42 Reviews for Gina Clyne Photography
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Gina is amazing! When choosing a photographer, we were drawn to her photos because they felt unique and it was clear she had a point of view. So many wedding photos felt generic to us but hers were artful and full of life. We wanted a documentary style of photography that told a story without us having to spend a lot of time posing or stepping out of the moment to take pictures. We also wanted personality and a cool perspective, and Gina's eye is special. That was obvious looking at her website.
We don't live in L.A., so our first "meeting" with Gina was via phone. Even through the phone we felt that talking to Gina was like talking with a friend, and it was obvious from the start that we were on the same page in our goal to capture our wedding in a way that felt natural and organic to us. She is a great listener and clearly dedicated to her clients' wishes. We felt that in the first phone call and we definitely felt it at our wedding. It was totally natural to have her there and genuinely felt like she was our friend, so easy to talk to and so fun! One guest described her as being "nowhere and everywhere" as a photographer, and that's so true. She seemed both omnipresent and not at all intrusive. Our wedding day brought a crazy storm and, with it, crazy unpredictable last minute changes. Gina was not only totally flexible and responsive, but in seeing our wedding photos, we realized that she told the story of that day and its weather in the most beautiful, true way. The pictures capture the emotion and vibe of the whole event so, so well, and we will cherish them forever. We loved hanging out with Gina, we love our pictures, she is organized and professional beyond any other vendor we worked with, and we would recommend her a thousand times over. Her affordability is just a bonus. She's the best!
If you're looking for a photographer who is warm, caring, professional, and awesome — hire Gina! We had the extreme pleasure of working with her this past year, and all we can say is WOW! From our initial meetings to planning up through the big day, Gina was extremely communicative and helpful. We were so happy to have someone who took the time to understood our wants and needs, but also our insecurities and doubts. Gina is a pro at making even the most camera-shy folks comfortable, and she takes photos that make you think "damn, we look sexy!" Throughout our wedding day, Gina did a fantastic job of snapping incredible candid images (like we asked), and when we got a chance to sit down and look through our wedding gallery finally, we were amazed. Gina's work is thoughtful, engaging, and extremely high-quality. You're not going to get some cookie cutter shots with Gina - but if that's what you wanted, she could certainly pull it off! I cannot recommend her enough!
Gina Clyne Photography was the first vendor that I contacted - and I am so happy that I did.
I can't say enough good things about Gina. We were so happy to have her as a part of our wedding. She had a shot list of portraits to work though, but after that is where she really shines. The main thing I was looking for in a photographer was someone who could shoot photojournalism style, and Gina delivered. She was always right there, but never in the way. And not only are our photos gorgeous but she really captured the personality of our guests. She was just a pleasure to work with.
And as many others have mentioned, Gina is very affordable. But honestly, if she had charged double she would have been worth every penny.
Thank you, Gina! You truly are a gem!
I love how Gina captured our wedding. I look back at the pictures and I’m instantly transported back to the loud, colorful, joyous weekend spent with family and friends in Mexico. She documented it perfectly – from the gorgeous scenery to the tiniest of details. I am amazed at how one person could capture so much without me once feeling like I had a photographer in my face. Gina puts everyone at ease. She’s able to wrangle people and move a timeline along while keeping everyone in the party vibe. She’s an experienced traveler which was another one of the many reasons why she was the perfect fit for our destination wedding. Also, she’s so lovely my parents still would like to adopt her. I’m honored to have Gina photograph our special day and I’m so thankful for the photos we will cherish forever.
Gina Clyne is incredible and you should hire her immediately. What attracted us initially to Gina was her photo journalistic documentary style of photography which easily stood out in a sea of wedding photography websites. Thankfully when we met her in person, Gina proved to be very easy going and had a laugh that was not only infectious but put us at ease the day of which made being photographed by her a breeze. My husband and I cannot put into words how much we love our photos and we are so thankful we found Gina.
Gina is so immensely talented.She photographed our elopement at San Francisco City Hall and followed us around as we explored SF for the day. She made us feel so comfortable and was able to perfectly capture the candid moments, personal moments, and authentically posed shots.
I am so glad that we chose Gina to be with us on our wedding day. Since we eloped, it was crucial to have a good personality fit as our 'third wheel'. Gina went above and beyond. She was our witness, she was our sounding board, she made us feel comfortable, made us laugh and coached us through things.
The photos that we received from Gina from our day together perfectly capture the happiness that was experienced. Whenever I look at them now, I grin ear to ear. It's such a great feeling having those special moments captured just as you remember them, and thats where Gina truly excels.
