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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 & 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!”

"WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW PERFECT SHE WAS"

- 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!

"SHE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND"

- 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!

"SHE IS AN AMAZING PERSON"

- 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!

"SHE MADE MY DREAM COME TRUE"

- 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.

"TRULY CAPTURED THE JOY AND HAPPINESS"

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