that's me, gerri anna!

I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer located near raleigh, north carolina.

My passion is to create timeless memories for you that last for generations to come, all while delivering the best client experience possible!

born and raised in Henderson. North Carolina, I grew up with two younger sisters! our parents always had different pets running around outside, so it's safe to say I'm a huge animal lover! and Pets are Always welcome at your sessions with PGA. :) I moved away from my hometown when I was 19 and started my photography business while living in Wilmington, NC! I'm a beach girl at heart, and I travel back to the coast often for work and pleasure!

Dalton and i started dating while I was living in Wilmington! After falling head over heels for each other, i moved back home and we started our life together. We were married on a gorgeous june day during 2020—yep, I'm a covid bride!!—AFTER POSTPONING our original date, CHANGING reception VENUES last minute, AND HAVING TO CUT OUR GUEST LIST TREMENDOUSLY,
and our day was still everything we imagined, and more! 

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my favorite part of being a photographer is listening to your story. 

A huge detail within my brand is getting personal with my clients, forming relationships, and making friends. The more details, the better! I'm intentional and genuine with everything that I do, and I carry those characteristics with pride when it comes to my client relationships!

My purpose for getting to know each other is so that I can SERVE you to the best of my ability. I want to know the inside jokes between you and your fiancé that make you instantly laugh, the funny things your kiddos say, what pulls on your heartstrings—all of the above, and more!

I know what you're thinking! It's pronounced [jer-ee ann-uh] and it's a pulled from both my mom and dad's side. I'm an enneagram 2w3. Dog mom + Plant lady. I'm Faith-filled + strong willed. the bright-sided optimist. i have a passion for living life to the fullest and finding the good in everything!

cafe order

place to shop


go-to snack

place to vacay


london fog

a beautiful anarchy

lou + grey

white street hoptimist

the coast


are we friends on social media yet? 

Do we have anything in common? I wanna know!

Let's chat!