Virginia was everything we wanted and more in a wedding photographer! Her photos speak for themselves–they are creative, varied, and beautiful. But what really sets Virginia apart is that she is such a pleasure to work with. As a bride or groom, you spend most of your wedding day with your photographer-from the moment you start getting ready in the morning to the dance party at night, your photographer will be by your side. It is so important to have someone around who puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable, and Virginia is exactly the kind of person you want. She went out of her way to be helpful throughout the day, even when it went beyond the call of duty of a photographer.
She was agreeable to the extra-long hours that came with a dual ceremony wedding, and flexible when things didn't exactly run according to the schedule (as is often the case at Indian weddings!) She had never photographed a Hindu wedding before ours, but she took the time to learn about the ceremony in advance, and did an amazing job at capturing the events. She was relaxed and easy going, and even when we had a sudden unexpected snowfall on our wedding, she was quick to come up with alternate locations for our photos, and made the whole thing work beautifully!
By the end of the wedding, she felt more like a friend than our photographer. In fact, so many of our friends loved her too that she has been hired for 3 weddings in our circle of friends so far, and we all like to joke that she is the "dedicated photographer" for our friends. Virginia is fun, flexible, and professional. I am so grateful that we got to work with her, and am thrilled with the beautiful photos that we have to capture our wedding. Without hesitation, we would recommend her to anyone!
— Thara and Ravin
Mario and I were recently engaged and beginning the search for a photographer for our wedding day. Friends of ours had recently gotten married and we loved all the photos they posted. So we reached out to their photographer.
We first met Virginia at a coffee shop and we hit it off right away. Mario and I knew she would be the perfect person to capture our wedding day memories. Our first photoshoot was for engagement pictures. Virginia went out of her way to help make this experience amazing for us. When the weather was rainy and cold she suggested we reschedule and wait for a nicer day. Its a good thing she did because the makeup day was a beautiful fall day. Since the engagement photos were weather dependent, I wasn’t able to book an appointment with my hair stylist. Virginia, always having a solution, set me up with her stylist so I could have the perfect hair for our pictures.
Leading up toour wedding, Virginia was always available to chat, even just for a quick question or to give her suggestions. We felt confident knowing she was well organized and prepared. The day of our wedding everything we had been planning for months fell into place, and Virginia was there to capture all the memories we might otherwise forget. When we look through our photos now we are so glad she was there with us that day. We have so many beautiful photos its hard to choose a favourite. Virgina’s positive and lighthearted personality made it feel like an old friend was hanging out with us taking our pictures. After this experience we have recommended her to other friends looking for an amazing wedding photographer. — Mario and Genelle
As every bride says, the day flew by. It was over and done with before we knew it, but it was perfect. Jaden and I loved our August 3rd day and today we reminisce on the beauty of the day by looking through the hundreds of photos that were so wonderfully done by Gin Quist Photography. Virginia captured the moments in the most perfect of ways and each time we look through our photos, we relive our wedding day all over :) I'm sending a big shout-out to Virginia for all the work she did and for the photographs she took. Jaden and I love them, we love you, and we are so thankful all you did!
— Joelle and Jaden
Gin, we cannot say enough good things or thank you enough for showcasing our engagement and wedding day so perfectly! We have received so many compliments on our photos, and we owe it all to you! Seamus and I enjoyed working with you so much and more importantly it was so fun getting to know you! You have a way about you that made us feel like we had known you forever, simply by the way you make everyone around you so comfortable, and it shows in our photos! Your dedication, patience and professionalism did not go unnoticed in any situation; you are truly so talented! We are so lucky to have this collection of beautiful memories that you have shared with us to remember forever! We can’t wait for the next milestone in our lives so you can be a part of sharing it in your sweet and artistic, stylish way!
We booked Gin Quist Photography for our family photos. My daughter was 6.5 months and Virginia did amazing with her and got so many smiles! Virginia was so very professional. Booking our session was so easy and was so flexible with our hectic schedule. We got our photos very quickly and they were AMAZING. Grandparents also went crazy for the photos and demanded prints stat! We cannot wait to work with Virginia again and will certainly be working with her soon! We will cherish these photos forever!
Virginia was an absolute pleasure to have at our home for our one week newborn photoshoot of our precious little girl. She came fully equipped with an entire vehicle full of equipment to take all the photos in the comfort of our own home. She made us feel sooo comfortable, not to mention our newborn was calm and sleeping for an hour for her naked! not many people make newborns feel soooo cozy. She brought a space heater and big baby position beanbag, Tripods, Blankets and even hand crafted/knitted headbands, baby wraps, and touques. For new mommies, Virginia is very understanding of babies schedule of feeding etc. I had to take a break for feeding our little peanut, and she was warm and patient about it. She didnt take that time away from the shoot, and we started right where we left off. It was soooo awesome. My husband, daughter and I loved our experience with her and the resulting photos so much, not to mention our family and friends. We get SOOO Many compliments on the pictures she took of us.
Virginia recently photographed my one month old daughter. She was so patient and gentle with her especially when she was fussy. The pictures she took are fabulous. She was able to beautifully capture my daughter's personality in each and every picture. I have received nothing but wonderful comments from friends and family. I am looking forward to our "Watch Me Grow" sessions.
Edmonton area wedding, family and newborn photographer.