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Kelam

20 August 2019

Gary was a pleasure to work with!!! Very easy going and fun. I didn't give him much notice but he still rose to the occasion and surpassed all expectations. If you're looking for quality at a great price, look no further! Rest assure that you will have a wonderful and positive experience!! More...

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Cherry San Diego

21 April 2019

I would definitely recommend Gary! Not only is he a great photographer, he is also someone you can really trust. He is super professional and super punctual. He is also very, very helpful, accommodating, and patient, I can call him anytime! My husband and I had a great time during the wedding because Gary was just so fun to be with! When we received our photos, we're just so happy! They were sooo LOVELY! Again, thank you so much, Gary, for making my wedding super memorable and amazing! Maraming Salamat!!! More...

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Anthony Novelo

3 February 2019

When we first met Gary, it was clear he was very friendly and personable. During the ceremony, he was very respectful of the Church rules. Then during the reception, he was lively and fun. This is exactly what we were looking for in a photographer. We were very happy with the pictures we got, and look forward to working with him again. More...

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Becca Alvarado

22 September 2018

We saw Gary in action at our friends wedding and just loved his energy, friendliness and when we saw their photos... WOW! When we got engaged and started looking we called Gary and met with him. He was so friendly and enthusiastic we knew he was the one. We are just thrilled that we chose Gary. He was amazing on the day of our wedding and he made us feel so comfortable taking photos and it was just FUN! He also got all the family involved and our friends too so we have fantastic photos with so many of us and everybody else at the wedding too. We highly recommend Gary if you want a photographer that gets involved, makes it fun and gets gorgeous photos that capture the love, romance and energy of a day that you work so hard for. Also his prices are affordable for all the service and photos you get. Our package included an album, an online album (you can download all the pics) and prints! We can't say it enough.... we HIGHLY recommend Gary... he's just got it all!!! Becca & Frank More...

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Allysa

21 September 2018

Pierre & Gary compliment each other SO well. While my fiancé had NEVER done any professional photos, we immediately felt comfortable with them. They kept us laughing, gave us great direction, but also just allowed who we are together to come out naturally. I hate to admit it.... but, we had to reschedule twice. They were incredibly flexible and understanding with rescheduling- never charged us extra or made it seem like an inconvenience.

We got our pictures back within a week and I loved that they hand-delivered our new engagement shoot library. Of course, the best part was when we looked at all of the photos together and had so many we really loved. We felt they captured who were were and looking back, there are moments we got so lost in moments together I don't even remember Pierre and Gary around us with cameras.

Truly can't recommend them enough because on top of all of this... we really felt like they cared and simply loved being a part of our love story.
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Jeanne O’Neill

11 September 2018

We travelled all the way from Scotland to get married in Oxnard, California. Choosing the right photographer was therefore so important to us as communication between different time zones was key. As soon as we spoke with Gary and saw his work on-line, we knew he was the man for the job. His energy and enthusiasm is amazing and his approach to helping us with the many questions we had was so professional and extremely helpful. He had no problem at all meeting us prior to our big day to take some practise shots and this was so much fun. He has a way of making a nervous bride to be feel utterly at ease. His eye for angles and lighting is absolutely wonderful and he managed to capture the true emotion at the time so naturally. We were so excited therefore when our big day arrived and he was there before hand to meet our family and get to grips with our Scottish humour which takes a bit of getting used to! But what a day he made it! He blended in without being intrusive, he made everyone feel relaxed and he truly made our wedding experience the best it could have been!
When we received our photos in a beautifully packaged box containing our flash drive after the arranged time which for wedding photos was amazing.. considering there was over 800 originally taken, we were utterly ecstatic.. very emotional and very grateful! They were amazing! We completely re-lived the day when we saw them. There were shots he captured of before the ceremony, during, after, Then the speeches and dinner and of course the dancing! We laughed, we cried and then we looked at them all over again. He had separated each part of the day into sub folders which was a very professional and helpful touch. We are still looking at them to this day!
So... for anyone out there looking for a photographer who ticks all the boxes and more.. we highly recommend this genuine, talented and caring man.
Gary... From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you all the way from Scotland for making our special day the most memorable of our lives! We will never forget you!


