We went to Barbados a year before our wedding date to scope out locations and meet photographers. Not only did Gina’s work speak volumes of her perspective for naturally capturing each moment, actually meeting her in person solidified our decision to go with her for our special day. She was incredibly patient with us, which was great because we had no idea how the wedding was going to go at that point. She also took the time to get to know us and our style – so key for really representing us as people within the art. Then, throughout the planning process she was super helpful as I was planning a destination wedding from NYC, offering suggestions for vendors and important information about timing, locations, etc. Gina was truly a pleasure to work with.On the wedding day, Gina and her second shooter were prompt, professional and even went above and beyond for some shots. For the flying lantern release, Gina was precariously stepping on rocks, waves crashing inches behind her, in order to get the best angle. The photos from the ceremony and reception (including a ton of group photos and candids) are just stunning. She captured every colour so brilliantly, and timed the sunset shots so perfectly to leverage the soft light from one perspective, and the silhouette from another. A few days after the ceremony we did a photo session around the island including trashing the dress. She knew every place to take us, and so efficiently. The locations we shot at were nothing short of spectacular. From the middle of a field to vibrant street art to a secret garden to the top of the hill overlooking the coastline, each discovery of an amazing and different backdrop was like a dream for us – it was just so beautiful. This is where Gina was really in her element and her artistic eye for photography really shone. It felt both artsy and natural because of her great direction. Even when we were in the ocean getting swept up in sand and seawater, she made us feel comfortable. And that last shot within the rocks – seriously amazing.
I would 100% recommend Gina to anyone going to Barbados to get married.
– Erica & David
Thank you thank you thank you! I am all emotional right now just in case the email is rambling a bit! We LOVE LOVE LOVE them. The images are spectacular and you of course did an amazing job! Looking at the pictures I’m almost forgetting that there was tropical storm outside! They’re bright and happy and absolutely beautiful! We couldn’t be happier – Thank you again for everything!
– Maia & Kalamo
We decided on Gina Francesca photography and Design to capture the special moments of our big day and are really very happy with the results. Gina is professional, creative, really listens and works to accommodate and realize your vision while bringing her own remarkable eye to each and every shot. She captured the wide range of emotions the day brought with it; the joy, the tears, the humour and that special bond between family and friends that always seems heightened at such a time appears almost tangible in her pictures. She offered a range of candid and posed shots and was very flexible and open to experimenting in different venues. As a result we have a great mix of photos that really speak to the story of the day and who we are. Great talent and beautiful images.
– Ana McWatt & Adam Mantha
Your work is beyond fabulous! I knew when I first saw your images that your style and technique was exactly what I was looking for and after receiving our wedding photos it just confirmed those thoughts even more. You have an eye for the details and captured each moment beautifully throughout the day. From start to finish it was a pleasure working with you and your team. You’re fun yet professional and while you managed to get every shot, it was like you weren’t even there. You made every step along the way, from setting up the contract, answering all my questions, taking photos on the day of, and even the delivery of the images seamless and special. We cannot thank you enough!
– Laura & Robin Clarke
Gina, we can’t express in words how magnificent the slide show was, between the crying and laughter, it was as if we were reliving the moments all over again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our day as we felt it.
– Dwayne & Stephania
Gina is amazing! From start to finish – she arrived early, captured every moment (even the ones we missed) and was on point all night! Her turnaround was also quicker than promised. A big thanks to you, Gina, and Tarik, for capturing beautiful images that we will cherish for a lifetime!
– Karthika & Russell
We couldn’t be happier with our engagement pictures! The whole trip was a surprise for my fiancé and Gina worked with me every step of the way to make sure everything went as perfectly as I could hope for! From the moment I reached out to her, Gina knew exactly what I was looking for and it showed in the amazing candid shots of my proposal. Gina also helped to make us feel extremely comfortable when taking pictures, which made the whole experience even more fun and exciting. Thank you so much Gina for capturing these memories that we will never forget!
– Kory & Shannon
Gina, thank you very much for the photos! They are fantastic! I went over them at least 20 times, if not more, and eventually lost count. You were able to capture the mood and emotions of the most important day in our lives! We felt very comfortable with you during our entire photo-shoot! We hope that we will have an opportunity to work with you again, there are so many places that we would like to travel to an visit, but we will definitely return to Barbados!
Thank You for your talent!
As they say in Russia, God Bless You!
– Anastasia Dvorova
We are so very grateful that Gina was the one who captured our special day. My favourite moments she captured were of us during our ceremony, when we were saying our vows to each other. She captured the emotion of this experience in a very beautiful way and we are so very grateful for her. She is an amazing photographer and we highly recommend her to capture your special day.
