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hiking engagement photos at valley forge park in king of prussia

Hiking Engagement Session at Valley Forge Park in King of Prussia

When Sam & Ky told me they wanted to do a hiking engagement session at Valley Forge Park, I nearly jumped for joy. I had been wanting to photograph a hiking session for a while at that point, and Valley Forge was on my “to-shoot-at” list of photo locations!! Plus, this session would give me an opportunity to get to know Sam & Ky a little better before their wedding the following summer.

As we were brainstorming for this session, Sam mentioned that she really wanted some photos at dusk. It was her favorite time of day; in her words, “when the sun has set but there’s still enough light in the sky to silhouette the trees.” Count me IN!!! We started our session a little earlier than planned to fit in the hike before dusk. Sam & Ky trusted me completely with the dusk photos … and it showed!!! Not only did we have a ton of fun with them, but they ended up being some of my favorite engagement photos of the year. I can’t freaking WAIT for this sweet couple’s summer wedding!!!

Hiking Engagement Session

Not only is incorporating hiking into your engagement session possible, it is a fanTASTIC idea. Here’s why:

  • You get a ton of variation in your gallery
  • It breaks up the photo-taking part
  • I get natural candids without you noticing

If you want to incorporate nature into your session and hiking is one of your favorite hobbies, I strongly recommend considering a hiking engagement session. Especially if there’s a view!!!

Valley Forge Park

There is soooo much potential at this park. As you know by now, there are some awesome hiking trails within the park. They include covered bridges, abandoned brick buildings and cute little streams! Additionally, the National Memorial Arch is a beautiful place for pictures and doubles as a cool part of United States history. There are also a myriad of wide open spaces which make for breathtaking sunset/sunrise pictures. Just scroll to the end of the gallery below to see what I mean!!

Hiking Engagement Session at Valley Forge Park

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  1. Samantha Anderson says:

    We had so much fun with this engagement shoot and it was more than we could have imagined! Valley Forge was a special place and our relationship and Gabriella captured us perfectly!

    • Gabriella Audi says:

      I’m so glad you guys had so much fun!!! I had a blast with you two and seriously cannot wait for your wedding dayyyyy 🤩

- 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"