Jeanne and Fred xx
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Ryan Orloff

8 September 2018

Silva &Silva Photography was incredible to work with from the beginning. We planned a location wedding, so after our initial meeting with Gary, all of our correspondents was either through email or by phone and Gary made us feel 100% confident going into our special day. Gary captured everything exactly how we discussed and his extra added creativity and artistic vision made our final images, even more breathtaking than we could have imagined. Even all of our guests were impressed with Gary and raved about how much fun he was.

Thank you Silva & Silva Photography for capturing our special day in a way we will always be able to look back on and smile. You guys truly are amazing....

Ryan & Kim
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Christina

9 June 2018

We absolutely love Gary. We hired Gary for both of our daughter's weddings. He is so friendly and is loves to interact with your guests. He will get genuine smiles from all your guests, from the flower girl to your 85 year old grandmother. He is very professional never stuffy. He truly cares about what is important to you on your special day. Thank you Gary for all the special memories for both our daughters and our new son-in-laws. You're the best! More...

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Ashley

9 June 2018

Gary was absolutely wonderful. I have already suggested him to a couple of friends that will be getting married soon. Everyone at the wedding thought he had the greatest personality and he really clicks well with all of the guests. We just got our wedding photos and album back and every photo is absolutely beautiful or absolutely hilarious. I would hire Gary again in a heartbeat. I can say nothing but good things about the service he provided. I now have engagement photos and wedding photos that I will cherish forever. Thank you a million times Gary you were absolutely wonderful!! More...

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Molly

19 May 2018

I cannot describe how absolutely wonderful my experience was with Pierre & Gary. We met them first for during our engagement shoot and they were an absolute hoot. First off, they teach you all the tricks/trades to hide big hips and beer gut bellies, they joke around to keep you smiling and work off each other. Right off the bat, we were very comfortable with them and the session was relaxed with beautiful resulting pictures! They provide direction and suggestions, but also listen to your wants/desires so you get what you want. And the wedding was superb. Everyone loved them! They know how to talk to people to capture real emotion and Gary was so good with children! The wedding pictures were delivered in a timely fashion (both online and a usb). This is the couple to pick if you want gorgeous pictures at a reasonable price with a relaxed and happy environment! More...

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jose

13 November 2017

this amazing guy.. was awsome..

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Sarah

14 October 2017

We hired Gary to do our outdoor/backyard wedding in Ventura this October at a friends house. He is GREAT! He was very friendly and made the whole photography thing fun for us all. All our family and guests really liked him and once we got our photos we were even more impressed. For having such a simple set up, he made everything look amazing including us!!! We definitely recommend Gary Silva. His prices are affordable and you get the best service and wedding photos. More...

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Jessica

7 October 2017

Gary is so great to work with. He makes everyone feel comfortable and have a good time! He is amazing at directing you so you look your best at the right angles! Thanks for everything!

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Christina

24 September 2017

If you're looking for someone who will engage everyone and really get them involved, this is the photographer that you're looking for. Gary walked around and talked with our guests, he got to know people, made them laugh so that he got genuine smiles. I felt like he took the time to get to know my family. He worked well with every age group from babies to teenagers and grandparents and with every setting to pictures of my daughter in her wedding gown by herself to large groups. I can't thank Gary enough for capturing my daughter's special day. I can't wait for him to photograph my younger daughter's weddings June 2018. More...

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Betty

16 September 2017

We met with 2 other photographers that were professional but that's it even tho their work was nice. We met Gary and he was engaging, so personable, funny and we loved the vibrancy of his photos. We could not have made a better choice. Gary arrived early, made us all feel at ease for our pre-wedding photos and then his personality and fun manner just made getting our photos so much fun. My family & friends are still talking about how much fun it was and who says that about getting photos done?!?! When we got our wedding pics that was really the test and they are gorgeous!!! He gave me the glamour I told him I wanted but they also looked natural... another requirement I had. He captured all the perfect moments and the little details but then it was really obvious how much fun the party was and the dancing and friend photos are just amazing. We highly recommend Silva & Silva Photography and Gary... his photos are awesome and he's just so easy and fun to work with. More...

