We were beyond thrilled with our decision to have Gary and his second shooter (Phil) capture our wedding and reception. Gary is extremely talented, and he also helped us to relax and just be ourselves throughout our entire wedding day. When we look back at our photos, we see beautiful and authentic smiles and poses. Nothing seems forced, and Gary was sure to capture all of the moments that he knew were important to us from the morning of the wedding until late into our reception.
We were so impressed with the way Gary took time to get to know us and our unique story, and we could tell he was able to capture that in his work. He truly takes his time so that nothing feels rushed. We are incredibly thankful for the care he put into both our engagement session and our wedding day. As a result of that care, we have some super unique shots hanging on our wall that have all of our friends asking where they can find our photographer! We cannot recommend his work enough!
- Matthew & Sydney 2021
Gary Riggs was a fantastic decision for our special day. Gary captured every moment that we asked of him (and more!) and they are memories that we will cherish forever. Both Gary and his second shooter were a pleasure to work with and made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable. We got our pictures back in a timely manner with some sneak peaks provided as well. I would recommend Gary to anyone who is looking for a photographer who is professional, approachable, flexible, and talented. His work speaks for itself.
- Abbey & Alec, 2017
Working with Gary and his second shooter was everything that we could ever want for our perfect day. Not only did they have excellent recommendations, but they also let us have fun and do the "small things" that we wanted captured. From the first time we sat down with Gary, to when we picked up the finished product, Gary was in constant contact with us and made sure we were comfortable. We highly recommend Gary Riggs Photography to anyone looking to have lasting memories captured in a perfect photo. Best of luck!!!
- Michael & Olivia, 2019
Gary and his second shooter did an amazing job photographing our wedding. We had a rainy wedding day and Gary was a huge help in navigating the weather and adapting our original plan to still get all the shots we wanted to get. We have gotten so many compliments on how beautiful our pictures turned out! There are so many great ones we can't even begin to pick our favorites. Our ceremony was in the Basilica on Notre Dame's campus which tends to look very metallic and shiny in many pictures, so I was a little worried how ours would look. However Gary's photos inside the church looked beautiful and natural and full of light, just as I had hoped! Overall Gary and his second shooter were both professional and relaxed and made us feel very comfortable both during our engagement photos and the wedding day. We can't thank you enough!
- Emily & Luke, 2018
"We were incredibly fortunate to navigate our wedding day with Gary as our photographer. Our wedding was untraditional in a few ways: we had a 9 a.m. ceremony at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame, a brunch reception immediately afterwards, and had to catch a plane out of South Bend at 3 p.m. Gary accommodated our unconventional schedule, arriving at the Basilica at 8:30 a.m. and wrapping up around 2 pm. Neither of us particularly enjoys being photographed, but we absolutely love the photos that Gary took. He captured so many of the special moments that we otherwise might have forgotten about that occurred between us, our families, and our friends on that whirlwind of a day."
- Gabrielle & Daniel, 2019
Gary and his team did amazing work for our wedding. We had an out of this galaxy theme... Star Wars! He was willing to go along with our crazy requests and honestly went above and beyond our expectations to deliver incredible photos. He did an amazing job with the themed photos, but also gave us beautiful traditional photos. I think we all had a fun time working together and the results were out of this world! May The Fourth Be With You!
Tracy and Luke
May the 4th, 2019
Gary did an excellent job capturing our wedding day! He was kind and affable and willing to go with the flow. He was able to operate in the background but also willing to take control and help organize shots when needed. For folks getting married at Notre Dame, Gary is your guy. He knows of dozens of different locations to capture the beauty of the campus along with your wedding day. Thanks Gary!
- Colleen & Tom, 2020
We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our special day! Neither one of us are very photogenic or enjoy having our love for each other out there for the whole world to see but somehow Gary captured the most special moments between us on our wedding day. Gary and his second shooter captured memories I never thought could be captured and we will treasure them forever. He was super easy to work with and our pictures were priceless!
- Kalina & Tyler, 2019
“Gary Riggs did an outstanding job on our engagement and wedding photos. I would highly recommend Gary to any future couples looking for a photographer with a great eye. He captured all of the great moments at our wedding! I can’t say that I just have a few favorite photos from our wedding because I have too many favorites that I lost count. Also, Gary listened and tried to recreate multiple favorite poses I had in mind for engagement and wedding photos. Thank you for all of your great work!”
- Lindsey & Daniel, 2017
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
Gary and his second shooter (Phil) were the perfect team for our wedding day. Although we experienced non-stop rain all day, we still ended up with an abundance of phenomenal photos! We are so happy that we chose Gary Riggs Photography to capture these memories that we will cherish forever. We received our photos in a timely manner and even got to see some sneak peeks beforehand, which was great! Overall, Gary was wonderful to work with and we would highly recommend him for any event!
