Check me out….

I don’t think you ever actually “arrive”…. but I have finally shown up for the party.

It took me a while to really feel confident saying “I’m a photographer”.  It felt more concrete to say “I’m in HR”…..

But nearly five years later…. Here I am —->  I AM a photographer!!

Not only have I have been shooting the Featured Family and the Cover (YES- the COVER….) of the Nevillewood Magazine for a few months,  now- I have also had the opportunity to showcase my work at the Savor Pittsburgh event over the weekend.

Savor Pittsburgh benefits Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation and specifically prematurity: 

About Prematurity:

The Number One Killer of Newborns

  • Premature birth is the number one killer of newborns.
  • Those who survive often have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, blindness and deafness.
  • Half of all neurological disabilities in children are related to premature birth.
  • Preterm and low-weight babies are at risk for being underweight or overweight as children, dramatically increasing the risk for diabetes and heart disease as they grow up.
  • Since 1981, the premature birth rate has risen by 30 percent.
  • Each year, about 540,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States – about one per minute.
  • In up to 40 percent of cases, the cause of prematurity is unknown.
  • The costs of care of premature babies are 10 times more than healthy babies, exceeding $26 billion a year.

After her very personal loss, one of my very favorite clients has been instrumental in coordinating the efforts for this charity.  I love her family and it is one of my greatest privileges to capture her with her son.

She is one of the very reasons I AM a photographer.

So not only was the event advantageous for a great cause…. it was FUN!

And the skyline looked beautiful when we left….. I know I am pretty partial since I live here…. but helllooooo… so pretty!

So….. after long last…. here I am——> At the Party!!!

“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when she listens to this whisper which is heard by her alone…”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

LindaSeptember 9, 2012 - 7:24 pm

Amazing Gina, just amazing! Your work is gorgeous and I am so happy to see that you have finally shown up for the party, hooray! Good for you and I can’t wait to see more.

NarelleSeptember 9, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Nice work. Great to see you got in a shot.

LindaSeptember 9, 2012 - 7:26 pm

Amazing, Gina, just amazing! So happy to see that you have “arrived.” I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. Congratulations!

BrianneSeptember 9, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Beautiful Gina! I cannot wait for you to continue to capture the special moments in Brodie’s life : )

KellySeptember 10, 2012 - 5:36 am

So proud of you. Congratulations.

Nicole BegleySeptember 10, 2012 - 7:10 am

🙂 Happy for you!! 🙂 Love that picture of you too, you look beautiful.

CathySeptember 10, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Awesome! So proud of you and all your hard work! I can’t wait to see what is next:)

Taryn BoydSeptember 10, 2012 - 6:22 pm

so proud of you honey!!!! xoxoxox

Aimee LashleySeptember 11, 2012 - 7:11 am

You have beautiful images! Congrats on having the confidence to call yourself a photographer!!! Wishing you much success!!!

AndreaSeptember 11, 2012 - 8:40 am

Wow- this is awesome! Congratulations and I have to say you deserve it!

KenSeptember 11, 2012 - 11:33 am

You “arrived” in my life 6 years ago and your beauty and talent takes my breath away every day. I am so happy that the rest of the “bubble” gets to see that too with the pix and thoughts you share on this amazing blog. You are such an incredible person, wife, mother and photographer ( I could go on) and an inspiration to me every day Gina….I love you …the amazing person that is you….. xoxoxox

MarissaSeptember 11, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Fun post! Your work is so beautiful. 🙂

Christy HarperSeptember 11, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Wonderful images, thanks for sharing 🙂

CarmenSeptember 11, 2012 - 2:36 pm

Beautiful post! And such an important topic!

AmberSeptember 11, 2012 - 10:37 pm

Your work is gorgeous!

Bethany GianniniOctober 24, 2012 - 10:53 am

Doesn’t it feel good to finally call yourself photographer? I remember when I did this 🙂 Love your photo of the skyline and you look so nice in your dress!

CathyNovember 15, 2012 - 3:50 am

So proud of you!

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