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Gina Petersen Photography

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Serving Sonoma/Napa/Marin/San Francisco Counties
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707-338-2703

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ABOUT US

Wine Country/Destination Photographer ~ Gina Petersen is a Northern Bay Area based photographer specializing in creative, backlit images; Published in many wedding blogs, she balances... Read more
Wine Country/Destination Photographer ~ Gina Petersen is a Northern Bay Area based photographer specializing in creative, backlit images; Published in many wedding blogs, she balances her wedding collections with the traditional shots that are more classic and appreciated timelessly but also believes that the candid moments that are stolen when no one is watching are the images that incite emotion and recall the memories from your wedding day for years to come.

With a photojournalistic, soft-lit style, Gina strives to provide her clients with not only awe-inspiring images but to be an available resource. Gina feels the relationship between a wedding photographer and couple should be easy, comfortable and fun. There are many styles of photographers as well as different couple personalities. It’s important to be sure that the photographer that you choose is someone what fits your personality as a couple. Taking a limited amount of weddings each season insures that Gina has the time she wants in getting to know each couple, so that come the day of their wedding, she feels more like a friend than a hired vendor.

It is difficult for a photographer to capture candid, fun, romantic moments if the couple is feeling uncomfortable or uneasy being photographed. Take your time in finding what photographer works best with your style, budget and personality.

Gina is available for in-person, phone or Skype consults. Feel free to contact her at 707.338.2703 or Gina@GinaPetersenPhotography.com. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
How many photographers do you work with?
Two Photographers at All Day Events
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Everything needed...and back-up equipment
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes :)
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full Day
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$300, that includes all JPEGs and Rights to Print
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do ask that I be served with the wedding party (I'll be eating in the back with the vendors). That way, I can be available to slip the bride and groom away for more photos while the other guests are eating their meals. Works great that way!
Do you charge for travel?
Depends entirely on the location of the venue.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4 weeks, sometimes earlier
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
JPEGS
How long can the client keep the proofs?
JPEGS are theirs to keep
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, with most packages
What kind of albums do you offer?
Plenty to choose from to fit a variety of budgets
When will the client get the final album?
6 weeks after ordering

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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with Gina... She did a fantastic job with our Engagement AND Wedding photos!! She is incredibly talented and such an upbeat, warm person. She captures the kind of moments you can't wait to display in your home. We would definitely recommend her to friends&family and choose her for more family photos in the future❤️Jennifer
We could not have been happier with Gina... She did a fantastic job with our Engagement AND Wedding photos!! She is Read more...
We could not have been happier with Gina... She did a fantastic job with our Engagement AND Wedding photos!! She is incredibly talented and such an upbeat, warm person. She captures the kind of moments you can't wait to display in your home. We would definitely recommend her to friends&family and choose her for more family photos in the future❤️Jennifer Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Gina! She was a true pleasure to work with from day one. She has such passion and enthusiasm for what she does and she makes you feel like your Big Day is her number one priority. In addition to her impeccable photography skills, her personality is what truly sets her apart. She has such a fun energy and really helped to put us at ease. We had so much fun with her during our engagement shoot and, of course, on our wedding day!
I cannot say enough good things about Gina! She was a true pleasure to work with from day one. She has such passion and Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Gina! She was a true pleasure to work with from day one. She has such passion and enthusiasm for what she does and she makes you feel like your Big Day is her number one priority. In addition to her impeccable photography skills, her personality is what truly sets her apart. She has such a fun energy and really helped to put us at ease. We had so much fun with her during our engagement shoot and, of course, on our wedding day! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Gina captures not just your wedding but the love between a couple. She is so unique to the touches she makes on your perfect day!
Gina captures not just your wedding but the love between a couple. She is so unique to the touches she makes on your Read more...
Gina captures not just your wedding but the love between a couple. She is so unique to the touches she makes on your perfect day! Read less
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Rhodney
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Having the most fanciest of camera equipment and appearing professional doesn't always yield awesome results. That being said, while Gina does possess these qualities, I bet if she shot our entire wedding on polaroids she would still be presenting us with photos just as amazing as the photos she took with all of her professional stuff. Her artistic eye and attention to detail as well as her overall knowledge of what couples look for in wedding photos (whether or not they even know they're looking for it) made those special moments during our wedding even more special. Gina has done away with all the guesswork and leaves you feeling confident that your pictures will turn out amazing even before you receive them. She wastes no time in figuring out poses and to be honest, I can't decide whether or not I'm a fan of the organized photos or the genuine candids.

