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Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography is a local and destination wedding photographer based in Gastonia, North Carolina. Owner Gwen has experience working on every side of the lens as lead creative, second photographer, and even model. This multi-faceted understanding allows her to guide couples through their wedding photography and break through any camera shyness so their authentic love can shine.

GETTING MARRIED IN EUROPE OR SOUTH AMERICA? I WILL PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING FOR FREE (with travel expenses paid by couple).

Once you hire Gwen, she and her team will become your personal hype girls and walk with you every step of the way until the big day! She leads an all-woman team who can handle everything from timeline scheduling, mini-emergencies, family members, bustling dresses, and will even join you in busting a move or two on the dance floor. Rest assured you will know exactly who is coming to photograph your wedding and have an established, trusting relationship - essential for a smooth wedding day.

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Services Offered

Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography specializes in portraiture and intercultural weddings. A seasoned traveler and bilingual, Gwen loves traveling for wedding photography and has covered events from Washington to Honduras. She strives to capture the true emotion of your union, offering gentle guidance mixed with candid photography. Gwen's editing style complements her approach, enriching the existing palette and using minimal trends to ensure portraits stay timeless. She offers a choice of three signature wedding packages, plus an option for elopements, engagement, bridal, and boudoir sessions. You can also enlist add-ons such as curated mini-polaroid images and a second photographer.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,200

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,600

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
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Reviews of Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography

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Gwen, a wedding photographer at The Union Exchange wedding venue, receives glowing reviews from multiple couples. She is praised for her professionalism, flexibility, and ability to capture beautiful photos. Gwen is described as calm, organized, and helpful, even in potentially stressful situations. She is highly recommended for her exceptional photography skills and the overall positive experience she provides for couples on their wedding day.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Gwen, a wedding photographer at The Union Exchange wedding venue, receives glowing reviews from multiple couples. She is praised for her professionalism, flexibility, and ability to capture beautiful photos. Gwen is described as calm, organized, and helpful, even in potentially stressful situations. She is highly recommended for her exceptional photography skills and the overall positive experience she provides for couples on their wedding day.

Kelly
Kelly B. Sent on 10/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend For Top Notch Photography!

Gwen did the photography for a wedding we had on my venue The Union Exchange in April 2023. She was amazing. So easy to work with and extremely professional... not to mention her photos turned out GORGEOUS! Happy to recommend her to any brides looking for a fantastic photographer.
Kirby
Kirby L. Sent on 11/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire her now.

Gwen is absolutely amazing!!! She is so sweet and kind and the type of hype girl you NEED at your wedding! My husband and I met with Gwen over video chat a few times to get details and a schedule all worked out before the big day. Unfortunately, we were running behind schedule (Not because of anything Gwen did or didn't do. It was completely our fault.) and Gwen was just so great and ran with it. Never once did she stress us out saying we needed to hurry up or get here or there quickly. Looking back at it, I just really appreciated how calm she stayed throughout the craziness. She was so professional; it didn't phase her a bit. And we were able to get all the shots we had told her that we wanted and it was such a wonderful day. Oh, and her photos were AMAZING! Definitely would hire her again, 1000% worth your money!
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Elise Sent on 12/26/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best experience!!

Gwen is鈥MAZING! Choose her. You won鈥檛 regret it. She made my day even more special and memorable. Friendly, communicated well through the whole process and was flexible. I can鈥檛 thank her enough! Best decision!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner

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Claire Bejarano Navia
Claire Bejarano Navia
Associate and Second Photographer

Claire is an incredible photographer hailing from Iowa with a double bachelors degree in Photography and Intercultural Studies, making her a jewel in the photography industry and a beloved friend to all. She shines most brightly in intimate couples sessions and capturing every perfect moment at a wedding. Claire and Gwen met in college and have since photographed numerous events together. When Claire isn't taking or editing photos, she is playing with her two kids, baking, or tending to her plants. She would be a joyful addition to your wedding plans!

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Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography frequently asked questions

Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • Add'l Hours
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Traditional
Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Digital Files
Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Gwendolyn Vanegas Photography currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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