Testimonials

We need to take a moment to say THANK YOU to Gary Riggs Photography for capturing the most amazing photos during our wedding at The Homestead 1835 on May 14th, 2016. We couldn't be happier with the end result and can't stop looking at the pictures! Your ability to capture the most authentic candid moments was exactly what we wanted! We also appreciate your fantastic laid-back attitude, your flexibility as the weather kept changing our plans and your quick turnaround with getting the photos back to us. Thank you so much Gary Riggs! We wish you all the best.
- Cortney & Jon Novak, 2016
A lot goes into planning a wedding. There are constant stressful decisions that need to be made and it can wear on a couple. One of the easiest choices for us was hiring Gary as our photographer. He was professional, efficient, and took amazing photos. It was wonderful to not have to think too much about poses or how to stand. Gary had plenty of ideas and was excellent at directing the wedding party to where they needed to be in each photo. If you want beautiful pictures and less stress he is definitely the photographer for you!!
- Lexi & Mark Hopkins, 2016
Gary Riggs was recommended to us by one of our best friends and we are so happy we had him as our photographer! He is professional, easy to work with, FUN and flexible! He and his second photographer were with us from morning until our sparkler send-off capturing the many special moments of the day. Our wedding party had a blast taking photos throughout the day with Gary and still tell us about how great and fun he was!  Our wedding day was predicted to rain all day, and Gary's calm demeanor put me at ease knowing that regardless of weather, he would capture beautiful photos. It did in fact rain on and off all day and Gary was great about going back and forth between indoors and outdoors to capture beautiful photos. We are so grateful we have so many wonderful photos to look back on and always remember our wedding day!! Thank you Gary!!!
- Brandon & Christina Fowler, 2016
Choosing Gary Riggs as our photographer was a very simple decision for our engagement session and wedding day. Gary shows great attention to detail and he is very easy and fun to work with. He captured our wedding perfectly with the classic church ceremony and then the rustic feel at the St. Joseph Farm in Granger, IN for our reception. It was very important that we had a good connection with our wedding photographer and were comfortable around him and Gary made that possible! We cannot express enough thanks for the beautiful pictures we have walked away with from our wedding day. Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and working with us up until the end of the night! We wish you the best!
- Betsy & Ryan, 2016  
Gary Riggs did an absolutely fantastic job, and we would highly recommend him to any of our closest friends!  When we first met Gary, he made us feel very comfortable.  He was open to our ideas and plans as we discussed the details of the wedding day, as well as our engagement photos.  Gary never made us feel pressured to take any particular photos, but he just encouraged us to be ourselves.  However, he also completely catered to any and all the requests we had when capturing our special day.  Gary (and his assistant) were on top of every moment and went above and beyond in ensuring that we had all photos we wanted (even pictures with each guest table during dinner!).  Gary had a great attitude and was very laid back, and the whole wedding party had a blast while working with Gary.  We cannot thank him enough!
- Beth & Brian Iggins, 2016
We chose Gary Riggs to photograph my daughter’s wedding on the recommendation of a mutual friend. It was an excellent choice. He first got to know Annie and Matt at their “Save the Date” photo shoot. Gary went above and beyond in finding a World War II vintage plane for these aerospace kids – they were in heaven! But beyond that it gave Gary a chance to know them and understand their humor and their style. When the wedding day rolled around everything was so comfortable and fun. Gary was able to capture the beauty of a Sacred Heart Basilica wedding, make the most of the brief rain showers, and then really catch the whole wedding party whooping it up on the Notre Dame Stadium turf. During the evening reception at St. Joseph Farm Gary caught all the important moments – toasts, dances and cake cutting – plus casual and staged family photos, capturing the gorgeous Indiana farmland to perfectly complement the happy couple. The wedding day was wonderful and thanks to Gary Riggs Photography we have the photos to relive the happy moments again and again.
- Peggy Legault, 2015
Gary was our wedding photographer on July 23, 2016. Prior to the wedding, Gary made it a point to meet with us to discuss what moments we wanted captured throughout our day and was sure to make them all happen. We didn't want an engagement session so Gary offered to put together a book of our favorite wedding pictures that turned out beautifully.
The wedding day was one of the hottest days of the summer with scorching sun throughout the day, pouring rain after the ceremony, and lightening during the reception. Gary took advantage of the weather to capture irreplaceable photos. He was there from the moment the bridesmaids started getting ready until guests started leaving. Throughout the ceremony and reception, we wouldn't have known he was there if it wasn't for the hundreds of beautiful pictures.
- Kaitlyn & Justin Stanley, 2016
In all honesty, we could not have asked for a better photographer. I remember sitting down with Gary when we were first looking into wedding photographers. We had seen some of his beautiful nature pictures and were very interested in using him for our wedding. We asked him how many weddings he had done at that time and he said he could count on two hands the number of weddings he had photographed. That did not deter us, thankfully! Just meeting him and seeing how professional, open-minded, and creative he was, we knew we wanted him.
That being said, from day one, Gary never disappointed. He went above and beyond to work with our schedules and to deliver the pictures that we were looking for. And he was so fun to work with! Also, of note, he was fantastic at directing us on the wedding day, which was super helpful, as the day flies by and can be rather chaotic amidst all of the celebration. Having Gary to direct the crowd (and a wild wedding party) was so incredibly helpful!! We have nothing but great things to say about Gary. We have received numerous numerous comments (still to this day) regarding how stunning our wedding pictures are, and friends have reached out to us asking for Gary’s contact information after seeing our pictures. I am so glad we put our faith in Gary and his photography abilities because he exceeded our expectations in every way. Thanks to him, we will forever reminisce with great fondness and happiness on our wedding day as we look at all the beautiful emotions and memories he captured through the lens of his camera.