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Ayssia

29 July 2017

Gary was wonderful and funny and made this day even more special this was an LGBT WEDDING and after asking 9 others who turned me down Gary was very enthusiastic about shooting my wedding. The pictures we received were well beyond our expectations I will make Silva and Silva my first and only choice for future events without hesitation. Being a Nikon pro I appreciate his professionalism and attention to detail. More...

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Breanna

15 July 2017

Gary was amazing!! He captured every special moment and was so kind.

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User6768795

1 June 2017

Gary was great. Really made our day easy and kept everyone loose.He was always just a text or phone call away. Thank you for making are day great.

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Craig

15 April 2017

I cannot express enough how much Gary meant to the success of our Gatsby-style wedding celebration. His photos captured the joyful spirit of our guests perfectly, as he made everyone (including me!) who hates photos feel as if they were a star. It was obvious from the start that Gary was not "mailing it in" or taking photos in the same tired poses that we have all seen time after time. No, Gary was on top of everything, without being intrusive in any way, with great vision and creativity. I have added some photos as examples of his amazing work. Without a doubt, if you need a photographer, call Gary. More...

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Maureen

8 April 2017

We are so glad we used Gary for our Santa Barbara wedding day. He made it so easy we booked him over Email and he was very responsive and reasonable. Gary also didn't mind that I didn't want to pose for so many photos, he got our wedding party and family photos done within 20 minutes after the ceremony, and he was always there to catch each important moment throughout the event. Also we had all of our photos and our jump drive and album within 6 weeks, which is a rarity in the wedding photo world according to my friends. We would recommend him to our friends for their events. More...

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Briana

4 March 2017

Gary's services were an option when my husband and I chose to have our wedding aboard the Scarlett Belle Riverboat. He was competitively priced and had the experience we were looking for. I felt as if Gary had my back all night. Very friendly. The pictures he got came out stunning. I definitely recommend him! More...

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Jessica

28 January 2017

My day was this pass January 2017 I want to share that I Had the best experience very professional and both were the sweetest people ever they always made us laugh and what I loved the most was when my guest express their feeling by sharing how wonderful and great they are how they made them feel really good so with that said all my pictures came out awesome

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Jessica

8 October 2016

Gary was awesome! He knew how to make everyone laugh and was so professional. He was so flexible and accommodating to all of the photos we wanted. We could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding! The photos all turned out so beautiful. More...

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Karina

31 July 2016

it was very hard to make a decision on picking the right photographer for our wedding, but we ended up picking the best. Gary was professional, funny and friendly. He made all of our guest feel comfortable. He was also very flexible and the pictures are just beautiful! More...

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Angela

11 June 2016

Silva and Silva Photography is a husband and wife team. They are so easy going and fun to be around. The engagement session was so fun I didn't want it to end. Day of was great as well. We had our dog in the ceremony and it helped that they were dog people. There was a good mixture of pictures with the dog and without, and some great ones of just the dog running and playing at the beach. I would recommend Silva and Silva for your wedding or any other occasion. More...

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Devon

22 April 2016

Gary recently photographed our recent elopement. I had some hesitation about the location but Gary assured me there would be plenty of pretty areas that we use. He was super flexible with the amount of time we wanted (I went back and forth a few times). The day of, Gary arrived early and ready to go as soon as we arrived. He also coached us on posing and made sure we got all the combos of us with our guests. Gary took us to a few different spots so we had a variety of locations. He was funny and cordial and really made our day easy and stress free. Our pictures turned out great and we are so thankful that we used Silva and Silva Photograpy. Overall our experience was fantastic and we would highly recommend Silva and Silva for all your photography needs. More...

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R. Marcus

2 April 2016

Our experience with Silva & Silva was excellent.

During the lead up to our wedding, Gary was always very prompt to reply to our inquiries and always seemed genuinely happy to hear from us - his enthusiasm made us feel good about our choice of photographer from the very beginning. We decided to book Silva & Silva for 2 hours prior to the ceremony and also for the ceremony itself.

On the day of the wedding, Gary arrived on time, ready to go. He respected our time and our schedule and didn't waste a second of it. Some members of our wedding party were not quite ready when Gary arrived, but he took this in stride and made sure to get plenty of shots of everyone who was ready. He was patient with us and made everyone feel comfortable and happy - he's great at getting a smile!

