FAQ

Our Purpose
Our deepest desires are threefold:

To create Portraits that speak volumes about who you are, who you imagine yourself to be or who you dream to become.
To cultivate life-long relationships, developing clients into friends.
To surpass Legendary Service in every facet of our professional relationships.
Getting Started

Why choose Gary Woods Photography?

From the very beginning we will treat you like family. We care about all the fine details required to create a timeless portrait. From learning about your personality to clothing suggestions, we want to make sure your portrait is the absolute best it can be. We guarantee your satisfaction. If for any reason you are unsatisfied we will do whatever it takes to correct it or you will receive a 100% refund.

Gary is a Past President of the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association and is the 2008 inductee into the TPPA Hall of Fame. He has been selected as Top Ten Photographer in Tennessee and received the National Award this past August.

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 holds many advanced degrees including Certified Professional Photographer, Craftsman Photographer and Master Photographer.

How much does it cost?

We know you’ve been searching through dozens of websites for just the right photographer. Regardless of your budget you’ve made an inquiry with us for one reason. Our images moved you. We are not the least expensive photographer you will find but we only deliver superior images and exceptional print quality. We are worth your investment. Please contact the studio for pricing.

We have a very reasonable creation fee. Portraits may be purchased in custom packages of your own design or individually. We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card, and Discover. We also have a 3 or 6 month payment plan available.

Where will you create my portrait?

We travel to breathtaking locations in the Smoky Mountains such as the Greenbrier River on Cherokee Motor Nature Trail. We can go anywhere. There is a certain “comfort zone” for a photographer to work in his environment, but for you to project your best and have the total lifestyle portrait, your location is often the best. Our studio is a modern up-to-date facility should you elect to use a studio setting.

How will I choose from so many beautiful portraits?

We encourage you to reserve a portrait viewing with one of our client representatives. You will be shown your images in the comfort of our studio. This allows us to work with you on your specific creation. During this time we can discuss any designs, ideas, or changes you’d like done to the portrait. If you are visiting from out of town and must return home, we will showcase your imagines on-line for seven days. All selections made during this time period receive complimentary shipping.

What clothes should I wear?

As a general rule, traditional, “non-trendy” clothing works best. Stay away from bright colors, wild patterns, and logos. Long sleeves are always more pleasing in portraiture, making the face the center of attention. The exception to the rule is when the type of clothes make a statement about who you are.