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Carrie Draghi Photography

South Glastonbury , CT
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864 Main Street
South Glastonbury, CT US 06073 (map)

PHONE

860-633-4054

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ABOUT US

Carrie creates timeless and lyrical photographs with an unobtrusive style and warm presence. Her special gift is being able to make you feel comfortable - EVEN in front of a camera! ... Read more
Carrie creates timeless and lyrical photographs with an unobtrusive style and warm presence. Her special gift is being able to make you feel comfortable - EVEN in front of a camera!

The studio offers customized wedding packages containing an unlimited number of photojournalistic color and black and white images. Each couple receives a personal website for their wedding pictures and numerous proofing options. As well, couples can choose from multiple album styles ranging from the classic to the contemporary with each custom-designed album being as unique and beautiful as the couples themselves. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Absolutely! I have 300 weddings under my belt as of December 2010. There is not a lighting scenario that I haven't faced.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Myself and some very talented 2nd photographers.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Unless I am on my death bed! (I think this is the best answer that I can give!!!)
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never more than one event a day and not more than two weddings a weekend. We also limit the number of wedding we do annually.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have resources from which to find a replacement of the similar professional capabilities.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two primary cameras, two back ups. About 10 lenses for varying and creative imagery. Off camera lighting, on camera lighting (thought I love to not use a flash at all!), laptop for image backup.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day between May and December. Hourly options available in the off season.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
175.00
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I get hungry, too! :)
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, outside of CT or western MA.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4-6 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
digital and printed
How long can the client keep the proofs?
forever and ever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
until the wedding album is completed.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
after the wedding album is completed - to be sure there are physical, properly printed and archival photos to pass down for generations!
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
coffee table and matted - we have a very contemporary line of album options.
When will the client get the final album?
Printing takes 6 weeks from album design approval.

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Amy
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Carrie was wonderful to work with. She fit right in with our family.
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Gloria
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Carrie provided beautiful photos of our wedding. Her artistic eye incorporated natural elements of the seashore into our photos which made them unique. Carrie took the time to learn about and photograph sentimental items. Viewing these photos after the wedding was a pleasant surprise! Carrie kept us on schedule for the first look photos prior to the wedding. She and her staff were unobtrusive yet able to get all of the shots we requested and more. Our guests commented on her professionalism and discrete shooting. I look forward to working with Carrie again for our puppy photo shoot and to finalize our album. Carrie has a pleasant, fun and supportive personality. She took time to get to know us as a couple which made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo session.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Carrie was great - everyone in our bridal party commented on how energetic and creative she was. Very calming - made the experience relaxing and non-stressful. Hard to get a hold of sometimes prior to wedding date - assistant did not get back to me right away, almost every time. Regardless it all worked out and am very excited to see how the photos came out
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Mary
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good about Carrie and her second shooters (to be referred to here as Trouble 1 and Trouble 2 :-))!!!!!! They were amazing. Our photos came out absolutely perfect, she was present and constantly busy and did everything we asked. Most importantly, the time we spent with her taking photos were the only moments that Kyle and I were able to share intimately alone on that day. Everyone told us how we'd be busy and rushing and to take a moment to breath BUT that's easier said than done. Carrie gave us those moments and those are the ones that we really remember and cherish. I recommend her to anyone that wants a photographer that is going to take amazing photos (definitely check out her work!) while making sure that you laugh (not "portrait smiles but REAL, show your teeth, laugh out loud laughing) and will give you the moments together that you won't forget.
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Carrie Draghi Photography responded with the following comments:

