Kinitsky Maternity and Newborn | Charlotte Newborn Photographer

Gina is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located near Charlotte, NC. Her studio is located in Tega Cay, SC and she shoots in all surrounding areas. For booking information, availability or to schedule a studio tour, please email us via the contact tab or email us anytime at ginawhalenphotography@gmail.com.

I’m on a roll for blogging sessions that were 6 or more months ago:). The Kinitsky family is amazing!! Maya is a true spirit that just made me smile. Her facial expressions were hilarious!

Once baby brother, Rene came, she was so loving!! (cupcakes and suckers may or may not have been involved, but we got some adorable photos of them together.

Mom and dad are such sweet souls. Dad made me laugh almost the whole time both sessions. There love is amazing and I can’t wait to see them again!!

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26 letters from A to Z
L-A-U-G-H, E and there's S
put them in an order and
they become words
words become a sentence
when you add nouns and verbs

i'd like to show you a million things
i'd like to make the world for you a better place
but when it pours, it really rains, so
put on your boots, and let's play

ants live in a jungle
leave a trail to their homes
so they can find their way back
if they're ever alone

monkeys in the trees
they eat bananas too fast
lions and the tigers they
hunt in the grass

i'd like to show you a million things
i'd like to make the world for you a better place
but when it pours, it really rains, so
put on your boots, and let's play

how come all the rulers of this earth
get off on teaching something strong(?)
please learn to rule with your head, not your fist
and those lessons that you learn will carry on

i'd like to show you a million things
i'd like to make the world for you a better place
but when it pours, it really rains, so
put on your boots, and let's play

it's a long long way to go now
i'll be there if you call
it's a long long way to go now
i'll be there if you call


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!

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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.

Welcome to the World, Crew! | Charlotte newborn photographer

Gina is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located near Charlotte, NC. Her studio is located in Tega Cay, SC and she shoots in all surrounding areas. For booking information, availability or to schedule a studio tour, please email us via the contact tab or email us anytime at ginawhalenphotography@gmail.com.


Ok confession…Crew is actually 6 months old today….I may be just a touch behind on blogging all of my sessions this year….Like just a little:)

This little nugget and his adorable sister live in my neighborhood. I just love meeting new neighbors and snuggling their babies. I seriously have the best job in the world.

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A baby is a gift, a blessing that makes our lives worthwhile,
As they complete us, give us purpose and always manage to make us smile.

Their cuddles, snuggles, and soft kisses can brighten up any day.
And it's amazing that even just watching them sleep can make all our problems simply fade away.

When they gently clasp your finger or you gaze down at their cute little feet,
We are reminded every day just how precious they are, so perfect and oh so sweet.

We have come together with our family and friends on this absolutely perfect day
To ask God if he could look after this princess as she goes on her way.

We pray that He will keep her healthy and safe and always be her guide,
And that he will be there for her when she needs him to be right by her side.

As we watch her grow and learn, I hope she always learns right from wrong.
May she be little warrior, brave and fearless, but at the same time, kind, gentle yet strong.

May she never stop following her dreams and reach for the highest stars in the sky.
Help her believe and achieve and let her spirits always fly high.

We hope that she will be respectful, humble, honest and true.
A life filled with pure happiness is what we all wish for you.

May she always be surrounded by laughter and her heart always filled with love.
And from this moment, we pray that she will be forever faithful to the Lord above.

God bless you, little angel; may you never stop wearing a golden halo,
And my wish for you is that your life will always be like a rainbow.

Perfect in every single way and just so beautiful to see,
A life that will be intriguing and as colorful as can be.


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!

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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.

Brody turns 2!! | Charlotte Baby Photographer

Gina is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located near Charlotte, NC. Her studio is located in Tega Cay, SC and she shoots in all surrounding areas. For booking information, availability or to schedule a studio tour, please email us via the contact tab or email us anytime at ginawhalenphotography@gmail.com.


This boy has my heart. I had the honor of meeting him and his wonderful family through GiGi’s Playhouse, a down syndrome achievement center, that is now open in Charlotte! He was one of my little models for their travel photos before they opened. He was shy, but my awesome singing abilities, made him smile;) You can hear that beautiful serenade HERE.

I don’t think he touched the cake at all, but he sure loved the bath!!!

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If you’d like took book a cake smash or milestone, please contact me! I Have over 50 outfits in my boutique and create a simple and organic set up with colors that you’d like to use!

Each Child is Different

I cannot change the way I am,
I never really try,
God made me different and unique,
I never ask him why.

If I appear peculiar,
There's nothing I can do,
You must accept me as I am,
As I've accepted you.

God made a casting of each life,
Then threw the mold away,
Each child is different from the rest,
Unlike as night from day.

So often we will criticize,
The things that others do,
But, do you know, they do not think,
The same as me and you.

So God in all his wisdom,
Who knows us all by name,
He didn't want us to be bored,
That's why we're not the same.


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!

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Charlotte, NC Newborn Photographer
Charlotte, NC Child Photographer
Charlotte, NC Family Photographer

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.

My Spring Trip To Chicago | Charlotte Family Photographer

I am a maternity, newborn, family and senior photographer located near Charlotte, NC. My studio is located in Tega Cay, SC and I shoot in all surrounding areas. I have been photographing for over 5 years, capturing hundreds of brand new babies through my lens.  For booking information, availability or to schedule a studio tour, please email us via the contact tab or email us anytime at ginawhalenphotography@gmail.com.

I wasn’t going to go back to Chicago this year, but I had a few of my best clients ask, so I put a feeler out….and was booked within an hour! I just love these people and love coming back to see them.

My trip didn’t start out great, didn’t have the best middle, and didn’t end smoothly either. My youngest was up ALL night the night before I left with the stomach bug. My husband was traveling, so it was just me, myself, and I taking care of him. I got about an hour of sleep, took care of him during the day, packed and off I went to Chicago on Friday night. My flight was delayed and when all was said and done, I laid my head down just after midnight. The morning quickly came and I started my first of 15 sessions (including a newborn).

Shortly after my newborn session I received word that my Grandma had passed away. I’m glad I was home to be with my family for a short while during that. Sunday was my busiest day with 9 out of the 15 sessions and I was back on the plane at 9PM and got back at 2AM. I woke up to now 2 sick kids, a pile of work, and a husband that is off to another work trip.

It has been a long 2 weeks as my kids FINALLY have shaken whatever they had and I am just about finished with everyone’s session! As always, I love everyone and can’t wait to see everyone again next year. For now, here are some of my favorites from all of my lovely clients.

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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

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
Charlotte, NC Newborn Photographer
Charlotte, NC Child Photographer
Charlotte, NC Family Photographer

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.