WINNER of 2023 Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award - Gillian Riesen is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of the Buffalo, NY that specializes in naturally glamorous portratis of events, people, couples and families. With a strong background and intense training in the performing arts, Gillian brings a unique sense of drama and honesty to her photography, endeavoring to highlight what makes each person and couple unique. Gillian has captured weddings for several years in the Buffalo area and beyond. Her style is honest, journalistic, artistic and laid back. With skilld in business and the performing arts, she also often assists couples in the schedule and flow of the day and also believes that there are certain times of a wedding where the photographer should help direct and where the photographer should almost be invisible while still capturing every moment. She began her career as a high-demand portrait photographer for artists and musicians and continues to travel to the country's largest cities an performing venues to capture this work. Clients include artists that have performed and worked in the world's leading opera houses, theaters and concert halls including The Metropolitan Opera, The Lincoln Center, Broadway, Lyric Opera of Chicago, English National Opera, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Santa Fe Opera, Theater an der Wien, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Seattle Opera, Opera Australia, Beijing Opera and more. In recent years, an increase in demand has provided Gillian the opportunity to capture life's most special times - engagements, loving moments and weddings. With a strong background and intense training in the performing arts, Gillian brings a unique sense of drama and honesty to her photography, endeavoring to highlight what makes each person and couple unique.