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Gorgeous Trout Lake Wedding in the Poconos, PA

I photographed this Trout Lake wedding in the Poconos for Moirae Co. Photo & Film.

Emotional First Looks

My oh my, was the love and joy of this couple and their people evident all day long!!! The bride and groom’s first look was filled with happy tears before, during and after. It was easy to see love radiating from this sweet couple! Not too long after, we set up a first look for the bride and her father. These first looks are always special, but this one was extra sweet! Both the bride and her father could not stop smiling as salt streamed down their cheeks. It was such a beautiful moment!

Outdoor Ceremony

These two tied the knot outside on a beautiful, late summer afternoon on the banks of Trout Lake in the Poconos. The Poconos is known for its beautiful lakes and scenery, and this wedding location absolutely lives up to that standard! The arbor was set up underneath a beautiful tree, and the guests faced the couple and the stunning Trout Lake behind them. It was only a short walk down from the venue itself, which was great for older family members!!

Breathtaking Portraits

I know I’m pretty biased when I say this, but this couples’ wedding portraits are out of this world incredible!!! The Poconos woods scenery includes tall pine trees and ferns covering the ground, catching the light beautifully yet still bringing the focus to the couple! And the lake was, well, perfect. A horizontal dock allowed us to photograph the couples reflection in the water along with the rolling, woodsy hills in the background. Even though there was cloud cover at sunset, I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect portrait setting!!

The Poconos is my favorite place to photograph weddings for this reason. I’m a sucker for the natural beauty and the more private nature of the location, far away from the city. (If you want to see more Poconos wedding photos, check out this intimate backyard wedding!)

High-Energy Reception

One thing is for sure – this wedding knew how to bring the party!!! The dance floor was packed all night long. There were conga lines, traditional Ukrainian dances and dance circles galore! The bride’s parents were stars on the dance floor which was so much fun to watch. After a romantic, tear-filled last dance, the newlyweds grabbed a bottle of wine and headed to their sparkler exit! They ran hand-in-hand through cheering guests with the biggest smiles on their faces, ending with my favorite sparkler exit photo of all time.

Trout Lake Wedding

First look with the father of the bride at trout lake in the poconos
bride and groom portraits during wedding reception

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- Melissa d.

“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!”

"Captures every moment"

- Dawn g.

“Gabriella is a very great planner, very organized and an absolute delight to work with. Her planning and organization helped me prepare for the big day without any fear that I left any important photo out. Her planning skills ensured I didn't miss any details. She is such a delight to work with she was even happy to help me with my little surprise I had for my husband, it went off without a hitch. She captured all the photos we could imagine....all the fun, sweet, sincere moments throughout the day. She even provided the photos to us in a timely manner. I HIGHLY recommend her; she's highly energetic, personable, easy to work with, a planner, organized, and she captured lots of beautiful pictures. She exceeded all of my expectations. She was such a great photographer.”

"Exceeded all my expectations"

- Melissa N.

Making my dream wedding come true!
Gabriella was hired by my (now) husband, as a surprise photographer for our proposal. She was phenomenal and we hired her for our wedding as well! Her energy and vision for our wedding photos captured every moment and emotion. She was amazing in every way. Her attention to detail and knowing what was important to me on my big day was awesome - she went the extra mile. I would 10/10 recommend her to any one wanting to capture beautiful moments in life - for their engagement, wedding, and more.

"She went the extra mile."

- Megan W.

Hiring Gabriella was one of the best decisions that we made during our wedding planning. From our very first conversation, Gabriella was warm & bubbly. She radiates positive energy that I knew that we needed for our big day. Gabriella has a vigorous work ethic and eye for detail. Her ability to transform any setting is pure magic. We enjoyed working with her throughout the planning process and are absolutely thrilled with our engagement and wedding photos (which she had edited and back to us in less than one month!).

"One of the best decisions"

- Lisette & Tyrus b.

What can we say about Gabriella Marie Photography. There are so many words to describe the amazing job Gabriella did on our special wedding day. Gabriella will not only shoot your wedding, she can help you design what your wedding will be. She is there every step of the way. She has amazing attention to detail. Before the big day, Gabriella has a plan that will ensure that your day will be spectacular. She is always available via text, call, direct message, FaceTime or Zoom. Gabriella is the absolute best photographer ever. The best quality that she has is that she is more than a photographer, she is a true friend. She cares about her clients and makes us feel like a trust-worthy friend is there to help. For example, she sent my wife and I a pre-wedding care package. This gift proved to be so valuable for us while dealing with wedding stress. This gift was the most thoughtful thing my wife and I ever received. A simple thank you is just only the tip of the iceberg with regarding Gabriella Marie Photography. Everyone please check out our new friend Gabriella. Trust us, she is worth every penny and more.

"Worth every penny and more"