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Jerry Ghionis

Jerry Ghionis

Instructor

Widely regarded as one of the top five best wedding photographers in the world, Jerry Ghionis is based in Beverly Hills, California and Melbourne, Australia and travels frequently on international photography assignments and speaking engagements. With the flair of a fashion designer and the ingenuity of an architect, his style can be described as "where vintage glamour meets contemporary fashion." Renowned for his creativity, he captures the natural magic of your wedding day and creates magic of his own. His love and empathy for people creates powerful visual storytelling. Jerry's images often appear simple while displaying a complex blend of soul, drama, imagination and technical skill. With the innate ability to make everyone look and feel beautiful in front of his camera -- whether it is a glamour session, lifestyle portrait or boudoir shoot -- Jerry has the ability to bring out the best in any situation.

Jerry's awards and accomplishments include:

  • Nikon USA Ambassador
  • Named in the first list of Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo Magazine
  • Grand Master of WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International)
  • Eight-time winner of the WPPI International Wedding Album of the Year Award
  • Top Five Wedding Photographers in the World by WPPI
  • Three-time winner of AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Victorian Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • 2011 Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year by the AIPP
  • Four-time winner of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Diamond Level Photographer of the Year Award
  • 2009 winner of 10 major awards from SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers), including Photographer of the Year Award
  • 2011 named by PDN Magazine as one of the top photography workshop instructors in the world
  • 2014 received a United Nations IPC (International Photography Community) Photography Leadership Award
  • Creator of Ice Society photography training site
  • Designer of the Ice Light, a revolutionary LED continuous light
  • Creator of "Picpockets: World's Best Photographs," the go-to app for photography education and inspiration
  • Creator of the Omega Reflector, the world's first 10-in-1 shoot-through reflector
  • Author of multiple books about photography
  • Co-founder (with wife Melissa) of Soul Society, a nonprofit for children of developing nations

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