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engagement photos at longwood gardens during christmastime

Dreamy Longwood Christmas Engagement Session

Olivia and Alex had the most dreamy, romantic Longwood Christmas engagement session this winter!! Longwood Gardens goes ~all out~ with its Christmas design & decor. The magical setting enhanced the beautiful love that Olivia and Alex share!

Dreamy Engagement Session

Olivia and Alex are so meant for each other. Olivia couldn’t stop giggling the entire time, and Alex smiled so big whenever he looked at Olivia! Since it was quite chilly and a bit rainy outside, we spent most of our time inside the conservatory. None of us minded – the conservatory is drop-dead gorgeous and has so much variation for photos!! We even discovered some new hidden photo spots as we made our way through the conservatory. All the twinkle lights from the Longwood Christmas decor added to the already romantic feel of the location, and Olivia & Alex’s love shone beautifully through in all the photos.

Olivia told me she wanted some blurry photos to add to the nostalgia and romance of their engagement photos. I made sure to incorporate them toward the end of the session (after we had gotten plenty of non-blurry shots!). One of my favorites was Olivia & Alex running hand-in-hand in front of a plant wall! They look like two lovers who are caught up in the joy & bliss of the moment.

To end the session, Olivia & Alex had an outfit change and we went outside. We started using clear umbrellas to avoid the drizzle but it stopped pretty much right away! As we made our way down to the row of fountains, we were blessed with the most beautiful, electric pink sunset!!! What a way to end the session 😍

A Longwood Christmas

December is one of the most popular times to visit Longwood Gardens because of the Christmas-themed design of the gardens. Beyond the insane landscaping, there are a ton of twinkle lights and multiple massive Christmas trees that each have a unique decoration theme! Longwood Gardens already screams romance, so the nostalgia of Christmas decor added to that is pure magic. It’s one of my favorite engagement session locations for a reason!!!

The only thing to note about Longwood Christmas engagement photos is that everyone and their mother also wants to see the display. It will be crowded. However, as you can see in Olivia & Alex’s photos, it is totally possible to make your photos look like there was nobody else there!!

Dreamy Longwood Christmas Engagement Session

engagement photos at longwood gardens during christmastime

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  1. Olviia says:

    We had such an amazing time shooting with you! You made us feel so comfortable during our session, it made us even more excited for you to be part of our wedding day!

    • Gabriella says:

      I am legit SO excited for your wedding!!!! I’m so glad you felt comfortable during your session, that’s my biggest goal 🙂 T-6 months!!!!

- 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"

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“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.”

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- 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.

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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!).

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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.

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