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Oct 24, 2018 by Pam Gartman

If you are looking for a photographer to capture that special moment and do an absolutely fabulous job, then hire Gretchen. We had two photo sessions with two other photographers that disappointed us. Gretchen is the best! The colors are absolutely vibrant and she went the extra mile for us and now, we have memories that will last our lifetime. Thank you so much!

Photos are a Precious Treasure

May 06, 2018 by Jenny Taylor

Worth every minute and every dime. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am with these photos, tho crying over them might be a start. Gretchen Birdwell is an amazing talented photographer and I can’t thank her enough.

Extraordinary Portraits!

Mar 29, 2018 by Lisa Schifanella

We can't thank you enough, Gretchen, for how masterfully you showed Abbie's beauty in the lovely portraits. They are extraordinary, and we will treasure them. Thank you, too, for the fun and joy you brought to Abbie (and me) on shooting day. You are a tremendous artist!

Mar 25, 2018 by Jay Friedman

Awesome Experience!
You made this old guy look really good.
Thank you for the great professional photos

See Yourself in a Different Way!

Mar 02, 2018 by Cris

Gretchen is awesome and takes the time to make you comfortable and see a side of yourself that you don't see in the mirror! Well worth any investment!! Cris Nelson

A total pro!

Sep 11, 2017 by Kathie Martin

Had the most wonderful experience at Gretchen B Photography. My last professional photo was ten years ago, so it was time to update. Found Gretchen and couldn't have placed myself in better hands. She is a total professional who is committed to providing you with the best possible images.

Another Fun Photo Shoot with Gretchen

Apr 14, 2017 by Luanne Stratton

I just had a photo shoot for new modeling headshots with Gretchen. I couldn't imagine this session topping the last one...but it did! Gretchen has a way of making you feel relaxed, confident and beautiful! She even provides professional makeup artist and hair stylist if desired. I recommend Gretchen B Photography for all your photography needs! Thank you Gretchen!

Made My Day More Special!

Jul 15, 2016 by Hannah

I can't say enough good things about her as a photographer! She really was more than just a photographer and went out of her way to help make my day special. Thank you Gretchen!

Awesome Job!

May 31, 2016 by Linda

Thanks to you and your husband for the awesome job of helping Drew with his surprise proposal last Saturday. It would not have been possible without your efforts. It will always be a special memory for Kaitlin and Drew. The photos, surprise and posed were incredible. You captured so much true emotion and for that we are extremely grateful. You are a very talented and patient,
excellent photographer. Even the animals loved you. We will keep you in the loop as their plans unfold.


Mar 22, 2016 by Bob Singleton

Gretchen combines great people skills and a keen sense of imagery with artistic talent to make the often uncomfortable experience of being photographed easy and rewarding.

Extraordinary Photographer

Feb 23, 2016 by Luanne Stratton

Gretchen provided an incredible experience for me as a fashion model. She captured the right look, the right expression, and the right moment with each shot she took. Her expertise was apparent and she made me feel at ease both in the studio and on location. It was fun and I had a great time at my photo shoot! I have already started recommending Gretchen to my friends and family. Thank you Gretchen for being a part of making my dreams come true!

Excellent Work!

Jan 15, 2016 by Edgar Acosta

Thanks Gretchen for being patient with our 3 boys (and myself). I know it wasn't easy as I threatened our boys to smile. We appreciate your professionalism and work. We love the new photos!

Portraits for the Walls

Sep 18, 2015 by Eric Perrine

Gretchen did my family portraits. We now all look Rich Distinguished and Important !!! She can truly capture an amazing side of you that you may not have known existed. Then after the pictures she will point you in the right direction for framing them. Make sure you get her input on this as she will add a touch of elegance to complete your portraits

We Love Gretchen B Photography!

Jul 28, 2015 by Heather Jeffcoat

Gretchen, it is hard to believe that 6 years have flown by since we walked in your studio for the first time in 2009! It all started with our engagement photos and now in August you will be taking Caroline's 1st birthday pictures! You have become such a dear friend to us and we have been so thrilled with all of our pictures over the years!! Love, Heather & Chris Jeffcoat

Response: Thank you, Heather! It has been a very fast 6 years. It is such a joy to celebrate your family\'s milestones. Can\'t wait to see Caroline for her birthday session!

Wedding Album is a Hit!

Apr 08, 2015 by Kelly Scott

I thought if you last night as we had dinner with some new friends...I brought out our wedding album proud to share the beautiful memories kept so safe and pristine in the beautiful book you made!!! I will never forget and never regret two things...picking you and buddy and saying "I do" love y'all and thanks for recording such amazing memories!!!

Response: Kelly, you and Mick had one of the most beautiful and memorable weddings. A photo of you and Mick still hang in the studio - what a perfectly matched couple! I still think about the \"how we met\" story you shared with romantic!

Love my senior pics!

