Hey there! We are Phil and Briana Gray, a husband and wife photography team. We specialize in weddings and have been documenting people's "big day" since 2008. We love knowing that the moments we capture will be treasured for a lifetime!
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The Grays Photography Reviews
5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 5/16/2023 by Dana S
Briana & Phil were phenomenal to work with. Even our guests commented on how great they were! Briana let me have some freedom with some of our shots and went above and beyond to make sure we got everything we wanted. We’ve only gotten a few sne...
ak peeks but those were enough to shout about their work. I am so giddy to see the rest of their work from our day! They came recommended to me from a friend and I’m so happy we took that recommendation. Not only are they great photographers and highly professional, they helped us have a blast all day long.
Reviewed On 1/25/2023 by Nicole L
Hiring The Grays was one of the best wedding decisions we made. They do AMAZING work. They also did our engagement photos which we loved. We are so so so so happy with the photos, which not only turned out great but also were sent back to us wi...
thin just a few weeks of the wedding. Plus Briana and Phil are just fun to be around and easy going, and we had a blast!
Reviewed On 7/29/2022 by Sam K
We absolutely adored working with the Grays!!!! We did an engagement photo shoot and wedding day photos with them and we are in love with how the pictures turned out! The Grays are super friendly and make you feel comfortable taking photos righ...
t away. They really get to know you ahead of the photo shoot and care about making a unique experience for their clients. They shoot from different angles so you can see a variety of creative and fun pictures and they knew just how to pose my husband and I! The Grays edited and turned around photos very quickly and ahead of my expectations! They even gave us a sneak peak of photos directly after each photo shoot and made fun Instagram stories to share a collage of photos! We can’t wait to continue working with them and would highly recommend them for any special occasion or family photo shoot!
Reviewed On 7/12/2022 by Kathleen B
The photos that Briana and Phil captured from our wedding are incredible. Throughout the whole wedding process, they were kind, easy to work with, and so accommodating. The day of the wedding, they were extremely helpful in keeping everything o...
n schedule. I really loved how during our shoots, they guided us into every pose and knew exactly how to get the right shot. We have already gotten so many compliments on our pictures. The Grays are the best out there, we would 100% recommend them!!
Reviewed On 5/03/2022 by Katie W
Choosing the Gray’s is a decision that we would make over and over again without a doubt! Both Phil and Briana exceeded each and every one of our expectations and were beyond easy to work with!
From the first conversation I had Briana, there ...
was never had a doubt that choosing the Gray’s was the right decision for us! Briana was such a breath of fresh air and a pleasure to work with. While planning, she was kind, professional, detail oriented, organized and incredibly responsive (just to name a few)! She was able to provide so many well thought out details that we had originally not thought of and without her, would’ve been missed. I also really appreciated all of her suggestions - From the flow of family pictures to locations to take photos throughout the city. From the beginning, Briana’s communication exceptional and very appreciated; she was upfront, clear, open and honest. Throughout, she always seemed to check in at just the right time 😊 which to say the least was very appreciated and comforting during the wedding planning journey. There was never a point at which we felt like we were just another client for Briana (and Phil) – She was genuinely interested in us and our wants for our special day; honestly, a great feeling!
On our wedding day, both Briana and Phil made us feel incredibly comfortable and at ease. There was never a moment of awkwardness or uncertainty, they just seemed to have it all under control. Briana and Phil have an incredible ability to manage time all while capturing spectacular photos without feeling rushed. Their ability to keep our group on schedule, manage other vendors and incorporate several last minute (random) family requests was amazing and their ability to do so seemed completely seamless. They were able to quickly add in some last-minute requests from our families without an issue and with a very calm and welcoming attitude.
We truly can’t say enough good things about Briana and Phil. A HUGE thank you to both!
You wont regret choosing the Gray’s, do NOT look any further!!!!
Reviewed On 11/21/2021 by Morgan S
WE COULD NOT RECOMMEND THE GRAYS ENOUGH! We were lucky enough to have them shoot our engagement and wedding photos this past year. They were incredibly organized, kind, and flexible. Most importantly, they have an eye for taking breathtaking ph...
otos and keeping us comfortable the entire time. Both my husband and I agreed, that taking these photos were some of the hightlights of the entire process. They perfectly captured the memories of this day and gave us something we will cherish the rest of our lives!
Reviewed On 10/23/2021 by Ashrita A
Highly recommend the Grays! They stayed professional, organized and flexible throughout the process, even after we had to move our wedding date due to COVID. Love the beautiful pictures they took. Thank you again Phil and Briana!
Reviewed On 10/17/2021 by Meredith W
We would choose the Grays over and over again to photograph our wedding! They listened to all of our wishes and made them come true and more! We had a LOT of changes due to COVID-19 (wedding was September of 2020) and they worked with us all th...
e way. Flexible, professional, and a blast to work with. Book them NOW before you lose your chance!
Reviewed On 9/14/2021 by Amelia R
The Gray’s exceeded our expectations, in every way, with our wedding photos! We knew our photos had to reflect who we were as a couple and The Gray’s captured that perfectly! I highly recommend hiring Phil and Briana to be your wedding photogra...
Reviewed On 9/14/2021 by McKenzie H
We highly recommend the Grays! They were so easy to work with and handled our crazy crew so well! We loved our wedding pictures and still can’t get enough of them!
Reviewed On 9/12/2021 by Carrie W
Food & photography were our "non-negotiables" for our wedding. I had been following the Grays on social media for a few years & knew I had to book them. Best decision! They are the BEST - they know the wedding industry so well & walk you throug...
h almost any question or obstacle you can imagine. They are easy (a dream!) to work with and produce such beautiful work that I know we will cherish for years to come. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. They are so fun to work with, and we truly cannot imagine our wedding without them.
Reviewed On 9/08/2021 by Mikaela J
I highly recommend the grays! Not only did Briana and Phil capture our wedding so perfectly and beautifully but they’re so easy to work with! Their pictures and editing style are so classic and timeless and I know we will love our pictures fore...
Reviewed On 4/23/2021 by Rebecca V
Briana is the absolute best! My husband and I eloped at a courthouse on the COLDEST (we’re talking like -9) day of winter. Briana was a trooper the entire time making us laugh and forget the fact that we couldn’t feel our fingers. She was so he...
lpful in picking spots for us to take photos around KC since we didn’t have a traditional venue. Professional and so friendly. The pictures turned out AMAZING. You look at them and can’t even tell how cold we were. No red (or blue at times) skin, no chill bumps, just beautiful pictures. The cherry on top was when she offered to reshoot us for our remaining hour that we couldn’t get due to the cold. Two months later on a beautifully warm day we met again in KC and shot some amazing casual wear photos. She did not have to offer to do this, but she did and it really shows you the caliber of person she is. Plus, she helped us find the best places to grab a drink at in KC after the shoot. Literally can not say enough good things about her and her photography skills!
Reviewed On 2/01/2021 by Brooke S
Briana and Phil were by far my BEST decision for our wedding day. They are very cool people, (who I would totally want to hang out with), but also professional and talented. They are a perfect balance of time management and amazing photography ...
skills. Briana was able to capture beautiful images while also keeping us on schedule, managing other vendors needs and keeping family and the wedding party moving. All with a beautiful smile on her face. The communication was 10/10. I never had to reach out wondering when I could expect images or to schedule meetings because they were two steps ahead of me. Cannot say enough good things, just hire them!