First off, Gina is a gem. Her photographs should really speak for themselves but if you need any more convincing, read on. We hired Gina for an exceptionally special occasion - our wedding. We communicated to Gina that we weren't into the whole corny, trite wedding photos where the couple is like looking deep into each other's eyes in front of a tree shaped like a heart or whatever. She started the process with a thorough questionnaire all about what we wanted for our day. She really guided us through our day and what we wanted to make it extra wonderful. When our day finally came, Gina was there snapping the most beautiful photos we have! She was professional but so friendly and warm and immediately put us (two camera shy introverts) not just at ease but smiling and dancing and having fun like there wasn't a camera in sight. It was a perfect day and she just made it better. Flash forward to having our photos delivered! We were truly in awe of Gina's work. and we weren't the only ones - our whole family has framed, shared and loved our photos.
We can't speak highly enough of Gina so I hope this review is sufficiently gushing.
Gina is an incredibly talented photographer and such a kind, relatable person to work with! She photographed our wedding on a farm in Ojai, CA. My husband and I live in Seattle, so Gina and I talked on the phone leading up to the wedding to go over the flow of the day. We greatly appreciated her suggestion to take family & wedding party formals before the ceremony, which allowed us to seamlessly celebrate with our guests after the ceremony. We were so grateful for her flexibility and creativity as the wedding unfolded, scoping out the farm to find a perfect place to take our first-look and formal photos. Gina has such a calming presence, and we felt so comfortable around her, which really helped us to relax and have an amazing time!
The photos themselves are wonderful--they captured our joy, the personality and energy of our guests, and the natural ambiance of our wedding site. Gina caught so many sweet, funny, and honest moments! It was amazing to look through the collection and experience even more nuances and moments than we remembered in the blur of the day. The prints are gorgeous--I framed our favorites and they make me smile every time I see them. I highly recommend Gina!
Gina is an amazing photographer - her intuitive nature and awareness makes working with her on such an important occasion not only smooth, but enjoyable. She was always professional and during the event was so unobtrusive that I do not remember ever seeing her during the ceremony, which is important to me as photographers who do not have this skill can be very distracting.
We were so happy with images from the wedding that we have hired her for our second wedding celebration taking place in Jamaica in the fall. We can not recommend her highly enough, Gina is fantastic!
Gina is incredible. If you need a wedding photographer, hire her. I promise you will not be disappointed. She was helpful and responsive in all of the planning, and carefully laid out our options and was enthusiastic and understanding about our vision. She is organized and knowledgable, which makes planning with her so absolutely effortless! The day of the wedding she managed to be what seemed like everywhere at exactly the right time in the most mind-bogglingly somehow un-invasive way. Gina captured all of the most perfect details and candid moments that combined to create a complete and comprehensive time capsule of my wedding day. Her enthusiasm for her craft, her talent and her intuitive artistic approach have me absolutely convinced that she would be excellent at capturing any event.
If you are at all interested in hiring Gina for your photographer needs - seriously, just do it. I found Gina on A Practical Wedding's vendor directory and I'm so so glad I found her. First of all, her prices are literally unbeatable, not even for a major city, just overall, unbeatable. And not only is she incredibly affordable, but she also makes a microloan through Kiva to a woman owned business, which is pretty awesome.
I hired Gina for my engagement and wedding photos for my "destination" wedding in LA. From the very first email, I could tell she was an awesome, down to earth person, and she was even better in person. My husband and I are not the outgoing type, so the engagement shoot was very nerve racking for us but Gina not only found an AMAZING location to shoot at - which was exactly what I was looking for, just couldn't find myself - but helped us to feel more comfortable in front of the camera. I'm not into the typical engagement photo shoots that are super posed and she helped us achieve exactly what we wanted.
For the wedding - I just want to start out by saying that multiple people came up to me to tell me how awesome my photographer was. How often does that happen?? Gina was there from the getting ready photos until the dance floor and every step of the way she was amazing! She was very professional, patient, and knew exactly what she was doing and she did it very well. I seriously, I wish that I could've invited Gina as a guest because she fit in so well.
Gina is a truly a great photographer, for both weddings/events and her personal work. I know friends and family that have paid 5x's+ more than what I paid for my photos and they weren't anywhere as happy as I am with my photos. Every photo I received from Gina was amazing and I *highly* recommend her!!
We loved working with Gina for our courthouse wedding! We interviewed a few photographers, but we picked Gina because she seemed most like someone we would already be friends with. She has a very kind and calming presence, which came in handy because the courthouse was a madhouse that day (we'll be sharing our anniversary with a LOT of couples!). It was super crowded and crazy, which led to our timeline running longer than expected, but Gina took it all in stride, and our photos turned out great. Gina did a wonderful job capturing the story of our wedding, including many lovely candid shots of us and our families. She has a great eye for composition and small moments, and she is as adept at capturing humor as emotion. On top of that, she is as organized as she is chill (a rare combination), and very responsive with all communication, even after the wedding. Highly recommended!
