In short, LIFE IS GOOD. A bit corny yes, but it’s true. Let’s just say that when it comes to life, love and work we take Ray Bradbury’s quote, “Love what you do and do what you love…” very seriously. We met and fell in love when we were just kids and through the years our one constant has been our devotion to living our lives guided by our belief in each others goals and dreams no matter what they may be. We love when we meet and get to photograph other couples who have that same energy and commitment to each other. We always knew somehow that our lives would end up in a place where we were able to be creative and do anything BUT the mundane. And documenting the important times in so many amazing couples lives has been more than we could have imagined. How did we come to work in NY as well? They say home is where the heart is and we definitely have a piece of our heart in New York. Both of us having grown up in Poughkeepsie, NY, we have planted so many roots in the Hudson Valley and NYC area. There is something so unique in the landscape, architecture and the people that just can't be found anywhere else. And documenting weddings there allows us to create wedding stories that really emphasize and accent those unique elements.
We are so excited every day to be a part of this new world of wedding photography; creating interesting and artful stories for so many awesome couples - unplanned, untamed, and truly real stories through the art of photography.
A little about Rob – For me, it’s simple really I was never a “school” guy, in the academic sense anyway. My skills always laid in my hands and my creative mind. Put me in a setting where I could let my mind flow and draw, paint, sculpt without a lot of rules and that is where I felt most at home. I was introduced to photography back in my junior year of high school by my favorite art teacher and from that point on I never looked back. In fact, I still have and shoot with my first film camera Pentax K1000. Although I mainly shoot digital I still love incorporating film when I have the chance. Film is where it all began for me and I am still deeply inspired by the craft of shooting and processing film. Having graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design with a degree in Photography & Digital Imaging I had no idea where it would take me. I loved documentary photography, in fact, my thesis was based on my travels with migrant workers fighting for better wages. I loved the thrill I got from not just the photographs but the stories behind them. I was never a great writer so I loved that I could tell the stories that inspired me through images instead of words. I honed my skills through the years working for bigger companies where I learned a lot about the business end of photography but I never really felt that I was ever doing what I was meant to do with my photography…tell a story, through my eyes. Photographing weddings allows me to tell great stories in true documentary style; nothing fancy or manufactured, just me telling whatever story unfolds.
A little about Kelly –Well, I definitely don’t have a cute story that starts with having a camera in my hand from the time I was in pigtails but today I can say that having Rob in my life for two decades has definitely carved my path to photography. I spent years watching Rob as he navigated the camera and really found his voice through photography. I was his subject on many occasions and I was always in awe of how dedicated and passionate he was about his images. Just being around him while he was shooting made you want to know more, see more and experience the process right along with him. I still see that today every time we shoot a wedding. I did however spread my wings after college into both the Fashion and Interior Design Industries. I worked for a large shoe corporation where I worked alongside some amazing designers and after that I worked in the Interior Design industry as a project manager. Both positions really gave me the tools to work with our couples today. I love the art of composing a beautiful image – one that only speaks to the couple that is being photographed. Why did they choose a particular location, dress, table-scape, headpiece, shoes, jewelry, etc., I want all of those questions to be answered through our images. I love that our work allows me to work so closely with couples to make images that really speak to who they are and for me that is all about working closely with our couples to find out what suits their “style”. Every wedding and every couple have their own character and unique story and our job is to represent that story authentically. I feel that getting to know your couples and learning what makes them happy and comfortable is essential to documenting a wedding. I approach the wedding day just as I would a day hanging out with my own family and friends. It should be relaxed & fun and it’s important to me that our couples trust us. When Rob and I decided wedding photography would be our new passion, we jumped in head first and I am truly proud of what we have become as a team.
Our Family - Though we love photography and being able to document all of the raw moments of a couple’s special day (or days) we always like to make time for our family which is our number one priority. Life just has that much more meaning with our two loves, our little babe Mia and our four legged lady Layla. There isn’t a moment of our lives that doesn’t have the two of them wrapped up in it! Having our two girls really makes us better photographers and we are so thankful for their love and energy. So, if we had to sum up who we are in a glimpse I think this would be it – we love photographing and telling amazing stories, running, jiu-jitsu, yoga, showing love and compassion towards all animals, being vegan, hiking, traveling, and most of all making the most of this life we’ve been given because life is just too Good!