An engagement shoot was included with our rate, and this important addition seriously gets rid of all the posing butterflies and awkward moments. Come the day of our wedding, Gina was able to shoot our wedding as if she was our personal photographer for years. We got a good portion of our photos finished with plenty of time to enjoy the day with our guests while not having to worry about someone spending an enormous time getting as many angles and poses as they can in case a majority didn't turn out right.

I'm a photographer myself, and I know it takes more than a camera to capture an emotionally unforgettable moment. With an artistic eye and lovable personality, Gina will give you no regrets about hiring her as your wedding photographer.

Thanks for everything, Gina!!
Having the most fanciest of camera equipment and appearing professional doesn't always yield awesome results. That being Read more...
Having the most fanciest of camera equipment and appearing professional doesn't always yield awesome results. That being said, while Gina does possess these qualities, I bet if she shot our entire wedding on polaroids she would still be presenting us with photos just as amazing as the photos she took with all of her professional stuff. Her artistic eye and attention to detail as well as her overall knowledge of what couples look for in wedding photos (whether or not they even know they're looking for it) made those special moments during our wedding even more special. Gina has done away with all the guesswork and leaves you feeling confident that your pictures will turn out amazing even before you receive them. She wastes no time in figuring out poses and to be honest, I can't decide whether or not I'm a fan of the organized photos or the genuine candids.

An engagement shoot was included with our rate, and this important addition seriously gets rid of all the posing butterflies and awkward moments. Come the day of our wedding, Gina was able to shoot our wedding as if she was our personal photographer for years. We got a good portion of our photos finished with plenty of time to enjoy the day with our guests while not having to worry about someone spending an enormous time getting as many angles and poses as they can in case a majority didn't turn out right.

I'm a photographer myself, and I know it takes more than a camera to capture an emotionally unforgettable moment. With an artistic eye and lovable personality, Gina will give you no regrets about hiring her as your wedding photographer.

