Jacek Dolata

Jacek Dolata

Lives in United States Hartford, CT, United States
Works as a Professional Wedding Photographer
Has a website at www.JacekDolata.com
Joined on Jul 26, 2009
About me:

Born in Poland, I immigrated to the U.S. in 1996, and now make my home in Connecticut together with my wife, two wonderful sons, blind Labrador Retriever, and frisky tiger cat.

Photography has been a passion of mine for decades, and I have been a full-time Professional Photographer since 2011. I focus and Specialize in Documentary Weddings and Lifestyle Portraiture. I love to interact with people. That is why I am very good at capturing the biggest as well as the smallest moments, which happen during the wedding day or while photographing families in their surroundings.

I am a perfectionist and always strive to deliver the best images. I pay attention to the backgrounds, composition and direction of light. Simply, Photography is my passion and I do this with the pride and heart.
I describe my style as traditional Romantic Photojournalism with a touch of Modern. My photographs are not only images - they tell a story. I focus on human emotion and observe people’s reactions in the moments which are happening around me. I have experience photographing a diverse array of weddings from couples who practice many different faith and community traditions, and I enjoy capturing those wonderful, romantic moments of brides and grooms from around the world as well as right here in Connecticut.

I started photographing back in Poland in the early 80’s. That was black and white 35mm film all developed from start to finish by myself in the darkroom. In ’90, I started experimenting with color negatives but my college education in the IT field took priority. The opportunity to rediscover photography came when I arrived in the U.S. in 1996.
In 2009, my family and I finally settled in CT, and I decided to pursue my dream career as a Professional Photographer.
I took Fine Art classes at Northwestern CT Community College and got my Photography Certification in summer of 2011. I joined PPA Professional Photographers of America and CTPPA Connecticut Professional Photographers Associations, and I won Awards for photographs I created within associations and Juried Shows. In 2015 the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) , Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalist Association (AG|WPJA) and International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) accepted my application and I am a proud active member of most exclusive professional associations in the World.
Professionally, I use a Digital Camera system, but if I have a chance I still shoot a roll of 35mm or medium format film, which I then develop and scan. Because I am so passionate about creating the finest images, I constantly strive to improve my style and learn something new each day.
Jacek Dolata Photography provides Wedding and Lifestyle Portraiture in New England and the Tri State area including:
Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), Rhode Island (RI), New Hampshire (NH), Vermont (VT), Maine (ME), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), or Pennsylvania (PA)
Best contact email: me@jacekdolata.com
Phone: 860-689-6670

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5Dmk3 multi-controller buton missing Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Jul 14, 2015
Lifestyle portraits taken with Fuji x100 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Sep 22, 2014
Fuji x100 For Sale in the USA, CT with Ultra Wide Angle optic made by Nikon For Sale and Wanted Sep 21, 2014
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Still loving my x100, few images. Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jul 22, 2014
*****Minichallenge 363, Public sleeping***** Canon Rebel (EOS 200D-800D) Talk Apr 19, 2013
*** Winners of Mini Challenge #383 *** Canon PowerShot Talk Apr 18, 2013
*** Mini Challenge #383 – Portraits *** Canon PowerShot Talk Apr 17, 2013
Fuji x100 and Hartford, CT Marathon Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Mar 31, 2013
*** Mini Challenge #377 ~ Thinking of Spring *** Canon PowerShot Talk Feb 21, 2013
Powershot G12 a good buy? Canon PowerShot Talk Feb 3, 2013
What's the most comfortable neck strap for Canon SLRs? Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Jan 30, 2013
*** Mini Challenge #374 ~ Cold *** Canon PowerShot Talk Jan 27, 2013
few pix from Cold and Wintery Northwestern CT, USA with x100 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jan 19, 2013
*** Mini-Challenge #373 ~ LAKESCAPES *** Canon PowerShot Talk Jan 18, 2013
Canon 5d mk2 - 8 photos from scotland Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Jan 6, 2013
*** Mini-Challenge #371 ~ Holiday Season *** Canon PowerShot Talk Dec 31, 2012
*** Mini-Challenge 350 - Winners!!! *** Canon Rebel (EOS 200D-800D) Talk Dec 30, 2012
*** Mini-Challenge: 350 - Happy holidays! *** Canon Rebel (EOS 200D-800D) Talk Dec 28, 2012
Fuji x100 and Holidays Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Dec 21, 2012
*** MiniChallenge #349, "Simplicity" *** Canon Rebel (EOS 200D-800D) Talk Dec 18, 2012
X-series pictures for the weekend of Dec 15-16, 2012 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Dec 17, 2012
New and Happy owner of Fuji x100 Fujifilm FinePix Talk Dec 12, 2012
Native Americans Veterans Day with G12 Canon PowerShot Talk Nov 12, 2012
Are either the new G15 or the Eos M or G1X suitable for doing $500 Weddings (Pics on a disc) Canon PowerShot Talk Nov 2, 2012
***Mini Challenge #364 – Action Photography *** Canon PowerShot Talk Oct 29, 2012
Canon 50mm f1.2 best price. Canon SLR Lens Talk Oct 25, 2012
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1DX - 800L f/5.6 - Cat Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk Aug 22, 2012
Owners - G1X Vs G12 Canon PowerShot Talk Aug 19, 2012
Fuji X10 question Fujifilm FinePix Talk Aug 16, 2012
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***Mini-Challenge #348--Your Favorite Picture This Year*** Canon PowerShot Talk Jun 14, 2012
****** Mini-Challenge 330 - Great sport ****** Canon Rebel (EOS 200D-800D) Talk Jun 12, 2012
Mini-Challenge #347 - Art, Artisans and their tools Canon PowerShot Talk Jun 6, 2012
*** Mini-challenge 329 *** Candid Canon Rebel (EOS 200D-800D) Talk Jun 2, 2012
*** WINNERS Mini-challenge #346-The Reflected Life *** Canon PowerShot Talk May 31, 2012
Memorial Day in The USA Canon Rebel (EOS 200D-800D) Talk May 29, 2012
Memorial Day in The USA Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk May 29, 2012