Enough of us blabbing about who we are, take a gander at what our couples are saying...
Heather & Chris
From the moment my husband and I met Rob and Kelly we knew Villetto Photography was ‘the one’. We clicked with them right away-they were sweet, funny and laid-back but also professional and very talented. Kelly was very responsive with emails and phone calls and answered any and all questions we had. Their pricing was beyond reasonable for the talent and quality of the photography. They offer great packages that you can customize if needed. The day of the wedding was a breeze with their photography style which felt more like having really talented friends setting up and taking your photos rather than some stuffy photographer making you feel awkward and very aware you were being photographed. Rob and Kelly were there when we needed them and disappeared into the background when it counted. They were the perfect addition to our perfect day! Our pictures turned out beautifully. Rob caught moments that really captured the emotions of our special day and Kelly did wonderfully showing our overall aesthetic in her photos. They are a great team and I couldn’t be more pleased with our photos! I highly, highly recommend them!.
Ana & Brent
Where do we start with Rob and Kelly?!?
First of all, they are the most enjoyable people ever. Throughout both the engagement session and the wedding they made us and everyone around feel more than comfortable. No weird feelings, everything was so natural. Hard not to fall in love with them. Seriously.
Professionally... WOW. Rob and Kelly know how to run a successful business. They are so prompt when communicating with you, follow through with calls, emails, messages and I can tell they are super organized. I feel like they treated me as if I was their most important client. That is a feeling that very few people can create anymore...
Image quality and services... Once again WOW. Wouldn't change a single thing of their work. They are so creative and not cheesy and traditional. They know what they are doing and I am glad I followed their suggestions. They captured my wedding perfectly. And I will have these images to last a lifetime... They are amazing. Seriously beautiful. I love them and love sharing them with everyone!!!!
Booking.. I am so glad I booked early. If I had known their service would be so amazing and uncomparable and they didn't have my wedding date available I think I would have changed my wedding date!!! Haha! Luckily I booked early and it wasn't a problem.
Pricewise, I didn't shop around much because I looked through some photographers portfolios and although most did an ok job I wasn't impressed. When I looked through Rob & Kelly's I was seriously excited. I didn't look any further and didn't care about the price. I honestly feel like I got a bargain for the quality work they did. But I don't know how much photographers charge... Bottom line is you get what you pay for. And if you think they're expensive, try to work with them but it WILL be worth it and like us, you won't regret it. I hope we can come back to Florida one day and see them again!
Kim & Jim
Hands down Rob & Kelly Villetto are the photographers you should hire, dont look anywhere else b/c its a waste of time!!! They are 2 of the nicest people you will ever meet and to top that.....they produce THE MOST amazing photos. They work with your schedule, they promptly respond back if you have questions or concerns and they are just great human beings. We got married a week ago but the few pictures they have showed us so far have brought us to tears. Now that is a GOOD photographer when you can make a grown man cry. I will forever be grateful to them for being a part of our special day and capturing moments for us that will last a lifetime. There is a picture of me & my dad.....I will cherish that photo forever. Not many photographers can capture a moment like that....and yet I didnt even know they were in the room. Thank you Rob and Kelly for EVERYTHING, we love you and thank you so much!! Your love for photography is a gift and I'm happy we were the recipients.
Mallory & Justin
Hire them!! Seriously...do it!!
I was looking for a photographer for my destination wedding in Florida and I stumbled upon Villetto, talk about luck! Rob and Kelly are AMAZING! I don't think I have ever met a person who has more passion for their art than Rob. Every time he takes a picture he gets so excited. Every time I turned around Kelly was there to make sure my necklace was in the right place and she even got on the ground to pull burrs out of my dress and sprayed me with bug spray. Even before I saw any of my photos I knew I had hired the right people. I couldn't have even imagined how amazing my pictures would be. Several people have actually said to me that I looked like a movie star! Rob and Kelly are wonderful photographers but more importantly they are wonderful people. If you are looking for fun, funny, passionate and phenomenal photographers you should definitely hire them!
Dana & Brian
Rob and Kelly's work sold us when looking for photographers. Everything about their photography fit our vibe and style. Since we were planning from Chicago, we didn't get a chance to meet them until our engagement session, but we were thrilled to find they were equally amazing people.
