client testimonies

Gretchen took our wedding pictures and every little detail of the experience was amazing! The whole day was such a dream come true, but of course in retrospect there are many details I can’t remember, being the bride and all! Gretchen did a PHENOMENAL job at capturing all those details in pictures! From the decorations of the ceremony & reception, to the smiling & teary-eyed faces of our many loved ones (our wedding was only weeks pre-COVID, praise God!), from our gorgeous wedding party, to my drop dead handsome husband & I ourselves, Gretchen got it all and did it very well. Personality wise, she is such a joy to work with, before, after, & during your event. She is communicative, quick to respond, and is easy to understand. On the day of, she was also VERY fun! You won’t feel awkward, she just blends so seamlessly into your crew of girls and makes everyone so comfortable. Gretchen also hired a second shooter for our wedding (her husbands brother, Robert Trumble, is also a fabulous photographer), so we really enjoyed having the two photographers to work with. While Gretchen photographed my bridesmaids & I getting ready, Robert photographed the guys getting ready. Always a plus to have a second camera, second pair of eyes, second artistic brain on the project. While doing the photos of only my husband & I, Gretchen & Robert we’re both there and made it all so romantic, they played lovely music and told us how incredible we looked, they posed us in many stunning positions and kept us laughing & smiling genuinely the whole way. I guess the sum total of what I’m trying to say is: if you have a desire to have your pictures taken or have an upcoming event you want documented, HIRE GRETCHEN as your photographer!! It’s not a decision you could ever regret!!

Hope & Gabe

Gretchen is amazing at what she does. She is on time for everything, very professional, and makes the events something to look forward to and not stressful. She gets booked very quickly, but she is able to work around everyone’s schedule and is very accommodating.
She did our engagement photos. Prior to our shoot, she gave us ideas for places to take photos and very open to traveling, which is helpful for anyone who wants more adventurous types of photos. We were a little nervous at first because my fiancé and I are not very comfortable in front of a camera; however, Gretchen made us feel like we were just enjoying each other’s company and hanging out with a friend. One thing that I loved about the shoot was that she had her ideas, but she was also very open to any poses or ideas that we had as well. Would highly recommend booking her ASAP!

I would 1,000% recommend Gretchen Hope Photography for any of your photo needs! She is so kind, talented, and her photos are absolutely stunning! She is affordable, a blast to work with, & you can see her passion for her work. She made sure that I was comfortable, she accommodated me, my family, & my large wedding party, and she made all of my wedding photo visions come true. All of my guests mentioned how well she and her brother-in-law/co-photographer Robert Trumble added to the happy vibes of the reception. They actually danced with my husband and I on the dance floor while taking pictures! I definitely plan to use Gretchen again in the future!! It was a blessing to have Gretchen be part of my special day!!

Sabrina & Ian

Brittany & Sam

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“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
– Aaron Siskind

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