Red Gallery Photography- Artistic wedding photographers based in Columbus, Ohio. Winners of The Knot Best of Weddings 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 and The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Also available for destination weddings.
Photo Shoot Types
Bridal Portraits, Engagement
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Photo, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Wedding
Awards and Affiliations
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Reviewed On 4/06/2021 by Jamie B
I had a pandemic wedding, so you can imagine all the compromises and extra stressors :x, but Clay was so incredible! He made the day feel a lot easier and smoother just by his demeanor and personality, he was so calm, cool & collected. My husba...
nd and I are a bit nontraditional and he honed in our personalities super quickly and captured our day true to our personalities. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Not to mention, he is extremely talented- I can't stress enough how blown away by our portfolio we were. Clay's a gem and one-of-a-kind.
Reviewed On 1/22/2021 by Colleen W
Clay was beyond amazing at my wedding in capturing all my favorite moments. He was professional, friendly, and just a pleasure to work with. I couldn’t be more thrilled with my wedding photos, and it was so difficult to pick my favorites when...
picking which photos to display in my home... I want to frame all of them. Thanks so much Red Gallery Photography, I almost want to get married again just so I can hire you one more time! (Ha!).
Reviewed On 11/12/2020 by Rachel C
We had the pleasure of working with Lisa on our wedding day and not only is she a joy to shoot with but the photos turned out incredible! Lisa worked with us and was flexible over the past year as we cancelled and rescheduled our wedding date ...
due to Covid several times. Her calm but present demeanor helped us feel at ease on the day of and her experience as a photographer shows! We could not be happier with the photos we have of our wedding and the variety of shots she took. Would highly recommend Red Gallery for your special day!
Reviewed On 11/11/2020 by Emily K
Clay at Red Gallery Photography did the most amazing job with our engagement photos and our wedding! My husband doesn't *love* getting his picture taken and I'm used to being behind a camera, so let's just say we're not the easiest subjects. :)...
Clay put us COMPLETELY at ease and made everything completely wonderful. He did a great job of suggesting a few poses but not making them look posed at all, and above all captured us looking like ourselves. One of the key things I'm picky about with photos is the lighting, and one of the biggest takeaways from Red Gallery is that they truly work their magic with lighting. It's almost like there's a magic golden light to all of their photos, without it looking overdone or distracting from the subjects. The photo process during our wedding day was efficient while remaining fun, and he made sure to really get all of the photos I was wanting. I've been a part of weddings before where photographers have made it about their own agenda, and that's so not the case with Red Gallery! Clay is so sweet and wants to capture your personality, and we were so grateful. They provide you with a USB with all of your files, as well as a preview on Facebook. Clay could not have been kinder and we truly felt like we had gained a friend. The photos were an absolute gift we will treasure our whole lives, and we couldn't recommend them enough!
Reviewed On 10/29/2020 by Olivia G
Wonderful people AMAZING photos! We couldn’t be happier with the way our photos came out. Great communication and turnaround! They made my wedding photo dreams come true!
Reviewed On 10/28/2020 by Matt E
Loved working with them, we had Lisa and she was wonderful!
Reviewed On 10/21/2020 by Kendall L
Clay and Lisa were absolutely amazing and captured our special day perfectly! We had to postpone our wedding three different times due to COVID, and ended up having a small intimate wedding with just our family in Columbus. Lisa was so quick to...
respond to my initial inquiry and took the time to answer any questions I had. On the day of, Clay ended up coming as well to help shoot our wedding and that was just an amazing added bonus! Their kindness and stunning work is something we will cherish forever! Thank you both again so much!
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by Christine D
Lisa is absolutely fantastic! She is so sweet and makes everyone feel super comfortable, so important for photos! Both our engagement photos and our wedding photos turned out so amazing, I have trouble picking favorites to print! She scouted ou...
t our first look location the week before our wedding to make sure it was perfect. She captured such beautiful and artistic shots of our day! I’m so grateful to have these memories to look back on forever, thank you Lisa!!
Reviewed On 10/12/2020 by Zachary S
I cannot give enough praise to Red Gallery Photography! From our engagement photos to the pictures from the big day; everything was perfect. Both the main photographer and secondary photographer were professional and paid attention to every l...
ittle detail. I simply cannot reccommend them enough.
Seeing the photos a few weeks after the wedding just reinforced this belief even more. Truly a great team!
Reviewed On 3/23/2020 by Alexandra W
Clay and Lisa were an amazing team to have for our wedding day! They both care so much about the couple, and wanting to capture moments that are truly you. My husband and I both were a little awkward with posed photos, thankfully they convinced...
us to try an engagement shoot (which is so so so helpful), and then coached us every step of the way. I have to say though, my favorite pictures are the ones Clay and Lisa captured without my knowing, like a hug from a best friends and praying with my mom. Long story short, they are wonderful to work with and you won't regret choosing them!
Reviewed On 3/13/2020 by Lydia M
AMAZING! My husband and I can't say enough about Clay and Lisa. They are two of the most-hardworking and easy-to-work-with people. Not only is their work ethic amazing, their creativity and attention to detail are out of this world. I am so tha...
nkful that my husband and I made the decision to hire Clay and Lisa as our wedding photographers. We highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 1/08/2020 by Lindsey B
Clay was amazing! I had multiple people come up to me during the wedding to say how great Clay was. He was getting so many shots! His work is beautiful and he definitely listened to the types of shots me and my husband desired. I'm so glad we w...
orked with Clay for our wedding.
Reviewed On 11/18/2019 by Lindsey J
We can't say enough good things about Clay and Lisa with Red Gallery Photography. Not only are they incredibly talented, but they are also very professional, kind and wonderful to work with! Throughout the entire planning process Clay was very ...
helpful and offered his expertise along the way. We first met during our engagement photos and he made my husband and I feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera. He has a very artistic eye, and what we saw as just an ordinary spot, Clay turned into a beautiful moment captured by his camera. On our wedding day his attention to detail was next level, and we are so thankful he captured so many special moments. He has a phenomenal way of making posed photos look natural and the candid moments he captured look like pieces of art. He is organized, respectful and really felt like part of the family on our wedding day. There are so many details to think about when planning a wedding, so do yourself a favor and work with Clay at Red Gallery - he will make your life easier, funnier and will capture all of the beautiful moments along the way!
