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Why you MUST make time for getting ready … with the groom!

We all know the bride is going to be STUNNING on her wedding day. And those cool detail photos and fun layouts with the rings, invitations, flowers, shoes, jewelry, etc … those typically happen with the ladies. But, hey, the groom cleans up pretty nice, too. And it’s just as much his day as it is hers — a marriage requires two “I do’s”!

I LOVE photographing the groom as he gets ready with his boys … I feel like lots of guys generally have up these emotional walls and are very stoic. But getting ready to publicly declare your love to your future wife? That’s a pretty vulnerable state to be in. And vulnerability is great for three things: powerful portraits, quiet moments and lots of teasing from the groomsmen 😉

I mean, just look at these handsome guys preparing to say “I do”!!

Andddd some examples of sweet little quiet moments with the groom before the ceremony

And of course, the always fun groom teasing photo!!!!!!!!

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ALSOOOO, here’s a neat idea for you: A solo bride portrait and a solo groom portrait would look SO sleek in a double frame on the wall, side by side. And to complete the group, hang a landscape portrait of the bride & groom together either above or below the two solo portraits. How’s that for gorgeous wall decor?!
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If y’all are getting ready in separate locations, there are two ways to get around that barrier to make sure we get those groom photos covered:

1. Hire a second photographer! If you book a wedding with me, some of my packages will include a second photographer (but not all). Unless you’re having a super duper small & intimate wedding, I always think second photographers are worth the investment!

2. Book your photographer for more time! I have zero qualms about driving around to photograph different things on your wedding day … as long as there’s plenty of time to do it!

I hope this helped convince ya that getting ready with the groom produces some awesome imagery. I believe it is SO worth it to make sure we get those photos in on your wedding day!! As always, if you have any questions, you know where to find me!

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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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