Reviewed On 1/15/2021 by Lauren V
Briana and Phil went above and beyond to make our wedding day and photography perfect! I can't say enough good things about our experience working with them. From our first meeting with Briana, up until the big day, she was an absolute pleasure...
to work with. During the planning process, she was extremely professional, detail oriented, organized and responsive. She ended up being so much more than just a photographer for us. She gave us great insight and suggestions for those finer details during the wedding that we had never considered and helped us prepare leading up to the wedding so that things ran seamlessly on the day of. Both Briana and Phil made us feel so comfortable during our engagement session and on our wedding day. And aside from being incredible to work with, our pictures turned out amazing! Their classic photography style is stunning and we are so glad that we have these photos for years to come!
Reviewed On 7/02/2020 by Maddy K
We cannot say enough good things about The Grays Photography! They stepped up and worked with us when our previous photographer had to cancel, and I could not have been happier that they were there to capture our day. The pictures turned out be...
tter than we could have imagined and we are so happy we will have these to relive this day for years to come. Leading up to our wedding, there were a lot of unknowns due to Covid-19, Briana was there with us every step of the way and did what she could on her part to make the process go smoother. Thank you Briana, we are forever thankful for that! I would recommend The Grays Photography 1000% to any bride...you will not be disappointed!!!
Reviewed On 11/23/2019 by Kara B
One month of marriage and the only thing better than the actual day is reliving the day through the Gray's photos! Briana and Phil are some of the kindest people we have met and we can not thank them enough for making our day so special! They a...
re organized, professional and truly genuine people. They helped to keep our day on track and made us feel like a million bucks along the way! We were also just as pleased with our engagement photos. They have an amazing eye for photography and we could not be happier with our photos! If you are looking for fabulous photographers, look no further! Thank you Phil and Briana from the bottom of our hearts!
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Sandra C
Cannot rave about them more. They were not only the sweetest people ever but they were very on top of their game and so organized so i knew i could count on them! They made taking pictures so fun and they turned out amazingly beautiful and capt...
ured the day so perfectly! Could not recommend them more! Pictures are something you have forever. The Gray’s are worth every penny!
Reviewed On 10/11/2019 by Sarah R
I highly recommend! They are seriously experts. They made it so easy and fun for us, and all of our photos are amazing.
Reviewed On 7/16/2019 by Danielle M
I knew I wanted The Grays to photograph my wedding since I started following their blog. They always take the most amazing pictures. My husband and I loved their attentiveness before, during, and after the wedding. Brianna was incredibly detai...
l oriented and paid close attention to what I wanted for pictures and made sure my good side (big retro part in my hair) was on display. Phil did a great job of keeping everyone smiling and laughing, my husband definitely laughed the most. Even when the driver of our shuttle didn't take us to the right photo spots Brianna and Phil took it in stride and worked with where were dropped off. They captured our wedding day perfectly.
Reviewed On 6/05/2019 by Abby C
I have nothing but amazing things to say about these 2! Not only did they capture the most beautiful pictures but they built a relationship with us! They listened to what we wanted and blew our expectations out of the water! They are the best a...
nd wouldn’t go with anyone else!
Reviewed On 5/06/2019 by Jory M
I can’t say enough about Briana and Phil. They are literally the dream team. Amazing to work with and stunning photos. They run exactly on time. They are true professionals. They are up for anything and they know really good light. I am so glad...
they captured our wedding and I know they will capture ,many more moments for us in the future.
Reviewed On 2/05/2019 by Jennifer H
Briana and Phil are the absolute best! Adam and I loved working with them for our engagement and wedding photos. They were so friendly and laidback, while also being professional and efficient. Our photos turned out beautifully and we are so th...
ankful for them! Briana and Phil are truly great people and I highly recommend them for your wedding!!!
Reviewed On 1/29/2019 by Phyllis W
Briana and Phil are first class!!! Very professional in all respects. We loved working with The Grays Photography for our daughter's wedding. The photographs captured the day perfectly. They were able to capture the "moments" that only experi...
ence allows the ability to know when and where to be at all times. Thank you, Briana and Phil!!!
Reviewed On 11/04/2018 by Katelyn L
I cannot write enough fabulous things about Briana and Phil! They are the most wonderful couple, and they helped make our engagement/wedding day so special! Briana is timely/prompt with all her replies and goes the extra mile to make sure every...
detail is thought through and perfect, and Phil is the biggest goofball! By telling a few of his Grade A dad jokes, he somehow made my husband look totally natural in all our photos (no easy feat!) ;) Book them, and you will not be disappointed! I mean it.
Reviewed On 6/22/2018 by Bailey H
Having the Grays document our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! They are a wonderful couple who we enjoyed working with and getting to know. They are very kind and professional and made us feel at ease in front of the camera. Their...
photography style is the perfect balance of capturing candid moments as well as great portraits you’d be proud to hang on your wall. We would highly recommend hiring the Grays for any photography needs.
Reviewed On 1/14/2018 by Allie W
We used the Grays for our October wedding in Kansas City. Ten days out, the forecast called for rain. The Grays were calm and confident the whole time that no matter what the weather did, everything would be okay. The day of, we changed our sch...
edule due to the rain and the Grays, without any issue, captured every picture with every person and group we wanted. We could not have been happier with our results. And we got awesome umbrella shots :)
Reviewed On 12/02/2017 by Sara C
We could not have asked for a better couple to work with for our wedding day. Briana and Phil are so wonderful and kind! They were phenomenal to work with and we can't wait to work with them again! Our pictures are AMAZING and we got them back ...
so quickly after our wedding so that was great!
Thank you Briana and Phil! We are forever grateful to you guys for documenting our day and capturing our vision perfectly!
Reviewed On 11/30/2017 by Patti D
My daughter chose Briana and Phil as her wedding photographers and it was a great choice! She loved the idea of a husband and wife team. Since she did not want to see her future husband before walking down the aisle, having a husband and wife...
team worked out perfectly. Phil photographed the guys before the wedding and Briana was with all the ladies. The pictures of the wedding are nothing short of amazing! They captured every single moment of the day. They were clearly everywhere and yet I had no idea they were there. Two wonderful, talented people who are great professionals and now friends with my daughter! What more can you ask for?!?!
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Brittyn C
Let me start off by saying I'm a wedding photographer and was SO nervous about choosing a wedding photographer for our wedding because well it wasn't going to be me. HOWEVER, The GRAYS seriously ROCKED our Engagements and my nerves flew out the...
window and then again ROCKED our Wedding Photos. We are beyond grateful to them. They not only captured our day perfectly but they thoroughly tried to get to know Zach and I on a personal level - which made it seem like we had two extra friends tagging along all day during our wedding. I can't wait for our busy season to slow down for the both of us so we can get together and just to catch up. They're that awesome to work with. You won't go wrong choosing Briana and Phil. PROMISE!
Reviewed On 10/21/2017 by Brian R
Best decision we made for our wedding!!!!!!!!
We were referred to The Grays by two other couples who had nothing but great things to say and we definitely agree! Both Briana and Phil were extremely professional yet fun and relaxing to make s...
ome of the wedding stress so easy going. They took our engagement pictures in Lawrence, KS and was happy to help get some amazing pictures with our puppy too!
From start to finish The Grays answered all our questions, were easy to get a hold of, and had excellent communication.
On the wedding day Briana and Phil captured candid moments of us and were always in the right place at the right time. Their eye for detail and creativity truly shows with this couple. Our wedding photos completely surpassed our expectations. The photos are unique to us and our family. They did an amazing job. working our dog into wedding pictures as well. Dare I say they took the best EVER photos of our dog Elwood. We trusted The Grays with picking wedding day photo locations and the places they found downtown. and near The Guild were incredible. It was Red Friday on the plaza (I'm not a Chiefs fan) so Phil made sure to keep us away from all the red!
We are so lucky to have met Briana and Phil and have got to known them through our wedding process. They are such a cool couple and have gave us camping recommendations as well. I loved getting to know them and hope to keep in touch. We will definitely use them again!
