"Everyone has raved and raved and raved some more about our wedding photos. Shot in the desert near Joshua Tree. Outdoor boho-chic vintage-inspired wedding. Laurie is great for the creative couple that longs for high-end wedding photos." -Milla G.
"We're thanking our lucky stars that we found Laurie. Our search for a photographer was a bit like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, nothing felt just right. Until we met Laurie of Gather West. Her work spoke for itself. We met with her and Laurie was kind, free of ego and completely interested in our story. She wanted to know it all so she could understand us and capture our day in a way that was meaningful."- Mariah O.
"Laurie was fantastic. She did a great job with both our Engagement and Wedding photos. I'm someone who had never participated in any kind of photography shoot and to be honest, was unsure/ self conscious about what I was supposed to do. Laurie was so helpful in making me conformable and appear natural in the engagement photos that by the time the wedding came around I was a lot more at ease and relaxed." -Michael G.
"Laurie's eye for composition and lighting is incredible, and she is especially talented at still life shots. She is also a lovely person and a joy to be around, so it made me feel relaxed and comfortable when in front of the camera."-Emily B.
We do a limited number of weddings a year to ensure quality.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
We specialize in outdoor weddings & naturally love traveling. The majority of our weddings are all over California.
DO YOU BRING BACKUP GEAR?
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes, we carry a comprehensive liability policy.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
Turnaround time varies depending on time of year. 4-8 weeks when we are less busy. June-December is a busy time for us so delivery time is longer during those months. We do all photo processing in house, and like to get the color & other elements just right.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL YOU DELIVER?
We edit it down to a Gather West approved selection. Around 300 for elopements & city hall weddings & up to 1000 images for weddings 7 hrs+.
HOW DO WE GET OUR IMAGES?
You get fully processed high-resolution digital files that you can download from your wedding gallery. Or you can order a wood thumb drive.
Your photos are backed up by the gallery company for 10 years.
Some packages include an album. And albums/parent albums can be added on à la carte. We offer quality handmade, archival albums in linen or leather. Check out options here.
HOW DO I BOOK YOU FOR MY WEDDING?
Please fill out the inquiry form.
We take commissions on a first-come, first-served basis. And take a limited number of weddings per year. Some dates start to book up a little over a year out. But we still often get inquires less than 3 months out for elopements + city hall weddings.
A 50% deposit and a signed contract are required to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding.