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/