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

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!

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!!!!

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!

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…

Felicia and Duggan

When we were choosing our wedding photographers I remember focusing a lot on the body of work as represented on the many websites we perused during our search. In hindsight, we really lucked out. We chose the Vieras because of the beautiful photography on their website, we loved how they managed to capture so many impromptu moments. But I think the secret behind their amazing work might be that by the time they show up for your big day, Jamie and Dennis already feel like friends. They made us feel so comfortable, take deep breaths and laugh through the nerves. Your wedding photographers will share the intimate moments of your wedding day with you, and with the Vieras you will find that you’re able to be yourselves.

They are easy to work with, incredibly hard working and so dedicated to capturing the heart and soul of each giant life event they are asked to photograph. I am so grateful that our wedding photos are not just a collection of portraits of my husband and I looking pretty. Our wedding photos are vibrant and full of life, they truly take us back in time to our amazing celebration. They capture the “big” moments that you anticipate and the all the sweet, hilarious and unplanned moments in between that really tell the story.

The next time we saw  Jamie and Dennis there was no party, no fancy dress and no sleep! Just two exhausted new parents who had foolishly scheduled a photo session with our two week old baby girl. Our little bundle of joy hollered and wailed for almost the entire session. And like a couple of old friends, they took it all in stride treating our new family with humor and compassion! We are so grateful for their patience and for the photos of our tiny, red faced, screaming infant. Those days are already gone!

These two are truly special!

Panthea and Ben

The Viera’s are amazing photographers. You can absolutely trust them to capture every important moment of your wedding, candid and posed. Once your wedding is over, the photos (and your spouse) are all you’re left with. The photos the Vieras took will last a lifetime!

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.

Kate and Raffi

There are simply no words to express our gratitude for everything Viera Photographics did for us on our wedding day, extending far beyond the precious memories they helped preserve so flawlessly through their photography.  Jaime and Dennis helped keep us calm, relaxed, and in the moment.  We couldn’t have asked for a better support team, and feel lucky to call them friends.  Nearly three years after our wedding, our album and photographs are still a conversation topic amongst our friends and family.  Jaime and Dennis’ ability to candidly and beautifully capture the emotions and happiness throughout our special day are a gift that we will cherish always.  We look forward to having them as part of all our future milestones and celebrating many more memories to come.

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!

Kim and Mike
Sayeh and Avesta
Julia and Paul
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
Felicia and Duggan
Panthea and Ben
Katrin and Gordon
Kate and Raffi
Jack and Paul

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