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exchanging the rings during a self-uniting wedding ceremony in rittenhouse square, philadelphia

Self-Uniting Marriage in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Chris and Eric tied the knot with a self-uniting marriage ceremony in the presence of their immediate families at Rittenhouse Square this fall. It was a beautiful ceremony filled with tight hugs, big smiles and lots of happy tears!!! They were blessed with a gorgeous fall evening in the city. The soft, golden light of the late afternoon sun reflected their refulgent love for each other!

Self-Uniting Ceremony

Chris and Eric opted for a Quaker self-uniting ceremony. That means they basically officiated their own wedding! This let them get married exactly how they wanted to, intimately committing to forever with each other in their own words.

They began the ceremony with opening remarks about how beautiful, difficult and refining marriage is. Eric and Chris touched on the gravity of marriage – a forever commitment – and declared their everlasting love for each other. They also included a statement of Quaker tradition, explaining their decision to marry themselves. Then the floor was opened up for family members to say a few words. This was such a beautiful part of the ceremony – every single family member stepped up to affirm & support Chris and Eric’s love for each other and wished them the best in their future together!!

After hearing from their family members, Eric and Chris exchanged vows. The love in their eyes was so evident as they promised to commit to each other for the rest of their days!! The marriage license was then signed by Chris, Eric, Chris’s mom and Eric’s dad. The two lovebirds slid wedding bands on each others fingers, giddy with excitement. Before we knew it, Eric and Chris sealed the deal with a kiss to the sound of applause from their families!

Rittenhouse Square Portraits

Following their self-uniting marriage ceremony, we took formal family photos in the park to commemorate the momentous occasion. I then took Chris and Eric to a different part of the square for some romantic portraits! There’s just something about Rittenhouse Square that feels dreamy and nostalgic. And now Eric and Chris will forever have a special memory attached to this already romantic place in their home city!!

We moved through portraits quickly and efficiently, but without rush. I guided Chris and Eric through some poses and cues to capture their love. They wanted to include a fun fountain picture, which ended up being one of my favorite pictures from their day! It captured their silliness and joy perfectly. I ended their mini portrait session on a park bench because, helloooooo romance! The close up photo of Chris and Eric nearly kissing on the bench with smiles on their faces is one of my favorites EVER!! They are so darn cute together and I’m so happy we were able to capture that on their special day.

Massive congratulations to these two kind humans!! I wish you the very best as you begin this new chapter of your lives together 💛

Self-Uniting Marriage Ceremony in Rittenhouse Square

exchanging the rings during a self-uniting wedding ceremony in rittenhouse square, philadelphia
wedding portraits in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

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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.