Sonoma, CA & Worldwide Wedding Photography
CALIFORNIA WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALIST CAPTURES UNIQUE STORIES
Dennis Viera is half of the internationally recognized, award-winning wedding photojournalism team of Viera Photographics and the primary photographer for Our Little Wedding. Based in Sonoma County, Dennis and his wife Jaime travel worldwide documenting weddings. Their business was born in 2006 on the remote South Island of New Zealand, precisely the same time they found out they were expecting their first child, Alex. (We work best under pressure) For Dennis, the photographic journey began in his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island the summer before graduating from high school, when he was awarded a lost camera from a part-time job he'd been working. From there, the passion for documenting life continued to evolve. Rapidly. Dennis began working for his college newspaper while attending the University of San Diego, learned the basics from the photo editor, and soon became his assistant while also managing the ads department and keeping the paper funded. He learned the basics of photojournalism and also how to set up more structured editorial and fashion shoots while processing film and scanning prints. Upon graduation, Dennis chose to forego an easy route to financial security and instead got a job at a small but incredible San Diego camera shop and darkroom. A little over a year passed when he was plucked from behind the counter and hired to run a commercial photography studio while also handling the events side of the business; all the while, continuing to learn by experimentations with all different combinations of cameras, lenses, and formats. This was at a time when digital was revolutionizing commercial photography studios and over his four-year period as manager, he led the transition from an all-film to an all-digital studio. Photography is not and has never been a job for Dennis, it's a deeply rooted part of him. Dennis loves photographing people, life, landscapes, architecture...so, weddings provide him the opportunity to weave together everything he's ever learned or experienced to tell each client's story in a unique way. When Dennis isn't shooting for a client or himself, he can be found hanging out with his son Alex and his wife Jaime, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, buying records, listening to music, baking bread, making wine, traveling Europe and trying to be the best husband/dad/son/human being possible.
Prix 29 pour la photographie de mariage documentaire
4 Diamond Awards pour les portraits de fiançailles
2 TOP Titres de photographe de mariage
The WPJA proudly recognizes Dennis Viera as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.
Lettres client 4
The following letters are from the clients of Dennis Viera.
Marié: 8 ans depuis
Whitney et Terry
Utiliser vous les gars a été l'une des meilleures décisions que nous ayons prises pour notre mariage. Dès notre première conversation, nous avons pu dire que vous étiez des gens sympathiques et décontractés qui aiment simplement prendre de superbes photos et rendre vos clients heureux. Vous avez pris le temps de nous connaître et de connaître notre relation afin de pouvoir nous donner exactement ce que nous voulions. Le jour de notre mariage, vous étiez flexible, amusant et extrêmement facile à travailler; pas que nous ayons jamais eu de doutes, mais les images sont sorties ABSOLUMENT PARFAITES. Nous avons été ravis de toutes les photos ... et heureux d'avoir deux nouveaux amis. Nous vous aimons et vous recommandons sans réserve !!!
Marié: 12 ans depuis
Julianna and Josh
Just a note of thanks for being willing & able to capture my sister's wedding last month. From the moment you guys pulled up in the Smog Shoppe parking lot we knew that we had "found" some really cool winners to capture the day. Our entire family fell in love with all of you! (As witnessed by all the shots of Jaime and Dennis that my Mom had on her camera at the end of the night! =) ) Don't worry Dennis - she never got a shot of you without your camera in front of your face =). We are all looking forward to celebrating again with you on Dennis' birthday this year! Haha. My sister and Josh had, as they said, the "perfect day" and you all were very much a part of making that happen. So thank you! Thank you for being the 'dream photographers' that my sister has always wanted. Thank you for humoring our Mom, for standing in the middle of traffic to get that perfect group shot, for just being so darned awesome =) You guys rock - Aimee (Sister of the Bride & Maid of Honor),
Marié: 13 ans depuis
Sara & Peter
you guys are amazing! thank you for blessing our wedding day with your talent and loving energy! you truly are incredible and we feel like the lucky ones for having you there! peace and lots of love to you both!!
Marié: 14 ans depuis
Anna & David
Hi guys - we are in LOVE with these! We could not possibly have asked for anything more...you were so amazing to work with and our photographs were by far, the part of our wedding we were most looking forward to cherishing. We always expected amazing pictures; but this is so much more! You captured everything we were feeling that day and you did so with such beauty, aesthetic and style! Thank you again for helping us remember our special day with such creativity and artistry! XOXO
Wedding Elopement Galeries d'images multiples (1)
Dennis Viera chronicles small weddings and elopements from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other wedding day. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, and telling the real story behind the elopement day. Below are wedding elopement story awards for Dennis Viera.