IN THE NAME OF LOVE, STOP SEARCHING NOW. GINA CLYNE IS YOUR BEST OPTION. I searched high and low for a wedding photographer and I am 100% convinced Gina is the BEST. She will capture the moments that will tell the story of your wedding day, fit within your fair budget, communicate well with you throughout the process leading up to the wedding and the actual day, be organized, be professional, and be such a genuinely dear human being that you will be pinching yourself to be so fortunate to have her as your wedding photographer. I am! Her rates are FAR more affordable than others, while her quality of photography and photo-journalistic style is still far SUPERIOR than others. It's high value for a fair cost, I promise. Affordable, artistic, genuine, and on-point.
Gina's professionalism and work exceeded all expectations. My husband and I will treasure her work forever!
We found Gina through A Practical Wedding as a recommendation for an affordable photographer. It was true - her rates were potentially half of other photographers we spoke to. But cheating out wasn't our only objective - knowing that we weren't going to have a videographer, it was very important we found a photographer who was going to truly document the entire day top to bottom and that is exactly what Gina and her assistant, Shane did.
We first met Gina at a coffee shop to talk about our thoughts for our wedding. At this point we had met with 5 other photographers at the same coffee shop, and were getting a little exhausted. Everyone had beautiful photos to share, and some of them even shot our venue and knew the best angles, but it was really important that the person who was going to follow us around like a stalker on the most important day of our lives be someone we wanted to hang out with. Gina was 100% that girl. She's an artist and a journalist and an all around super rad chick. Over an hour of coffee we fell in love and the deal was done. We opted for Gina's biggest packages - 2 photographers for a full 10 hours and an engagement session all for less than $3000.
The engagement session was super fun. We had some loose ideas of where to go - strolling around our neighborhood, checking in at a favorite bar, going to a nearby park. She was up for it all. She didn't put us in weird forehead to forehead
poses. She just hung out with us for an afternoon and took THE MOST AWESOME PICTURES EVER. We got them back within a few weeks and love all of them.
We haven't gotten our wedding photos back yet (the wedding was just 3 days ago!) but the day went exactly like we wanted it to. She had a shot list of some family and bridal party photos, but our main focus was to be on candids and her and Shane were all over it like respectful paparazzi. We can't wait to see what comes back!!!
For our wedding invitations on "The Knot" we used Gina Clyne's photos from a wedding we attended more than a year before we got married because the pictures were so amazing. She's like a ninja photographer capturing every moment before you even know it's happening. Very professional, courteous and just great pictures!
Gina took beautiful family formals and all our individual pictures for our wedding. We love the photographs. Gina is a joy to work with and we felt so comfortable with her. That energy really shows in our pictures. We couldn't imagine a better photographer to capture our new family. She turned the pictures around quickly and her gallery service is a breeze to work with. We highly recommend booking Gina for your event.
Gina Clyne is a very talented photographer. Not only does she have a great eye but she has a calming personality. Her presence at my wedding ended up being one of the reasons the night turned out so well. She was always in the right place at the right moment, I never once had to think about where she was, she just knew where to be. Once we got our photos back we were extremely impressed by the quality and quantity of all of them. Now that our friend are getting married they are coming to us to ask for Gina's name because they remember what a great person she was to have on board and they love our wedding photos as much as we do.
Gina is AMAZING. From the moment we found Gina's website, we were pretty sure we'd stumbled upon someone fantastic. And when we had our first introductory meeting with her, we knew we had.
We threw an untraditional wedding: a Prom at a local high school. Some of the vendors we spoke with seemed a bit confused why someone would want to do something like that. Others seemed baffled by the seemingly circular logic of the idea: "Don't most proms these days try to imitate weddings?" But from the moment we told her, Gina *got* it. Truly. And even more importantly, got us.
She came prepared, having done lots of research beforehand on prom imagery -- both in the literal, Google image search sense, and in the fantasy prom sense of Sweet Valley High covers and John Hughes movies.
She showed up hours beforehand to scout the school and figure out the best places to inspire both of those ideas. And she worked with us in advance on timelines and family groupings so we were sure not to miss anyone or anything.
But most importantly, she brought a positive energy with her the entire night, that radiated from behind the camera to whoever was in front of it.
I cannot say enough amazing things about her -- her eye, her creativity, her preparedness and professionalism, and just her as a person. We feel so lucky to have found her, and are excited to glowingly recommend her to anyone who will listen.
