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Clane Gessel Photography

Seattle , WA
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Seattle, WA 98109 US (map)

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206-650-1030

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ABOUT US

Clane Gessel is an award-winning wedding and landscape photographer based in Seattle, WA. Clane Gessel's photography is featured in The Space Needle, Seattle Bride magazine, The Seattle... Read more
Clane Gessel is an award-winning wedding and landscape photographer based in Seattle, WA. Clane Gessel's photography is featured in The Space Needle, Seattle Bride magazine, The Seattle Times, and Tully's Coffee. Clane's lifestyle wedding photography and amazing landscape photos are totally unique and unparalleled in quality, even by imitators. Unlike most studios, Clane personally photographs every wedding so you can rest assured that you will get the same amazing style of wedding photography that you see here. All of Clane's wedding photography packages include a full-resolution disc of all photos and prints at no extra charge Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Patricia
Wedding:
10/15/2015
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the bride, I was fortunate to have an instrumental part in helping my daughter plan her wedding. I knew that, apart from marrying her groom, what was most important to her was the aesthetic of the wedding photographer and the quality of his work. Upon seeing Clane's portfolio, I knew that the magical dreamscapes he was able to capture and create were exactly what she'd imagined for her day. We were completely enchanted by the other-worldly visions of beauty we found on his site, but I wondered....could he really cast that magic for our daughter and her groom? As it turned out, the answer was a resounding "YES!!"

From the moment we met Clane, he put us at ease with his positive energy and professional demeanor. He helped my daughter and her groom feel completely comfortable throughout the entire process...instructing them on just how to pose for many of the shots, but always coaxing from them a completely natural and genuine interaction with each other. The end results were breathtakingly beautiful. While the stunning location of the ceremony and wedding dinner were on full display, his photographs always allowed the bride and groom to outshine all else. He lead us through the family groupings with an ease and good humor that turned what could have been stressful for a 'camera shy' person such as myself into a lovely, completely painless experience.

Clane went far beyond capturing the sublime beauty of the bride, the devotion on the face of her groom, or the joy of family members witnessing the event. His photographs are portals through which we can step back in time and revisit the sweetness of that day...feel the blissful love between the bride and groom...revel in the glory of their union. Our daughter's wedding was a fairy tale come true, magical and enchanting in every way... And thanks to the supremely talented Clane Gessel, we shall always have the glorious pictures to prove that her dreamlike day had been real!!
As the mother of the bride, I was fortunate to have an instrumental part in helping my daughter plan her wedding. I knew Read more...
As the mother of the bride, I was fortunate to have an instrumental part in helping my daughter plan her wedding. I knew that, apart from marrying her groom, what was most important to her was the aesthetic of the wedding photographer and the quality of his work. Upon seeing Clane's portfolio, I knew that the magical dreamscapes he was able to capture and create were exactly what she'd imagined for her day. We were completely enchanted by the other-worldly visions of beauty we found on his site, but I wondered....could he really cast that magic for our daughter and her groom? As it turned out, the answer was a resounding "YES!!"

From the moment we met Clane, he put us at ease with his positive energy and professional demeanor. He helped my daughter and her groom feel completely comfortable throughout the entire process...instructing them on just how to pose for many of the shots, but always coaxing from them a completely natural and genuine interaction with each other. The end results were breathtakingly beautiful. While the stunning location of the ceremony and wedding dinner were on full display, his photographs always allowed the bride and groom to outshine all else. He lead us through the family groupings with an ease and good humor that turned what could have been stressful for a 'camera shy' person such as myself into a lovely, completely painless experience.

