August 7, 2014


These are truly extraordinary. Above and beyond what I could even imagine. We both can't believe that these are our wedding's crazy! They look like they belong in a magazine. 

You have an exceptional ability to capture more than just an image, but a moment. Above and beyond what it looked like, but what it felt like. Going through the slideshow, was like watching a movie with a complete story in which we were able to relive what turned out to be the best day of our lives. We laughed, I cried - multiple times - it was incredible. I never knew still images could have so much life in them. There are a few in particular that still make me cry and I know I'll cherish forever - my dad, when I lost it in the room when the Reverend was trying to get me to practice my vows for the first time, the adorable moment we had just after saying I do under the tree where you can see I'm crying, when Peter's aunt gave the blessing and mentioned his dad. I can go on and on :) 

I don't think there's a combination of words I can put together to describe how amazingly talented you are, and above and beyond that, how incredible and kind you are as a person. Perfect photos aside, you are a wonderful person and both Peter and I are so happy that we had the pleasure of meeting you and having you be a part of our lives. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! 

We just wanted to do an initial reach out, letting you know we got them and are in LOVE! I'm sure we'll watch a million more times, pick out some of our absolute favorites, and then reach out to you about a book.

Thank you again, Gretchen! And please say hi and thanks to Zach for us - he was awesome!

Love & Thanks,

Desiree & Peter

Dear Gretchen,

We are absolutely in love with our photos.  You did such an amazing job.  Thank you for capturing all of our special moments throughout the day.  I have watched the slideshow four times already. The photos are so good, it's hard to pick a favorite.

You are a wonderful photographer… I'm so glad we found you.  We will gladly continue to recommend you to everyone we know.

Randi & Patrick

Randi & Patrick

Gretchen is AMAZING! The first time I saw her work was on a friend's FB Page. I immediately asked my friend..."who did your photography... Because that's EXACTLY who I've been looking for!" and YES, it was our dear Gretchen!

She is an ABSOLUTE gem! The minute we met, I felt as if we were old friends! So easy to talk to, listened to my ideas, laughed a lot and she knew exactly "the look" I was going for! Her energy is pure, her heart is huge and her talent is OUTSTANDING!!!

Gretchen photographed my son's, my daughter's and my neice's weddings.  Her work is absolutely amazing.  She is friendly, professional and so comfortable to be with.  Then I decided that I wanted her to capture the wonderful relationship I have with my husband since we never really had a nice set of wedding pics.  I was wanting her to capture our life on film, lifestyle shots that show our daily life together.  My husband was a little uneasy with the thought but she was able to create a comfortable environment for him and the next thing I know he was really having fun having his photos taken.  She was able to produce exactly what I wanted.  She listened closely to me, made us feel at ease and did everything she had promised to do.  We love her work.

Ben & Andrea

Ben & Andrea

Gretchen is absolutely amazing. I can't say enough wonderful things about her and, most important, her work. We planned our Healdsburg wedding from Portland, OR and found Gretchen through Yelp. We first chose her because of all the glowing reviews here - then met with her only 3 days before our wedding. She was so calm, professional, and made us feel so comfortable that we knew we made the right choice. The day of our wedding, both her and Danielle were amazing. They found the perfect balance between traditional posed photos and natural candid photos. The pictures exceeded any expectations we had and so accurately told the story of our day. I'm certain we'll use these to relive the day over and over!

I highly recommend Gretchen Gause! We were married in a private ceremony on the grounds of an inn {Honor Mansion} in Healdsburg. Gretchen's name was on a list provided by the inn. From our first phone conversation to the delivery of the photos, working with Gretchen was an absolute pleasure. She listened. She supported and encouraged us. She went out of her way to visit the venue prior to the day as it was new to her. Gretchen's photographs perfectly captured the joy and intimacy of the occasion. I know we will revisit them often to relive that wonderful day. The hardest part is picking our favorites to frame!

Barbara & Don

Barbara & Don