Widely regarded as one of the top five best wedding photographers in the world, Jerry Ghionis is based in Beverly Hills, California and Melbourne, Australia 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 natural magic on your wedding day but he creates magic of his own. His love and empathy for people creates powerful visual storytelling. With the innate ability to make everyone look and feel beautiful in front of his camera, Jerry’s images are often simple yet a complex blend of soul, drama, imagination and technical skill. Whether he is shooting a glamour session, lifestyle portrait or boudoir beauty, Jerry has the ability to bring out the best in any situation.

Jerry Ghionis

A Nikon USA Ambassador, Jerry was named in the first ever list of Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo Magazine. Grand Master of WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) and the most awarded photographer of that organization, Jerry has won their International Wedding Album of the Year Award for eight times among his long list of accolades and WPPI also included Jerry in their Top Five Wedding Photographers in the World. Jerry has won the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Victorian Wedding Photographer of the Year for 3 times and was also named as the 2011 Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year by the AIPP. For four times Jerry has achieved the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Diamond Level Photographer of the Year Award. In 2009 Jerry won the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) Photographer of the Year Award among 10 major awards. In 2011 Jerry was named by PDN Magazine as one of the top photography workshop instructors in the world. In 2014, Jerry received a United Nations IPC (International Photography Community) Photography Leadership Award.

Creator of the Ice Society, a photography training site, and designer of the Ice Light, a revolutionary LED continuous light, one of Jerry’s passions is the creation of his non-profit charity, the Soul Society, which he co-founded with his wife, Melissa. Their charity was created with the purpose of caring for poor, homeless and orphaned children in third world countries, one soul at a time. 2014 marked the launch of an app created by Jerry called, Picpockets: World’s Best Photographs. It is the “go to” app for photography education and inspiration. In 2014, Jerry reinvented the staple in every photographer’s tool kit with the Omega Reflector. Manufactured by Westcott, it creates gorgeous beauty lighting as the world’s first 10-in-1 shoot through reflector. In 2015 Jerry celebrated his 22 year career as a professional photographer by releasing his second book, Darling, that showcases over 200 of Jerry’s iconic wedding, portrait, fashion and boudoir photographs set against a backdrop of his philosophy on life, love and photography.

He continues to raise the benchmark of excellence as an artist who is admired and respected by his peers and loved by his clients.

Jerry is available for wedding, portrait, fashion, special event and speaking engagements anywhere in the world.

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The Ice Society turns 100!

Jerry Ghionis

 April 26, 2016 by Jerry Ghionis

I want to wish myself and the Ice Society (my photography training web site) a happy 100th chapter birthday!!! No one said you can’t wish yourself a happy birthday! I started this site over 8 years ago and have released a new chapter of information every month for 100 months!

People have told me that it’s like assisting me on every shoot. You’ll watch me shoot weddings, portraits, boudoir and fashion. You’ll learn lighting, posing, communication skills, business and marketing tips and much more. It’s the real world street smart of what you need to know to be a success in the industry.

To celebrate over 100 chapters of the Ice Society, we are introducing an all new permanent price of $149 (Usually $299 – Save $150). You will access all past chapters for free and the next 12 with your membership!


I want to thank Ice Society members for all your support over the years! I appreciate you indulging my passion for teaching and bringing out the best in people!

Ice Society Photography Training by Jerry Ghionis


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  1. Que maravilha descobrir na internet pessoa tão capacidada como o Senhor. Aprendi a gosta do seu trabalho e tento trazer pra meus simples e humilde casamento aqui no interior do Ceará Barsil.Vivo da fotografia, com dificuldade pois moro num onterior carente. Até pra comprar um equipamento se torna dificil. Quero dizer q com o q tenho tento imitalo. Parabéns Vc

  2. I’m just wondering you’re hiring. I’m very interested in working within Ice Society. I haven’t had an opportunity to indulge in your teachings, but someday I hope to call you Sifu.

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2015 Highlights of the Ice Society

Jerry Ghionis

 January 14, 2016 by Jerry Ghionis

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy watching me do what I love most! These clips are the 2015 highlights from my photography training site, the Ice Society. Enjoy!


