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Life & Love By Gia

San Diego, San Diego

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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Capturing love at every major chapter of your life!
San Diego based lifetime photographer for couples and families.
In a flash, photography allows me to capture the love in everyday moments. It honors and celebrates who you truly are at each milestone, and allows me to tell your life story – one chapter at a time!

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20 October 2020

We got married in La Jolla last November 2019 and Gia was our photographer. Highly recommend! We now have many photos that really capture the magic of the day. Gia and her assistant were not up in our faces at all, we hardly noticed them for candid shots, we just enjoyed our special day. So happy we chose Gia and had a quality, affordable, LGBT-friendly photographer! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

21 September 2020

Gia photographed our sons amazing Wedding day. We absolutely loved the photographs. Gia is fun and easy to be around and also was not obtrusive at all to the flow of the beautiful day. We are thoroughly happy with our choice in hiring Gia! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

14 August 2020

We had a great experience with Gia! She really does a great job of not only making us feel comfortable during the process but she also made it fun! We really appreciated her flexibility with our schedule. We were very happy with our photos! We highly recommend Gia to be part of your special day! More...

Reviewed on The Knot

14 August 2020

I’ve been using Gia for photo shoots the past 4 years. She did a fantastic job on our wedding and grateful of her work. She is very professional, patient and always brings my vision to life . I refer her to all my family and friends. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

13 August 2020

Gia is such a creative, loving and amazing photographer! She captures the moments perfectly and guides the couple through an easy no hassle engagement session. Would recommend her a million times to anyone looking for awesome photos for their big day. More...

Reviewed on The Knot

25 November 2019

Gianina was such a great photographer for our wedding! About 3 years ago, my husband's family hired Gianina for a family portrait session on the beach in Del Mar. The photos came out SO well, once we got engaged, we knew we had to hire Gianina to photograph our wedding. We started planning our November 2019 wedding in the summer of 2018, so we had almost a year and a half of planning and Gianina was one of our first hires. So for almost a year and a half Gianina helped us every step of the way, answering questions, giving expert advice, making sure our photo package matched our needs, etc. The day of, it was just so perfect. Gianina expertly organized the first look before the ceremony. With her assistant, they captured all the great little details of the ceremony and reception. Other than the posed photos, I can't even think of a time I remember them taking photos, they were not all up in our faces. We are so happy with the end result, we have beautiful photographs that really capture the love that day. Highly recommend! More...

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30 October 2019

We had our family pictures done at old Poway park and Gianina was on time and well prepared. We have 3 kids and she was very patient and flexible with our family and was able to capture some amazing pictures of our family. She was very quick to get our final pictures back to us and made the entire process easy from start to finish. Looking forward to doing more photo shoots with her in the future! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

29 October 2019

This was our first professional family photo shoot with our brand new baby boy so I didn't know what to expect. I'll have to say it's a bit of challenge to smile, look natural all while holding a wiggling 18 pound baby but Gianina made us feel very relaxed and the shoot was actually super fun! She captured us all so happy and in the moment. I also had a couple ideas and a vision I was looking for that she helped me bring to light in the finished product. We are very happy with our photos and she did an absolute amazing job. If you are looking for a photographer for any special moment in your life you will not be disappointed with her work. We will definitely be using her in the future to capture our the next big day. Thanks again Gianina, you are so very talented!!! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

29 October 2019

My now wife and I shopped months for a wedding photographer before we came across Gianina. After a few short communications with her, we knew she was exactly what we needed. Her professionalism and ability to coordinate our circus of friends and family to create a 5-Star photo album was second to none. Not a single picture was missed. She knew exactly where to go for the best shots and took walking distances and terrain into consideration when we were out for the post wedding pictures. After all the photos were cleaned up she sent us a package with all the photos on a thumb drive and some prints. The services rendered by Gianina and her assistant were a steal for the money, to which was a fabulous price in comparison to most of the groups we investigated. Thank you for everything G and we will be passing your card around whenever possible.Cheers,P&H More...

Reviewed on Yelp

7 February 2019

My family and I hired Gianina to take our holiday family photos. She was on time, pleasant, and professional. We had a wonderful and fun experience and our photos were of exceptional quality!

Reviewed on Google Maps

6 February 2019

I hired G Galleria Photography for a Product Shoot. She came on-time and prepared with all her equipment. My products consisted of Sterling Silver jewelry, vases, bowls and home art pieces. I was blown away with the finished product! All the photos were clear, clean and detailed capturing all my pieces. Her turn time was very quick and I was able to access all the photos from an online gallery that was set up just for me. I was able to download all the photos very easily. I highly recommend Gianina for any photography needs. She is very easy to work with and made my vision a reality! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

5 February 2019

I hired Gianina for a product shoot. She is professional, on time and friendly. I received the photos in a digital form and her turn around time is extremely fast. I recommend her to all my family and friends. Don't hesitate! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

2 February 2019

Had our family pictures taken this past weekend with Gianina and I have to say first of all, I love them! Gianina was on time, professional and had great ideas. She was so great with my kids and they were very comfortable with her. We did her holiday mini session and are very pleased. And she said she would have the pictures done in about a week and 2 days later they were in my Drop Box! Very prompt! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

1 February 2019

I recruited Gianina to take photos for a charity event I was hosting. Not only did the photos turn out amazing she was very friendly and interacted well with the guests. We had discussed what I was looking for prior to the event and she nailed my request!! The turn-around on editing the pictures and returning them to me was very reasonable. I would use her services again! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