Reviewed On 9/19/2017 by Jen S
I can't even describe how amazing the Gray's are! They truly captured the most important and best moments of our wedding day and now we forever have these amazing pictures to look at! They are not only professional and creative, but they are am...
azing people and make such a great team! They are so easy going and even marched through a sweaty hot sunflower farm just for us to get the best shots they could! They were flexible with us whenever we changed anything on the timeline schedule and truly got the best photos and candids of our day that I didn't even know they were taken until I received the pictures back (in such a short time after the wedding!) They captured our emotions, happiness, joy and love in their pictures with every angle! They are so creative and work so well as a team and were so flexible with us as we live out of town and met with us whenever we could come in town to meet! I can't thank them enough for capturing our wedding day even better than we could've ever imagined. They manage to be completely present and get all of the best pictures without even being noticed by guests-- it's simply perfect! I would recommend them so highly to anyone looking for amazing photography with style and creativity!
Reviewed On 6/13/2017 by Samantha H
Besides the fact that I want to be best friends with the Grays, they are also incredible wedding photographers. They were so helpful in guiding us through the planning process, making sure we didn't forget anything, but also really listened to ...
our concerns and wants. They were also super flexible when I called two weeks before with a complete change in timeline due to a hiccup in scheduling. Lastly, they were assertive with wedding part/family photos so that we could get everyone in and in a timely manner, while also keeping it cool and relaxed. My husband even said (as this is was the fourth wedding he has been in) that they were the best and easiest to work with! Oh, and the pictures are really awesome as well!! They captured all the moments we wanted and then some!
Reviewed On 4/23/2017 by Allison T
We are overjoyed with the the work The Grays did for our wedding! Briana & Phil were absolutely amazing in capturing all of the wonderful moments of the day, and our photos are beyond breathtaking! They were so swift and efficient with moving t...
hings along timely, especially with us having a large wedding party, yet we never felt rushed. Additionally, they were so much fun to work with, AND we got our photos back so quickly! These two have a true art and passion for what they do, and we are so grateful for how they captured our day!
Reviewed On 3/02/2017 by Katherine T
Hiring Briana and Phil was probably the EASIEST decision we made about our wedding. We've used them before for family photos so we knew from prior experience that the quality was definitely there, however that photo session was quick and we wer...
e in a big group so we didn't get to experience much one on one time until we selected them as our engagement and wedding photographers. After our engagement pictures, we realized their personalities really clicked with ours and made us feel way more relaxed. My husband is a bit quiet when you first meet him and definitely reluctant to take pictures so it was really helpful to have Phil there to joke with him and get him to warm up a bit. They were very professional throughout the whole process, extremely kind, quick to respond to texts, questions, and emails, and made us both feel relaxed on the wedding day. We LOVE the way our pictures turned out and I can't recommend them both enough!
Reviewed On 2/07/2017 by Sarah R
Absolutely AMAZING photographers!! They were both so helpful throughout the entire process from beginning to the end of our wedding, which was just last weekend! They are wonderful and we plan to keep them as our family photographers as this ch...
apter of our life begins!!
Reviewed On 12/27/2016 by Emily W
If I could give these guys 100 stars, I would. So professional, so friendly, so creative and flexible! The first time we met, we discussed our photo preferences (what types of shots we wanted) and packages to choose from. They were more than wi...
lling to tailor our package since we had already gotten our engagement photos done with someone else (we live in LA, wedding was in Lawrence KS). Leading up to the big day, they kept in contact with us about the timeline and helped us decide which combinations of family/friends we really wanted to capture - something I hadn't really thought of until they mentioned making a list. We got to meet in person a few months before the wedding, and they provided some drinks/snacks, which made for a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
On our wedding day, they arrived right on time and really did a great job of being present for all those great little moments but not in the way. We made a last-minute change in location for the wedding party photos because we didn't have enough transportation for everyone, and they totally made it work. For the creative photos, Briana did such an amazing job of helping us achieve those natural poses without looking uncomfortable. Phil was super sweet as well, and kept the mood light and fun. Even though the day was hectic, Grays Photography never made us feel rushed. They stayed almost until the end of the reception, and got so many lovely, candid (and some really funny) photos of our guests. And of course, plenty of my husband and me!
The turnaround time was super quick as well. We were not in any hurry, but I was so surprised and excited to know that our photos were ready about 3 and a half weeks later! Some of my married friends have said it took their photographers months to send the final pictures.
And there were several hundred to look through, so plenty of great material to choose from for framing, Facebook, thank you cards, and sending to relatives, etc. I highly recommend Briana and Phil of Grays Photography. Not only were they great to work with, they seem to be such wonderful, loving people. We are still FB friends and follow each other on Instagram to this day!
Reviewed On 11/21/2016 by Kayleigh L
Briana and Phil are an AMAZING duo to work with! The minute I met them, I knew I wanted them to be apart of our special day. We enjoyed meeting with them multiple times throughout our engagement and truly appreciated how they got to know us and...
understood what was important to us! We had a blast laughing with them through our engagement pictures and loved having them with us all day on our wedding day. They are such talented photographers and do the best job capturing special moments. Briana and Phil helped both my husband and I feel calm and natural in front of the camera. Wouldn't have wanted anyone else to photographer our wedding day!! They are simply the best!
Reviewed On 11/20/2016 by Shelley V
I do not have enough space to tell you how amazing Phil and Briana are! Their photography skills are truly spectacular and they capture the hidden moments that are really special. We did our engagement session with them first which was great be...
cause they got a feel for our personalities and we were able to learn about them. They are very relaxed and take natural, which is great for my fiancee who didn't want to be posed/model. You spend a lot of time with your photographers on your wedding day, and Briana and Phil are two people you actually want to be friends with.
I loved all of my vendors and would do everything over again the exact same way, but if my best friend could only use one of my vendors, it would have to be the Gray's! They are the best!
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Becca S
Phil and Briana are the best! My husband and I used them for our engagement and wedding photos. Not only were they super fun to work with, they make you feel comfortable and at ease. They truly take a vested interest in your love story/wedding ...
to make sure they capture the beautiful moments of the day!
We so appreciated Phil's calm demeanor and his way of searching for the "cool" shots. And Briana knows her stuff, and is so on top of it! Even with a wedding planner, Briana still ensured that our wedding schedule was going according to plan and kept this notoriously late bride on schedule! Thank you :)
We were so happy with all of the images taken and with the total experience that we had. Not to mention, we received our edited images so quickly after the wedding which was amazing! It also doesn't hurt that they are a super cute, in love couple! :) THANK YOU!!
Reviewed On 9/28/2016 by Julie S
I wish I could give more than 5 stars here. Working with Briana and Phil was fantastic. They are so professional and fun, and the quality of their work is absolutely amazing. We love our photos and had the best day with them. I would HIGHLY re...
Reviewed On 9/16/2016 by Sarah H
The BEST photographer in Kansas City. Not only was the customer service amazing, but our pictures turned out perfect. Each picture from our wedding day, truly captures the moment. Using Phil and Briana as our wedding photographers was the best ...
decision we could have made.
Reviewed On 7/22/2016 by Rebecca S
I cannot speak highly enough of The Grays Photography!! Phil and Briana Gray are absolutely amazing photographers and are just wonderful to work with - they are professional, creative, fun, and genuinely kind people. They both love what they do...
and it shows in their beautiful photography and in how they interact with their clients. My husband and I were so lucky to be able to have them shoot both our engagement and wedding photos. They took time to get to know us on a personal level so the photographs they took would match our likes and personalities. They even searched out several perfect locations in urban Kansas City in advance of our big day, making our wedding photo stops go so smoothly. We loved every minute we spent with them and the finished photographs we received are truly unbelievable. We have received so many compliments from friends and family on the quality of The Grays' photos. I would HIGHLY recommend The Grays Photography to anyone looking to capture a special time in your life. You will not be disappointed. Briana and Phil are the best!
