About Us

Hi! We are Lisa and Tom. We live in Hamden, Connecticut. Our passion for photography is how we met!

We love nature photography, especially birds. Nature photography (birds, landscapes, flowers) gives us a chance to appreciate the "everyday miracles" that surround us. We both lead very active lives, but always take time to smell the roses. We love any chance to take pictures! We appreciate the world around us and embrace the challenge of interpreting what our eyes and heart see via the camera lens. We love photographing people - capturing newborn babies all scrunched up and sleepy, the smile of toddler, child, HS senior, model or actor, or a inviting look of a business executive. We also appreciate nature photography (birds, landscapes, flowers) also gives us a chance to appreciate the "everyday miracles" that surround us. And don't forget historic places, abandoned buildings and factories also have a story to tell.  

We have two dogs, two cats, a red-eyed green tree frog, a bunch of other tree frogs and poison dart frogs, and a daughter in college. We love sunsets and hot fudge sundaes. We dug up our front lawn (gasp) to put in rock and flower gardens. Tom has a "punny" sense of humor, is the youngest of five children, loves his coffee and drives a Prius to help do a small part of our Earth. Tom cooks me breakfast for dinner usually once a week and makes the best spaghetti sauce I have ever tasted. I am a night owl and love rocks, animals, stars, flowers, the magic ratio and ice cream and potatoes (but not together LOL).

We embrace the "'Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the number of moments that take your breath away" philosophy! We embrace this motto in everything that we do...
We love photography because it allows us to create MEMORIES...

Tom's specialty is portraits. My specialty is babies. We are patient and will work to capture simple genuine expressions and emotions. We consider ourselves "life" photographers because we have been lucky enough to photograph people from the beginning. We photograph the couple, pets, the pregnancy, the newborn, the baby, the toddler, the tween, the teen, the Sweet 16, the Quinceanera, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the HS senior, the business headshot, the anniversary, the family reunion, the grandparents, etc. The circle of life...

We are both very active in the Photographic community. Lisa and Tom are both past-presidents of the New Haven Camera Club (NHCC). Tom is currently president of the Connecticut Association of Photographers (CAP) and NHCC and lisa is a vice president of the New England Camera Club Council. We regularly present photography programs to various groups: NHCC, NECCC, Greater Lyn, Photographic Society of America (PSA), the New Haven Bird Club, and to many other camera clubs across the New England region. We also judge photographic competitions, teach various photo and photoshop workshops, have had several successful gallery exhibitions of their work, have had our photographs published in Adirondack Life, Birder's World, Wild Bird, Wolf conservation (WCC) calendars, and on the cover of paperback novel. We love any chance to take pictures. We appreciate the world around us and embrace the challenge of interpreting what our eyes and heart see via the camera lens. We are both recognized as MNEC (Master photographer members of the New England Camera Club Council).

Let us create memories from your moments. We enjoy taking pictures that will bring you right back to the moment for years and decades to come. We would be honored to photograph your wedding, your special event, your child, your family, etc. Please email us at BREAphotos@comcast.net or call us at 203-288-8151

We have this to say regarding family portraiture...
A family portrait is a permanent representation of a moment in time in the life of the family. Let us create a beautiful heirloom to be enjoyed for generations. A family portrait transcends the family snapshot, in that it is orchestrated with a professional touch. As time goes by, your children will grow and your family will mature. What a treasure to have all these changes recorded for the future enjoyment of family members and friends for many years to come! Children grow up, and then go off to college and then have children of their own, giving your grandchildren to love and spoil. This month is THE perfect time to get the family together to make a memory that will last a lifetime. Don't procrastinate, time flies...

We are proud members of:
CTPPA -- Connecticut Professional Photographers of America
NAPP -- National Association of Photoshop Professionals
NECCC -- New England Camera Club Council (Lisa is their blogmaster and webmaster)
NHCC -- New Haven Camera Club (Lisa is their blogmaster and webmaster)
NILMDTS -- Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
PPA -- Professional Photographers of America
PSA -- Photographic Society of America
WPPI -- Wedding and Portrait Professionals International