There was excellent communication in the months prior to our wedding and the day of the wedding -- they took charge without interrupting all the fun and excitement. Even after the wedding, Kelly was phenomenal in sending us sneak previews and updating us on their progress with images (which was incredibly timely). Their blog post was also a favorite among guests and friends and family who couldn't attend. Everyone raved about how they captured the day and those who couldn't attend said they felt like they were there after going through the pictures - a compliment in itself!
The Villettos were a highlight in our planning and gave us such gorgeous and special memories from our wedding. We can't thank them enough. Not to mention they were an incredible value for the quality of work.
Bottom line: If there is any question in your mind, call Rob and Kelly today and book your date. You won't regret it!
Sarah & Charlie
Rob and Kelly are an amazing photography team!! Our wedding photos were absolutely gorgeous with every detail taken into account. Rob and Kelly are very relaxed and helped set a positive and fun atmosphere on our wedding day.
Now we have a beautiful album to remember our day!!
Caitlin & Jeremy
Kelly and Rob are fantastic!!!! They were truly awesome to work with!!! They made me and my husband feel so comfortable on our wedding day!! Our wedding photos came out absolutely stunning. They captured so many beautiful images to help us remember our special day. The detail that they put into each and every photo is amazing. Not to mention they are awesome to work with. So helpful, caring and friendly. We got our photo montage back and it brought me to tears!! (happy tears of course) I cant wait to get my photo album and prints back!!! I know they will be nothing short of amazing!!! Thank you Kelly and Rob for being absolutely amazing at what you do!!! I could not have asked for better photographers. You two are seriously the best!!! We love Kelly and Rob!!!
Trina & Colby
Rob and Kelly Villetto were by far the most amazing team of photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Photography was very high on my list and I wanted quality work and someone who would be fun to work with. Rob and Kelly far exceeded all expectations I had. Not only were they reasonable but the photos turned out incredible. Truly, truly incredible. I can honestly say that while my wedding night was so much fun, sneaking off with Rob and taking photos was one of my favorite aspects of the night. He makes you feel incredibly special and is instructive without being overbearing. He was very present when he needed to be, and at other times it felt like he just disappeared. I cannot express what a pleasure it was working with these two! Unbelievable experience.
Two amazing, beautiful,kind and extremely talented individuals who will bring your wedding dreams to reality with so much love!
These two have a love for photography and it shines through their pictures.
100% would recommend them!
Courtney & Josh
For such an important day we wanted the right people there to capture every moment. We loved working with Rob and Kelly Villetto! They were completely professional and very accommodating, plus they constantly kept us laughing. They are both very kind and fun loving people. They made us feel completely comfortable and were always so pleasant. One of the most important things for me was to have great pictures from our wedding day, and Rob and Kelly captured every amazing moment. They truly have an eye for design and know just how to get the perfect picture. From our wedding day, to the prints and album we received Villetto photography exceeded our expectations. We couldn't have asked for better people to work with and we can't wait to work with them again!
Lauren & Tim
I knew from the moment I emailed Kelly that I would love her and her husband Rob. When we finally had a face to face meeting with them, I left and thought, "I love these people, I am so happy we picked them!". We planned our wedding from New York and they made everything super easy to handle from afar! On the day of, I provided them a list of must have shots and they ran the show. It was so nice to have someone take control so we didn't have to think about it! I also loved that they were calm and kept everyone in the bridal party moving and on track.
Thank you so much Kelly & Rob!
Sue & Paul
Kelly & Rob are awesome!!!
This young talented couple were so professional, so nice and so talented. I can not recommend them enough! They worked so hard and yet without being bothersome to anybody, we hardly noticed they were there for the most part. They are fun, enthusiastic and very creative! Their work is awesome and the end result is captured in the most breath taking photo's. Everybody is blown away by the great shots they took. We cannot thank them enough for the treasured memories we have of a very special day!. x
Maria & Ricardo
I have no words for these pictures Kelly and Rob! You guys are such wonderful people capable of capturing such wonderful moments - I don’t think I have enough words to express the rush of emotions that I went through looking at these pictures…Thank you for being a part of our day - you guys will always have a special place in our heart not just because of your talent and professionalism, but because of the people you are and your beautiful and artistic heart you both have! We loved every minute of working with you and really appreciate everything that you did for us!!!
