Thanks for dropping by – we were hoping you would! We love meeting new people and hope you’re here to become some of our newest friends.
We are based in San Francisco California, but we love to travel and do it often. We use both film and digital cameras. The soft, warm look of film gets us ridiculously excited (plus, receiving processed film is equivalent to waking up on Christmas morning). Our focus has become capturing loving couples in natural light settings. Romance is magical and we can’t believe we have the opportunity to preserve it. We want to rejoice in celebrated moments and tear up during emotional ones (I really will, I’m a sap).
We only offer one wedding package. As your wedding photographers, all we care about is taking the best photos possible. We don’t want to check our watches while great moments are happening or leave before the final send off. The bride and groom shouldn’t be worried about what time we’re heading home. We don’t have limits on our time or the amount of images that we capture on your day. We also don’t limit the amount of photos that you receive. We are here to provide you with as many beautiful memories as we can, hoping that you will integrate these images into your life and share them lovingly with future generations.
Send us an email (Emily@theganeys.com)! We look forward to hearing from you!
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Cissy Xie · Married on 06/06/2020
Look no thurther, this is the best wedding photographer!
Emily and Thomas (wife & husband team) from The Ganeys are simply my favorite!! I say this both professionally and personally. I had a very long engagement - 15 months. Emily was the second vendor I hired after planner. We had over a year of interactions before meeting in person. The first time we met, it felt like we had been friends for a long time! On a professional level, Emily's customer care and attention to details are simply unmatched (so responsive, thoughtful and thorough). Not to mention the quality of her work. When selecting photographers, I did a lot of research, looking through vendors' full galleries (taking notes on light, composition, style, naturalness), as well as reading reviews. Out of the 20+ full galleries I reviewed from 5-6 photographers (highly recommend reviewing full galleries, not just the cherry-picking best photos from photographers' ins or websites), Emily's work just stood out (the full galleries are perfect, every single pic in her gallery was worthy for print and frame). Reviews were plenty and overwhelmingly good. The only thing that held me back a little was price. Matching her high quality work and stellar track record, Emily's package was not at the economical end of the range. But looking back, this is bar far the best wedding investment I've made (because the day went fast but the memories live in the beautiful photos and every time looking at them, I could feel the day again)! I still remember a comment from a previous review I read a year ago. It's something like "Emily's package wasn't cheap but looking back, we almost feel we did not pay her enough". That comment, along with the others, gave me a lot of confidence in making my decision, and I'm proud to say the same after having the experience with Emily and Thomas over the past year. I'd recommend them 200% to all my friends and everyone who looks at this review! Look no further, you are looking at the best one!Sent on 07/14/2020
Meaghan Beattie · Married on 09/28/2019
Incredibly talented, best decision we made
No words can truly do these two justice- they were the best decision we made! Not only are they incredibly talented, they have a true passion for capturing these memories that shines in every photo. When my husband and I first looked through all of the photos from our wedding day, it felt like I was gasping and saying "we should frame this one" or "this is definitely going in the album" with every picture. They even documented all the little details we didn't really get to see in the blur of the day- the seating chart we DIY’d, the table accents, even the bar signs. They took the time and effort to go to our venue before the day of to find all of the best spots for portraits and sunset, and found a couple of amazing places we never would have thought to focus on, but made for some of our favorite pictures.Sent on 11/09/2019
All of our wedding party and family commented on how amazing these two are, and how they seemed to be everywhere at once. They are so genuinely warm and made everyone feel really comfortable. The portraits of the two of us came out so wonderful, and I have no idea how we'll decide which are our favorites- they made two incredibly awkward people look romantic and natural. Emily’s advice on doing a first look was right on- I can't imagine not having had that time together beforehand to ease our nerves and have a few last memorable moments before starting our married life.
