Kyra Cavanaugh

President of Life Meets Work Inc.

I’ve hired Gary to do headshots for me twice and both times they’ve been utterly amazing. He took headshots of me back in 2008 that were so good and so timeless that I was able to use them for many years. The ones he took of me and some of my team members recently are even better. We’ve gotten endless compliments on them already!

A consummate professional and a genuinely warm person, Gary is the only photographer I want to work with. I simply can’t recommend him highly enough.

Chuck Benya

Director of Development at Thrive

Gary is extremely easy to work with, professional but friendly, and flexible. I’ve hired him over the past two-years to shoot various special events. Prior to each event, we had phone conversations about how the organization was using the photographs (marketing, social media, annual report, etc.). I felt totally confident in his ability and talent and was thrilled with the results: he expertly captured so many of the details of Vital Bridges and Howard Brown Health Center’s events that we wouldn’t have otherwise. Gary is the unobtrusive, always present photographer that captures the right moment. He is also adept at the posed shot, too. The digital negatives and requested resolutions were delivered promptly.

I feel very confident that each organization’s investment in its event photography was worth it. I would definitely recommend Gary’s services!

Kevin Boyer

Head of Blippar Chicago / Director of Business Development

We have hired Gary Ward for client events for several years. He has photographed special events, securing great posed and candid shots, and has also done professional head shots for ourselves and our clients. His work is excellent. He has a great creative eye and ensures that the subject matter is presented in the best possible manner.

Jennifer Wilkie

Senior Technologist at CH2M HILL

Gary of G. Thomas Ward Photography was not only a master of equipment and lighting, he knew how to give me direction. The result was the most natural and professional headshot I’ve ever had taken. By providing assistance with makeup, direction during the photo shoot, and guidance in photo selection, Gary made me look my best.

David Fink

Owner, Acorn Theater

I’ve used Gary to photograph me for business purposes for both portrait and event photography. The results were really good. He gave me what I wanted and has the talent to give me good images that I couldn’t clearly articulate ahead of time. I could tell him the idea of what I wanted and he would make it happen. We got valuable publicity in print media due to the images Gary provided.


Medical Residency

I needed to put my best ‘shot’ forward, a professional portrait photograph for a medical residency application. This was not an experience I was looking forward to, but I had to get it done. After an extensive internet search, I instinctively select ‘G. Thomas Ward Photography’! I exchange e-mails with upload requirements, discuss pricing and make an appointment with Gary. Very business like, so far so good! Apprehensively, I walk down a nice quiet neighborhood street. Gary invites me into his beautiful dwelling, and immediately, I felt like I am visiting a friend. Gary and Tanya put me totally at ease, got down to work on me with, of course, wonder bundle `Sirius’ supervising: outfit, makeup, hair, pose, smile and “voila!” within less than two hours, I have a series of shots to choose from the gallery. It was a ‘BLAST!’ I got more than the best shot. I felt confident at the end of the session and had the most memorable experience. Thank you very much, Gary, Tanya, and Sirius.