We are a Boston based photography studio specializing in photo-journalistic fine art wedding photography. Capturing moments of pure honesty is one of the things that most inspires us. In a world of generic and, often, soulless photography we strive to be original. Founded in 2008 by Flavio DeBarros a classically trained photographer, we now consist of several artists causing our vision and love for great photography to flourish. We'd love to be a part of what makes your day special.
Featured in The Knot, Huffington Post Weddings, Rhode Island Monthly,
Boston Globe and EngageRI.com
2017 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award Winner
2016 & 2017 Boston A-List CityVoter Finalist
It’s with great pride and humility that I announce Flavio D Photography has been awarded Wedding Wire’s 2019 Couples’ Choice Award for Boston wedding photography for the second time. I am both humbled and grateful to my amazing clients who appreciate my dedication to creative, photojournalistic fine art wedding photography. I love working with my couples, and it makes me so happy to know that they appreciate the work that I have been doing.
Boston Based Fine Art Wedding Photographer
I am and continue to be inspired by the love I capture every day. How could I not be motivated documenting the union of two lives? As a high end wedding photographer, the best part of my job is being able to be present for the best day in people’s lives. Love can be captured in a glance, in a smile, in an unexpected moment of laughter. Love is classic, timeless, refreshing and enduring. I fell in love with photography in 1996 and that love still sustains me. Winning an honor like the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice award reaffirms my commitment to my clients, my art, and my photography.
Thank you to my clients, thank you for trusting me with your day and thank you again for taking the time to leave such amazing reviews. When you take the time to share your experiences on sites like Wedding Wire, it means so much to me and to all of us here at Flavio D Photography.
If you’re interested in Boston based fine art wedding photography, please make sure to get in touch. I would love to hear from you and learn more about your love. Capturing real moments of pure, honest love is one of the things that inspires me. I hope to be able to document your wedding day in a creative, original, authentic way.
Ashley & Dilson’s September wedding at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington was an amazing event. It was a blast being their wedding photographer.
Since this was a destination wedding for me, I didn’t have the opportunity to meet the bride until the day my plane touched down in Seattle. The love between Ashley and Dilson was immediately evident the first time I saw them together. When a couple is this much in love, it makes my job as a traveling wedding photographer that much easier!
Destination Wedding Photography
Spending time with the bride, groom and their wedding party at the rehearsal dinner gave me an opportunity to get to know everyone. I was lucky to sit next to the bride’s parents, Tom and Leanne, during the rehearsal dinner. They made me feel like family, which makes my job easier. When you’re traveling as a wedding photographer to capture destination wedding photography, it’s easy to feel like you aren’t as connected to the bride, groom and their family. But Tom and Leanne were great. They live on an island off the coast of Washington, which I think is the most awesome things ever.
Another awesome thing was Dilson’s bond with his Marine Corps buddies turned best men, Marc and Charles. Their friendship was authentic as friendships get. You’d think they were biological brothers. It’s true what they say about Marines being a band of brothers. Their unselfish commitment to each other and was inspirational. Thank you for your service, gentlemen.
Ashley and Dilson’s Woodland Park Zoo Wedding
Since most of my work as a fine art wedding photographer is in Boston, Seattle was such an amazing change of backdrop for me. Of course, it helps that Ashley and Dilson live in a gorgeous, newly built Seattle skyscraper with a 360-degree view of the city. They have a direct view of the waterfront, the Seattle Space Needle and the iconic Public Market Center.
I mean c’mon, it was one of the most jaw dropping backdrops I’d ever seen. As a Boston wedding photographer, I am no stranger to waterfront views, but this was spectacular. The bride and groom got ready in adjacent sun-drenched somewhere in the clouds. It was unique, to say the least.
Probably my favorite part of Ashley and Dilson’s wedding day was their first look. This first look was probably the highest altitude first look ever. It took place on a footbridge connecting one part of the couple’s Seattle high rise building to another. I had my second shooter, Tamara Lewis, go the top of an adjacent building to shoot an amazing wide shoot of the first look. It was high end wedding photography at its finest. Or, more specifically, high up wedding photography.