Reviewed On 6/01/2016 by Tyler R
Briana and Phil do AMAZING work! Not only are they talented and professional, they are so much fun to work with. They captured each moment of the day so perfectly. We barely even noticed they were at the ceremony and reception yet they still...
got amazing photos! They did our engagement shoot as well and they had great ideas for locations! I can't say enough how happy we are that we chose them to photograph our day. They gave us priceless memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. I would highly recommend them to anyone still searching for a photographer.
Reviewed On 5/23/2016 by Megan M
Briana and Phil did an AMAZING job with our engagement pictures and wedding day photography. Not only were we impressed with the final results but their professionalism and guidance on the wedding day helped make the day go smoothly and perfect...
ly. From candid shots to formal family portraits and, of course, their beautiful creative work, The Grays delivered beautiful pictures that capture every element of our special day. They were even able to work a minor miracle by getting our huge family organized into wonderful group pictures we will treasure forever! Briana and Phil have the perfect demeanor to work with a bridal party. They give excellent, clear direction while still allowing everyone to be relaxed and have fun. Our pictures are truly gorgeous - we are so thankful to have them to look back on as they perfectly document our wedding day. From start to finish, our experience with The Grays was wonderful and we highly recommend them - they will be our photographer of choice for years to come!
Reviewed On 5/01/2016 by Christina R
From a guys perspective and being a foreigner, from England, I couldn't recommend The Grays Photography enough. They were professional from ball one and everything flowed very naturally. Being a typical guy, somewhat camera shy and a little ne...
rvous due to the occasion, I never felt I had to force a smile. Briana and Phil made me feel at ease the whole way through. Even when we walked out the church to a monsoon they didn't blink an eye and adapted well to the situation with a plan B. Looking back on the photos I couldn't be happier.
Reviewed On 11/17/2015 by Courtney K
Briana and Phil captured our wedding beautifully!! Such a wonderful couple and we knew after the engagement shoot with them that we had made the perfect choice! They captured the feel and beauty of our wedding and were worth every penny!
Reviewed On 11/01/2015 by Knottie36295675
We learned about the Grays when they photographed our friends daughter's wedding. Their photos were stunning! So I knew if our daughter was to ever marry, I wanted them to photograph her wedding. Luckily it all worked out and we made that ha...
ppen. We are so pleased with their photos. Brianna & Phil are outstanding at capturing the individuals and their personalities. They are so nice and so easy to work with. Tell them what pictures you want and they will make it happen. Highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 10/31/2015 by Knottie0093168
Phil and Briana were great! We had some unique and crazy ideas and they were there for every moment to capture to fun. They were engaging with our wedding party and got wonderful shots. I highly recommend them.
Reviewed On 10/31/2015 by Knottie0022984
Briana and Phil did a phenomenal job capturing my recent wedding. My wedding was held on the property of my husband's family's mountain cabin, and I wanted the wedding to feel homey and like a backyard BBQ with 125 of our closest friends and fa...
mily. Since Briana and Phil are so easy and natural to work with, they were a perfect fit in this environment, which was admittedly not the typical venue!
They caught a lot of candid, natural moments throughout the day that really communicated the story of our wedding. Additionally, they did a great job capturing our love of the mountains and outdoors. I was blown away by how beautiful the shots were!
I wholeheartedly recommend Briana and Phil for wedding photography. The best choice I've ever made was choosing to marry my husband. The second best choice was probably choosing The Grays Photography to capture my wedding1
Reviewed On 8/04/2015 by Knottie76497222
Briana and Phil are extremely sweet and personable, but also very professional. They were fun to work with for our daughter's engagement shoot and the prewedding meeting, with amazing results. At their suggestion, we created a "not to be missed...
" list for the wedding, ensuring no worries for us in that regard on the actual wedding day. In fact, on the wedding day, Briana and Phil just blended into the celebrations, as we enjoyed every minute of that special day! As promised, they captured it all from 2 perspectives and/or were able to capture different special moments occurring simultaneously, such as our daughter walking down the aisle with her father AND the groom's face at first sight of his bride. The Grays had many wonderful suggestions, but were also flexible and open to our requests. Working with them has been a true pleasure and the resulting photos are totally amazing! We are very grateful!
Reviewed On 8/01/2015 by Katie M
The Grays were a perfect choice for our wedding photos. They really made the whole experience special from first meeting them at their studio. They asked my husband and I about ourselves to start to get our story, and then we talked about what ...
we pictured for our engagement and wedding photos. We immediately felt so comfortable with them, and knew they would be an excellent choice. We were not disappointed! The engagement shoot was an absolute blast, where we shot both outdoorsy and urban photos. It was a great way for my husband and I to get used to the photographers and feel more comfortable come wedding day. After we got our amazing engagement photos, we knew the wedding photos would be just as wonderful. Again, we were not disappointed! We have received numerous compliments on our wedding photos and will cherish them forever! Thanks, Briana and Phil! You truly made our day so special :)
Reviewed On 7/31/2015 by Knottie75694125
The Gray's are hands down the BEST photographers around. They capture the normal family photos that everyone wants on their wedding day, but that's not all they do. Briana and Phil are great to work with and their creativity is unmatched. Our p...
hotos really capture the whole experience of our wedding day. Being able to capture every detail as thoroughly as they do and present it as well as they do is not easy. And, they also become pseudo wedding planners on the big day because they have to have the schedule down to a T. You can't go wrong here. Everything is laid out for you step by step and all of your questions get answered almost instantly.
Reviewed On 7/31/2015 by Frances J
We could not be more thrilled with our experience with the Grays. They shot our engagement photos and our wedding photos. Because they are a husband and wife team, they were able to capture special moments prior to the ceremony (without us seei...
ng each other). They also did an wonderful job capturing our favorite moments throughout the day! They are so sweet and professional! They made sure to capture the pictures that were most important to us! They went above and beyond to ensure that we had amazing photos! We would definitely, without hesitation, recommend them to anyone wanting amazing photos that will last a lifetime!
Reviewed On 7/31/2015 by Gina C
We couldn't be more happy with our photos from our wedding day!! The Grays really captured all the perfect moments both formally and informally. They have a great eye and know how to take beautiful photos. Not only were our photos perfect, the...
y were great to work with. They were super organized and created our entire timeline for the day. They were spot on with the timing and were adaptable and professional when things had to change throughout the day. Our wedding party was a little crazy and I couldn't imagine how hard that must have been to take charge of us but they did a fabulous job!! The pricing was great considering they spent 10 hours with us and what the photo package provided. We also used The Grays to capture our engagement and those photos were also beautiful. You would be making a mistake if you didn't use The Grays Photography!!!
Reviewed On 7/30/2015 by Kara L
We knew of The Gray's before meeting with them and that they had a fantastic reputation and we were impressed by their work. We immediately knew we wanted to hire them after our first meeting. Phil and Briana are wonderful and super friendly pe...
ople. They don't treat you as a job, but as a couple they genuinely care about. They are easy and fun to work with and very professional. We knew we were in great hands and didn't have any worries about our photos. We really liked having a male and female photographer to take getting ready photos with both sides of the bridal party. They were wonderful in organizing large family photos and working with young kids. We love the wonderful moments they captured in our beautiful images. They were very quick to get our wedding and engagement photos to us afterwards. We would strongly recommend them to any couple!
