missing the warm, summer, light-filled days SO much right now especially 🌞
Met with an amazing group of creative entrepreneurs this evening to talk and brainstorm about how to run a successful business, how to attract ideal clients, and plans for the future.
What an exciting time to create art and run a business. I’m SO damn thankful for all of you helping me build this dream. 💕
The prettiest place to celebrate after being married ✨ @deervalleyresort has the most stunning lodges 💕 & @harvestmoonevents always delivers incredible visions and brings them to life. // shot with @trevorhooperphoto
When I was in the third grade, I demanded that my teachers call me Gabriella because to me “Gabby” seemed immature. 😂🤷♀️ I am a photographer to couples madly in love. I specialize in soft and warm light, and we will be best friends by the end of your wedding day. 💕
I was raised in a small ranch town, I had 1 million dogs growing up, and from the fifth grade on I was homeschooled.
A few of my favorite things are puppy cuddles, coffee with extra creamer, lemon scented candles, and the freshest air.
Say hello & let’s become better friends 🥂
wrapped up in emeralds and lace ✨
Boudoir shoots are so special, fun, and each one completely unique.
I realize most women do it as a gift for someone special in their life, however there really is something so inspiring and empowering to yourself to just shoot beautiful photos for the hell of it❤️
California always looks so pretty from above 💕
Would you believe me if I said:
A - this is my mom and not Sarah Jessica Parker
B - she’s a littleeee over 30.
We woke up at 5:15am for our flight out of Miami and off to Cuba. I actually felt slightly anxious about this trip - about the complete unknown - our visas - and the lack of the outside world.
My first first class upgrade, a couple mimosas, and a darling taxi cab driver later however I was in love.
The untouched history and beauty, the culture and the sights. Although we were only there for a few short days it will be a place I always remember.
You can see more of gorgeous Cuba over on my blog tonight 💕🇵🇭
Happy one year freaking anniversary to the coolest couple that had the most creative wedding I’ve ever been apart of. ✨
Eloping hundreds of feet in the air inside a hot air balloon at 6am over wine country followed by brunch and a mimosa bar. 🍾🥂 (Also Briawna was a brand new momma in this image and now expecting her second little one) my heart is so happy for you, babe. 💕
After the whirlwind of the holidays - the new year - back to work - and more - I’m at that place in my life where I’m really not sure what day it is or even what week.
I’ll be here if you need me. (Actually jk, I’ll be in my own bed. This is a really pretty bed made my @kerrynicoleinteriordesign )
The prettiest duo ❤️
I love a gorgeous bride + groom, with a majestic backdrop photograph just as much as the next person.
However, the LOVE and connection and happiness that is felt in these photos will forever trump the beauty of it. A perfect moment, with two soulmates stopped in time is just magical and so special to me. ♥️ Let’s be honest though - Park City was surely showing off for this image. Winter creeping up on fall is always so gorgeous.
Shooting alongside// @trevorhooperphoto
the most beautiful group of humans I’ve seen 💕
Yesterday was a dream. Something a photographer could only hope for on a NYE wedding - the most generous couple, the best party and killer details.
Celia & Kevin celebrated in style here in Palm Springs and this wedding will hold a special place in my heart.
What a way to end the year! 💕✨🥂🍾
This year was a year of rapid growth, busy-ness, and travel. I thought the best way to sum it up was in numbers, because when I look back at the numbers, WOW!
To start off:
73 portrait shoots
1 national publication
50,124 miles on Delta
1 dog adoption
1 new apartment
COUNTLESS incredible memories, clients, and images.
This year has been special, but damn am I ready for another and an even better year.
Here we come 2019, I’m so excited for you. 🍾✨🥂
These two mega-babes tie the knot tomorrow evening (yes - NYE!) ✨🥂🍾 here in Palm Springs and 1: I couldn’t be more thrilled to document their perfect day and 2: party with some coooool people!
This year has been the best yet & honestly, what a fun way to end it. Cheers to you - Kevin and Celia! I love you guys 💕
friends are over tonight & we’re making homemade pasta and bolognese 👌🏻 I received a beautiful pasta maker for Christmas and I am SO excited to use it 😍
A moment of reminiscing - havana cuba. One incredibly special place. What a trip. A country completely time stamped to 50 years ago. 🇵🇭
I sincerely hope each and every one of your Christmas’ was magical. Filled with love, and giving, and great company. (And maybe a gorgeous diamond ring)
I’ve already seen a handful of my friends posting their beautiful engagements and proposals from last night and this morning - my heart is SO happy for you 💕
Merry Christmas Eve loves! Go kiss your boo under the mistletoe 💕🎄
waiting on more snow over here like:
Tonight is our annual family winter solstice party. My grandmother on my mom’s side always threw the most amazing winter solstice parties... after she passed away nearly ten years ago on the eve of winter solstice, we decided we must to keep her tradition going.
I personally pride myself on our dessert spread.
On the menu tonight: sugar cookies, french macaroons, and a dark chocolate peppermint bundt cake, all homemade with love by yours truly.
Tis the season for gaining five pounds per day - and cheers to the shortest day of the year! It’s all downhill from here friends.
One of the most romantic and dreamy winter weddings I’ve ever photographed is over on my blog tonight ❄️ these two though, so damn beautiful ✨
family time in the snow ❄️
pretty diamonds, wine, and a lovely engagement session are all things that make me happy. 😍✨
This year we cut down our own tree and honestly - what a blast 🎄❄️ I (of course) documented the whole thing and it’s over on my blog 😘
Walking in a winter wonderland with Roni & Robert. Their wedding was truly nothing short of incredible. And the way Roni made freezing one’s ass off look so great, I will never forget 💕❄️😘
soft warm California tones make me very happy ✨
Travel, travel often and as much as you can ✈️ // this is for sale in my print shop by the way 😘
There are moments in life where you step back and look at the big picture. Feel a sense of complete gratitude flush over you and smile.
When I took this image I felt that way. An immense sense of happiness, fulfillment and gratitude. To photograph someone as beautiful, kind, and light hearted as Jenn. I feel that she reflects all of that in every single portrait I took of her on her wedding day, but this one is my favorite.
What an incredibly special thing that is to feel.
Do you ever have something in your mind that’s so particular you just have to make it yourself?
I’ve had this wood beaded garland for our tree in my mind since before we got the tree.
Here we have the exact wood beaded garland I was envisioning 😅🎄
sunrises might just make me happier than sunsets. something about the beginning of a new day to make exactly your own ✨
my favorite time of year is here (while I don’t love freezing my booty off) - I sure love the romantic soft falling snow everyday. ❄️ what a perfect place to call home.