My name is Gina. I have a camera, and I’m not afraid to use it. I am, however, afraid to write this article introducing myself. I am quite uncomfortable promoting myself. Sure, I might brag about how I can make chocolate chip cookies from scratch without once glancing at a recipe, but that’s more of a somewhat shameful acknowledgement of a bad habit. What I can say without any bragging at all is that you won’t find any stories about how I discovered my passion for photography, or I have an awesome job following my dream, or any of the usual “photography is my life” stuff you might expect to be reading at about this point. Instead, I offer you my reality. I am a complete geek and glad to be so. I am a proud mother of two boys and wife to a terrific and equally nerdy husband. I have a PhD in Chemical Engineering that I generally used for about 12 years, but now it is collecting dust in a cabinet or drawer somewhere around this house. I now channel my geeky tendencies into constantly improving my technical skills with composition, lighting, and post processing. I contribute the occasional bit of content to ImprovePhotography.com for hobbyist photographers. While I may harbor a not-so-secret love for photographing athletes, at my core I am a traditional portrait artist. I create clean, classic portraits for children, families and high school seniors. Browse my portfolio, and shoot me a message to learn how we can create classic portraits together.