Hello friends!

My name is Gian (Short for Giancarlo (Jian-carlo) but is pronounced “Ian” with a hard G).  I’m a part time Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Virginia Beach, VA.  I grew up in the Philippines and in 97' I finally came to Virginia at age 11 and have lived in VB ever since!  I am 32 years old and I’ve been married to my beautiful wife, Pattee, for a little over a year and a half now :)  I can’t thank her enough for letting me do what I love.  I’m a HUGE Star Wars nerd and I enjoy traveling, hiking, and the great outdoors.  I’m also obsessed with the NBA and basketball in general.  Like many other creatives, I love a good brew of coffee and beer!  My default food of choice when dining out is a good burger (over Sushi) which Pattee hates, but tolerates me for :)  

I love to create amazing art and capture unique stories.  My love affair with photography started in 2009 when I picked up my first DSLR camera.  I've never looked back since and began pursuing weddings and other professional work in 2012.  I am fully committed to the process of transitioning into full time status one day and it’s certainly a risk that I am willing to dive into head first.  

I wouldnt be where I am today if it wasn’t for my amazing clients.  You know who you are!  You’re my ultimate inspiration and thank you for letting me serve you! 


Follow our journey on Instagram -https://www.instagram.com/gian_valdivia/