In short, Lisa (of The Wedding Collective) and Gary are absolutely the best. Lisa is the most responsive, kind, wonderful person who made the booking process so easy and exciting. Gary is just the most calming, charming, easy-going, and talented of souls. We are so thrilled with our photos..... he captured everyone at their very best and also their most sweetly candid; all of the moments we now have on film are so heartfelt and special. In the week leading up to the wedding, we hopped on a call with Gary to introduce ourselves, go over specifics about the day....by the time we got off the phone—nearly two hours later—we felt as though we had just hung up with an old friend.. The day of the wedding, Gary showed up early to scout, set up the “photo booth,” and then threw himself into shooting. (I put photo booth in quotes, by the way, because really, we felt as though Gary captured incredible portraits of all who stood before his lens. There was nothing ‘point and shoot’ about these images.....) Nothing about Gary’s images are forced or posed. They are ethereal yet grounded, timeless, and simply beautiful. They are images we will cherish always.
Gary photographed my sister’s wedding and we knew once we saw the very first pictures from her day, that we wanted him to photograph ours as well. We love his photography style - it’s very informal and relaxed - which fit perfectly with our wedding. Looking through our wedding photos you could really get a sense of what it was like to be there on that day. Gary captured all the little details so perfectly - nothing was left out and we can honestly say that we could not have imagined anything more complete and amazing! Besides the outstanding photography, Gary and Lisa from The Wedding AC are really down to earth, and truly genuine people. They made everyone feel relaxed - and it showed in the photos. Everyone looks re- ally natural and Gary really captured their personalities. The box we received with our photos and Polaroids from the photobooth, was so nicely hand packaged, every detail was so considered. You can tell they really care about their craft and quality. Start to finish - a really memorable experience and beautiful photographs.
We can’t say enough good things about the bi-costal wonder that is the Wedding Artists Collective! On a friend’s recommendation, we hired Gary to photograph our wedding at Brooklyn Winery and are so, so happy we did! Hiring Gary for our New York wedding though he lives in California (and we wouldn’t be able to meet face to face prior to the day) could have been viewed as a gamble. But It was clear from the first phone call we had with Gary that no matter the geological distance, he was the perfect person to capture our day. He felt like an old friend by the end of the phone call, remembering details about us both. Gary seems genuinely in awe of weddings and gives off loving vibes. He has an incredibly laid back style that went perfectly with the relaxed attitude we wanted for our wedding. He let us do things at our pace and was there to catch the story as it was unfolding. He was able to capture both the moments and the details of our day with impeccable timing and artistic vision. Throughout the planning process and the actual wedding day, Gary (and Lisa)’s positivity, warmth, and professionalism was reassuring and made us feel at ease. The photos we have now are incredible and unforgettable, and we, our friends and family all love them! Gary and his second shooter Cadence Kennedy were able to put a special touch on our moments that give them a classic, timeless quality. The more we look at them, the more we love them. We can relive our wedding day whenever we want by looking at the story of the day captured by Gary (which at this stage is about 5-6 times a day!). We really can’t express enough how amazing our photos look and how much we would recommend Gary.
Hiring Gary was one of the best decisions that we made. We chose him because we loved his aesthetic, and what a delight to find that he was also a wonderful presence throughout our entire wedding weekend! He blended in, made people feel unselfconscious and won over our parents and friends. He also was receptive to feedback about photos we wanted taken and our comfort levels throughout the whole day. We love the finished product! One thing I didn’t even realize before we received our photos is that so few wedding photographers can elegantly capture a dance floor while also communicating the energy of a wedding, and Gary really nailed it. I’d recommend him to anyone who’s looking for a journalistic approach to chronicling an event. Thank you Gary and Wedding AC!
Gary! We were so happy that you were a part of our wedding weekend. We felt an extra level of support knowing that you just “got it” all. We appreciate the extra mile. The photos are proof of that. We are so happy with the images and grateful that we got to know you through the process.