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Friday, September 17, 2010

Manhattan Beach Portraits | Meet a Dietz Mother

This is why we love working locally. We got a call this week from Susan Dietz, she of the Manhattan Beach institution Dietz Brothers, seeking a new headshot. Just hearing the "Dietz" name brought instant smiles to our face. The legendary Dietz Brothers music store on Sepulveda is where the younger Graham took mandolin lessons for several years during high school, where teacher Pat Dietz always greeted him with a big smile and wealth of knowledge. He was more than happy to share music and books with Sam as well, and compare notes on the great mandolin pickers, like Chris Thile and Ricky Skaggs.
Susan is married to John, one of the two Dietz Brothers, who runs the music store with Pat. John and Pat also have a band that performs often.
Susan, a singer, needed a new headshot for career purposes, and we were thrilled to help out, and in our own way, try and return some of the kindness shown by the Dietz gang to our family.
And we think she looks fabulous in the above photo.