Reviewed On 10/30/2019 by Jessa R
My husband and I felt the most important aspect of our wedding was the photography. We were concerned about getting the right photographer to help capture our most important moments. Planning to meet Clay for the first time, we had been extreme...
ly anxious and stressed. Upon meeting him, we instantly relaxed and knew we had found the perfect match. Clay and Lisa were a joy to work with. Not only did they help us live in the moment and enjoy the celebrating, they captured every little detail perfectly. We didn’t just get moments, we got details of the weather, venue, decor- you name it- that were so special to us. There is something so unique about the artistry of their work. It is truly unmatched. Their effervescent, high-spirited, and kind hearted nature are just the icing on the cake. We feel so blessed to have found them and are beyond grateful for all they’ve done for us. It just doesn’t get any better than Red Gallery Photography.
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Tyne (
In looking for a photographer we had a few requests (or should I say obstacles) in mind. Both of our venues were, beautiful, however the lighting wasn't the easiest...and both of us had, well, "issues" with posed photos. We were looking for so...
meone who was a master at his/her craft and could shoot candids well, and make posed photos FEEL like candids. Clay came highly recommended from a friend and he far exceeded our expectations. He was one of the most calm/kind humans on possibly the best, and most stressful, day. He was an absolute joy to work with and knew exactly what would work best for US. He listened, and cared. When we received our photos we were amazed at a) just how many there were and b) how each one was better than the last (which didn't even seem possible). If you are a bride wanting to remember your big day in the best way possible, Clay is definitely the way to go! Hiring Clay allowed me to enjoy my wedding knowing that he was able to capture all of the most important moments for us to have and look back on forever!
Reviewed On 10/28/2019 by Anne G
I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Red Gallery. Clay was so amazing- he knows all the best locations, he was great at styling his shots and making sure everyone was where they needed to be. He captured every photo I ...
asked for and more on our wedding day. My husband and I are so thrilled with our photos- Clay is a master at what he does and the photos definitely reflect that. We felt very comfortable with him and would recommend Red Gallery Photography 100 times over!
Reviewed On 10/26/2019 by Andi L
As a shy introvert, I've always hated taking photos for as long as I can remember, but with Clay that was never an issue. Clay is truly the best photographer you could hope to have to capture any special moments in your life! He is incredibly k...
ind and makes you feel incredibly at ease, not to mention he is incredibly talented! He took the most beautiful photos of our wedding day. Our family and friends have not stopped commenting how amazing our photos turned out and everyone is requesting copies. We cannot recommend Clay enough, he's the best!
Reviewed On 10/22/2019 by Raven D
Clay and Lisa were so fun to work with, and the photos are absolutely gorgeous!! We’ll cherish them forever :)
Reviewed On 10/22/2019 by Emily A
Clay and Lisa are the dream team to have on your big day. From our first meeting they were so professional and fun. Their personalities make you feel so comfortable and they keep your pictures on schedule so you can still enjoy every minute cel...
ebrating with family and friends! I love their photography style and the pictures were more perfect than I could have ever imagined!! Thank you so much!!!
Reviewed On 10/19/2019 by Molly G
I can't even begin to describe how wonderful Clay and Lisa were on our big day and in the entire process leading up to the wedding. From our very first meeting, we loved Clay's incredible photos and his style and approach for the wedding day. W...
e had the best time taking our engagement pictures. Clay made us feel so comfortable and made taking the pictures fun. He spent hours with us to get beautiful sunset shots and truly stunning pictures. Clay and Lisa were an absolute joy to work with on the wedding day. They captured every moment of our day so perfectly and went above and beyond. I even said goodbye to Clay at his scheduled departure time and then came back into the room an hour later to find him still taking pictures of family members and all of our guests to make sure he captured every detail. He didn't just meet, but exceeded all of our expectations. Our pictures from the wedding are breathtaking and perfectly captured the essence of our day. I cannot recommend Red Gallery Photography enough. Clay and Lisa are absolutely wonderful, and I would give them one hundred stars if I could!
Reviewed On 10/18/2019 by Olivia M
Talented, professional, and personable! Clay shot both my engagement and wedding photos. Having never participated in a photography session, my husband and I were a bit nervous. Clay helped ease any of our anxieties and made us feel comfortable...
in front of the camera. We had a courthouse elopement, and Clay not only provided us with photos we will treasure for a lifetime, but even volunteered ideas to help further make our elopement special. I highly recommend Red Gallery Photography. We look forward for our next excuse to book!
Reviewed On 10/15/2019 by Kari W
Clay’s talent is out of this world! His creative vision is timeless. He was a true professional through our whole process and captured all our special moments perfectly!
Reviewed On 10/15/2019 by Tyler M
Clay did an amazing job. He was so fun to work with. He had so many creative ideas that made both our engagement and wedding photos look fantastic. If you're looking for amazing photographs, creative ideas and someone fun to work you then I'd h...
ighly recommend Clay and Red Gallery Photography.
Reviewed On 9/29/2019 by Jennifer M
Clay was amazing and easy to work with. I appreciate his quick responses to my questions. We loved that we got to see a sample of the wedding photos within a couple weeks of the wedding. His work is beautiful in and of itself. I got all the sho...
ts I asked for plus ones I didn't think of, but am very thankful I now have.
Reviewed On 8/18/2019 by Abigail S
By far our favorite wedding vendor, we can't say enough amazing things about Red Gallery Photography. Clay and Lisa captured every single detail of our wedding day beautifully. We had such a long day and they were so kind and patient and wonder...
ful with our bridal party and crazy family and hectic schedule throughout all of it! They are so much fun to work and you can tell they love what they do because we felt so comfortable with them and their photos are incredible in quality. They are truly artists and we wouldn't have wanted anyone else with us on our wedding day!
