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4 Tips for Hiring a Wedding Photographer

The reason I’m even writing this blog post is because I’m not the best photographer for every single couple getting married … and that’s okay!! Choosing a wedding photographer is extremely important; among many other factors, they’ll be with you allll day for your wedding AND the pictures they take that day will last you a LIFETIME. Here are my tips to choosing the perfect wedding photographer:

  1. Stalk their work!!!
    You want to make sure you love their photography style. Try to envision yourself & your fiancé in some of their photos. Can you see it?

  2. Look for variety.
    Not just in the types of pictures they post, but in the different lighting situations as well. Are all of their pictures at “golden hour” or can they handle bright sunlight and dark reception ballrooms, too?

  3. Check their prices.
    This one’s tricky — good photographers are an investment for MANY reasons. Besides their photography, they’ll work with you throughout your planning process and give you tips & tricks you never would have thought of on your own! And their photos of your wedding day will last FOREVER (literally). However, don’t go bankrupt over this decision. To quote the great Harry Styles, it’s a fine line 😉

  4. Talk before you book!
    This one is SUPER important — I never book without first talking to a couple either over the phone, via FaceTime or in person. Why? Our personalities MUST mesh well. We gotta click. Weddings are exciting but also stressful … do you want a calm & gentle voice to ease your nerves or would you rather a really loud pep talker to hype you up?

I know how much of a beast wedding planning can be for someone who’s never been there before. Hiring a photographer is usually the second or third step (behind choosing a date & booking a venue). From there, a photographer can provide valuable insight and even offer recommendations for other vendors to look into! Hopefully these tips take some pressure off in your wedding planning journey 🙂

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- Melissa d.

“Gabriella was absolutely amazing!!! Words cannot even describe how perfect she was, but I’ll try my best. Right from the beginning, I knew she was the one. She was so caring, calming, organized, and just a genuinely happy person. She made me feel even more excited for my wedding. She was so helpful throughout the entire process right down to the big day. AND THE PICTURES - OH MY GOD. They are absolutely breathtaking and she definitely tells the story of your day in the most perfect way. She captures every precious moment while having a smile on her face the whole time she’s with you. I can’t say enough amazing things about her. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to have the BEST photographer for any occasion. We had such an amazing experience with Gabriella and we can’t thank her enough!”

"Captures every moment"

- Dawn g.

“Gabriella is a very great planner, very organized and an absolute delight to work with. Her planning and organization helped me prepare for the big day without any fear that I left any important photo out. Her planning skills ensured I didn't miss any details. She is such a delight to work with she was even happy to help me with my little surprise I had for my husband, it went off without a hitch. She captured all the photos we could imagine....all the fun, sweet, sincere moments throughout the day. She even provided the photos to us in a timely manner. I HIGHLY recommend her; she's highly energetic, personable, easy to work with, a planner, organized, and she captured lots of beautiful pictures. She exceeded all of my expectations. She was such a great photographer.”

"Exceeded all my expectations"

- Melissa N.

Making my dream wedding come true!
Gabriella was hired by my (now) husband, as a surprise photographer for our proposal. She was phenomenal and we hired her for our wedding as well! Her energy and vision for our wedding photos captured every moment and emotion. She was amazing in every way. Her attention to detail and knowing what was important to me on my big day was awesome - she went the extra mile. I would 10/10 recommend her to any one wanting to capture beautiful moments in life - for their engagement, wedding, and more.

"She went the extra mile."

- Megan W.

Hiring Gabriella was one of the best decisions that we made during our wedding planning. From our very first conversation, Gabriella was warm & bubbly. She radiates positive energy that I knew that we needed for our big day. Gabriella has a vigorous work ethic and eye for detail. Her ability to transform any setting is pure magic. We enjoyed working with her throughout the planning process and are absolutely thrilled with our engagement and wedding photos (which she had edited and back to us in less than one month!).

"One of the best decisions"

- Lisette & Tyrus b.

What can we say about Gabriella Marie Photography. There are so many words to describe the amazing job Gabriella did on our special wedding day. Gabriella will not only shoot your wedding, she can help you design what your wedding will be. She is there every step of the way. She has amazing attention to detail. Before the big day, Gabriella has a plan that will ensure that your day will be spectacular. She is always available via text, call, direct message, FaceTime or Zoom. Gabriella is the absolute best photographer ever. The best quality that she has is that she is more than a photographer, she is a true friend. She cares about her clients and makes us feel like a trust-worthy friend is there to help. For example, she sent my wife and I a pre-wedding care package. This gift proved to be so valuable for us while dealing with wedding stress. This gift was the most thoughtful thing my wife and I ever received. A simple thank you is just only the tip of the iceberg with regarding Gabriella Marie Photography. Everyone please check out our new friend Gabriella. Trust us, she is worth every penny and more.

"Worth every penny and more"

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