Clane went far beyond capturing the sublime beauty of the bride, the devotion on the face of her groom, or the joy of family members witnessing the event. His photographs are portals through which we can step back in time and revisit the sweetness of that day...feel the blissful love between the bride and groom...revel in the glory of their union. Our daughter's wedding was a fairy tale come true, magical and enchanting in every way... And thanks to the supremely talented Clane Gessel, we shall always have the glorious pictures to prove that her dreamlike day had been real!! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/15/2015
5.0/5.0
I feel indescribably fortunate to have benefited from the artistic and discerning eye of the incredibly talented photographer Clane Gessel. As a bride-to-be, I had quickly determined that my highest priority would be securing a remarkable wedding photographer to adequately capture the beauty, love, and importance of what would surely become my most precious memories. One look at Clane’s website, and I was hopelessly drawn in – the breathtaking quality of his romantic imagery would not leave my mind! Needless to say, I was ecstatic when he agreed to shoot our special day.
Ours was a very intimate, elegant wedding (8 guests at Auberge du Soleil in Napa), and Clane fit in perfectly. The moment he arrived, as I was in a flurry of final preparations, he was able to put me instantly at ease; I knew I was in good hands. Clane definitely has a wonderful way with people. Every moment I spent with him was both confidence-inspiring and genuinely delightful. He was open to our ideas and requests but just as easily took charge when needed; my husband and I loved how he could so effortlessly (and literally) mold us into picture-perfect models. Truly, he was just a fun, friendly person to be around and enhanced our experience of the day. For example, when my husband mentioned that he’d fairly recently gotten into photography, Clane immediately handed over his newest camera and showed him all of the new features and let him play with it – who does that?! Clane did.
We only had a few brief hours with Clane, but his impact will last a lifetime. When our pictures arrived, we were thrilled with the result. The quality and variety of shots he was able to capture in such a short time astonishes me – the most challenging part has surely been choosing a select few from so many great options to display in our home.
When I look back on our wedding day, I can genuinely say that I'm certain our memories will forever be more beautiful because Clane was such an integral part of them.
I feel indescribably fortunate to have benefited from the artistic and discerning eye of the incredibly talented Read more...
I feel indescribably fortunate to have benefited from the artistic and discerning eye of the incredibly talented photographer Clane Gessel. As a bride-to-be, I had quickly determined that my highest priority would be securing a remarkable wedding photographer to adequately capture the beauty, love, and importance of what would surely become my most precious memories. One look at Clane’s website, and I was hopelessly drawn in – the breathtaking quality of his romantic imagery would not leave my mind! Needless to say, I was ecstatic when he agreed to shoot our special day.
Ours was a very intimate, elegant wedding (8 guests at Auberge du Soleil in Napa), and Clane fit in perfectly. The moment he arrived, as I was in a flurry of final preparations, he was able to put me instantly at ease; I knew I was in good hands. Clane definitely has a wonderful way with people. Every moment I spent with him was both confidence-inspiring and genuinely delightful. He was open to our ideas and requests but just as easily took charge when needed; my husband and I loved how he could so effortlessly (and literally) mold us into picture-perfect models. Truly, he was just a fun, friendly person to be around and enhanced our experience of the day. For example, when my husband mentioned that he’d fairly recently gotten into photography, Clane immediately handed over his newest camera and showed him all of the new features and let him play with it – who does that?! Clane did.
We only had a few brief hours with Clane, but his impact will last a lifetime. When our pictures arrived, we were thrilled with the result. The quality and variety of shots he was able to capture in such a short time astonishes me – the most challenging part has surely been choosing a select few from so many great options to display in our home.
When I look back on our wedding day, I can genuinely say that I'm certain our memories will forever be more beautiful because Clane was such an integral part of them. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Clane Gessle is a true professional and artist. We are so grateful and feel equally humbled we had the opportunity to work with him for our wedding. I knew going into the wedding planning process I cared a lot about the photography- and in the Bay Area there is certainly no deficit of wedding photographers. Full disclosure- I am a personality type AAA and I researched several photographers (probably over 50), meeting with a dozen in person or on Skype before landing on Clane. Clane made us feel so comfortable, and he was equally excited about our wedding as we were - that truly was hard to find in many of the photographers we had met with.

What I really appreciated about Clane was his go-getter and no-nonsense approach on the wedding day. We had a fairly large wedding, with even larger personality in our wedding party and extended family. We wanted to get certain shots and had limited time - he got everyone organized quickly (which was the equivalent to herding cats) and told us something the wedding day that I really liked: "I am not here to please everyone, I am here to please you."

I have no doubt that he captured every detail that I spent 18 months planning, and that he was also able to capture those salient moments that we will be able to re-live through his images for the rest of our lives. NOT TO MENTION - he is a complete perfectionist and wants his bride and groom to be beyond thrilled with their final images. Whether there are little tweaks or changes you want to see he is completely understanding and receptive to your feedback.

Clane Gessel has our absolute highest recommendation and you would all be lucky to work with him.
Clane Gessle is a true professional and artist. We are so grateful and feel equally humbled we had the opportunity to work Read more...
Clane Gessle is a true professional and artist. We are so grateful and feel equally humbled we had the opportunity to work with him for our wedding. I knew going into the wedding planning process I cared a lot about the photography- and in the Bay Area there is certainly no deficit of wedding photographers. Full disclosure- I am a personality type AAA and I researched several photographers (probably over 50), meeting with a dozen in person or on Skype before landing on Clane. Clane made us feel so comfortable, and he was equally excited about our wedding as we were - that truly was hard to find in many of the photographers we had met with.

