A Brief History

YashicaMatMy father allowed me to play with his prized YashicaMat Twin Lens Reflex camera when I became 14 years old and I was hooked. Soon, I started taking pictures for the 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. I’ve also designed and built my web sites along with my blog, which I hope you have a chance to visit.

Education and admissions photography is one of my favorite subjects because I enjoy working in a photojournalistic style to capture realistic, dynamic and distinctive images of a school, college or university.

Our studio is attached to a 220 year old house which we share with our two lovely Wirehaired Pointing Griffons – Maddie 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.

Thanks for your interest.

– Al & Joanne Ferreira

MemberAmerican Society of Media Photographers

Sampled Academic Clients

  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • The Cushing Academy
  • Fairfield University
  • Fordham University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fox Institute of Business
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • Laurelton Hall
  • Loomis-Chaffee School
  • Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
  • Miss Porter’s School
  • Post University
  • Quinnipiac College
  • The Salisbury School
  • St. Joseph’s College
  • St. Peter’s University
  • Renbrook School
  • Trinity College
  • University of Connecticut
  • UConn Law School
  • Wheaton College