Hello! My name is Gina Her. It's a pleasure having you here on my page. Thank you for your interest in my studio or photography work. Here is my back story on how I got started with photography.
Growing up as an immigrant has shaped me to be who I am today. I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand in 1991 and soon after we fled to the US in 1993. We then soon made Saint Paul, Minnesota home to us. My parents have always taught me the value of life and to work hard in order to get what I want in life. I've always lived by that rule. My mom had a stroke after giving birth to me and never really recovered since that incident. Although today she can't talk normally and can't move fast anymore, she motivates me to dream bigger than what I was taught in college. When I look at her smile and hear her laughter at the little things in life, that motivates me to start my own photography business. Capturing people's little and big moments in life is what I live for. I am honored each time someone picks me to photograph their special moment. I would love to continue doing so with the help of this grant. Nothing in life comes easy and I plan to continue to work hard to make other people's dreams come true through their vision with photography.
Why should customers choose you over your competition? I see photography more than just point and shoot. I enjoy shooting with the idea of capturing everything around my subject. I feel my photography is different from others. I plan to create activities for family and couple portraits such as: painting, tea time, and dance. I miss the old days when our parents would take candid photos of us when we were younger. I would love to recreate that with my clients by offering these types of activities. Therefore, it’ll be more memorable.
What's the story behind my business?
When I was in middle school my English teacher asked us to create a book about what we wanted to be when we grow up. At that time I knew I wanted to be a photographer one day because I have always loved taking photos as a kid. I would often took photos with a disposable camera then took them to develop at the store. I still have some of those photos til this day. That's the thing about photos, they’re clips of our memories that we can look back on years from now. Fast forward to high school during my senior year, I started working at a grocery store to save up to buy my very first camera. Every since then I started to shoot my friends and family for fun then soon became a business. I never stopped shooting since then. I now specialize in self portraits, family portraits, final art photography, and weddings. Did I mention I love staging all my studio sessions? if you like to know more, feel free to contact me or schedule a visit to my studio.