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 became 14 years old and I was hooked. Soon, 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, as you can see from my portfolio. 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 which we share with our two lovely Wirehaired Pointing Griffons – Luca and Josie, and a crabby Yellow Nape Amazon parrot named Paulo – somebody’s idea of a wedding gift as a remembrance of having pet birds growing up in Brazil.

-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
  • Unger Global
  • United Illuminating Company
  • USA Scientific, Inc.
  • Vibrant Health
  • Volvo Aero
  • WFSB, Channel 3


  • 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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