Hey! I'm so glad you're here.
My name is Van Gachnang and I'm a wedding photographer from southern Wisconsin. I'm a twenty-something dreamer continually searching for ways to better myself and learning to take hold of each day and make it better than yesterday. I'm a firm believer in looking for the best in everyone and everything, and being honest with the people in your life.
I'm definitely not new to photography, but over the years I've changed the way I look at my relationships with clients and how I can give you the best experience. I realized I don't love photography just for the feeling of creating and documenting, but also for the opportunity to serve! I've spent my adult life connecting with individuals on an intrapersonal level to understand their wants and needs, as well as finding out my own strengths and weaknesses along the way. Look at it this way- for me, photographing weddings is like cooking a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for your friends and family and genuinely enjoying spending time with them, feeding them until they're stuffed, and sending them home with yummy leftovers. I'm so delighted to serve people like you and luckily I've found a job that lets me do just that!
A little more about me: I'm a true outdoorsy girl, I'm an extroverted introvert (INFJ here!), and I love animals more than anything else in life. I'm married to the sweetest man, Rob, and am excited to experience life with him every day. I'm a vegan who loves to cook, I feel most at peace in the mountains, and I'll choose comfy leggings over jeans any day.
I can't wait to work with you and create a love story that you'll have to look back at for years to come and pass down to future generations. Let's do this!
"Cheers to Van!
She did an absolutely superb job capturing our intimate wedding ceremony. Her communication before, during and after the event was faultless. Van added her personal flair to our photos, which we love.
I'd recommend Van in a heartbeat, not only is she a fantastic photographer, she also added the extra thoughtful touches that so many photographers miss."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Van on several occasions and I have no reservations when saying that she is a wonderful person to work with. She's extremely talented, professional, and personable (which really helps when trying to not look staged in photographs!). I highly recommend you choose Van as your photographer - you won't regret it."