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Longwood Gardens Engagement Session | Erica and Jake

Some Backstory

Erica and Jake have some interesting luck when it comes to rain. We first met for their Longwood Gardens engagement session on the evening of a beautiful summer day. But just as we were about to get out of our cars, the heavens opened and rain came POURING down. Like, the kind of pouring that ain’t gonna stop anytime soon. 🤣 So we rescheduled their session for a sunnier evening later on that month!!

(For those interested, I photographed Erica & Jake two more times: their wedding day and Erica’s 30th birthday. Yes … it rained both times. How about that?!)

The Session

Anywho, Erica & Jake’s Longwood Gardens engagement session: take two finally rolled around and they showed up wearing the exact same outfits as before, ready go to!! We meandered throughout the park, stopping for photos at cool spots along the way. Some of the regulars on my list are the gazebo in the woods, the fountain garden, the meadow and the conservatory. It was with Erica & Jake that I first discovered the meadow and shoot dang I am so glad we did!!! On our way out of the meadow we stumbled upon this beautiful ray of light in the woods. I immediately stopped them so we could make some super cool light-focused portraits – check ’em out below!!

We were also able to spend a good amount of time exploring the conservatory. This is my favorite part of Longwood Gardens – a common favorite for a reason! There are so many different rooms within the conservatory and each room has a unique look filled floor to ceiling (literally) with colorful flowers and cool plants. One of my favorite shots from their session included a cactus (say whaaaat?)!! They are constantly changing the rooms in the conservatory just like the landscaping in the rest of the park, so it’s fun to come back for engagement sessions and see the changes.

Longwood Gardens is definitely one of my favorite places to shoot engagement sessions. Check out the highlights from Erica & Jake’s gallery below to see why!! (And click HERE for some of my other top garden-style engagement session locations!)

Longwood Gardens Engagement Photos

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- Melissa & Johnnie

“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!”


- Aaron & lydia

Gabriella is the BEST photographer and we could not have asked for anyone better to capture our proposal! I had intentions of interviewing multiple photographers, but after seeing her work and talking to her over the phone, I immediately booked with her. Her passion for photography is so evident. She goes above and beyond to make your shoot about YOU. She does a great job of taking control and guiding you with poses that you will love, and her candid shots are unbelievable. She had a smile on her face the entire time and we felt like a close friend was there doing this for us. Would recommend her 100 times out of 100!

Gabriella was absolutely amazing. She made the photography session so easy and effortless. Her personality is so warm and inviting, she made us feel so so comfortable during these pictures. Gabriella went above and beyond for us and I’m so grateful my significant other found her as a photographer. I would highly recommend!


- Alex & mike

Gabriella is not only an amazing photographer, but she is an amazing person! She was incredible to work with and made everything from our engagement photos to our wedding day extremely easy. She really understands your vibe and does everything she can to help make that come true! My husband is extremely camera shy, but he was so comfortable with her and the photos were amazing!


- kevin & riya

Gabriella is the BEST photographer and needless to say she went above and beyond our expectations! She was hired by my fiancé for our surprise proposal and she did a phenomenal job at capturing every single detail of it. She made our lives easy by understanding us, our personality, the way we wanted to be captured and she did just that! From showing us every beautiful inch of Longwood gardens to telling us about different poses to capturing the beauty and essence of nature! She made my dream come true with these beautiful pictures. We spent 2 hrs with her and there was sign of rush of ending the session and it was more like whatever we felt in the moment which is what I truly enjoyed. She sent us our sneak peak pictures the day off just several hours later and needless to say not only did our jaws dropped but every single person who viewed those pics while asking who the photographer was! We proudly share her information with every member of our family and friends because she truly deserves the best❤️ Thank you Gabriella for capturing the most beautiful and intimate moments of ours and We can’t wait to work with you again!


- brandon & nasia

Gabriella captured our special moments perfectly! She photographed our proposal, Holud night before the wedding, and wedding day. She was very easy to work with and always communicative and responsive. She was able to handle a 300 person wedding with ease and always got the shot. I've only seen the sneak peek from our wedding weekend but I am already in love with the pictures. She truly captured the joy and happiness of the weekend through her photos, which I will treasure forever. She is also just a genuinely kind person, which makes working with her even better :) Highly recommend.