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I'm the girl behind the camera filling you with constant encouragement.

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.

Hey!! I'm Gabriella.

FOUR reasons why engagement sessions are important!

I LOVE ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS. No, seriously. I love them. I think they’re SO much fun. You’re super duper in love, all caught up in the fresh promise of “forever”. There’s so much more flexibility — no wedding day timelines to stick to — and we can make the session whatever you want it to be!!

Besides being awesome, engagement sessions serve some important needs to engaged couples. There are so many things I could list here, but to keep things concise, here are FOUR reasons why engagement sessions are actually really important!!

  1. It gives you & your fiancé the opportunity to get used to the sound of my camera and doing a little PDA in front of the lens 😉 If you already feel comfortable being yourselves around me & my camera, that opens the door for some really intimate candids and portraits on your wedding day! It’s not every day that you’re asked to repeatedly kiss the cheek of your significant other while a camera fires off pictures three feet away. But I PROMISE your images will be worth the time spent getting used to being photographed.
  2. It gives you a massive array of photos to use for your save-the-dates & wedding invitations!! Pictures bring the mundane to life. To be honest, I’m much more likely to hang a save-the-date on my refrigerator if a gorgeous photo of my friend and her fiancé are presented beautifully on the front!
  3. It provides instant personalization for your wedding website and/or FaceBook page – just add these photos and BAM, you have a gorgeous website AND a beautiful guest experience before the wedding even starts! More likely than not, there will be people you invite to your wedding that know you personally, but they might not be as familiar with the you + him/her package. Show them some photos of you two frolicking around, hand-in-hand and hopelessly in love!!
  4. Honestly, can you ever have enough photos of you & your favorite person?? (I think not!) Honor this once-in-a-lifetime season with forever pictures!

I’m obviously a little biased, but I think engagement session are SO beneficial to your overall wedding experience. Plus, they’re so much fun for me to photograph 🙂

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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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