If there's ever been a wedding photography team who connects with our readers, it's Atlanta-based Gemini and The Bear. The husband and wife team of Ryan and Jenevieve come with a substantial amount of experience in both photography AND wedding planning and production, so they're the most prepared to handle anything that comes their way — your wedding included! Let's meet the creative pair and see why they'll make your love story come to life in ways you've never imagined it could. Oh, and keep scrolling for a reader-only discount, too!
The best in Atlanta?
I know, it sounds wild, but seriously, Ryan's been honored multiple times by Creative Loafing as Atlanta’s Best Photographer and his work has been in publications nationally and internationally. You're not getting a couple of noobs here. You're getting some of the best talent in the nation… to capture your wedding day! You're pretty much guaranteed to get some of the most amazing shots. Like, frameable, tear-jerking, “how can we look this amazing?” shots.
They're also the type who come ultra prepared with an emergency kit, shot lists, help building your wedding day schedule, and will grab you a drink when you're too busy filling up your dance card. They're just the type of people with whom you'll want to be friends who also just happen to be telling your love story visually. It's the best of both worlds.
From the folks themselves
Here's a bit from Jenevieve and Ryan about how much they love working with readers of Offbeat Bride and why they're so good at what they do…
If you are looking for photographers that just show up take photos and two months later send you a gallery, that is not us. We are there to enhance your day and to deliver you photographs that capture the joy, the tears, the triumphs, the mishaps and everything in between. We want to give you a gallery that truly represents the day from start to finish.
We both come from backgrounds in the music industry which causes our photos to be more photojournalistic. Ryan has photographed an eclectic mix of artists from Snoop Dogg to Zac Brown Band. Jenevieve has toured the world with a variety of bands from Pentatonix to Avenged Sevenfold. This background has given us a more edgy and rock ‘n' roll aesthetic. When you photograph artists there are no do-overs, this is why we believe in capturing the moment and not trying to create it. Everything you see in our photography is exactly how it happened.
It's not just photography?
Nope! Gemini and the Bear also offer videography and photo booth services which means that's two more vendors you don't have to research, book a consultation with, and generally have two extra layers of work. You can snag all of your photo-centric vendors in one quick stop and know that it'll all be taken care of by pros.
The photo booth is offered through their sister company Party Animal Booth which dontates 10% of all profits to local no-kill animal shelters. Bonus! I love when a wedding can give a little back.
Let's hear from some clients!
You don't have to take our word (or theirs for that matter). A few of their clients let us know exactly how they feel about Gemini and the Bear…
I loved the pictures on their website and after meeting them in person I was struck by how creative and professional they were. On the day of our wedding, they were so incredibly flexible and worked with us to create the editorial and fun style we were looking for–including a spur of the moment series of images with lightsabers! They have such a great eye for not only the best shot, but how to utilize the space and other items to bring it to life. I cannot recommend them enough! – Steven Grade (groom)
Working with Ryan and Jenevieve was a blast. They captured so many great moments in such a beautiful way – we couldn't be happier with our photos! Jenevieve was very helpful throughout the whole process leading up to and on our wedding day. She worked with our coordinator to make sure everyone was on the same page, gave us great advice and even had an incredibly supplied emergency kit to make sure nothing went wrong! And Ryan is just an incredibly talented photographer! We got exactly what we wanted in our photos and I will recommend them to everyone I know! It was a perfect day. Thank you both! – Meghan Yemola (bride)
Amazing photographers! They photographed my daughter's wedding and did an outstanding job under difficult circumstances. They are very unique which is just what we were looking for. We didn’t want the same old wedding photos that grace every wedding album and they delivered beyond my expectations! They were patient and listened to everything we suggested, added some of their own suggestions which we loved and organized everything! I highly recommend Gemini and the Bear for any and all of your photo needs. You will not be disappointed! – Lisa Malone (mother of bride)
Is there a speshy reader discount?
You know it! They love partnering with Offbeat Bride readers for their engagement, wedding, family photos, and beyond. That's what's so great about hiring them — you know you've got a photographer who can follow your whole story.
Mention Offbeat Bride when you get in touch for a 10% discount off of any combination of services including all packages. PLUS: there's no additional cost for travel within the continental US and parts of Canada.
Wait, they'll travel to you for free? Yep, you can totally have this level of photography skills anywhere you are within the lower 40 and parts of Canada. They're traveling all over! Go say hello, have a consultation, and see why your wedding photos are in the safest of hands with Ryan and Jenevieve of Gemini and the Bear.