Mary, your words made my day! Thank you.
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Jamie
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Carrie is amazing! She is so down to earth and great to talk to, after talking to her on the phone and meeting her…I felt like I’ve known her for years. Her work is spectacular. She was great during our wedding. She met us at the hotel and had an assistant to help her so that made it easy to get photos of not only us girls, but the guys getting ready too! She got great shots at the beautiful hotel and then we met her at the venue. We did a first look and then pictures of us; family and the bridal party. We are live in AZ but are from CT so we wanted as much time with family and friends as possible. Carrie helped get all the shots we wanted before and FAST at the cocktail hour so it freed us up to socialize. She went above and beyond and did an amazing job! I was blown away by the photos; there were so many things she captured that were so special to me. One think I’ve never seen done before at a wedding is full group family shots with all family members on each side of the bride and groom. The last time we had a family photo done on either side of my family, I was probably 5! So ALL my family members are thrilled to have this up to date group family shot! I will always treasure our photos and HIGHLY recommend her!

Jamie
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Jeff
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Carrie Draghi really did a great job with our wedding. She was more than just our photographer she really assembled our entire team of vendors with her recommendations; all of which McKenzie and I are so grateful for! Carrie has a perfect blend of professionalism as well as just making you feel like you have been friends for years. I as a groom can assure you that pictures are not my idea of a good time but the idea of having a stranger taking your pictures was even more of a concern. Carrie put all of those fears of mine aside and made us comfortable. We were so thrilled to get our engagement photos and guest book and cannot wait to get our wedding photos because we know they are going to be great!

Carrie thanks you so much for all the help at our wedding!

