I’m Gia,
a lifetime photographer

My passion for creative arts began at an early age, and I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have an artistic tool in hand, whether it was a paintbrush, a disposable camera, or even my first camera flip phone! 

I’m a San Diego native though my family is Costa Rican, and our culture has greatly influenced my passion for life. ¡Pura vida! – It’s a simple and happy way of living, being thankful for what you have instead of dwelling on what you don’t. My desire as a photographer is to capture those happy, often understated moments in life that make our hearts beat. After all, the camera 

can do more than paint a portrait – it can document a feeling and make it tangible.

The passion I have for my craft is what I strive to cultivate in each session, and that’s what truly brings life and color to my photographs!

Largely self-taught, I have successfully showcased my work as a painter in several art shows, and have developed my portfolio as a photographer since 2009. While I do still paint, I fulfill most of my creative cravings behind the camera. I love to capture colorful moments of everyday life, bringing into focus the raw emotions that come with every milestone, and at any age.

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Kind words

“My now wife and I shopped around for months for a wedding photographer before we came across Gianina. After a few short communications with her, we knew she was exactly what we needed. Her professionalism and ability to coordinate our circus of friends and family to create a 5-Star photo album was second to none. Not a single picture was missed. Thank you for everything G, and we will be passing your card around whenever possible.”

Patrick & heather