Reviewed On 7/31/2019 by Rachel K
We are so thankful for the time that Clay has put into our photos. You can feel his excitement and pride in his work. He is really good at capturing the natural and posed photos. He is very fun to work with and easy to communicate to. He even w...
as able to work with us on price and certain things we wanted to have with our photos. He is very available to oblige to your requests (within reason I’m sure). He is very reachable when you need to ask a question or have a request. Our engagement photos came back to us in less than three weeks. I’m sure that time frame varies, but all my friends got their photos back in six weeks or more. Clay is very prompt and very accessible to our needs. Thank you Clay for all your hard work. The edits and photos are natural and very light and happy. We love your style and availability to all our questions and requests!
Reviewed On 5/02/2019 by Rachel M
Clay was awesome! Our engagement photos were nothing short of beautiful. Our wedding photos were also incredible and exactly what we had hoped for and much more! He really captured the entire wedding beautifully and made sure that we had time ...
to get in a ton of great shots, as we chose to take photos before the ceremony. Everyone has raved about his work! His creative genius will be admired by our family for years to come.
Reviewed On 3/25/2019 by Gina U
Clay and team at Red Gallery Photography far surpassed our expectations and wildest dreams with our wedding photos! We could not recommend him more, his professionalism, enthusiasm and craft are otherworldly. He captured our day with absolute p...
Reviewed On 2/13/2019 by Aaron S
After some initial communication woes, we are happy to report that Clay has gone above and beyond to ensure that we were made whole.
As originally reported, Clay was fantastic to work with on the day of our wedding and was a much needed calmi...
ng influence in the midst of all the craziness. We could not be happier with how the pictures turned out and the moments captured; we will remember our wedding day fondly for years to come!
We are excited to work with Clay and Red Gallery again this summer when we welcome our daughter into our family this June!
Highly recommend working with this wonderful team!
Reviewed On 7/14/2018 by Johan G
I cannot say anything other than “Clay is the best photographer ever”! He captured our Pre Wedding Picture at Hocking Hills and Westerville perfectly. All the pictures turned out to be exactly what I want. Clay also took pictures for our wedd...
ing day last month. I would say, you will regret if you do not hire him as your photographer. Not only getting all of the beautiful pictures, but also getting a wonderful experiences. Clay is not only helpful, but he is also very polite, patient, talented,outgoing, artistic, organized, and many more to say. He was so helpful on the wedding day and helped to arrange for the group picture etc. He will also tell you what kind of pose that is great and give you direction. I cannot wait to see my full wedding day pictures!
Reviewed On 6/13/2018 by Michelle R
Throughout the whole process, Red Gallery was outstanding! I mainly worked with Clay and his personality alone would make me want to book him again. Apart from being fun and super positive, he showed up on time and was professional and accomm...
odating. Prior to the wedding, he was responsive and totally got our vibe and vision. On the big day, he was clear with direction and an absolute pleasure to work with. The wedding party all commented on how great he was, and I completely agreed.
Reviewed On 3/28/2018 by Presley P
Where do I begin? Clay is the PERFECT photographer! I found his page on Instagram and instantly fell in love, and booked him a few days later for my big day! Clay kept in contact, asked questions and was flexible with my crazy schedule when nee...
ding shot lists and just to chat in general. I would recommend Red Gallery (and have been to all of my newly wed friends) on all aspects, planning, cost, packages, and especially the day of! I wasn't a crazy bride but the day of is hectic for anyone! Clay gave me an arrival time to begin shooting and went to work! He got every part of my day, and even when I thought he was crazy for wanting to shoot behind a Dairy Queen near my house the pictures turned out AMAZING! Again, I can't say enough about Clay and Red Gallery.
Reviewed On 3/22/2018 by Laura S
We found Clay on The Knot and fell in love with his photo galleries. We wanted photography that captured the day without being obtrusive, and that went beyond standard staged shots to really capture the personalities of the couple, the uniquene...
ss of the venue, and the love shared by all of the participants. That is exactly what we got. I can't stop looking at the photos - they are absolutely gorgeous, and many of them have an artistic quality that would be compelling even if they did not feature my daughter and her husband. It was important to my daughter that photography (outside of the staged photos) did not intrude on the enjoyment of the moment, and Clay managed to capture lovely candid shots without being at all pushy or disruptive. The shots of the ceremony itself and of the bride and groom together after are absolutely stunning. The hardest part has been winnowing the field to a manageable number for the book and social media, because there are just so many wonderful pictures to choose from! I can truly say that Clay was a pleasure to work with and the pictures are everything I was hoping for and more.
Reviewed On 1/06/2018 by Mackenzie G
You will not be disappointed if you choose Clay and Red Gallery Photography! He was such a joy and easy to work with from start to finish. He made us feel very comfortable throughout the crazy wedding planning and when it came to wedding day,...
he was on time, professional, very relaxed and very fun! He and Lisa did a wonderful job capturing all of the key moments (and more) of our wedding weekend and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. We would choose Clay over and over again!
Reviewed On 1/02/2018 by Rachel H
Clay & Lisa are phenomenal! Our photos turned out better than we could’ve ever imagined and they did such a great job photographing every special moment of our day! They were so much fun to work with and were so patient throughout the day. We ...
can’t thank Red Gallery Photography enough for giving us memories that will last forever! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Reviewed On 12/09/2017 by Jana E
It was a top priority for us to invest in an outstanding photographer to capture the memories of our wedding day. I'm an event planner by trade and Type-A to a fault; I had spreadsheets and lists and felt overwhelmed with the number of photog ...
choices in our area. We did our homework and we got it right by hiring Red Gallery Photography. We loved all our vendors, but having Clay and Lisa there to capture every emotion and moment of our wedding day, from silly to sweet, was the best decision we made. None of the other details matter if you don't have a seasoned professional to document the memories of such an important, anticipated day that flies by all too quickly.
