Kind Words | Gareth Patterson Photos
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My husband hired Gareth to capture our engagement, and after loving the pictures SO much, we decided to use his skills for both our engagement photos and wedding photos! Gareth is a very easy going, fun person to be around. I never felt anything but relaxed and myself when he was behind the camera.

My one fear when it came to wedding photos was not seeing myself or my husband as we really are… I was nervous pictures would be some strange versions of us. With Gareth, he really did a fantastic job of capturing us as we are! When I look at any of the pictures he did for us, I see a natural look at our relationship. I have been so impressed and pleased by his work! Gareth has an eye for color, for light, for what makes a moment special.

We are so grateful for how he used his abilities to capture awesome memories! I highly recommend Gareth Patterson for any wedding.

– Ellie Hoyt, 2014 Bride

Gareth (and his second shooter/wife/best friend) were absolutely incredible! Professional, yet down-to-earth friendly, and VERY knowledgeable. Coming from someone who doesn’t know much about event photography, and hadn’t really had a vision for their wedding other than that she wanted it to happen (me), Gareth brought the vision AND the methodology to carry it out.

My husband and I were so thankful for his expertise–and what a gift it is to get to relive our beautiful (dreamy yet blurry) day over and over again in such GREAT photos. So thankful for Gareth.

I would recommend him to anyone for any occasion, but especially for a wedding!

– Mariana Tuttle, 2015 Bride

Gareth and his lovely bride-to-be traveled all of the way from Arkansas to Saint Louis to help my fiance capture the perfect proposal. The photos the two were able to create came out to be absolutely magical! There were both candid and slightly planned shots that both turned out to be nothing short of perfect.

Not only did Gareth (and his lovely lady) have the talent to create such an amazing album for my fiance and I, but he was genuinely interested and excited for the proposal, and he spent his entire time with us being so conscientious and kind. I could not think of a more talented photographer, it is an absolute no-brainer that he is the perfect photographer for any upcoming event!

– Hope Votaw, 2016 Bride

I would highly recommend Gareth Patterson to any and everyone. He was professional, hard working, charming and extremely skilled at what he does. Gareth managed the multiple locations and people with ease which in turn made my wedding day run that much more smoothly.

It was an all day event, with numerous combinations of different people at different times in different locations but there wasn’t one moment that Gareth didn’t have it under control. He gave direction clearly and had a vision for every shot. Gareth offered multiple ideas and suggestions for poses. He was funny and charming, genuinely fun to work with.

We received our pictures in a timely manner and had a wide variety to choose from. He captured one of the most important days of my life, highlighted the beauty and joy and love that we all felt that day.

– Christen Sluyter, 2013 Bride

I have had the immense pleasure of working with Gareth for all photos for my upcoming wedding. I must say it has been the most enjoyable experience I could have imagined. As many know, having engagement and bridals done can be somewhat awkward/nervewracking.

Gareth has made everything so comfortable and fun which has made me totally at ease. The quality of his photos are AMAZING. He truly captures your best self 🙂 The memories he captures will be cherished. Highly recommend to any bride!!

– Sara Davis, 2015 Bride

My husband and I are in awe of our beautiful photos. Gareth did a wonderful job. He was very professional and was barely even noticed at the ceremony without missing any big moments, which we really appreciated.

He was able to take charge of the process during the photo sessions prior to and immediately following the wedding ceremony. He also managed to capture the essence of our fun reception beautifully.

Finally, Gareth got my edited photos back to me very quickly via email link. We could send that link to all our family and friends, where anyone could download, share, or simply view all of the photos. Overall, Gareth was a joy to work with, and we were very pleased with his work. I definitely recommend him.

– Rachel Shoemaker, 2013 Bride

Gareth was wonderful! I used him for both our engagement session as well as the wedding day. He did everything from “getting ready pictures” to the sparkler exit. He was willing to work within our budget and was very professional through the entire length of our engagement/wedding. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for high-quality talent.

– Cara Sherman, 2015 Bride

I would absolutely recommend Gareth Patterson to anyone who needs a photographer for their special day. Before the wedding, he was very easily accessible and would address any questions or concerns that I had.

On the day of, Gareth was very laid back, organized, and had an incredible attitude. He works well with people and does a great job directing people where they need to go. He made both the groom and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera and made sure that he helped us do whatever we needed in order to get the best shot. He spent an entire day with the wedding party shooting in various locations, and was very flexible with our requests.

Following the wedding, we received our photos very quickly, and could not have been more happy with them. The amount of photos and the time that he puts into them are of incredible value for a wedding photographer. I could not have been happier with our experience with Gareth Patterson!

– Morgan Bacon, 2014 Bride

Gareth was great to work with! Definantly competes with some of the best photographers I’ve seen. My husband and I loved looking through them when we got back from our honeymoon!

In order to full appreciate all he can do, create a list of pictures you’d like taken so you can get the “non-candid” stuff out of the way… then, he rest of the time, Gareth can use his creative eye to capture your special day! Great expreience and highly recommend.

– Alicia Conner, 2014 Bride

Gareth and Jet were everything I could have asked for. I have a degree in photography myself and was wanting someone that I trusted their expertise. They exceeded that and more. They are incredibly sweet and the day of I could not have been more relaxed. I live in another state but would hire them for more photos

– Lucy Brandon, 2015 Bride