It was really hard to find a photographer that matched our personalities, style, and budget. We aren't into glamour shots or staged photo shoots. I found Gina originally on http://www.wpja.com/ looking for somebody to capture our wedding on 7.24.16 in Topanga Canyon. Gina was the first photographer who we met with and we booked her literally that same evening or the next day. My husband, who is highly skeptical and researches in detail everything before he makes a decision, also agreed to book her. WHY you may ask?
Well, Gina made us feel at home and at ease, as if we were just talking to one of our friends. We met up in a coffee shop in Echo Park. Her smile and laughter, her mission, you can tell she enjoys doing what she does, AND she has a passion for it. You can just tell she has the EYE to capture one of the best days of her lives, we trusted she was the person to do it. But that was then. Speed up to after our wedding now.
Gina and her assistant truly delivered some beautiful photos of our wedding. I got to see somethings that played out that we couldn't see in our perspectives that day and it truly was hilarious, priceless, and joyous. Gina and her assistant seemed to be everywhere that day without us even knowing! She captured friends and family having a great time, catching all their wonderful personalities. She also captured our personalities, bride and groom !!
I am amazed at every single photo, all 1400 of them that she took of our wedding! As I look through our photos, I can relive this wonderful day all of over again. I can see the love from our friends, families, and guests poured all over the photographs. No words can express how thankful we are to have Gina Clyne Photography be such a pivotal part of our day!
I found Gina through A Practical Wedding. At first glance, it was the exact style of photographer I had been looking for. Then I saw her rates, and I thought it must be too good to be true, but she truly delivered above and beyond.
Even though we live in San Francisco, the wedding was held in San Juan Capistrano, so I was not able to meet with her in person until the day of the wedding, but she was so great with communicating via email and on the phone before the wedding, that it felt like we had built a great relationship before we even came face to face.
Not only did the photographs turn out beautiful, she is also extremely well organized, making the day of the wedding go as smooth as possible, which was a huge life saver!
Oh and not only is she awesome and affordable, but if you go with her, she will make a Kiva loan to a woman from another country who is trying to grow her small business and improve her quality of life.
Basically, Gina is the best!
I cannot say enough good things about Gina! She was absolutely amazing to work with. When I was researching photographers for our wedding I was immediately drawn to her style of photography - more casual, relaxed, and was always ready to catch moments as they happened. She was so kind and professional and SNEAKY! I loved all the candid shots she was able to capture of us and all of our wedding guests! Before we received our pictures from her, there were so many shots I was wishing she had captured. I thought she had missed some moments but I was SO wrong (I told you she was sneaky). She literally photographed everything big and small and going through all the photos really helps us relive the amazing day we had :)
When I came across Gina Clyne's photography I thought for sure she was going to be out of our price range. Wedding planning has you scanning through mountains of photographers and with price costs that could eat half your budget. I was relieved to see Gina's prices were not only in our range, but her work also out shined nearly every photographer out there. After our first conversation I knew she was a perfect fit for us. She immediately understood our vision and brought her professional skills to the table. The day of the wedding went by in a flash. When we received our photos back I was overjoyed with how many beautiful, heartwarming and cheerful candids she captured without even realizing she was right there to catch them.
All our family and friends gushed over the photos. She not only captured my husbands and I most memorable moments, but also our guests and loved ones celebrating our day with us. It's the perfect album documenting our favorite day.
I hired Gina for my wedding this past March at Orcutt Ranch in the San Fernando Valley. All I have to say is she far exceeded any and all expectations I had for a wedding photographer. She was the most helpful and organized person before I even met her, constantly keeping up with me through email months before our wedding. On our wedding day, she was so punctual and she had such a warm aura to her that makes you feel totally relaxed in front of the camera. She took the most stellar pictures and she sent us our photos in a beautiful, unique personalized flash drive. On top of all of this, she is so so reasonably priced and donates to charity. there is no reason not to hire her for your next event.
We couldn't be happier to have had Gina as the photographer for our March elopement! There are so many photographers to choose from, but what drew us to Gina was 1) her stunning and dynamic photos (of course), 2) that she is reasonably priced (and especially at a time when the Canadian dollar was so bad), and 3) Her mandate to make a Kiva loan for every wedding that she books.
Gina's general enthusiasm and openness was evident from our first email correspondence with her. She was always quick to respond, and she was just so helpful, even suggesting a few vendors that we were still missing. We eloped in Palm Springs, and were coming from quite a distance, so our wedding day was our first actual meeting with Gina. We were instantly comfortable with her - she reminded us of friends from home! Gina's photojournalistic style 100% suited our aesthetic. Her photos are able to tell a story and capture the emotions at that exact moment; a gift that comes with passion and experience.