Reviewed On 7/19/2015 by Knottie1433515995
Phil and Briana Gray are the best in their field! Our experience with them was just wonderful from beginning to end. First of all, as the mother of the bride I really appreciated their efficiency, professionalism and ability to handle a large, ...
rambunctious wedding party! And then we saw the photos and were just blown away! They managed to capture every moment of the day/evening in an amazing way. They definitely have a talent for putting it all together and telling the story. We couldn't be any more satisfied and we have so many great photos to remind us of this day forever. Thank you so much Grays!!
Reviewed On 5/24/2015 by Amy P
Where do I even begin? From the first meeting we had with Phil & Briana, I knew they were something special & that they had to be the ones to document our big day. Throughout the whole planning process, Phil & Briana have been nothing short of ...
wonderful! We had so much fun with them during our engagement shoot & they have a way of making you feel like you've known them for years. Now onto the wedding day... Our wedding day ran so smoothly & a lot of that credit goes to Phil & Briana. They were very efficient in getting photos taken without ever making us feel rushed. Keep in mind, you will be spending basically your whole wedding day with your photographer & there is no one else I would have rather done that with than Phil & Briana. They are the perfect team & I think they really do have an advantage because they are married. They are able to communicate what they want the other to do sometimes without even saying anything. Our family & wedding party loved them too! We got so many compliments that day on our photographer. They just have a way of making everyone feel relaxed & at ease (which isn't always easy when the camera is out). They captured our day so perfectly & made my husband & I look like we knew what we were doing. Their style is the perfect mixture of artistic photos mixed with traditional poses that family members always want. I was (and still am) completely blown away by how amazing our wedding pictures are. The Gray's Photography is such an easy recommendation to make because they are so good at what they do! They are very well known in the KC wedding industry & now I know exactly why! Thanks Phil & Briana for providing us with gorgeous pictures & memories that will last a lifetime!
Reviewed On 5/11/2015 by Samantha R
Brianna and Phil are two of the most genuine, fun, caring, and talented people I have ever worked with or met! They see all the little details and know exactly how to create the perfect picture! They make taking pictures so...
much fun! They documented our engagement pictures and wedding day and they are beyond perfect! They will be our family photographers as our family grows in the future! You are missing out if you do not use them. They are too good!
Reviewed On 2/08/2015 by Katie R
Briana and Phil were very organized and fun to work with! They helped make our wedding day go smoothly and we loved the pictures they took. Not to mention they made us feel relaxed on the engagement shoot and we had a lot of fun spending time...
Whether it was of us, family, or friends, Briana and Phil gave us a lot of great memories that we will cherish forever. I would recommend them to all of our friends and family.
Reviewed On 1/14/2015 by Kim S
Briana and Phil photographed our destination wedding last April in Florida, as well as our engagement pictures prior in KC. From the first time messaging Briana, I knew she and Phil had to be our photographers. The way she communicated with us,...
her promptness in getting back to me, the excitement she shares for her couples, and her and Phil's ability to truly capture a couples' love is hard to beat.
We never went very long throughout the whole process without touching base, which helped keep me at ease. They arrived to Florida with plenty of time to go scope out the area and see where their prime shots would be and when the sun would be hitting each spot at the perfect time. Our sunset pictures - Ahh! I cannot get enough of them!!
I cannot say enough positive things about these two! Dave and I left our pre-wedding consultation feeling like we had just hung out with some long-time friends, which we absolutely loved and it kept us so at ease during our pictures. They had gone over and beyond what we had expected, captured 900+ of the most beautiful pictures I could have ever asked for, and formed a great relationship.
Thank you both SO much for capturing our engagement photos and big day!
Reviewed On 9/17/2014 by Samantha F
Briana and Phil were fabulous! I could not have asked for better photographers to work with. Someday when we have children, I intend to give them a call again!
Reviewed On 9/16/2014 by Lauren O
There are not enough words to say how great of an experience we had with Briana and Phil. They were so accommodating to our needs and seemed just as excited to shoot our wedding as we were to have them! They took every care to make sure we got ...
the shots we wanted and were extremely professional during the hectic day that is a wedding. We had a fabulous time getting to know them. They both have a special eye for catching beautiful photos that are sure to cherish for a lifetime!
Reviewed On 8/31/2014 by Ariel S
Briana and Phil are wonderful! They did such a great job on our engagement and wedding photo shoots. The quality of their pictures is phenomenal and they are so easy to work with. We will definitely use them in the future!
Reviewed On 8/30/2014 by Melanie B
Briana and Phil were amazing to work with. We were able to pick a wedding photography package in our budget but captured our day just as we hoped it would. They took beautiful photos and served as our pep and cheer when the heat was starting to...
wear us out. If I did the day all over again, I would absolutely recommend them! Also, advice for future brides and grooms, make sure you do the engagement shoot (even if it's a mini one), it was nice to have that time with Phil and Briana before our big day!
Reviewed On 8/29/2014 by Roshan F
"A memory is only as good as the photographs".you have so many times in your adult life where you can howl at the moon. Your wedding is one of those few occasions. Whether you are a traditionalist who plans something elaborate with a lot of peo...
ple, or are thinking of something intimate with just your close friends and family, photos help you remember just how special it was. Briana and Phil were our wedding photographer's and was an absolute pleasure to work with. They are very friendly and very humble.they were very helpful on how to pose, where the best locations were and the results were incredible. It takes an enormous amount of trust in the person capturing those moments for you to do them justice.
I would refer them to anyone looking for talented people to not only capture a meaningful moment but to create beautiful memories.
Roshan & Steffi
Reviewed On 8/29/2014 by Haley B
We hired Shades of Gray Photography to shoot our engagement photos in November '13 and wedding photos in June '14 and could NOT be happier with our pictures! My husband isn't the type to necessarily enjoy posing and smiling for pictures, but Br...
iana and Phil made everything so easy and comfortable for us, we didn't even feel like we were "working hard" for good photos, had no "awkward" moments, and all the photos turned out great! They were affable and so easy to get along with that we felt like we had known them for years. Also, Briana and Phil were a great team on our wedding day, as Briana was able to focus on the bride and bridesmaid aspects of getting ready and Phil was able to capture the groom and groomsmens' time getting ready before joining for group pictures. They caught some very special moments, when I didn't even notice we were being photographed and had very creative ideas and angles for photos, as well as capturing our guests' experience at our wedding. They were the best vendor that we worked with in planning our wedding, hassle free and easy to communicate with in a timely manner. I would recommend Shades of Gray Photography to any couple looking for a great experience and even greater photos!
Reviewed On 8/20/2014 by Dallas and Travis S
I can not say enough about Shades of Gray Photography. They did such an amazing job capturing every emotion of our special day, we can't thank them enough. The wedding day goes by so quickly which makes these raw emotion pictures so much more s...
pecial. Allowing one photographer to capture somewhat staged pictures (which were very elegant and not posey) as well as having another capturing those little moments, truly made for amazing engagement as well as wedding pictures that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Such a fun couple that have a passion for what they do and making sure the bride and groom have the most magical day possible.
Reviewed On 8/17/2014 by Kristen M
We used Shades of Gray for our KC wedding at the Redemptorist Catholic Church and Hotel Phillips. They did an amazing job with both our indoor ceremony photos and outdoor photo shoot. Very easy and professional to work with. I would recommen...
d them to anyone!!!
Reviewed On 8/13/2014 by Laura H
I can't say enough good things about Shades of Gray. My husband and I hired them for our engagement photos, and were completely blown away. The results were so professional and unique. After all the photographers I looked at, it was important t...
o me to pick someone that wouldn't give me shots like every other photographer, and to come away with that "one" shot that just blew me away. Briana and Phil succeeded for both. (and gave me MANY shots that blew me away!)
