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Singing Fountain Proposal South Philly

One of my good friends reached out to me in early summer and said his brother was planning a proposal in South Philly. I was immediately interested in photographing his proposal! Little did I know this was to become one of my favorite proposals of the year …

The Proposal Plan

I got in contact with Adam, my friend’s brother, and asked what his plans were for the day. He and his now-fiancé, Steph, live in South Philly and frequent the Singing Fountain on their walks through the city. Adam booked dinner reservations for them on a Friday night in early summer. His plan was to propose in front of the Singing Fountain on their way to dinner, turning a normal date night into the most memorable evening!

The Big Moment

I arrived in South Philly super duper early – if you’ve ever been, you’ll know that parking is an actual NIGHTMARE. After circling and circling, I found a spot just big enough for my SUV and headed toward the square!

Then commenced my awkward “I promise I’m not a creep” loitering with two large cameras hanging by my sides, constantly checking my watch. I politely asked a woman and her daughter to move to the other side of the fountain. She smiled in understanding when I said “I’m photographing a proposal here any second!”

With the spot all clear, I took to taking pretend pictures of a nearby tree as Adam and Steph approached. Because of the small size of the square, I was pretty close to the two of them when he stopped her to say a few words. She immediately knew what was happening – it was so cute!! Adam got down on one knee and she said yes through happy tears and they embraced in the biggest bear hug I’ve ever seen!

Tangible Joy in South Philly

Almost immediately, Adam & Steph’s siblings and closest friends rounded the corner with shouts and squeals, jumping for joy. It was such a beautiful moment to witness!! The newly engaged couple couldn’t stop smiling if they tried, and laughter was bubbling out of every person present. The joy was palpable and contagious!!

I directed Adam & Steph through some engagement photos for a few minutes. They are one of the cutest, giggliest couples I’ve ever worked with! I moved quickly, making sure they had plenty of romantic photos to remember the moment without taking up too much of their time. When it was time for them to join their friends at dinner, I congratulated them and walked back to my car with a smile.

What a great freakin’ proposal!!!

South Philly Proposal

celebrating after a proposal in front of the singing fountain in south philly
an engagement ring
engagement session in front of the singing fountain in south philly

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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.