Gary West Productions stands as a testament to a lifelong passion for photography and a commitment to delivering unparalleled memories. With over 47 years of experience, our studio has become synonymous with Photographic Excellence.

Founded by Gary West, whose journey in photography began at the young age of  10 with his first Nikon camera, our studio has evolved into a cornerstone of photographic and video excellence. Gary’s early exposure to Hollywood glamour through his father’s connections with celebrity clientele ignited a spark that continues to fuel his dedication to capturing moments with precision and artistry.

From humble beginnings as a yearbook photographer and later as an Eastman-Kodak intern in Rochester, NY, Gary honed his skills and vision. His career took flight through roles at major studios and labs, culminating in the establishment of Gary West Productions—a place where creativity meets cutting-edge technology to immortalize life’s most precious moments.

Our studio has proudly served over 15,000 clients, spanning multiple generations. We are honored to continue capturing the milestones of families we've grown with, from weddings to the birthdays of grandchildren of our very first clients. This enduring trust speaks volumes about our commitment to excellence and the lasting relationships we cherish.

At Gary West Productions, we offer a comprehensive range of services under one roof. Whether it’s capturing the spontaneity of an event with our photo booths, crafting Reflection Montages that weave the story of your life, or creating custom prints and photo books that become cherished heirlooms, each service is tailored to your unique event.

Our dedication to innovation is exemplified by our latest offering, the Live Screen Surprise Show—an immersive experience where moments captured at your event are instantly projected on a large screen, creating unforgettable memories in real-time.

Beyond our technical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, what sets us apart is our genuine passion for storytelling. We take the time to understand your vision and weave it into each frame with insight and sensitivity. This personalized approach ensures that every photograph and video we deliver not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Gary’s partnership with Neysa, his wife and a seasoned wedding coordinator, adds a unique dimension to our studio. Together, they share a deep love for travel and photography, capturing moments across Hawaii, Europe, and beyond. Their combined passion and dedication infuse every aspect of Gary West Productions, creating an experience that is as enjoyable as it is memorable.

Join us at Gary West Productions, where passion meets professionalism, and every click of the shutter tells a story. Let us preserve your moments, turning them into timeless memories that you will cherish for years to come.

Contact us today and let’s start capturing your story together.


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About Gary West

Company founder Gary West has been passionate about photography since age 10 when he got his first Nikon camera.(see photo on the left side) His father, a Los Angeles eye surgeon with a celebrity clientele, encouraged Gary’s talent with visits to TV sets and movie premieres. To this day, these Hollywood experiences continue to fuel Gary’s passion for delivering first-rate photographic and video entertainment.

Gary’s career as a photographer blossomed quickly. At age 11, he was one of Pinecrest Schools’ yearbook photographers. A few years later, while studying at Cal State Northridge and working in the camera department at Fedco, the Eastman Kodak company took notice and selected Gary as an intern. Gary trained in photography at Kodak’s headquarters in Rochester, NY, and later worked in Kodak’s Hollywood lab as a color inspector.

After stints at pay-TV operator ONTV (National Subscription Television), Spectra-American Color Lab, and various photo studios in the Valley, Gary had built up his client base to the point where he established his studio, offering both photo and video services.

Gary met the person who would be his favorite subject in the early ’90s – comedian and actor George Burns. The two remained friends until Burns’ death at age 100 in 1996. In one of their final meetings, Burns provided Gary with some pearls of wisdom: “Stay with what you love.”

A few years later, while photographing a wedding, Gary met Neysa, a wedding coordinator who was working at the same event. Neysa ultimately became his wife, and a true photographic partnership was born. They married in 1998, and now have a combined family of five children.

In their spare time, Gary and Neysa love to travel with cameras in hand, especially to Hawaii and Europe, and to spend time with friends and family.