Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Our Featured Portrait and The Beach


Eight years ago, I created images of Mary and Dave's wedding. Recently I had the privilege of creating their son Blake's first studio session.
This is why I create images. To receive their thank you note means the world to me. Watching as my wedding couples start families and sharing in the joy of their new additions.  It's truly a gift. Thank you Mary and Dave, for allowing me to create these very special images for you.

"Thank you Joe for capturing Blake's contagious smile! We love all the pictures from his session!! Can't believe we've been with you for 8 years now!!"        Mary & Dave Duprey

Family Portraits at Hammonasset Beach

May 16th

We chose May 16th because the beach won't be crowded with visitors at that time. This means you'll have great portraits in a wonderful setting without the crowds and onlookers!

From your immediate family to the extended family, you're all welcome. We will only be able to accept 8 sessions for this event.

We even have an early bird special
for you! Reserve your family beach session by April 30th and save 50% on your session fee!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Having Fun At Dakille Studio

Sometimes Kids Just Have to be Kids!

Yikes! What the heck is going on here. Looks like total chaos to me. But really it isn't. This image was created at the end of the session of these three lovely ladies. Mackenzie, Mia and their new baby sister Morgan. Their parents Michele and Ken loved it. Sometimes you just have to let kids be kids.

I truly love what I do. For some, photographing little ones might be a challenge and sometimes it is. I find creating portraits for my clients with infants and small children to be exciting and fun. And when I see how happy the images make them, everything is worth it. Thank you so much Michele and Ken for allowing me to be your family's portrait artist.

Enjoy a few more images from their session.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays From Dakille Studio

A special Holiday video, to say thank you to all of my clients and friends for another great year at Dakille Studio. Check it out, you may see someone you know. Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season, and thank you for a wonderful year.

Somewhere in the chaos of all the hustle and bustle that undoubtedly surrounds the holidays, be sure to take a few minutes to simply relax and breathe. Take the time to reflect on the true meaning of the holidays.  
From Dakille Studio, to all of our closest friends and family. Have a safe and happy holiday season! May all your wishes, hopes, dreams and prayers come true. 
Warmest regards,

Friday, November 28, 2014

All In The Family

I love becoming my clients' family photographer.  From photographing a couples wedding and then continuing with their children - it's a wonderful feeling.

In this case, I did the photography for these beautiful children's parents more than ten years ago. To receive a review like Sheila's below, means so much to me. Wishing everyone a safe (and tasty) Thanksgiving. 

"It has been just over ten years since we first used Joe to photograph our wedding! The pictures came out great and we have since used Joe to photograph our four kids over the past few years. We have enjoyed our beautiful portraits and holiday cards and wouldn't go anywhere else for our professional photographs. My husband, who generally hates having his photo taken by anyone, has said that Joe is the only photographer that he would ever use, which is saying a LOT!! And, I love my latest app to view my pictures over and over on my phone. Thank you so much for the great pictures over the years, and we look forward to many, many more to come!!"              Sheila Hall

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Let's Kick Off Summer!

Kid's Summer Kick Off Event!

Saturday June 21st and Sunday June 22nd

Many clients have asked me when are we going to have another children's event. Well you asked and I listened. These sessions are truly a blast. Not only for the kids, but also for me. I've also had requests for a two day event, so I've added a Sunday also. 

We’re headed outdoors to the park for these children’s portraits. Bring their bikes, toys, balls, hula hoops and pets for lots of summer fun. Two days only, June 21 and 22!

Your $30 session fee includes a premier presentation at the studio and a Facebook image file.

Call today to reserve your session!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Special Honor For Dakille Studio Clients!

I recently had the honor of creating Portraits for two very special clients and friends, Marci Hansen Moskal and Tammy Hansen Valk. They are being inducted into the New Britain Sports Hall of Fame on April 24th. You can read all about their induction by clicking on the link. Congratulations ladies!

Marci Hansen Moskal

Tammy Hansen Valk

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Hybrid Portrait Session

Very excited to show everyone a great product offering I introduced late last year at Dakille Studio. The Hybrid photo session! Hybrid Photography is the skillful blend of stills, video, silence and sound for an amazing final product. 

Your final product can be a DVD or a link that you can share, download or embed on your smartphone, tablet or computer. So it's with you anytime you'd like to view it.

Hybrid photography is here now. Perfect for your next family or children's portrait session. Give me a call if you'd like more info.

Check out more Hybrid sessions on our website:

Thanks so much to my fantastic model Madison and her mom Leslie.