Local couples choose Gary Evans Photography for epic, wall-worthy photographs and a bit of cheeky British humour on the side
Gary Evans’ love for photography and his love for a local, high profile decorator, Kim (Owner of The Creative Bride), has taken this creative, well-established British photographer across the North Atlantic – from the UK to the Kitchener-Waterloo/Cambridge area. And many brides are extremely happy that it did.
Gary Evans Photography focuses on making sure each couple’s wedding photos are unique. He says he is always looking to capture epic, “wall-worthy” shots. The team at The Ring had the opportunity to interview some of the brides from Gary’s recent wedding shoots and discovered that they were all just as in love with Gary’s winning personality and unique photography style as we are.
From the beginning
Gary Evans Photography is a self-taught photographer that built his business hands on and through working with other photographers in the United Kingdom. While he earned his first DSLR at the age of 18, he has officially been shooting weddings since 2006, with 350+ on his resume to date. But it was in 2014 that Gary moved to Canada to marry his true love, and plant roots firmly right here in the local market – including getting married, having a baby and building a business that continues to grow.
One of the things that sets Gary apart from other wedding photographers is his willingness to go the extra mile – both figuratively and literally. “I will take the time to scout locations with or without the clients to be able to find unique and interesting shots that I haven’t seen before,” says Gary. “I won’t have my clients have to settle for a wedding that they’ve seen before. My clients are unique and their wedding photographs should be too.”
Going above and beyond, with a bit of cheeky British humour
Gary’s personality is definitely one of the first things that stands out in the minds of many brides who have used Gary Evans Photography for their special day.
From the moment that a bride and groom sit down with Gary for their first consultation, he is able to put them at ease. His professional yet relaxed manner – along with a healthy dose of cheeky British humour – are among the qualities that so many couples are instantly attracted to. Of course, his beautiful wedding photos that capture all the emotion and spirit of the day don’t hurt either!
That was certainly the case with bride Kelly Lavis who had Gary take her wedding photos. “Our biggest reason for choosing Gary Evans as our photographer was how my husband and I just clicked with him. He was so genuine and didn’t try to sell us anything that we didn’t want or need. To us it was important to find someone who would not stand out as a photographer but rather would be almost be part of the wedding – and with Gary’s personality and professional ways he was perfect!”
Bride, Brittany Othmer agrees. “One of the reasons we chose Gary was because of the time he spent with me at our first meeting. My mom and I attended a wedding show and ended up in Gary’s booth. He approached us and took half an hour of his time talking with us, showing us his work and his cameras and he answered every question we had as other brides came in and out of the busy booth. That showed me his dedication, focus and desire to make his clients happy.”
One of Brittany’s favourite moments with Gary however was when he made the trek north to Muskoka with her and her fiancé to take their engagement photos. “Gary and his wife drove all the way up to cottage country to take photos in the same boat that my husband asked me to marry him on. We made a fun filled day out of it and it felt like we were just with our friends, out on the water on a hot summer day. Gary hopped off the boat onto someone’s dock to get the shot he was after!”
Epic and wall-worthy
Gary admits that he works really hard to make sure that the day is well planned, “… and I am rarely putting my camera down. I love looking for opportunities to get those epic “wall-worthy” photographs for my clients.”
So what makes a wedding photo epic and wall-worthy? For past bride, Lynsey Frangakis, it was a combination of things, “Gary’s photography had just the right amount of artistic touches. It isn’t so ‘out there’ that you are missing the traditional shots, but even these traditional shots have artistic touches and elements. He also took a lot of candid shots that really captured the emotional aspects of the day.”
According to Paige Delanghe Gary’s easy going style also facilitated the wall worthiness of the finished product. “The quality of the photos he took was impressive. Gary was so easy to work with, he was very personable and was able to meet all of our requests. He was able to make us feel comfortable which allowed for natural looking pictures that didn’t feel awkward or forced.”
Packages and pricing
Gary’s years of experience photographing weddings have taught him that every wedding is different and the ideal amount of time that he needs to properly convey a couple’s wedding story differs from couple to couple. Gary’s Signature Package does away with trying to cram all the photography into a set number of hours. “The couple and I go over what they need and determine a start and finish time, this way we make sure everything is captured and they don’t have to worry that time maybe running out before everything is captured.” Couples invest $4450 in this Signature Package ensuring they get exactly what they need.
Once the work is complete, couples will receive:
• Edited images that tell your wedding story.
• Downsized and re-sharpened versions of your edited images for easy upload onto social media sites.
• A DVD Slideshow of your edited images set to music.
• A high definition Mp4 slideshow.
• An online web album of your edited images to share with family and friends.
• Shared copyright so that you can print and share your images whenever you like, with permission.
Gary explains what goes into and comes out of each wedding photography package, “The goal is always to produce beautiful, intimate, epic wedding photographs that make my clients struggle to decide which photographs to put on their wall. I also want them to have enjoyed their day with me and have been wowed by how hard I have worked for them.”
Details, details, details
• The average bride spends $4450 with Gary Evans Photography.
• A deposit of $500 is required to book your date.
• Months to book ahead: There’s only one wedding a day, so the sooner you can book the better. Gary is happy to take last minute bookings if he’s available. Most couples book between 6 and 12 months ahead to help ensure that he is available.
Contacting Gary Evans Photography
Gary Evans at Gary Evans Photography can be reached by email directly using the form below 🙂 You can also visit Gary Evans Photography online at www.geweddings.ca.
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