what couples are saying about my work in their own words...
Alexander & Ben
Gav shot our wedding at The Stables, Bendooley Estate and was incredibly efficient, skilled and knew the venue very well. This was so helpful as it meant that he knew exactly where the best spots for photos were and how to make the most of the lighting and location. Gav made sure we had photos with all our different family groups, and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the lens. We received our full of suite of photos so quickly (and even had a preview the very next day) and were absolutely blown away by just how magnificent they all looked! Highly recommend Gav (and his drone)!
Kate + Darcy
Having Gavin as our photographer was one of the best wedding decisions. He made the whole process so incredibly easy and stress free and is one of the fastest replying vendors ever. Throughout both our engagement and wedding photography he made us felt calm and comfortable in front of the camera. Even my husband who hates having his photo taken agreed it was an easy process.
The quality of Gavin’s photos are unmatched and exactly what we wanted for our wedding. We didn’t hear any cameras throughout our day and therefore got some amazing candid shots. The speed at which he captured moments is amazing. We even had a 57 photo preview ready to be viewed during our reception. We could not recommend Gavin enough. Thanks again!
Bodean + Tim
There are plenty of wedding photographers out there, however, if your photographer isn’t Gavin Cato, I’m so sorry, you are truly missing out. He captures every moment and does it in a non-intrusive way. The way he captures the natural light is so beautiful. But his talents don’t stop there, his night photographs are also stunning. Gavin is a truly talented photographer. We received our online images a week after the wedding while we were on our honeymoon. And we got SO many images, a copy in colour and black and white. During the ceremony he isn’t in your face or distracting you from the moment but still captured every moment perfectly. He was friendly throughout the whole day and never made being in front of the camera awkward or uncomfortable.
Thank you so much Gavin for capturing our day in the most amazing way!
Christina + Toby
If I could give Gavin more than 5 stars, I would! Gavin is professional, talented, funny and so quick! His photographs are classic and timeless and everyone can't stop raving about how beautiful they all are. We woke up to a preview of photos the next morning and came home from our honeymoon to our final gallery and beautiful prints all in a week! He somehow captures all the right angles and moments all by himself, a true magician! Seriously book him in while you can!!!
Georgia + Matt
Finding the right photographer for our special day, we were immediately drawn to Gavin's authentic style. Gavin was friendly, fun and easy to work with. He was able to join in on the fun of the day while remaining professional and making our whole bridal party feel comfortable in front of the camera. We couldn't believe looking back at our photos how he managed to be in so many places at once and capture the smallest, most beautiful moments while making the big moments seem even more grand. Getting preview images back the day after our wedding was incredible and allowed us to re-live the magic of the day straight away! We would absolutely recommend Gavin 100 times over! Thank you! Georgia & Matt
Marty + Averil
Gavin recently photographed our wedding at Bendooley Estate and we literally have no words to express what an incredible experience we had with him. Gavin made us feel at ease, was fun, attentive, professional and extremely efficient. Furthermore, his quality of work is absolutely amazing! We could not be happier with our photos. Gavin sent through a sneaky preview within 12 hours of our wedding and we then received all photos within 5 days. Gavin, thank you so much for capturing the most important day of lives. Your photos are something we will cherish forever.
Love Marty & Averil
Elyse + Andrew
Gav was exactly what we wanted in a wedding photographer - confident, efficient, passionate, extremely talented, and with a great sense of humour. He knew exactly what he was doing, and captured the most amazing shots (misty Southern Highland weather and all!). We got a fantastic array of preview photos the next morning, and the whole photography package within 1 week! We are very grateful for everything Gav did on the day. Would definitely recommend him for future brides wanting to have a stress-free experience, and the most magical photos.
Thilini + Niranga
Gavin will forever hold a truly special place in our hearts! On the day of our wedding it was raining quite heavily and Gavin was truly a gem to have. He navigated all of the weather conditions and gave us photos that turned out to be above and beyond our wildest imaginations. The rain was not a problem at all. He made us feel really confident in front of the camera and during our reception we didn’t even feel his presence. The photos however was another story-he captured all of the emotion and behind the scenes of our big day as if he was everywhere all at the same time. My husband and I would always recommend Gavin to anyone that’s after a great professional photographer that is reliable, flexible and above all a wonderful human.
