About Gina

Sunshine Wishes Photography Gina HickmanI AM

Believer * Dreamer * Optimistic * Doer * Creative * Imperfect * Humble * Cheerful * Wife * Mama


To make a difference in this world, capture lots of memories, and help other women achieve their dreams of doing what they love!


Laughter * Pink * Dachshunds * Photography * Thrift Shopping * Decorating * Boating * ATV Riding * Camping * Running * Golden Light * Glitter * Sunset * Music * Being Outdoors * Strawberry Cheesecake * Butterflies * Seafood * Kate Spade * Cookies * iPhone 6+ * Wine * Sushi * Pizza


I’m a Nikon girl all the way!! It all started back when my girls were very little, I had a real job (*gasp*) at a law firm and my boss had a nice Nikon film camera that he let me borrow on occasion. I remember buying rolls and rolls of film and then having the girls dress up and I would create little “scenes” and just shoot, shoot, shoot! Of course, immediately upon using up the film I would rush out to the nearest 1-hour spot – usually our local Sam’s Club and wait around for them to be developed! Good times!! Well fast forward a few years and I FINALLY bought my very own Nikon (film) camera – it was an N65 model, I actually still have it! Once the Digital Cameras became popular I switched over and started with a D80 which I also still have! Currently in my bag are 2 camera bodies and a variety of lenses which I use to achieve different looks, but here is a list for all you curious shutterbugs!

  • Nikon D610 full frame body
  • Nikon D7000 body
  • Nikkor 85mm F1.8 (*favorite portrait lens)
  • Nikkor 50mm F1.4
  • Tamron 24-70mm F2.8
  • Tamron 70-200mm F2.8
  • Tamron 60mm F2.0 macro

I have my eye on a couple of new lenses and hope to add these 3 sometime over the next year!

  • Nikkor 105mm F2.0
  • Nikkor 85mm F1.2
  • Nikkor 10.5mm F2.8 Fisheye

What are Other People are Saying about Sunshine Wishes Photography?

  • Ashley Carner

    Ashley Carner

    I am absolutely, 100% in LOVE with the pictures we took yesterday! And I've only seen a few! Gina did a great job of preparing for our pictures. She knew what we were wearing and what props she was using before we even got to her studio. I can't say enough about how impressed I am with everything. Overall great experience. Definitely will recommend her to all my family and friends. Thanks Gina!

  • Lisa Wierzba

    Lisa Wierzba

    Gina is an amazing photographer and so much fun to work with. We wouldn't travel from Missouri to Texas for family photos for just anyone!!

  • Marcy Kneip-alBeirakdar

    Marcy Kneip-alBeirakdar

    Gina was great! Both of my kids fell in love with her and did not want the session to end. She was really great at getting their personality to shine through! The proof is in the pictures she took... check out Lola Sneak Peak!! Gina is amazing!! Can't wait for another session with her!!

  • Angela Weger

    Angela Weger

    I wanted someone to take our family's pics on the beach while we were on vacation in Galveston. I researched a few photographers in the area, & after looking at Gina's work I knew I wanted her to do our shoot. I just got my proofs today, & I am very pleased! I would highly recommend Gina. She is very talented as well as friendly. Thanks Gina!! 🙂

  • David Claxton

    David Claxton

    Gina was very professional from our initial contact to when she visited our establishment. She moved about the customers, snapping various images of the employees taking care of our patrons and was very pleasant and professional as she did so. No one felt nervous by her presence. She was more than competent in delivering amazing images of plated food shots, crowd shots and shots of us in front of our sign. The food shots are done so well that you can see the juices flowing, and the crispness of the vegetables. I would highly recommend to anyone in need of a highly capable and talented photographer for personal and professional photos. I would also highly recommend her for any other restaurant that needs plated food shots!

  • Tiffany Hansen

    Tiffany Hansen

    Gina is absolutely the best photographer out there! Words can not explain how happy we are that we found Gina to capture our daughter growing up. She is very personable, funny and makes you feel like family the first time you meet her. I have been 110% satisfied with every photo shoot! Our family highly recommends Gina!