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winter engagement session in old city philadelphia

Old City Philly Winter Engagement Session

Danielle and Luke’s Old City Philly winter engagement session was the epitome of the word “joyful”!!!! These two love birds were all smiles and giggles as we took photos throughout Old City to celebrate their engagement. AND they got to cap off the session by going to the Eagles playoff game against the Giants!! So of course we had to throw some Eagles gear in there. These two are so much fun!!!

When the three of us were brainstorming for their engagement session, we knew it had to take place in Philly. They live in the city and wanted to pay homage to the place they got engaged. Danielle also mentioned a photo I had taken of them dancing at a wedding reception last summer. The photo was of them laughing while dancing together – something that defines their relationship! It was her favorite photo of them together, so I made sure there would be plenty of opportunities to smile & laugh during their engagement session. I can’t freaking WAIT for them to get married!!!!!! 🤩

Old City Philadelphia

When we first talked about their engagement photos, I sent Danielle and Luke a few of my favorite locations in the city. There were a few key reasons we landed on Old City Philly for their engagement photos. First, there is a huge amount of variation in a relatively small area. With only a few blocks to cover, your gallery can included a multitude of different images! Second, it was quintessentially Philly – cobblestone roads, Washington Square Park, the history of the First Bank, etc. Last but not least, it was close to the location Danielle & Luke wanted to end their session at – Addison Street!

Winter Engagement Session

It’s not super common to get engagement photos done in the winter, but there are quite a few pros to doing so. First, it’s not crowded!! With the exception of a few passersby, you can feel like you have whole sections of the city to yourself. That doesn’t happen in the summer! Second, it’s really easy to get variation in outfits without even changing – just take your coat on & off!! Third, the neutral palate of the bare trees takes away distracting color and allows the photos to focus solely on you.

Old City Philly Winter Engagement Session

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- 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"