Hello, my name is Gia. I am originally from Romania, but I grew up in the Sunshine state, where I also studied photography at the well-known Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
A few years ago I moved to Chicago where I currently live with my husband, my two boys and our puppy Smokie.
As a mom, I take a lot of pictures of my boys during the day. I just love to immortalize any moment they are playing or crawling, napping or eating something for the first time.
As a photographer, I love creating amazing memories for parents like my husband and me, who believe photography can add depth to our lives for years to come.
I know that when my children will grow up, they won’t remember many great moments of their childhood. But when that time comes, I will have all these photographs that captured the love and the joy or their childhood.
Showing your children pictures from their childhood and remembering all these precious moments spent with them, will help you relive everything over and over again.
If you are a mom you’ll wish to have and hold on to these moments for the rest of your life. I can help your wish come true, by taking some great pictures of your adorable children and transform moments into memories.
You may notice that Smokie is the subject in many of my pet photographs. If you own a pet, like I do, you can surely understand how precious memories these pictures can become later in the days.
For me, photography is more than a job; it is my passion, my career, and my life. If you have a passion that you were lucky enough to transform into a career, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
As you can see from the photos I took so far, I love to photograph, most of all, happy people in exquisite settings.
I take most of my photos in a photojournalistic way and my approach to wedding photography is that of a narrator, and my style is a mix of photojournalism and creative portraiture.
If you are more interested in having photographs that capture the moment, like I am, rather than a fake smile, you’ll know that I am the right photographer you were looking for, for quite some time.
Now that you found me, let me make you laugh, smile and capture the love you have for each other in amazing shots to last for a life time.
I know when to capture life as it happens without restraint because trough my lens I can see the “real” you and the result will be an incredible collections of precious moments that you can share with the rest of the world.
The US Commerce Association (USCA) has officially recompensed my work with the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Best of Chicago Wedding Photographers Award. It is a great honor to be recognized and appreciated for my work and I would love to share my passion with you and put a part of my soul in every photograph I’ll take for you and your family.
Gia was amazing and made taking pictures fun! Between the wedding photos and the trash the dress on the beach, we have fabulous photos and memories. Highly recommend using Gia for any photo needs!
Gia Photos!!! One word, BOOK THIS LADY!!! She was totally nice and down to earth, and she knew exactly what she was doing! We came from out of town, and the first photo shoot was on a cloudy day! We chose our two locations, and she drove us there to have our photos done.
Gia is wonderful! Not only is she incredibly easy to get along with, which is an essential attribute you should seek in a photographer, but her photography is phenomenal. She has an exceptional eye for detail and if you are looking for a blend of creative as well as traditional, Gia is for you.