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"flawlessly easy" boutique photo experience.

i'm here to give you a "flawlessly easy" boutique photo experience.

I'm Gia!

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let me show you how beautiful your family iS

let me show you how beautiful your family is

I bring my mom experience into my photography work. I totally understand that each child is different and each age brings its own rewards and challenges. Your kid might be under 5 and doesn't behave all the time. Or you have a teenager who isn't interested in pictures at all. 

I am also a Boutique Photographer. I work with you to create artwork to hang in your home that capture how beautiful your family is, and celebrate the different seasons in your life.

It is probably the Filipino in me, but I love taking care of people. I'll guide you through a personalized consultation where we discuss outfit selection, styling and art placement on the walls of your home, guiding you during the entire photo session, and ending with an ordering appointment where I help you select the best images. I make your Boutique Photography experience flawlessly easy from the initial consultation to delivering that unique artwork for your home.

I am very passionate about how custom artwork will remind you how beautiful your family is, and show your kids that they are seen and loved by you.





I am also a Boutique Photographer. I work you to create artwork to hang in your home that capture how beautiful your family is, and celebrate the different seasons in your life.

It is probably the Filipino in me, but I love taking care of people. I 'll guide you through a personalized consultation where we discuss outfit selection, styling and art placement on the walls of your home, guiding you during the entire photo session, and ending with an ordering appointment where I help you select the best images. I'll make your Boutique Photography experience flawlessly easy from the initial consultation to delivering that unique artwork for your home.

Imagine custom wall portraits that capture the love you have for your children or freeze a special moment for your family. I am very passionate about how custom artwork will remind you how beautiful your family is, and show your kids that they are seen and loved by you.

Being a mom is an honor and a tough challenge. There are times you look at your children, and their faces make you smile.  There are other times, you look at your kids, and they just test your patience! I get it because I am a mom too. 

I have a 17 year old son and he is in high school. In a year or so, he will be going off to college. As he goes into the world, I pray I did my parenting job well. I really hope I raised a nice guy, and not a jerk!  When he looks back at his childhood and sees the family photos in our home, I want him to realize that his Papa and Mama tried their very best to be great parents.

I bring my mom experience into my photography work.  I totally understand that each child is different and each age brings its own rewards and challenges. Your kid might be under 5 and doesn't behave all the time.  Or you have a teenager who isn't interested in pictures at all. 

Being a mom is an honor and a tough challenge. There are times you look at your children, and their faces make you smile. There are other times, you look at your kids, and they just test your patience! I get it because I am a mom too. 

I have a 17 year old son and he is in high school. In a year or so, he will be going off to college. As he goes into the world, I pray I did my parenting job well. I really hope I raised a nice guy, and not a jerk! When he looks back at his childhood and sees the family photos in our home, I want him to realize that his Papa and Mama tried their very best to be great parents.





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I am Starbucks Cold Cup collector.  I probably should say HOARDER!  Especially when I am traveling, I am on the look out for location cup or a unique design.  These cups I am holding are the Washington State cup and 2 from the original Starbucks store in Pike Place in Seattle.

I am Starbucks Cold Cup collector.  I probably should say HOARDER!  Especially when I am traveling, I am on the look out for location cup or a unique design.  These cups I am holding are the Washington State cup and 2 from the original Starbucks store in Pike Place in Seattle.

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Our family loves Starwars!  We have 2 rugs in our home with Starwars icons discretely in them.  Can you see Darth Vader?

Two

In the summer of 2023, my family got to go on a safari in South Africa.  The blurry thing on the lower left is our guide's shoulder.  This is how close we got to a lion in the wild!  

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Three Things

to know about me

Diet coke cans per day

2

How many different kinds of chocolate I bring to sessions

5

YOungest Client Photographed

4 weeks old

number of happy clients

200+

I teach you the "HA-HA" and help you get genuine smiles!

I always have bottled water and CHOCOLATE during client sessions. Kids and adults become more patient when they are eating.

I am the photographer you call if you're a #boymom who wants photos for her SENIOR GUY but he is not interested in pictures.

I help moms CELEBRATE how much they have poured into their kids.

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present

present

Looking forward to capturing more memories for families and grads.

2023

2023

From Sept 2020 to Dec 2023, I have photographed over 300 families and grads.

2020

2020

Gia Chong Photography opens in Sept 2020.  I end up serving 8 families by the end of 2020.

2015

2015

We move to Stockton, CA and I become a volunteer photographer at my son's school.

2012

2012

I shoot my first maternity and new born sessions with family friends.

2010

2010

We move to Pittsburgh, PA.  I photograph the families we meet and become friends with. 

I earn my MBA and we move to Pittsburgh, PA.  I photograph the families we meet and become friends with. 

2007

2007

My son is born and I start taking his photos with a Panasonic camera.

2004

2004

My husband and I leave the Philippines and move to Grand Rapids, MI.

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Showing up is 90 percent of the battle, and just make sure you brought a cold diet coke.

Showing up is 90 percent of the battle, and just make sure you bRING a cold diet coke.

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words i live by