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!
CHEERS and here’s to this journey we call life.
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All images - Copyright ©2017 Gian Valdivia