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Conversations with Gina Burg

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gina Burg.

Hi Gina, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My story takes a lot of twists and turns, but from a young age, I was always a little obsessed with art and photography. I would carry around my Mom’s Art History books and devour the information held inside because I thought those huge textbooks made me look smart. Sometimes my Dad would let me use his camera to take photos, and I was always excited to see how the images would turn out after developing the film. They were usually images of my dog dressed in human clothes, but I was still creating!

I have always loved animals just as much as art and had decided around eight years old that I wanted to be a Veterinarian. I was in my third year of college with plans to move on to a Veterinary program after my undergrad when I started working in an animal hospital. There I discovered very quickly that I could not withstand the heartache required of me for that job. So, I pivoted towards my love of art and all things creative and now live a life creating and capturing moments that fill my heart with joy.

Luckily, it was the beginning of the semester and I was able to change all my classes to art, graphic design, and photography. After my first day experimenting in the darkroom. I was hooked and I have been creating art ever since.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has been far from a smooth road. The creative industry pendulum swings are so wide that one day I can be so busy I can barely think, and the next it is absolute crickets. I cannot count the number of times during a slow period where I have been asked when I was going to give up the ‘whole art thing’ and consider it a hobby, and though statements like that put a chink in my armor, I also know that some don’t understand that I simply have to create. I cannot sit in a cubicle. I know, because I’ve tried and I was miserable! So, I have learned how to supplement my photography and mixed-media art with web and graphic design, as well as home improvement projects. I’ve painted some pretty fun murals for people! I am also currently working on a bathing suit line geared towards the active water woman that will keep all your girl parts in place and don’t resemble slingshots, and I just published the first book in a collection of mental health journals using my photography and mixed-media artworks. I am essentially always creating and have learned to not be afraid to speak up when I hear people tossing ideas around because my mind is always creating and absorbing my surroundings.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I specialize in capturing keepsake moments that tell a story. From newborns and maternity photos and also weddings, I capture the images that you can hold onto for a lifetime and hopefully pass on to your family. I especially love it when families include their four-legged babies in their photoshoots too. What sets me apart is that if it means I can get the shot, I am not afraid to get dirty. I will swim into the ocean (with my underwater housing of course) or lay down in the dirt to get capture the image. My all-time favorite subjects to capture are Moms-to-be and newborns. There is something so magical about that time in a person’s life and I love being able to use my many years of experience to calm a crying baby or pose a Mama that shows off her beautiful bump.

Beyond photographing people, I create mixed-media artworks that combine the real and surreal. I love using photographs I have captured underwater and combining those images with paintings/ drawings on canvas to create something fun. Sometimes the painting is an extension of the photograph itself, and sometimes it simply compliments the image. Although I work with many different mediums, all my works are based on photography. Each piece tells a different story, and where I take it all depends on how the mood strikes me and how the light moves in an image. I love to dive deep!

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
I don’t know if luck has much to do with anything. I believe my will to push forward, keep trying and keep learning new things is what keeps me going. While I don’t believe luck has played much of a part in my career, I definitely believe in karma, plus I think it is best to always be kind to other people while keeping a sense of humor. You never know when someone you meet might open doors for you, or you might be able to open a door for someone else! The art world is a snarky business, but I make a very conscious effort to not be that way.


  • Newborn Session $449
  • Maternity Session $449
  • Weddings start at $2800 for 8 hours of coverage

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All images were captured and created by Gina Burg.

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