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Hi there! Thank you so much for your interest in L&B Photography. I am Gillian, a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Orange County, Ca. From your beautiful wedding day to your growing family, I am here to preserve todays moments and create tomorrows heirlooms. I love to create soft, romantic and light filled imagery that captures authentic and memorable moments that can be cherished forever. We only have one opportunity to tell our stories. Allow me to help tell your story through timeless photos that you will love for a lifetime.
From our very first email, to coffee and a consultation, to helping with your day of timeline, I am here for YOU! Your wedding day is the start of your new family legacy and I am so honored to be part of it. Documenting your most precious moments means just as much to me as it means to you.
Communication is very important to me. I am always responsive to any questions you may have and am always there for any advice you may need. Prior to your wedding day I send you a wedding questionnaire that helps me have as much knowledge about your day as possible. A few weeks before your wedding day, I will help you finalize your timeline ensuring that we have the best light for your dreamy, romantic photos.
On your wedding day I am professional yet fun, helping making photos more authentic and natural. I style your stunning wedding details with a styling kit that I bring myself and make sure to capture every last detail of your décor. I use easy cues and fun prompts to help true emotion and love exude from your photos. I help orchestrate your first looks, family photos and work with your djs on the reception events.
I don’t want any precious moment to go undocumented. It’s very rare that we have all of our family and friends celebrating in one place. Your wedding day is a family heirloom that I want to create for you.
I back up all of your images the day of your wedding to ensure their safety. After your wedding is when the magic happens. I organize thousands of images selecting and artistically editing your best and most beautiful photos. Your wedding gallery is delivered in a private gallery that can be shared with family and friends. From your engagement to your wedding day, pregnancy to growing family, and any of life’s moments worth celebrating; Let’s create tomorrows heirlooms from today’s beautiful moments.
Film takes years to to learn how shoot well and it’s expensive, so why shoot it at all? Because I believe in giving my couples the absolute best and the best is film. Film produces the most gorgeous skin tones, the softest romantic images, and has the most timeless aesthetic. I often ask my couples “what drew you to my work?” and every time I hear about how it’s timeless and romantic - this is all thanks to my choice to shoot film and why you should consider hiring a hybrid photographer. Not only does it produce beautiful, natural colors, film helps photographers wait patiently for the perfect moment and slow down rather than “rapid fire” shooting hoping to get the shot. Of course I shoot digital too because there is a time and place for both depending on locations and lighting. Once I receive the film images from my processing lab, I then start the matching process. Over the years and lots (and lots!) of practice I have been able to look at the film photos in tandem with the images from my digital camera and match them so close that it’s quite hard to tell which is which! The film acts as a base to all of my digital photos so that you’re getting a consistent, timeless look throughout your final wedding gallery.
I want you to be able to feel the moments of your wedding while you scroll through your images. I want them to be beautiful, timeless, and honest. This is why I shoot film.
-Gillian was awesome to work with! I found her on Instagram and loved her work. She made us feel as comfortable as possible with the engagement shoot (that felt super awkward) but the pictures were AMAZING. She is so bubbly and friendly that you feel like it's just a friend that is taking photos of you. The day of the wedding she wasn't afraid to get all up in the plants at our venue to get the right angle and got caught in the thorns a few times (NBD for her). From what I've seen of the Instagram posts, I can't wait to get our pictures back. I would highly recommend Gillian!
-Gillian is fantastic. Absolutely HIRE HER. She has done about four or five photo shoots for me and all her work always WOWs me and takes my breathe away. She always goes above and beyond. She is very understanding and listens to what her customers want. Her works shows years of expertise and wisdom. She is very easy to work with and cares about her customers.
-If I could give them 10 stars, I would! Absolutely beautiful work. I am so grateful we chose L&B Photography to capture our big day. Gillian is so sweet and was incredible on our big day. Including helping with a last minute tweak to my hair! Her talent is initially visible in the images on her social media accounts and website. Her skills and knowledge in photography are shown from beginning conversations to the final album sent. I would recommend L&B Photography to anyone looking for a kind and talented photographer to capture any and all of their special days. Thank you for capturing and sharing our day with us!
- I cannot say enough wonderful things about L & B photography! Gillian Martin has a talent for capturing special moments and is amazing with children. We have used L & B photography services for multiple photo shoots and keep coming back for more
-We planned to do family pictures and my family had a wonderful experience. Gillian is very fun and energetic. She was great to my kids especially my youngest who is on the spectrum. At one point he was so comfortable with her they held hands. It made me so happy to see him at ease. I plan to use her services again and again.
-Let me just start off by saying, Gillian couldn't have been more professional! She was so sweet and such a doll to have around for the wedding. She is as professional as they come and her work is amazing! Her eye for pictures are so great. Such candid photos and really found the realism in each look! I'd give her 20 stars if I could! We will be telling everyone about her and also using her over and over again. Truly thank u Gillian! We appreciate you in every way! Looking forward to you being the camera artist, through all of our steps through life
My work has been featured on major publications such as
The White Wren, Beyond the Wanderlust, Kara’s Party Ideas, Simply Elope, Ceremony Magazine and more
7 hours of wedding day coverage with Gillian and a professional second photographer
Online Gallery with 525 high resolution images (minimum)
Next day preview
8 hours of wedding day coverage with Gillian and a professional second photographer
Online gallery with 600 high resolution images (minimum)
Next day preview
9 hours of wedding day coverage with Gillian and a professional second photographer
Online gallery of 675 high resolution images (minimum)
Next day preview
A La Carte
Engagement Session - $400
Lush floral bouquet for session - $150
10x10 fine art wedding album with 20 spreads - starting at $800
Crystal USB - $100
Glass box of 20 fine art prints - $175
Additional Photographer - $500
Additional Hour - $300
*prices subject to change, prices only valid up to 30 days from initial inquiry
*20% taken off of A La Carte options when booked with your wedding collection
How do I book with L&B Photography?
-All I require is a signed contract and a $100 retainer (for portrait sessions) or a 30% retainer for weddings.
How long will it take to get my images?
-For portrait sessions it takes around 2-3 weeks to get your final gallery. For weddings it takes around 8 weeks to get your final gallery.
How many images will I get?
-For portrait sessions I always say 50 or more. For weddings I like to say 60 images per hour or more. Ask to see a full gallery to get a better feel of the amount of images you’ll receive.
How many photos will be edited?
-All of your images that I deliver will be edited. I believe in only providing a fully finished product.
Can I post my pictures on social media?
-YES! Please share away! Why take pictures if you can’t show them off, right? All of my weddings and sessions come with a full print release.
When is the best time to photograph?
-I like to shoot my sessions as the sunrises or within the 2 hours prior to sunset. They are the best times to get photos in pretty, soft light. However, I am well versed in shooting in any light and am very experienced with artificial lighting as well.
I truly believe that engagement sessions are a very important and fun way for us to get to know one another. You get to learn how I will pose you and what cues I will use. I will get to know you both and find what makes you feel most comfortable in front of my camera. Engagement photos help take away the awkward feeling of photos on your wedding day. They also give you even more timeless images to use on your wedding website, save the dates, wedding décor and to hang in your home.
Engagement Sessions Starting at $400
I am so honored that you took the time to contact me about my photography services. I hope that I answered some questions for you and gave you a better idea of the L&B Photography experience and everything that I can provide for you. I can’t wait to create everlasting heirlooms from your life’s most memorable and beautiful moments! Let’s chat soon!