My Story

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I’m Gina (also known as Gennatay) a Chicago, IL based storyteller, documenter and photographer.  I specialize in children and family lifestyle portraits & personalized wedding and event photography. 

A Little About Me


I was born and raised in Chicago.

I am a wife to a very patient husband and mom to two of the worlds best boys.

My Dad, Mom and my Sister are my “persons”, I couldn’t do this without their support.

I am a lifetime learner and really believe that reading is FUNdamental to having a good life.

Flowers are pretty, but food is always a better choice for a gift.

Disney World and the public library are my happy places.

I am a vegetarian on days that don’t involve bacon.



The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things.

– Veronique Vienne


The best quote I ever read on photography was to “photograph what you love”.  The only way to know what I loved to photograph was to take pictures, lots of pictures. So, I started taking pictures of my kids and family. Documenting our every day in the process.

Capture the little moments of our everyday that make up the stories of our lives

Along the way,  I turned into the family journalist. Documenting everything from vacations, the first day of school and holidays to lost teeth, favorite toys, lazy Sundays and everything in between. I want my kids to one day, look back at our photos and remember all the ordinary moments that made our extraordinary life.

 My goal is to preserve my memories and help others to do the same.

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