Sonya & Carlos
You guys are beyond amazing and your work really shows your passion…Oh my God, I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love IT! You guys have always been amazing and this shows your dedication to your craft. Amazing! Villetto Photography was the best vendor at our wedding. Rob & Kelly are the true definition of professionals. From the moment we met them, we had an instant connection to their work, relationship, and the willingness to get the job done right. Although their work speaks for itself, it's Rob and Kelly that make your day and the days leading up to it easy. We couldn't imagine a better duo to spend the special moments of our day with. You will not regret picking Villetto. Their ability to capture the breath-taking moments of your special day will be forever reminder of that. Rob and Kelly are the best and we look forward to working with them in our future.
Justine & Dan
Villetto Photography was worth every penny. Kelly and Rob are so incredibly passionate about their work and it shows! They make you feel comfortable, like you are family, and they do not miss a beat. We had about 150 people, two different venues, and 16 bridal party members. All of this and every tiny detail was documented through pictures. We are forever grateful for the work that Kelly and Rob have done for us. We couldn't be happier!
Carrie & Steve
Kelly and Rob are an incredible team. My experience with them was wonderful from beginning to end. They are friendly and respond to all correspondence quickly. They took the time to get to know us and our style. Our photos turned out to be everything we wanted and more -- and they took tons of them. They are true professionals in every sense of the word. If you want a team that you can count on with pictures that are truly memorable and capture the essence of your day -- pick Villetto. You will not be disappointed!
Mallory & Justin
I was looking for a photographer for my destination wedding in Florida and I stumbled upon Villetto, talk about luck! Rob and Kelly are AMAZING! I don't think I have ever met a person who has more passion for their art than Rob. Every time he takes a picture he gets so excited. Every time I turned around Kelly was there to make sure my necklace was in the right place and I she even got on the ground to pull burrs out of my dress and sprayed me with bug spray. Even before I saw any of my photos I knew I had hired the right people. I couldn't have even imagined how amazing my pictures would be. Several people have actually said to me that I looked like a movie star! Rob and Kelly are wonderful photographers but more importantly they are wonderful people. If you are looking for fun, funny, passionate and phenomenal photographers you should definitely hire them!
Veronica & Carlos
Rob and Kelly Villetto were just the best. They are more then just photographers. They go above and beyond expectations. The passion they have for what they do is exactly what I was looking for.
Laura & Brian
We couldn't begin to say how much we loved working with Rob & Kelly. From the moment of the first phone call they were absolutely terrific to work with. Our engagement and wedding photos turned out better than we could have imagined. We felt like we were working with friends because they just make you feel so comfortable while taking the pictures. We are so happy that we picked Villetto Photography and that we will have such great pictures to remember our wedding!
Carey & Joe
Rob and Kelly were wonderful to work with. They were professional and captured so many amazing shots on our wedding day. They didn't push to get lots of pictures, which allowed us to enjoy our wedding. LOVE their style!
Thank you Rob and Kelly!!!!
Bevin & Gary
Stop! Look no further. You have FOUND your photographer! When I was looking for mine, if only someone had said to me: “Yep, these are the ones…check!” I searched EVERYWHERE, looked at literally a million sites, and just wasn’t finding the photographer that shared the same vision as I when it came to my big day. Then, there was Rob and Kelly – and of course their beautiful dog Layla – right there in front of me. Talk about 2 that truly have a passion for what they do – I am SO jealous – and know how to capture that look, the perfect light, the once-in-a-lifetime moment…all with a simple “click.” Rob and Kelly are spirited, full of life, and one helluva-good photographic team. Rob says, “my life ROCKS,” and I say “you both ROCK!”
Abi & Colin
I live in the U.K. & my passion is photography. Being a keen photographer I took much consideration over my wedding photographers. When I first saw the Villetto Photography website I knew they were the ones. They have imagination, creative perspective, passion for what they do and as a bonus they are the nicest people I have ever met. They felt more like family at my wedding day than hired photographers because of their kind, fun nature. They were extremely professional and made an effortless contribution of excitement as I got ready. We became friends, they shared my most important day and it's hard to choose people you don't know to be part of that experience. I literally traveled thousands of miles for them to be part of my special day. I gave them my 100% trust and they didn't fail me. My photographs were out of this world. They captured the romance, the happiness, the love and the memories. I have photos I can treasure and smile at forever and have Rob and Kelly to thank for this.
