Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Meet the Photographer | Gina & Tony

Progress is being made on Kaitlyn and Mike's painting....faster than you can say two licks of a kitten's whisker.  I won't tease you with a bunch of details, but instead give you the skinny on the latest update and show off the awesome photographers that were able to capture the bouquet for me to paint...Gina & Tony | Photographers.

Ha! Only bits and pieces left. You can guess what my next update will be!

Let's talk photos now. I am always so thankful when I'm paired up with photographers that make my job so much easier. It really is a humbling experience when you have to rely on someone else's work and the time frame in which they give it to you to make even a fraction of your business possible. Without ever having met them, Gina & Tony | Photographers were incredibly accommodating. I'd request some photos, and BOOM, they were sent. I'd request a couple more, and POW, I'd have them that day. They were my own personal super heros on this project, which makes me very excited to share them with you.....

1.  How long have you been in business?
We've been full time wedding photographers for five years now!

2.  Toot your own horn....what’s your specialty?
Oh that's a tough one. We're both pretty good with a camera, but Tony is awesome at getting a bridal party to feel comfortable and look great in photos and Gina is a Photoshop whiz!

3.  Who or what are your favorite subjects to photograph....your dream photo session?
People having a great time. It doesn't matter what you look like, if you're having a blast with the person and/or people around you that shows up in the photos every time! Our dream session would consist of two people that are completely in love, light sabers (for Tony), and a beach in Fiji (for Gina... and Tony too).

4.  Craziest thing you’ve captured on camera?
Once we were shooting a bridal party in a park and accidentally stumbled into the battlefield of a large group of LARPers (Live Action Role Players). Luckily the head mage suggested a big group photo and even let the groom hold a (padded) sword.
5.  What do you like about working in the wedding industry?
We get to go to an epic party every week! What's not to love?
6.  What is something you wish your clients knew about your job?
For every hour we spend shooting, we spend about four more hours loading those photos, culling and editing those photos, designing albums and products with those photos, and answering emails about those photos. Except for those few days a week when we have shoots, we spend most of our lives in a small, dark, room typing, clicking, cropping, and zooming.
7.  When you are not working, what are you up to?
Playing with our 3 year old Goldendoodle, Caesar. Watching lots of cheesy sci-fi shows. Eating our way through Chicago.
8.  Anything new and exciting coming up that we should know about? (either professionally or personally)
We're having a baby! Our little guy or gal should be making their grand entrance sometime in late January. :D

I am going to have the chance to work with Gina & Tony again this November with one of my day of clients.  After reading their interview, I can't wait to get to know this dynamic photography duo a little bit more.  They sound like too much fun!

And finally, let's not forget our adorable couple, Kaitlyn and Mike!!!

Love fest!!!  Thank you Gina & Tony for sharing your talents with Reenie Rose.  We'll see you again in November!!!

Gina & Tony | Photographers


  1. This is amazing! I was reading through G&T's facebook posts today and came across this site and was surprised to see MY bouquet being painted! What a wonderful idea this is, my flowers were one of my favorite parts about the day and this way, I would get to see them (as they were) forever. You are extremely talented...Am I able to purchase this from you once it's finished? My email is

    -Kaitlyn (of Kaitlyn and Mike) :)

    1. Well Kaitlyn, this painting is already spoken for.... ;)