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Gina Whalen Photography | Boutique Newborn, Maternity, Children, and Family Photography

Charlotte, NC | Tega Cay, SC | York County, SC | Mecklenburg County | Charlotte Photographer

Charlotte baby photographer

Having a baby?

Having a baby?

This time in your life is crazy, exciting, scary, and all so special. So let's get started!


  • When do I book my session? I suggest researching and contacting photographers you may want to use early in your pregnancy. Once you find someone you want to work with, book within your second trimester. Most photographers have certain schedules and only take a certain number of newborns a month.

  • I booked, now what? I send you everything you need for a successful session. Prep guide, style guide, questionnaires, etc. I provide everything for the session: hats, headbands, props, etc. I even have a wardrobe closet for moms and kids. My goal is to do everything so you can relax!

  • Baby is here, when do we do our session? I like to photograph babies from 5-11 days new. This, in my experience, has been the best time to photograph those sleepy babies. Email/call/text me when you have the baby so I can get you in my studio within that time frame!

  • Where will our session be? I do all of my newborn session in my studio in Tega Cay, SC.

  • How will I pick what type of colors I want? Start by thinking of where your photos will be displayed in your home. Tell me about your color schemes, your style, and colors of the nursery. From there, you will be given a questionnaire with all colors I have in the studio. You can pick 1-2 main colors and 2-3 complimenting colors that I will use throughout your session. If you're unsure, just ask and we will talk through what will be best.

I may not be everyone’s photographer and that’s ok!! Please just do your research and make sure your photographer is insured and has much knowledge on handling your precious new bundle!!

Gina Whalen Photography | Boutique Newborn, Maternity, Children, and Family Photography

Charlotte, NC | Tega Cay, SC | York County, SC | Mecklenburg County | Charlotte Photographer

Based in Charlotte, NC

Studio Located in Tega Cay, SC

Studio and on location photography

Thanks for stopping by! I would love for you to say hello :) I specialize in Boutique Newborn, Maternity, Children, and Family Photography. I want to show that you loved with passion and emotions. I am drawn to the emotional and heartwarming ways we connect with one another and our surroundings. A session with me is perfectly focused on taking the time to slow down and really appreciate the little things in life we don’t alway stop and notice. To contact me, please use the contact tab above or email ginawhalenphotography@gmail.com

Gina Whalen Photography Serves northern South Carolina, Northwest suburbs, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, York County, and beyond. Studio located in Tega Cay, SC. Surrounding cities include: Tega Cay, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Indian Land, Charlotte, York County, Ballantyne, Steele Creek, Gastonia, Belmont, Pineville, and the surrounding areas.

I do love to travel! If you are interested in me traveling to you, please let me know and we can chat about it!

Charlotte, NC  Maternity Photographer
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Gina also provides a full closet of boutique clothes for your littles and your growing bump! Please contact me up top or at ginawhalenphotography@gmail.com to see if we would be a good fit.