About Della Bella

Welcome...Congratulations on your Engagement!

I am a full time wedding photographer based in Connecticut. I love traveling, hiking, diving, and the ocean,
but my passion, lifestyle, and career is photography.

PAS•SION / noun: an intense emotion, or a compelling enthusiasm and desire!

CRE•A•TIV•I•TY / noun: the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.

Photography has been my passion ever since my first camera in high school. It has taken me all over the country on many weddings, assignments and projects. Passion is a word I would like to touch on, because it involves much in my life, and it is what I strive to capture on your wedding day.

I have explored many different paths in photography in my life, but capturing passion, love, and emotion on your wedding day gives me purpose in life. The timeless spontaneous moments can be looked back on through the generations of your family, and that gives me much pleasure. I’m all about capturing the genuine, fun, and unique love that you two share.

Every wedding shoot creates a new opportunity to meet new people, explore ideas and locations, to improvise and draw out all of my photographic experience to capture those special moments. It is a true privilege to be hired and trusted to capture the most precious memories from your wedding day.

Shoot me an email and let’s start the journey to create some crazy,
romantic, and unforgettable moments together!

Education

University of San Francisco / Academy of Art / BFA Degree / San Francisco, CA

Marymount Palos Verde College / AA Degree / Los Angeles, CA

The Chase School / High School / Waterbury, Ct.

From Our Amazing Couples

We had our engagement shoot with Todd back in October and it couldn’t have gone better! Todd and JoJo were great about making us feel comfortable and really captured us as a couple. Before the shoot Todd took the time to meet with me for over an hour to show me his portfolio. I knew right away he would be a good fit for us. I can’t wait for Todd and JoJo to shoot our wedding next summer!

Rachael & Adam Wickham Park Engagement Shoot / Manchester, Ct.

Todd is an incredible and creative photographer. He was very professional and responsive from day one. All of our wedding photos are amazing and Todd went above and beyond to make sure he captured every special moment during our wedding. I would recommend Della Bella Photography to all our family and friends!

Topsmead State Forest Litchfield, Ct. / The Riverview Simsbury, Ct. / Allie & Tom
Farmington Club Wedding

Todd was a friendly and professional photographer who went out of his way to make sure our wedding day was captured perfectly. Todd met with us in person for over an hour to discuss our vision for the style of photographs we wanted. He was very accommodating to specific requests, taking into account our “wants” and “do not wants”. He offered guidance as to what kinds of poses and styles we wanted without pushing us into preconceived or cliche poses. He took care to learn the names of all family members and wedding party members. His samples were beautiful, and the photos he took for us were just as good as the samples. His pricing was excellent, and the quality of his photos equals or surpasses those of photographers who cost double or triple the price. As a same-sex couple, it was important to us to choose a photographer that was sensitive to the unique dynamics of a same-sex wedding. If Todd had never photographed for a wedding of two men, we would not have known. He was very at ease and treated us as if we were any other couple. Rather than making assumptions he asked respectful questions about what we preferred as a same sex couple. He did not refer to our wedding party as the “bridal party” as other vendors did. What made the greatest impact on us, other than the high quality of his photos, was that he was very aware that certain poses of opposite-sex couples clearly do not suit same-sex couples. He never asked us to pose in a “bride and groom” style photo and was careful to not impose any kind of assumed gender roles. In all, Todd was wonderful to work with and took fantastic photos. We give him our highest recommendation. Todd – thank you for capturing our day. Through your photos we will always remember our wedding as vividly as the day it took place.

The Farmington Club Farmington Ct. Wedding / Alexander & Matt

My husband and I booked Todd as our wedding photographer and we are so glad we did! He is professional, punctual, and passionate about what he does. He took stunning photographs throughout our entire ceremony and reception–we could not have been more pleased with our final gallery of pictures! He is so easy to work with and our package we very reasonably priced. I especially loved his strong attention to detail and his consistent dedication to providing us with the exact shots we wanted. He is also very versatile; he will adapt to whatever style of wedding or photography you would like. If you are looking for a superior experience and product, look no further than Della Bella Photography!

Saint Clements Castle Wedding in Portland, Ct. / Brittany & Eric

Todd was amazing! He went above and beyond to make sure our photos were exactly what we wanted. Todd spent time with me before the wedding, scouting locations and putting together a timeline to get all the unique shots I wanted. Not only did Todd deliver, but he went over and above to get us our dream wedding photos! I would highly recommend Todd as a wedding photographer, especially for those looking for unique, candid shots!

Nicole & Jordan / Pequot Museum / Lake of Isles Golf Course & Resort / North Stonington, Ct.

Todd was fantastic. We enjoyed working with him before and at the wedding, and were so happy with the photos he took. It’s now six months later and we love looking at our pictures. He has such a good eye!

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk, Ct. Wedding / Jessica & David

I’m very happy with my choice to go with Della Bella Photography–very professional, always available to get in contact with, and easy to work with. Aims to please for sure, worth the money, love my photos!!

Immaculate Conception Waterbury, Ct. / The Litchfield Inn Wedding / Raquel & Rui

We did an engagement shoot with Todd and he was the photographer for our wedding. He did an amazing job for both events and we are so happy we picked Della Bella Photography. Todd has great vision for how couples can pose for photos and gives really clear instructions to help you get the perfect shot. The photos turn out amazing and they are so much better than what you can come up with on your own. Todd is also very responsive during the planning process and easy to work with even if you have changes leading up to the wedding day.

Saint Clements Castle Portland, Ct. / Brittany & Joerg

If you’re looking for the wedding photographer of your dreams, you’ve found it with Todd. Seriously, stop looking and BOOK this guy NOW! My husband and I cannot even begin to explain how unfathomably satisfied we were with Todd from Della Bella Photography.

Colonial Tavern, Oxford, Ct. / Alison & Joshua

I am an artist and when my husband and I were searching for a wedding photographer I did extensive research. I can’t tell you how many portfolios I looked at and how many websites I searched….. waaaay to many to count, but once I found Della Bella Photography my hunting stopped! (The photographer for our special day was so important that we booked Todd before we even had a venue or a definite date). Let me tell you…..Todd LOVES photography. For him, the camera is an extension of what he sees and a means to capture the physical as well as a the emotional moment. That might sound a bit out there, but a picture is just not a picture, its a very specific snapshot in time and Todd does everything he can to capture it the way he sees it and the way “you feel”.

Merrie & Ken Chatfield Hollow Inn Killingsworth, Ct.

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