Alternative Standards is a California and Mexico-based photographer & videographer specializing in weddings, events, and editorials around the globe. Inspired by revelry, color, culture, and architecture, ALT STD captures each story with poetic authenticity, reflecting the unique character of each subject. Our goal is to provide memories that are truly timeless and evoke a sense of nostalgia. We don't settle for basic; we are for those who seek something different, something elevated that stands apart from the rest. We cater to people who set, create, and crave Alternative Standards, whether it be for love, fashion, legacy, travel, or passion.
Welcome to the digital scrapbook! Here, you'll find a summary of my thoughts, amazing days I've captured for clients, and creative projects I'm proud of. It’s more than a portfolio, it’s love made into art. Peak around, I think you'll like it here.
"Gem's imagery has single handedly skyrocketed my business. She is an incredible person and is ever more amazing at what she does. She got my work featured in Apartment Theory and business has been booming ever since!"
"Best photographer there is! Creative, fun, and easy to be around. Gem made our wedding day so amazing, my family hasn’t stopped talking about how they’re the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen! 'Straight out of a magazine!'"
"She was the absolute best hype girl - and again just celebrated our love and made us feel more in love with every picture."