Viera Photographics

Stylish Story Telling with Raw Emotion

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Get to know Viera Photographics

We are a full service photography company with over 30 years of collective experience.  We have photographed everything from weddings to family portraits, corporate headshots, musicians, newborns, chocolate waterfalls and toilet paper (all true stories).

We have climbed trees, hiked through snow, been attacked by killer red ants, hung out of the back of car (almost crashed said car), and been chased out of the water by sharks... all while taking pictures.

We photograph a lot of things... but we are best at telling stories.

Love Notes

Jami and Mike

One of the BEST decisions we made while planning our wedding was asking Viera Photographics to shoot our engagement and wedding photos.  They made the whole process so effortless from start to finish and…of course….the pictures!!!!  Well, the pictures speak for themselves.  The whole team exquisitely captured the love, excitement and raw emotion of a day that went by too quickly.

Four years later, we are still delighted by these gorgeous images that grace the halls of our home and sit atop our desks, vanities and shelves.  These images display our nearest and dearest family and friends, beloved faces who have since passed and beautifully candid stories that only a photograph can retell.

Thank you Vieras, we couldn’t have imagined handing the task over to anyone else.

Panthea and Ben

The Viera’s are amazing photographers. You can absolutely trust them to capture every important moment of your wedding, candid and posed. Once your wedding is over, the photos (and your spouse) are all you’re left with. The photos the Vieras took will last a lifetime!

Brie and Brian

Brian, Dennis, and Jaime: Thank you so much for the incredible photographs! Your work surpassed all of our expectations. We can’t tell you how much we appreciated your professionalism and adaptability the day of. You are just incredible; you did a perfect job of capture the best day of our lives on film.

Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller

We began with an awesome and intimate engagement photoshoot at our house with Dennis and Jaime. We had a great time and the photos were personal and just what we wanted. Our wedding, of course was no different. The whole team captured our entire wedding weekend beautifully– from the details to the emotions in our loved ones faces. We couldn’t be happier with how our wedding lives on in our gorgeous photos…

Aimee and Mike

Having been to (or in) a number of weddings where the bride and groom are held captive by their photographers as prisoners outside their own wedding reception posing for cheesy manufactured “moments” while the real moments with friends and family slip away inside, I vowed to my now-wife… “no posed photography…we are paying for this wedding, I’ll be [damned] if we miss it”.  And so began our search for a photographer that understood this sentiment, and that would realize that their job is not to create moments, but to observe and identify the authentic moments as they happen and to capture those subtle, delicate and fleeting instances of true emotion.

Enter Viera Photographics. After speaking with a number of photographers in our search, our conversation with Dennis instantly stuck out for two reasons: First, it is readily apparent that they have a genuine love for what they do (which is evident in that way they speak of their craft)…and second, because they completely understood their role in our wedding as being that of a documentarian (rather than as a coordinator).

Granted, conceptual conversations and pleasantries are one thing…but how did the results turn out? Sublime…and we certainly have the pictures to prove it. Every time my wife and I look at the photographs we get such a brilliant mix of emotions, because each shot captures a raw and unvarnished sliver of that amazing day…a wry smile…a hopeful gaze…a candid embrace…a detail unremembered.  These affecting visuals pull you into the frame and back to the very moment when shutter clicked.

They worked like ghosts throughout the wedding …appearing when needed to gather family for formal group shots or when summoned for a specifically requested shot…and disappearing into the ether to allow the day to unfold without interference or coercion. It seemed at times as if they weren’t there at all…until we later received the full set of photographs filled with exquisite shots of details, surroundings and feelings, and realized they were “everywhere” all along.

We were obviously not the only ones who were extremely impressed with the quality and aura of Viera’s photography. A number of nationally syndicated wedding websites (e.g. Style Me Pretty, Wedding Wire, June Bug) featured profiles of our wedding based on the work that the Viera team produced. Viera captured the details and aesthetic in such an intricate way that other couples planning their weddings now look to our photographs as inspiration for their own wedding plans (which, in all honesty, is pretty cool…).

If you are simply looking for someone to take pictures at your wedding and tell you where to stand and when to say “cheese”, then in all honesty Viera Photographics is probably not best suited for that role…however, if you are looking for someone to truly freeze time so that you may forever enjoy and re-live the ephemeral moments that would otherwise have been forgotten, then you need not look any further than Viera Photographics.

Stephanie and Eric

You want the story of your wedding day told through the lens of Viera Photographics.  These guys capture raw and tender moments and draw out the inner beauty and character of their subjects to tell a unique, lovely, and fun story, all in a natural, easy flow that’s makes you forget they are taking pictures. (Sneaky, lovable photo ninjas!). My husband and I couldn’t believe the volume of treasures they found through the camera.  Even though it’s been several years since our wedding, I still peruse their blog to experience the the new stories they reveal and smile.

Michelle and Jonathan

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being such a big part of our wedding – you have captured the day perfectly! Every tear, every laugh and every smile. We know these photos will always remind us of how we felt that day and that is the very best gift of all. You guys are truly an amazing talented team and the best part it – you are a blast to be around! WE will keep in touch  – as you are the only photographers we would want to photograph our family. Thank you!!!!

Shauna and Vinay

The Viera team are absolutely amazing human beings…and even better photographers. They actually made our wedding more fun and they captured so much joy in their photos. We had a 2 day wedding and they captured the unique essence of each day. The pictures are artistic and warm. If I could give higher than 5 stars I would.

Aimee and Blaine

Dear Viera Photographics family –

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 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 traffive to get that perfect group shot, for just bneing so darned awesome. :)

You guys rock

Jami and Mike
Panthea and Ben
Brie and Brian
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
Aimee and Mike
Stephanie and Eric
Michelle and Jonathan
Shauna and Vinay
Aimee and Blaine

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