Adriana and Ro
The first thing out of my brand new wife’s mouth the morning after our wedding?
“I miss the Vieras.”
We love Jaime and Dennis with all of our hearts. Let me tell you why.
They are incredibly talented. And not just for color and composition. They have a superhuman ability to capture emotions and moments that you didn’t know existed. Oh, and they’re tireless – Dennis will literally run off a cliff to frame the perfect shot. I know. I saw it.
But that’s not the important part. They’re also AMAZING human beings. They got us through our wedding day. Single-handedly. Whisked us away when we were overwhelmed. Ran the chaos of the group photos. Laughed and cried with us at our most intimate moments. Celebrated with the most enthusiastic of our guests.
When you look for a wedding photographer, you hope that you’ll come away with a few amazing images. You’ve seen the website. The Vieras will give you that – the work speaks for itself. But what you don’t see is how wonderful these people are, how much they will care about you, and how just knowing them will enhance your life and your biggest day.
So don’t just hire them. Hang out with them. Get to know them. Have a cocktail, a meal. Share your story. Because you spend more time with your photographers than anyone else at your wedding. You might as well freaking love them.
Especially when they’re as talented as Jaime and Dennis Viera.
Robyn and Scott
Wow! Thank you so much for being so talented and capturing the day exactly as we hoped it would look. You guys were amazing! We felt like you were our personal cheerleaders / motivators / supporting us the whole time. Thanks again and much love always!
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.
Anna and David
Hiring Jaime and Dennis Viera was one of the best possible choices we made for our wedding day. I feel horribly awkward in front of a camera (especially when I’m being photographed alone), and I was so fearful that any photos of me would look posed and uncomfortable. Instead, what we got were images that captured the genuine happiness and beauty that we experienced on that special day. I truly believe that the Vieras take amazing photographs because of their special relationship. Instead of some guy and his assistant, we had a couple that emanated all of the qualities we hoped for in our marriage: humor, respect, and lots of love. Who better to capture your wedding day than a couple that understands love, family, emotion, and how to capture it so precisely and artistically that looking at your photographs will instantly bring you back to those moments. We only had one problem with our photos – there were just too many amazing images. It took us days to decide what to frame. These aren’t your typical wedding photographs, they’re beautiful images that people stop to admire when they walk by our mantle. If you hire Viera Photographics, I can say with confidence that on your special day you may have other things to worry about, but your wedding photographs won’t be one of them.
Aimee and Blaine
Dear Erin, Jaime, & Dennis,
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 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!
Erica and Greg
On our wedding day we were so lucky to say we had our friends there to capture each and every special moment of the day. That’s who Dennis and Jaime became for us… honest, caring and really talented friends. They work so seamlessly with one another and truly made our wedding day one that I will always be able to remember. I absolutely cherish their exquisite work. If I’m having a rough day or just need a pick me up I can always count on thumbing through my wedding album and instantly I’m taken back to that moment in time. I don’t know how they do it but they were able to catch the small moments, the ones that count the most and captured in the most beautiful way. I will forever be grateful for what they were able to give me and my husband. Thank you guys for all the passion and love you put into your work, the results show that you both are true artists and masters of what you do.
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!!!!
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.