1 January 2019

Gianina was the photographer for my daugther's wedding and did a great job.  She was early for the event, which was great for her to get pictures of the site and people arriving.  The wedding was on a cliff on the side of the ocean and not the easiest location to photograph, however the pictures she took came out amazing. She really got some beautiful pictures of the bride and groom that really shows their love for one another, which is priceless.  She was awesome with the bride and I appreciate her documenting this once in a lifetime event for our family. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

24 October 2018

I selected Gianina as my wedding photographer and I could not be more happy with choosing her. Her skills of capturing candid moments, paired with her great attention to detail to take posed photos but still make them appear natural, are truly unmatched. Not only did she manage to document such a special day for us, she gave us a sneak peak within 24 hours of our Big Day and completed the whole package that we ordered in less than a week. I cannot say enough great things about Gia and her company. Needless to say, if/when I have more monumental moments in my life, this is the only photographer I will utilize moving forward in San Diego because I know I can count on her doing a superb job! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 September 2018

Wow!!! What a wonderful experience and beautiful photos Gianina took of our family. We did a photo-shoot during sunset at the beach and we are thrilled with how the pictures turned out. In addition to being a great photographer, Gianina has awesome editing skills and was able to remove all the seaweed and make the beach and sunset look amazing! Also, her turnaround time of the finished images was incredibly fast; delivered my digital prints to Dropbox in only 4 days! An added plus is that she was great with my boys and put them at ease during the photo-shoot (not easy to do with 10 & 6 year olds!) as well as being very professional and friendly at the same time. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

21 May 2018

This is as good as it gets. We went with Gia after a recommendation and we were not disappointed! We booked Gia for my Lao Wedding Ceremony and she was everything you would expect from a photographer, patient, prompt, professional, friendly, easy-going and obviously talented. She was great to work with and I plan on using her again for future events!If you are looking for a photographer in the San Diego area with reasonable prices, look no further! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

24 October 2016

Gianina is the best photographer in town! She really makes you feel comfortable, gives great direction and captures the best angles in every shot. She takes the time to make sure you get the picture that you envisioned and quickly gets the photos in your hands. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 August 2016

I booked Gianina for a bridal shower and for my Dogs 10th birthday shoot. What I like about her is that she can shoot anything. I have seen her photos from weddings, engagement shoots, bridal showers, boudoir and more. She can do it all so I knew that she would be open to shooting my dog. The pictures are beautiful and something I can have forever. Gianina was great to work with. She was easy to schedule time with, she has a good eye, she is professional and she also does a great job editing her photos. She is reasonably priced too! I would definitely book with her again. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

1 April 2015

For the past 2 years, Gianina (G Galleria Photo + Art) has been our GO TO photographer for our Annual Blondes vs Brunettes Flag Football Game benefitting the Alzheimer's Association and the photos are always fantastic!  She catches every action shot and every awesome candid showcasing the fun of the game as well as the meaningful expressions of those attending for the cause.  Incredible attention to detail, quick turn around and highly recommended! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

9 March 2015

Over the past few years, I've booked Gianina for multiple shoots; she's done everything from my Bridal Shower, to my son's First Birthday, and Family Portraits. My experiences working with her are always Fantastic. She is a very professional and talented photographer, with a fresh and artistic eye. She's great at giving direction (to multiple people) to ensure that the photos always look their best. She does a great job fine tuning and editing the photos and then sends the photos through an easily downloadable file. We will definitely book her again for family and special event shoots and highly recommend her to those that are looking for a photographer in the San Diego area. If you haven't seen her portfolio, you need to check it out. She specializes in just about everything: weddings, engagements, portraits, family photos, maternity, newborn, and much more. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 February 2015

We booked Gianina for our daughters newborn photos and for her first birthday. She was very creative  with our photoshoots using great props and ideas. Our photos were  ready on a disc very quick and i loved thw clwar beight colora her professional camera takes. We are expecting another baby and cant wait to book with her again. I would definitely recommend this local san diego photographer. More...

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23 August 2013

I've had the opportunity to work with Gianina on various projects.  I appreciated her fresh ideas, and the attention to detail she dedicates to those projects.  Gianina is good listener which allows her facilitate and excel in providing the best service possible.  I would not hesitate in recommending Gianina. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

25 February 2013

I hired Gianina for a family photo shoot. I was very impressed with her work, she was very professional, punctual and had great ideas.  I hired her again for an event and now she's my "go to" photographer for all my artistic needs. Highly recommended. More...

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Q&As

It’s all about perspective and having an eye for creative angles and focus points.

What is your vision? What outcome are you wanting from this Photoshoot? Are their specific shots that you want?

I love to see clients happy and appreciative after seeing the final product.

Art is my passion. To capture life is something that cannot be replaced. Photos are forever.

Because I’m easy to work with. Creative, punctual, professional and quick turn-times.

Services

Wedding and rehearsal
Wedding Day coverage from 4 to 8 hours. All images are delivered via downloadable online gallery, with full printing rights and high-resolution digital images. Total price is dependent on hours, location, size of wedding party and size of photo package. Interested in a Rehearsal Dinner session as well? No problem, I’ve got you covered!

Standard sessions are from 30 minutes to 4 hours long for engagements, maternity, newborn, family portraits, birthdays, headshots, and other milestones. All images are delivered via downloadable online gallery, with full printing rights and high-resolution digital images. Total price is dependent on the session style and photo package. Looking for something custom? Let’s chat!

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