Thanks for everything, Gina!! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was incredible and we owe it all to Gina Petersen Photography! My husband and I have never had professional photos taken and were a little nervous. We thought that we would feel uncomfortable, but we were wrong, we loved every minute of it! Our pictures turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Gina made the whole experience fun for our wedding party, our family and us. She is not only a phenomenal photographer but her personality is one that is rare. Gina is relaxed, patient and respectful. We feel so blessed that Gina was excited and willing to travel to Idaho to photograph our destination mountain top wedding. Thank you for capturing our love story!
Our wedding day was incredible and we owe it all to Gina Petersen Photography! My husband and I have never had Read more...
Our wedding day was incredible and we owe it all to Gina Petersen Photography! My husband and I have never had professional photos taken and were a little nervous. We thought that we would feel uncomfortable, but we were wrong, we loved every minute of it! Our pictures turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Gina made the whole experience fun for our wedding party, our family and us. She is not only a phenomenal photographer but her personality is one that is rare. Gina is relaxed, patient and respectful. We feel so blessed that Gina was excited and willing to travel to Idaho to photograph our destination mountain top wedding. Thank you for capturing our love story! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Gina Petersen was by far the best decision I made when planning my wedding. She is so talented, and captured both my rehearsal dinner and wedding day beautifully. I was only married a few weeks ago, so I still haven't seen all the photos, but what I have seen so far has brought tears to my eyes. I had one friend tell me, "Your photographer captured you and your husband's relationship perfectly" - and THAT was exactly what I was looking for. She caught genuinely candid moments that I will cherish for a lifetime and everytime I look at them, I feel like I am re-living the best day of my life over again. Aside from her obvious talent, she was also so fun and easy to work with. I didn't really realize how much you time you end up spending with your photographer on your wedding day and how important it is that you get along with them. Gina made both my husband and I feel so comfortable and we felt like we had known her forever. We even had other guests and vendors comment on how easy she was to be around and work with. I look forward to having Gina capture other momentous occasions for us in the future! Look no further for your wedding photographer. Gina is the BEST there is!
Gina Petersen was by far the best decision I made when planning my wedding. She is so talented, and captured both my Read more...
Gina Petersen was by far the best decision I made when planning my wedding. She is so talented, and captured both my rehearsal dinner and wedding day beautifully. I was only married a few weeks ago, so I still haven't seen all the photos, but what I have seen so far has brought tears to my eyes. I had one friend tell me, "Your photographer captured you and your husband's relationship perfectly" - and THAT was exactly what I was looking for. She caught genuinely candid moments that I will cherish for a lifetime and everytime I look at them, I feel like I am re-living the best day of my life over again. Aside from her obvious talent, she was also so fun and easy to work with. I didn't really realize how much you time you end up spending with your photographer on your wedding day and how important it is that you get along with them. Gina made both my husband and I feel so comfortable and we felt like we had known her forever. We even had other guests and vendors comment on how easy she was to be around and work with. I look forward to having Gina capture other momentous occasions for us in the future! Look no further for your wedding photographer. Gina is the BEST there is! Read less
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Meagan
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Gina photographed our wedding and our engagement session. We LOVED working with her! When I first spoke with Gina about hiring her as our photographer, she was completely open and honest, answering all of my questions and explaining her philosophy and style. She really likes to get to know all of her clients, so she spent time chatting, asking questions, and making sure she was the best fit as a photographer for me and my husband. When it came time to schedule our engagement photos, Gina was flexible with scheduling and selected a beautiful outdoor setting for our shoot. The session was laid back, fun, and natural, and we loved getting to know our photographer before the wedding. The photos were gorgeous! In the months leading up to our wedding, Gina was super responsive to emails or calls and always willing to provide helpful suggestions.

On our wedding day, Gina arrived early to make sure she got shots of all the details (dress, shoes, jewelry, flowers) and greeted me with a big hug when I arrived. That might not sound like a big deal, but with all the adrenaline and wedding day nerves, having a calming presence around is a BIG DEAL! Gina made the entire process of wedding photos so painless that at times I forgot that she was taking photos! She set up a beautiful "First Look" for my me and my husband. It was so nice to have this private time together before the wedding, all while Gina was off in the distance taking great photos. Throughout the entire wedding day Gina was accommodating and rolled with the punches when our timeline of events changed, making sure she didn't miss anything! The next day, Gina posted a "Sneak Peak" of some of our photos on her website so that they'd be available to our friends and family. The photos are stunning, and we can't wait to see the rest! Gina really went above and beyond all of our expectations for a wedding photographer and she is simply a lovely person :) We couldn't have been happier!
Gina photographed our wedding and our engagement session. We LOVED working with her! When I first spoke with Gina about Read more...
Gina photographed our wedding and our engagement session. We LOVED working with her! When I first spoke with Gina about hiring her as our photographer, she was completely open and honest, answering all of my questions and explaining her philosophy and style. She really likes to get to know all of her clients, so she spent time chatting, asking questions, and making sure she was the best fit as a photographer for me and my husband. When it came time to schedule our engagement photos, Gina was flexible with scheduling and selected a beautiful outdoor setting for our shoot. The session was laid back, fun, and natural, and we loved getting to know our photographer before the wedding. The photos were gorgeous! In the months leading up to our wedding, Gina was super responsive to emails or calls and always willing to provide helpful suggestions.