The icing on the cake was their sincere passion and enthusiasm for wedding photography. I noticed that Clay repeatedly went the extra mile, not only for us, but because he was genuinely having fun - he enjoys his art, understands the gravity of his responsibility to a bride and groom, and takes the utmost pride in his work. They are immensely talented and also the nicest people with hearts of gold. They did more than just snap photos – they were the veterans of the wedding day: nerve calmers, bridal party wranglers, silliness appreciators, joy bringers - there wasn't a single moment when Clay and Lisa weren't smiling. They worked attentively behind the scenes and I barely noticed them during the whirlwind of the day but, looking back, they were a big part of my happy memories. It’s easy on your wedding day to get separated from each other and swept off by family and friends (which is the joy of it all really – everyone you love in the same place!) But I have to say, I’m really grateful for those little walks we took with Clay when he couldn’t resist the perfect sunset shot, to stand for a minute just the two of us, enjoying our day from a briefly quiet distance.
We are in awe of these photos that absolutely shine with the real story of the day; they didn’t miss an in-between moment. (And we’re trying to refrain from taking the narcissistic route and wallpapering our house in them!)
We are forever grateful!
Reviewed On 11/16/2017 by Megan S
I looked through SO many galleries and albums when I was choosing a photographer. I just kept hearing people in my ear say, "The photographer is the most important person you will hire." Just like marrying the right person, I wanted photos th...
at would last a lifetime. Clay at Red Gallery is a creative genius, who works tirelessly. He has amazing perspective, and will deliver you the photos, settings, and angles you couldn't plan on your own. He can do traditional, or editorial. He is professional, easy to work with, and best of all, truly loves what he does. I couldn't be happier with my choice!
Reviewed On 11/16/2017 by Kristen H
HE IS THE BEST!!We are so happy we found Clay! He is high energy in the best way ever! He some how can be both calm and in a hurry, all at once. He understands that pictures should capture a day to its fullest. I can’t believe the moments he wa...
s able to capture! He even stopped our limo because he saw a perfect bush he wanted us to take a photo in front of. His wife helped him capture the details. They work great together! He met with us twice before the wedding to go over the day to make sure he knew what the plan was before going into. He was so professional and responsive yet felt like a friend!
Reviewed On 10/28/2017 by Bonnie W
Clay and his wife did an amazing job!
Reviewed On 10/28/2017 by Amanda O
I am so glad I choose Clay as the photographer to capture the special moments of our wedding day. Our wedding photos by far exceeded my expectations. Clay was professional, prompt, well-prepared, and a pleasure to work with. I would highly reco...
mmend him to anyone look for a wedding photographer.
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Ashley D
Clay is an incredibly talented photographer. Our wedding photos looked straight out of a wedding magazine - they were impeccable. Most importantly, he makes you feel comfortable and relaxed while capturing your special moments. You know how you...
stumble across some people who are just magic at what they do? Clay has that magic. For those of you lucky enough to still grab a date with him as your photographer - cheers!
Reviewed On 10/12/2017 by evelyn g
Clay was wonderful! From being so flexible with us and patient to capture exactly what we wanted. He shot our engagement photos as well as our wedding. Our family and friends LOVED our photos, and the attention to detail. Clay captured the day ...
PERFECTLY! He is such a sweet guy and is very professional to work with.
Reviewed On 9/16/2017 by Michael J
Clay is fantastic! Everyone in my family is an artist and he surpassed our expectations! We did some posed photos which look great and the candid photos of the bridal party, my family, and guests are beautiful as well. I had a long list of phot...
os that I wanted to be taken as well as specific moments throughout the day and each one is accounted for. He drove two hours to capture our wedding and arrived at least 45 minutes before his expected arrival time so that he could scout out the best locations on the grounds. I love that we were able to view our photos online and download them from there. He also sent our high resolution photos of the cutest USB stick! Book him right away if he is available for your date!
Reviewed On 8/28/2017 by Breeze P
We loved Clay from the moment we met him! He was very laid back but organized! He made us feel at ease while taking our engagement photos and we knew he would be the perfect fit for our wedding day. Clay 100% knows what he is doing and does it ...
well. He showed up on time on wedding day and knew exactly what pictures he wanted take first. His attention to detail is amazing and it shows through his photos. We are so happy we went with him and would recommend him to anyone!
Reviewed On 7/31/2017 by Lauren R
We are so happy that we chose Red Gallery to photograph our wedding. Clay was always on time, professional, and paid close attention to detail. He was able to photograph the most special moments of our day without us even knowing he was there a...
nd even captured moments that I was sure he missed because they happened so fast. Clay was also very time efficient. We ended up running very behind schedule after the ceremony due to unexpected traffic and Clay still managed to capture so many great photos of the bridal party and my husband and I in short amount of time. The finished product is beautiful and we couldn't be happier!
Reviewed On 7/30/2017 by Erika Q
I don't even know where to begin. Finding a photographer was the most important thing for me when it came to my wedding. To say I was critical is an understatement. After my first meeting with Clay I was sold. I love looking at photographs from...
our wedding day and showing them to any and everyone. He managed to pull off some of the most amazing shots of us that my husband and I will treasure for a lifetime. He was able to capture the outpouring of love and affection that was shared between everyone on our special day. I don't think I will ever be able to thank Clay enough for the memories that he was able to capture that day.
