Gina D Photo: Blog en-us (C) 2024 Gina D Photo (Gina D Photo) Tue, 05 Sep 2023 09:55:00 GMT Tue, 05 Sep 2023 09:55:00 GMT Gina D Photo: Blog 120 80 10 Years in Business, and Proud Finalists for the Third Consecutive Year in Local Business Awards What an Incredible Week at Gina D Photo: Celebrating 10 Years of Photography Excellence! πŸŽ‰

This week, we are absolutely thrilled to celebrate a remarkable milestone - 10 incredible years in business! πŸ₯‚πŸ“· But that's not all - we have more exciting news to share!

Thanks to YOUR amazing support, we have been nominated as finalists once again in the Local Business Awards for the Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai area. πŸ† Your trust and loyalty mean the world to us, and we couldn't have achieved this without you.

As we eagerly anticipate the presentation night for the Local Business Awards 2023, we invite you to stay tuned for updates as we continue this exciting journey together. 🌟

We want you to know that you're all tops! Thank you for being a cherished part of our Gina D Photo family! πŸ€—

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10 Years in Business, and Proud Finalists for the Third Consecutive Year in Local Business AwardsWhat an Incredible Week at Gina D Photo: Celebrating 10 Years of Photography Excellence!" πŸŽ‰

(Gina D Photo) awards business family ginadphoto local photographer sydney Tue, 05 Sep 2023 09:54:13 GMT
Last day to vote for Gina D Photo in Local Business Awards Final Day to Cast Your Vote and Champion My Small Business in the Local Business Awards! πŸ†

We're thrilled to announce that we've been nominated as a finalist for the past two years, all thanks to your incredible support! Your votes have driven us to this point, and we're deeply grateful for your ongoing encouragement.

To vote for us, simply click on the link below and follow the easy steps. Remember, an email confirmation is all that's needed to validate your vote (no phone number required):

Vote Here:

Small businesses like ours thrive on the backing of valued customers like you. Your support means the world to us and has a significant impact on our journey.

Thank you in advance for your kind support. Let's continue this amazing journey together!

Warm regards,

Gina D Photo πŸ“ΈπŸ™Œ


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(Gina D Photo) awards business family ginadphoto hornsby ku-ring-gai local photographer photography sydney wahroonga Tue, 08 Aug 2023 01:10:39 GMT
MOTHER'S DAY VOUCHER SALE Mother's Day Sale20% off all vouchers

As we gear up for Mother's Day, it's the perfect moment to express your love and gratitude for the amazing woman who brought you into this world. And what better way to do that than with a heartfelt gift that captures the moments you cherish most?

With our special offer, you can now surprise your Mum with a personalized voucher for a photo session that will create memories to last a lifetime. And the best part? All vouchers are 20% off, so you can show your appreciation without breaking the bank. 🎈❀️

We understand that each Mum is unique, so we offer fully customized vouchers that can be tailored to your needs. From the type of photo session to the photography products, we'll work with you to create the perfect gift that matches your Mum’s personality and style.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to give your Mum a gift she'll treasure forever. Contact us today to learn more about our special Mother's Day offer!



(Gina D Photo) day family gift mother's Mum photo photographer photography sale session sydney voucher Thu, 04 May 2023 00:00:46 GMT
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Last month, Scarlett and her mother visited my Wahroonga studio for a dance photography session. Scarlett needed a variety of shots for her auditions, so we reviewed a few examples beforehand to ensure we captured the style they had in mind.

The session took a bit longer than anticipated, but it was well worth it! We captured numerous dance poses, along with several portraits showcasing different hairstyles - both relaxed and with Scarlett's hair in a bun. In the end, we even managed to create a beautiful fine art image that will serve as a treasured memory and stunning wall display for Scarlett and her family.

Take a look at a few of the final images below. If you're interested in dance photography, feel free to reach out to me directly. Let's have a chat and see if I can help bring your vision to life!


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(Gina D Photo) ballet dance ginadphoto photography school studio wahroonga Wed, 01 Mar 2023 01:31:13 GMT
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Greetings to our beloved customers, friends, and supporters,


As we approach the end of 2022, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for your continued support throughout this year. We hope that this holiday season fills your hearts with joy, love, and peace.


As we look forward to the new year, we are excited to announce that our photo studio will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in August 2023! It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since we started this journey, and we couldn't have done it without your trust and support. To show our appreciation, we will be hosting several giveaways throughout the year, so keep an eye out for those.


Please note that our studio will be closed from December 22nd, 2022, until January 15th, 2023, for the Christmas break. During this time, we will not be processing any orders or digital downloads. We will resume full operation in January 2023.


