About the Guest
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 where vintage glamour meets contemporary fashion. Renowned for his creativity, he not only has the ability to capture natural magic on your wedding day but he creates magic of his own. His love and empathy for people creates powerful visual storytelling. With the innate ability to make everyone look and feel beautiful in front of his camera, Jerry’s images are often simple yet a complex blend of soul, drama, imagination and technical skill. Whether he is shooting a glamour session, lifestyle portrait or boudoir beauty, Jerry has the ability to bring out the best in any situation.
A Nikon USA Ambassador, Jerry was named in the first ever list of Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo Magazine. Grand Master of WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) and the most awarded photographer of WPPI, Jerry has won the WPPI International Wedding Album of the Year for eight times among his long list of accolades and WPPI included Jerry in their Top Five Wedding Photographers in the World. Jerry has won the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Victorian Wedding Photographer of the Year for 3 times and was also named as the 2011 Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year by the AIPP. For four times Jerry has achieved the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Diamond Level Photographer of the Year Award. In 2009 Jerry won the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) Photographer of the Year Award among 10 major awards. In 2011 Jerry was named by PDN Magazine as one of the top photography workshop instructors in the world.
Creator of the Ice Society, a photography training site, and designer of the Ice Light, a revolutionary LED continuous light, one of Jerry’s passions is the creation of his non-profit charity, the Soul Society, which he co-founded with his wife, Melissa. Their charity was created with the purpose of caring for poor, homeless and orphaned children in third world countries, one soul at a time. 2014 marks the launch of an app created by Jerry called, Picpockets: World’s Best Photographs. It is the “go to” app for photography education and inspiration.