Reviewed On 6/22/2017 by Sarah C
Clay captured our wedding day so perfectly! I truly cannot say enough good things about him and his partner, Sarah. Clay is so incredibly gifted at his craft, and his love for his work is very apparent. Clay did both our engagement and wedding ...
photos, and we absolutely love them all! Clay’s photography style is unique and artistic, but also sophisticated and timeless -- exactly what we wanted! Clay does a great job at capturing “real life” and avoids staged, cookie-cutter photos. In addition to his talent, Clay is also extremely professional, kind, and humble. We were so impressed by his ability to “take charge” of the day to ensure that all the special moments were captured beautifully. Also, Clay often went above and beyond his duties to ensure that our day was adequately captured, demonstrating both his work ethic and passion. While one’s wedding day is inherently a little stressful, we never had any stress or worry about the pictures! We are so grateful to have found Clay, and will cherish our pictures for the rest of our lives! We had a blast working with Clay, and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a wedding photographer! Thank you so, so much, Clay!
Reviewed On 3/12/2017 by Meg E
Clay perfectly captured the pure joy of our wedding! He was incredibly responsive, professional, and easy to work with from the very beginning. On our wedding day, he and his team were so organized and fun! They really put everyone at ease, ma...
king it easy to capture all our of happiness! We highly recommend Clay!
Reviewed On 1/13/2017 by Ruth H
Red Galley Photography is simply the best photographer in OH. We worked with Clay for our winter wedding and he did an extraordinary job from when we first met him to the end of the reception. His professionalism and passion for photography is ...
amazing and is shown through his work and he truly captured our wedding night perfectly. I could not be more happy with how all of our photos came out and the quality of the work. Clay is an extraordinary photographer and I would recommend him to anybody having a wedding!
Reviewed On 12/13/2016 by Lauren S
Clay was incredible. We had an intimate wedding ceremony at Kingwood Center Gardens (about an hour outside of Columbus) and he captured it beautifully. I really wanted someone who would document the day for what it really was and not have a bun...
ch of staged and boring poses and he totally got it. He was very professional and even researched the venue ahead of time to know where he wanted to take photos. My husband and I felt comfortable immediately and couldn't stop talking about how awesome we knew the pictures were going to be. And boy were we right!! Our pictures are absolutely amazing. We are so incredibly grateful to have these to cherish for our lifetime. Trust me, brides and grooms out there, you will not be disappointed if you choose Red Gallery Photography.
Reviewed On 11/10/2016 by Kacey G
Clay was extremely professional and just what we were looking for. He made my wife and I feel very relaxed which resulted in wonderful photos. We showed Clay the look we were going for and he exceeded our expectations. Thank you Clay so much fo...
r perfectly capturing this wonderful day!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Melissa B
My husband and I wanted to invest in top of the line photography and videography to capture our wedding day. We knew our biggest challenge would be choosing just one person/company for photography because the Columbus market is FULL of photogr...
aphers. We were so fortunate to have met with a videographer first, who shared a list of photographers that they believe not only produce incredible work, but also have had good experiences working with previously. This allowed us to narrow our search and helped us make one of the toughest wedding planning decisions. That evening, we took the list home and researched each photographer. When we went to Red Gallery Photography’s website, I remember being wowed by how elegant and natural all of their pictures looked. Not one photograph looked posed. Right then and there we sent Red Gallery a message directly from their website, inquiring about their availability for our early July wedding. We were impressed with how prompt Clay was to respond, letting us know they were available for our wedding date and inquired about a time to meet.
Red Gallery Photography was the first photographer we met with AND the last! From the moment we saw Clay’s smiling face on his front porch entrance, we knew his outgoing personality would be a perfect fit for our large wedding bridal party and guest list. After spending less than an hour with Clay and learning about his photography style, we knew he would be the ONE who could capture our wedding day exactly as we envisioned. Clay also photographed our engagement session, which was a great trial run prior to our big day. When he asked where we wanted to shoot our sessions, we told him to choose – he knows the best spots around Columbus. On the day of our wedding, we were so excited to work with both Clay and his fabulous wife, Lisa. We had met with Clay prior to our wedding to review our day-of timeline and must have shots, which allowed the day to run smooth. We felt so comfortable shooting the entire day, as nothing felt posed. We had so many people and things going on throughout the day, but Clay and Lisa did not miss a shot. We are in LOVE with Clay and Lisa’s photojournalistic style, as all of our hard work planning the details of the reception were captured via photo as well. We have SO many phenomenal pictures that we will have to remember for the rest of our life! It is not only about us, but our family and friends are so excited with how wonderful our pictures turned out. We have not stopped receiving compliments on our pictures. We have even received several comments that they look like photos out of a magazine. One of the best decisions we made was to work with Clay and Lisa on our wedding day!
So instead of meeting with a videographer first to get a list of great photographers, let me be the one to tell you to check out Red Gallery Photography. I promise Clay and Lisa will not disappoint!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Marija J
Throughout this whole wedding process, the one thing I didn't mind spending money on was our photos; because after all is said and done, the only thing you have to look back on are your memories! We interviewed a handful of photographers but co...
uldn't agree on anyone until we met Clay! We saw his work and loved how he captured the essence of the moment instead of staged poses. Clay was super flexible for our engagement photos and during our wedding day. He and his wife captured some beautiful shots that we will cherish forever. You will not go wrong with the photos coming out of Red Gallery Photography! 10 out of 10! Definitely recommend!
Marija + Stephan Nikolovski
Reviewed On 10/28/2016 by Gretchen B
We are thrilled with our wedding photos! I spent quite a bit of time researching photographers, so when I found Red Gallery and they were available on our date, I was so relieved and excited.
Clay was incredibly professional and really helped...
our day run smoothly. We got married at the Franklin Park Conservatory and he knew all the best photo spots, which allowed us to get tons of great pics in a short amount of time. In addition, the photos we received were so expertly edited and presented. I didn't have to pick the group shot where no one was blinking, or search through 10 almost identical pictures of us in the same pose to find the best one– Clay did all of that for us. He picked the best photos and what we got was a beautiful gallery of images that were all 100% ready for framing.
In addition, Clay worked with us to find a photography package within our budget.
If you're a Columbus bride, look no further than Red Gallery Photography! I cannot say enough good things about them.
