Viera Photographics was started by Jaime and Dennis, a husband and wife team. Eight years ago, they added Erin to the family, and now they are a collection of three top wedding photographers who specialize in telling stories through their style of wedding photojournalism and candid documentary wedding photography. In business since 2005 they are considered to be one of the worlds best high-end destination wedding photographers. Their unique wedding photographic style emphasizes stylish storytelling with raw emotion. They bring impeccable and unmatched customer service on every level.
Jaime, Dennis and Erin and their team are available worldwide and travel often photographing weddings all over the world. Some of our top destinations are: Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Tahoe, Big Sur, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Portugal, Spain and Italy.
Hiring a sonoma wedding photographer can be stressful if you don't live in the area. But if you choose partners like the Vieras…it helps take a bit of the overwhelming out of it. From the first time we spoke, 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 wedding photography. They 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 in a Sonoma wedding photographer? - Emilie and Donivan
STOP SEARCHING! You have found the BEST WEDDING 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 our wedding photographers. 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!!!! - Sayeh and Avesta
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. They 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. Viera’s ability to candidly and beautifully capture the emotions and happiness throughout our wedding 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. - Kate and Raffi
Jaime Dennis and Erin were truly amazing. They were our Napa wedding photographers without being intrusive and all the while capturing very candid, authentic wedding photos. On top of it all, they are truly lovely personalities and a delight to work with from start to finish. I would highly recommend their wedding photography services. – Bethany and Brian
I chose Viera Photographics to document my wedding. They possess a raw, stylish, journalistic, storytelling style that is unmatched in the business. I work in front of the camera for a living, so I know an exceptional photo when I see one and practically every photo they took was exactly that…exceptional. My wedding photos are stunning, full of beautifully captured emotion, and as a result, I will be able to relive that day for the rest of my life thanks to their photographic talents. I cannot express how grateful I am to them for being a part my big day. For anyone hesitating with respect to the price? Take it from me, they are worth every penny. Capturing the best day of your life should be done by the best and Viera Photographics is simply the best at what they do. - Alana and Steven
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 photojournalism 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 wedding photographers in Los Angeles (actually, the world!) Our photographers for all our events in life! - Illana and Vishal
SONOMA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sonoma has a special place in our hearts as it’s where we call home. Before moving here, each time we would visit to photograph another beautiful Sonoma county wedding, we fell deeper in love. Trying to run a business as Sonoma wedding photographers can be difficult; it’s hard to stay focused when you are constantly inspired by all that Sonoma county has to offer. From the wild coastline of the Sea Ranch to remote Pinot Noir vineyards nestled in the coastal mountains, to the redwood forests to the Russian River valley; natural beauty and warm locals are in abundance here. Okay, and the wine is pretty great too. With over 600 tasting rooms stretching across the county for you to explore, there are options for everyone! Many vineyards and wineries offer a great offer a great all-in-one wedding ceremony and wedding reception option, this convenience can make the day a lot less stressful.
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NAPA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Napa, our neighbor just to the east, needs no introduction and began cultivating its reputation as a world class epicurean destination back in the 70’s. It is a well known luxury wedding destination and continues to refine the experience for its visitors today. Napa has a little bit of everything, from the expanding downtown waterfront alongside the Napa river with its convenient access and ample amenities to mineral baths, legendary food and wine, and the irresistible charm of Calistoga in the northern part of the county, Napa has something for everyone.
A favorite Napa wedding venue of ours is Meadowood Napa Valley, a luxurious wedding venue that offers unmatched service, world class food and wines, and beautiful grounds for gorgeous Napa wedding photography. For a classic Napa Valley wedding, the town of Yountville offers everything in one convenient town. The Vintage Inn and adjacent Villagio Inn and Spa offer wedding guest accommodation, a wedding ceremony site as well as a barrel room reception site and...you’re just a short walk from Thomas Keller’s mythical dining experience, the French Laundry.
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SAN FRANCISCO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
As a San Francisco wedding photographer, we never take for granted how fortunate we are to live by such a vibrant and unique city. We couldn’t have found a more perfect complement to our wedding photojournalism style than the city by the bay. Whether you’re a San Francisco Bay Area local or you’re having a San Francisco destination wedding, the city’s many personalities and endless photo location options will make for an incredible and memorable wedding day for you and your guests. While city traffic can be frustrating at best and maddening at its rush-hour worst, as long as you give yourself twice as much time as you think you might need to pre-empt any stress, you’ll get yourself to the church on time – to coin a phrase.
With deep history, unique architecture in all directions, its romantic fog and iconic bridges, great light, parks, endless food and entertainment options, and a ubiquitous open-mindedness, San Francisco is a great place to be a wedding photographer!
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NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
As Dennis grew up in Newport and Erin attended RISD in Providence, we have a distinct advantage with Rhode Island wedding photography in that we know tons of great, off-the-beaten-track locations for not just wedding photography but also for timeless fashion-inspired portraits. It’s called the ocean state for good reason, you’re never more than 45 minutes from the coast and this proximity brings refreshing breezes in the summer months. The historical significance of Rhode Island can not be overstated and it’s full of majestic, gilded-age architecture perfectly suited to elegant wedding ceremonies and luxurious wedding receptions.
For a seaside estate wedding, Oceancliff Newport offers incredible views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge. If candid wedding photojournalism set amidst gilded age romance sounds like your day, an Oceancliff Newport wedding would certainly not disappoint. Additionally, its central location means you could incorporate visiting some of the Newport Mansions into your wedding portraits.
Just up the coast from Newport, nestled along the banks of the Sakonnet river is the Glen Manor House. For a classic French chateau wedding in New England, the Glen Manor house is the perfect choice and would lend itself wonderfully to a lavish editorial photography inspired image collection. Being situated on the eastern shores of the river, you’ll be almost guaranteed shelter from the occasionally strong afternoon sea-breeze which will almost surely be at your backs.
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NEW YORK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
From the ocean shores of Long Island to the peaceful, historic Hudson Valley — with one glittering jewel of a city in between — New York state offers ready-made backdrops for all styles of destination weddings.These sweet spots can help create a variety of celebrations that will put your party in a New York state of mind. And with three major area airports, it’s also convenient for your guests.
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DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
PORTUGAL | PUERTO RICO | FLORIDA | MEXICO | SPAIN | ITALY | GREECE | FRANCE | Dominican Republic | Bahamas | Turks and Caicos | barbados
While our home in Sonoma county serves as a popular wedding destination for many couples, there’s a world (literally) of other options out there when creating your dream wedding day. While it may be more difficult to organize a wedding from afar, partnering up with a good wedding photographer can alleviate much of the stress involved. As a destination wedding photographer, any time we get the chance to work in a fun new place, we get very excited as we love to travel and we thrive when outside our comfort zone. From the landscapes to the cityscapes to the sights and sounds and smells and the way the light is always different when you travel somewhere new…we feed off of everything each new destination has to offer us and channel our inspiration into your collection of wedding images. Over the years, we have been fortunate to work in some pretty incredible locations around the world with our destination wedding clients, here are some of our favorites:
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
New Zealand (South and North Islands)
Viti Levu, Fiji
Rincón, Puerto Rico
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa - Tabernash, Colorado
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Jedediah Smith Redwoods Park
Los Cabos, Mexico
Banyan Tree Mayakoba - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Blackberry Farm - Walland, Tennessee
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