Clane Gessel Studio Acclaimed By Expertise As A Top Wedding Photographer in Seattle

We are so honored to be esteemed as one of the top 32 Seattle, Washington-based wedding photographers of 2021 by Expertise!

Every month, Expertise curates a list of the highest-quality professionals across 200 industries around the country. This month, reviewers examined a list of more than 211 wedding photographers across the Seattle region. From there, celebrated nominees were selected based on a specific list of selection criteria, including qualifications, reputation, experience, availability, and professionalism. Top picks were scored based on over 25 variables throughout these five categories.

It’s such an honor for our studio to be nominated alongside some of the region’s best and brightest photographers throughout the Pacific Northwest in this hand-picked list!

Discover more of our awards, mentions, and esteemed nominations that reflect our caliber and dedication to our work.

In recognition of this honor, we’d like to spotlight a Seattle-born and raised native from our gifted team. Award-winning photographer Clane Gessel had humble beginnings in Seattle, Washington prior to exploring the world to fulfill his life’s calling as a wedding photographer. His expertise lay the foundational groundwork behind our studio’s expansive successes and distinctive approach to wedding and event photography!


Tune in to some of the secrets behind photographer Clane Gessel’s creative genius.

The Real Reel Podcast with Natalie Barbu 

Esteemed international photographer Clane Gessel talks with Natalie Barbu, host of The Real Reel podcast, about his journey from humble beginnings to being featured on the cover of National Geographic. As a self-made artist, Clane speaks on how his passion and creativity sparked the know-how for his success in the wedding and event photography industry. 

To hear his inspirational story, tune in to the episode “Ep. 66: Homeless to Cover of National Geographic: How To Turn Your Creative Passion into a Career ft. Clane Gessel” on Apple Podcasts. Find the live stream on YouTube.


The Wedding Podcast Biz with Andy Kushner 

What does it take to succeed? According to award-winning photographer Clane Gessel, the greatest source of inspiration for his art is vulnerability.  

“Growing up the way [Clane] did allows him to understand vulnerability… [he] believes that you have to understand vulnerability to understand art. Clane feels that behind each of his iconic images is a fantastic love story.”

In The Wedding Podcast Biz Episode 215 “Clane Gessel/Photographer: Capturing The Essence of Clients And Creating Fine Art,” Andy Kushner speaks with Clane on his distinctive and inclusive approach to fine-arts wedding and event photography. Sneak a peek at the secret to Clane’s artistic genius as he shares the essential know-hows for global storytelling and wedding photography.

See yourself in wedded bliss at a top global venue destination? Contact us today to learn more. We would be honored to capture your soulful celebration.

If you’re looking for some ideas and inspiration, peruse our galleries. Or, shoot us an email at to start sculpting your story.