– Katie & Jim
Thank you to Gina for providing us with such wonderful photos memories to remember our special day. You can clearly see the quality and creativity of Gina’s work on her website – what it doesn’t tell you is that she is so much more than just your photographer. She helped us with so many other aspects of the wedding – from advice at the rehearsal on the format of the wedding, assisting with the registrar, helping with the décor and at one point even helping to clear the tables after dinner! Gina was such a calming influence on what could have been a very stressful morning and made the whole process enormous fun on the day. She makes you very feel relaxed right from the start and perfectly ease. It was like having your best friend taking the photos. Truly amazing.
– Lianne & Jon
You captured the most magical time of our lives, in the most perfect way. You not only captured the pregnancy but you managed to capture our love, for each other and our soon-to-be son perfectly. Working with you was so enjoyable, with your laid back, friendly personality, you made the shoot so comfortable and the end result really showed why this is your profession. These images will be cherish forever and we can’t wait to show our son how loved he was before he even arrived. Thank you for capturing such amazing memories; you really are gifted with an art.
– Nadia and Anthony
Gina is a true artist! Her photography captured the real essence and joy of our family. She has an incredible eye for those fleeting rare and magical moments. The pictures we have from her photo shoots with us are ones that we will always display and treasure.
– Kawasaki Family
Gina has a way of capturing feelings and personality no matter the circumstance. Whether your children won’t cooperate, or the weather is against you, she finds a way around it. She can capture the beauty in every little moment. Gina is not only talented, but very professional. She is on time for the photo shoot; she takes your opinion seriously while still offering her expertise, and is equipped and ready for anything you throw at her. Gina returned her images to me within a week and they were exceptional! I’ve never had such good service from a photographer before her, and that’s why I keep going back for more!
– Katherine ElDaheer
When we arrived in Barbados, we really had no idea where to go to get the type of pictures taken that we were thinking about. We were so relieved when Gina met us at the port and assured us she knew the perfect spot to go for our shoot. She ushered us to her car and off we went to Pebble Beach. Just a short distance from where the ship was docked, she gave us a brief history of the area and had us to our destination in no time. Even though the driver’s seat was on the wrong side of the car (LOL)! Gina took us to different spots on and near the beach, and coached us on the various poses and actions she was looking for. Almost an hour later, she announced she was done and took us back to the cruise ship. On the way, we were given more information about the island and what it’s like to live there. She said she would choose the very best of all the photos she took, do some editing, and have them to us via Dropbox within the week. By the time we arrived back in Florida at the end of our cruise, we were treated to an amazing array of pictures. The photos were beautiful, and ended up being exactly what we had been hoping for. If you ever visit Barbados and want to have photos taken for a special occasion, or just for fun, do yourself a favour and contact Gina Francesca.
– The Kane’s
Just over 2 years ago I contacted Gina for a Maternity shoot having seen some of her portfolio. I had ideas in mind of what I wanted and Gina was able to give me exactly that and more. When my little one came, she had colic and I was so looking forward to the shoot I was the opposite of calm! Gina was so patient she told me not worry about the time, she wasn’t leaving until we got what we needed, and she did just that! And she got the babba to sleep too!! I’ve gone back to Gina for shoots twice since then and I cannot sing her praises enough. I continue to get compliments on my maternity shoot and I recommend Gina Francesca second nature to anyone who asks. Her patient attention to detail, her open minded attitude to get you want you want, how you want it, and then the beauty in the final shots – you won’t be disappointed!!
– Malyssa Coles
Gina did photo shoots for both of our kids. She also did our maternity for our first baby. All of our photo shoots were so enjoyable and flowed with ease. She has a very comforting demena and allows you and baby to be relaxed during the shoot. Her great eye for capturing the moment and true talent in creating the right tone makes it look so effortless. She truly has a gift and we are very happy with the outcome. Thank you Gina… we are blessed to have these memories.
– Kelly Galt-Betts
A couple years ago when I was expecting my first little baba I contacted Gina for a newborn session. Having this be my first baby, I was so nervous and overwhelmed with my daughter as everything was new to me. Gina, having had a baby already was so amazing. As a mom she taught me so much within this newborn session. She taught me the warmth that my baby needed and the special touches a mom should share with their baba (Yes you did!) . Gina was easy to talk to and up for anything! When she is working you can see her love for what she is doing. Since then I have had Gina take pictures of my second baby girl. Everytime I look at the pictures she has taken it makes me smile. They will forever remind me of these sweet times in my life. Thank you so much Gina.
– Laura D’Abadie