Part of what makes the Ganeys so special is that they truly care about getting to know and having a connection with the couples they work with. We were already sold on the idea of taking engagement photos for our save-the-dates, and it makes so much sense that they consider that a part of the whole experience. We had such a great time spending several hours with them the day of our engagement shoot, and then continued to be in touch during the planning process. Emily gave great advice and a proposed timeline, and by the time the actual day of our wedding came, we were excited to see our new friends again. They even sent us a coffee table book with favorite photos from our engagement shoot as a gift before the wedding, which was incredibly thoughtful and touching. As someone who is not at all comfortable in front of a camera, it made a huge difference to feel so comfortable with the people capturing our memories of that day. I am so thankful that we found these two and that they shared their talents and gave us this incredible gift of photos that we will look at for so many years to come. It’s also nice to know that we made two great new friends in the process. These two are such amazing people, and I'm so happy that they came into our lives!
Annie · Married on 05/18/2019
This is a long overdue review! I found The Ganeys when I was randomly on pinterest (which is a rare event) and fell in love with one of their images. After looking through their portfolio and finding out that they just moved to the Bay Area, I was absolutely floored and had to get on a call with Emily. From the onset, Emily was so amazing to talk to - extremely friendly and you could tell that she cares about the couple and the experience she is creating.Sent on 08/25/2019
Three reasons why working with The Ganeys is the best: 1) It is clear that Emily has a ton of passion for her couples and truly wants to get to know them. I'm so glad that we have become friends over the last year and got to enjoy dinner with them after our wedding was over! 2) She is extremely organized and professional - as someone who values planning, I knew I was in great hands with Emily's schedule and plan for our hectic wedding day. She also delivers images crazy fast - I didn't expect our wedding highlights to come back within a week. 3) She is so incredibly talented and she shoots in film as well. This is a KEY DIFFERENTIATOR! Anyone can take 100 shots within 5 seconds on a digital camera and find the best shot, but with film, you really have to capture the key moment precisely while making sure you have great lighting for the image. She does this so naturally and her film shots are so epic and artistic.
I never expected that our wedding would get featured in Style Me Pretty (I don't even follow SMP on IG), but this is all due to Emily's hard work in capturing an extremely long and crazy day!
Some additional thoughts regarding our experience during the engagement shoot and wedding day:
During our engagement shoot, Emily and Thomas were so comfortable to work with! They are hilarious together - Emily takes lead and Thomas follows with jokes and their dynamic makes the whole situation a lot more fun. I totally went into the shoot thinking we would get a ton of awkward shots (because we are the most unphotogenic couple, as evidenced by our typical vacation photos). But when the album came back, I was absolutely amazed. Even Tim was like "wow, I look REALLY good" - this is coming from the guy who dreaded taking photos. There were so many amazing pictures that we had a hard time picking our favorite for our save the date. After the engagement session, we immediately knew we were in good hands for the wedding and couldn't wait to see the two of them again! :)
A few days before our wedding, we saw that the forecast indicated heavy rain showers. I reached out to Emily to know that we were setting up Plan B plans, and she wrote back the sweetest response. Amidst all the stress of trying to move a ceremony location from outdoors to an indoor location, she knew all the right things to say in a very stressful period for us and I can't thank her enough for that. On the day of, she went ABOVE AND BEYOND anything a photographer should have been doing - making sure that we stayed dry and warm in the weather, holding my dress so that it didn't get soaked, guiding us on what to do when it came to cake cutting - all in all she was there for us every step of the way. And we could not have gotten through the day without her and Thomas. Their experience with so many weddings shines through as they're able to foresee what's going to happen next and plan for it before it even happens. It was a crazy and extremely memorable wedding day for us and there's no one else that we would have wanted to be there with us through it all!
Thank you Emily and Thomas for everything - you've created memories that we will cherish forever!!
Emily & her husband are one of the sweetest couples I've had the pleasure of working with. Their kindness and work ethic exceeded our expectations! Emily went out of her way to shoot extra detailed shots for the bride, even on days that she was not scheduled to work. She is super flexible with any changes requested of her and responds in a quick manner. Emily & Thomas genuinely care very much about their clients and will do whatever it takes to make their photos exactly how they imagined them. I also want to mention that she provided the couple with a bunch of sneak peak photos less than 1 week after the wedding... Following the full album (fully edited and downloadable in 3 different ways) 2 weeks after their wedding. I have NEVER worked with a photographer who got photos back to their clients so fast! And of course the photos speak for themselves... absolutely stunning!
Amazing to work with!!
Exceptional talent, professionalism, and heart. One of the greats!