About Jaime and Dennis

Dennis grew up in Newport, Rhode Island surfing in cold water and enjoying everything New England has to offer including sailing, clam bakes and four seasons in one day. Meanwhile, over 5000 miles away, Jaime was on the Big Island of Hawaii learning algebra and how to ride horses. Their paths crossed in the summer of 2000 in San Diego where they both moved to pursue their dreams, Dennis attending USD and DJing the underground club scene and Jaime living her best life dancing at them.

Years later the two realized their love for travel and they both moved to New Zealand to pursue Jaime’s dream of earning a Genetics degree while Dennis was living his best life DJing around New Zealand and expanding his knowledge of photography. Their love for each other grew deeper with each adventure they were on and through supporting each other’s dreams, and they decided to tie the knot in Chiang Mai Thailand in 2005.

In 2006, while pregnant with their son, Dennis convinced Jaime that, while using her Genetics degree would be great, working together would be even better. She agreed and Viera Photographics was born (Alex came along 6 months later).

They now live in Sonoma, CA and travel worldwide shooting weddings and having fun adventures.

Jaime and Dennis approach the wedding day different yet complementary, and throughout the years they’ve continued to rub off on each other; Dennis picking up more of Jaime’s subtle perceptiveness and Jaime picking up Dennis’ technical geekiness. They share a love of photojournalism and the diversity gained through their other photography work provides a compelling set of wedding images for their clients. They have shot over 400 weddings of every shape and size and continue to have passion for their work. While notoriety is not important to them, they are proud to have won many wedding photojournalism awards, been published in countless magazines and blogs, been hired for celebrity weddings, and have flown all over the world telling wedding stories. They approach each an every wedding uniquely and have an uncanny ability to make their clients relaxed and comfortable to allow them to capture a couple’s natural love for each other.

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