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My mission as a wedding photographer is to help happy couples celebrate life's biggest joys with high quality photos and a dang good time. I believe the experience is just as important as the photos and that you deserve beautiful, lasting memories.

Hey!! I'm Gabriella.

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Read this if you’re nervous for your photo session

Your photo session is coming up, you have a new outfit, you’re super excited … but then that little voice in your head says you should be nervous for your photo session. I’m so awkward in pictures – why will these pictures be any different? What if my smile looks forced? What if the photographer can’t get a single good picture of me?

Trust me – those are all very normal thoughts. This is most likely a new experience, getting professional pictures taken by a stranger! You’re not alone in being nervous, so take comfort in that. But I’m here to encourage you. So here are all the reasons you shouldn’t be nervous for your photo session!!

You are beautiful.

No, really. You are BEAUTIFUL. My favorite part about photographing people is getting to show them how freakin’ gorgeous they are!! I’m Christian and I believe our God designed humans with intention and love; the Bible literally says his design is “good”. Even if you don’t share my beliefs, I believe you deserve to see yourself as beautiful. And that’s what my pictures will showcase!!

I will guide you.

You don’t have to know where to look, how to pose, or where to put your hands. I will guide you through the whole session! I use a mixture of poses and prompts, close up and far away shots. Even though I got into every session with certain photos in mind, I mold the session to each individual couple. A more introverted couple will naturally gravitate toward quieter, more intimate photos; a more extroverted couple will want to do more active prompts like running and tickling and rolling around!!

You will be with your favorite person.

Take comfort in that!! If you start feeling nervous, just look at your person. Squeeze their hand. I guarantee you will feel instantly comforted and at home in their presence.

I say this to every couple I photograph: If you don’t know where to look, look at each other. If you don’t know where to put your hands, put them on each other. If you want to kiss your person, freaking kiss them!!!

I will listen.

Get the idea of an arrogant, stuck up photographer out of your head. If you feel uncomfortable or awkward in a pose/prompt I give you, just tell me – we won’t do it!!! The most important thing to me is that you feel comfortable and heard during your session. I want to photograph your authentic selves, and that can’t happen if you’re uncomfortable. But I also can’t read your mind 😉

I will also photograph pretty much anything you want me to! So if you have an idea for a photo that you saw somewhere, tell me and we’ll make it happen for you.

You ARE going to have fun.

I promise. Photo sessions are FUN!!! When else do you get to be a main character for a few hours and be encouraged to kiss your favorite kisser?! The experience is part of the whole process. I’ll make sure you start and end the session with a smile on your face.

I am a pro at this.

You’re hiring a professional photographer for a reason, right? I live and breathe couples photography. Seriously. Nothing fills me with joy quite like seeing two people’s facades fade away as they find joy and comfort in each other’s presence! I’ve photographed countless couples and will photograph countless more. Nearly all of them go into the session “warning” me that they’re awkward in photos … and they come out the other end with me encouraging them to pursue a career in modeling 🤣

But don’t just take my word for it. Here are real testimonies from some lovely couples I’ve photographed!


Danielle & Luke

“From start to finish Gabriella was the absolute best to work with for our engagement session! She took the time to meet with us prior to scheduling to get to know us and better understand what would be best for us/ our session. During the shoot, she made us feel so comfortable, which brought out the best in us (which is soooo evident in our pictures!!). Overall, Gabriella more than exceeded our expectations- we LOVE our engagement photos!”

Katie & Trent

“Gabriella was a blast to work with and made our couple session feel so easy and relaxed. I get nervous in front of the camera but she constantly had ideas and suggestions for poses or things to do which made me and my partner that much more comfortable. She was so excited about photographing us too which made us excited to try her ideas. Gabriella was also willing to incorporate any ideas or concepts we wanted to try, which we appreciated. It felt like we had a personal hype-gal with us!”

Megan & Jim

“Gabriella is an incredible photographer! She seamlessly guided us through our engagement session and made my fiancé and I feel comfortable in front of the lens. Gabriella was so thoughtful, organized, and kind AND she truly brought my vision to life! She was also extremely accommodating of our hectic schedule. I cannot emphasize enough how comfortable Gabriella made us feel which allowed her to capture beautiful candid moments as well. She also sent us both the sneak peak and full gallery in a timely manner. We will forever treasure these photos and I could not be happier with our decision to choose Gabriella to photograph our engagement!”

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- 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!”


- 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!


- 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!


- 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!


- 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.