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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 & 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.