Carrie Draghi Photography
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!
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!
Jeff & McKenzie
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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Thank you Sara!!!! :)
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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!
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!
Carrie was great! She was so much fun to work with and our wedding pictures were BEAUTIFUL!! I would recommend her to anyone!!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Carrie Draghi is both an accomplished and highly creative photographer. I worked in the nonprofit arts world for 13 years and booked Carrie for many events. She's a pro by any standard.
Carrie is a talented photographer. A real professional and very sociable. She did a great job on one of my brides. Thank you Carrie.
Carrie is wonderful, beautiful work!
Carrie is an amazingly talented photographer that I highly recommend to all my Brides! From your very first meeting Carrie and her team will make you feel a home and the photos she takes are out of this world!
Without a doubt it's always a pleasure to work with Carrie Draghi. Her smile and bubbly personality is a welcome sight at ATMOSPHERE PRODUCTIONS events because I know that Carrie has already put our client in a great mood for a fun event. A true professional who takes care and patience with everything she does and is reflected in the quality of work that she performs. I have no problems endorsing and recommending Carrie Draghi Photography.
Carrie is wonderful. She is photographed weddings at the Pavilion on Crystal Lake and the Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, Connecticut. She is professional, friendly and has a wonderful eye. I love working with her and am always happy to see that one of our brides has hired her. Ask to see samples of her work at our properties!
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.
Do my couples miss their receptions because we STILL taking photos?
How long have I been photographing weddings?
I shot my first wedding in 1996 and by 2005 I was shooting almost every weekend as a freelance photographer. I opened my own studio in 2005.
Do you have back up equipment?
I am neurotic about back up.... from back up equipment to backing up very precious wedding day images.
Will you travel?
You betcha! But I have two small children so I am selective with regards to travel. Some of my favorite destinations have been shooting a wedding in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and along the banks of the Mississippi in Minnesota - yes, Minnesota!
Do you have one or two photographers?
How many do you need? We offer additional shooters as a la carte options in our pricing. I will also add that all of my second shooters are skilled professionals with extensive training.
If you hire me, or if you hire someone else, be sure that you consider your wedding photographer impacts how you experience your wedding day. We are very involved with you, your friends and your family. It is VERY important that you "click" with your photographer. After all, you spend the entire day with us!!!