Gina is a freelance writer turned freelance photographer. She began as a writer - covering food, events, and beer. Her articles often requested accompanying photos and so she decided to take matters into her own hands. Since then she has cultivated her photography talents through continuing education at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and in addition to magazine photography, she has moved on to shooting portraits, engagements, families and weddings as her own small business. She has even taken on some impressive jobs including shooting for clients such as director Kevin Smith, and renowned street artist Shepard Fairey, but her favorite subject to shoot will always be her rescue dog Swiss Miss.
I love capturing things, moments, and people at their finest. Days and weeks can turn into a blur, and sometimes we don't take the time to appreciate our surroundings that can be quite majestic. "Stop and smell the roses" as some say, but in this case "stop and photograph the roses". Be it a gorgeous sunset, and striking piece of architecture, a well-crafted meal or simply a moment shared between two people - these moments are precious and deserve the preservation a photograph can provide.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
During my engagement shoots, I like to bring the couple a bottle of champagne to pop. It is just a small gesture to show that they are celebrated, and it also makes for some awesome photographs.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
My photo of the Shepard Fairey mural in Providence, RI was the cover of Motif Magazine in 2019.
A fun fact about this photographer
In addition to being a photographer, I am also a nail technician. I love my job where I have built up a loyal clientele over the past 8 years. I truly love making my clients feel important and I've made some awesome friends over the years. I have even traveled to Los Angeles to do nails for a Tom Ford fashion show where I worked on models such as Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid.