"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment."
~ Ansel Adams
My name is Gina Garbero, and I want to tell your story. As a lifestyle photographer and photojournalist, my priority is capturing the reality of your moments. A successful photograph reveals true beauty; the image unfurls something essential about its subject. I want to record the principal, sacred moments of life: Your wedding, your milestone event, your rite of passage, or simply your portrait.
I thrive on connecting with clients as human beings, getting a sense of who they are and what makes them tick. My work involves more than getting the shot. I provide support, curate a scene, orient clients through the scene, and encourage them to be their authentic selves while I capture the images. I love catching candid moments—but always go in with a plan.
Weddings, milestone events, and portraiture are my passion. My professional experience is multifaceted, including celebrity, corporate, and nightlife photography. But after nearly a decade of doing this work, I’ve learned that my heart is in recording the extraordinary moments when people come together and lives change. To date I have photographed more than 100 weddings, as well as countless other events.
I am grateful for the opportunity to do this work. I saw this in sharp relief during 2017 when I feared I would have to give it up. Early in the year I was struck by a drunk driver and suffered catastrophic injuries that initially threatened to end my career. In the immediate aftermath, my physicians doubted that I would ever walk again unassisted. I put everything I had into my recovery, working hard with physical therapy to ensure that I could return to the work I love. Post-recovery brought more challenges, including rebuilding my client base after this hiatus. I am proud and gratified to be back on my feet and re-engaged in my career and my passion.
I consider it a tremendous honor to photograph my client’s weddings and milestones. I take that trust very seriously. I never stop learning, continuously study new techniques, and industry and aesthetic trends. Onsite, my focus is on my clients, their needs, and capturing the genuine emotion, setting, and spirit of their experience. I hope to hear from you soon.