Gary has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 2012 - an organization that aids in the continued growth and development of photographers.
Gary has been a member of the Wedding and Portrait Professionals International since 2016 and became a Certified Photographer in 2017. They are an international forum of Professional photographers in a wide range of photographic disciplines.
Why do associations and certifications matter? Because they demonstrate a desire to improve. They also demonstrate an ability to present good work to a body of peers, who confirm a standard of knowledge, professionalism and excellence.
Hiring a "Certified" professional means that you don't have to take their word for it that they will do a great job for you!
Gary received a Certificate of Graduation from The New York Institute of Photography for completion of the "Complete Course in Professional Photography" in 2013 - creating a strong foundation in all types of photography.
Looking for Drone photography? Be sure your photographer holds a valid Pilot Certificate!
Of course this is only the recent journey. Before making things "official", Gary has been involved with wedding photography and videography and even as an officiant.