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    The Art and Photography of Gary C. Gay.


  Gary was given his first camera at 12 a 110 Instamtic for Christmas.   

   At 17 he bought his first professional camera a Canon A1 and soon after built his first darkroom, to hand

 print his own work in Color and Black & White.

   Gary graduated with a degree in photography from North Georgia Technical and Vocational School,

  Clarkville, Georgia which has one of the top rated photography programs in Georgia.

   Gary then spent a year working, at Studio West, as a photographer and lab manager.

    In 1991, Mainland Photography Studio was opened in Brunswick, Georgia.

    An artist above all else Gary loves what  he does. 

    As you can see by his passion for Landscape Photography.

    Beach Photography  People have travel from all areas of country to have Family and 

  Children photography by Gary on the Beaches of South Georgia and North Florida.

 Gary also loves beach wedding photography. And know thier sometime special about these timeless images.

      Storytelling Wedding Photography.

 Gary's specialize in Storytelling Wedding Services. Gary blends his background in Fine Art and Fashion

  with a Photojournalistic Style to create images that are Timeless, Unique, Captivaitng.

  He also likes to have fun at weddings and works to make all family and formal pictures as quick and painless   as possible. 

  Gary calls his style Storytelling Weddings with a Zen approach.  ( He goes with the flow.)

  For No Worry destination wedding photography. Gary is use to the chaos and drama of  wedding days.

  Part of his job is make sure the formal photography process painless. Yet still comes away with those wow

  shots that you will treasure for a life time.

   As a professional photographer he has photograph hundreds of weddings. Having learning about weddings

 from  both side of the camera.  Gary knows to watch for special moments, classic shots and small details. 

 To tell your wedding story with the emotions of your day, capturing  your friends and families.

  After the wedding digital magic is added.  

  Gary's only set rule at wedding events is he will not take table shots at reception.

 Why?  He never takes pictures while anyone is eating .  With the exception of the cake cutting of course.

  Also they are boring, and he likes to do huggee shots.  (Groups shots, where everyone is hugging.)

  Classic does not mean every picture is perfectly posed.  It just means a little fixing is done to make everyone 

  looks good for the camera.

                Gary has also been involed  with Comic Books his whole life. 

                In 2011 he waa a Stand in for Oliver Platt in X-Men First Class Movie.

                A Big Part of X-Men was filmed in Brunswick, Georgia and Jekyll Island Georgia.

          Xmen First Class photos

               Nigth filming on set of X-Men First Class.  Jekyll Island Pier.


                                      X-Men Battle Ship Gary filmed on.

          Jelyll Island film set 

                            Jekyll Island Beach Film Set X-Men First Class. 

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           See Mainland Comic Facebook Page: For Full Dates. 

                         2021 Comic Con .           Mainland Comics Shows:

                               Tampa Bay Comic Con    Tampa, FL 

                                             July 30-Aigist 1    2021


    Gary Family :   




                                        Elvis & Family  September 2016 

                    To see more of Mat & Courtney Children Portraits see little ones.

                    Award Winning Landscape Photography.  

          Mono Lake, California. 2004


                              Gary in blizzard Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 2007.

       Gary Valley of fire state park, nevada.  Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada 2010.

                   Gary 2012  January 2012

     October 15, 2016  Nicki and Bradon Wedding.

    Featured Speaker at First Ever Galmour Goddesses Workshop. Tampa Florida. 

  Purchase some of Gary award winning Landscapes and  Wall Art that a writer at Brunswick News called  "Breathtaking."

 Gary is the Number One Rank Landscape Photographer of Jekyll Island State Park, Georgia in the world.          Landscapes   Jekyll Island  Jekyll Island State Park, Georgia is one of the South best keep secrets:

 Stunning Beaches:  Historic Faith Chapel and the Historic Cottages of some of the most famous families in America.

        Jekyll Island  wedding photographer. Jekyll Island wedding photography.     Jekyll Island weddings

       St. Simons Island Wedding 200 hundred wedding inside and outside this beautiful Historic Chapel.      Epworth by the Sea

       To see:  St.Simons Island Beach  photography & Jekyll Island beach photography.  Beach Photography

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Sierra Club.

 Professional Potographers Of America.

 Georgia Professional Photographers Association. 

  I wish to thank a few  mentor's and friends in Photography who have helped and inspired me along the way.

   (Big Daddy) Don Blair.   Tim Kelly.    David and Linda Smith .  

 Ansel Adams.    Tony Sweet.   

Tom Till.  And all the other photographers I have learned with and been inspired by.

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     Studio (912) 265-1205      Cell (912) 399-9033   

           Mailing Address:  Mainland Photography

                                       119 Helmich Drive

                                      Brunswick, GA 31520