Meet the Team

Our Style

At Picture This Photography, our creative staff of photographers employ a variety of styles to produce a well rounded picture of your special day. Photojournalism draws the important picture of the excitement and emotion of the day. At Picture This Photography we also believe in directed photojournalism, which combines the creativity of the photographer with your natural character. Our photographers will help you, your family, and friends relax in front of the camera to produce picture perfect, yet spontaneous photographs.

We also use a traditional style of idealized posing to illustrate the love you share and a nontraditional style to show your true personalities. Our fun and energetic photographers will use these photography styles molded to your desire to paint the perfect picture of your special day.

Michael Tomassi

Michael Tomassi

Photography has always been a love of mine, and working in the retail side of cameras and processing, it seemed only logical that I become a photographer. After asking hundreds of questions about where to start and succeed in this business, I decided to work the wedding side of photography. I felt that my personality and willingness to work hard would guarantee success.

The success of Picture This is in that positive and hard working attitude of not only me, but all the other photographers I employ. After 35 years of photographing weddings I still love it. Many of my clients (now friends) keep in touch for many years. Recently I photographed the daughter of a bride I shot when I first went into business. Truly a great compliment to myself and my staff.

There is a sign that hangs over the door of my office and I think it portrays our message for everyone whom enters my studio.

“Enter as strangers, leave as friends”

Cara Quinones

Cara Quinones

I have been a part of the Picture This team since 2001 and honestly I cant imagine working anywhere else! I have had a camera in my hand since I was a child, always capturing the family pictures and special moments at our family events. I am truly blessed and so very lucky to be able to call my passion my job!
Photographing weddings is such an honor and goes way past the actual wedding day. Starting with engagement and wedding photos to maternity and newborn sessions, I care about my clients from the start. I am always committed to making sure that your expectations are met and that Picture This will always remain your photographers.
Aside from photographing weddings for the last 13 years, I also specialize in Children and Family, Newborn, Boudoir and Maternity Photography. I have many years experience directly with Children and Family Photography, working with babies and kids. I am a master at making silly noises and funny faces to get those perfect smiles.

Personally, I have a wonderful husband and three amazing kiddos. I spend my free time at kid's sports events or at the beach as a family. I am the mom who always has the camera and is calling for group shots. My kids are professionals at posing and giving me their best smile!
Without a doubt I am the photographer that I am today because of Michael Tomassi! I consider myself lucky to have learned from the best. He is not only the owner of the Picture This, but he is our leader and mentor. Collaborating ideas, sharing photography visions and keeping us together as an amazing team. I am not only blessed but beyond honored to be part of the Picture This team!

Angela

Angela

Nickki Pliego

Nickki Pliego

I have been in the photography industry since 2004 when I decided to join the Picture This Family, and make my passion my career!

As a primary photographer, I love meeting with and getting to know my couples through our initial meeting, the engagement session and the pre-bridal, so that when the big day comes, we already have a relationship which makes for a smooth and exciting day!

I also often get to work with the big guy, Mike, as his secondary. Here I get to search for creative angles as he creates and captures amazing formals.
Besides weddings and engagements, I love to capture maternity, newborns, families, pets, boudoir, rising starts, portraits, head shots…I am always searching for ways to stretch myself in directions that I may have not thought of yet. If you can dream it, I will shoot it!

On a personal level, I have been blessed with two amazing boys whose handsome faces and hysterical personalities have allowed me to record their precious times, all the while, enhancing my photography skills. My husband is nothing but supportive of my photography passion. I am also an educator, I love running, dogs, country music and driving until the map turns blue! The beach is my happy place!

Each of these passions give me such inspiration for my creative style of photography!

I look forward to capturing your life’s big and little moments!

Anthony Tomassi

Anthony Tomassi

Coming from a family of Photographers and Artists it only seemed natural that I follow in their footsteps. So in 2008 I decided to join my fathers company and start shooting weddings. Being a part of the photography end of the wedding day gives me the opportunity to give clients memories they will cherish for a lifetime. In the six years I have been shooting I have learned that my passion for photography grows every year.
Let me serve you personally and learn your style to ensure I capture you in a unique way that your wedding offers.Six years later I’m still inspired by the joy and art of photography and what it does for the clients I work with. I love my job.

Nicole Bourgeois

Nicole Bourgeois

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Connecticut University with BAs in both Photography and Graphic Design. I spent two years as a photojournalist for the Litchfield County Times and LCT Magazine from 2006 — 2008.

I joined the Picture This team in 2007, with a love of capturing that "perfect shot" and a commitment to observing light and keeping current on trends and technology. With owner Michael Tomassi as a mentor, I added the skills necessary to manage and execute a successful day of wedding photos, in a professional manner.

I am always honored to capture a client's special "life moments," whether it is a wedding, event or portrait session. My style of photography emphasizes stylish story telling with emotion. We combine elements of fashion photography, wedding photojournalism and reportage. I take pride in providing the personalized service and fun working environment that is the foundation of Picture This, and look forward to working with future clients.

Melissa

Melissa