class suburban existence. My bike was my horse, my street was my playground, my friends were the characters in my stories.

I moved to New York with a degree in Theater & Graphic Design, studied film at NYU. I’ve worked with film editors, directors and writers, designed websites for non-profits and Fortune 500 companies. I’ve spent my life working on story and design.

Ten years ago I moved from Brooklyn to Rhinebeck, NY. I shifted gears and starting photographing weddings. I live on 3 acres with my wife and our two rescues: Zoey & Fig.

Things i love:

My wife, my dogs, the movies, ukuleles, cherry pie, bird watching, a first snow, a California sunset, browsing at a local bookshop.


Making birdhouses and ukuleles.



wilLful, determined, loyal

My sidekick for the last 15 years. A rescue from Armonk, NY.

Things fig loves:

mornings, greenies, belly rubs, soaking up the sun in the grass, chicken

Zoey one of my dogs that works with me


playful, sweet, affectionate

She joined our family 9 years ago. She's a rescue from Red Hook, NY.

Things Zoey loves:

a run in a wide open field, rolling in manure, food, belly rubs, sitting on your lap, digging holes


Getting to work with you on your wedding day is an honor. Photographing weddings isn’t just standing around with a camera taking pictures haphazardly. It’s understanding that this day has a story: the main characters are the two of you and your supporting cast are your family and friends. It’s getting close and listening, watching, anticipating the moments.

Everything I’ve learned so far in this life goes into how I photograph a wedding day. I’ve been doing this for 10 years and I can’t imagine doing anything else.


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