About Gary

Active Memberships

Gary’s active membership in various professional photography organizations affords him the opportunity to study with some of the world’s finest photographers. This never-ending quest for technical expertise, and the “creative fire” it takes to make magic out of this industry, ensures you will receive thoughtful, creative portrait to reflect your personality and lifestyle.


Awards & Accolades

Gary is a past president of the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association and is the 2009 inductee into the TPPA Hall of Fame.

Nationally, Gary represents Tennessee on the governing Council of the Professional Photographers of America, the world’s oldest and largest association of professional photographers. He has earned many advanced degrees including Certified Professional Photographer, Craftsman Photographer and Master Photographer.

Gary’s photographs have won the Fuji Masterpiece Award, the Kodak Gallery Award for Photographic Excellence and a PPA National “Photographer of the Year” Award. He has been published in PPA’s Loan collection book, one of professional photography’s highest achievements.

Locally, Gary Woods Photography has been voted “The Best Photo Studio” in Sevier County six years in a row!


Our Purpose

Our deepest desires are threefold:

1. To create portraits that speak volumes about who you are, who you imagine yourself to be, or who you dream to become.
2. To cultivate life-long relationships and developing clients into friends.
3. To provide legendary service in every facet of our professional relationships.

Achieving these goals lead to our greater goal of making our lives meaningful and lived to the fullest.