Jerry & Melissa Ghionis

"I've never seen a hand strap actually fit so perfectly."

I hurt my back a couple of years ago… it was a big problem. The chiropractors said, “Jerry, you have to take the weight of the camera off of you”. I’ve found that of all the solutions out there, this is actually a really cool one. When everything is on your waist, it’s comfortable.

Hear from Jerry about why he shoots with Spider – and check out the SpiderPro Dual Camera System, SpiderPro Hand Strap, Spider Monkey and Large Lens Pouch in action.

Widely regarded as one of the top five best wedding photographers in the world, Jerry Ghionis is based in Melbourne, Australia and Beverly Hills, California and travels frequently on international photography assignments and speaking engagements. With the flair of a fashion designer and the ingenuity of an architect, his style can be described where vintage glamour meets contemporary fashion. Renowned for his creativity, he not only has the ability to capture the natural magic on your wedding day but he creates magic of his own. His natural love and empathy for people creates powerful visual story telling.

Jerry was named in the first ever list of Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo magazine. He won the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) Wedding Album of the Year for eight times among his long list of accolades and WPPI included Jerry in their Top Five Wedding Photographers in the World. Jerry was also named as the 2011 Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year by the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). For four years in a row Jerry has achieved the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Diamond Level Photographer of the Year Award. In 2011 Jerry was named by PDN magazine as one of the top photography workshop instructors in the world.

Melissa has developed a reputation for her skills in creating and cultivating relationships and for her excellent customer service. A reputation she earned after 17 years of experience in the photography industry. After running a successful, award-winning studio in Boston, MA for over a decade she and Jerry now work together in their high-end studio in Melbourne, Australia and in Las Vegas, NV.