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My mission as a wedding 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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Why you should invest in your dream wedding photographer

As soon as you got engaged (and maybe even before you had that ring), you probably started browsing Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google, etc. for a wedding photographer to capture your big day in the most beautiful way possible. Or you had already started ~casually~ following some rockstar wedding photographers on social media. “Just to get ideas,” you may have told yourself.

I have a question for you: Why don’t you deserve your dream photographer?

(Hint: You absolutely do ;))

You’re drawn to their photos & their personality for a reason. You keep coming back to your page. Maybe you’re worried they’re just out of your budget or that they’re booked on your wedding day. My advice to you — inquire anyway!

There are SO many reasons why investing in a high quality, professional wedding photographer is a vital part of your wedding planning. Consider this: Besides your wedding bands, what tangible item are you going to take away from your wedding day?

Cake gets eaten, people go home, flowers die, venues make you leave and dresses get stored away. But photos/videos? Those last FOREVER.

Before I get into this, I want to be clear: you do NOT need to invest $8k in a wedding photographer to have a good experience & get quality photos. I’m not telling you to break the bank. I AM encouraging you to plan to invest in a great wedding photographer (whomever that may be to you) for reasons other than the fact that you like their pictures. Hear me out:

They’ve been there before. Is this your first time planning a wedding? Do you feel overwhelmed by just how much STUFF you need to do? All the details you’ve never even heard of before (what the heck is uplighting?!)? I have some good news for you — your dream wedding photographer you’ve been following on social media? Yeah … they’ve got this in the bag!! They’ve helped countless brides plan their weddings before and they can help you, too.

They’re reliable. Wedding photographers have inevitably experienced the common wedding day mishaps. Did it randomly start raining? They have umbrellas for you & your spouse. Did you forget to bring a nice hangar for your dress? They brought one just in case! Need stain remover? They’ve got you, boo.

Your photos are safe. Experienced photogs know how to store your photos and will have copies for safekeeping even after your wedding gallery closes. That being said — accidents happen, so it’s best to invest in a hard drive and save the photos for yourself as well.

They focus on your experience. Yes, the photos are important, but when you reminisce on your wedding day your memory will inevitably be tainted by how you felt. Great wedding photographers will be hyper-aware of your wedding day experience in addition to making sure they get fantastic images. There’s a bit of a selfish motive there — it’s easier to make genuine, joy-filled photos when there’s joy in the air — but I’d say that’s a pretty darn good detail to look out for!

It’s all about you!!! No, seriously, this is YOUR wedding. YOUR fairytale. YOUR dream come true. Why skimp on a sub-par photographer on one of the happiest days of your life?!

So what do you say? I hope I’ve gotten you fired up to find the professional wedding photographer you love and DESERVE for your super important day. Go get ‘em 😉

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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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