The way you all tell a story through pictures is just beautiful.

You all were such a joy to to work with, whether it was nice conversation as we were all getting ready or the joyful presence throughout the entire night. We appreciate your flexibility your artful eye and the ease of the night. 

I seriously looked through the pictures over and over again last night and we could not be more happy with them. They way you all tell a story through pictures is just beautiful. We love the way the day was captured and the memories we will forever be able to look back on. 

You all have been a blessing to us on our special day!

— Callie Fry

They were present when I got down on one knee.

I was at church with no intention of having a photographer when I proposed to my lady today... but I was encouraged by others to get Pily and Sam to captivate the moment. Pily and Sam made themselves available THE SAME DAY, and were present at the VMFA when I got down on one knee... I couldn’t be happier that they were willing and ready, and oh so able. They are awesome!!

Thanks, Sam and Pily!!!

— Gregg Loughridge

“There is nothing missing…”

We are seriously obsessed with every single photo. There is nothing missing or nothing I would want that we didn't get or didn't get enough of. Every moment is captured perfectly and they all look just like us and everything we would've wanted. They are just so stinking beautiful and amazing and I can't stop looking at them. Thank y'all so much!!!!!!!! 

— Lauren Darling


I almost died when I saw you dancing.

Besides the amazing family and friends you two were the ABSOLUTE highlight and best part of the wedding.  SO fun and professional and I almost died when I saw you dancing- It make me so happy to see you both having fun too!  You both are so spectacular and I cannot thank you enough!  

— Meredith Riley

They caught so many special moments that now I can relive. 

Such a perfect day. They say your wedding day flies by, and it did, but The Gernands - Photography caught so many special moments that now I can relive it every time i look through the photos. I really can't say how thankful I am to have had them as a part of our special day, Pily and Sam are not only talented in their art of photography but they are a genuinely kind hearted and a loving couple, so it was a privilege to have had you two at our day . I hands down recommended them for any of your photography needs .

— Erin Labudzik



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