I never planned on being a photographer, much less a wedding photographer. I had been a nurse since the 70's. However, my mother was a professional Wedding Consultant and at that time needed my assistance. In 1984, as I began to assume various roles in the wedding industry, I enrolled in various photography classes at the local college and courses offered by photographer Denis Reggie which helped me to acquire the skills and training I needed to pursue my new passion. I began to shoot many of the large high end weddings available to me in my home town of Carmel by-the-sea, California. My love for the small beach weddings in particular was my joy. When I moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota, it was only natural for me to continue planning, officiating, decorating and of course filming weddings. Now here I sit, 36 years later and I'm still doing what I love, only now I specialize in the smaller, more intimate, boutique weddings. Gael Marie
"Capturing the moments of tomorrows memories"