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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 ~ the whisper that can't be heard or the stolen kiss that is seen by few.

    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

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

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

Melody & Dane // Sonoma County Wedding Photographer // Sneak Peek

Melody & Dane Sneak Peek {Full Blog Post to Follow} Sebastopol, California Saturday, May 9th, 2015 ~ LOVE ~

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

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

Healdsburg Wedding Photographer // Shannon and Doug Park // Rustic Elegance

Shannon & Doug Park June 28, 2014 Healdsburg, California (I LOVED this DIY wedding and this couple)

Flying Cloud Farms // Sneak Peek // Meagan and Brian

Just a quick sneak peek into yesterday’s Flying Cloud Farms wedding in Petaluma, California Meagan and Brian Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Be on the look-out for a complete blog posting of this colorful, summer wedding  

Rustic Redwood Wedding // Occidental // Ellie & Brian // Sneak Peek

Mr. & Mrs. Reeder Sweet Rustic, Chic Wedding Occidental, California ~ Sneak Peek ~

Shannon and Doug // Healdsburg Wedding Photographer // Sneak Peek

Mr. & Mrs. Park Gorgeous Healdsburg Wedding ~ Sneak Peek ~

Petaluma Engagement Shoot // Built for Two // Sam & Eric = Engaged

Be prepared for some major cuteness and swoon-worthy images ~  Sam and Eric completely rocked their engagement shoot.  How?  It seemed pretty easy for them, actually.  They’re obviously mad about each other, both fashionable and stylish, and they could just relax and have a good time.   I

Olympia’s Valley Estate // Julie and Luke are Married

Julie and Luke’s wedding day at Olympia’s Valley Estate couldn’t have been a better celebration to be a part of.  The venue they chose is one of my all-time favorite venues here in Sonoma County, Olympia’s Valley Estate.  This venue has so many gorgeous backdrops for

Olympia’s Valley // Sonoma Wedding Photographer // Sneak Peek // Julie and Luke

Julie and Luke are married!  I had a fabulous day covering their wedding, alongside of a team of great vendors they had lined up to support their celebration.  Olympia’s Valley is one of my all-time favorite venues to shoot at.  There are so many beautiful backdrops and areas to set the stage

Sonoma County Wedding Photographer // Janelle + Aaron // Downtown Petaluma

For Janelle and Aaron, there wasn’t a more fitting place to begin their downtown engagement session than Water Street.   They are the quintessential Petaluma couple with an appreciation and  love for the charm that downtown Petaluma has to offer… and, by the way, they’re pretty cute

San Francisco Wedding Photographer // Katherine + Chris // Engagement

I couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon in San Francisco the day of my engagement session with Kat and Chris = Gorgeous weather, stylish-and-fun couple, and to top it all off, the Giants won in the bottom of the 10th.  The Ferry Building was still buzzing a bit with happy orange &

Gina Petersen Photography // Wedding Photographer // Senior Photographer

“The essence of each space reflected something that is always present in an artist’s studio:   PASSION for what you do.” Martyn Thompson, Working Space Finally, here it is…my studio.  I love it.  I love everything about it ~ the natural light, the rustic floors and the overall

Napa Valley Wedding Photographer // Engagement Shoot // Stephanie & Chris

I met Stephanie at a wedding show last fall, and I knew that right away she’d be a great bride to work with ~ easy going, sweet and asked all the right questions.  Choosing the right wedding photographer was important to Chris and Stephanie, and it’s always a plus for me to have clients

Crystal Springs Golf Course // Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay // Todd & Colleen

As soon as I saw that Colleen signed her emails with “xoxo,” I knew I’d love her ~ and I do!  Todd and Colleen were certainly meant for each other, from their love of the Giants to their witty sense of humors.  We drove from Burlingame to Half Moon Bay for photos midday at the

Equestrian Styled Engagement Shoot // Vendor LOVE // Petaluma Wedding Photographer

What happens when passionate, talented vendors come together to collaborate on a styled shoot (besides a ton of fun)…some really great, inspiring eye candy!  Working in the creative field, it’s always important to remind myself to take on personal projects where I can be creative w/out the

Rancho Nicasio Wedding // Lucy & Brad = Mr. and Mrs. Conroy

When I met Lucy and her mom, Katie, early this spring for a photography consult, I immediately started getting excited about shooting Lucy & Brad’s wedding.  The vision that Lucy had for her autumn wedding in Nicasio was perfect for the setting.  She  already had her wedding dress and was

Rustic Petaluma Wedding // Leigh Anne and Brett Rollag

It was a gorgeous day in Petaluma for Leigh Anne and Brett.  They decided to have their wedding at Buckeye Nursery, which is located on the east side of Petaluma and was a beautiful backdrop of hills and oak trees.  Brent and Leigh Anne went all out in making sure that their details represented

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