Lastly, we would like to share with you our latest family beach photos. This was the last photo session of 2022, and we had a blast capturing these beautiful memories. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023!


Warm regards,
Gina D Photo team


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(Gina D Photo) beach christmas family hornsby north photo photography pymble shore studio sydney thornleigh turramurra wahroonga Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:10:54 GMT
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Get into the festive spirit with our Christmas Mini Sessions!


This year, we're offering a limited number of slots in our Wahroonga studio throughout November, complete with a range of fun and festive props to choose from.


Capture some magical moments with your loved ones and create beautiful memories to cherish for years to come. But don't wait too long to book, as spots are filling up quickly!


Visit the link below to learn more about our Christmas Mini Sessions and secure your booking before it's too late. Hurry, we only have a limited number of slots available from October 30th until December 3rd.

Please note that we won't be offering any Christmas Minis after December 3rd, as we want to ensure we have enough time to edit, process, and deliver all the purchased images, prints, and Christmas cards in time for the holidays.


Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to capture the magic of Christmas with Gina D Photo!



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FINALIST at Local Business Awards 2022 Thank you all for voting for Gina D Photo studio at Local Business Awards. Thanks to you and your support we made it among the finalists again, we really appreacite all your support! Gina D Photo has been capturing memories for 9 years already and is going to celebrate 10 years in the business next year. We are grateful we have such an amazing client response and our customers return to us regularly.

Congratulations and all the best to all the finalists. Now we have to wait who will be the winner of our category Hornsby / Ku-Ring-Gai.

(Gina D Photo) australian awards business family ginadphoto hornsby ku-ring-gai local photographer sydney Thu, 18 Aug 2022 07:28:58 GMT
Awaiting your photo gallery invite If your child had recently their photos taken during preschool or early learning centre photo day or DanceTots presentation day (including Christmas photos) you would have received the email to view and purchase the images already before Christmas.

If you have not received an email, please check your spam/junk mail box. 

Please contact us directly if you have not found your email and we will resend it again.

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(Gina D Photo) Fri, 07 Jan 2022 23:48:46 GMT
Reminiscing AIPP Photography Awards AIPP Closes After 75 Years Of Serving Photographers


What a sad day for Australian photography industry. Australian Institute of Professional Photography is closing down after unprecedented financial pressure from the Covid-19 pandemic.


Reminiscing my 3 succesful images that were recognised and awarded by the talented photographers who were participating in

judging the AIPP Professional Photography Awards:


Awards list for NSW AIPP Awards 2016:

- Silver Award in the Illustrative Category

- Silver with Distinction Award in the Illustrative Category

- Student Photographer of the Year 2016


Awards list in the Australian AIPP Awards 2016:

- Silver Award in the Illustrative Category

- Silver Award in the Illustrative Category

- Silver with Distinction Award in the Illustrative Category


Video from the award evening is available at my student photography blog I created during my studies at CATC Design School:


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(Gina D Photo) aipp australian award awards institute of photography professional silver Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:19:32 GMT
Covid-19 Update and Safety Plan With our economy reopning and our photo studio back in business we would like to share with you rules from our Covid-19 Safety Plan.


QR check-in and vaccination statements:

QR check-in is required upon arrival.

Before 1 December 2021 the vaccination status has to be shown ON ARRIVAL.

Accepted documents are - Covid-19 certificate, Immunisation Statement, Contraindication Form or Immunisation Statement that includes Contraindication.

Important! Please DO NOT send us any health documentation (these are not allowed to be accepted or stored by our studio because we are not equipped to handle health data). Information about your vaccination status is sensitive information and is afforded a higher degree of protection under the Privacy Act. 

The NSW Governement requires the clients to SHOW these documents on arrival either in printed or electronic version.

Our staff is either fully vaccinated or have medical exemption, all available to view on request.


Social Distancing:

Physical or social distancing means reducing the close physical contact we have with people and staying 1.5 metres away from people we don't live with. 

People living in the same household do not need to be 1.5 metres from each other.


Face Masks:

Face masks are compulsory indoors. Can be taken of during photoshoot, wadrobe change, applying make-up, fixing hair or drinking. We kindly ask our customers to not bring food onto our premises (does not apply for babies and children up to 3 years old).



Studio is cleaned and sanitised before and after each visit. 

Regular hand washing and sanitising is required for the photographer who will also wear a masks at all times indoor even when using / photographing with a camera.

We kindly ask all our customers to use a hand sanitiser when entering our studio and after a use of amenities.


Reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection:

To keep yourself and others safe

  • wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people
  • do not shake hands, hug or kiss as a greeting
  • if possible, use debit and credit cards instead of cash and make use of online and self-serve transactions.




