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  • WELCOME!

    MY NAME IS GINA PETERSEN…
    I grew up and presently live in Northern California. It's a pretty incredible place to live, considering I'm a wedding photographer and Napa Valley is a prime destination wedding location. I'm surrounded by dream-like wedding venues of vineyard-covered hills and the rocky, sandy beaches of the Pacific Coast.

    I appreciate the raw moments of every day life, and I value each day that I'm alive. The fleeting moments that we have with our loved ones are the moments to be treasured. Those are the moments that I want to catch through my lens ~

    I'm a lover of running, dark chocolate, red wine, integrity, sunsets, my girlfriends, reading, traveling and music. Caffeine is my drug of choice. My playlists are random from Taylor Swift to the Beatles.

    AND PHOTOGRAPHY…Well, it's my passion, and I am well aware of how lucky I am that I get to wake up every morning doing what I love - taking pictures and creating imagery that will be valued for many generations.

    If you'd like to contact me, please feel free to email me at 71,105,110,97,64,71,105,110,97,80,101,116,101,114,115,101,110,80,104,111,116,111,103,114,97,112,104,121,46,99,111,109moc.yhpargotohPnesretePaniG@aniG.

    LA VIE EST BELLA

As seen on Love Birds Wedding Blog • North Bay Wedding Photographer •

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