We are Boyd & Gabby Photography, a husband and wife team based in Hickory, NC. We specialize in lifestyle wedding photography and portraiture. We've been shooting together since 2013. We love being a part of people's lives.  Being a photographer allows you the opportunity to see each person you photograph personality to shine.  God has made us all unique and different and as photographers we love to try and capture that essence on camera.  Our style is very natural, focusing on genuine moments and expression. 

Why Families?

       We LOVE Families! Getting to see how each person adds their own unique quirks and personalty to their Family's dynamic is so beautiful. Family sessions to us are special moments where we get to see small glimpses into the lives of real people.  

Why Weddings?

       Being able to capture one of the most important days in a person's life is kind of a big deal to us: the exact moment a man and woman become husband and wife. Marriage means a lot to us, being the beautiful portrayal of the gospel lived out. Every wedding we shoot is a new experience: new people, new places, and new friends.

We would be honored to preserve your memories.

-Boyd & Gabby Johnson


Favorite Color: Purple!

Favorite Book(s): The Bible. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket.    Pretty much all adventure, fiction, fantasy. 

Favorite TV Show: We're married so basically everything Boyd watches I watch too, LOL. 

Something disliked: FEET! And mushrooms (EEW!), waking up early.

Favorite Beverage: Lady Grey tea, lattes, and ice cold water!

Favorite Video Game: Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Donkey Kong, Smash Bros.

More about me: Hmm...about me? Well, I'm Cuban, Japanese, and German. A weird combo I know. I don't speak any of those languages. I am, however, fluent in American Sign Language. I was born in Florida, but have lived in North Carolina most of my life, and I love it here. I was given my first camera in 10th grade and that really started my passion for photography. I took it with me everywhere. I had no idea what I was doing at the time, but I loved capturing the world around me at every opportunity I had. 

I am also a mommy to our sweet little girls Zoey & Quinn and I love every moment! 

Most of all, who am I? A child of the King. 



Favorite Color: Cyan?

Favorite Book(s): The Bible. And Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc.

Favorite TV Show: Dr Who, Warehouse 13, Psych, Once Upon A Time, Pokemon, Full Metal Alchemist, Inuyasha, Bleach, Walking Dead

Something disliked: Pickles, olives, anchovies, banana peppers (with a passion), and French roast coffee.

Favorite Beverage: Coffee.

Favorite Video Game: Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mario, Forza, Pokemon, Smash Bros.

More about me: I was born and raised in Hickory, NC. (technically Newton, but no one ever knows where that is, so I say Hickory). I love my God and my family very very much! Seeing where He's taking us as a family and a business is always exciting! I got my first camera from my grandfather around age 13, an old film camera, which was what really got me started into aperture, shutter speed, and film. I always remember enjoying the smell of a new roll of film. Also the smell of coffee.

I've always tended to be fairly observant, and I think that shows up in how I shoot. I'm always watching for fleeting moments and expressions that really tell the stories that you remember. 


Photo by Katelyn Shelley Photography

Photo by Katelyn Shelley Photography