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“Life is short”

One thought has been nagging me my whole life, but particularly through the last year+ of this pandemic.

Life is really freaking short.

I’m an Enneagram 4w3, which means that I like to sit in feelings — to name, analyze, ponder, discuss. My gut instinct is to live by my heart and I have a strong desire to encourage others to do the same (which is not always a good thing). There’s a lot to unpack there, and I’ll get more into that another day, but my main point here is that I perceive the world through a thick lens of nostalgia.

I’m very aware of how precious life is. I always have been. Like, always — I recently found a note that I wrote for a time capsule when I was 8 years old that said, “Smile, you’re living a miracle right now. Life is a gift!” No joke.

My brother surprised me the other day when he told me he recently started making an effort to wake up for the sunrise each day. (Despite being my literal opposite, he is the same Enneagram as me — 4w3. That basically means that, even thought we express ourselves & process our thoughts very differently, we have the same intrinsic motivations.) I don’t really know how much he follows through on that sunrise statement as a college student in a fraternity but the guy has a point! The phrase “life is short” is often used to justify crazy adventures and wild experiences. But how often is it used on the little things?

I want to make an effort to enjoy life while it lasts. To close my eyes and savor that first sip of coffee in the morning. To wake up 30 minutes earlier each day to see the sunrise. To stop during my trail run and take in the beauty of the nature I’m running through.

This is why I love my job. Engagement and marriage are relatively short seasons of life, but they are jam-packed with emotion and vibrance. I want to help couples make the most of their love so they can look back at pictures of themselves in 30 years and be instantly transported back to that moment, feeling wild and free, drunk on young love. UGH. I’m tearing up as I write this. THAT is what life is all about.

Don’t let life pass you by.

This week’s calendar quote is from The Tempest: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” You don’t need to go skydiving to make the most of your life. (I mean you can, but that’s not the point). All it takes is putting in the extra effort to appreciate the little things.

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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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