Wendy G’s work has been featured in BRIDES, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The Knot, Brooklyn Bride, Essence Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and The Park Slope Reader. 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?
Timeless, Artistic, Real Life.... The most important elements are BEAUTIFUL LIGHT and REAL EMOTION.
Do you shoot on film?
Yes, I shoot on film for the all the aesthetic and archival benefits. My lab makes gorgeous high-resolution scans from the negatives. These are included in the high quality digital files that you'll receive. I shoot digitally for indoor ceremonies and at night.
How many pictures do you take?
As many as I need to! I just focus on documenting your wedding in a beautiful way. Typically I'll shoot 15-25 rolls of film plus some digital images. After editing, a ten hour day yields from 700 - 1000 proofs.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use professional medium format and 35mm camera systems and a DSLR.... plus I bring backup cameras, a light meter, flashes, small light stands, and LOTS of film.
Do you travel for weddings?
I sure do! For business or personal reasons, I've been to 17 countries on 5 continents. So let's talk about your wedding, your location, your inspiration and what you'd like regarding photography.
What happens if you get sick on our wedding day?
Since 2004 until now, I've NEVER missed a wedding. I can't think of a reason why I wouldn't be there. I suppose the only reason I wouldn't come would be for the same reasons you wouldn't come... like being hospitalized... in a coma. I've come to weddings in all sorts of circumstances including blizzards and a recent death in my family.
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.
Can we purchase an album later?
Absolutely! You can purchase an album until your 1st wedding anniversary at the same price as if you purchased it up front.
How soon do we get our wedding pictures?
You'll receive your edited wedding photos 2 months after your wedding. And your album will be ready within 4 months after you've placed your order.
Who will be our photographer?
I won't send a substitute or second photographer. Over time, I've found that no one else can experience a moment and photograph it like me or interact with people like I do….. so I'm the photographer. My assistant will help with equipment, lighting, and when necessary some supplemental photography, etc.
How much do you charge for weddings?
I've learned that each and every wedding couple is unique so I offer everyone a custom quote based on their desires. Similarly you wouldn't ask a dress designer how much they charge for a dress or a realtor how much apartments are, right? So I provide the same level of service for every wedding couple by creating a package that's not too small or not too big but is just right for them.
Do you do multi-day events?
Yes, I sure do! Contact me so we can discuss your event, the locations and your vision.
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
My Approach and What to Expect
My Approach 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.
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, Destination I Do, 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!