For us, business is always personal.
We are two Boston-based photographers who bonded over our moment-driven approaches and love of mentorship. We’re excited for this opportunity to combine our very different backgrounds, skillsets and perspectives and create a course that helps other photographers enhance their art and meet their career goals.
made from our photography businesses
years of experience
Photographer & educator
I am the youngest of 3 and my mom would pack me up, along with all her art supplies, and tote me around to her fine art classes. I was still too young for school and she was finishing her degree. Thankfully for her, it was probably the only time I ever sat still. Watching an artist work was incredible. It is where I was introduced to light, composition, and an artist’s vision.
My exposure to art set the wheels of creativity in motion and led me here. It also helped form how I document weddings, with their unscripted tender moments and real emotion. Sometimes, its the unexpected seconds that can become the most beautiful memories.
I've been photographing weddings for over 8 years and have never left behind the artistic principles my mother has helped instill in me all my life. Its with this knowledge and my love of wedding photography that Gina and I have come together to help you create a rewarding and successful business creating meaningful images. I've mentored photography student and other photographers. Now we’d like to share with you the most comprehensive guide we’ve ever created to help elevate your own photography and business. So, give yourself a second to take it in, and then lets get working on that business.
There was a moment, at age 12, when I was more interested in documenting my friends than participating in what they were doing. I was there and hanging out, but being behind the camera was usually more fulfilling. I don’t remember the details, but I remember the feeling. Thankfully, my mom was super supportive and trusted me with her manual SLR camera and even encouraged me to start taking photography classes at our local art college in the summer. I continued to practice and study photography throughout my teen years. It was during a summer art program at Cornell University that my path to become a photographer became clear.
I went on to study documentary photography at the Maryland Institute of Art and abroad at the University of Wales, where I won the Nikon Discovery Award Grand Prize and was named one of the 25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers. I created recognized bodies of work and taught multiple age groups the art of photography, both nationally and internationally for fifteen years. Frankly, wedding and lifestyle photography wasn’t in the plans. But then a friend asked me to assist at a wedding she was photographing, and my plans changed in an instant. I realized weddings allowed me to capture the moments I love most – those full of life, love and connection. Quickly, that one wedding turned into a joyous and fulfilling career.
— Loren Haar
Hear From Other Students
Ventura — California
"After taking the class, I feel confident that I am on my way, confident that I have finally decided on my direction and definitive things to implement. The class covers everything you need to know to get your storytelling wedding photography business where you want it to be! Gina and Angie were both super helpful and available — their thoughts and ideas were invaluable, and I always felt supported.
Now, I am sticking to documentary and it’s going! There are certain key experiences that got me here, and this course is definitely one of them, so thank you so much for that Gina and Angie!"
What You'll Be Hearing From Your Clients
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Angie for a little over two years now – from engagement photos, to the wedding, and finally the album. Angie is the BEST photographer you will find, and there is no one else we would have wanted to work with throughout this entire process. From our first interaction with Angie we knew that we wanted her to be the one to photograph our wedding. She was so friendly, receptive, and knowledgeable about everything that it really helped to put us at ease.
We truly could not have asked for anything more from Angie throughout everything – thank you Angie.
5-stars really doesn't do Gina justice. During the beginning of our engagement, I combed through well over a-hundred different photographer portfolios. And each one just felt really cliché or like a stock-photo from Getty. That is, until we came across Gina's. From the very first image in her portfolio, you could tell that Gina wasn't just another cliché photographer. Flipping through her book was like flipping through an editorial piece in Time magazine. Gina has a way of capturing these very real and human moments that you just can't stage. It was as if she always knew how to be at the right place at the time. After our initial call, it was clear that it was either Gina or bust.
We cannot recommend Angie enough. Everything about working with her was stress-free and reassuring. Then she sent along our photos and blew me away.
I'm not sure how she captured every moment from our wedding day, but she didn't miss a thing. I'm at a loss for what else to say because you can only say it was perfection in so many ways.
When our friends and family saw our photos, they were just as in awe as we were. Every shot was pure perfection. Stop looking for photographers - just pick Angie - you won't be disappointed.
— Justin Hiew
— Kyle & Jess LeVasseur
— Stephen McBride
San Diego, California
Working with Gina as our wedding photographer was one of the highlights of the wedding, and also maybe the only one that was completely stress free. From the first time I talked to Gina I knew I was in good hands. She was so caring and invested in our vision. She is meticulous, and her work is perfect. PERFECT. Our photos were more amazing than we ever could have imagined. She somehow captured every detail, every emotion, every old person's fabulous wrinkle! We saw things in her photos that we never knew were happening around us and everything we hoped she would capture, she made even more amazing than we remember. What a gift to have all of these memories persevered with her incredible skill.
My husband and I feel incredibly lucky that we had Gina as our photographer to capture our wedding day. As soon as we met her, we knew she was the perfect person to photograph our day. My husband and I can both be on the shy side but Gina made us feel so comfortable and natural. She is incredibly talented, kind, well organized, thoughtful, and genuinely wonderful to be around. Our entire family and wedding party commented on how talented and genuine Gina is and how comfortable everyone felt with her. We wouldn't have changed a thing. Each photograph was so natural and took us right back to each moment. She will put you at ease and you will have incredible photos to last a lifetime.
Best photographer ever! Angie was so professional and responsive before and after our wedding day. She arrived early and was able to capture all of precious moments from behind the scenes and was even able to make us laugh. She was so pleasant to have around and made everyone feel so comfortable. She was able capture the most beautiful candid shots too. When it came down to our photos, WOW, just WOW! They are the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Even better than I ever could’ve imagined! Our photo book was gorgeous, well places and such high quality. I always find myself looking at them. If looking for a photographer for your event go Angie she’s a true artist!!!!!!
— Kim Demetri
— Courtney & Jon
— Sophia & Joe