I didn't set out to be a photographer, it just kind of happened.... I couldn't tell you why for sure. What I can tell you is that I really love what I do and I spend a lot of time refining, perfecting and even obsessing over my work... It is a passion.
I have spent a lot of time reflecting on things such as what is my "style" of photography. Style comes with time and is a difficult thing to force. I think more important than style is being aware of the literal nature of the image I see and striving to go beyond that in an aesthetic sense to create a captivating image.
I began my career as a professional photographer in 1994. Though best know as a wedding photojournalist I also did headshots and entertainment industry still photographer. I photographed weddings and events in Chicago, Michican, Canada,California, Arizona for over 15 years. My unique blend of style is developed from a broad range of artistic and photographic experience. I am very comfortable and relaxed in both the studio and shooting on location, possessing the uncanny ability to be creative even under pressure. I am a strong advocate of killing your television and enjoys looking for beauty in everything, coffee and intense conversation. I currently live in Modesto, California.
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2 Reviews for Once Upon A Time Photography
Recommended by 96% of couples
Kianet · Married on 09/10/2010
Gilbert with Once Upon A Time Photography took some phenomenal pictures and his amazing taste made our wedding to be even more memorable.Sent on 12/07/2010
We believe that his photo shooting profession is among the highest in the industry
Thank you Gilbert for all of the nice and memorable moments you captured.
Kianet and Dave
Manjot · Married on 04/11/2009
Gilbert did a great job at our event and has been recommended to our friends and family. Gilbert meshed into our friends and family like he was one of our own. Along with great service and speedy turn around, Gilbert offered some of the best prices. You would be lucky to book this photographer...Sent on 12/07/2010