Rachel + Darcy
Gav is such a wonderful photographer. On our wedding day, he put us at ease with his easy-going and personable manner, whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism and efficiency. When booking him for our big day, we fell in love with his ability to capture warmth and happiness, and he has outdone himself again at our wedding. It is also hard to look past the stunning sunsets he has photographed, but when our day presented mist and cloudy skies, we couldn't be happier with how he captured the beauty and magic of the day. It's clear to us he takes beautiful photos rain, hail or shine.
Thank you Gav for being a genuinely nice guy, for supporting us through the ups and downs of covid with transparency, and for truly capturing the love and happiness of our wedding day. We're so grateful to have had you there with us.
Hariette + Aaron
Gav... Where do we even start?! The man behind the lens is a GENIUS and captured the most magnificent photos of our wedding day!!!
We first met Gav a week before having to postpone our wedding due to the pandemic. Not only was he unbelievably helpful throughout the whole experience but he was so kind during such a crazy time. He's not just a photographer but becomes someone you can trust and most importantly laugh with!
Your attentiveness to each person, to the afternoon light and even Aaron's height during times where my heels made me taller than him was amazing ;)
If this isn't even enough - having photos sent the next day and then the rest within the week is incredible!! This guy is some kind of wizard.
Thank you for capturing the most special moments that we will cherish for a lifetime!!!
Kristie + John
Wow wow wow! We absolutely adored our wedding photos from Gavin!
Gavin was so friendly, professional and easy going, always making us laugh and feel at ease. We had never had any professional photos before so were quite nervous about how we would go, however Gavin made it so easy and helped us get the perfect shots so naturally. Gavin is an incredibly talented photographer and it shows with every image he captures. It’s so hard to pick a favourite photo from our wedding. The turn around time on photos sets Gavin apart as does his use of this amazing drone! We are incredibly happy with our wedding photos and I highly recommend Gavin!
Klara + Dan
Gavin is such an amiable guy with a fantastic personality and is a highly professional photographer. We found Gav through his website and were immediately attracted to his bold, bright and beautiful photos. As soon as we met him on the day of our wedding we felt completely at ease. Gav arrived fully prepared with a thorough understanding of our entire plans for the day and was very familiar with the location. He has a fantastic sense of humour and shows such a creative flair, providing an excellent sense of direction and very clever photo opportunities. We were so highly impressed by his photos and placed our complete trust in his ability to capture an amazing level of vibrancy and colour. His equipment is second to none and his drones provided such a unique aspect to our wedding photos. We trusted Gavin with the most important memories of our lives and would highly recommend any couple to do the same!
There are no words to describe the level of professionalism, quality and integrity that comes with booking Gavin Cato as your photographer. When we booked Gavin we knew we were getting an expert photographer. What we didn’t realise at the time was everything else he provided - he became our sounding board, someone that steered us in the right direction, our own little mini wedding planner in a way.
He filled us with confidence and ease from the moment we booked him right up until the end of our big day. Gavin’s silent camera lenses and ability to move around the room without making a fuss made us feel like he wasn’t even there.
We cannot thank Gavin enough for capturing the greatest night of our lives!
Lara + John
Gavin manages to capture so much joy and happiness in his photography. He has the ability to put people at ease, he's funny, extremely organised and full of wedding knowledge! Even with some changes and rescheduling due to Covid, he was able to provide some great advise and reassurance. Gavin helped our wedding day run smoothly, he puts his heart and soul into is work and some phenomenal results are achieved. He also has this amazing stealth mode ability where he captures such wonderful photos without you even realising he's there! The day after our wedding he had our photos edited and posted them soon after. I tear up looking at them because I'm able to re-live those beautiful moments. Each and every photo is an absolute treasure.Gavin, Marcus and I would like say a huge thank you. Our wedding day was perfect and you played a big role in that perfect day. We highly recommend Gavin to anyone planning a wedding - you won't regret it! Worth his weight in gold :)
Sarah + Marcus
Gavin photographed our wedding and was just so incredible throughout the whole process. Gav was so friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel so at ease. He has taken the most beautiful photos of our special day. The photos after the ceremony felt fast and so easy - we didn't want to be away from the party too long and he managed to capture the most incredible photos in what felt like no time at all. He has captured some incredible sunset shots and well as candid pictures we will treasure forever. He even helped us work out running times for the day! Thanks Gav!!
