About Us, THE ARTISTS…
One Part Family
One Part Photographic Artist
One Part Business Owner
Four Parts (well, maybe five parts) Coffee
…and one highly caffeinated visual story teller!
One Part Family
One Part Master Photographer (it is a REAL title in the professional photography world)
Six Parts Jedi Knight
…and one super amazing human being!
About Carrie Draghi Photography, LLC, THE STUDIO…
After years working as a freelance photographer, I (Carrie) decided to venture out to establish my own identity as an artist. In 2005, I established Carrie Draghi Photography, LLC. Shortly thereafter, I outgrew my home-based studio and relocated to our current retail storefront. And, in 2013, the exceptionally-talented Dan Roggi (formerly the lead photographer and owner of Stephen Charles Photography) joined me as a photographic partner.
The studio is located on Main Street (Rt 17) – right in the heart of the historic (and oh-sooooo-New England-quaint) “Nayaug Village” of South Glastonbury, CT. We are a full-service photography studio. This means we offer a broad range of professional photography services and products and are able to offer professional studio lighting to our clients year-round. We photograph: Weddings, Engagements, Bat and Bar Mitzvahs, Maternity & Newborns, Children & Families, High School Seniors, Corporate Headshots, Acting & Modeling Headshots, Pets, Boudoir, Corporate Events, and Commercial & Editorial assignments both in the studio and on-location.
It is a necessary evil for an artist (at least one who is in business), to share their props and accolades in order to market their services. To that point, Dan and I have done our share of photo assignments with and for some notable brands such as: L’Oreal, W Magazine, Nissan, Interior Design Magazine, Hudson Mod Magazine, KPMG, The Food Network, FoodBag, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Conning Corporation, and Janie and Jack, etc. We have photographed everything from cigars to cars – but what REALLY moves us as artists is capturing the energy and emotions of real people in real (non-commercial) moments of their lives.
We take being professional photographers seriously. From: the photography gear that we have invested in; the degrees we hold; the associations we are aligned with; the continuing education that we pursue; and the vendors with whom we partner for our archival/heirloom albums, prints and canvas wraps; we are not mere hobbyists with a good camera and a good eye. We are proud to run a professional, insured and registered business.
Now, that was far too “official” sounding to reflect who we are as individuals. Dan and I have a ton of fun doing what we do! Please check out YOUR EXPERIENCE to get a feel for what it is like to work with us. The bottom line is – with the professional background that Dan and I have, and the structure of a professional LLC, our clients can be confident entrusting us to document their landmark, once-in-a-lifetime moments. And, they have fun with us in the process!
You should not hear these things from me alone (after all, who would say that they are not good at what they do?!?!) I would rather you hear these things from our clients. PLEASE check out the TESTIMONIALS on our site. We have pulled these wedding testimonials in from Wedding Wire so that they stay current for anyone considering hiring us. Our clients have written some amazing things about us (I promise I neither paid them nor threatened them!) :). We have also been blessed to receive numerous awards including The Knot Best of Weddings and the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice – both of which are awarded based upon client reviews and feedback.