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Three Tips for the Best Engagement Session Ever

So you have a brand new sparkler on your finger, you just popped the question or have mutually decided it’s time to marry your partner. However it happened, if you’re reading this then chances are…you just got ENGAGED! Congratulations!!! Now let me help you prep for your photos to mark this extra special occasion, aka your engagement session!

Choose the Right Photographer

Your photographer should be more than just a person behind the lens. They should make you feel comfortable, listen to your input, and seek to understand your vision. Beyond their photographic style, look for these qualities to ensure a golden collaboration.

Pick the Perfect Location

The location helps set the tone for the entire shoot. Try and pick a location that does one of these three things. 1) It’s a place that is meaningful to you as a couple. Maybe a favorite date spot, where you ment, or even where you popped the question! 2) It’s a place you’ve always wanted to go (destination engagement shoot, anyone?) or 3) it matches the vibe you want in your photos! If you’re an earthy, laid back, nature loving couple – then hiking a tree-lined trail might be for you. If your style is classic and timeless, then some gorgeous town hall architecture might suit you better. The location significantly influences the overall look and feel of your pictures, and there’s a right spot for every couple.

Dress for Success

Your outfit is more than just clothing—it’s an expression of yourself. Make sure your outfit accomplishes three crucial things: Firstly, it should make you feel *hot* (as in, cute as heck) and confident. Secondly, we want you to feel your best so while we love it when you dress like a smokeshow, make sure you’re actually comfortable both physically, and otherwise! Lastly, dress for the season you’re in! A weather-appropriate outfit keeps you comfy, which means your photographer will be able to capture your true emotions in the moment! 

These three things, choosing the right photographer, selecting the perfect location, and dressing thoughtfully, really help set you and your partner up for success during your engagement session, and make sure the stage is set for a truly magical and authentic experience. The best memories are made when you feel at ease, in a place you’re inspired by and with the person you love! 

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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"