Aimee & James
After seeing Gavins photography from a wedding at the Grounds of Alexandria, we just knew he was the perfect photographer for our wedding! From the first occasion meeting and to our pre shoot, Gavin made us feel so comfortable and confident with a clear overview of how he was to capture the best elements of our wedding day. On our wedding day, Gavin didn't miss a single moment and ensured we had an abundance of images to choose from! (we are struggling to just pick a select few!!!!)
With 2020 being the year it has been, Gavin had helped calm our nerves and reassured us every step of the way, even with slight changes; he was quick to have solutions and ensure the day ran smoothly.
Upon recieving our photographs (literally at 8am the next morning), our whole family and friends were amazed by the phenomenal images we recieved. We have recieved so many compliments, each and every one of our images are beautiful! Gavin had truly exceeded our expectations. The results were magical, Chris and I couldn't recommend a better photographer to capture your love story.
Thank you so much Gavin.
Chris & Dimi
We fell in love with Gavin’s work as soon as we saw it. His images are full of light unlike a lot of other photographer’s images which are dark and gloomy! Having the pre wedding shoot really put us at ease and we had so much fun working with Gav on our wedding day. Our images so far have been incredible. One of our guests at our wedding have also booked him for their wedding! Highly recommend.
Danny & Jenna
Gav was a pleasure to deal with from the get go, nothing was ever too hard & if we ever had questions in the lead up to our big day he always very responsive. On to our wedding day, my husband isn't the biggest fan of having his picture taken but Gav made us feel comfortable instantly, we had so many laughs & it allowed us to have fun with the process. Also, most of the time throughout the ceremony & reception we couldn't even tell he was there as he just blends in with the guests. The turnaround time in having our photos ready & sent out to us was only just 4 days & that is including the weekend! The PHOTOS that Gav produced are absolutely amazing. He really captures the right & natural moments, looking at the photos we were in AWE! We couldn't help but smile, they are just beautiful! Our Family and friends keep commenting how amazing the photos are!
Thanks so much Gav! Brad & I cannot recommend you highly enough.
Kristy & Brad
Mali Brae Farm
Gavin has been amazing right from the day we booked him as our wedding photographer all the way up until now!He has been a wealth of knowledge for us, especially for my husband's interest in cameras on phones!
The preshoot photos we got from him were simply stunning, and all from one camera lens because it was raining! We were so excited to see what he came back with for our wedding photos - and boy - he did NOT disappoint. And we are so lucky to have not have to wait too long to receive them! A week!!!
You can tell he loves his job, and especially loves his gadgets (so you know you'll always have the latest lens or the oldest one - depending on what type of light he wants to capture).
Gavin and his wife Michelle (who did my makeup on the day - she also does amazing hair as well, if I hadn't already booked in my hair, she would've definitely been the one to go to!) are an amazing team, and we were so happy to have them be a part of our wedding day.
Angela & Matt
Queen Victoria Building
Gavin is a fantastic photographer and I can’t recommend him highly enough. We booked Gavin for our wedding in the Hunter Valley last week. He is quick to take photos without compromising the quality or quantity of photos - he just works quickly which means that you get to spend more of your wedding day with your family & friends. He also has a camera drone that he can use which adds another amazing dimension to your photos. Thanks Gav, we loved our preview photos and we can’t to see all the photos from our day!
Alex & Jess
polkolbin hunter valley
Gavin, Luke and I wanted to say what a pleasure it was working with you to capture our wedding.
From the time we engaged you and all throughout planning for the big day you have been very professional and your direction on the day of our wedding was exceptional!
Your passion for photography was evident on the day which allowed us to feel comfortable and natural. Not to mention your use of amazing technology to capture these great shots! I think you wowed everyone with that massive drone!
From the preview we have seen the pictures look incredible and we can’t wait to see the rest of them.
Thank you so much for capturing these moment which will be treasured for eternity!
Nicole & Luke
WORROWING JERVIS BAY
Luke & Veronica
My husband and I cannot recommend Gavin enough for wedding photos. From pre-wedding meetings through to the day itself, Gavin was extremely professional and definitely calmed both out nerves with his sense of humour and banter during the day. His ability to find the right moments and quality shots are second to none.
We both can't thank you enough for the amazing photos Gavin.
HARS Aviation Museum
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while styled shoots can be lot of fun, showing real weddings gives you a much more realistic vision of what to expect photographically from me on the day where i can't control the lighting and weather or even take hours to set up the perfect image:)