- Mario & Hillary, 2017
Gary Riggs was incredible. The pictures from our day were just wonderful. Every emotion was captured and it was such an incredible day. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, but knowing we had such a phenomenal photographer made all the rest a little less stressful. All the memories captured from that beautiful September day will forever be cherished by my husband and I. We can't thank Gary Riggs Photography enough for capturing all those incredible moments.
Abbie & Kevin, 2018
After seeing Gary's work firsthand when he beautifully captured my sister's wedding, it was an obvious choice to include him as the photographer for our wedding . I couldn't be more impressed with his professionalism, attention to detail, and overall passion for his work. My wife and I loved how Gary was open to our ideas and did everything in his power to create the photographs we specifically asked for and imagined in our minds. I would highly recommend Gary to photograph any wedding or life event.
Haley & Kristen, 2017
From the moment we got engaged we knew that Gary Riggs would be our wedding photographer. We have worked with Gary for all our family photos since 2013. His attention to detail and go with the flow attitude is what makes him a great photographer. Gary listened to all our ideas for wedding photos and came up with his own amazing ideas, he’s a master with lighting for nighttime photos. His willingness to travel was a huge plus for us, especially since we were getting married in Fort Wayne. He did his research on our venue and made sure every detail of the venue and day was captured. We can’t wait to continue working with Gary and singing his praise to anyone who will listen!
- Catlin & John, 2017
Gary Riggs and his 2nd shooter (Phil) were an exceptional choice to capture our wedding day as well as for our engagement photos! Gary was with us from the getting ready pictures to the failed flower toss. When Gary first entered my parent’s house a dance party was happening, and he was able to jump right in to capture the getting ready memories. He was fantastic at directing us on the wedding day as well as our crazy big bridal party. Gary was so easy to work with and open to all our shot ideas. Gary was able to capture so many incredible memories both posed and candid. He went above and beyond to make sure we got the shot we wanted such as sitting on top of a van or moving a motorized wheelchair with my husband to make sure he had the right angle. He provided pictures to us in a very timely manner and when I wanted a few specific shots to honor my sister for her birthday 3 days after our wedding he was able to provide not only one, but five. When people enter our apartment, it is hard to miss that we got married because there are so many amazing photos and canvases. Gary will make sure you have hundreds of photographs to remember all the love and laughter spending an incredibly important day in your life with your family and friends. Thank you so much!!!
- Matt & Sarah, 2017
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
My husband and I are both photographers and so finding a photographer who would capture our day in a way that reflected who we are as a couple was one of the most important decisions for us. Gary did an absolutely wonderful job! From the first day we met with Gary I could tell it was going to be a great fit. As any bride and groom knows, planning a wedding is stressful but having Gary as our photographer meant never having to worry about one of the most important aspects of the day. The pictures we got back from our wedding were perfect. He and his assistant Fletch worked flawlessly together to captured all the most special moments and so much more. To all the future clients out there, choosing Gary to be your photographer will be the best decision you can make!
Christy & Nate, 2018
Gary and Phil were both incredible to work with. Right from our first shoot with Gary when he shot our engagement photos all the way through our wedding day and beyond Gary was there for us. He helped us make the memories that we are going to have forever and we are so grateful for his hard work and passion. We would definitely recommend Gary Riggs photography to help you capture the amazing moments of your best day like he helped us with ours!
Liz & Michael Frissore, 2018
When hiring a photographer, you are trusting someone to capture that once in a lifetime shot within a once in a lifetime moment. We could not have picked a more attentive, capable, and professional person than Gary. From the initial planning sessions through the reception on our wedding day, Gary and his team made us feel comfortable with the process. He made us laugh and put us at ease, allowing us to truly enjoy spending time together in front of the camera. The results can only be described as stunning, and will help us relive and enjoy the memories of that day for years to come. They captured those moments we didn't even know we wanted; a true testament to Gary and his team's experience. We trusted Gary with capturing “the shot”, and we couldn’t recommend anyone more highly.
Jacque & Jared Short, 2018
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
Gary was so great to work with throughout our entire wedding planning process and on the day of the wedding. From our engagement session with him at Notre Dame to reviewing the details of our shot list, he was thorough and didn't miss a beat. On the day of Gary & Phil were all over and captured our wedding and our guests beautifully and during the bridal party pictures they had us all cracking up laughing. I'm so glad that we chose Gary Riggs to be our wedding photographer and I would highly recommend him to any other bride & groom!
Morgan & George Myers, 2018
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!
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, 2016
You will not go wrong getting your pictures with Gary. He is personable, detailed oriented, and was great to work with. We loved that he was open to our ideas and listened to what we wanted. He allowed us to have just the pictures we wanted and didn't force any goofy poses we didn't want. His dusk photo shoot was a great invite to get away for a little bit and the pictures turned out awesome! Our pictures came back quickly and with a huge selection! We definitely owe him for capturing the day!
- Amanda & Quentin, 2017