BEHIND THE LENS


Hey y'all! I'm Gianna Russo, the owner of Gianna Russo Photography LLC. I'm currently studying for my B.F.A in Commercial Photography at the award-winning Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. My enthrallment for photography has been a life-long passion and I absolutely love what I do.


I have dedicated my professional life to providing the highest level of services possible and to making the individuals I work with feel comfortable and confident. My goal is to allow my clients to immediately get a sense of security, knowing that they're in good and capable hands. I make sure that each client's vision is clearly and visibly understood and that your final products always exceed expectations. With 8+ years of professional experience, I have learned to carefully and meticulously hone my craft in order to produce vibrant and engaging images.


I extend a massive thank you to every single client I have had the pleasure of photographing in my short time as a professional photographer. With this being said, I hope you choose to be a part of my ever-growing family, as my clients and I have created a bond that runs deeper than just a transaction of service, but an amazing partnership of creativity. 



ACHIEVEMENTS:


Dean's List Recipient;

Savannah College of Art and Design

(2022 - Current)

Recognized as the highest level scholarship demonstrated by students in a college or university.


Academic Honors Scholarship;

Savannah College of Art and Design

(2022 - Current)


Portfolio Achievement Honors Scholarship;

Savannah College of Art and Design

(2022 - Current)


Presidential Achievement Award; USA (2015)

Recognized for outstanding achievements in academics, extracurriculars, and a 4.0 GPA 


Awards:


Octoberfest Photography Competition; Ohio (2018)

Multiple 1st place awards in "Portraits" and "Nature" categories


Scholastic Art Festival; Silver Key Winner in Photography; USA (2018)

Placed 1st in the state of Ohio; Received "Honorable Mention" in Photography category.


First-Place Achievement in Photography, Digital Media II; Ohio (2018)

Recognized for outstanding composition in a given photography portfolio


National Fine Arts Award Winner; United States Achievement Academy (2014)

Recognition of high-scholarly success, a 4.0 GPA, and recommendation from a teacher and/or academic advisor overseeing various extra-curricular programs in the fine arts.

CERTIFICATIONS:


Remote Pilot Certification: Part 107;

Federal Aviation Administration

(2024)

Required to pilot small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for commercial purposes. Demonstrates understanding of regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones.


Adobe Lightroom 22'; Adobe (2022)

"Adobe Certified Professional" is an industry-recognized certification that demonstrates mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud software and foundational knowledge for digital media careers. 



Adobe Photoshop 23'; Adobe (2023)

"Adobe Certified Professional" is an industry-recognized certification that demonstrates mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud software and foundational knowledge for digital media careers. 

EDUCATION:


Commercial Photography B.F.A;

Savannah College of Art and Design

(Current - 2026)

  • Dean's List Recipient - All Quarters (2022-2024)
  • 4.0 GPA


Duel College Credit Program;

Kent State University

(2018- 2019)


High School Diploma w/ Honors;

Howland High School, Ohio

(2015 - 2019)

EXPERIENCE:


Independent Contractor;

Elevated Coastal Productions

SC, GA, FL (April 2023 - Current)


Associate Photographer;

JMO Photography LLC

Canton, OH (2021-2022)


Associate Photographer;

The Morii Lens

Cortland, OH (2021)



Studio Manager;

The Gallery 360

Niles, OH (2017 -2020)


Associate Photographer;

Ascano Photography

Niles, OH (2017 -2020)

Features & Publications:


Arts & Culture;

Savannah Morning News

Savannah, GA

(October 6th, 2023)


Cover Images and Article Headers

Real Producers Magazine (2023)

June and August Issues

Savannah, GA (2023)


Associate Photographer;

The Morii Lens

Cortland, OH (2021)



Studio Manager;

The Gallery 360

Niles, OH (2017 -2020)


Associate Photographer;

Ascano Photography

Niles, OH (2017 -2020)