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Kaylin G
Clay from Red Gallery is an absolutely amazing photographer and is extremely gifted at what he does. We received a glowing recommendation from my husbands coworker whose two daughters used Red Gallery for their weddings and we couldn't be happ...
ier with our decision to book with Clay. Clay was gracious enough to create a custom package to allow us to include what we really wanted for our experience, including an engagement session. The engagement session was a lot of fun! Clay had a ton of suggestions for locations in the Columbus area that fit with what we were wanting and was super easy to work with during the session. My husband and I aren't used to having a lot of pictures taken of us but Clay molded and eased us into it by giving us helpful suggestions. By the end we were much more relaxed and had a blast! Our pictures turned out amazing!!! It was clear to us while watching him shoot our photos that this guy is simply a PRO! In preparation for our wedding day, we had the chance to talk with Clay over the phone a couple weeks prior to review the wedding timeline and discuss specific shots that we wanted to include. Clay was punctual getting to our wedding site and managed to take a whole bunch of photos before meeting up with us. He was all over the place capturing the special moments as they were happening and I don't think he missed anything! In fact, most of the time we wouldn't even have known that he was there (in a good way, because he totally just blended in with what was going on) but when we did see him he was always snapping a photo from just the right angle, or changing out his camera lenses to capture the perfect shot. Clay's passion for this hobby is very technical and artistic, both of which he clearly has mastered! We got our pictures back a little more than 8 weeks after our wedding (incredible considering this is the peak of wedding season) and the wait was well worth it! The pictures are beautiful and he did an amazing job capturing the beauty of the day as well as our family members in the moment. There was exceptional coverage of the special points like the sand ceremony, vows and ring exchange, cake cutting, first dance, mother/father dance, kiss, etc. Everyone that we've shared our pictures with are in love with them as much as we are and have all said that they are gorgeous! The day goes by so fast that it is worth every penny investing in an exceptional photographer to capture this day. We are extremely happy with our decision to invest in and work with Clay and have nothing but good things to say about Red Gallery Photo. You won't be disappointed with your decision to have him be a part of your wedding day!
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Andy S
Fantastic!!!! Our wedding photos were amazing. Red Gallery Photography went above and beyond our expectations. My wife and I had very specific ideas of what we wanted as far as photography for our big day. Our photographer took very good ca...
re of us and added many extra ideas. Because of Red Gallery we have beautiful pictures of our wedding.
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Chelsea J
We truly couldn't have picked a better photographer for our special day. Clay is just wonderful and thought of everything. He took care of our special photo requests and took the time to scope out some amazing spots just outside of the venue ...
for sunset photos. We received our preview photos just yesterday and every.single.one of them is beautiful. It's the perfect mix of "traditional" wedding photography and stunning artistry.
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by taylor r
I cannot express how thankful I am for using Red Gallery to capture our wedding pictures! Clay was so wonderful to work with. We loved out engagement pictures and knew that he would be the best for our wedding day. Our wedding party was so impr...
essed with the way that he managed everything and gave everyone direction. He also sent us a big preview of our pictures within a week of our wedding :) Thanks, Clay!!!!
Reviewed On 9/23/2016 by Rachel M
We LOVED having Clay and Lisa shoot our wedding day. They are such kind people and were incredibly professional. The photos they captured were beyond what we could have ever imagined. I can't tell you how many compliments we got from friends an...
d family on our photos. I've never seen a photographer have thousands of incredible photos from just one day - Clay and Lisa are incredibly talented. They were also super responsive, extremely professional, detail oriented and so much fun to have around on our day. Our entire bridal party even commented about how great they were. I highly, highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 6/27/2016 by Lindsay B
I don't know where to even start writing this review. Everything about Clay was perfect for our event. As a bride, i was so grateful for how accommodating Clay was from the beginning. Every request we made was never a bother to him. We had an e...
xtremely large wedding party (13 bridesmaids, 13 groomsmen, 10 children, and large families on both sides, not to mention 600 guests) and Clay handled everything so well. He was oh so professional and easy going, but not at all lazy, which made the picture part of our day a total breeze. From our first look to group photos to reception, everything was captured so beautifully. We are absolutely blown away by the beauty and quality of our photos. The one word that most have used to describe them is STUNNING. I would recommend Clay 100 times over to anyone looking for a photographer. His style and ability to capture light are just perfect. And there is not a single photo that looks over processed. It's really difficult to find a photographer that is on-trend, but not photoshop happy. Clay fit our bill perfectly and I say "Pick Clay!"
Reviewed On 2/24/2016 by Katherine Y
Working in a creative career myself, I was very particular when it came to choosing a wedding photographer. A lot of trust goes into a photographer capturing your whole day. I have to say that Clay and Lisa were truly wonderful, they far exceed...
ed my high expectations.
Clay and Lisa were so professional and looked like guests attending the wedding which was important during the church ceremony.
It was fun to see the day unfold and how Clay and Lisa worked together. There was a nice balance of capturing photos we asked for and new visions along the way.
The photographs help craft the story and details of the day perfectly. I have so many photos from the wedding, it is really hard to choose my favorite. Each time I scroll through the hundreds of photos, I see a new image that I like better than the last.
Comments from friends/family are that the photos look like they came out of a magazine!
Clay and Lisa are one of the best decisions you can make in the wedding process, they are a delight!
Reviewed On 2/13/2016 by Leslie F
Clay and Lisa were amazing! They were so easy to work with and we appreciated their guidance and suggestions on how the day should flow. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. Of all of our vendors, they were the most friendly and accommodati...
ng. Their work is amazing--their style is creative and our photos tell a great story about our night. I highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 1/10/2016 by Jessica V
I cannot express how incredibly pleased my husband and I were with Clay and Lisa. They are simply the best of the best. From the moment we met with Lisa, we knew Red Gallery was the perfect team to capture our wedding day images. She immedia...
tely helped us to feel at ease and comfortable about the whole process.
