Meet Wedding Photographer, Geoff, of Portrait Gallery

Welcome to our latest Meet The Pros post, where we learn more about the talented wedding professionals who make up our beautiful little state! Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to Geoff, the wedding photographer behind Portrait Gallery, renowned for his breathtaking wedding photography. With an eye for the romantic, the candid, and the unforgettable moments that make each wedding unique, Portrait Gallery has built a portfolio that’s nothing short of awe-inspiring. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a fellow wedding professional, or just a lover of beautiful stories keep reading for Geoff’s story and his top photography tips.

How did you get into wedding photography?

I picked up photography in college. I tried Graphic Design and Video, but photography always felt so natural.

How would you describe your photography style? 

My photography style is deeply rooted in capturing moments as they naturally unfold, aiming to seize the genuine, candid expressions and interactions that happen organically. This spontaneity brings a truthful and raw element to my images, showcasing real emotions and the unique essence of the moment. While I prioritize these unguarded snapshots of life, I also incorporate a playful and imaginative approach, especially during sessions that may require a bit of direction. I’ll guide couples, encouraging moments that, while slightly orchestrated, feel entirely natural and spirited.

This blend of candid photography with creative nudges allows me to produce a diverse array of images that are not only authentic and full of life but also imbued with a touch of whimsy and inventiveness!

What inspires your work?

As a photographer, my work is definitely rooted in the magic of great lighting and the artistry of optics.  Light, in its endless forms, breathes life into my subjects, whether it be the soft glow of morning light that caresses the landscape or the dramatic interplay of shadows and illumination that defines the texture and depth of portraits.

Any special tips for couples for choosing/working with a wedding photographer? 

Choosing and working with a wedding photographer is a critical aspect of your big day. Photographers capture moments that you’ll cherish for a lifetime, so it’s important to select someone whose style aligns with your vision and expectations. My biggest piece of advice is to ask for an entire wedding gallery (or two) That is the true test of what photographer really matches the vision you have for your full wedding day! Then, meet with your favorites to continue the conversation.

What’s your favorite moment during a wedding? 

I always love the first look with Dad, the first look as a couple, the first dance. All of the “firsts”! They always create sheer, raw emotions!

What’s your favorite thing to do in VT? / Local spot to visit?

I love visiting with family at our camp on Lake Champlain. It is located in Charlotte and dates back to the 30s! I have fond memories of BBQs and potluck dinners.

If you weren’t a wedding photographer what would you do?           

Great question! I would probably be a trainer at a gym.

What’s a fun fact about yourself, Geoff?

I love PBS Masterpiece shows, and horror movies. I love barrel-aged stouts and Thai food. I play Dungeons and Dragons in my spare time. My wife and I have a sweet, 3-legged beagle named Mama.

Thank you, Geoff! Learn more about Geoff and his work by visiting the Portrait Gallery‘s Vendor Profile in our Vendor Guide.