I loved the creativity that Ashley and Dilson had in their wedding venue selection. Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo was such a unique location for a wedding ceremony and reception. With all the wild animals and tropical foliage, their ceremony backdrop was like something straight out of the Lion King.
When it came to the reception, I was blown away. I’d heard that Ashley and Dilson met in the Kizomba dance scene, but I didn’t know how talented they were until they danced for the wedding video we shot. This popular genre of dance and music is slow and romantic, with a sensuous beat. It was unbelievable to see how these two danced together.
Ashley and Dilson, thank you so much for asking me to be your wedding photographer. It was such a pleasure to document your unique Seattle wedding and I wish you both the best in your life together as husband and wife!
I met up with Anita and Bill on November 4th for a pre-wedding photo shoot at Beacon Hill in Boston, MA.
Even though this photo shoot looks like a wedding photography session, it actually wasn’t. Anita had asked me to do this session this way because she was pregnant, and they wanted to do a photo shoot before she started to show! They also wanted to incorporate the city of Boston into their photography shoot. So, we met up and wandered around Beacon Hill, getting both the beautiful city and the beautiful bride in full focus!
Beacon Hill Pre-Wedding Photography Session
Anita and Bill actually got married a few weeks later when they eloped in Hawaii, but they wanted to have their photography reflect something a little closer to home. Our Beacon Hill photography session was a wonderful way for them to capture the look and feel of Boston in the fall. Bill donned a suit and Anita wore a stunning Pronovias gown, and now they have the gorgeous late autumn shots from their pre-wedding shoot to contrast with their tropical elopement. The best of both worlds, right?
Beacon Hill is a neighborhood infused with Boston style. Its narrow, gas lit streets and brick sidewalks provided the perfect backdrop to capture that Boston feeling in their photography. I loved how the turning leaves and the classic federal style townhouses gave these images a positively New England vibe. And that couldn’t be better for Anita and Bill. They are truly the type of people you’ll meet once and never forget.
Bill & Anita, thank you for asking me to do this pre-wedding shoot for you. I loved getting to know you, and I know that you are going to be such amazing parents when you get to meet Baby Callagy and become a family of three!
Melody and Bruce were married on August 11th, with a ceremony and reception at the Roger Williams Botanical Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
Both Bruce and Melody are intelligent, accomplished, goal-driven people who work in the field of education. Bruce recently started school at Harvard! And I couldn’t have asked for a bride who was more fun to be around than Melody. She is constantly joking around with everyone around her, which brought a fun spirit to this wedding.
Roger Williams Botanical Center Wedding Photography
In fact, at one point during the first dance, the music stopped, and Melody and Bruce took it all in stride. They even made a joke out of it! This is exactly what I’d expect from the two of them; they are just too much fun to let anything slow them down.
With that said, these two also knew how to get serious. My favorite moment of the day was directly after the ceremony, when they got a few minutes alone together in the rose garden to celebrate being husband and wife. Bruce kissed Melody on the head while he was embracing her. As a fine-art wedding photographer, it’s the organic, pure moments like these that make my job a joy.
As far as Providence wedding venues go, the Roger Williams Botanical Center is amazing for wedding photography. As the largest public indoor display garden in New England, it has multiple greenhouses filled with over 150 species of exotic plants, some animals, and a koi pond. I was never at a loss for something interesting to photograph!
We were also lucky enough to be asked to shoot the video, which can be viewed below.
Thank you, Melody & Bruce, for asking me to be your fine-art wedding photographer. Thanks also to everyone in the wedding party, from best man Sidney and maid of honor Samantha to Jennifer, Brittany, Gina, and Linet—you were so much fun to be around! Thanks also to my second shooter, Kathryn Okane.
For the second year in a row I am excited, honored and humbled to receive this honor. It’s a much needed morale boost for me right at the tale end of wedding season when things are winding down. Thank you to all that voted and all those who continue to tell others about my work. This is a huge honor because it took many votes from my supporters, clients and peers.