Gilbert Horst Photo

hello, there.

I'm Gilbert—a photographer, a pediatric healthcare researcher, a brother, a partner, and a lover of dogs, bourbon, and putting Tabasco on everything.
I started taking photographs as a little kid when I found my grandmother's old Pentax film camera in the basement; I took it everywhere with me until its eventual death.

Learning photography with film taught me the importance of a single photo. If you flip through my parents' wedding album, you’ll see 50 prints that they will treasure forever—which seems crazy today. As a wedding photographer, I strive to treat every photograph with the same care and reverence, knowing that someone will be treasuring something I created.


recent work 


“Gilbert is one of those rare photographers that goes deeper. He truly wants to get to know you and can shoot anything. We did our photos in the middle of a protest in Paris and he nailed it! Highly recommend him. Have fun!”
-Logan and Jess



“Gilbert is everything you want in a wedding photographer - responsive, flexible, easygoing, and most importantly, knows what he’s doing. And, his prices are a steal! Highly recommend working with him - my husband and I are thrilled with our gorgeous photos.”
-Regina and Drew

“Gilbert took absolutely stunning engagement photos of me and my fiancé in Washington, DC. We started early to get the lighting right, and the results were spectacular—great shots in and around the monuments, in Chinatown, and in the park where we got engaged. So, nature, urban, and monuments, Gilbert has the perfect lens! 
As a bonus, Gilbert is super easy to get along with, interested in giving you exactly what you’re looking for, and a REALLY REALLY gifted photographer. 
I had wanted to do another engagement shot in my home state, and honestly, after Gilbert’s photos we didn’t really need any others. I have recommended him to every bride I know, as well as to corporate events, where he has also done a great job! 
-Alexandra and Elliot



“We were very relaxed about our wedding day and willing to go with the flow about most things, but one thing was a non-negotiable: we wanted stunning photos that we would love looking back on. Gilbert delivered that and more! Gilbert went above and beyond to accomplish our photo dreams and jumped in with creative ideas and direction when we needed it. Some of his ideas ended up being our favorite photos! The whole experience working with Gilbert was fun, professional, and stress-free. We were astounded when we got our photos back - we couldn’t stop looking at them and now two years later we are still obsessed with them!! Gilbert captured our personalities and the spirit of our relationship and our wedding day.”
-Elsa and Gustavo