Clay and Lisa photographed our engagement shoot during the winter of 2015. We were patiently awaiting a snow fall for our shoot, so once the snow came, I was amazed by how flexible they were to fit us in within a few short days of notice. Lisa brought along the most adorable vintage sled... we had a blast! They made it so easy for us to feel comfortable being photographed, which we were both a little nervous about.
Once the wedding day came, my expectations were again far exceeded. Lisa planned out a timeline for photography to fit into our day perfectly. She was prompt, professional and very positive the whole day. She kept us right on track and relaxed despite traveling to multiple sites with a large wedding party.
Our wedding photos came out incredible!! We were blown away by the emotion, lighting, expressions and detail Lisa was able to capture on our day. I feel that our day is frozen in time forever. My husband and i will treasure them forever. We have had SO many compliments and I am so very proud to share them with family and friends. You cannot go wrong with hiring Clay and Lisa. They were by far the best vendor and investment we made for the best day of our lives!
Reviewed On 1/08/2016 by Elizabeth B
I truly can't say enough about how amazing Clay is! From the start, he was so easy to work with and helped us decide exactly how we wanted our day to be captured. After seeing our wedding photos, I am blown away! These pictures far exceeded our...
expectations and I am so glad that we chose Red Gallery Photography. We were married at our home in early October and the weather was less than favorable that day; 40 degrees and rainy. Clay was incredibly professional and an absolute joy to be around. He made my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera, which really showed in our pictures. Clay was there for the entire day with a smile on his face, and our guests are still commenting on what an incredible job he did! He captured our day perfectly, and it turned out that some of my favorite shots were the ones we took in the rain! I would recommend Red Gallery Photography to anyone!
Reviewed On 11/13/2015 by Meghan M
I knew of Red Gallery Photography due to my older sisters' weddings and we all loved their photos from then as well. Clay was wonderful to work with :) He took all of our requests seriously and we spoke with him multiple times to go over certai...
n details which he was happy to do at any time. The day of the wedding I can't say anything beyond "WOW!" He was the vendor that we saw work the hardest and never stopped during the whole day. He was everywhere and made sure to capture the moments my husband and I missed out on due to other wedding duties we had to attend to. After the wedding I reached out for a few photos for a thank you card and he was able to quickly provide this so we could get started after the honeymoon. We would choose him again if you choose him you will not be disappointed :)
Reviewed On 9/25/2015 by Olga D
Clay and Lisa shot our wedding and engagement pictures with that mix of fun and professionalism that is so important on your special day. It started to rain in the middle of our engagement shoot and Clay was nice enough to cut that session shor...
t and shoot the remainder of the pictures on another day. The pictures turned out fantastic and captured our style perfectly.
The wedding, itself, went off without a hitch and Clay and Lisa were a huge part of that. We will definitely be recommending Red Gallery to anyone taking the plunge in the future. Best wedding photogs in C-Bus!!!
Reviewed On 9/24/2015 by Meredith M
I don't even know where to start but we LOVED Clay and Lisa so much!! They were so professional and easy to work with and the entire experience was enjoyable. I found Clay's work two years before we were even engaged and knew at that point that...
he was who I wanted shooting our wedding. The experience they have is amazing and incomparable to the rest we met with. They are so sooooo genuine and sweet!! I love them so much and can't wait to see the final results !!
Reviewed On 9/23/2015 by Lauren C
Clay was wonderful. Back in 2007 he shot my sister wedding and did an amazing job and I knew then that I'd have to have them shoot ours. Clay remembered by sister's wedding, was more than happy to work with us, he listened. He was fantastic. I ...
would highly recommend Red Gallery to anyone getting married in Ohio.
Reviewed On 8/18/2015 by Isabelle K
After I ordered my wedding gown from La Jeune Mariee (which is AMAZING as well) the manager sent me a list of vendors that they frequently work with. As soon as I arrived at Red Gallery's website I knew Clay was going to be our wedding photogra...
pher. His style is so elegant and timeless and he'll have you feeling like a million dollars! We met with him to discuss the wedding details in his studio at his fabulous home (complete with inspiring smells, sounds, and sights!) and he made the whole process of talking over prices and details so easy! We set up an engagement shoot so we could get to know him before the big day, and he was so good at putting us at ease and making both of us feel comfortable during the shoot. He was running all over to get the best shot and had so many creative ideas. We were so pleased with the pictures that we bought the entire USB drive because we couldn't narrow it down! We cannot wait to see what incredible work he will do with our wedding pictures! I am at ease knowing he'll make my guests comfortable and that he'll get the perfect shot every time. Thank you, Clay!!!!
Reviewed On 8/14/2015 by Larkin K
Clay and Lisa are absolutely amazing!! I honestly don't think I could love my wedding photos more than I do. They beautifully captured not only all of the special moments of our wedding day, but also our personalities. They did a truly amazing ...
job! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/12/2015 by CaseytheDiva
I might be a but bias, but I don't think I've seen better wedding pictures from start to end than those taken by Clay and Lisa at our winter wedding. They very graciously handled 9 inches of snow, 2 dogs and an entire bridal party that is perpe...
tually late while still capturing every part of our special day Ina way that was authentic, candid and beautiful. They felt as much like wedding guests as photographers. We couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Reviewed On 2/16/2015 by Madison T
So pleased with my photographer. Red gallery was professional and very attentive on our big day. They gave us many options and went above and beyond our expectations. I'm so blessed to have stumbled upon them. Their style is beautiful and uniqu...
Reviewed On 2/01/2015 by Knottie89326197
Red Gallery was a joy to work with on our wedding day! The online portfolio set an accurate expectation and we were so pleased with our images.
Reviewed On 1/25/2015 by Jess F
Working with Clay was an absolute pleasure. We had the added challenge of planning our wedding long distance and did a lot of research on Columbus photographers, but from our first Skype appointment Clay put us at ease with his friendly, laidba...
ck demeanor and we knew he was the photographer for us. Plus, every other vendor from our venue to caterer to wedding planner absolutely RAVED about him when we told them who was doing our photos.
