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garden, woodsy engagement session at abington art center in philadelphia

Abington Art Center Garden Engagement

Sarah & Matt are having a summer wedding at Knowlton Mansion which I am SO excited for. But first they wanted to have engagements photos done (click HERE for more info on why you should book an engagement session before your wedding!!!). Knowlton Mansion is a beautiful venue with gorgeous architecture, and the landscape gives off garden/woodsy vibes. So naturally, Sarah chose a spot that gave off similar vibes for their garden, woodsy engagement session: Abington Art Center.

Abington Art Center

Abington Art Center is a hidden Philadelphia gem. The beautiful building has that sort of historic beauty & mystery that many buildings around Philly carry in their architecture. Paired with a short hiking trail through the woods and an abandoned wrought-iron pavilion, Abington Art Center has plenty of diversity in a relatively small radius!

Our session first took us through the woods to an abandoned stone tower structure. (The path was mostly dirt so be careful not to go after a rainstorm!) I then had Sarah & Matt walk on a pathway near a large tree and sit on some stone steps by some landscaping. After that, we played around with the sunlight and the stone architecture of the art center. We then took a brief intermission for an outfit change before heading down a winding, shaded road toward a large grass lawn with a great view of the art center building! This is also where we found the beautiful, wrought-iron pavilion.

PRO TIP: Before you plan an engagement session at Abington Art Center, make sure there is not an event happening on that day! Weekdays are usually your best bet.

Garden, Woodsy Engagement Session

Okay so let me just start by saying Sarah’s style was a PERFECT match for this location. She loves neutrals (oatmeal is her favorite color!) which really complemented the architecture of the building while standing out from the greenish-yellowish colors of the woods. She chose a nicer outfit and a more casual outfit for her and Matt to wear during the session, which I highly recommend. And the best part is, she LOVED her outfits!! They felt true to her and it was an added bonus that they worked so well with her environment.

And to top it all off, these two are actual models. The ease with which they posed in front of the camera was astounding!! To be clear, I always come to my sessions full of posing/prompt ideas for my couples because I know it’s not every day you get professional photos taken! Usually it takes some time to get used to the camera, but Sarah and Matt were absolute naturals. I am so excited for this sweet couple to get married this summer and start building a life together!!! Oh, and the fact that I get to photograph them again … how lucky am I?!

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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.