Photography is a lot like love—you can follow all the rules, but you won’t find something truly beautiful unless you go with your gut. We draw on our experience and training to capture not just the who/what/where of your day, but the emotions and spirit of it as well. What we won’t do is just check shots off a list and then call it a day.
Plus, we’re fun people to have around.
We created THE GOLD COLLECTIVE to bring an eye for fine art and environmental storytelling to wedding photography, and to capture the real, honest moments of a day that gives forever meaning.
CHARACTER Our clients have described our work as colorful, vibrant, full of life, fresh, modern, youthful, fun, real, crisp, and honest. We are lovers of natural light, a strong action-stopping camera flash, enchanting brides, inventive dance moves, making new friends and heartfelt toasts. Our bride (or groom!) can channel the sophistication of Bianca Jagger in YSL, the free spirit of Kate Moss in Galliano, or the classic beauty of Audrey Hepburn in Balmain, but regardless of her style, she knows how to have fun.
WORKING WITH US We work with couples who would rather enjoy their day than direct it, and we let them do just that. We’ll get to know your tastes, personality and what’s important to you so that we can anticipate what you’ll want on the day. We aim for intimacy and spontaneity over cheesy and cliché, but we’re pro enough to know that staged photos are often a necessity.
We tend to be calm and discrete, but can also jump right into a rager—it’s all up to you! We also have superpowers that let us be everywhere and invisible at the same time, so you can relax and know that yeah, we got that photo…
ABOUT IVY Principal photographer, Ivy Reynolds currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her daughter, Valentine, and partner in crime, Derek Wood of Perpetual Education 🙂 She received her BFA in Photography from CCA in the Bay Area + has been shooting since a junior in high school. While at CCA she studied under Jim Goldberg, Todd Hiddo, Chris Johnson, and the late Larry Sultan (who still remains one of her biggest photographic influences). In 2016, Ivy decided to split her time between shooting commercially and events as “THE GOLD COLLECTIVE” and has never looked back!
OUR WORK We realize you want to see our work – and we want to show it to you! However, weddings are personal moments and we treat them with the respect and privacy they deserve. After we’ve discussed your goals, we’ll curate a selection of past work that aligns with your event, so that you can see more of what we’re all about.