Jan 02, 2015 by Lindsay Injaychock

Thank you so much for taking so many wonderful senior pictures! These announcements turned out great! I love you! Lindsay Injaychock

Photos Today for Tomorrow

Dec 08, 2014 by Erin Flurry

Erin Flurry —About 17 months ago we walked into Gretchen's studio with our 12-day old son to begin a journey of capturing his sweetest moments of babyhood. From beginning to end of our baby package, Gretchen has been a wonderful friend, a top-notch professional, and most importantly, and artist who took time to understand what we wanted and found unique ways to capture a time in our family that is most precious. Today I returned to pick up a set of framed portraits for my home gallery wall, and I must say I am overwhelmed with emotion as I look at what Gretchen has delivered. My little boy may be growing up quickly, but all I have to do is look around my home at these beautiful images, and he is my little baby all over again.
November 11, 2013

GREAT business portraits

Nov 20, 2014 by Stan Putnam

Gretchen has a great sense of how to make you look your best for a business portrait. I have received many compliments on my portrait after including it in my LinkedIn profile. It has helped me project the image that I need in my consulting business. I also believe it has also played a part in getting new contracts and helping me expand my network. Gretchen is a gifted photographer with the eye of a true artist. I can't recommend her enough.

Baby's 1st Year Book!

Sep 09, 2014 by Erin Flurry

My album came today! It's gorgeous and I am so proud to have such an elegant way to cherish my sons first year. Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on everything! Erin Flurry

Love Your Photography!

Sep 04, 2014 by Becky Williamson

Thanks for everything you did to help us always remember such a wonderful and special day!

Santa Mini Sessions!

Aug 30, 2014 by Erin Flurry

Friends, check into this! I took JP last year, and we not only had fun one on one time with Santa himself with NO LINES, but we also got pictures and cards for LESS than what it would cost anywhere else. This is a FABULOUS deal on some of the best photography around, and Gretchen is amazing with the little ones. Don't miss out!

Fun for kids!

Aug 30, 2014 by Kim McCoy

Scarlett just laughed and laughed at Gretchen! Such a GREAT photographer and GREAT pictures.

Aug 21, 2014 by Kim DeVenny

Gretchen, I have loved viewing the uniqueness and originality in your wedding photos for years and was happy to see that same passion in your high School Senior portraits! Nikki is loving being a senior rep. and we are so pleased with her portraits. You have a God given talent for so artfully capturing an individual, couple or group! We so enjoyed our experience in the studio and on the farm! We look forward to more sessions in the near and distant future!


By the end of the process, Gretchen and Buddy felt like family. We couldn’t have found a better photographer. Our wedding pictures are perfect, capturing both the sentimentality of that day and our personalities. Thank you both so very much!

Great Photographer!

Jul 07, 2014 by Melanie Buettner

Gretchen is such a great photographer! I had the best experience and she did the most beautiful pictures for me!

Jun 01, 2014 by JULIA MADRID

I don’t know where to start with how much we love Gretchen B Photography!! Not only are the photographs amazing and capture the moment perfectly, but they are a wonderful caring team. The level of professionalism and personal attention to detail is second to none. Meeting with Gretchen was just like hanging out with a favorite friend who has it all together and can fix or take care of anything. Wouldn’t recommend anyone else!

Gretchen was a positive and calming presence each time we met with her. She was easy to communicate with and was every willing to work around our schedules. She was always so patient and kind. Also, it was very helpful that Gretchen came to the rehearsal, and we really appreciated both Gretchen and Buddy’s taking some time out of their Friday night to get to know the wedding party.

I recommend Gretchen B Photography to anyone I meet who is looking for a skilled photographer because she is that and so much more! I have been in bridal parties since my own wedding and none of the photographers have compared to the comfort, instruction, and attention to details that Gretchen brought to our wedding day. I could count on Gretchen to make sure my veil and bouquet were perfectly placed because she knows how important the details are to the outcome of the photos. After meeting with Gretchen, my mother and I felt as if we couldn’t not have with us on the wedding day! Not only do we have fantastic photos that captured the reverence and joy of the day, but we were also blessed to have Gretchen there with us throughout the day. Ben and I will always cherish our beautiful wedding photos. Thank you Gretchen and Buddy!

May 03, 2014 by GINA

Gretchen and her team made our day so relaxing and fun. She was there from the beginning to the very end, making sure that she captured every detail and special moment of our wedding. Gretchen is such a joy to work with, and she makes it her goal to have fun while making memories that will last forever. The pictures she takes are absolutely beautiful, and I cannot thank her enough for them. I highly recommend her to everyone!

I am so thankful to have you as our wedding photographer! From the engagement session, to the bridal session, and the actual wedding day, you and Buddy did an amazing job! You captured the feelings that Kristen and Trey share, and not everyone would be able to do that! Thanks again SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us.

Feb 14, 2014 by KATHY SCALISI

Thank you for the amazing pictures you have taken. You have made Liz feel so “beautiful” in your work. She could not be happier! Thank you!

Jan 12, 2014 by MUCH LOVE, SUZANNE

We are still in awe of what we have seen of your beautiful work for Wendy’s wedding. Wendy was so comfortable she never really realized her picture was being taken. She and I just think the world of you (and Buddy) and are so grateful for the HUGE part you played in makin our special day one that was filled with happiness, friends and love. You are very special.

Jan 10, 2014 by LOVE, WENDY & FRANK

Life long friends. You saved the day so many times and I LOVED having you by my side all day! It really did feel like having a close friend take my pictures. You guys are so wonderful! Thank you so much for making our day so special!!

Gretchen B Photography , USA 5.0 5.0 35 35 If you are looking for a photographer to capture that special moment and do an absolutely fabulous job, then hire Gretchen. We had two photo sessions with two other photographers


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F. A. Q.

Our sessions start at $245 and include complimentary professional hair and makeup in studio and your choice of studio or on location.

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“Worth every minute and every dime. I can't even begin to tell you happy I am with these photos, tho crying over them might be a start.” -Jenny Taylor

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