Jenni & Taylor
Words can’t describe how happy we are with all of our wedding pictures. Villetto Photography did an exceptional job. They exceeded our expectations with their professionalism, creativity, ideas and photographic abilites. We highly recommend them as photographers for all occasions. Thank you Rob and Kelly for everything. Together you did a factastic job and look forward to working with you all in the future.
Courtney & Kevin
Kelly and Rob are truly an amazing couple! They have a passion for what they do, and it definitely shows with the unbelievable shots they take. They capture every minute, every detail so perfect that we are reliving the best day of our lives when we look at our pictures! My husband and I couldn't be happier that we plan on booking a session with them every time we make a trip to Florida!
Beth & Jon
LOVE the Villettos!!!
My ceremony was a destination one. So I was very nervous about finding photographers since I wouldn't be able to get any personal recommendations. My sister actually found Kelly & Rob via the web and their "look" was EXACTLY what we were looking for with our pictures. I love every.single.picture they took! I would recommend Villetto Photography 100%. We loved having them as a part of our day!!!
Heather & Mike
From the very minute we met with Rob and Kelly they made us feel so comfortable. It was like we had known them forever. They did our engagement session and our wedding. I cannot even begin to describe how absolutely gorgeous our wedding pictures were. They aren't the typical posy kind of pictures. They capture every little moment while you are in the moment. It was amazing looking back at our wedding pictures because we were able to remember some of the little moments that happened. Aside from just how stunning the pictures were, they were so helpful and prompt with any questions that we did have. Anybody who looks at our wedding pictures is just in Awe that they could have turned out the way they did. I didn't know it was possible. I don't think I could even go to another photographer because they wouldn't compare (even though we live in Michigan, I could make a trip just for them) They are the best! Thank you sooooo much!
Jodie & Ben
Wonderful, wonderful people!
Kelly and Rob are wonderful people! I cannot recommend them enough. The photo's we have of our wedding day are lovely, I couldn't have asked for more. Kelly and Rob are so friendly, they fit straight in with family and friends, and just did what they needed to get the best shots possible... we didn't even know they were there half the time! Their ideas for photographs were great, and it shows in every single photograph that they take the time to think about what would make a good picture, they really put their hearts into it. I really can't rate them highly enough, I'd give them top marks. 110%! 11/10! If you're looking for photographers for your special occasion... you've found them.
Kathryn & Clint
We received the photos and honestly you have captured the day so perfectly. I literally look at these pictures daily and it transports me back to that perfect day. You are both artists of your craft and we take GREAT appreciation of your passion, love and skill. The words cannot express nor does justice but Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Hannah & Kyle
Thank you guys so much for being there and helping us preserve the memories with these beautiful images :) I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer! Here's a list of our thoughts and feedback--please feel free to use it however and wherever you'd like! We will shout our enthusiasm for your work from some roof tops…
~The Villetto's had great energy, gave direction for poses and came up with ideas for scenes effortlessly; the photography flowed nicely, and didn't interrupt the event in any way.
~They worked well together, figuring out lighting and bouncing ideas quickly off each other. Extremely competent; the final photos are a testament to their skill in photography, and their ability to let the spirit of our wedding shine through the images.
~Overall a wonderful experience and it would be a privilege to recommend them to someone else.
Jane & Ash
Spectacular wedding photos… Some of the best I have EVER seen! There is another element here captured that I have never seen in wedding pics before. These guys have a real knack for capturing the most "real"... (But still beautiful). You know what I mean?? Simply amazing!”
Helen M Gercas
Still the BEST photographers I have ever met!
Rob and Kelly these photos are absolutely breathtaking - every image lovingly reflects the beauty, joy and pure emotion of Maria's and Ricardo's incredible wedding day. So happy to have shared this wonderful couple's wedding day with you!
This was such a great day and such a pleasure to work with the two of you! You captured the day beautifully!
I hope in some way our website has inspired you... here is a video we came across that inspired us to live everyday with a purpose and to cherish all the moments big and small, enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2zQbsEGh_Q