Monday, November 30, 2009

Awesomesauce Distaso Crew!

I had the honor of photographing superstar Joanne Distaso and her beautiful family this past weekend, and Yes..... my butterflies were going CRAZY!!!... She is so super and I did not want to disappoint her....

The peek will come a bit later, but I wanted to share with you the experience of capturing these moments with this awesome family.....
Joanne, I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed spending my afternoon with you and your beautiful family... :)
Love you awesomsauce... :)

The Super-Cool Distaso Family from onward films on Vimeo.

Thank you to the stud filmaker with that robotic arm for capturing such beautiful moments.... Chris, you are amazing... :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

because Giving is Awesome!

You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone who can’t afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.

You know someone. I guarantee it.
I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography — $1250 worth to be exact. It’s in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season.
Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $300 print credit. What better reason to show some love could there possibly be?

The rules:
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
* They must reside in the Southern California area
* Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.
* You must e-mail me the full story to by December 15th.
The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve — get nominating! I can’t wait to read all of your entries!

Last year we helped this program raised over $565,000 worth of custom photography to families across the globe. We’re looking to double that total and hit the $1,000,000 mark this year. Of course, we need you to help! The premise is simple: think of someone you know who deserves custom photography but can’t afford it. Nominate them to win it. Enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling you brought to the world.

Open your heart to someone this holiday season — and thank you for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

Love, Gina

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Please inquire for pricing and more information.. :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ready for some COOL designed cards?...

coming up next!!!! :)

Pricing will be available upon request...

Meet my new BFF Maiya

Yup... She sure is...

Let me just tell you... This little girl has a personality that will just melt your heart... Well, she did mine and that is why she is my new BFF.. We could of hung out all day... Maiya, make sure you tell your mom to bring you over anytime.. :)

Here is just a small peek of our afternoon together... :) Enjoy!!!!

a little bit of hopscotch fun!!!!

a little bit of "Squeeze your parents together and make them giggle" kinda fun.. :)

and giving her parents of a little bit of alone time... Kinda!!!! :)

Oh Maiya... How cute you are.. :)

I love this girl!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Meet the Williams Family...

Pretty darn cute, I must say... :)

I had a great time on this session... The family was awesome, the kids were awesome.. and the light in the back of their home... Pure yumminess... :) I kept going till the light was no more... aaaaaah!... awesome...

Heidy, here is just a small sneak peek with many more to come your way soon.. :) Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Slurpee fun... :)

I remember the days, when getting a Slurpee was a real treat for us kids... It would be a special day, the last day of school, maybe a minimum day or my birthday... We as kids were so excited... My Dad would get his traditional lemon lime gatorade, and we would go straight to the Slurpee machine... fill them up, then take some sips of it, and fill them up again... you know.. we had to get all we could at that one visit... :)

I'm on a quest of capturing those same memories as I had in my own children.. I want them to experience all the fun things that my brothers and I experienced when we were young... and one of those memories was going to the 7-11 and getting a Cola Slurpee... ;) Yum... We were off...

at first taste.. "Mom, this is kinda of spicy" Ha...

Now, they have all kinds of flavors, a new one.. Mango peach.. Hmmmm.) I still love my cola..

I really don't think they cared for the taste at first, but they were so gracious enough to not tell me to my face.. Only whispers to each other and 90% filled cups when we got back in the car.. Ha... :)

then, some tee time.. :)