Much appreciated,

Jeff & McKenzie
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Raeann
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The photos Carrie and her team take are breathtaking. She photographed our rehearsal dinner along with our wedding and did an amazing job. We couldn't be happier with using her for our wedding!
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catherine
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Carrie Draghi made our Boston wedding memorable, comfortable and completely captured every aspect of the day perfectly. Her professionalism coupled with her down to earth and friendly demeanor makes her the perfect wedding photographer. Carrie meticulously yet unobtrusively makes sure that you get all the shots that you want. From day one, you feel like Carrie is family and you are comforted knowing that she will be there for you on the wedding day. Her photographs are wonderful, classy, modern and sophisticated. She is a class act and I easily recommend her to all future b&gs!
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tas324
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Carrie was fantastic. All of the pictures look beautiful and you didn't even realize she was there taking the shot. The only thing was that compared to other photographers it was more expensive, but I decided to splurge for the quality.
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Sara
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Carrie and her team are amazing! Very professional and AMAZING pics. Her artistic vision is very creative. Her photos are gorgeous! She also sent me and my girls breakfast the day of the wedding! How thoughtful! I will NEVER use another photographer ever again.
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Carrie Draghi Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Sara!!!! :)
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Laura
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Carrie did a FABULOUS job photographing our wedding -we were fortunate enough to have a Full Moon on 3/19/2011 ("Supermoon") at our wedding, and Carrie came prepared with night lighting to get some unbelievable outdoor photos!! She is fun to work with and is a great source of referrals to other vendors, and ideas to make your wedding memorable.... I highly recommend her!
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Karen
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give Carrie and her team more stars. When I went to meet with Carrie for a consultation, I ended up chatting with her for almost two hours. She is insanely easy to get along with and her work speaks for itself! We had a blast shooting our engagement session and she also did a boudoir session for me as a surprise for my groom! On the day of my wedding, it seemed like every time I thought "this would be a great picture", I turned around and there was Carrie. She didn't miss a beat the entire night! I look forward to working with her again when we have children!
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Alison
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Carrie is a PHENOMENAL photographer! She was so laid back, cool, quick, imaginative, and creative and we absolutely LOVE our photographs. The candid shots Carrie got of our family and friends are so amazing! Many people commented on how she got all these wonderful shots, yet they didn't even notice that a camera was around. Carrie knows how to maneuver in any situation to make sure she gets the best angle and picture. We truly are so happy we had Carrie as our wedding photographer and we look forward to working with her in the future!!
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cherry.eclipse
Wedding:
7/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We LOVED working with Carrie! Her style is so unique. In addition, she is a very fun, laid-back person and very easy to work with. We got both our engagement and wedding pictures done by her. She really takes the time to get to know you as a person and then really get that personality to come out in the pictures.
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Liza2422
Wedding:
6/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Carrie was an amazing photographer. It was so helpful to have someone who was able to be organized enough to make sure she got the traditional shots, but flexible enough to get everything else that I had wanted. She is also SO creative, we have some amazing shots of my dress prior to the ceremony and some GREAT shots of my husband and I in the rain during the reception (who said that rain was a bad thing?). I would love to use Carrie again next time I want photos!
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Carrie was great! She was so much fun to work with and our wedding pictures were BEAUTIFUL!! I would recommend her to anyone!!!!
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Helen
Wedding:
4/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Carrie exceeded our expectations!! She relaxed us and had us laughing throughout the day. Her personality and energy is contagious and will calm any nervous bride. On top of that, upon seeing our photos, we were so blown away we didn't even have the words! They are so beautiful, they look like they are out of a bridal magazine. We are beyond satisfied! We would recommend Carrie to anyone!! Her photos took our breath away and her service was wonderful.
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LeRoy33
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Carrie Draghi photographed my wedding in June of 2009 and my Trash-the-Dress photo shoot in August of 2009. I couldn't have better things to say about our experience. Carrie has a natural gift; her talent and ability to capture the moment and tell a story with your special day is exceptional! She kept me relaxed and at ease from the moment she arrived until the moment she left. It was like we had known her and been friends for years. Carrie was truly one of the best parts of my wedding experience. Since my wedding, three of my friends have booked Carrie to photograph their weddings in 2010. I am looking forward to having Carrie capture more milestones in our future!
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mpk225
Wedding:
6/14/2009
5.0/5.0
wonderful photographer, has great patience and love for children in the wedding party. she loves what she does and literally gets on the ground to get the perfect shot. Carrie really was more like a coordinator for us that day. She even explained to us how to cut the wedding cake and what to do with the utensils ( not that it's hard, but you want to look good doing it!). After she told us that she was going to go home, she ended up staying for a few more hours.
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Jess
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
Carrie Draghi photography provides professional and friendly service with exemplory results. Carrie is very easy to deal with and makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed on your wedding day. Her services do not end with weddings we have used her also for maternity pictures, birth announcements, and holiday cards.
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Meaganbeth823
Wedding:
7/9/2010
4.9/5.0
Carrie photographed my wedding on July 9th, which also happened to be her anniversary. But she quickly agreed to be part of our special day and from the start making us very comfortable with all of our choices. She also has photographed many of my friends weddings at this point, and they all loved everything about their photos. We could not have been happier she directed the day with everything we wanted, she took as many pictures as we asked and captured the day with everything we wanted. She easily adapted to ideas we had and added her own artistic flair. Carrie, Molly and Sheri also did a sign in book for Steve and I which was comprised of our favorite engagement photos, quotes and song lyrics; it was an incredible book which my guests loved and it added our own personal detail to the day. She is also doing my trash the dress this upcoming August which my husband and I are excited for.
When it came time for us to choose a photographer since we could not have both a videographer and a photographer we wanted someone that was going to go the extra step and make us feel as ease. Carrie and Colleen did exactly that, they made us laugh, they helped us well mainly my husband who was really nervous relax and let us have fun!!! We cannot wait to spend more time with Carrie in a few weeks as well as build our album with her and her amazing staff!
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Abbey
Wedding:
9/7/2012
4.8/5.0
Carrie was such a delight to work with. Besides her amazing work she's got such an easy going and bubbly personality that really got people warming up to the camera. The day of the wedding she sent over a treat for us to enjoy while getting ready and helped with things beyond what she should have been doing to ensure that everything was perfect. The only thing I regret was not getting some pictures that I would have liked to besides the "have to have" pictures however whatever we wanted she would do but would also advise us on if certain pictures were worth taking verses missing out on the precious time you have to spend with guests.
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