We ended up hiring them again for our wedding reception, and again - I can't say anything but good things about them. They even came early to take family shots at my request - and then didn't say a single negative word when our family arrived late and weren't exactly cooperating at getting together. They made the entire event stress-free and fun. They fit right in with the guests so that we hardly even knew they were there - and yet we came away with amazing photos from the event.
We have now hired them to take our newborn photos for our son due this week, and can't wait for the session!
Briana and Phil just really make everything so easy and relaxing, which is needed when planning such an important event. Plus, they are super FUN - and I love how they interact with each other and guests - which makes the personality that comes out in the photos so genuine and bright.
Reviewed On 7/07/2014 by Sarah M
Regardless of your budget.. do yourself a favor and contact Shades of Gray Photography. After getting married exactly one month ago, my husband and I cannot say enough great things about Briana and Phil. From the first time we met this incredib...
le husband and wife team, to the engraved wooden box and matching USB flash drive we received in the mail today, they are the absolute BEST photographers out there. Briana and Phil take into consideration and listen to every single detail and request and off the wall idea you have. They are wonderful. My husband and I really are passionate about photography and it was quite hard to hone in on a photographer for the big day. We saw Shades of Gray's website initially, yet didn't contact them because we assumed they would be way out of our price range. Lucky for us... they weren't!!! Please do not be afraid or intimidated to contact them because of the stunning quality of their work. You will be so glad you did. When we eventually did contact them were almost certain they would be booked already. Briana emailed us back immediately on a Saturday morning and offered a phone consultation within the hour (seriously!) to run our ideas by her and see what she (and her husband) were all about. She also said that they happened to have that ONE weekend open for our wedding! My husband, who is typically quite hard to persuade, was sold within the first couple of minutes in speaking with Briana (enough to suggest we upgrade to include an engagement photo session!) We initially met inside Union Station over Thanksgiving weekend for our engagement shoot where I initially felt nervous and somewhat shy... they were so great at helping Jason and me to relax and be ourselves. We headed to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (which initially I had nixed because I felt so many couples had taken photos there; or so it seemed).. Briana and Phil found unique little niches and spots that I'd never thought of before as well as completely embraced the idea we had of photographing by the Bloch building to see the glow at dusk... after I thought I would freeze to death (we were all frozen) spending about 45 minutes in the crisped wind chill of late fall..but, they gave us a pep talk and suggested we hop into our cars until after sunset.. all to capture some of our FAVORITE and most memorable shots!! We absolutely adore Briana and Phil and still chat with them occasionally to this day.
Reviewed On 12/20/2013 by Shea M
I don't even know where to begin with this review. When I think back to the whole wedding process, I'm overwhelmed. It's such a special, crazy, stressful time. My (now) husband and I sat down at the beginning, because we were working on a tight...
budget, and decided what the most important thing was for our upcoming wedding. We decided on photography. We knew the day would be a blur-as it was- and we wanted photos that really told our story. I had heard of Briana and Phil through a friend and loved her engagement photos. I met with Briana and instantly knew that this was a good decision. She made me feel comfortable from the beginning. She did our engagement photos as well which turned out awesome and gave us a chance to get to know Briana. Over the next year, she kept in touch with us and was on top of the whole process. We got to know her and her husband Phil and enjoyed doing so.
On the wedding day, Phil and Briana worked hard to make sure everything went smoothly. We had a big bridal party-there were 17. I was worried about getting pictures done in a timely matter but Briana is so assertive and everything ran like a well oiled machine. It took so much stress off of me!
The pictures were absolutely amazing. They told the story of our day and really captured little moments that I didn't even realize had happened but I so enjoyed reviewing after. However, I do believe there are a lot of good photographers out there. So picking a photographer is even more than just the good pictures they can shoot. Phil and Briana took such care in every little aspect. They were so professional and took such pride in the little details of their company.
I have heard horror stories of people who were so disappointed with their wedding pictures. We were so blessed by Shades of Gray. The day happens to fast and I treasure these pictures to help me relive the day. And they are awesome people so we made some friends along the way!
Reviewed On 10/19/2013 by Courtney G
After looking at a lot of different photographers, We choose Shades of Gray Photography, and we couldn't have made a better decision. Briana was so great through the entire process over a year of wedding planning. She kept in touch in between...
meetings and planned our engagement shoot with plenty of advanced notice. She is so organized and follows through with everything that she says she is going to do. Her and Phil took amazing photos at our engagement shoot and I can't wait to see our wedding photos! Our engagement photos were done within a few weeks. Briana was wonderful during our wedding also, she was both photographer and kept everything on schedule and everyone in line. I highly highly recommend using Shades of Gray photography. They were worth every penny!
Courtney and James
Reviewed On 10/11/2013 by Jessica K
A huge thanks to Briana and her photography crew for making our day a huge success! Briana took the ease out of planning our pictures and shoot locations, taking much stress off our shoulders! After wedding pictures at the church in north Kansa...
s City, our first location was a spot off 24th st and SW blvd. Very colorful buildings and urban scenery. Between each stop we also had fun photos taken on our trolley to capture a lot of behind the scenes moments. We made a stop at the Cashew for a drink and more photos. Overall, I can't say enough about Briana and her team, we appreciate everything they did and love the finished products from our wedding. I recommend Shades of Gray to anyone looking for a fun photographer, who is easy to work with and does an awesome job. Thanks Briana!
Reviewed On 10/01/2013 by Tori R
Wow...What an incredible experience we had with Briana and Phil of Shades of Gray Photography. Choosing a wedding photographer was the hardest/most time consuming part of our wedding planning process because photography was the single most impo...
rtant vendor to me in our wedding. I did hours of research on wedding photographers in the KC area and got numerous referrals from other brides before finally sitting down to "interview" 3 potential photographers. After meeting with Briana, I knew that I had found the person I wanted to capture our special day. She was fun, outgoing, professional and most of all, extremely passionate about her work, which is evident in the quality of the pictures she creates. She and Phil were very accommodating in scheduling our engagement shoot (as both my fiancé and I flew in to KC on a whim to get this photo shoot taken before Briana gave birth to their daughter) and they could not have fit in more perfectly on our wedding day. They run a very successful business (and rightfully so) but I never once felt like "just another bride" or "just another wedding." They really took the time to get to know us and captured us as a couple perfectly on our wedding day! Now that we have gotten our pictures back, I am constantly getting compliments on how great our pictures turned out and we could not be happier! I would recommend Shades of Gray Photography to everyone and we are so thankful and blessed to have had Briana and Phil capture our big day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
PS-We think so highly of Briana and Phil Gray that they captured our family photos last Christmas and will continue to be our family photographers of choice for many more years to come! We love y'all!
Lots of Love,
Tori and Danny
Reviewed On 8/24/2013 by Heather C
I hired Shades of Gray Photography to shoot my engagement pictures and I had such a great experience with them! Briana was so much fun to work with. She chose great locations for our pictures and did a great job with making my camera shy fiance...
and I feel really comfortable. The results were great and I would definitely recommend them to other couples.
Reviewed On 8/19/2013 by christa&steven
Briana and her husband Phil are fantastic to work with. They came all the way to Columbia, MO to shoot our engagement photos (last year) and our wedding day. They were great on both occasions. Briana made sure we had phone meetings before both ...
shoots to run through everything so they would go smoothly. And they did. We got our photos back quickly (for both shoots) and loved looking through them all - they didn't miss a detail! Briana and Phil were able to capture the emotions and atmosphere of our wedding. We both cried looking at them, reliving our day. They made sure that we got all the shots we wanted and suggested some shots they knew would look amazing. Now comes the hard part - picking which photos to put into our album and which to print! We wholeheartedly recommend Briana and Shades of Gray for any shoot, but especially a wedding. They definitely have a vision and passion for helping couples (or families) tell their stories. Two thumbs up from this bride!
