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Defining Studios is a Hartford-based photography and cinematic film production company defining new industry standards for weddings photos and films.

Lead photographers Heather and Roger Castonguay and lead videographer Kevin Lee Huss provide local and destination wedding services of the highest quality, emphasizing strong technical quality and unmatched interpersonal skills. 

Our photographers and videographers do everything to make your wedding into everything you’ve imagined and more.  We help in venue and vendor selection, as well as create your wedding itinerary so we can keep time on your wedding day.  We help you to organize your family session ahead of time, and most of all, we’re there to make the photo and video process fun for your guests.  We’re always careful to give you your moments and be as discrete as possible during your ceremony, first dance and other select moments, but when it comes to engaging with your bridal party ahead of time and joining your guests on the dance floor, we’re at our absolute best!

Know that Defining Studios is not a seasonal company that only caters to weddings from spring to fall.  We keep our skills sharp and are producing new work throughout the year.  Commercially, our photo department offers a wide array of services, including food and product photos, lifestyle and baby portraits, head shots, engagement sessions, and especially coverage of large events and weddings.  Our video department offers on-site live video streaming, as well as video of engagement sessions, corporate functions, and of course large events and weddings with movie-quality artistic shooting and editing.

View our work.  Meet our team.  And book your wedding knowing you’ve got the most dedicated and energetic team working with you when it counts.

Categories: Wedding Rental, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Videographer

Regions serviced: Hartford

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4.9

Roger and Heather were wonderful to work with. From the first meeting, to the engagement shoot, to the meetings before and to the day of, they were professional yet friendly and made us very comfortable. The day of the wedding they made sure to get the pictures we wanted efficiently so parents and grandparents didn't have to wait around after the ceremony. They made an effort to remember the names of the bridal party and family which helped immensely when organizing people in photos. We never had to wait on them as they were always available for some of the more candid shots that randomly came up as the day went on. We have had multiple complements from family and friends about how much fun Roger was at the reception. He got along well with all of our guests and made sure that he got the pictures we wanted without ruining the experience of the wedding. The pictures turned out beautifully and our families especially were happy with having access to some of the photos so quickly after the event.

Profile Picture Jennifer, 10/14/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Photography
5.0

I truly cannot even begin to express how amazing Defining Studios is. I don’t even know where to start! From the first day we met Roger, we knew that there was no way we were going to book anyone else. He made us feel completely comfortable and gave off such positive energy - you will understand when you meet him.

Then, the wedding day came and he confirmed exactly what initially drew us to him. Roger was absolutely incredible in every single way. He is clearly so passionate, talented and has such a vision for truly beautiful photos. Roger was so sensitive to all of our family picture requests during our first look photos. He kept the mood light and the focus on us!

He was truly HILARIOUS and became on a first name basis with many of our guests by the end of the night. I am still getting compliments about his personality two weeks after the wedding. The conversations I’ve had with everyone who attended are along the lines of…“Your wedding was beautiful…and that photographer was awesome.” Having such a presence at our wedding AND delivering stunning photos is truly a rare find. Roger’s investment in making our wedding special was one of the main reasons why we had such a wonderful time - I truly credit him for how smoothly the whole experience went.

I was amazed to receive an email THREE DAYS after our wedding with a link to our “highlight” photos. These were about 100 of some of the best photos from that day, accessible and downloadable through their website. As I expected, the pictures are absolutely beautiful and captured the mood of our wedding perfectly.

I also want to mention that we communicated with Heather frequently throughout the process and she was absolutely amazing as well - she unfortunately had an injury for the day of our wedding, but Christine subbed in as our second shooter and was lovely. Kevin and the videography team were great as well.

I would book Defining Studios again in a heartbeat!

Profile Picture Susan, 9/29/17, 1 Review
Category: Photography, Videography

Defining Studios Pricing

Wedding Photography Pricing
Starting Price
$2875.00
Starting Price Includes:
1 Event Per Day
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3 Hour Package
Starting from $875.00
3 Hour Package Includes:
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$975.00
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Wedding Videography Services Pricing
Starting Price
$3500.00
Starting Price Includes:
Full Feature Video
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Highlight Video
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Most Popular Package Price
$4500.00
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56 Arbor St. #221, Unit 105 A/B, Hartford, CT 06106   See On Map
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