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The JNP Studios workshop was packed full of awesomeness (which I have more to post about) here is more from the live shoot with some of Jeff’s clients to test out some tilt-shift lenses. I was blessed to work with Tara & Dan. Check out Jeffrey’s e-session with them here, the colors in the shoot are rocking.

Tara & Dan were such a sweet little couple. In the short time I got to work them, their genuine care for others and each other really shined through. They were so comfortable with each other, it was such a treat to shoot with them. At one point when I was setting up a shot, I saw a peak of a tattoo on Dan’s wrist area. It looked like it could possibly be a whole arm tat, and I was thinking in my head “no way this sweet little couple and he has his arm done…na Gina you are just tired and hungry” Then I see it again and had to ask..”No way is that a full arm tat?” and they both just smiled.

Later I asked Dan rolling up his sleeves and showing it off and this yumminess is what we got.

  1. kirsten

    i want her whole outfit.

    and i love the photos. 🙂

  2. Rosaura Sandoval

    Love these photos! Loved meeting you too! 🙂

  3. Ryan

    Wow, some great stuff! I love the tat sleeve.

Remeber these two.

Liz & Bevan are that one of a kind couple. I remember getting the first phone call from Liz and she was super uber relaxed. She mentioned that her fiancé wouldn’t be in town till a week before their wedding because he is from New Zealand. A got a huge smile on my face. I had no idea what to expect when I met these two for their engagement session a week before their wedding (since we did all our booking over the phone). I love this anticipation of meeting new people.

These two just blew me away with their genuine love and excitement for each other. Bevan was such a gentleman and so considerate of Liz. His accent also adds 3,000 brownie points in my book. I think if I would have someone narrate my life, it would be Bevan. I just love how eloquent his speech is and the fun words like “query” are in his everyday speech. I seriously just marveled at him when he talked, it was so fun. Sorry Liz, I admit I was marveling 🙂

I seriously love these photos and how much real and happy emotion is captured in each one.  Their wedding was just as awesome as this session. Look for that post sometime next week.


  1. Monica Rysavy

    Beautiful images! They look very happy and I think you captured that well!

  2. Becky

    Love the nose crinkle in the first picture! I did a puppy shoot for a couple last summer and he was English. It definitely took me a little longer than normal to snap out of the daze his accent put me in and get in my groove! 🙂

This picture makes my heart flutter. I remember this moment exactly. I am so blessed to have amazing clients who share their love with me. Seriously, love these two..more from their engagement session & wedding soon.

  1. Briony

    love it! can’t wait to see more.

Steve & Amy, these two are it. They are hilarious, down to earth, relaxed yet outgoing, calm yet super driven. Even the way they hold each other just really shows the deep respect, friendship and love that they share. I have known Amy since she was in 5th grade because our families our close friends.  I really love Amy’s smile and just her sense of warmth. This has been her personality since she was 12 years old, and its so fun to capture it now… all grown up.

We started their session in the studio and then stopped and got some chai before we braved the cold once again. I always feel so honored when a couple chooses to open their hearts and share their story with me. We sat for about an hour just talking about their story and their wedding plans. It was so great and utterly refreshing. My best sessions are filled with stories, laughter and realness (if that is even a word) meaning… I want to capture who you are, not just posed moments and we get there by being real.

I don’t think they had any idea that I was playing around out my HD video, but I had a blast just capturing Amy tell their proposal story. Just look at the way she looks at Steve and vice versa. LOVE it. My favorite line would have to be ” I lost my brain…”

Real couple. Real story. Real love. Song (I do not take any credit for music): Life, Love & Laughter Donavon Frankenreiter

  1. vanessa

    love the proposal video! so sweet and so cute! what a great idea g!! they are adorable together!

  2. Alexandra

    Amaaaazing. I love the photos and the video is just perfection. Great work 🙂

  3. leah

    I didn’t know you did video?! So sweet! I looove how comfortable they are together, you can just feel the warmth in their relationship.

  4. Jessica

    AWESOME post, photos, and video!! You’re making things happen!

  5. sarah

    this is SO awesome gina! love it.

  6. melissa oholendt

    Love the video – they are so adorable! I love it when she’s like, “I’m like a little bird.” So sweet.

  7. AmyKingman

    Gina!!! I had no idea you were videoing! Haha. Nice job. That was so much fun and your pictures are awesome. Thank you so much for that great day. Steve loves you,too.

  8. Kirsten

    l.o.v.e. LOVE it.

  9. Anna Kingman

    What a beautiful job you did on the photos! I just saw them and thought, “now there is the Steve and Amy I know.” Thanks for capturing that- it makes me even more excited for them.

Meet Ali + Shanna. I went to high school with Shanna and was so elated when she called me about capturing her wedding day. Shanna and I have a lot in common and we had a great time catching up during their session. I also found out that her man Ali and I also have a lot of injuries in common as well, those darn knees. They both have such an awesome style and showed up with some great outfits. My favorite part of the session was Ali’s ‘mean mug’ face, I couldn’t help but bust out laughing everytime he did it.  We had a perfect summer night in Uptown and closed down the session with a BEAUtiful sunset.

1s_02832untitled-113shannaali_retouch027untitled-63shannaali_retouch026untitled-151untitled-73And then BAM we found this ridiculously amazing green wall!0untitled-2Then time for an outfit change and the beautiful golden summer sunset light came out to join us. shannaali_retouch036untitled-112untitled-91shannaali_retouch037untitled-171untitled-132untitled-191untitled-181shannaali_retouch057s_0786

  1. melissa oholendt

    Cute! I love the sunset – so gorgeous. Her eyes are amazing.