On our wedding day, Gina arrived early to make sure she got shots of all the details (dress, shoes, jewelry, flowers) and greeted me with a big hug when I arrived. That might not sound like a big deal, but with all the adrenaline and wedding day nerves, having a calming presence around is a BIG DEAL! Gina made the entire process of wedding photos so painless that at times I forgot that she was taking photos! She set up a beautiful "First Look" for my me and my husband. It was so nice to have this private time together before the wedding, all while Gina was off in the distance taking great photos. Throughout the entire wedding day Gina was accommodating and rolled with the punches when our timeline of events changed, making sure she didn't miss anything! The next day, Gina posted a "Sneak Peak" of some of our photos on her website so that they'd be available to our friends and family. The photos are stunning, and we can't wait to see the rest! Gina really went above and beyond all of our expectations for a wedding photographer and she is simply a lovely person :) We couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Gina was the first and ONLY photographer we met with. My husband and I both agreed she was a perfect match after our first meeting with her. She is so easy to talk to and is truly passionate about what she does. Our engagement and wedding photos are absolutely stunning, we could not be happier! I highly recommend Gina, she is amazing!
Gina was the first and ONLY photographer we met with. My husband and I both agreed she was a perfect match after our first Read more...
Gina was the first and ONLY photographer we met with. My husband and I both agreed she was a perfect match after our first meeting with her. She is so easy to talk to and is truly passionate about what she does. Our engagement and wedding photos are absolutely stunning, we could not be happier! I highly recommend Gina, she is amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful pictures, very unobtrusive but caught every moment perfectly!
Beautiful pictures, very unobtrusive but caught every moment perfectly!
Beautiful pictures, very unobtrusive but caught every moment perfectly! Read less
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Lucy
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
LOOK NO FURTHER, Gina is the best wedding photographer in the Bay Area PERIOD.
Planning a wedding is obviously very stressful, and for some reason, committing to a photographer was the most difficult process for me out of the whole wedding. I knew that the photos of the best day of our lives... our wedding day... was a one time thing, that had to be captured in my vision. If the photos don't turn out, I would be devastated. Therefor, in my quest for a photographer I looked at every website and looked into all referrals, but every photographer I looked into had something that I didn't like.... at least one picture that made me question their taste and style of photography. After nearly 8 months of searching, I found Gina! I knew from the instant I saw her website that SHE WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ME, and it made the long search well worth the wait.
Her vision is so unique, creative and timeless. She made us feel sexy, confident and beautiful while photographing us, and captured our love so perfectly. It felt amazing to see our first photo as a married couple, and know that that very image was everything I wanted. And now, nearly a month after our wedding, the photos keep pouring in... and with every picture I see, I am overwhelmed with the beauty of our day.
BOTTOM LINE...the photos from your wedding cannot be undone, it is a one time deal, so choose wisely. Hire Gina Peterson and have zero regrets, and all the images you dream of will become a reality. Best decision I made... besides saying "I Do" of course ;)
LOOK NO FURTHER, Gina is the best wedding photographer in the Bay Area PERIOD.
Planning a wedding is obviously very Read more...
LOOK NO FURTHER, Gina is the best wedding photographer in the Bay Area PERIOD.
Planning a wedding is obviously very stressful, and for some reason, committing to a photographer was the most difficult process for me out of the whole wedding. I knew that the photos of the best day of our lives... our wedding day... was a one time thing, that had to be captured in my vision. If the photos don't turn out, I would be devastated. Therefor, in my quest for a photographer I looked at every website and looked into all referrals, but every photographer I looked into had something that I didn't like.... at least one picture that made me question their taste and style of photography. After nearly 8 months of searching, I found Gina! I knew from the instant I saw her website that SHE WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ME, and it made the long search well worth the wait.
Her vision is so unique, creative and timeless. She made us feel sexy, confident and beautiful while photographing us, and captured our love so perfectly. It felt amazing to see our first photo as a married couple, and know that that very image was everything I wanted. And now, nearly a month after our wedding, the photos keep pouring in... and with every picture I see, I am overwhelmed with the beauty of our day.
BOTTOM LINE...the photos from your wedding cannot be undone, it is a one time deal, so choose wisely. Hire Gina Peterson and have zero regrets, and all the images you dream of will become a reality. Best decision I made... besides saying "I Do" of course ;) Read less
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