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Surprise Longwood Gardens Proposal at Christmastime

Vince took Nina by complete surprise with his Longwood Gardens proposal right before Christmas this past December!! Vince reached out to me a month before the proposal to help him plan. He even visited the gardens a few times to make sure he picked the perfect spot to pop the question!

Longwood Gardens Proposal

Longwood Gardens is one of the best places for a proposal!! First, it’s stunning. Second, if you’re hiring a photographer to capture the moment, it’s really easy for us to blend into the crowd and aid the surprise. Third, it’s a super romantic place to stroll around hand-in-hand and process the fact that you are now getting MARRIED!!!!

Vince and Nina’s proposal happened in the conservatory at Longwood Gardens, right in front of an indoor water display with a giant Christmas tree at the center. It was such a beautiful spot that there was actually a line to take a picture there the morning Vince proposed! The situation ended up being perfect for the proposal because Vince and Nina got their time in “the spot” by themselves for a picture. I whispered to the people around me that he was about to propose, so they cleared out even further as I knelt down to photograph the moment!

Christmasy Engagement Session

Y’all, Nina was in shock for the entire engagement session following the proposal. It was so sweet!!! We walked around the conservatory, taking super romantic photos to commemorate this magical moment. I was actually at Longwood Gardens a few days prior for another engagement session. That helped me be super efficient with the photos so I could give Vince and Nina time to process what just happened!! We ended the session outside at dusk, and those final pictures just scream romance. I’m literally obsessed!!!!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if you don’t already have a special place in mind for your proposal or engagement session, Longwood Gardens is the place to be!!! The variety in photos that you receive in your gallery is astounding. The beauty of the gardens is breathtaking. You can continue your romantic date in the gardens after the session has ended. And it’s a lovely place to visit every year around your anniversary as you reminisce on your love story!!!

Surprise Longwood Gardens Proposal at Christmastime

longwood gardens engagement photos

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  1. Alicia Lascio says:

    Congrats to the happy couple!! Very adorable. 🙂

- 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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