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My mission as a wedding photographer is to help happy couples celebrate life's biggest joys with high quality photos and a dang good time. I believe the experience is just as important as the photos and that you deserve beautiful, lasting memories.

Hey!! I'm Gabriella.

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Natural Emotions in Your Photos

Getting Natural Emotions in Photos

I despise inauthenticity. Is that even a word? I’m not sure. But you know what I mean! When I work with my couples, I give them a mix of poses and cues to make sure I’m capturing natural emotions. Because there’s a big difference between smiling for the photo and smiling in the photo.

If I had to guess, I would say you & your partner aren’t natural models. That you don’t normally get professional photos taken together. And, even further, that the majority of your photos together are selfies (professional photographer here, guilty as charged!!). The emotion and the love is there, but it takes a little extra work on my end to allow it to come out in front of the camera! This is why I give my couples a mix of static poses and posing cues.


Poses are sometimes more comfortable for the couple because they’re being told exactly what to do. It eliminates any thinking or doubt. They are also great for more intimate moments. However, I always try to add a little extra twist to turn the attention away from me and my camera.

As an example, I might tell y’all to stand facing each other toe-to-toe (you’ll hear that a lot during a session with me!) and put your foreheads together. Instead of just stopping there, I’ll give y’all something to think about or I’ll give one of you a task. And that task can range from caressing their love’s chin to making the funniest face they can possibly think of in three seconds! Natural emotions, check!!


Cues are great because it not only allows for some motion to be included in the photos, but it lets the couple FORGET that I’m even there at all!!! And THAT, my friends, is when you get some ~solid~ couples photos.

For example, one of my favorite cues is telling one person to “trust me” while I talk to the other privately. I instructed them to walk up to their s/o from behind and surprise them with a massive bear hug, sway back and forth, make them laugh, kiss their cheek … whatever is needed to make the love of their life burst into a genuine smile.


Don’t just take my word for it! Here are some of the things my couples said about how they felt in front of my camera:

Sarah and Matt

“Her ability to capture breathtaking images blows me away – I still can’t wrap my head around how she can take two people who are camera-awkward and create a natural, effortless, beautiful, storytelling photograph.”

Megan and Jim

“She seamlessly guided us through our engagement session and made my fiancé and I feel comfortable in front of the lens … I cannot emphasize enough how comfortable Gabriella made us feel which allowed her to capture beautiful candid moments as well.”

Lesa and Max

“She guided us through the planning process, helped us pose for certain pictures (and we needed a lot of help!), secretly recorded the reading of our vows on her phone (a recording I now cherish and was able to share the day that was just the two of us with friends and family), and captured us naturally…laughing on a hike.”

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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.