- Liz & Stuart Cary, 2014
Gary Riggs was recommended to us from my cousins wife who was so happy to have used him she had to tell us about him for our wedding! Gary was so fun to work with, me and my husband are both very laid back fun couple and that’s what we got from Gary! He always had great ideas we wouldn’t have even thought of or when I ran out of Pinterest ideas he helped make more ideas! He was there right on time in the morning until the most important things for the reception were done. He had also gotten us our pictures in record time! My sister had her wedding a year ago and still doesn’t have her pictures. I was terrified to go through anything like that! He goes above and beyond and very easy to contact for any questions or concerns. I would definitely recommend Gary for any event, he’s amazing!

- Bethel & Andrew Lauver – 2015
Gary is a super talented photographer. From the engagement pictures to the wedding day, Gary went above and beyond to capture our most beautiful photos. What’s unique about Gary is that he does not overcharge you and is competitively priced with other photographers in the area. Gary’s hobby, passion and love is photography – so for him, he doesn’t look at wedding and engagement pictures as a chore, he genuinely loves to capture a couple’s most beautiful moments and will not overcharge in the process. In addition, Gary takes the time to take you the most scenic areas for your engagement session and is beyond open traveling to new places, taking photos in random places and loves your personal opinion and feedback. On your wedding day, Gary captures some of the most precious moments without you even noticing. He’s very calm and extremely observant and knows just when to step in and capture the sweetest and most unforgettable moments. He was there from the morning my bridesmaids and I got together and stayed well into the evening…it was his pleasure to do that for us. If you want someone extremely talented, genuine and fairly priced, definitely book Gary, he’s wonderful!

- Britt & Tom Cassady, 2014
We ultimately went with Gary as our wedding photographer, even though we had an out of town wedding, because all of his pictures are so detailed and stunning, and his prices are very reasonable. For us, there are a few obvious reasons why Gary stands out as one of the better wedding photographers. It was important to us to make sure we captured all of the sentimental moments throughout our big day – Gary not only did that, but he also captured pictures of literally everyone that helped us celebrate our wedding day! With that said, he and his second photographer were also with us the whole day, from the start of getting ready to the end with the sparklers on our way out. Unlike most wedding photographers, Gary posted some pictures as soon as the first day of our honeymoon and we received the rest of them a month later, where we were able to store them on a USB drive! I have recommended him to several others who have used him as well – if you’re looking for high quality pictures that capture the little moments, you can’t do better than Gary Riggs Photography!

