Star City Six – Gina Zabloudil
Zabloudil Photography, Inc., a studio based here in Lincoln, creates images that artistically capture the special moments in life. Gina Zabloudil is the co-owner of Zabloudil Photography (www.zabphoto.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Zabloudil Photography is a full service studio, meaning we offer services from beginning to end. My husband Chad and I started our photography studio in 2003. We want our clients to have an amazing experience, and focus on superior customer service. Our specialty areas are Wedding, High School Seniors, and Family Portraits, but we have also photographed commercial work, maternity and newborns, and pets. We offer range of products, from wall art to custom albums, collages and storyboards, retouched prints and wallets.
What is your favorite part of what you do in your business?
My favorite part of my job as photographer is working with an excited bride prior to her wedding day. Our approach to weddings is through learning the relationships of the people involved. Then, I can create a custom timeline, organizing the group formals efficiently, to ensure scheduled ‘down time’ to eat and rest, which are important elements for a great event. Chad and I actually attend rehearsals specifically to meet the wedding party and families. We become the advocates for the bride and groom to have an amazing day and experience.
For each wedding we photograph, we include an Engagement Session. We use it as a chance to spend more time getting to know the couple, and an opportunity for them to feel comfortable, and experience how it feels to be photographed by us.
Tell us a little about your family.
Chad and I have been married since 2000 and have four kids, ages 4, 5, 11 and 13. We say we have ‘two big ones and two little ones.’ We’ve had a 15-year adventure of raising a family while running our small business!
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
We have an uncommon last name and are fine with people pronouncing it however they like. But, when we are asked how, we say: ‘Zah – BLUE – jul.’ It was pronounced differently in the original Bohemian. Also, each of our family members is left-handed! We are 6 left-handers, with no bumping elbows at the dinner table.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
When I was in high school, I was known for my vocal abilities and routinely sang the National Anthem before sporting events. Sometimes I was asked at nearly the last moment, if there weren’t enough Pep Band members present! I actually have an Associates’ Degree in Fine and Performing Arts, which I’m not using much these days.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I have always wished I could draw, even just sketch to communicate an idea. Also, I wish I were a good dancer. I like to dance, but I embarrass my children.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
We have made contributions to the People’s City Mission, and the Pregnancy Center. Actually, at our upcoming Mother’s Day Mini Sessions Event, we’re donating $30 for each Mom who participates.
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If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Phone: (402) 464-7567; Website: www.zabphoto.com; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: Zabloudil Photography; or Instagram: zabphoto.