frequently asked questions

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For both the sneak peek and the full gallery, I'll email you a link to a private online gallery. It kind of acts like its own website. From there, you can favorite photos, hide photos from public view, share photos with others and even purchase prints in the online store connected to the gallery.

HOW DO WE GET OUR PHOTOS?

No matter the session type, I send you a sneak peek within 48 hours so you can have something to hold onto while I edit the rest of your gallery! Wedding gallery delivery happens within 4-6 weeks; engagement gallery delivery happens within 4 weeks.

WHEN DO WE GET OUR PHOTOS?

No. I don't provide RAW photos because that's not what you paid for!! Every single image will be individually edited and hand-tweaked with love to ensure you get the best possible product with your final gallery.

can we get the raw photos?

As the creator of the images, I retain the copyright. However, I grant full printing/posting/duplicating rights (for personal use) to all my clients! Once I deliver those pictures, they are effectively yours.

who owns the photos?

On Photo Delivery

Yes, the 50% deposit is non-refundable. When you book a wedding date with me, that means I'm turning down other couples inquiring for that same date! There will be a lot of information regarding this in the photography contract.

is the deposit non-refundable?

I send a questionnaire to get to know you better!! For a wedding, I mail you my Wedding Welcome Guide to help you plan your wedding with photos in mind. I'll send another questionnaire 3 months out to create your timeline, which we'll go over together. Throughout all of this, I make sure to stay in touch!

What happens after we book?

In the event I'm unable to photograph your wedding, the second photographer will step up to lead photographer position and I will find another second photographer. If there is no second, the photography community is strong and I will find someone I trust to take over the day-of. I will still edit the photos!

what happens if you cancel?

All remaining payments will be canceled, but the deposit remains non-refundable. There will be more details about this in your specific contract!

what happens if we cancel?

Before the Wedding

Youuu bet!! I love working with couples to create tangible memories they can hold after their wedding. If you are interested in an album, please let me know as soon as possible so I can start designing while the wedding is still fresh in my mind! It is a collaborative process, meaning you will have final say over the final album design.

do you design albums?

Yes! There is an online store attached to your gallery offering high quality prints, canvases, framed prints, metal prints, etc etc. If you have a special request for an extra large print, reach out to me separately and I will send you a specific file for printing.

can we order prints?

For your wedding, you will have unrestricted access to your online gallery for one year. For your engagement, you will have unrestricted access to your online gallery for six months. After that, you have the option to keep the gallery open at the rate of $60/year. Even though your gallery may expire, I have your images backed up in multiple places.

how long do we have access to the photos?

Yes!! Any current or past client of mine who refers an inquiring couple to me will get a FREE one-hour anniversary session if that inquiring couple books a wedding with me :)

Do you have a referral program?

After the Wedding

WAIT!!

before you inquire, check to see if i'm traveling anywhere near you this year!!

My 2022 Travel Schedule

July

13-16: Jersey Shore

AUGUST

12-14: Atlanta, GA

september

2-4: TBD

OCTOBER

1-5: Athens, GA
15-16: TBD

november

25-27: TBD

december

8-12: San Francisco
TBD: New York City

- 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"

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