With over 15 years of experience as a fine art wedding and portrait photographer, Wendy G is still known for a natural, timeless style. She specializes in the time-honored analog photographic process as well as digital photography.
timeless photography since 2004
based in Brooklyn New York, available everywhere
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
I love the look of your pictures! What's your style?
Natural, Artistic, Real Life.... The most important elements are BEAUTIFUL LIGHT and REAL EMOTION.
Who will be our photographer?
I don't use substitute or second shooters. Over time, I've found that no one else can shoot like me or interact with people like me or experience a wedding like me….. so I'm the photographer. An assistant helps with equipment, lighting, etc.
Do you shoot film or digital?
I shoot on film for the aesthetic and archival benefits. My lab makes gorgeous high-resolution scans from the negatives. These are the same high quality digital files that you'll receive. I also shoot digitally.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use professional 120 and 35mm cameras and DSLRs.... plus backup cameras, light meters, light stands, radio triggers, and LOTS of film.
How many pictures do you take?
As many as I need to! I just focus on documenting your wedding in a beautiful way. An eight hour day yields from 400 - 600 proofs.
Do you travel for weddings?
I sure do! Contact me for custom travel packages.
We're narrowing down our choices. Can you hold our date?
Because I receive numerous inquiries for limited availability, I won't hold your wedding date without your contract and retainer.
My Approach and What to Expect
I approach every wedding and portrait session looking for the authentic, true love that’s already there. I capture that love as beautifully as possible. I call it fine art because the photograph isn’t a literal document if what you look like, but it’s a representation of the essence of who you are and the love that you share. I believe that your wedding and family photographs should be timeless, without props or filters, or any trace of trendiness. I shoot a lot of film which, obviously, contributes to my classic, timeless style. I like to let children be children and not force anything on them. And as a photographer who is also a pediatrician, I won’t do any unnatural or unsafe poses with your baby. Babies position themselves in a way that’s already comfortable for them. And that’s exactly how I want to photograph them. They’re absolutely beautiful just the way they are! They don’t ever need props.
What to Expect
I’ll give you styling tips regarding makeup and what to wear, which is especially important for maternity portraits. I’ll guide you (with proper social distancing) through natural, comfortable poses. And once you have your proofs, I’ll help you select that one stunning image that you’ll want to frame. I’ll also take care of the design process to create a clean layout for your fine art wedding or portrait album. And you can always give feedback for any design tweaks to make the album just perfect. I make myself available by phone, text, email, Skype, or for in person meetings as needed throughout the process. I believe in service and taking good care of my clients. I aim for a high level of support so that you needn’t agonize over any of this stuff. Because you’re too busy for that.
Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job at our wedding! My family & friends just loved you. We have been taking a peek at the teaser photos & we saw the slide show... they are amazing! My friends & family have been calling me to tell me how wonderful they look. It all is perfect from how you captured the little details like the flowers & place cards to capturing the hilarious moments when people started to get silly (yes, our friends like to party as you could see)... also I just love the pictures of Cameron & I. They are so beautiful! What an incredible eye you have. Thank you, thank you, thank you!... Best regards, Grace
ABOUT WENDY G
I have an eclectic group of friends and love to travel. So far, I've been to 17 countries on 5 continents... and counting. I'm inspired by art -- cinema, music, books, theater, dance, visual arts, and of course, photography. I'm also inspired by real people and real life, so I'm a habitual "people watcher". To me, human beings are the most fascinating things on earth.
My first taste of wedding photography was at my cousin's destination wedding. They had this amazingly cool, fun, intimate wedding on the beach in Jamaica. I can still remember everything. I was just so happy to be running around with a bunch of cameras and a bag full of film taking pictures of everything and everyone. I'm essentially the same person but with much more experience.
I've had the pleasure and honor of creating timeless wedding and family photographs for my clients since 2004. I've also enjoyed the privilege of seeing my photographs featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, BRIDES, The Knot, The New York Times, Essence Magazine, Brooklyn Bride, The Park Slope Reader, and the NY Daily News.
Thank you so much for stopping by my online portfolio.
I hope I get a chance to meet you and work with you!