What I really appreciated about Clane was his go-getter and no-nonsense approach on the wedding day. We had a fairly large wedding, with even larger personality in our wedding party and extended family. We wanted to get certain shots and had limited time - he got everyone organized quickly (which was the equivalent to herding cats) and told us something the wedding day that I really liked: "I am not here to please everyone, I am here to please you."

I have no doubt that he captured every detail that I spent 18 months planning, and that he was also able to capture those salient moments that we will be able to re-live through his images for the rest of our lives. NOT TO MENTION - he is a complete perfectionist and wants his bride and groom to be beyond thrilled with their final images. Whether there are little tweaks or changes you want to see he is completely understanding and receptive to your feedback.

Clane Gessel has our absolute highest recommendation and you would all be lucky to work with him. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/11/2014
4.8/5.0
Hiring a photographer for our weddig was by far the toughest decision. Mainly because there are so many to choose from, and many seem like they would do a good job. We chose Clane based on a referral and my initial choice was that I appreciated the questios he asked me up front about what was important to me. Even though I really didnt care about engagement photos, he insisted this part of the package. And, I am SO glad he did. From engagement photos through the ceremony, Clane showed up with great energy, creativity and assertiveness. He gives small hints along the way to ensure the photos will look their best and had creative ideas of where and how to take photos. Let's just say you dont get bored with Clane. I was impresssed that Clane drove 3 hours just to do a walk through of our wedding venue just so he could be more prepared when it came to our big day. Clane understands service, going above and beyond, and most importantly, he is a talented photohrapher. I recommend Clane Gessel for your next wedding or big event!
Hiring a photographer for our weddig was by far the toughest decision. Mainly because there are so many to choose from, Read more...
Hiring a photographer for our weddig was by far the toughest decision. Mainly because there are so many to choose from, and many seem like they would do a good job. We chose Clane based on a referral and my initial choice was that I appreciated the questios he asked me up front about what was important to me. Even though I really didnt care about engagement photos, he insisted this part of the package. And, I am SO glad he did. From engagement photos through the ceremony, Clane showed up with great energy, creativity and assertiveness. He gives small hints along the way to ensure the photos will look their best and had creative ideas of where and how to take photos. Let's just say you dont get bored with Clane. I was impresssed that Clane drove 3 hours just to do a walk through of our wedding venue just so he could be more prepared when it came to our big day. Clane understands service, going above and beyond, and most importantly, he is a talented photohrapher. I recommend Clane Gessel for your next wedding or big event! Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Clane is so awesome! I met Clane a few years ago and after seeing his pictures from his website, I knew he was the guy I wanted for a photographer. He takes the time to get to know you as a couple, which I think is so important to working well together. We were soooo happy with the photos and could not have had any better! If you want your memories to be BEAUTIFUL, then make sure Clane is there. THANK YOU CLANE!!!!!
Clane is so awesome! I met Clane a few years ago and after seeing his pictures from his website, I knew he was the guy I Read more...
Clane is so awesome! I met Clane a few years ago and after seeing his pictures from his website, I knew he was the guy I wanted for a photographer. He takes the time to get to know you as a couple, which I think is so important to working well together. We were soooo happy with the photos and could not have had any better! If you want your memories to be BEAUTIFUL, then make sure Clane is there. THANK YOU CLANE!!!!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW! That is the best word I have for my experience with Clane. Before starting he ensured he knew my vision and had clear understanding of what I wanted. Along the way he made sure I was happy with the shots and made all fixes accordingly. I could not be happier with the end result or the process as a whole. Working with Clane was worth every penny and I can not wait for the next time.
WOW! That is the best word I have for my experience with Clane. Before starting he ensured he knew my vision and had clear Read more...
WOW! That is the best word I have for my experience with Clane. Before starting he ensured he knew my vision and had clear understanding of what I wanted. Along the way he made sure I was happy with the shots and made all fixes accordingly. I could not be happier with the end result or the process as a whole. Working with Clane was worth every penny and I can not wait for the next time. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
you're looking for a phenomenal photographer, your search ends with Clane Gessel. He is such a gifted artist and his interpersonal skills make him a complete pleasure to work with whether it be during the initial consultations or the day of your engagement with him. He is a true professional and he will challenge you by pushing you out of your comfort zone in order to capture the most beautiful pictures. Trust him, believe him, and follow his lead and you will never be disappointed! He is worth every penny, and it is the best decision we made in terms of our wedding vendors. Clane will also encourage you to create a list of your desired photos so he can ensure that he captures every special moment for you. What I loved about Clane was that he asked us to revise our list three times - again, he really pushes you to think about what you want so that you aren't disappointed. We were so thankful for his guidance which resulted in AMAZING, TIMELESS photographs we will cherish forever.
