Monday, May 7, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis of Indiana's 2012 Margarita Mingle

As part of DPA's new focus on serving and servicing Non-Profits, here's one of several slide shows and blog posts about organizations making a difference and Helping Helpers, Help Others.

Monday, April 9, 2012

DPA & Diehliciouspix... "Helping Helpers Help Others"

Greetings and thank you for visiting my blog. It's been quite a long time since I've haunted this section of Diehl Photographic Arts land! With Facebook's prominence in the world of general internet existence I've spent more time posting what I do there and leave this more robust area out of the normal circulation. So if you'd like to see what else I do besides what's on here and have a facebook account, check me out @ I tweet some and sometimes it's about my biz. It's occasionally funny and always observant:!/Diehliciouspix I'm going to restart my linkedin so I'll get that posted here as well! Social media matters, eh?

I've lately been searching my heart trying to decide where I need to be going with my business. I've been "full-time" as a sole-proprietor over the past couple years and started DPA, aka diehliciouspix in 2005 as a part-time moonlighting business.
People have always been my specialty and I've photographed thousands of people. Literally I've now focused 1% of Indianapolis! That's pretty cool if you think about it. One percent of a million's kind of a big diehl. :) But as I continue in my work and as I try to get "more" out of it and desire to give more of myself, my talents, passions and abilities in every aspect of my life I realized that I need to be more focused and have a niche.

Often it's been said in business that you can't be everything to everyone. I've tried this to some extent and I think perhaps that's why I've only photographed 1% of Indy instead of 5%, or even 10%! Those numbers aren't really a goal of mine. Initially it mattered to me, but what really matters to me isn't how many people I've photographed, but rather, I'm learning that what really matters is how I can help others with what I do, so I've decided to declare, if you will, that I am now Indianapolis' Non-Profit Photographer!

Funny thing about this is that no non-profits know this yet! LOL and when they do, what they'll do with it I have no idea, but I want to help helpers help others.
This doesn't mean I won't continue to do "event and lifestyle-people photography" but even with that, I already give 10% to my church of what I earn but I'll provide all my clients ways to choose who they want a portion of their business with me to support too! This is going to require a little more of me, but to much is given, much is expected and I'm stepping up to the call.

Novel? I don't think so, but the truth of it all is that I think I'll find myself, busier, happier, content, and connecting with people that have the same perspective in life. To Help.
So join with me as I now venture to "help helpers help others"
Thanks and God Bless!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Klain's Slideshow

I have been so busy after the holidays that I've been severely lacking upkeep on my website and blog. It seems though that my blog has lots of traffic and I'd like to give my viewers a chance to see new stuff, not old. So each day this week, I'll be uploading photos, and slideshows of work I've done since the holidays.

The first one is this family session I did with Linda Klain and her 3 awesome girls. I normally don't shoot on Holidays, but I didn't have a lot of obligations over Thanksgiving so I headed up to Carmel in the morning and had a great time photographing these ladies.

I do location photograph, as well as studio work now with use of an awesome location central to Indy. If you'd like to see more work, check out my fanpage on facebook@

Thanks Linda for allowing me to photograph your family and trusting me with these memories!

Who's this Brian guy?

My photo
I'm one of the few people from Wyoming in the midwest. Born and bred, by default I'm a cowboy, through life though I guess I've kept the wanderlust and taken it urban. Having lived in 11 states now, I feel safe to say that I've found home in Indy. I'd never have dreamed I'd live here but 5 years later, I have no complaints! I've been a "lifestyle" photographer for quite a while. Cutting my teeth in landscape photography and photojournalism out West I've developed a style that focuses on simplicity, beauty and life lived well.