Weekend in PhiladelphiA

Oh man, Philly has got some character. Between the Magical Gardens, the street art everywhere you turn, the architecture of Center City and the music festival we attended that took over the Benjamin Franklin parkway.

Here are just a few images of the weekend

AWAY Travel accessories are going to make life so much easier!

AWAY sells some pretty amazing travel accessories.

Looking forward to using these on some upcoming weekend getaways. If you shop now, you get 20% off as well as a $45 discount if you bundle.

What’s even cooler is the luggage tag is a tile luggage tag which will allow me to track it should I ever misplace it.

The Bigger Carryon - check the list of airlines it will fit on.

The Bigger Carryon - check the list of airlines it will fit on.

The Everywhere Bag

The Everywhere Bag

Ejectable battery pack

Ejectable battery pack

Away x Tile Luggage Tag

Away x Tile Luggage Tag

Darby Mack - Camera Bag

Darby Mack makes this amazing linen camera bag. It’s fashionable, fits two lenses (50mm and an 85mm), the canon 5d with a battery grip. It allows me to bring my camera out to events in a stylish way.

Darby Mack Etsy Shop

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Work- Life Balance - The Struggle!

This summer has been filled with fun events with family and friends! But it has also been filled with a bunch of professional work - you know, the good old day job.

I am in the middle of 5 series at all stages of delivery to various networks. And I had signed up for a documentary special/film for National Geographic since the content is interesting and the visuals are stunning - I just had to be a part of it. But with all of that, it leaves me with very little time to do the other things I love. I am always trying to figure out the work - life balance.

I am trying - I swear! Trying to continue building my business - B N T POST - which, to date, has had a very successful launch. I am honing my photography skills, building a following - it’s difficult but it’s slowly and surely happening.

Be sure to follow instagram.com/rhodesaroundtheworld, instagram.com/dianelynnrhodes, twitter.com/rhodes_travel

I have a few small US trips planned and a few events coming up that I will photograph. I am excited for those but I am still wanting to do more! I always want to do more. I mean, when you love what you do, it really doesnt feel like work. I just love the experiences.

Looking forward to the rest of the year!

Toys! Or my camera collection

Check out the polaroid camera I added to my camera collection. It’s going to be fun using this over the summer. Portaits, double exposures, black and white - and it’s a smart polaroid that connects to your phone via bluetooth.

June 1st

Oh man, I can’t believe it’s June already. The year is flying by.

It’s been a busy few months as I’ve been supervising 5 different cable series and a film for National Geographic but hoping I can take any spare time I have on weekends get back to it. I am excited for a few events and parties coming up that will allow me to do that. Smaller events and daytime activities that I can grab some amazing shots (fingers crossed). There is an event in July that I can’t wait for! Everyone loves a theme party. ;)

talk soon! xox

Happy Easter!

Just wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

How cute is this little bunny from one of my newborn sessions?!

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DUMBO - Brooklyn Bridge Park

Well, yesterday was magical! It was my first engagement session down at the water in Brooklyn under the Brooklyn Bridge right by Jane’s Carousel. It was overcast but then the sky opened up for some sun. Just when we thought we weren’t going to have the magic hour, we were pleasantly surprised. The weather and sky did not disappoint.

Vinny and Geena are fun! You can see how much they love eachother and how much they love to laugh with all of the photos I took.

I am also impressed at how the un-edited images came out. There are gorgeous if I must say so myself!

Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, 85mm and 50mm lenses

Here are a few teasers of the lovely couple:

Geena and Vinny in Brooklyn Bridge park - Un-edited

Geena and Vinny in Brooklyn Bridge park - Un-edited

Gorgeous over the water - Un-edited

Gorgeous over the water - Un-edited

I mean, c’mon with these two!  Un-edited

I mean, c’mon with these two! Un-edited

Un-edited but you can see how amazing this shot is going to be. That sky gives me LIFE!

Un-edited but you can see how amazing this shot is going to be. That sky gives me LIFE!

City - Urban Engagement Session

I am so excited to have an engagement session booked this weekend on the Hudson River. It’s going to be beautiful out and I am looking forward to taking photos with the fun couple during the golden hour.

Check back for some teasers next week!

Diane Lynn Rhodes - Intro!

Hi everyone! I am Diane Lynn Rhodes and I am an aspiring family photographer. I’ve been in the creative world my whole career and have always enjoyed being the one behind the camera. I figured I’d take the opportunity to tell y’all a little bit about myself. For starters, I love saying y’all even though I am a native NY’er. A piece of me longs to be from the south. But I grew up in Queens, NY and lived there most of my life. I visit there often but I have officially made New Jersey my home. It’s not as bad as it sounds, trust me, but I will always remind people I am not from there, I just live there. ;)

I am an animal lover specifically dogs/cats including my black lab and two kitty cats. Go ahead and follow them on insta @kaydenthelab - they are way cooler than me!

I am a Post Production Supervisor for documentary and unscripted television in the Greater NYC area. I’ve been working in television (varying roles) for approximately 12 years. I absolutely love post production and I think it influences my photography.

I love sports and live events - I’m a die hard NY Giants, NY Mets and NY Rangers fan - you can say I am a glutton for punishment. I love seeing Broadway shows with my sister - it’s our birthday tradition to go to dinner and show - TOTALLY TOURISTY! I’m also into all types of music from Country to Hip Hop and everything in between.

I love traveling with my husband. Over the years, we’ve had enough success in our careers to allow us to take fun trips alone but to also take our family on trips like Ireland, New Orleans, and Las Vegas. But we really love to spoil our family whenwe go on our large family vacations to Walt Disney World, one of the most magical places on earth (don’t at me)

We’ve recently decided it was time to start our own company B N T Post (Bridge and Tunnel Post) which allows us to work for ourselves while in television and to pursue our other passions. And that’s how I’ve really been able to get this off the ground! It’s while we traveled that we started thinking about how we can grow our business using our photos and videos from all of our fun gadgets. Like all things I, and my business, are a work in progress so please check back often to see what I’ve got going on while we expand.

There are some really exciting things in our near future at B N T and I can’t wait to share them with you all through Diane Lynn Rhodes Photography and Videography.

Xo

DLR