about this blog


Every bride dreams of the picture perfect wedding … and so, of the perfect wedding pictures. I’m certain this has a lot to do with how strongly our memories are shaped by photographs as visual evidence, particularly of beauty and happiness. And it probably has quite a bit to do with the few tangible things we keep after the wedding: the spouse, the rings, the photographs. But the truth is that bad photographs (translate: less than perfect ones) occasionally happen to perfectly well-meaning couples. So much goes into creating the picture perfect wedding, and hiring a good photographer is an important step. But everything from cultivating exquisite decor to planning a realistic itinerary and wearing the right gown counts. I realize that photographers are supposed to be the silent and unbiased observers. I do realize that. But what we photographers see and don’t say might count for a thousand words … or a thousand beautiful photographs. (Pursuing the) Picture Perfect Wedding is meant to be an aesthetic critique of weddings, full of tips on how to work with your photographer and how to get the most out of your photography; notes on trends in wedding fashion, florals, and decor; interviews with wedding industry innovators; and the very occasional rant on avoiding fashion disaster. Over the last ten years, my work has taken me to weddings traditional and non-traditional, religious and civil, rural and urban, high-end and handmade, in places as far east as China, west as Scotland, south as Mexico, and every sort of destination in between. I’m here to tell you what works … and what doesn’t.

about Gia


Gia is a globe-trotting photographer and writer who, along with her husband and doggy, happily considers Los Angeles home base. She holds an MFA in writing from California Institute of the Arts, and hopes to put the degree to good use some day. This blog might be a step in the right direction.  See more of her work {here}.

– gia (at) giacanali (dot) com
– photo credit: top, Gia Canali; bottom, Matthew Manus

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  1. Pingback: pixel magix blog » album design ~ courtesy of gia canali

  2. lindsay uhrich

    love your blog gia! so inspiring…beautiful images…with a truly unique perspective. thank you 🙂

  3. Eclectic E


    I was wondering if you could give me any info on the dress that Jillian wore on her wedding day from the post “Jillian & Dax’s Romantic Handmade Everything California Mountain Elopement” I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I was wondering if she had a pattern or if she just went with it. I would really like to re-create it. I have been swooning over it since the very first time you posted it. I tried to look at the comments on the post because I believe you said she had linked or said what pattern she had used but I can’t get all the comments to come up on my computer. Please help me out!!

    Eclectic E

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