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Home Base – Rockland County Photographer

So, this fall…just a few short months ago, I nervously made the decision to move studio spaces.

I’ve been happily ensconced in the Garner Arts Center for the past several years. It is a beautiful, and incredibly historic, old arts & industrial complex in northern Rockland County, NY. But, for a while, I had known that I needed a change. I needed something that felt light and peaceful. More nature, less industrial. That’s when I found Bell-Ans.

Bell-Ans, Rockland County Arts Council, creative arts, Orangetown NY, Town of Orangetown, Orangetown

Another complex steeped in a rich history extending back to the late 1800s, I couldn’t be happier!

Bell-Ans, Rockland County Arts Council, creative arts, Orangetown NY, Town of Orangetown, Orangetown

More centrally located for clients…a wall of big, beautiful windows…an expanse of green lawn and trees…heck, there’s even a small farm!

Bell-Ans, Rockland County Arts Council, creative arts, Orangetown NY, Town of Orangetown, Orangetown. goose, farm animals

I big puffy heart love it. And, while I still haven’t figured out how/where to hang my tree swing, I do love my chalkboard wall. Chalkboard drawing is good for the soul, especially when little kids are imagining it! Jumping off furniture doesn’t hurt either 😉

Bell-Ans, Rockland County Arts Council, creative arts, Orangetown NY, Town of Orangetown, Orangetown

Bell-Ans, Rockland County Arts Council, creative arts, Orangetown NY, Town of Orangetown, Orangetown

So, if you’re ready to have a little fun…come on over for a visit. Kick off your shoes, and embrace the happy.

Joyful & Honest Rockland County Photographer

Gina specializes in modern & emotive family imagery. By focusing on the relationships of parents and their children, she is able to go beyond the standard pose and capture the true emotion of her clients’ relationships. Visit the Session Info Page for more details.

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Fun Feature – Nyack Family Photographer

It’s always a fun day when my work is appreciated. This past summer, I had the honor of being featured in The Hook, an arts & lifestyle magazine for the Lower Hudson Valley.

Nyack Family Photographer

It was a bit intimidating, actually, as some of the other photogs featured in the issue are truly world-class huge names in the industry (Adrienne Broom, anybody?). I’m humbled to have been included among them.

Nyack Family Photographer

So, if you have a few minutes, and are looking for some serious eye candy. Have a gander at the summer issue of The Hook.

Honest & Natural Nyack Family Photographer

Gina specializes in natural & emotive storytelling images. Using carefully chosen outdoor locations to provide a backdrop for each family’s story, she is able to create an adventurous and fun-filled session atmosphere. Visit the Session Info page for more details.

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Studio is Open! – Rockland County Photographer

 

Those of you who have followed my updates, might have seen a few of my less-than-subtle musings about my new studio space. It’s been a lot of hard work but it is finally done!

Being a Rockland County photographer brings with it some amazing opportunities, but also some seasonal challenges. For one, it’s cold here in the winter. And, while I might be the crazy person you see happily sledding at the park with my kids when it’s 10 degrees out, not everyone shares that same adventurous spirit.

And, when it comes to family sessions, the winter is certainly not very forgiving. While I LOVE a good family session in the snow, sometimes warmth is important. But,  truly, if you’ve never done it (or considered it), snow sessions are always gorgeous with all that beautiful reflected light! In spite of my obvious love of the snow and winter, I knew that I needed some flexible space that would allow me to see my clients no matter the weather or season.

That’s when I found this fantastic space at the Garner Arts Center. I know. It’s brown. Or, it was. (Please excuse the iPhone snapshots…it was brown & black, you get the idea)

But, I found some awfully cute helpers to assist me. Really, there was more paint on them than the walls, but we made it a family affair.

And, together, we transformed what was once the dark brown studio space into this.  Happy sigh.

It’s pretty much my dream spot. Lots of room for little guys to run around, for couples to dance (yes, that’s already happened), and for families to relax and enjoy being with one another.

Did I mention that I also installed a swing???

My husband looked at me like I had sprouted five heads when I told him I wanted to install a tree swing in the studio. But, THIS is exactly why I did.  It’s fun! Family photo sessions should be nothing if not fun! If the kids are having fun, the parents will. It’s a win-win in my book.

And, with all that, the grounds of the studio complex are fantastic. There are so many options. As an old Civil War-era textile mill, the brickwork of the old buildings and alleyways between them offer a really unique outdoor backdrop. The Minisceongo Creek running right through the complex is also an added bonus. Indoor studio, wooded creekside walking paths, and historical buildings all rolled into one happy package!

So, don’t let winter stop you from preserving family memories. CONTACT ME to schedule your session and come on up for a visit!

 

 

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