Intentional and romantic storytelling that is both timeless & fashion-forward. An aesthetic that draws from my tastes in fashion and cinema while also staying true to your essence and all of the nuanced moments of your day. Each picture strives for beautifully balanced light with rich tones and colors. What you should expect to see are images that don't look or feel forced, capture the candid moments in their truest form, yet possess a timeless grandeur from a previous era.
I heavily rely on my sense of intuition and detail-oriented mind when working with my clients. My biggest priority is preserving the essence of your love and celebration by weaving together a series of images that remains loyal to your story while bringing a calm and collected energy to your space. My approach has a healthy balance of fly-on-the-wall and artistic interpretation, while I navigate through the moments of your wedding day.
My biggest advice is to remain present in each moment. Without a doubt, the celebration of your union will become a major production after months of planning with all of your dream vendors. Allow yourself the experience of being fully immersed alongside your partner and make the most of every moment. Rest assured that I will be with you every step of the way guiding you through the documentation of your most memorable moments.. How you choose to relive those moments is dependent on how present you remain in them.
I have had the great fortune and honor of capturing weddings throughout the world including Barcelona, Cartagena, the Bahamas, and more, but none stand out more to me than the ones where my clients are fully invested in remaining true to themselves and being present in their celebrations alongside their partners and closest loved ones. Working through intention has been my key to success and in capturing imagery that clients can identify as truly their own.
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About your Photographer
Dennis Roy Coronel
Photographer | Storyteller | Creative Director
My journey as a wedding photographer has a very special start. Soon after graduating from Film School in 2012, I was serendipitously connected with a couple from 3,000 miles away in Connecticut who were a few days away from their wedding in desperate need of a videographer. I immediately filled that void but what transpired next would alter my career choice and the next 9 years of my life. As the day progressed, I began to find myself being sucked deeper and deeper into the raw emotions and energy surrounding me. By the time the Father of the Bride went up to give a speech, I was hit with a massive wave of emotions and found myself wiping tears away. That drive home became a brainstorming session of how I break into the world of Wedding Photography. I paid close attention to the level of proximity that the photographer had with the couple that day, and I immediately knew that is what I wanted for myself. I have captured a couple of hundred stories of love told through empathy, intention, and meticulous storytelling, all while putting my couples at ease and making them feel like their true selves while surprising them at how amazing they look in front of my camera.
The greatest gift
Without a doubt the greatest gift I have ever received is fatherhood. This is something I feel I was born to do. Quality time together is something that my daughter and I both feel very strongly about and we find comfort in the little things like cuddling up on the couch watching movies together or running around playing hide & seek. I've learned how to become the best version of myself through this journey.
It's incredible to look back and discover that my better half had been hiding in plain sight for years. Sara came into my life to show me that I too, deserve to be happy and am worthy of receiving the type of love I have always aspired to give. She reminds me that the love I receive is entirely dependent on the quality of love I am able to give to myself. I am eternally grateful for find a love as pure as this.
From the first time we spoke, you went above and beyond to help us prepare for our big day. We had the incredible honor of having you as our photographer for our (belated) engagement shoot and both Ben and I agree that it was such a delight being able to not only meet you but also shoot with you prior to our big day. Even though Ben and I had dated for 4+ years prior to getting engaged, we had never done any sort of photoshoot together and it was an invaluable experience being able to do a sort of test run in advance of our big day. You instantly made us feel so at ease and really took the time to get to know us and created a personalized and tailored artistic vision that was spot on in terms of conveying our relationship/portraying us as a couple.
I was both surprised and impressed that Dennis took the initiative to not only speak with us over the phone prior to our engagement shoot but also by his immense attention to detail and the lengths to which he took an interest into some of our aesthetic likes, ideal clothing and hair/MU styles, classic vs. high fashion photography, etc. it was somewhat of an interview—both us getting to know Dennis and Dennis getting to know us—and it really helped assuage any anxiety we might’ve had leading up to the big day. Dennis works with your personality and goes above and beyond the normal scope of a photographer’s duties—he works with you to style the shoot and choose a location that is reflective of his subject matter.
Dennis also works at an amazing pace and is able to get every shot in a short amount of time without feeling rushed or pressured. We were amazed at what we shot and his work truly speaks for itself.
01. Eli & Ben
"Dennis is a saint! Seriously, he is one of the best wedding photographers out there! I've been a bridesmaids in eight weddings so one might say I've had my fair share of experience with photographers.
Dennis is meticulous, and as a meticulous bride, I appreciate this. He has an air of confidence that puts you at ease in front of his camera. Dennis' attention to detail is out of this world. He truly is a master of his craft. He delivers such clear and detailed direction, your photos have no choice but to turn out bomb! All of our pictures were so beautiful! it was impossible to choose favorites! We were even featured in "Insiders: Best Wedding Photos of 2020" which is amazing because I am so awkward but Dennis made me look like a beautiful Swan.
He basically coordinated our wedding day. He kept my rambunctious family on schedule (a task akin to herding cats). I felt a general sense of ease on our wedding day because I knew we were in good hands with Dennis. That feeling is truly priceless.
Our wedding occurred in the midst of the COVID pandemic and Dennis was helpful and supportive while we toiled over whether to proceed with our originally scheduled wedding date. We decided to host two micro ceremonies instead of our original 150 guest wedding and Dennis devoted so much time and energy to both of our events! Dennis delivered great wedding photos, and best of all we gained a friend in him! "
02. Essence & Charles
"As a Wedding Photographer myself, I hired Dennis to be a second photographer for a wedding I shot last year. After seeing the quality of his work, I knew I needed to hire him for my own wedding... so much so that he was the first person we confirmed availability with when choosing our wedding date! We couldn't be happier with our engagement and wedding photos. He truly goes the extra mile for his clients and his work-ethic is extraordinary. He's easy to get in contact with, incredibly professional, and amazingly talented behind the camera. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to anyone looking for classic, timeless, and beautiful photography."
03. Carsten & Chris
"We can't say enough great things about Dennis. My husband and I were planning a wedding from 3,000 miles away, extremely stressful--not any easy task!! Of all the vendors we spoke with and used, he was by far the most accommodating, flexible, and professional and put my mind at ease. Not only was the quality of his work amazing, but he was such a good communicator and had the best follow through. Dennis is so passionate about what he does, I felt like our wedding was just as important to him as it was to us!! We met a couple from OC on our honeymoon who had just gotten engaged; they ended up contacting Dennis for their wedding based on our reco and LOVED him. Highly recommended with utmost enthusiasm!!
04. Lisa & Eric
"Dennis is a wonderful, professional, and an awesome guy! I met him through my bestfriend and we became close as well! Dennis was great throughout the whole process of our wedding. He did our engagement shoots. We went to three locations since some didn't go as planned. Dennis didn't complain at all. He was actually the one who came up with the idea to do another shoot. You can tell that he really cares about his work and that shows passion. This is what we loved about him. He didn't just point and shoot, he was extra careful on how he placed us and took his time with each shot. His work was so great that it was featured multiple times in big name wedding websites, especially The Knot. We definitely and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer."