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    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

Napa Valley Wedding Photographer // Napa Destination Wedding // Stevee and Matt

Meet Stevee and Matt… Stevee and Matt flew out from D.C. for their engagement shoot and to wrap up a few details for their Sonoma destination wedding.  I vividly remember talking to Stevee during our phone consult.  She had been following me on Instagram and was an admirer of my work.  I

Trentadue Wedding Photographer / Trentadue Winery / Erica and Chad = Married

Erica and Chad are married… Trentadue Winery Geyserville, California Uhm, how cute is this first picture….Yes, can you believe it?  It’s THAT cute! Almost a decade later, and they still look like the perfect HS couple. Erica and Chad…so adorable and so in love.  He still

Sonoma Wedding Photographer / MSK Ranch Wedding Venue / Erica and Bobby = Married

Erica and Bobby Saturday, June 25, 2016 MKS Ranch Sebastopol, California I had such a difficult time choosing images for this teaser, but I’m pretty sure that the ones I chose will have you coming back for more once the full blog post is done.  My second (Dawn) and I had an incredible time

Sand Rock Farm Wedding / Napa Valley Wedding Photographer / Susie & Dan

Susie and Dan Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Sneak Peek Sand Rock Farm I can’t say enough about how beautiful this venue was.  There were tiny bits of heaven around every corner.  Combine that with a couple that’s in love so much you can feel it, beautiful details and the golden colors from

Paradise Ridge Wedding Photographer / Dodgers VS. Giants / Enid & Marcus

Enid and Marcus Sneak Peek Paradise Ridge Winery Thursday, June 9th, 2016 These two baseball-fan rivals tied the knot.  Catch your first glimpse of this Paradise Ridge wedding.  It’s going to give you a good case of the feels.  Enid and Marcus both have a love of baseball…but they show

San Francisco Wedding Photographer // San Francisco Engagement Shoot //Bringin’ the Bubbles

Molly and Jon ARE ENGAGED… I met up with Molly and Jon on Memorial Day for an evening shoot that brought us from Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park to the Sutra Baths. They both came well prepared…dressed with style and sporting a bottle of bubbly.  My kind of people

Triple S Ranch // Calistoga Wedding Photographer // Stephanie & Robert

Stephanie and Robert Sneak Peek Triple S Ranch May 10, 12016 I cannot wait to share the full wedding with you ~

San Francisco City Hall Photographer / Sneak Peek / Christina & Josh

Just a lil’ sneak peek Full Blog Post Coming Soon San Francisco City Hall Monday, May 10, 2016 ~ Christina and Josh ~  

Paradise Ridge Wedding // Sonoma Wedding Photographer // Jaime and Kirk

Jaime and Kirk Paradise Ridge Wedding Sneak Peek Jaime and Kirk’s wedding was my last wedding of 2015.  They held the wedding and reception at Paradise Ridge, which is a beautiful winery in Sonoma County. Known for many things, Paradise Ridge is known for the art sculptures that provide much

St. Helena Hill Inn Wedding / Traci and Dani = Married / #Lovewins

Dani and Traci ~ Sneak Peek Saturday, October 10th, 2015 Harvest Inn St. Helena, California I don’t know where to begin to write about how unbelievable gorgeous this wedding was and how fortunate I was to be Traci and Dani’s photographer, to witness the emotion and beauty that

Olympia’s Valley Estate // R & A = Married // Wine County Wedding Photographer

Rachel & Andrew Saturday, September 5th, 2015 Sneak Peek Olympia’s Valley Estate  

Meritage Resort Wedding // Napa Valley Destination Photographer // Elle and Bryan

I see a lot of love ~  a lot;  It’s one of the great things about my job. I get to hear couples’ stories about how they fell in love and what their love means to them ~ It’s pretty damn awesome, frankly. Seriously…these two and their story… Romantic.  Magical.  Dreamy.  Poetic.

San Francisco Engagement // San Francisco Wedding Photographer // #LoveWins

San Francisco City Hall Engagement Traci and Dani Celebrating their wedding day on October 2015 in St. Helena, California I met Dani and Traci on the day of their e-shoot at the Blackbird Bar on Market Street.  They both wanted the images to be significant of who they are as a couple, so beginning

Wine Country Wedding Photographer // Engagement Shoot // Puppy Love

Jaime, Kirk & Rorie Coming Soon:  Their Paradise Ridge Winery September 12, 2015

St. Helena Engagement // Rivals in Love // Napa Valley Wedding Photographer

“These rivals set a date” These two Giant/Dodger fans will be tying the knot in a beautiful Sonoma County wine country wedding next summer. June 9, 2016 Enid and Marcus….I can’t wait. (So darn cute together!) G ~ XOXO

V. Sattui Winery Wedding // Napa Valley Wedding Photographer // Diane and Zack

Diane and Zack {Sneak Peek} Friday, June 26th, 2015 V. Sattui Winery Every wedding has a personality of its own, and with the right planning, the day will unfold just the way it was planned to. Diane and Zack had a vision for their wedding day that combined the romantic backdrop of the Napa Valley

Buena Vista Wedding Photographer // Wine Country Wedding // Kelsey and John

Kelsey and John Saturday, April 25th, 2015 Buena Vista Winery Sonoma County Wedding held at Buena Vista Winery. “Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was out of my control.” G ~ XOXO   A big shout-out to Lisa from Bravo Wedding

Olympia’s Valley Estate Wedding Photographer // For the Love of Adventure // N & G

They vowed to never stop dreaming, traveling and living life as an adventure together…(be still my heart). Instead of signing a guestbook, the guests “chose their next adventure” on a personalized map of the world. Here’s just a quick look into Nancy and Garrett’s wedding

Rancho Nicasio Wedding Photographer // Sean and Abbe // Swoonworthy

Abbe & Sean tied the knot This first look was pretty sweet to be able to capture…love, sweet, love. {Sneak Peek} Saturday, June 20th, 2015 Rancho Nicasio, California

Olympia’s Valley Wedding // Sneak Peek // Briana & Keith

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 Briana and Keith Olympia’s Valley Estate {Sneak Peek} I’ve been looking forward to this wedding since last fall when I spent a few days with Briana and Keith shooting their engagement shoot in New York .   We had some serious fun together, and a bit of sangria …

St. Vincent’s Wedding Venue / Wine Country Engagement // Marin Wedding Photographer

Kelsey + John = Engaged  St. Vincent’s School for Boys, Engagement Session Dance. Love. Laugh. Repeat. and they did and they will forever XOXO, G~

Meritage Wedding Photographer // Sneak Peek // Elle & Bryan

 Sneak Peek These two San Franciscans tied the knot this last weekend at an elegant Napa Valley wedding venue, Meritage Resort & Spa. The weekend was filled with fun, surprises, spirits and love ~ Here’s just a little glimpse of the celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Fulton. XOXO More to

Flying Cloud Farm // Sonoma County Wedding Photographer // Sneak Peek

Amanda and Brandon Sneak Peek Flying Cloud Farms Sunday, April 19th, 2015  

Crane Melon Barn Wedding // J + L // Sonoma County Wedding

Jennifer & Lucas Sneak Peek Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 Crane Melon Barn Full blog post of all the wedding details, love and laughter to come… “She tucked her coral lipstick away and floated back to the party” K. Spade

Buena Vista Winery // Sonoma Wedding // Sneak Peek

Kelsey and John {Sneak Peek} Saturday, April 25th, 2015 Buena Vista Winery Be sure to re-visit and see the final posting of this magical, Sonoma County Wedding held at Buena Vista Winery. “Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was out of my

Boonville Hotel Wedding Photographer // Adam & Natalie // All Kinds of Gorgeous

Boonville Hotel Wedding Adam and Natalie A serene drive up 128 leads you to Boonville, such a lil’ town filled with so much character. It was the prefect venue for this stylish, fun couple. Quaint, sincere and sun-kissed  is how I would sum this wedding up. I walked away feeling grateful for

Jacuzzi Winery Wedding // Ashley & John // Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek Jacuzzi Winery Wedding Ashley & John “That’s Amore”  

Beltane Ranch Wedding // Sonoma Photographer // Brandon & Elisa

Dreamy, magical, delightful and charming are all ways that you could describe this Napa Valley wedding.  If you haven’t ever had the experience of visiting Beltane Ranch while in our beautiful Napa Valley, you should make the time.  This wedding venue is one of my favorites if you’re

NEW YORK DESTINATION PHOTOGRAPHER // KEITH + BRIANA // MANHATTAN

These clients, that quickly turn friends after bonding over evenings out in New York that included late-night pizza, too much sangria and loops of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” were incredible hosts as they treated me to the life of New York a la Keith/Bri style.  Take a minute

Corinthian Yacht Club // Caroline & Paul // Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek Caroline and Paul Saturday, October 11th, 2014 Corinthian Yacht Club Tiburon, California  

Meritage Wedding Photographer // Sneak Peek // Mr. & Mrs. Arcalas

Meritage Resort Rhodney & Kimberly Napa Valley, California September 14th, 2014

Olympia’s Valley Estate // Sam and Eric // Sneak Peek

Sam and Eric September 26th, 2014 Olympia’s Valley Estate Here’s just a lil’ teaser into Sam and Eric’s full blog post. This day encompassed everything about this couple ~ their fairytale rainbow, gifts from the Lagunitas gods and their first family portrait as a married

Chardonnay Golf Club Wedding // Napa Wedding Photographer // Jason and Amanda

Sneak Peek Amanda and Jason September 20th, 2014 Chardonnay Golf Course, American Canyon

Trentadue Winery // Sonoma Wedding Photographer // Jason and Laura

Trentadue Winery Geyserville, California August 2nd, 2014 Jason and Laura  

Napa Valley Wedding Photographer // Janelle and Aaron // Sonoma Wedding

Sneak Peek Mr. & Mrs. Robello August 23rd, 2014 Sweet Sonoma Wedding  

Napa Valley Destination Photographer // Mountain Top Wedding // Tiffany and Kyle

Sneak Peek Mr. and Mrs. Cannon Sandpoint, Idaho September 6th, 2014 I can’t wait to share this beautiful destination wedding with you all…for now, here’s a little taste of the how beautiful Tiffany and Kyle’s wedding day was.  You’re going to need a tissue for the

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