“I am pleased to attest to the skill, professionalism and character that Gary Yon brings to his work as a photographer.
As director of investor relations for Kennametal, I worked extensively with Mr. Yon on production of our company’s annual report. It is imperative that every aspect of our annual report be representative of Kennametal’s commitment to excellence,and Mr. Yon proved to be worthy of the task. While his photography speaks to his considerable ability as an artist, it’s his cooperative nature and attention to detail that gave us the confidence to entrust him with such important work.”
Quynh McGuire, Director of Investor Relations at Kennametal
“The purpose of this letter is to provide a professional reference for Mr. Gary Yon, photographer, whom I have worked with over the past 3 years on projects involving professional portraits of our managers.
I have found Mr. Yon to be very customer focused and accommodating to meet the needs of my projects. Mr. Yon has a great sense of humor and has put my internal clients at ease immediately upon meeting him – and there have been some demanding personalities. He has handled large volumes of portraits in a respectable time frame and stayed on schedule and within budget.
I will continue to call upon Mr. Yon for professional portraits.”
Kimberly A. Butler, Vice President & Marketing Manager at BNY Mellon
“Our firm decided to update the professional photos of 30 members of our Western PA offices. The job required an off-site shoot with a full-body shot and a head-shot of each team member in a four hour window. With all of those variables, it was quite a challenge and Gary Yon was up for the challenge.
He actually made the experience enjoyable for a bunch of accountants who don’t like to have their picture taken!
We were also very happy with his prep and follow-up work. Feel free to call me for a personal recommendation.”
Beth Bershok, Regional Marketing Director at Herbein+Company, Inc.
“As I recall the early days in my career, while shooting as a videographer in the fast pace event circuit, I was always impressed with the style of Gary Yon. Gary would memorize the names of the wedding party and call them individually, as needed, regarding the best position for a group photograph. During the most active times of the celebration, when the excitement was very high, Gary was always at the right place and right time to capture the emotion of the event!
When our creative agency needed a photographer to travel to Florida to document the events of a sales meeting for Kennametal Inc., with over 500 sales people in attendance, Gary’s name was the first to come to mind! During this 5 day seminar, Gary captured posed portraits and candid moments. One such image of the CEO was used in corporate communications for three years after the event.
Gary Yon Photography is my go-to photographer for all occasions!!!”
Keith Brown, Mirage Advertising
“Gary Yon is a first rate photographer. Over the years, I used numerous professional resources for my photographic needs, encompassing everything from onsite visuals, to tooling-in action scenarios, to head and shoulders shots of executives. Gary’s deliveries took a backseat to no one. In fact, I’d rank him as the best photographer with whom I’ve worked.
He especially produced at a National Sales meeting in Orlando, Florida, a few years ago, a large group shot of about 500 people! He not only gave us a terrific memorable photo…but handled the time sensitive pressure of the shoot as well. All participants, including our CEO, were extremely impressed. I highly recommend him.”
Rudy Frank, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Kennametal Inc. (retired), Pittsburgh Valve and Fitting (present)
“I have been working with Gary Yon Photography for over 20 years. I own a video production facility in Pittsburgh and enjoy collaborating with Gary on projects. I have worked with numerous photographers and Gary stands out not just because of his creativity but he is also fun to work with. He takes the stress out of the shoot for the client. He has a great personality and connects well with people on all levels. Not only does he do fantastic corporate work but he is talented with event and personal portraits as well. I highly recommend Gary Yon.”
T J Clark, Owner, Video Masters of Pittsburgh