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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.

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Golden, Autumn Carpenter’s Hall Couples Session

Sally and Zach were blessed with the most golden sunshine at their Carpenter’s Hall couples session this fall!!! The leaves had not yet fully turned (despite being late October) but we still embraced all the color around us.

Story time! Sally and Zach got married in an intimate, backyard ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends. They met on the alpine ski team at the University of Wisconsin (how cool?!) and tied the knot before moving to Philadelphia in 2022. Since they didn’t have a photographer at their intimate wedding, they wanted to have professional photos taken in their new city. What better way to decorate the walls of your new apartment than with photos of your love?

Carpenter’s Hall

Carpenter’s Hall is one of my favorite places to do couples and engagement sessions in the city!!! There is a lot of variation in a small area: cityscape, cool architecture, cobblestone roads, grassy hills, beautiful trees and European-style gardens. I mean, how awesome does that sound?! And the best part? It’s beautiful year-round.

The backyard area of Carpenter’s Hall is also perfect for a picnic to start your session, which is exactly what Sally and Zach chose to do. While they didn’t bring any food, we used the blanket for some sitting and laying photos. This is a great way to add variation to your gallery!

Washington Square Park

I always end my Carpenter’s Hall couples and engagement sessions at Washington Square Park. It’s two blocks away and provides a whole different vibe to the session. The wide walkways provide depth and the tall trees add a sense of awe. If that wasn’t enough, there is a super cool ivy wall half a block away that makes for a fun and aesthetically pleasing way to end the session. Slam dunk all around!!

Golden, Autumn Carpenter’s Hall Couples Session

a couples poses for photos in a garden in old city philadelphia
a couples poses for photos in a garden in old city philadelphia

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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"