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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.

Hey!! I'm Gabriella.

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WAIT! Before you hire a photog, ask them these 4 questions!

Photographers serve you by capturing important moments & memories to last a lifetime. However, there are a lot of logistics that go into making sure that statement rings true. Photography isn’t just about owning a camera and clicking a button — there are a lot of front end details and back end work that go into the process of making & saving photos.

As a professional photographer, I know a LOT about these details … but I didn’t know jack squat before I picked up a camera! That’s why I’m here to help YOU avoid booking a photographer who doesn’t know how to protect you and your photos.

Here are 4 important questions to ask before hiring a photographer:

Do they have a backup system?

This is super duper uper important. If you lose your photos, if something goes wrong … they have backups and they GOTCHU. Pictures are supposed to last a lifetime, and backups systems make sure that saying rings true!

Do they use dual card slots?

Many beginner-intermediate level DSLR cameras don’t have dual card slots, but most (if not all) professional DSLR cameras do. This means your pictures get written to two separate cards at the same time. This is important because if one SD card corrupts (God forbid!), your pictures won’t be lost forever because they’re on the other card as well!

Do they have a contract?

Contracts protect both you and your photographer. It should include things like how much you owe your photographer and by what date, who owns what rights to the images, and when your photographer must give you the photos. Each contract is different, but it’s important to enter into a legally legit agreement to ensure you get the photos you paid for!

Do you get printing/posting rights?

Every photographer is different with these rules, but it’s important to know them before hiring your photographer. Personally, I retain copyright ownership to all of my images since I’m the one that created them, BUT I grant my clients the right to publish/post, share and print their images. However, since my clients don’t own the copyright to the images, they can’t sell the images for a profit (which I don’t see anybody doing anyway).

Hope this helps if you’re browsing for photographers!! Ask them these questions before booking and not only will they be impressed, but you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into yourself! Happy hiring 😉

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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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