As a Certified Professional Photographer, Gina Gardner is more than just your average woman behind the lens. Growing up in Reno and raising her own family in Las Vegas, this lifelong Nevada resident has a passion for capturing the beauty in life around her. After raising three beautiful children with her husband of 24 years, Gina has put her heart into photography.

Specializing in portraiture and macro imagery, her work has not gone unnoticed. For the past 5 years since her CPP accreditation, Gina has won numerous awards throughout the country and has been featured in the Professional Photographers of America annual collections. As a self-described “perma-student”, Gina is continually learning and perfecting her skills, which is evident throughout her body of work. Most recently, she earned her Master Photographer degree from PPA, recognizing her superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession.

With all of her awards and recognitions set aside, the true distinction is the woman behind the lens. Her genuine spirit, kindness and excitement for life radiates through the intimacies of her subjects. Gina Gardner’s work speaks for itself and her awards solidify her value in the professional photography world.


CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) Earned 2012 CPP Liaison for the State of Nevada 2014 - 2017
PPA Council Member 2015, 2016, 2017
PPA Master Photographer 2017

Awards & Recognitions

Photographer of the Year for High School Senior Portrait, Professional Photographers of California - 2014
Merit Print Winner, Professional Photographers of California - 2015, 2016
Silver Medalist, PPA Photographic Open Competition - 2016

Judges Choice Award, Professional Photographers of California - 2016 Honorable Mention, Professional Photographers of California - 2016 Merit Print Winner, Professional Photographers of California - 2017 PPA Loan Collection Book - 2014, 2015, 2016

PPA Showcase Collection Book – 2015, 2016

Certified Professional Photographer