about us

My name is Gina and I’m a Kiwi photographer and wedding planner living on the beautiful island of Phuket.

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started Gina Smith Photography over a decade ago. At the beginning I was the sole photographer but as my business grew I was joined by a group of wonderful and talented artists. I’m so lucky to be working with some of the best Phuket photographers and videographers. They all are friendly, creative people who love what they do with skill & passion. You can meet them on my blog.

I’m blessed to live here in the tropics with my Canadian husband Tim and our darling sons Kingston and Anderson. They were both born here or as they like to say, “I’m made in Thailand.”

My days are busy juggling life as a mum, shooting weddings and family portraits, meeting couples planning their weddings and researching & writing – it’s a dream life in a beautiful place!

What can we create for you?

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e provide creative imagery for events, editorial, weddings, bridal, portraits, holiday and vacation, solo traveler and social media photography in Phuket and throughout Thailand and Asia.

Our style is a blend of modern photojournalism and portraiture giving you a diverse collection of images you will treasure.

Phuket is the perfect place for photography with a rich cultural history, gorgeous natural settings and beautiful gardens, resorts and beaches. And of course there are weddings almost every day on the beaches, at ocean view villas, temples and even onboard luxury yachts.

Check out my blog to find out more about life in Phuket and to see our latest work.

 

Commonly Asked Questions

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?

Modern, beautiful, candid, romantic, stylish and creative. Every member of the team has a similar style.

ARE YOUR PACKAGES FLEXIBLE?

Photography & video packages and prices can be customized depending on your needs. The number of photos included in the photography collections is just a guideline, but there are always more. If you have an idea for props or destinations for your photo shoot please let me know.

I will do my best to make your vision happen. Usually I need to know where you are staying to make a plan for where we will shoot as Phuket is quite a large island. Photo shoots are fun and relaxed and we help you with poses. The actual photo shoot experience will be a fond holiday memory.

HOW AND WHEN CAN I GET THE PHOTOS & VIDEO?

For family shoots 7 - 21 days are needed for editing. For bridal and weddings please allow 6-12 weeks depending on how long the shooting hours were and the season. If you are having a special event back home we can arrange in advance a fast edit for some of the video and/or images.

Please supply a song for the highlights version of your wedding video. If you are not sure you can send several songs and we can select the song best suited to your wedding day. You will be sent a link to download the high resolution images directly to your computer. I always keep a backup.

DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?

A deposit of 10,000 baht is required to secure the date for weddings and bridal shoots and can be paid with credit card, Pay Pal or bank transfer. Full payment is due a month before your wedding day. A smaller deposit is taken for other shoots.

DO YOU USE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?

The number of photographers depends on your guest numbers, budget and venue. There are always 2-3 videographers.

CAN YOU RE-EDIT THE VIDEO?

For re-edits of videos there is a fee of 5,000 baht if it's due to your artistic preference over ours. If we happen to make a mistake there is no re-edit fee. You can also purchase all of the unedited video footage which we send via post or courier on a hard drive.

CAN WE HAVE TRADITIONAL PORTRAITS TAKEN AT OUR WEDDING?

Yes, you can but we need to have time for the beautiful bridal photos as the sun sets. After the ceremony I suggest the following: group shot, all family, bride’s family, groom’s family, all friends, bride and groom with parents. Then we move away from your guests for bridal party photos as the sun sets. There is time at the reception for other combinations. If you have a large group please supply me with a list of the group shots you require so we can work through it as quickly as possible.

CAN WE RENT GOWNS AND SUITS FROM YOU?

We can take you to our recommended bridal studio to find a rental dress and suit in Western or Thai style. The cost starts at 5,000 baht for a set for the bride and groom.

DO YOU OFFER WEDDING RENTALS?

Yes, as I have a love of shopping it seems I've collected a lot of wedding decorations and props. Looking for something special? Drop me a line and I might have it.

We also rent out wedding items including marquees, chairs, fairy lights and lanterns, sound and lighting and generators.

DO YOU ALSO OFFER A WEDDING PLANNING SERVICE?

Yes, I’m an experienced wedding planner. If you want a wedding on the beach or at a villa, vow renewal or temple blessing I am happy to help. Also if you are planning a resort wedding or Indian wedding I have great connections and knowledge of Phuket and may know some places you didn’t find online. Drop me a line for a complimentary consultation via email or Skype about your dream wedding.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH WEDDINGS AROUND THAILAND AND OVERSEAS?

We are often zipping off to Phi Phi, Samui, Koh Phangan, Khao Lak, Koh Lanta, Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai for work. We also take bookings for destination weddings. We have travelled to Bali, Singapore, Korea, New Zealand and Vietnam for destination weddings.

We are available for destination weddings anywhere in the world with a special desire to shoot a wedding in the Maldives. Please contact info@ginasmithphotography.com with details for a customized quote.