Ingrid and Andy
Andy and I had a winter mountain wedding with no guests. Thus, it was really important that we had lasting documentation for friends and family. The Vieras are great at finding beauty in many situations, and their creativity throughout the day was fun and inspiring to be around, not to mention without obligations, timelines and schedules, we really got to enjoy the photographic experience.
Shauna and Vinay
Dennis and Jaime are absolutely wonderful human beings and even better photographers! They made our wedding even more fun and the photos capture every moment of joy throughout our weekend. We had a two day wedding with two very distinct ceremonies and celebrations and they did an amazing job of capturing both and telling the story of each day. The pictures are artistic and warm. We had both ceremonies in Sonoma at Kunde Vineyard.
Ellen and Pete
I didn’t even have a groom but I had my wedding photographers! That’s how touching the work of Viera Photographics was to me. I’d run across their work through a friend of a friend and it stuck with me for years. So fast forward to amazing man and amazing proposal. My next thought was.. The Viera’s!! (well, almost). Their availability was one of the main factors in planning our small destination wedding in Barbados. Their talent and dedication to their work is evident from the start, not to mention fun people to share your special day with. My only complaint is that we live so far away they can’t photograph my family more.
Candace and Jason
I have been asked to write quite a few testimonials for various different vendors, but I never do it. When I was given the opportunity to “show the love” for Viera Photographics, I jumped at the chance to do something for them. They gave me a gift I’ll never be able to repay them for, so the least I could do is brag about how awesomely talented they are.
My husband and I were married in La Jolla in Septemeber of 2009. We had an intimate, 25-person, destination wedding. After looking at, what felt like, hundreds of wedding photographers, I stumbled upon a breathtaking photograph. I, immediately, fell in love. Finally, a wedding photo that didn’t look staged or fake! I felt something when I saw this picture. That’s what I wanted. I wanted to look at my wedding pictures and feel moments that I may have missed, since I was too busy living them.
Having a smaller wedding, it was extremely important that our photographers felt like part of our friends and family and they did just that. I never once noticed them taking pictures! My husband and I felt like they were guests at the wedding. I never felt that “someone is taking a picture of me right now” feeling that you can get some times. Since I never felt that, they were able to capture real, unedited, and raw moments.
Upon receiving our images, I was taken aback by some of the shots they got. The pictures were, beyond, beautiful. As I went through each image, I was reliving our wedding day. I could feel the love, laughter and tears through the images. That is a talent that very few possess.
The Viera family of photographers are all true artists; but, most importantly, great people. They were a pleasure to work with and exceeded every expectation we had. We are beyond grateful we found them.
Illana and Vishal
Viera Photographics is the perfect combination of art and style.They are beyond amazing! Dennis made us feel calm and comfortable and kept us laughing all day. It made the process feel natural and the images reflect that. They are everything we dreamed of what our wedding pictures would be. The right amount of spontaneous in every image, their photo-journalism style is timeless and perfect. We couldn’t have asked for more comforting photographers who put us at ease and brought the best out of us in every picture. They are the best photographers in the world. Our photographers for all our events in life!
Alanna and Stephen
I chose Viera Photographics to document my wedding. They possess a raw, stylish, journalistic, storytelling that is unmatched in the business. I work in front of the camera for a living, so I know an exceptional photo when I see one and practically every photo they took was exactly that…exceptional. My photos are stunning, full of beautifully captured emotion, and as a result, I will be able to relive that day for the rest of my life thanks to their photographic talents. I cannot express how grateful I am to them for being a part my big day. For anyone hesitating with respect to the price? Take it from me, they are worth every penny. Capturing the best day of your life should be done by the best and Viera Photographics is simply the best at what they do.
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
Jack and Paul
It was mid June 2008. California had just legalized gay marriage a few months earlier. It became a crazy whirlwind of planning for a wedding, knowing that we had just a small window to pull everything off before it could all possibly be taken away from us. One thing that we knew that we wanted, and could not skimp on, was an amazing photographer to help document the culmination of (our then) 13 years together. The moment we came upon Viera Photographics (they actually were still Dennis Viera Photography back then), we knew right then and there we wanted them to shoot our wedding. Looking through old emails, I came across the very first one we wrote to them.
We wrote, “As graphic designers, we must say that we absolutely love and appreciate your photography. Your compositions, lighting, and most importantly, the emotions you are able to capture through your lenses are truly inspiring. We must have gone through hundreds of portfolios online, but the two of you as team, are exactly what we have been looking for to help us capture a day that we and our friends and family have been waiting for. It’s nearly 2 in the morning and we can’t stop clicking away at your photos. That’s how much we love your work!” We weren’t able to book them for our wedding because of scheduling, but we were VERY fortunate enough to have them shoot our “enGAYgement” photos.
As a team, Dennis and Jaime worked amazing together. They listened to what kind of photos we were going for, and delivered way beyond our wildest dreams. This having been our first real photo shoot, we were a bit nervous. They made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. The framed photograph of our favorite shot that’s hung in our bedroom, and the amazing book they put together for us that has a permanent place on our coffee table, are constant reminders of how for one day, those 2 made us feel (and look) like supermodels. We got some amazing shots that day. But more importantly, since that day, we’ve come to consider them as great friends. And along with their adorable son Alex, they have become such amazing supporters and advocates for marriage equality (ask them about the shot of their son in the Donald Duck costume for marriage equality). It was a great pleasure and honor to have been shot by such talents, and anyone looking to have their special day photographed, would be so lucky to have them. We know we were, by having met them that summer 6 years ago.
We absolutely LOVE them, and would be the subjects or their lenses again in a heartbeat. Thank you Jaime and Dennis, for an amazing experience, and your undying love and support!
Victoria and Sam
We all can’t believe how quickly time flies in life. I sometimes fear that certain moments are going to pass uncaptured. My husband and I were blessed to have Viera Photographics be present for two really important moments in our lives; our wedding and during the newborn phase of our first child. Each time I look at the photos from those times, it is like I’m emotionally transported back to that moment of time. Not only are the photos incredibly artistic and creative, but they evoke such a strong sense of connection with those past experiences. I can take a deep breath knowing those times have been well documented and I can choose to re-live those moments anytime. We are so grateful!
Yolanda and Brant
My wife and I looked into many photographers in preparation of our wedding. At the top of the list was Viera Photographics. Their emphasis on artistry and candidness immediately attracted us to their style and we were not disappointed one bit. They used a variety of films and cameras and were with us every step of the way. We never needed to worry about them and they actually made the event more fun! Now we’ve got so many great pictures of us and our friends and family. Viera captured the event perfectly. If we had to do it all over again, we would not hesitate to call them.