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engagement photos at bowman's hill wildflower preserve

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Engagement Session

Alicia and Derek are getting married in August 2023 and I could NOT be more excited!! They wanted to have their engagement session done one year prior in August of 2022. After doing some research on nature-y locations, we landed on Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and Tyler State Park near New Hope, PA.

Alicia and Derek were rockstars, y’all. I need to pump them up first. They showed up to their session a bit nervous about being in front of the camera. But they were naturals!!! Alicia wore a super cute white dress and Derek wore darker neutrals to compliment her. They couldn’t stop laughing the whole time and you can just see the love in their eyes!!! We had so many great conversations and even discovered our shared affinity for the country of Ireland!! Needless to say, I am eagerly awaiting their wedding next year.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

This was my first time photographing at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. It’s located in New Hope, which is a gorgeous area in general, so I had really high hopes!! What unfolded next truly blew my expectations out of the water.

It was empty. Like, I’m pretty sure we were the only ones there. It was a weekday afternoon in August, so the sun was still shining. That emptiness made us feel like we had the preserve entirely to ourselves, which therefore contributed to Alicia and Derek feeling at ease! I played some soft, romantic tunes as we walked through the preserve, stopping at various places for photos.

The variety was astounding! There were these huge, gorgeous clearings in the woods with grass that resembled the green on a fairway. (My dad would be so proud of me for that reference.) There was a gazebo nestled in the woods, and large patches of wildflowers as promised by the name. We even found a pond filled with lily pads and a cute stone structure with a water mill!

Tyler State Park

Around 5 p.m. when the park closed, we made our way to Tyler State Park. Alicia and Derek changed outfits here for some variety in their gallery (which I highly recommend!).

We first took photos around a disc golf course, which provided a dramatic backdrop of space in the woods. We hunted for sunlight here, and it showed!

Y’all, the way the sun shines through the trees here is something out of a movie. To enhance that feeling even further, we played around with some atmospheric aerosol to create some magical images!! Alicia had SO much fun with those photos – and how could she not?! She and Derek looked like they stepped into a fairytale romance!

After trying and failing to find a waterfall, we ended the session at a picnic table near a quiet creek. Alicia and Derek brought these cute coozies that read “Mr.” and “Mrs.” to go along with their beers of choice! They cracked them open and sipped on their brews while I made my last photographs of the day. I hiiiiighly recommend doing something like this at your engagement session. Alicia and Derek love a good beer (as do I), so it felt very “them” to include it in their session 🙂

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve & Tyler State Park Engagement Session

bowman's hill wildflower preserve engagement session

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  1. Cheryl Murray says:

    These pictures are amazing! So are Alicia and Derek!

- 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.