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My mission as a wedding & couples photographer is to help happy couples celebrate life's biggest joys with high quality photos and a dang good time. I believe the experience is just as important as the photos and that you deserve beautiful, lasting memories.

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My Top 5 Philly Session Locations

I love my city. Though we may complain about the traffic or the potholes or the ruthless Parking Authority — we Philadelphians have an unbreakable affinity for our home city. Lucky for us, it’s a pretty dang photogenic place. Here are my top 5 favorite locations in Philly for a couples/engagement session (in no particular order):

  1. Art Museum
    Besides being an iconic Philly landmark, the Art Museum has a spectacular view of the city skyline (especially at golden hour), a gazebo overlooking the Schuylkill River, neutral walls that make for great backdrops, an access point to the Schuylkill River Trail and so. much. more.

  2. Center City
    I mean City Hall is gorgeous and is a must-have shot for Philly lovers. Love Park is right across the street, and there are tons of moody brick/ivy-covered walls to play around with, especially harsh shadows.

  3. Rittenhouse Square
    There are SO many great photo spots in the park itself, but it’s also surrounded by cobblestone roads and cute, funky buildings. It’s also walking distance to the Schuylkill River Trail which, if you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of.

  4. Wissahickon Trail Park
    Are you a fan of nature but don’t feel like driving to a state park or getting all sweaty on a strenuous hike? This trail is perfect! And lucky for you, I run there alllll the time so I’m constantly on the hunt for new locations for photos within the park.

  5. Old City
    Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing AND the Ben Franklin Bridge?! With a little bit of walking, we can hit a lot of major landmarks (and hidden, romantic alleyways) in just one session.

Disclaimer: Your couples/engagement session should reflect YOUR relationship. If you have another place around Philly in mind that has a special place in your heart, BY ALL MEANS get photos taken there!! These are just some of my favorite places to photograph couples around the city 🙂

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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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