you're looking for a phenomenal photographer, your search ends with Clane Gessel. He is such a gifted artist and his Read more...
you're looking for a phenomenal photographer, your search ends with Clane Gessel. He is such a gifted artist and his interpersonal skills make him a complete pleasure to work with whether it be during the initial consultations or the day of your engagement with him. He is a true professional and he will challenge you by pushing you out of your comfort zone in order to capture the most beautiful pictures. Trust him, believe him, and follow his lead and you will never be disappointed! He is worth every penny, and it is the best decision we made in terms of our wedding vendors. Clane will also encourage you to create a list of your desired photos so he can ensure that he captures every special moment for you. What I loved about Clane was that he asked us to revise our list three times - again, he really pushes you to think about what you want so that you aren't disappointed. We were so thankful for his guidance which resulted in AMAZING, TIMELESS photographs we will cherish forever. Read less
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Patti
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how pleased I am that we chose Clane for our wedding. Wedding photography is nothing to take lightly and if you want to ensure complete happiness, I HIGHLY recommend using Clane. From day 1 he was amazing to work with and I always knew exactly what to expect from him throughout the process. He has an incredible ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and ensure that the photos look natural and not posed. Additionally, he took the time to make sure that we got all the shots that we were hoping for. He was patient with the photos that we wanted done and also full of ideas of other great shots we hadn’t even considered. Not only is he a great photographer, he’s an incredible human being and a ton of fun to be around! The photos turned out incredible and I have had endless compliments from family, friends, and complete strangers on how amazing they look. Thank you Clane so much for helping to capture our day perfectly!
Words cannot express how pleased I am that we chose Clane for our wedding. Wedding photography is nothing to take lightly Read more...
Words cannot express how pleased I am that we chose Clane for our wedding. Wedding photography is nothing to take lightly and if you want to ensure complete happiness, I HIGHLY recommend using Clane. From day 1 he was amazing to work with and I always knew exactly what to expect from him throughout the process. He has an incredible ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and ensure that the photos look natural and not posed. Additionally, he took the time to make sure that we got all the shots that we were hoping for. He was patient with the photos that we wanted done and also full of ideas of other great shots we hadn’t even considered. Not only is he a great photographer, he’s an incredible human being and a ton of fun to be around! The photos turned out incredible and I have had endless compliments from family, friends, and complete strangers on how amazing they look. Thank you Clane so much for helping to capture our day perfectly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Clane took our engagement and wedding pictures and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out!
Throughout the entire process of planning our wedding he was there if we ever needed an opinion on something about the wedding, a review of another vendor, or needed help finding a vendor. On the day of the wedding he was efficient with his time before the ceremony, he made everyone feel relaxed, he was excellent with all of our little cousins, and everyone in our family absolutely loved him!
He made sure to capture everything that we wanted and everything that we hadn't even thought of.
Our pictures are amazing and we will make sure to have Clane take any other pictures for our life events.
Clane took our engagement and wedding pictures and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out!
Throughout the Read more...
Clane took our engagement and wedding pictures and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out!
Throughout the entire process of planning our wedding he was there if we ever needed an opinion on something about the wedding, a review of another vendor, or needed help finding a vendor. On the day of the wedding he was efficient with his time before the ceremony, he made everyone feel relaxed, he was excellent with all of our little cousins, and everyone in our family absolutely loved him!
He made sure to capture everything that we wanted and everything that we hadn't even thought of.
Our pictures are amazing and we will make sure to have Clane take any other pictures for our life events. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were honored to work with Clane as our wedding photographer. He is professional, passionate about his job and creative. Clane was able to capture exactly what we wanted in both our engagement photos and wedding photos. We have photos that we absolutely love and will continue to love over the years. Oh! Another wonderful thing is Clane had our photos ready within he 14 days that he promised so it was wonderful to come back from our honeymoon and have our photos ready to go. We would highly recommend Clane to anyone and hope that we can work with him again in the future!
We were honored to work with Clane as our wedding photographer. He is professional, passionate about his job and creative. Read more...
We were honored to work with Clane as our wedding photographer. He is professional, passionate about his job and creative. Clane was able to capture exactly what we wanted in both our engagement photos and wedding photos. We have photos that we absolutely love and will continue to love over the years. Oh! Another wonderful thing is Clane had our photos ready within he 14 days that he promised so it was wonderful to come back from our honeymoon and have our photos ready to go. We would highly recommend Clane to anyone and hope that we can work with him again in the future! Read less
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