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a newly engaged couple kissing in front of city hall

Philadelphia City Hall Proposal

Brandon wanted his City Hall proposal to be photographed so he could remember the special moment with Nasia forever. *enter Gabriella Marie Photography*

The Planning Process

Brandon and I stayed in touch for a few weeks leading up to the proposal. Both he and I made trips to Center City to scout the perfect spot. We sent multiple pictures and messages to confirm the exact time & place he would get down on one knee. There was a chance of rain leading up to the big ask, but the day ended up being warm and sunny!!!

The Big Day

I got to the spot about 30 minutes early just to be safe. Yes, I was the weirdo hanging out at the intersection with cameras dangling from her shoulders. Anywho, I walked onto the median a few minutes before they were set to arrive so I could be fully prepared. Soon enough, I saw Brandon & Nasia walking hand-in-hand on the sidewalk in my direction. I started taking pictures of city hall, pretending to be a tourist, until I saw them start to cross the street toward the median.

Side note – my heart was POUNDING here. I can’t imagine how Brandon felt!!

After saying a few words to Nasia, Brandon got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She covered her mouth with her hand and said yes!!!! I photographed the next few moments before crossing the street to their median to congratulate them.

Surprises on Surprises

After making a few photos at the proposal spot, we all decided to head towards a shady spot to continue the photo session. I knew Brandon had plans after so I didn’t want to take up too much time! We found a cute, shaded alleyway with a cobblestone road a few blocks away and took some pictures there. I made sure to use my zoom lens so I could give Brandon & Nasia some space to talk about what just happened!!

Then Brandon surprised Nasia with all their friends at Attico, the rooftop bar!! I joined them for a few minutes to capture the joyful reactions of their loved ones before leaving them to celebrate without a camera.

Congratulations, you two – I can’t wait to photograph your wedding!!!

City Hall Proposal

a newly engaged couple kissing in front of city hall

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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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