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.
Being Sonoma wedding photographers is special, as it’s where we call home. Before moving here, we would fall a bit deeper in love with each visit to photograph another beautiful Sonoma county wedding. In 2013, we decided to make the big move and relocate further north. Sonoma wine country weddings bring people together to celebrate life and love in one of the most beautiful regions of the world. Living here, we are constantly inspired by all that Sonoma county has to offer and are always enthusiastic to share our knoweldge with new friends. 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 all in abundance and yes...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.
Sonoma-Napa wine country is truly a 4-season resort area with so much more to offer than just vineyards and tasting rooms and each season offers it’s own unique charm. With endless locations to explore, wonderful service, friendly locals, and world class food and wine, it’s no surprise that we host around 4,500 weddings here annually. We feel very lucky to be Sonoma and Napa’s best photojournalistic wedding photographers.
Napa, Sonoma's 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 renowned luxury wedding destination and continues to refine the experience for its visitors today. Napa Valley has a little bit of everything and caters to a wide range of visitors; from the expanding downtown waterfront alongside the Napa river with its convenient access and ample amenities to mineral baths, legendary food and wine, gold-rush-era history, and the irresistible charm of Calistoga in the northern part of the county. If you're looking for a Napa Wedding Photographer, we offer years of experience gained from living in the region. If a destination wine country wedding is what you're planning, we might even be able to make some suggestions to help you finalize some long-distance and oftentimes nerve-wracking decisions such as wedding florists or wedding caterers that we've grown to love working with over the years.
As San Francisco wedding photographers, 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 local Bay Area bride or a groom planning your San Francisco destination wedding, the city’s colorful characters and iconic neighborhoods provide a visually compelling context for your day. 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. Our knowledge of what is possible location-wise and logistics-wise amidst the maze of foggy hills ensure you get the most out of your wedding day photography...just make sure your wedding shoes are comfortable!
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!
We particularly love San Francisco churches for your wedding day. From the Roman-Corinthian architecture of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral to the oldest church in the city, Mission Dolores. The Mission is actually the oldest intact building in the City of San Francisco and the Mission Cemetery is the only cemetery that remains within the City limits.
While our home in wine country 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 planner can alleviate much of the stress involved. As a wedding destination 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, Viti Levu, Fiji, Rincón, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Aruba, Clearwater, Florida, Newport, Rhode Island, Colorado, Mexico, Jedediah Smith Redwoods Park, Vermont, New York, Tennessee, France, Lake Como, Italy, Portugal, and Greece.
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.
Los Angeles is one of the great cities and home to some of our favorite client-turned-friends. As we don’t live as close as we once did, we love it so much more when a Los Angeles wedding brings us to town. The diversity afforded to a Los Angeles wedding photographer is particularly great for wedding photojournalists as Los Angeles is a multi-layered tapestry of such interesting personalities and classic style. There’s much more to Los Angeles than meets the eye and after years of photographing celebrity weddings, Persian weddings, urban weddings, hotel weddings, Malibu weddings, mansion weddings, and private estate weddings there, we owe a debt of gratitude to the city of Angeles for providing us with the inspiration for creating some of our most inspiring wedding photography.
When asked, people typically have a black and white opinion of Los Angeles, they either love it or hate it...well we LOVE Los Angeles. True, LA can be a little overwhelming at first (not nearly as crazy as New Delhi, but that's another story) but the more time you spend there, the more it grows on you and reveals its complex character (and characters). We’ve been fortunate to photograph the full-spectrum of venues in Los Angeles from private homes in Malibu and Hollywood to historic hotels and mansions to simple beach weddings and everything in between. Including some of the greater metropolitan areas just outside Los Angeles, we've photographed weddings in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Zuma, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, Agora Hills, Century City, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach, Santa Susana, Highland Park, Echo Park, Glendale, and Silver Lake.
Downtown Los Angeles offers every option imaginable for your wedding day, and the city itself has a lot to offer visiting guests as well. From the ubiquitous film crews shooting upcoming feature films on closed-off city blocks or film school students shooting shorts in a corner of the neighborhood noodle bar, the visual arts are deeply woven into life in Los Angeles and it does make a person feel inspired to create. Our visual storytelling with raw emotion approach is well suited to Los Angeles wedding photography.