Photo & Video Art Works
Photo and Video Art Works is located in Newtown, Connecticut.
Co-owners are the wife and husband team of Marleen and Bill Cafarelli.
We originally began our business in 1988 as a video production company. However during all of the early years Marleen's zest for photography continued and eventually became a part of the business as well.
What is unique about Marleen and Bill
Marleen and Bill excel at photography, and video production. Marleen primarily handles the photography , but Bill can also do it all. Bill primarily handles the video, but Marleen can film and is a video ediitor as well. If you hire us you could have two photographers, or two videographers, or one of each.
As to personalities, Bill is the mega geek, nerd, go to techie but he is friendly, and has creative ideas. Marleen is a artiste, perfectionist, and the organizer as everyone needs one of those.
Photography and Video
We have vast experience in many areas of photography and video production. With the blending of both media due to the changes in technology it's easy to showcase your business hiring just the two of us.
We have become experts with Photoshop as we use it daily, and also offer graphic design. It will simplify your life if we do the photography then work with your photos to create business cards, postcards, or brochures for your business.
Offering fair and competitive pricing for large or small projects we take great pride in offering a money back guarantee we're so convinced you will be satisfied. Each project is different and unique from all others, thus the cost will be representative of what the project entails. This is how we make our living, devoting full time to your needs, and when you call, we answer the phone.
Brag a Little
Awhile back "Apple Computer" featured us on their site. Our 15 seconds of fame. We have never received so many emails and calls in a such a short period of time!
In six combined years Marleen and Bill were both presidents of the Videographer's Association of Connecticut.
We were speakers at the International Video Assoc. conventions in Las Vegas. Through the International Association we were on a committee which met with the manufacturers of Sony, JVC, Panasonic, Bogen/Manfrotto, Vinten and Cartoni for the development of video cameras and tripods for our industry. We are very proud to say what is in use today was due to the committee's feedback.
Marleen has exhibited her work in several photography shows, most recently her 5th solo show at the Newtown Municipal Center where she displayed over 100 photos of The 2nd Co. Governor's Horse Guard.
In Our Free Time
Well, there isn't much of that, but when we can we ride our bikes on the Rail Trails. Unfortunately living in CT the season is short so about the time we're in shape it's over. We both love the water any chance to visit a place by the ocean, or a lake we're there. Love boating, dining on seafood, reading a good book, and Marleen does the gardening while Bill complains about mowing. That's about it, mostly we're both working because we enjoy what we do. Oh, our Macs, can't live without those, and that is all we've used since day one.
Wrapping it Up
We actually have fun working with our clients and have formed many lasting friendships. Going with the flow we're very flexible, open to new ideas, and listen to what YOU want. Give us a call, we would love to discuss whatever you have in mind for yourself, or your business.
Some of our Clients
American Red Cross
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Attorney Anne Ragusa
Attorney David F. Bennett
Attorney Kathy Boufford
Bock and Blu Band
Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation
Danbury Ice Cabaret Ensemble
Coastal Aviation Industries
Dr Donald Gordon
Dr Perry Kest, D.D.S.
Dr Stephen Kest, D.D.S.
eFriend Marketing, LLC
Farms For City Kids
Holmes Fine Gardens
Iroquois Gas Co
Joe Sorge Studio
Julien Levy Foundation
Latham & Watkins Par Pharmaceuticals
Lord & Taylor
Matt Lecher Contracting
Midwestern CT Council of Alcoholism Inc.
Newtown Forest Association
Newtown Youth Academy
Women's Center Danbury
Richard Frankonis, CNN
Robert Cottingham, Artist
Robert Louis Company
Rumsey Hall School
Save The Children
Scotts Co-Miracle Gro
Stove & Stone Gallery
The Animal Center
The Graceful Planet
United Way of CT
Valley Veterinary Hospital
2 Dog 2000 Mile Walk
~ Giving Back ~
The 2nd Company Governor's Horse Guard
Since 2010 Marleen has documented The 2nd Company Governor's Horse Guard which is headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut. Her photos show all aspects of their events.
The 2nd Company Governor's Horse Guard is part of the organized militia of the State of Connecticut under direction of the Governor, and the National Guard. The dedicated Troopers are volunteers who give 300 hours of their time per year with life in the Horse Guard revolving around precision cavalry riding, care of their horses, a therapeutic riding program for people with disabilities, and ceremonial public events.
Catherine Hubbard Violet Foundation for the future CVH Animal Sanctuary
Catherine lost her life during the Sandy Hook School tragedy. She was the beautiful little red haired girl who when she grew up wanted to have an animal sanctuary.The Butterfly Parties have been the fundraisers for the animal sanctuary which is planned to break ground in Newtown, CT 2016.
Newtown Healing Art Space
After the tragedy in Sandy Hook art work was sent to Newtown/Sandy Hook from all over the world. Many art pieces were selected and displayed in the Healing Art Space for everyone to see. Marleen had the honor of photographing the opening on that special night.
Sandy Hook Ride on Washington
This was the first Sandy Hook Ride on Washington where 26 bicycle riders participated in a four day, four hundred mile journey from Sandy Hook, CT to Washington D.C. to draw attention to sensible gun regulations. Photos cover the Sandy Hook, to Ridgefield, CT portion.
Newtown Arts Festival
Marleen has been the official photographer for the festival since it began in 2012
The first Arts Festival for Newtown was a year in the planning and was a tremendous success. Not only was it filled with crafts and food, but it included workshops for children and adults, and dance and music all day long for two days!
Guests danced the night away at the Newtown Art Festival's Rooster Ball.
Marleen was the official photographer.