About Us

A Brief History

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My first camera and first published image sit on a studio shelf. Photo taken with an iPhone.

My father finally allowed me to play with his prized Yashica Mat Twin Lens Reflex camera when I got old enough and I was hooked. Soon after, I started taking pictures for my high school’s newspaper and yearbook and was a founding member of the camera club. My first real photographic job was as a summer intern at The Hartford Courant, and they subsequently hired me as a staffer while going to college at the same time.

I’ve pursued photography passionately ever since with a career that has spanned from a photojournalist in exciting times of historical events and personalities, to traveling the world as a corporate photographer for a Fortune 500 company. I met Joanne at that company and we set a course to run our own show, which we have enjoyed doing ever since.

The clients are always varied and the work never stagnant, and I love the diversity and challenges. I’m always evolving and totally enjoy the changes I’ve seen in my photographic career. Being a computer and gadget geek at heart, I’ve also designed and built my web sites and am also a FAA certified commercial Drone Pilot, just in case that shot or video needs a higher vantage point.

Our studio is attached to a 220 year old historical house in the East Hartford / Glastonbury line and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places, which we share with our two lovely Wirehaired Pointing Griffons – Luca and Josie.

-Al & Joanne Ferreira


Sampled Clients List

Corporate and Industrial

  • ABA-PGT Inc.
  • Aetna Inc.
  • AssaAbloy
  • Atlas Copco Industrial Compressors
  • Barden Bearing Corporation
  • Bristol Meyers Squibb
  • Cabela’s
  • CIGNA Corporation
  • Classic Hotels of Connecticut
  • Colt’s Manufacturing LLC
  • Connecticut Medical Insurance Company
  • CVS Corporation
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • Distinctive Directories
  • The Farmers Cow
  • Fragola Performance Parts
  • Fuel Cell Energy
  • Fuss & O’Neill
  • GE Silicones
  • GEM Manufacturing Company Inc.
  • Gemma Power Systems
  • The Hartford
  • Hampden Savings Bank
  • Hob Industries Inc.
  • Hobson & Motzer, Inc.
  • Infiltrator Systems, Inc.
  • Interprint International
  • Joseph Gartner GmbH
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies
  • Kloter Farms
  • Marubeni Citizen Cincom
  • Northeast Utilities
  • Yankee Gas
  • Western Mass Electrical Company
  • Open Solutions, Inc.
  • Reed Business Information
  • The Stanley Works
  • Sysco
  • TOMRA, NA
  • Unger Global
  • United Illuminating Company
  • USA Scientific, Inc.
  • Vibrant Health
  • Volvo Aero
  • WFSB, Channel 3

Academic

  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • The Cushing Academy
  • Fairfield University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fordham University
  • Fox Institute of Business
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • Loomis-Chaffee School
  • Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
  • Mitchell College
  • Miss Porter’s School
  • Post University
  • Quinnipiac College
  • The Salisbury School
  • St. Josephs College
  • Trinity College
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • University of Connecticut
  • Wheaton College

Health Care & Non-Profits

  • Access Health CT
  • Connecticut Innovations, Inc.
  • Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
  • Donaghue Medical Research Foundation
  • Hartford Hospital
  • The Hospital for Special Care
  • The Institute for Justice
  • Jefferson Radiology
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • New Milford Hospital
  • The Salvation Army
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Windham Hospital
  • University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT



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