Zach and Jody Gray
Gray Photography is the outfit worn by Zach and Jody Gray. The company's 2007 inception came about just one year after rings were exchanged. And within their first year in business, the couple went from making $1,500 a shoot to six figures a year. The couple’s business has since developed from a mere (albeit large and profitable) photography business to a business offering a host of workshops and private lessons, which are available for photographers both in and out of Nashville’s proximity.
Gray Photography recently shot the Celebrity wedding of Jenny Gill, the daughter of country recording artist Vince Gill and step-daughter to Amy Grant, and Josh VanValkenburg (pictured below), which later became a four-page spread in the Country Special of People Magazine. Zach and Jody will also be shooting the union between a pro hockey player who play’s for the Colorado Avalanche and his bride at the beautiful Miami Beach Resort Palm Hotel & Spa. The couple will be hosting a Master Class on Lighting in February at WPPI 2011 and will be featured in various segments beginning this fall for Ed Pierce’s Photo Vision, a company that markets educational photography DVDs. Photo Vision will follow the couple through an entire wedding, interview the Grays about their business and give an inside look at what they do day in and day out.
In addition to their feature in People Magazine and their award for being one of the top three wedding photographers in Nashville in 2009, the couple share success in a variety of additional publications and blogs, including (but not limited to) Southern Bride and Enchanted Brides Magazine. Gray Photography is a Top Endorsed Photographer by Westcott and received a top 15 placement in PPA’s Photo Cover Contest last year.
Gray Photography have Canon setups, namely the 5D and 5D Mark II bodies and 580EX flashes. They utilize an array of different lenses, including the 16-35L 2.8, 24-70L 2.8, 85L 1.2, 50L 1.4, 100mm 2.8 Macro and the 70-200L 2.8. They use Photogenic’s Powerlights for big off-camera flash, Vagabond 2s from Alien Bees for power, ExpoImaging's ExpoDisc for white balance, the Lowel ID Video Light with barn door setup and Westcott’s Spiderlite TT3s and TT5s for constant lighting and Pocket Wizard 2s for triggering.
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