Let us Illustrate your Story


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Welcome to Gemini and the Bear!  We are so happy to have you here and honored to be considered as the photographer for your important life event. 

Ryan Purcell is one of Atlanta’s most renowned photographers, boasting over 12 years creating and capturing noteworthy moments. He has been honored multiple times by Creative Loafing as Atlanta’s Best Photographer and his work has been in publications nationally and internationally.

Jenevieve Purcell has more than a decade of experience in logistics, event planning and production.  She perfected her craft out on the open road touring with bands, where high pressure situations demanded creative and swift solutions.

Our love story began with an invite to a BBQ.  The two of us met and bonded over chicken wings, bowling and photography.  Our romance was a whirlwind and it wasn’t long before we realized we wanted to spend our lives together.  Six weeks after meeting we were on top of a Ferris wheel with our best friends vowing our love and lives to one another.  From the start we have always made a great team.  We have worked on numerous projects together from festivals to concerts to events around the country.  One day a friend asked if we would photograph their wedding, we agreed and the rest is history!  We quickly realized we both had a passion for wedding and family photography thus Gemini and the Bear was born.

When you book with us we do everything in our power to assist in making your day the best and most relaxing it can be.  Leading up to the wedding we put together a shot list for you (of course you are always welcome to create your own), meet for a relaxed consultation over dinner and/or drinks and work with you to build a schedule.  Once on site we will come prepared with a “bridal survival kit” and be there to help in anyway you may need, whether it be holding your bouquet during photos, reeling in Uncle Bob, or grabbing you a refreshing beverage.  Oh, and we will take gorgeous photos for you too!

In addition to photography we also offer videography and photo booth services.  Please call or email to book with us today. 

Let us illustrate your love story!