Reviewed On 8/12/2013 by rweldy
We absolutely loved Briana & Phil from Shades of Gray!! Our destination wedding (in Puerto Vallarta) was perfect thanks to them. They took pictures of our family and excursions the few days before the wedding, gave us several ideas throughout t...
he week, and when we got the pictures, we were blown away. We've had them for a few weeks now and are still trying to decide what to print! So many choices!! Everything went perfectly and we highly recommend them, couldn't have asked for anything more! Best photographers in Kansas City, hands down!
Reviewed On 8/12/2013 by Christy W
Briana and Phil were great! Everyone was really impressed when we got our engagement photos back, and then even more impressed with the wedding photos. We had a big wedding party and they did a great job with us, we were kinda wild but they d...
idn't seem to mind. ;) I would highly recommend them to anyone! Briana always got back to me in a timely matter, was great to work with and one of my favorite things was that all my pictures were organized when I received my zip drive! Saved me a lot of time and headache!
So happy we booked them!
Reviewed On 7/30/2013 by RyanFawks
My wife and I actually caught the bouquet & garter at a wedding Briana photographed years ago before we were even engaged. We knew after meeting them and seeing how much they loved their job and how dedicated to their work they were that we wou...
ld someday hopefully get to work with them at our own wedding. After seeing our friends photos, we were even more sold! Their talent shines through their photos, and anything you ask is never too much. They'll go above and beyond to capture every little detail you want to remember for years to come. They even captured the details we had no clue that took place! Our engagement photos were beyond anything we ever could have imagined...and then we got our wedding photos! Shades of Gray is with out a question, the best photography team in the Kansas City area. Better yet, in the WORLD! Don't keep looking, book them today...if they're not already booked!
Reviewed On 7/30/2013 by KatieFawks
Briana, Phil & Logan are three of the most talented, fun, caring individuals we've ever met. They went above and beyond to capture every little detail and also made our day extra special with their energetic attitudes. We had a larger wedding p...
arty and they fit right in and definitely added to the fun! We chose to go with one of their biggest packages because we LOVED the work they had done for multiple weddings we've attended as well as been a part of in the past. Briana even submitted our story along with an incredible engagement photo she took to a local wedding magazine (while 9 months pregnant, she's superwoman)!!! They're not just our wedding photographers, we consider them dear friends! They even hand delivered our wedding photos the month after our wedding!!! UNBELIEVABLE...just see for yourself! : )
Reviewed On 7/26/2013 by Kayla T
Briana and Phil were absolutely wonderful! They were worth every penny and my wedding photos are better than I could have imagined! They made us all feel comfortable being in front of the camera all day long!
Reviewed On 7/25/2013 by Clare M
Briana & Phil took both our engagement and wedding photos and we couldn't be happier with the way they all turned out. We have gotten so many compliments on our photos and absolutely love them all! Briana is super flexible and willing to try ne...
w, exciting things to make your photos great..we had a sunrise engagement photo session which turned out awesome! Both Briana and Phil are all-around great people who make it easy to be relaxed and have fun taking pictures! I would strongly recommend Shades of Gray Photography to anyone I know! Like I told them, "I am so happy I chose to have you and Phil be our photographers - best decision ever!"
Reviewed On 7/20/2013 by hillstef
We used Shades of Gray for our beach destination and engagement shoot and we couldn't be happier with the final product! They were flexible, easy to work with, and down to earth. She totally made the experiences all about us! (The engagement sh...
oot was at a library... Perfect for a book lover and English teacher!!) we loved the little touches they did. When my groom asked for a "jumping picture", though cliche, she went right along with it!! We are so glad we chose them for our destination experience. We'd choose it all again!
Reviewed On 5/10/2013 by Shauna B
Shades of Gray Photography went above and beyond my expectations, in every aspect! Briana not only took the most touching and meaningful photos I have ever seen, she went out of her way to meet with us throughout the engagement process from pla...
nning the engagement shoot to discussing every last detail of the wedding day over complimentary drinks and desserts. :) It took me a couple of hours searching through photographers and as soon as I saw the photos she had taken on her website, I was determined that no amount of money would keep me from booking her for our wedding. Although more expensive than others, the quality, quantity, promptness and thoroughness of capturing everything I requested was well worth every penny. Briana went out of her way to learn about the families and things to look out for and be aware of when shooting. She was even calling people out by their first names when gathering different people for different pictures. She provided a very personable and professional experience and it was the best vendor choice by far for our wedding. I can't even express how much I am in love with all of our photos. I will cherish them forever and use Shades of Gray for every photo op throughout my life.
Reviewed On 4/04/2013 by Brittany P
We loved Briana and Shades of Gray! She was so sweet and so kind during the whole pre-planning process and really helped us through the whole experience. She had so much experience, which really helped us make good decision for our wedding day....
The BIG day went so smoothly because she was on top of everything- making sure it all went smoothly as well as capturing every moment along the way. It was such a joy to work with Shades of Gray and the pictures we have are incredible! They will help us remember all the fun little detail that made our wedding day so special forever. Thanks, Shades of Gray!!
Reviewed On 11/02/2012 by Leanna M
I was blown away at the quality of my pictures. They were a little more expensive than other photographers I could have chosen, but they were worth every penny. I've received so many compliments on my wedding photos! One of my co-workers said s...
he was "picture jealous" because she wished her wedding photos were as good as ours. :) Briana was a joy to work with and even traveled to O'Fallon, Missouri, to take our photos for us - about 3 hours away from Kansas City - ALL while about 6-7 months pregnant! She's an amazing and talented person, and I would recommend any and all to hire her for photos. :)
Reviewed On 10/31/2012 by Audrey C
It such a pleasure working with Briana. She is absolutely professional. Planning a wedding from out of town, I was nervous about choosing vendors, but she was flexible and happy to answer all our questions...no matter how crazy. Every detail o...
f the event was planned and a time frame laid out ahead of time of so we could relax and enjoy the day. She remembered every detail we discussed and was amazing to my family and friends. It is no easy feat to command the attention of a group, but she managed it with ease. Her work is classic, yet cutting edge. She is extremely creative and full of ideas no matter what look you are going for. She has cultivated relationships with some of the best local vendors. Her passion for photography, family, and friends is clearly evident in her work. She listened to all of our feedback and worries and delivered a great service. We had tons of fun during our engagement shoot and wedding day despite wind and threatening weather. She kept me at ease during all of my bridal craziness. Her partner for the day, Logan, and her husband Phil were equally wonderful...even running to a local store to grab us a needed item. Finally, our photos turned out amazing! We constantly receive compliments from friends, family and strangers who have seen our photographs. I strongly recommend working with Briana and Shades of Gray Photography.
Reviewed On 10/30/2012 by Lauren W
Briana and Shades of Gray were awesome to work with! She made sure we really got to know us and what we liked before our wedding day. She took the time to sit down with us over wine and dessert to make sure we got everything we were hoping for ...
on our wedding day. On the wedding day, she was flexible with her timing, made sure we got all of the shots we wanted, and brought 2 people (instead of the 1 agreed on) to help her during the day. The pictures turned out amazing. We got so many compliments on how unique they were and how professional they seemed. We also got them back very quickly, which I know can be a problem with some photographers. Briana was professional and very very kind! She made me and the groom feel very comfortable from the beginning. Her packages were a great value when I compared them to other Kansas City photographers and I will definitely be using her again when we want baby photos!
