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My granddaughter (second from left in this photo) is graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in May (2011). She and her roommates were going to my granddaughter’s home in Ben Salem, Pa. for a couple days and she called me at the last minute to ask if they could stop by for dinner “and a photo shoot if I had time.” It was a last minute request but of course I said OK. I ran to the grocery store to get stuff for a good dinner. When I got home, I got another call from my granddaughter. “I forgot to tell you all my roommates are vegetarians.” Back to the grocery store. I got all my photo stuff out (which is a production) and I got another call from my granddaugther. The girls weren’t sure they wanted to do a photo shoot, they were sort of getting cold feet. Long story short, when they saw all the lights, etc., plus stuff from my “costume closet” they REALLY got into it for a three hour shoot. They did “regular photos” (this is one), individual photos and goofy photos. They eventually went on their merry way, while I collapsed in a heap.


college, roommates, friends, group, pitt university


  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterabout 4 years ago

    Wow!!! What a great group photo Diane!!! Fantastic work!

  • Thanks!

    – Diane Peresie

  • BigD
    BigDabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic work and beautiful young ladies

  • Thank you!

    – Diane Peresie

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 4 years ago

    wonderful image !

  • Thanks!

    – Diane Peresie

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

    It was worth all the effort – it’s a beautiful image!

  • Thanks! I love your art work!

    – Diane Peresie

  • punkypie99
    punkypie99about 4 years ago

    I love the high key. Can’t wait to get my granddaughter in your studio.

  • Think JULY!!!

    – Diane Peresie

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyabout 4 years ago

    Great job Diane!! Tony

  • Thanks!

    – Diane Peresie

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – Diane Peresie

  • Lori2704
    Lori2704about 4 years ago

    Wow Diane! Awesome shot. Love the “true” white background.

  • Thanks! Actually my stage left back light was down a little too low but the girls like the photo. Naturally I get picky!

    – Diane Peresie

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesabout 4 years ago

    Nicely done, a beautiful group of young ladies.

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    Oh, sweetie, this is so beautiful!!!!!!! Oh, I envy you your studio!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!! Beautifully done … and I loved reading your story … I adore the backstories to the images that looks so flawless and as if everything were done in such a calm and planned out manner!!!!!! You’re something, kiddo!!!!!

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