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  1. I have always learnt something every time I watch a video of yours and your educational site has always given me inspiration. Congrats on the new awards and inspiring the industry Jerry

  2. Thanks for giving so much of your time to helping others in photography education. The Icelight will be my next purchase! (Maybe two… with the barn doors, who knows) 🙂

  3. Nice Jerry. It is wonderfully done. I have been on different wedding photography site. None of these have deployed such a technique of developing video-graphic presentation of works. Thanks buddy for an inspirational and warm presentation of your work. Hope it inspires a lot to develop creative ideas like you. With cheers 🙂 Ivan.

  4. Hi Sir.
    I wanted know about ice light and i wanted buy ice light where and which is the best and also one sugggestion about focusing in lens f2.8 mm lens if the couple standing where should i focus point sir for that focus what do you call for that ?

  5. Excellent Work…….It was eye opening experiences. First time to watch your full video and learnt a lot. I loved your lecture on B&H, but watching your video had gave me more real life situation experiences. Looking forward to seeing more of your videos. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you very much.

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Ice Light 2 Commercial – Ballet & Ice Light Baby

Jerry Ghionis

 December 19, 2015 by Jerry Ghionis

I am proud to release yet another brand new Ice Light commercial! Since the release of the first Ice Light commercial a couple of years ago (see below) I wanted to produce another creative offering. I didn’t want it to be a glorified infomercial but a creative way of showcasing the power and quality of the Ice Light. I had a vision of a dancer performing their routine whilst illuminating themselves with the Ice Light. There is nothing more graceful that a ballet dancer so I simply created a story around a dancer who rehearses their routine and then discovers and rehearses with the Ice Light. I don’t want to spoil it too much, so watch it for yourself. Don’t forget, the Ice Light 2 is on sale for a limited time. Save $50 and get 3 accessories for free (car charger, tungsten gel and a dual connector – value $120). US customers, buy your Ice Light here. Customers outside the US, please support your local Ice Light dealer.

And now…for something completely different, I want to share a video with you from an incredibly talented photographer, Daniel Martinez. He is also a rapper and I can’t believe how effortlessly he wrote this song with music from Triple Scoop Music. The video really sets the standard in how you can promote a cool (pun intended) product for a new generation. Love the Vanilla Ice and Queen references. Press play!!!


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Ice Light 2 commercial

Jerry Ghionis

 November 10, 2015 by Jerry Ghionis

I am proud to release a brand new Ice Light commercial! We had so much fun producing it! Win up to $2000 of Westcott products! To celebrate the release of the Ice Light 2, we are running a competition to create your very own Ice Light 2 commercial. Deadline is November 27, 2015. Click here for all the details and how to enter.

Don’t forget, the Ice Light 2 is on sale. Save $50 and get 3 accessories for free (car charger, tungsten gel and a dual connector – value $120). US customers can buy it here. Click here to find your closest international dealer.

Here is the original Ice Light commercial:


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The Wedding of Erin & Jeremy

Jerry Ghionis

 October 26, 2015 by Jerry Ghionis

Here is a slideshow of over 100 images from the wedding that won the 2015 AIPP Australian album of the year. I made this with Animoto and I’m still amazed at how fast and easy it is to create slideshow videos. I added a couple of video snippets shot with the 8mm app and music from Triple Scoop Music.
Click here to get 20% off Animoto Pro until October 31st with the code JERRY15 Enjoy!

Here is a tutorial on how the slideshow above was made.


13 thoughts on “The Wedding of Erin & Jeremy

  1. Thanks Jerry for sharing your tips to more than just a tutorial to use Animoto. I started using Animoto a few months ago but there were a few things you pointed out that will make a world of difference! I will strive to deliver a same-day-slideshow going forward!

    Attended your class at the 2015 PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. Thank you so much for sharing your lighting techniques!

    You are the best.


  2. i am a french people who live in taiwan,i discovered you on the web site of B and H on youtube and was fascinated by our video about the lighting,as you said i am agree with you when you can photogragh a wedding you can do everything and i really think that you are truly, one of the best photographer in the world,i am now starting to photograph wedding in taiwan in a very low level compare of you of course but i try to use some technics i saw on your video and look your pictures
    thank you again for all the video you put on the web for free and in the future if i win loto(joke) i would like to study with the ice academy and buy icelight too
    I’ m sorry,as you know certainly french people are very bad with English and hope you will understand my message with grammatical mistakes but i have to say too that chinese is harder to study
    thank you to be a photographer
    francois auduc

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