He is a true artist and we really can't thank him enough for capturing all the special moments of our big day so beautifully! He provided a gorgeous finished product at a very competitive price. We love Clay!
Reviewed On 1/24/2015 by Tessa V
I was planning my wedding from out of state and did a LOT of research for the best photographer. Let me tell you after hours of researching the style I wanted, I was sure Clay with Red Gallery Photography was the one for me and my husband. Him ...
and his wife are a wonderful duo and the quality of the pictures are gorgeous.
Reviewed On 1/13/2015 by Anna K
We are so glad that Clay and Lisa at Red Gallery Photography were a part of our day! Not only do we absolutely love their work, they are wonderful to be around. Clay captured so many special moments from our wedding and the photos are beautiful...
. Clay and Lisa are talented artists and not your average wedding photographers. If you hire Red Gallery your photos will be exceptional, you will get every shot you ask for, and you will be at ease and have fun taking them. Ours will be cherished forever!
Reviewed On 1/11/2015 by Knottie54049213
Red Gallery was such a meaningful part of this big event in our lives! They came highly recommended by our wedding planner and when we met with Clay, we instantly connected. His artistic creativity became obvious as we looked through his previ...
ous photo books so we couldn't wait to take our engagement photos (which turned out amazing!). On the day of our wedding, they worked so hard to capture every moment and truly delivered more than what we had ever hoped for! The pictures were breath-taking and will be a constant reminder of the beauty of that day. I have, and will continue to recommend Clay and team to any future brides! Thanks Red Gallery for making our day so special!!
Reviewed On 10/16/2014 by Sarah S
We just got married on 9/20 and Clay was absolutely fabulous. I couldn't tell him enough that he was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. He is so caring and kind-not in your face at all during the day, and his style is so...
artistic and different than anything else in Columbus. If you have the opportunity to work with hi DO IT! You won't be disappointed! I spoke with 6-7 photographers and none of their work even touched Clays. He takes his work very seriously and it shines though his work. So pleased with him!
Reviewed On 8/25/2014 by Shawn M
My daughters wedding this past weekend we had Clay for our photographer. I had many wedding guests tell me how impressed they were with him, he took so many pictures but you never knew he was there! I am so looking forward to seeing the pictur...
es! I highly recommend Clay for your wedding photos. He is fun yet professional.
Reviewed On 8/21/2014 by a member
Clay and his studio offer artistic photos at a reasonable price.
Reviewed On 8/19/2014 by Jessica M
I seriously couldn't have picked a better photographer for our wedding. Lisa was so laid back and made the day perfect with her ease and go-with the flow nature. We went to a couple of Clintonville spots for portraits that were important to me ...
and my husband. The photos turned out more beautiful than I could have ever hoped for. I love their editing style. It's very fresh, clean, romantic and stands out in this over-saturated market. I feel so blessed to have had them as a part of our day. I would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 10/28/2013 by Anna G
I cannot say enough about our experience with Clay at Red Gallery Photography!! First of all, our wedding pictures are beautiful! Clay did a fantastic job editing and finishing our pictures and they turned out absolutely gorgeous - we couldn'...
t be happier with them!
Clay was also a pleasure to work with. He was easy to contact with details leading up to the day, as well as remaining in contact afterwards in order to provide a timeline for the completion of the wedding pictures. On the wedding day, there were a few glitches in our timeline that threw off how long we were able to take pictures at certain locations. Instead of reacting negatively to the situation, Clay handled it with great ease and professionalism, which allowed me to not feel stressed or worried about these last minute time changes. He was just wonderful to work with!
Again, Clay was great! Can't say it enough! He captured all of the special moments of our day, and we will truly treasure our beautiful pictures for the rest of our life! I highly recommend using Red Gallery Photography for your wedding pictures!!
Reviewed On 10/11/2011 by Jenna P
Lisa was absolutely amazing! She did our engagement photos which we loved, she was rolling around in the snow to get the perfect shot. And for the wedding, she went through the whole timeline of the wedding day. We had our timeline down to ever...
y moment. The whole day went by so smooth and I honestly thank her because she had a huge part of making everything perfect.
Reviewed On 9/20/2011 by Tessa B
Lisa and Clay are AMAZING and so much fun to work with! Very easy-going and extremely creative. Love them!
Reviewed On 7/29/2011 by Beth K
From the moment we sat down with Clay for our initial meeting we knew we wanted him to shoot our wedding. His very laid back demeanor helped calm my "always awkward in photos" fears and kept us calm and ontrack to enjoy our day while making su...
re we got pictures that captured our wedding party's antics with style.
Reviewed On 6/16/2011 by Anne R
We LOVE Lisa and Clay! They are really great to work with! They were able to capture all of the moments and details that we were too busy to notice. Our photos are well worth the price. We definitely recommend them if you want high end wedding ...
photography with a fine art feel.
Reviewed On 5/23/2011 by Mithra H
Clay and Lisa at Red Gallery are extremely talented. They have a way of telling a story through their photos. We had our engagement photos done, and they told us to be ourselves, which immediately put us at ease! I am looking forward to seeing ...
our wedding photos!
Reviewed On 3/08/2011 by Cara A
The photography aspect of our wedding was one of the single most important parts of our wedding to me and Red Gallery was simply fabulous! They were so creative and artistic and I was so excited to have them provide the photos of the biggest da...
y of our lives. Lisa and Clay are absolutely adorable and I am forever in their debt!
We take an artistic, documentary approach to photographing weddings. We want to capture everything- the excitement before the ceremony, the happy tears as you walk down the aisle, laughing with your friends on the dance floor, and everything in between. We get the real moments and enjoy mixing in a few of our artistic ideas as well.
Our work has been featured in The Knot (national and local), 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, Columbus Bride, I Do, Town & Country, Wedding Chicks, Rock n Roll Bride, Capital Style, and Columbus Monthly.