Della Bella Photography
Working with Della Bella Photography was amazing; he was professional, flexible and captured exactly what we were both looking for in our wedding photos. Todd and Meredith were easy to work with and we are both pleased with the results. Everyone loved our photos, the results will be part of our family memories and that was essential for both of us as well. They were both very attentive, responsive and creative which is essential to get the best shots and mostly when it was so cold as well. At first, I was so worried but he made it possible and it is a reality that we both love our wedding photos. We highly recommend Della Bella Photography, he is easy to work with and definitely a professional! His photos are not only amazing but flawless! We are so thrilled with the results and we think he is one of the best photographer’s in Connecticut! My husband and I married December 22nd and it was an enjoyable experience!
Caleb and Jessica's Vaichus Wedding
December 22, 2012
One of the best photographer, that I have ever meet. Todd took all great picture of my wedding, the quality of the picture was exceptional and I happy with his service. If you are planing a wedding and as every bride wants perfect pictures Della Bella is the perfect photograph to go with.
Todd and Meredith captured beautiful photographs and really went out of their way to make sure the little details were attended to. They were very perceptive of the little "extras" (like eyes open, strands of hair, etc) that could challenge a picture. They were great with the kids and they had the bridal party laughing. It was an amazing combination of skill, personality and you get more than you bargain for!
I really enjoyed working with Todd from Della Bella Photography. The prices are amazing with thoses who are on a budget. The quality of photos are excellent and he is very professional and responsible. I will reccomend Della Bella Photography in a heart beat.
Della Bella Photography, and Todd specifically, was the best! We got married in April 2010 (on one of the most beautiful days you can ask for), and Todd & Team really stepped it up and took some quality photo's.
We're finally (7 months after) getting back to him with what pictures we want in our photo album, and even after all this time, he PROMPTLY responded and was instantly helpful.
We would recommend Della Bella Photography for ANY occasion; The next time we need a photographer, we'll be giving him an immediate call.
Thank you Della Bella Photography, and thank you Todd!
Kristin & Rick Mercier
It was a super pleasure working with Todd, he brought so much grace and ease to our wedding. He seemed to know just what to do in each situation and that made it easy for people to be pictured at their best. And we all love the pictures he took. We are certainly recommending Todd to our friends. He does a great job
Richard and Barbara Tauber
Extremely reliable and professional. Worked well with the guests and delivered on some amazing pictures
Della Bella did a great job for us. We have captured many great memories, and are extremely pleased with our Wedding album, which has a unique and creative flair. We would highly reccomend Della Bella.
Tegan Gonzalez - married January 2009
Todd was great to work with. He was friendly, flexible and even included an extra picture of me and my mother on my wedding day, which was truly a kind thing to do, as she had passed away shortly after my wedding. odd I would recommend Della Bella Photography to anyone who wants their pictures to be perfect!
We had a very nice experience with this photographer. He was engaged and accommodating and took some beautiful shots throughout the entire day (candids, before, during and after).
He also did some very nice post-production work on the images and put together a great album for us.
The one thing about my wedding day that my husband and i still are unhappy about (almost 5 years later) was the photographer. Della Bella Photography had been suggested by our reception hall, so we met with Todd. One of the things that my husband was insistent upon was that our formal shots be taken with a medium format print camera, instead of being shot digitally. When Todd told us that he only used digital, we thanked him, and got ready to leave. He quickly told us that if we were insistent on that, then he would go along with our wishes. We thought that would be the end of that. Fast forward to our wedding day, we were sitting at the reception hall waiting for everyone to get there, Todd walks in and informed us (with a smile on his face, as if to get us to laugh along) that his medium format camera was broken, so he would just shoot our formals in digital (haha). My husband was *infuriated* and the only thing that kept our wedding day from being ruined was Todd quickly backpedaling and offering to shoot in slide film, but obviously only to placate my husband, because he then made a face when my husband took him up on it. halfway through our reception, when he should have been shooting, he walked up to my husband again, and again with the goofy smile told him that he had fixed his medium format, as if he expected us to give up even more time to have more formals taken. all in all, we would never recommend Della Bella Photography to anyone.
Vendor response to review
Well in the past 20 years of shooting photographs no one has ever written a review like this, there are some people in the world that no matter what you do they will never be satisfied, and that is the case with Tara.All I can do about this is ask people to judge my work and please visit dellabellaphotography.com.
I was ahead of the curve with digital photography being from San Francisco, I ask you does any photographer shoot a wedding with a Hasselblad these days??? Its almost laughable this review is a personal attack by Tara.
Todd Della Bella was our destination wedding photographer and was excellent!!! I can't say enough good things about his work other than it was rather expensive. I guess that the best is always more costly. But then St. John, in the US Virgin Islands was not our budget choice either. We really had a great time and Della Bella Photography was an instrumental part of our gorgeous wedding.
A passion for excellence in photography and customer satisfaction, with an eye for detail,guarantees photographs you will treasure for a lifetime.
Della Bella Photography has been in business since 1995, which started in San Francisco shooting editorial, photojournalism, and wedding photography. In 1999, Todd moved the business to Connecticut, to use this broad range of photographic experience and concentrate on offering this unique approach to his wedding clients. We emphasize a photojournalistic approach by shooting candid pictures capturing those spontaneous moments of your day. Our approach to formals is traditional, so you get the best of both worlds. This fresh approach to wedding photography allows us to capture all the emotions of your day with thorough and exquisite coverage.Each wedding is photographed by Della Bella himself.
All photos are in color but can be changed to black & white. 15mb jpeg files. Digital.
What kind of input can we have on the direction of the shots? Can we give you a shot list to work from?
Remember I am there for you. You can have as much input as you like. A shot list would be fine.
Can we meet any assistants who will also be our taking pictures?
If there is an assistant coming with me, you are more than welcome to meet him or her.
How many years have you worked as a wedding photographer?
How many pictures on average do you take at a wedding?
When will my prints and wedding album be available?
6-8 weeks after the wedding your prints and albums will be ready
Are you part of any professional organizations?
Yes I am. The APA --Advertising Photographers of America
What do you charge for overtime?
I do not charge for overtime. Do not worry; that is not an issue.
Can others take photos while you are taking photos?
What do you usually wear to a wedding?
Black pants with a black dress shirt and black tie