Reviewed On 10/29/2012 by Libby E
Briana and her team were wonderful. I could not afford to have a wedding planner, which I was very worried about. Briana created a timeline of events focused on the photos to be taken. This timeline was a wonderful way to help in the plannin...
g and timing of the day - I didn't even need a wedding planner :) . Briana was able to get my big wedding party's attention and keep it - all without being bossy. Finally, the very next day we received sneak peak photos, and all of the photos less than a month after the big day. She was so prompt and did AMAZING work. We told Briana certain things we absolutely wanted photographed, and sure enough, there are amazing pictures of those things we requested. We could not have chosen a better photographer!
ALSO: I have been to weddings where the photographer is very intrusive and is running up and down aisles and makes a big scene of things. Well Briana is not that. I specifically asked a good friend (who is brutally honest) if that was what happened at our wedding, and she said she didn't even notice the photographers. We got beautiful pictures from the ceremony and reception, without them creating a big scene.
You will not be disappointed if you go with Shades of Gray!
Reviewed On 10/25/2012 by Megan P
Briana was great to work with and made both my husband and I feel extremely comfortable. She was great at communicating before and after the wedding and got the photos back to us quickly. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a gen...
Reviewed On 10/23/2012 by Audrey B
I found Shades of Gray Photography through a wedding website. I was a bit timid because I didn’t have a personal reference, but I loved the photos online and when I first contacted Briana Gray she was so friendly and professional that I decide...
d to book her.
Briana was everything I could have asked for in a wedding photographer. I was the first of my friends/family to get married, so I relied on her for all of my questions and uncertainties about the big day. On the wedding day she was the most calm and collected person in the room, easing my nerves and keeping us on track. The photos turned out to be amazing, my family could not be happier. I plan on using Shades of Gray again for other occasions, and have recommended this vendor above any other that I used on my wedding day.
Reviewed On 10/22/2012 by Jessica S
We worked with Briana for our engagement photos and our entire wedding. Her and her assistants went above and beyond any of my expectations for a photographer! She worked with us on a schedule of our wedding day, and that was so nice to have ...
that piece of mind! From the first time I saw her work, I knew that she was the photographer for us. She has an incredible eye for taking amazing pictures! I am still having a hard time choosing my favorite pictures to make into prints and to put into a photo album. That is another thing that sold me about Briana, she gives you full copy rights of your collection of photos! I am extremely happy in knowing that I will never regret who we chose as our photographer, because they are all beautiful!! You may be able to find a cheaper photographer, but her work is more than worth the investment!
Reviewed On 7/09/2012 by Sarah T
We loved Briana & Shades of Gray photography!!! Briana is very professional, creative, organized, and personable. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer and her partner for the wedding day is also a professional photographer and not j...
ust an assistant. We have received so many compliments on our photos!
Reviewed On 7/06/2012 by Heidi W
We made the best decision in having Briana be our wedding photographer. Every part of the experience was met with professionalism and all out fun and laughter. My husband and I enjoyed all the time we spent taking our photos, from the engagem...
ent session to the entire wedding day. We were so excited to see the photos as they most definitely captured all aspects of our day and will be memories to last for always! We have recommended Briana to our friends and would do so to anyone, with the highest compliments. Briana is such a wonderful person who has a talent and a passion for her work that is truly evident. You will be forever glad if you choose Briana to be part of your wedding!
Reviewed On 6/28/2012 by Meredith W
I am so glad we went with Briana as our photographer. I have always hated having my picture taken. I’m extremely unphotogenic and always end up with some strange look on my face or my eyes closed. I was so nervous about being followed around by...
a camera, but when we first met with Briana she made me feel so comfortable I knew she was the right choice. I was absolutely amazed at how well our engagement pictures turned out. I loved them all and couldn’t believe how beautiful she made me look; I have never seen pictures of me that looked like that. The wedding pictures were even better. The day of the wedding a tornado warning was issued just minutes before our ceremony, we had to start the ceremony early and make some adjustments to the picture taking schedule. Briana was so flexible and adaptable. The pictures ended up beautiful, rain and all.
Reviewed On 6/06/2012 by NIck F
There isn't enough praise I can give to Briana, Nick, Anna, and Shades of Gray. My wife and I had our hands full in planning this wedding...both of us coming from huge families, and having the wedding in a neutral geographic location made for s...
ome exceptionally stressful wedding planning. When we met with Briana and Nick at the initial meeting to see if we wanted to enlist their services, we told them our basic sequence of events for the wedding: the locations of the ceremony and reception, and the number of guests we were expecting, almost half-expecting to scare them off. They didn't even bat an eye. On the contrary, they were excited to shoot our wedding, as the level of shenanigans and jackassery would be something worthy of catching on camera. They gave us ample opportunity to look over their work and were more than willing to hear what we wanted as far as certain styles or "feels". Most photographers that we met with in the KC area shot things their way and that was it. Briana and her crew were more than happy to hear how we wanted things done for our day.
The day of the wedding couldn't have gone better with regards to the photography. Nick and Annawere sure to give us strict timelines for family to arrive at the church so that we didnt have any stragglers holding up the show, and the photographers themselves were prompt and to-the-minute with everything. The photos at the front of the church are by far the most stressful part of the whole day (aside from the whole getting married part). Families are all talking loud, not paying attention, and wandering all over the place, so when the time comes for a certain shot (i.e. Maternal Grandparents and Groom), they are nowhere to be found. I gave Nick pseudo-martial law over our families. "Holler, yell, curse, etc., do what you need to do to wrangle these people in so we can stay on track with regards to time," I said. He was perfect. At certain points we were even ahead of schedule, which I understand is a rare thing when it comes to weddings. A group of photographers that can keep relative control over a guest list of 350-400 loud Irish/Italian Catholics, and have the stones to tell them to be quiet, stand up straight, and smile, deserves all the credit in the world.
After the ceremony was a breeze...Nick and Anna got some great shots inside the church, as well as outside in the gardens/stone walkways. We were also able to hit all of the spots that my wife and I wanted to go prior to having to head to the reception. Lea (wife) and I made it clear that we didn't want pictures of us looking off into the sunset, or any of that hokey crap. We wanted pictures that captured us as "us"...loud, comical, snarky, etc. They were able to do just that.
Honestly, I cant say enough good things about this group. The level of expertise, professionalism, and willingness to adjust/accomodate was perfect for what we needed. I plan to hire them without second thought when Lea and I decide to have kids and need to get all those pics done. They are, without a doubt, the best photographers we interviewed in KC and had the best protfolio of anyone else we viewed. I wont say they are the cheapest, because they arent. But this isnt the kind of thing you want to skimp on.
Thank you so much again to Briana, Nick and Anna. You guys helped make the day great and were able to capture it all on film. You are wonderful!
Reviewed On 5/08/2012 by Jen W
Fantastic experience! Briana is an extremely talented and professional photographer and created beautiful pictures that will allow us to always remember all the special details of our day.
We chose to have our engagement pictures taken last F...
all since we had a Spring wedding to capture the two different seasons. We had engagement pictures taken at the River Market and at the West Bottoms in KC and both settings turned out great. We were so happy with our pictures that we used them as both our Save the Date cards and our Table Numbers. Briana was great at providing direction and capturing creative angles and shots that we loved.
For our big day we chose the 10 hour package which worked out perfectly! Briana is great at capturing all the little details of the day that may have been overlooked or forgotten. We ended up with a beautiful 70 degree day in April so we decided to have pictures taken at Kauffman Gardens and the West Bottoms. Briana captured the bright colors in Kauffman Gardens and our pictures are AMAZING!!
My husband and I loved every minute spent with Briana and are already working on scheduling a 'Trash the Dress' photoshoot!
I definitely recommend Shades of Gray to everyone! She offers personalized service to all of her couples at a very affordable price!