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queen city cookie goodness opens at findlay market

i’ve had the pleasure of photographing these miniature pieces of art for the last few months
for the beautiful, creative genius behind queen city cookies…peggy shannon.
between her vision for the company, the uber creative people she surrounds herself with, the most
glorious light filled carriage house (where we shoot) behind her gorgeous home complete with beautiful gardens…
well, may i just say i am in heaven as far as shooting commercially goes. did i forget to mention the perks?
a generous amount of creative freedom and the most incredible cookies. life is sweet.

today, queen city cookies opened it’s lovely doors at findlay market. what a treat for all.
please, come inside…

remember to…
eat . smile . repeat


September 7, 2011 - 4:58 pm

Anne - oh i love this! this is what i would love to do! i’m so happy for you that you’re getting to do this 🙂

September 10, 2011 - 11:13 pm

Carolyn Evans - Beautiful product. Beautiful shoot. and beautiful photographs! Love your work, Gina!

street portraits . andre {this little light of mine}

it has been much too long since i’ve added anything to this project. today was the day.
i will admit, not planned, but i like how it turned out to be.
meet andre. he is a giant. his voice, his smile, his soul and yes, his hair.
i met him earlier this year at findlay market. easy to see now, but how i missed
him before, i’m not sure. i first heard his voice and followed it straight to him.
he smiled at me, he sang for me. a follower of god, he sings for all.
i knew i met someone i wanted to see and hear again.
i also knew i was going to make a portrait of this wonderful man.
today was that day.

andre {this little light of mine}

thank you andre for putting a little extra light in the world today.

September 3, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Renee - I love, love, love street portraits like these. I think this might be my favorite thing you’ve ever posted—it leaves me wanting to know more about him!! The one up top reminds me of a TTV shot.

September 3, 2011 - 9:52 pm

Melissa - Gina – these are gorgeous. the photos make me feel like I’ve met this man too.

September 7, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Anne - gina, this is a lovely set! i can almost hear his voice through the photos 🙂

September 10, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Carolyn Evans - PERFECT! LOVE these!!! Have you met Voss on Liberty Street? I’d love to join you one day when you shoot for this project.

antlers and roses

had this idea. wrote it down. there it stayed for much too long. yesterday, a variation of it came to life.
thank you sophia for always being up for mommy’s little whims.


model:  sophia w.
dress:  vintage
antlers: flea market find
backdrop:  drop it modern/sea horse
styling:  gina weathersby
camera:  canon 5d

lens: canon ts-e 45 mm f/2.8





August 30, 2011 - 9:28 am

Sheila - Absolutely beautiful and enchanting:) Straight out of a fairytale!!

August 30, 2011 - 10:27 am

Annie - LOVE!! It reminds me of some of this artist’s prints – definitely not the same, but in the same spirit. = )

monday morning {java}

from as far back as i can remember, i can hear my farther telling me to be sure to…do what i love in life.
i have to say, i think i’ve held to that pretty well. by accident or not, i’ve been lucky to do things in my life that i have genuinely liked and loved. thank you dad.

a few years ago, i did dip my toes in another professional arena, just to see. my first clue that it might not be a natural fit…it was not a creative arena. at least not in my world of creativity. but, i gave it a try and gave it my all.
i did have fun spending hours and hours thinking up all kinds of creative/graphic/brochure/design/
photography type things. trouble was, that wasn’t really helping me grow that business in the way it needed to be grown.
one of those ideas was to post an article/share/photo/quote…
something inspiring to start the week off with a little kick start. i named it monday morning java.
i never did put it in place as the other profession naturally ran it’s course. honestly, i didn’t love it. it wasn’t me. ever.

i still sit and think of all kinds of ways to be creative with my business,
but now i’m right where i belong and loving what i do.
monday morning java? no worries, you have a new home. right here.

sometimes you may be have to dip your toes a little here and there to find out what it is you really love without losing what you ‘think’ you should be holding on to.
so, here’s to dipping toes, for if we don’t try, we would never know.




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August 29, 2011 - 8:39 am

ilene - Now THIS java is strong enough for me 😉

August 31, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Anne - thank you for sharing this g! and i am very happy for you that you are right where you want to be 🙂