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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 go-to trick when I’m feeling overwhelmed

We’ve all been there — our mental to-do list is piling up, the day is flying by and everyone & their mother decides they need to contact you all at the same time. So naturally, after trying to do everything at once yet somehow accomplishing NOTHING, you shut your devices off & binge watch the Great British Baking Show a good bit past your bedtime.

And then you can’t sleep because your mind is still racing.

That’s been me more times than I can count. BUT I’ve found a little trick that helps me cope with feeling overwhelmed and underproductive.

I write everything down. And I mean EVERYTHING.

I used to keep my to-do list to just things that were work-related. “Check in with this bride, send this questionnaire, edit that session.” I kept my to-do list nice & tidy.

But honestly, that’s not what my days look like. In between sending emails and editing photos, sometimes I need to do laundry. Or wash dishes. Or go to the gym. Or schedule that appointment.

One day I realized something. If these extra things are adding to my stress, why am I not rewarding myself for completing them like I would any other task?

I unlocked my golden rule: WRITE. IT DOWN. Anything I need to do that day, work-related or not. I might feel silly checking off a box that says, “Meal prep for tomorrow,” but at the end of the day I’m going to be much more content with what I was able to accomplish because I recognized that meal prepping took a chunk out of my day.

The same thing applies to big projects. I’ll take one look at a massive bullet on my to-do list and immediately move on to the next, smaller box that I know I can check by the end of the day, leaving that first box unchecked for days/weeks/months.

Then I started breaking it down. That big, scary checkbox? It’s now 15 smaller boxes. 15 separate tasks. Even if I do one of those tasks each day, that means I get my big project done in just 15 days instead of pushing it back for months.

Focus on the little things, and do them well.

Then, in time, the little things add up and suddenly you’re doing the big, scary things you were intimidated by, and you’re hitting them out of the park!!

That’s what I was reminded of by this week’s quote in my daily planner: “Take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.” – Lord Chesterfield

I think that can be taken many different ways. But right now, as I’m overwhelmed by my goals and visions, I’m reminded to focus on doing the little tasks well. And I have hope that they will, in time, turn into those big things I’m dreaming of doing.

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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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