I hate having my picture taken (I always end up looking like I'm stoned) and put off having it done for as long as possible. However, I do contract work for a company that needed one to use in their advertising and the one I sent in was embarrassing, so I finally started looking for someone who could help me. Gil stood out because he had some nice samples on his site. When I filled out the form for a price quote, he was the first one to respond with an individualized message, and his packages/prices were very reasonable. However, I didn't want just a standard headshot. I sent Gil a few examples of what I was looking for and he said he could work with me to get what I wanted.
Working with Gil was a wonderful experience. He went out of his way to accommodate my desire for something beyond the traditional. We tried a number of different poses, based on the examples I had sent him. He was very kind, professional and put me at ease. His response and turnaround time on providing me with the final pictures were amazing - he even worked on a holiday weekend to get them to me!
I cannot say enough great things about Gil. If you're looking for a photographer who listens to you and really takes into consideration your needs/desires, then he's your guy :)