- Kevin & Allison Hurley, 2014
We met Gary by accident when our original photographer bailed on us. Luckily we met Gary through the recommendation of my sister. From the moment we met Gary I knew the process was going to go well. Gary put my wife to be at ease; he was ready to meet all of her requests. Gary made the process so simple. We had to give him a time and a few ideas, show up and smile; Gary did the rest. He planned everything perfectly, from the location to the direction of the sun. We were able to get all the shots we wanted. Our pictures turned out amazing. Gary was able to capture the moments that we wanted to be able to cherish for the rest of our lives, and for that we can’t thank him enough. We look forward to using GRP in the future. Gary has already become part of the family, taking pictures for other events and for other family members. I can strongly attest to the quality and the craftsmanship of what he does. He is an artist with the camera and can make your memories come to life.

- Zach & Courtney Bella, 2014
For the biggest events in your life, you want a photographer who is going to capture every single moment. That is where Gary comes in. From the moment we chose him to be our wedding photographer, we knew that we had chosen the absolute best. He took the time to get to know myself and my husband, and was so fun and easy to work with! Our engagement shoot was so relaxing, and Gary had the best ideas for the locations we chose and our pictures turned out amazing! Gary took the time to go to our wedding venue prior to our wedding to look at lighting and different spots for potential photos, so that on the day of the wedding, there was a plan in place which helped to relieve a lot of my stress! Our pictures are breathtaking! The captured every single moment of our day, and for that, I will forever be grateful! Gary has since become our family photographer (he took my brother’s wedding and engagement photos, and my other brother and sister in law’s maternity photos) and I cannot recommend his services enough! Thank you so much, Gary! You are the best!!!

- Lindsay & Greg Latkowski, 2014
Weddings are often the most important day of your life, we wanted someone who could really capture the day perfectly and Gary did a wonderful job of bringing our wedding day to life through pictures. We met with several photographers, but what stood out about Gary was his great, fun attitude and his willingness to listen and work with us to get exactly the pictures we wanted on our special day. This was exemplified during the engagement shoot and the wedding day, Gary would always ask us what we wanted and make sure that he captured exactly the pictures that we had in mind. At the same time, when we asked him for advice, he always provided some very helpful suggestions for making the day go smoother and to assist him in getting the best picture. 

We did a first look, and Gary and his assistant captured the moment perfectly. The smiles, the surprise, and all the emotions were prevalent in his pictures. At the church, we hardly noticed Gary until family picture time after the service, yet in looking at the pictures, he was there for every moment. For the reception, we had some special requests, and he fulfilled every single one better than we could have ever hoped. When we received the pictures back, we were amazed at their quality and professionalism.

Today as we look back on our wedding pictures, going with Gary was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We would gladly choose to work with Gary again!

Nick & Lydia, 2016
We chose Gary Riggs as a recommendation from South Bend Country Club. I always felt at ease when communicating with Gary prior to meeting him at our Engagement Session. At our photo shoot, I felt comfortable and trusted his profession. He valued our suggestions for poses and backgrounds and made us look fantastic. Gary took the time to research our Wedding location and had fantastic ideas for pictures. Our engagement pictures and wedding pictures turned out perfect. I have had several people comment to me that they admired the quality of work our photographer had done. We look forward to working with Gary in the future. 
Ashley & Kyle, 2016
We would like to thank Gary Riggs Photography for doing an outstanding job capturing our wedding. Gary was recommended to us by our wedding venue and he didn't disappoint. He took time out of his busy schedule to meet us at our location of choice to do an engagement photo shoot. Having never been engaged before we weren't sure how this worked but Gary put our minds at ease as soon as we met him. He was great at giving us ideas for poses/picture types. Gary also never rushed us and was willing to stay until we had the pictures we wanted. For our wedding, we met with Gary before the big day to go over certain shots that we were looking for. Gary captured all of these moments and more. Thank you so much Gary Riggs for giving us the opportunity to look back on these memories for the rest of our lives!
- Lauryn & Lucas, 2017
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