(Gina D Photo) cerfiticates check-in covid-19 hygiene photography qr sanitasation vaccination Thu, 21 Oct 2021 01:28:56 GMT
Sneak peek into my post processing kitchen Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you an example of my work manaement and mainly what I can edit in Photoshop.

Often clients don't think there is much to edit and all you need is a good camera. Well, the reality is, the camera itself won't take great photos, with a preparation for the photo session there are many more steps that follow.. In my case, it is years of experience, education and use of different equipment and techniques that help me create my images (e.g. lighting, reflectors, make-up fix, backdrops, props, styling and posing). When I export the RAW files onto my PC, I first go through all images taken (always more than 100 photos for each photo session) and I delete unusable images (blurred, not sharp, the person closed their eyes, unflattering poses etc.).

Once all the above is done, I apply first edit TO ALL remaining images (this includes colour management, enhacements, sharpening, cropping etc.). I then export pre-edited images and share an online gallery with a client. They will choose their final images based on their chosen photo package but also have an option to purchase additional photographs.

When I receive the finalised order I apply the final edit (see the animation below). You would think what do I need to edit on a child's portrait? I fix the hair (hanging around or in the face), make the perfect hair bun, "slim"down the shoes to fit the ballerina's feet and I also adjust the colours, lights and shadows plus sharpen the photo. I export all photos in high res (ready to print particular size) and low resolution quality suitable for sharing online (these inlude my watermark). If you wanted to see a GIF where the edits are played as before and after please head to my FACEBOOK page or INSTAGRAM profile.

So this is what I do when I create my photos that I love sharing with you all πŸ₯°


(Gina D Photo) editing ginadphoto photographer photography post processing Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:35:47 GMT
FINALIST at Local Business Awards 2021 We are absolutely over the moon to share that votes from our lovely fans and customers have gotten us among the finalists in the 2021 Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Local Business Awards. 

We are proud to be awarded the Outstanding Specialised Business Finalist title in our community. Thank you all for the love and support. It is the best reward our our work. We will proudly display the Finalist award in our studio!

The winners of all categories will be announced at the 2021 Presentation Evening which will be held on Tuesday, 26th October at Hornsby RSL Club.

Fingers crossed and stay tuned, we will keep you updated.

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(Gina D Photo) awards business finalist hornsby ku-ring-gai local photography specialised Tue, 17 Aug 2021 09:52:00 GMT
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Hi everyone,

Hope you are all keeping safe during this lockdown.
Due to the current restrictions we are not taking bookings for the next 2 weeks (until 11 July depending on the health advice from NSW governement).
However we are taking bookings for the rest of the year. You can also purchase Gift Vouchers, prints, framed prints and canvases. Visit our Shop for options.
Luckily we are busy editing photos from DanceTots Midterm photoshoot, stay tuned for the final edited photos as we are sharing photos with the families each day.

Hopefully see you soon,
Be kind, take care and stay safe
Gina D Photo team x

(Gina D Photo) ballerina covid-19 photo session update Mon, 28 Jun 2021 01:10:04 GMT
MOTHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY Win a FREE photo session, 3 digital files and 8x12''inch print with GinaDphoto!

You can enter to win or you can nominate another super special Mum. To enter this giveaway please LIKE my Facebook page and fill out a form here on my website.


Leave your name, phone and email, so I can get in touch with you and tell me why you would like to win this giveaway. The entries will close on Friday, 7th May at 5pm and I will choose one winner immediately that evening.


The winning Mum can choose a baby/child or family photo session (1 hour).


Don't forget I also offer Gift Vouchers which can be downloaded or printed. Use code "Mothersdayspecial" to receive 10% discount on all vouchers. You can fill out the same form to purchase a voucher.


Please share or tag your friends who could be interested.

Let's make one Mama happy for this Mother's Day!


(Gina D Photo) Mon, 03 May 2021 04:15:00 GMT
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Hi everyone,

hope you are all keeping safe and healthy during this world pandemic.
Just a heads up, we are open and you can book a photo-shoot with us.
We have, however, implemented few new measurements in order to keep us and our customers safe.
We do practice social distancing during our photo sessions and we also shoot outdoors for all photo session except for newborn and corporate head-shots where again strict social distancing is applied. No other photo sessions are available in our studio at this moment.
Also, if you are unwell, you can postpone your photo session for FREE until you and your family are well.
We ask everyone who is unwell even with even mild symptoms to inform us immediately and postpone their photo sessions. The same would be applied if any of our staff was unwell.

We are looking forward to capturing memories for you in 2020.
Gina D Photo team


(Gina D Photo) Sat, 09 Jan 2021 03:15:00 GMT