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GARY VANDENBERG
LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

There is nothing I love more than being able to show people how beautiful they truly are.  Beyond helping to inspire self-love and confidence in the clients I work with, I really love helping people to express themselves.  From infants less than 48 Hours old to a 102 year old Centurion (who, by the way suggests exercise as the key to longevity), I've collected and retold the story of thousands of people through my camera and have learned that each and every person has a unique story worth being told.

I am a fifth-generation native to the Four Corners area, and am blessed to have a beautiful wife (Courtney) and two kids: Jackson (7) and Henley (4).  They're so cute I gotta include a picture of them below (taken by yours truly).

After Courtney and I had our daughter Henley, we found ourselves frustrated with being able to find a photographer that would give us a straight answer as to what the cost of photos would be for our newborn baby.  Thus we developed a system that offers flat-rate all-inclusive pricing.  Four years later, I've had the honor of being nominated as one of the Best Photographers in Durango by the Durango Herald three years in a row.  In the Spring of 2018 I was named by a national publication dedicated to High School Senior Photography (Senior Style Guide) as "What's Hot and Who to Follow".  In 2019, I was named as one of the Top 50 Up-And-Coming Photographers in the Nation by The Twelfth Year Magazine.  Beyond working with families and high school seniors, I also offer a comprehensive Commercial photography program that includes everything from Personal Branding, SEO Development, and branded Event Photography to Headshots and Product Photography.  Some of my larger clients include Fort Lewis College (Offcial Photographer of the Athletics and Activities).  I have also served national PR Firms and worked on national commercial campaigns for larger companies such as Nike N7 and Ace Hardware.

I am so proud of our little business, and I absolutely love helping my clients to tell their story and to look and feel great.  I am a proud member of our glorious little mountain community and frequently donate my time and talent to a wide array of local schools and non-profit organizations.  My studio is the only studio in the Four Corners that is a part of the "Magic Hour" Foundation which helps to provide families that have a terminally-ill member due to cancer with a completely free photo-shoot AND free prints to share with loved ones.  Time is fleeting, but our memories don't have to be.  Please contact me through the contact page (above) to arrange your special session with your loved ones.