During the ceremony and reception, Gary was always in the right place at the right time. He made sure to get all the "classic" shots as well as numerous candids. He was unobtrusive and never got in the way - very impressive given the relatively packed house we had.

The positive attitude, friendly demeanor and consummate professionalism of Silva & Silva truly helped make our wedding fun and memorable.
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Vanessa

26 March 2016

Gary Silva was amazing! He gave us a great deal and worked with our budget. He captured us in beautiful moments that we will have forever. He was so friendly, all my guests had fun! Thank you Silva and Silva Photography! More...

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Eryn

10 October 2015

After one meeting with Pierre and Gary we knew they were the photographers for us. They were AMAZING. They captured our wedding perfectly. We got so many photos it's fantastic. We love and would highly recommend Silva and Silva!!!! More...

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Heather

18 September 2015

Silva & Silva Photography are amazing and SO much fun to work with. They kept our sessions laid back and silly... just what we hoped for. We couldn't have asked for better photographers. They did an amazing job on our engagement session too which we wanted very stylized, retro rockabilly style. They even found us a cool location at a car garage in Ventura which just took it over the top! We couldn't have asked for better photographers and they really listen and get what YOU want in your wedding pics. We got our wedding pictures (online album, wedding album and CD set) back so quickly and they are amazing!!! Everyone at our wedding talked about how much fun they had with every shot. They provided us SO much variety with our wedding pictures and kept them fun and spontaneous... just what we wanted. They also got every little detail that meant so much to us. I would recommend Silva & Silva Photography to anyone, for any event! We will definitely be using them again and we have friends who were at our wedding that are planning to book them when they get married. More...

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Jenna

25 July 2015

Pierre and Gary Silva are WONDERFUL!!! They did both our engagement and wedding photos. We are so thrilled with the beautiful work they did! Our photos hang beautifully throughout our home and we get so many compliments on how amazing our photos turned out.

My husband was nervous to take engagement photos because he doesn't like his photos taken. They put him at ease and made us feel comfortable and we had a ton of fun. We laughed throughout the whole process. Our photos turned out great because you could see how happy we were. They made us smile and laugh, which reflected beautifully in our photos.

At our wedding, they went above and beyond to get everyone involved and having fun throughout the whole process. They listened to every request we have and made sure all the photos we wanted were taken. They were on time (actually early) and very professional, yet a ton of fun. All of the guests thought they were great! They pay attention to detail and take the most gorgeous photos. I am so glad we went with Pierre and Gary!! We highly recommend them!!!!
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Kris

14 March 2015

We searched the internet and contacted several photographers for our small beach wedding. Pierre and Gary were the first appointment. Wow! We loved them and we loved the work they showed us. We wanted to book them on the spot, but felt we should honor our other appointments. What a waste! None of the others compared, in personality, product or price. We booked them that day and are soooooo glad we did! Our photos are amazing! They met us on the beach before the wedding to review our location for photos and they listened to us, but had wonderful ideas... very creative. They also made it so much FUN! The photos captured our personalities perfectly and had the spontaneous, "in the moment" feel we wanted them to have. Our memorable day was shared with a small group of family and friends. As soon as they walked in the door, Gary and Pierre were part of the family and everyone had a great time doing photos with them. They do such great work, in such a relaxed and fun manner, that we all talked about the experience then and we still do! We didn't just get phenomenal photos from two experienced photographers, we got two new friends that I would feel 100% comfortable referring to anyone... and we do! More...

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Lauren

20 September 2014

Gary and Pierre are absolutely amazing at what they do. They did my engagement and wedding photos. They worked with my husband and I very hands on making sure to getting every shot we wanted to remember our special day. They also came up with amazing ideas that we never thought of that happen to be some of my favorite photos. Their personalities made the entire process so much more enjoyable, they were so happy, you can tell they love their job; they had so much fun with our wedding party, us and all our guest. We could not have picked a better photographer team. I have the best photos I could ever want of the best day of my life and it's all thanks to them. We would definitely use them again for future photography needs. More...

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