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

Emilie and Donivan

Planning a wedding can be stressful. But if you choose partners like Jaime and Dennis…it helps take a bit of the overwhelming out of it. From the first time I spoke with Erin, through the booking process and the final delivery of the photos — the process was simple. Their website is super easy –booking, payment, package options can all be done online and they literally answer all your questions within hours. When you are juggling lots of details and vendors, this is a huge deal.

And then there is the other really huge deal – the actual photos. Jaime and Dennis made us feel so comfortable that day. Well, to be honest… I was really relaxed and it took a quick stop at a vineyard and a glass of champs to relax my soon-to-be husband (a brilliant idea by the Viera team). We felt joyful, happy, at ease…and just simply, ourselves.  Our ceremony, crammed in a friends living room, surrounded by our favorite people in the world, is my absolute favorite hour of my life…and when I look at our photos I feel what I felt in that moment. The laughs, the tears, the love and all the raw, unfiltered, un-staged, never-want-to-forget, emotion of the day. What more could you want?

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!

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.

Julia and Paul

Last summer my husband and I eloped. Two weeks beforehand we were lucky enough to find Erin to do our photographs. She was easy to communicate with about the style we were looking for, gave clear info on the different things she could provide, and was amazing to work with on such limited time. All this and she was incredibly genuine and very fun to work with!

My husband and I met at the train station and she was willing to go with us to take some photos there before our ceremony at the beach. From the moment we arrived, Erin was all over it! She had already scoped out lighting and locations and we went straight into action. When we arrived at the beach she gave her input but never intruded and made sure every moment felt intimate and special. We could tell she was giving us her everything and honoring our event.

My husband’s family lives in Australia and mine in NC so it was important that they felt like they could see the day and feel like they were there. Success! Our friends and family said, “Those photos were breathtaking! Those are the best wedding photos I’ve ever seen. How did you find that photographer? Would she be willing to travel? We felt like we were there. There was something special about those photos. Nothing looked posed in them. You looked so happy and amazing.” I’ll be honest, I felt amazing when I looked at our photos. I was so proud to share them.

Because of Erin our elopement was perfectly preserved in a way we will always be able to cherish.

Thank you Erin!

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.

Kim and Mike

We could not feel luckier to have worked with Viera Photographics. Jaime, Dennis and the Viera crew are responsive, fun and incredibly kind, and we felt like old friends the moment we met. They captured the story and emotion of our wedding day with a truly artistic eye, and delivered photos so brilliant in clarity and rich in color we are beside ourselves with joy. The quality of their work surpasses any other we’ve seen, and we cannot recommend them more highly!

Anne-Marie and Jay

We had a lot of positive feedback on our wedding, but especially on our wedding photos. Everyone loves them, especially me. Viera Photographics was the first vendor we chose (after our location -Fort Adams in Newport) and they were 100% the right decision.

The photos… Beautiful, nicely composed, flattering, well lit/exposed, glamorous, whimsical…. basically everything you would want. These are the photos I want shown at my funeral. Too much? How about at my 75th wedding anniversary?

The service: Good coverage of the events and guests. They were willing to work with our requests for certain types of photos without any problems. We wanted digital and film, they did digital and film for us.

The experience… Dennis, Jaime, and Erin were professional and friendly to work with throughout the entire process. When my entire wedding party and guest list got stuck in traffic, I had no idea the ceremony was running late because I was having so much fun playing with the photographers. Best wedding ever.

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

Maren and Chris

The Vieras made our wedding day so special! They immediately fit right in like our new best friends from the minute that they arrived on site and kept us laughing all evening long.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many compliments we’ve received on our wedding photos- they managed to capture many a moment that have since made it in to tons of Christmas cards, mantles, and photo albums!

They kept us at ease and managed to get a great blend of staged wedding party photos (for the parents) and candid moments like our best friends getting down on the dance floor.  I don’t consider myself terribly photogenic, but they made my husband and I look like royalty!  Being a designer, they even went out of their way to photograph the invitations that I created after the wedding was over.  They got all of the little details as well as the big moments, and we couldn’t be happier! We just wish we got more time with them, as they are they type of new friends you can’t wait to see again!

Emilie and Donivan
Robyn and Scott
Yolanda and Brant
Julia and Paul
Erica and Greg
Kim and Mike
Anne-Marie and Jay
Aimee and Blaine
Maren and Chris

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