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engagement session at carpenter's hall in philadelphia

Carpenter’s Hall Engagement Session

Let me tell ya, Julia and Amaury are some of the sweetest, kindest people on this whole entire planet and I had the absolute honor of photographing their engagement!! These two lovebirds had gotten engaged in New York City a few months prior to their engagement session. Since they live in Philadelphia, they reached out to me to do a more Philly-themed session to celebrate their engagement. I said “say less” and we immediately started planning their Carpenter’s Hall engagement session!!

Carpenter’s Hall

Julia and Amaury wanted to start their session with a picnic at Carpenter’s Hall in Old City Philadelphia and finish with champagne at Washington Square Park down the street. And when I say they went all out for their session, I mean alllllllllll out!!! For their picnic, Julia and Amary brought fancy cheese, colorful macaroons AND a French baguette, complete with an adorable picnic basket set!! They laid the blanket under a beautiful willow tree and ate to their heart’s content while I snapped photos of them being all cute and in love. (Check out this blog post for more ideas on how to use a blanket at your engagement session!)

After the picnic, we ventured around Carpenter’s Hall – the willow tree, the architecture, the cobblestone, you name it! Julia changed up her look between photos by putting on/taking off her shoes and putting her hair up/leaving it down. (Pro Tip: This is a great way to get variation in your photos without doing an outfit change!!!)

Washington Square Park

Then it was time for things to get a bit more fancy. Julia miraculously changed into a stunning satin dress in the car and emerged looking like she belonged in the center of a grand ballroom!! Amaury cleaned up real nice as well and the two of them strolled hand in hand, looking like a celebrity couple. 

We stopped at the 18th Century Garden on our way to Washington Square Park. Though the garden may be small, it is absolutely GORGEOUS. We couldn’t go into the gazebo because there was a couple on a romantic date inside, but we got our fill of beautiful photos around the rest of the garden!

Instead of taking photos in Washington Square Park, Julia really wanted to take photos in front of an ivy wall next to the park. And I’m so glad she did – the photos were awesome!!! I had them do a romantic dip kiss in front of the wall and we were even able to re-create a photo Julia had saved on Pinterest. To cap off the night, Julia and Amaury popped the champagne, cheersed each other, and posed like they were on the cover of Vogue!!!

Check out their two-part Washington Square Park and Carpenter’s Hall engagement session below 🙂

Engagement Session

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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.