Oh my word, sessions don’t get much better than this for me. A perfect baby girl, gorgeous neutral color scheme and the sweetest fur brother ever! Anyone that knows me, knows that I have a huge soft spot for dogs – especially when the are labradors.

Of course when Mom and Dad requested he be in the family photos and take a “sibling” shot it was a definite yes from me!

This session went so well with barely a peep out of their little lady and Mom was just glowing.

I envision many more adorable family sessions with the picture perfect L Family.

Nicole ~ Chicago Newborn Session/GCP by Nicole

Today might be my Birthday, but I wanted to share a little gift with all of you!

Anyone who books a newborn session with me before February 14th will receive 10% off their session. I pencil my newborns in a week after their due date with room for adjustment as it is very rare for a baby to arrive on their scheduled due date. Because of this I take a limited number of scheduled newborns a week to make sure all of my clients are seen within the perfect timeframe.

Summer months are already booking up so don’t delay in taking advantage of this sweet gift!

Nicole ~ GCP by Nicole

I was so excited to take Miss S’s first birthday photos! I just knew they would be styled perfectly.

Miss S has the best little gummy grin and was so cute giving “love” to the blankets and fuzzy chair I brought. She just rocked her session.

With cake smashes we usually never know how they’ll go since it’s usually their first time getting yummy sugary sweets. Miss S was definitely on board with her cake and ever so delicately eating it until disaster struck…her toes got frosting on them 😂. We all learned very quickly frosted toes make for a very sad Miss S. Luckily I got plenty of adorable images before her toes touched the cake.

It’s always so much fun with the J Family!

Nicole~ First Birthday Session/GCP by Nicole

Hello friends! I have some more exciting news for future brides over here at GCP by Nicole. The beautiful and talented Keilia will now be joining me as my second shooter at weddings.

Some of you may recognize her from the GCP family as she used to train and shoot with Gina. Keilia and her sweet family were also recently featured on the blog, I had so much fun taking her Fall family photos. I couldn’t think of a better person to have as my right hand gal at weddings!

With wedding season quickly approaching and summer dates filling up quickly please be sure to reach out soon to chat about your upcoming wedding date!

Nicole ~ GCP by Nicole

Hello Friends!

I am writing today to share some news. Many of you may already know this or have noticed things have changed around here at GCP. 

About three years ago, I decided to go back to grad school full time to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. During that time I cut back on sessions and weddings. While Nicole started doing more and more sessions. Amy was no longer scheduling for us since her travel agency business (Mouse Made Simple) took off. 

Today I am happily in my first year teaching third grade. I am absolutely loving it! With that being said, I am no longer taking weddings and will not be taking sessions during the school year. Over the summer I will offer some session times, and they will be announced here and on social media. 

The change you will see is that GCP will now be GCP by Nicole. Nicole will be doing sessions and scheduling and you can still contact her through the same websites, social media, and email. Nicole is an absolutely fantastic photographer (and friend). Her passion for photography is amazing. I am so proud of Nicole’s work and creativity, her photos wow me every time . I am so happy to have her to take over! 


Hello GCP Family!

I am so happy for Gina and her new passion as a teacher and I’m even more excited to see GCP move over into GCP by Nicole.  It is truly an honor to have this opportunity and I’ve loved getting to know all of our GCP families over the last 7 years. I hope you will all share in my excitement as well!

Within the next week the Facebook and Instagram page name will switch over to “GCP by Nicole”.  As Gina said you can continue to contact me through my email, nicole@ginacristinephotography.com, and the website will also remain the same.  

I look forward to continuing to see all of your beautiful families!