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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 Dennis and Jaime 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.  Dennis and Jaime 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, Dennis and Jaime.  We couldn’t have imagined handing the task over to anyone else.

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. Jaime and Dennis 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.

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!

Sayeh and Avesta

STOP SEARCHING! You have found the BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS EVER! If you want top quality pictures, that are not only amazing, but super artistic and BEAUTIFUL, LOOK NO FURTHER! Jaime and Dennis are honestly the COOLEST people you will ever meet, and they are RIDICULOUSLY talented too! My fiance and I are SO happy we found them! They did our engagement party, and engagement photos, and of course, they will be doing the wedding. People are just amazed when they see the pics! Straight out a magazine! Best part is, that they really really care, so they will make sure they get the shot. You guys rock!!!!

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. They 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…

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 two are the only people we would us to photograph our family. Thank you!!!!

Katrin and Gordon

We hired Viera Photographics for our August 2012 wedding weekend in Napa. Given that we live on the east coast we actually never had the pleasure of meeting Jamie nor Denis until our rehearsal dinner and what a pleasure it was. They captured our entire weekend with a skill and expertise that is unparallelled. What really amazed me and my husband was that here are these amazing professionals… and they couldn’t be more down to earth. Neither of us are particularly comfortable in front of the camera, and Jamie and Denis immediately put us at ease. We got on like old friends and that’s where I think Viera Photographics set themselves above the rest. We all made each other laugh, and that is where our favorite wedding photos come from. Anyone can get the shots of the ceremony or a first dance but it takes a true professional to get the candid almost secret moments of a wedding that make it the most special day. Our favorite photos aren’t the ones that are posed or of the whole party but the moments that they captured while we didn’t know they were taking pictures. They were the consummate professionals while being the perfect observers as well as friends on such an important day.

Stephanie and Eric

You want the story of your wedding day told through the lens of Viera Photographics.  Dennis and Jaime 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.

Nadinne Cruz (mother of bride)

Thank you for your artistry in capturing the drama of our daughter and new son-in-law on their special day. What a gift you have in both the art of photography and of story-telling. Your “eye” tells me of your deep humanity beyond sentimentality. The joyfulness in the images moved me, because they intimated the harder moments that shape our capacity to experience a “full heart.” Even if I were not the mother of the bride, I would be impressed with your work!

Jami and Mike
Ingrid and Andy
Jack and Paul
Sayeh and Avesta
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
Michelle and Jonathan
Katrin and Gordon
Stephanie and Eric
Nadinne Cruz (mother of bride)

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