Andre and Veronica de Saint Phalle are a husband and wife team of photographers who specialize in Vermont wedding and portrait photography. Each of us was individually selected on the basis of our work for membership in the prestigious Wedding Photo Journalist Association.
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We bring our artist’s sensibilities and photojournalistic perspectives to our work as Vermont wedding photographers. We use selective focus and the illuminating power of natural light to compose images which will express far more than words ever could, images you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives! We look forward to creating art from the special moments of your life!
TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS = MAXIMUM COVERAGE
Veronica works with the bride as she gets ready, documenting the energy and excitement, the friendship and the love she has for her family and friends. Meanwhile Andre hangs with the guys, capturing their brotherhood and camaraderie, as the moment approaches.
During the ceremony, we are able to cover not only the bride and groom, but also the many wonderful reactions of those in attendance, giving you a wider view of this intense and meaningful event.
Our favorite part of the day is taking 10 or 15 minutes immediately after the ceremony to photograph the newly married couple, alone, together, at the peak of their emotions. These are often the most amazing images of all. Any requested group photos are taken and then it’s straight to the party!
During the reception, we work to capture images of those in attendance, in a candid and natural manner. We also document all requested traditional images, such as the 1st dance, the parents’ dances, the cake-cutting, the bouquet toss and the garter toss, etc.
By the end of the day we have recorded hundreds of perfect moments. These images are color-corrected and placed in your online gallery within 30 days. We also will post our Artists’ Vision Album on this site within 60 days! We like to work on our projects while they are still vivid in our imaginations! Once we receive your approval, we will deliver your album(s) within 21 days.
DIGITAL CAPTURE = MAXIMUM CREATIVITY
We shoot digital for many reasons: higher resolution than film; wider dynamic range than slides; longer lifespan than paper prints; and the power to process our images to our own high standards.
We invest several additional hours in our digital darkroom for every hour we spend shooting your event, and it shows in the quality of the images we deliver: noise-free, tack sharp, color corrected, gorgeous photographs that will capture your most precious moments forever. With digital we begin in color, but have the freedom to convert any image to black & white, sepia or even richly saturated duotones. We can also use digital to design creative layouts, employing details as backgrounds for stunning combinations of images across two-page spreads in coffee-table style albums.
Veronica grew up in Montgomery, Vermont. She is a master of the lost art of tatting, which she has taught in workshops and loves to share with anyone who has an interest. She has also studied jewelry-making and metalsmithing with Leila Bandar of the Vermont Studio Center. A course of study in black and white photography and darkroom technique with John Miller at Johnson State College, awakened Veronique’s discerning eye and she brings that gift to her current work.
Andre was born in NYC. He attended the Whitby Montessori School in Greenwich, CT where Paul Czaja (author of “Writing With Light”) taught André the basics of creative visualization. After attending Phillips Exeter and the University of Pennsylvania, André worked in the editorial department of Universal Studios on Animal House, the network conversion of American Graffiti, among many others. Andre went on to start a video magazine on windsurfing, and later shot and edited local news and sports for an NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, TX. For Andre, the ‘90s was the decade of total immersion in the Macintosh computer. He art directed, shot photos and wrote for 2 nationally distributed snowboarding magazines, designed websites for the Stratton and Stowe Mountain Resorts, and produced several action sports videos.
Wedding and portrait photography are the driving passion in Veronica and Andre’s lives, and they regard this focus as the culmination of a lifetime of experience, one they would love to share with you.
WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT
We are storytellers. We do this full-time. We invest just as much energy and creativity into the images we capture, after the wedding has ended, polishing and enhancing them in our digital darkroom. We take great pride in crafting a creative storyboard of your wedding day and designing it into a fabulous, one-of-a-kind book, something which we call our Artists’ Vision Album. Because our albums are designed digitally, we are able to offer identical clones in 4x4 and 6x6 sizes at an attractive price. These are great as parent albums and brag books.
Because 95% of our clients are from out of state, and their Vermont wedding is actually a destination wedding for them, we are usually commissioned via email, after our clients have reviewed our work online and decided that we are a good fit for their needs. We will email you a contract, and once we receive it back, signed along with your 50% non-refundable retainer check, you are good to go! The balance is due 60 days prior to your wedding day. All of our Artists’ Vision Collections include an Engagement Portrait Session in Stowe, VT. We consider this to be the cornerstone of a great working relationship with our couples. It gives all of us a chance to work together in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, prior to the big day.