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! These 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 of a magazine! Best part is, that they really really care, so they will make sure they get the shot. You guys rock!!!!
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.
Chelsey and Charles
They are so great!!! Hire Viera Photographics immediately! Seriously, they’ll get booked up, and you’ll regret it. Looking back on our wedding, choosing them was one of the best decisions we made. We’ve easily had 30 people tell us that their photos are the best wedding pictures they’ve ever seen. Not only did they provide wonderful energy and kindness for what can be a stressful day, but they went with the flow magnificently. So many things are happening at once, and they clearly cared about capturing every special moment, as they crouched, hid, and dove in with their multiple cameras strapped to their bodies. And all the while, they accomplished this without drawing attention. It made me feel SO calm knowing that they were so thorough, on top of it, and clearly artistic and creative in the images that they were taking. They have an eye for what’s special, what’s emotional, and what will really matter as you look back on your big day. Hire them!!!
Sharon and Jeff
Viera Photographics are incredible people and even better photographers. As our wedding day has come and gone and the magic dust has started to settle, we’ll always cherish having Jaime and Dennis by our sides through it all. They’re truly remarkable storytellers who earned our trust and confidence from the start. Never did we look back and see missed opportunities or wished we did things differently. Not many can say that, and for that, we’re forever grateful.
We first met Dennis and Jaime in January 2014 to discuss the possibility of them shooting our upcoming October 2014 wedding. At their suggestion, we met over beers at a pub up in Marin county (Nor Cal) and spent the better part of two hours sharing life stories and chatting about anything and everything. Honestly, we could have hung out all night. After leaving that initial meeting, we decided before we left that pub’s parking lot that we’d do anything to have them shoot our big day.
Stars aligned and we lucked into booking both Dennis AND Jaime together! They can often book out individually well in advance, so we were thrilled to have the dynamic duo intact for our wedding date. As the date approached, Dennis and Jaime were great about staying in touch to prompt us well in advance with all the upcoming to do’s.
About half way to the wedding date, we did a practice shoot with the them somewhere between Bodega and Tamales Bay. I can’t give any more specifics. No for real…they led us from their farm to an amazing Lord of the Rings sort of location via small, winding country roads! No idea where we ended up. It was worth the effort because we got some amazing and unique shots that are standouts among the usual engagement photo variety. More importantly, the engagement session practice shoot was a direct extension of our experience during our first meeting at that pub months earlier. Casual, relaxed, fun, and genuine. Four adjectives that perfectly describe the husband and wife team.
Fast forward to the big day. Dennis met the groom and groomsmen at the hotel and Jaime met up with the bride and bridesmaids at the bridal suite. Both were fantastic about being everywhere (getting random shots of the getting ready process) without ever getting in the way. They are like photo ninjas! Calm and professional demeanors were a great help to set the tone that day. Little reminders like “stop and take everything in” or “why don’t you two go take a second by yourselves and relax” were great to keep us from getting swept up in the chaos. The photo ninja theme continued throughout the ceremony and reception. At the end of the evening, everyone was sad to see them leave. They had become a part of our family.
Looking back on all of the photos that they took that day, it’s EXTREMELY hard to choose which are our favorites. It’s safer to say they are ALL our favorites. And that’s no exaggeration. The effortless skill they displayed is truly astonishing when you experience the breathtaking images that result. When your photos do your memories justice, you know you have extraordinary photographers. Dennis and Jaime are masters of their craft. Period.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.