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're a hot commodity!”

Capturing a relationship is a fine art with The Gernands, I felt they exceeded any expectation I had for photographing our engagement session. They have the ability to not only appreciate the fine art of photography but value the couple they are photographing. The entire experience felt natural from start to finish. It is not every day you find a husband and wife team that work in complete unison. It was inspiring to watch them as professionals and as a couple. I can't say enough about The Gernands and don't think twice if you're considering booking them. Do it immediately (they're a hot commodity)!

— Ana DiLoreto

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 just so much life and emotion in the images they capture”

Sam and Pily did a phenomenal job capturing the joy and excitement of our wedding day. They are naturals behind the camera and they made us feel so comfortable in front of it. They have an eye for beauty and did a great job finding hidden nooks and crannies around our venue for our wedding portraits. They were also incredibly helpful throughout the planning process-- they were professional, quick to respond, and let us know exactly what to expect. They gave us a very comprehensive questionnaire that included tips for the big day, which really came in handy.

Beyond just the experience of having them be a part of our day, the photos they delivered were absolutely stunning and far beyond anything we could've hoped for. There is just so much life and emotion in the images they capture and we're grateful to have our memories from that day captured so beautifully!!! Thank you Gernands!

— Justine Baker

“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 made our wedding photo experience relaxing, fun, and special.”

Sam and Pily were all that we could ask for in photographers and more! They photographed our wedding this past weekend and it is obvious that they have a genuine love for what they do. We already received a few of our "sneak peek" photos the very next morning and they are breathtakingly beautiful and unique! For a couple that usually hates having their photo taken and is kind of awkward in front of the camera, they made our wedding photo experience relaxing, fun, and special. They are a great couple and we can't wait to get the rest of our gallery! Highly recommend!

— Christina Blankenship

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

”Your professionalism and subtle attendance made the day that much better.”

You captured a gloomy weather day and all of its celebrations! Your professionalism and subtle attendance made the day that much better. Thank you for the beautiful memories of a joyous day.

— Mother-of-the-Bride



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