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Authentic.

 

Stories of the wildly,

passionately + 
overwhelmingly in love.

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GABRIELLE
DEFAZIO
PHOTOGRAPHY

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 01  GALLERIES

 02 VENDORS

 Rentals:

Sincerely Melissa Co.

Alpha-lit Buffalo

Ala Carte Event Co.

White Bounce House of Rochester

Tesoro Events Rentals

Buffalove Bus (add video)

B in a Bonnet

Vintage Glam Photo Booth

KMG Design Studio

 venues:

The Kenan Center

The Sterling

Knox Farms State Park

The Brickhall in the Hollow

The Timberlodge

The Wurlitzer

Kin Loch Farmstead

Hartrich Chateau

The Richardson Hotel (Hotel Henry)

Powerhouse (Buffalo)

The Annex (Chaffee, NY)

The Gallagher

The Bank of EA

Seneca One Tower

The Highline (Rochester)

Radio Social (Rochester)

Breweries & Wineries 

(think outside the box)

Spring Lake Winery

The Cracker Factory (Geneva, NY)

The Lake House at Canandaigua

TWA Hotel (NYC airport hotel)

Riff City Social (old Thin man)

The Wintergarden by Monroe's (Rochester)

The Show at Shea’s Seneca

The Admiral Room

Burchfield Penny Art Gallery

Albright Knox Art Gallery

The West Rose (Ellicottville)

Holiday Valley Resort

The Legacy on 18 Mile Creek

Wayland Brewing Co

Arbor Venues (Rochester)

George Eastman Museum (Rochester)

The Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo

 sweets:

The Sugar Pallette

Kalis Cakes

Confectionery Coral

Cakes by Katya

Paula’s Donuts

Chrusciki Bakery

Blue Eyed Baker

Sweet Beginnings Bakery

Ohlson's Bakery + Cafe

The Village Bake Shoppe

 stationery&  signage:

Sincerely Melissa Co.

B in a Bonnet

Sally Marie Studio

Graphic Poetry Stationery

Paige by Design

The Paper Vow

Sundown Paper Co.

Sal Studios

Sincerely by Sage

Purple Wagon Designs

Down Home Diviner

 fits:

 music:

Please request no lasers!

H+H Entertainment

Executive Sound - Ken

Whirlin’ Disc Sound

Moving Music

Michael Khoury - (DJ)

Diligent Loiter

Crespo Beats

Energy Entertainment

Party of Nine (Band)

Name Brand Covers

Toy Bros

Victoria's Bridal Shoppe

Lovely Bride Rochester

Heart to heart

Made by Anatomy

M. A. Carr Bridal

New Ivory Bridal

Stella's Bridal Boutique 

 

Bureau Made

Jos A. Banks

Marty's Formalwear

Riverside Mens Shop

Get Dressed Buffalo

Mens's Warehouse

 hair/makeup:

 florals:

Simply Em Productions

Goody Girl Flower Farm

Pretty in Pink Florals

Roses Blooms of Buffalo

Blossoms N Treasures

Diannes Florals

Flowers by Nature

Williams Florist

Evergreen Florals NF

Marigold + Vase

Wildroot Floral

Rooted Blooms Design

 Planners:

EVL Events

Here + Now Buffalo

Weddings by Gianna

The Planning Touch

Good Neighbor Events

Events by Brielle

Social Maven 

 video:

547 Media

Airavear Photo + Video

Filmwell Studios

Bexmar Films

Barnum Films

The Video Smiths

Buffalo Video Pros

Sunny Blue Films

Meranto Media (simple video)

 Dreamy destination deals

Ireland I Las Vegas I San DiegoColorado I Lake Placid, NY I Oregon I Portugal 

Italy I Arizona I Albuquerque + Santa Fe, NM I Utah I Maine I Chicago I Ski Resorts

Rosemary Beach FL The Canadian Rockies Jackson Hole, WY I Amsterdam

 Brooklyn Greece Iceland New York City Vermont Adirondack Mountains

  reduced pricing for any of these  dreamy destination wedding locations! 

for prices, packages + more info on the dreamy destination wedding locations

please fill out the contact form below + I will get back to you as soon as possible! 

Let's make both our dreams come true, + take beautiful photos in beautiful places, what do you say!?!

 03 Meet Me

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" But now I'm a BIG G "

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"Ever since I was
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Buffalo local, small business owner, light chaser + full-time tea lover.

 

I'm here for all of you! Full of smiles + here to help capture your special moments whether they are big like a wedding day or small like a lazy Sunday at home.

I absolutely love this job + everything that comes with it! I appreciate the people I meet, the places I go, the hours I put in, + the spontaneity in every single shoot! For me photography is a way to bring joy to others + preserve the moments we all cherish most! My job is so cool!! Everyone's story is unique to them + I want to make sure your photos resemble just that!

Behind each moment, photo, destination, activity, laugh, + happy tears is so much more than just an image. Your story matters + I want to get to know it so we can create meaningful, genuine photos that become part of yours! My belief is that every person should be framed in the moments they’ve felt the most loved + cared for! I believe in sharing smiles, tears + all the moment in between!

As you can tell... I'm really excited that you're here!

YOU, ya YOU mean the world to me. Thank you for stopping by + seeing if we are a good fit! Cannot wait to work together if we are!

Random things that spark my joy!

  • my people

  • travel

  • unconventional art museums

  • froyo

  • high noon

  • Nat Geo

  • Diane Keaton, Sandra Bullock, Michael Buble + Whitney Houston

  • tulips

  • creating, designing + doodling

  • chai tea lattes

I'm just here to show you how beautiful those in between moments are that make your story so special + unique to you.

NOW LETS HAVE SOME FUN  + GET CREATIVE TOGETHER!! WHAT DO YOU SAY??!

 

Let's be friends!

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"sometimes photos are the most tangible memories we have left of the people we love most"

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 04 Kind Words

"I just had to run to Gabrielle’s page to leave this review for so many reasons!! Today was the first time I’ve done a photoshoot with Gabrielle & needless to say it was a spectacular time. I am still on a mental high from what we achieved today. From the very get go the energy & vibes she brings to the table are a breathe of fresh air. The entire shoot I felt so comfortable & we just had fun with it. I cannot recommend her enough to do any photos that you may need done!! Today we did a Pride shoot & it was a little last minute & every idea we chatted about came to fruition during this shoot!!"

-E.Nicholson

"Gabrielle's photos are unmatched. She did our family photos, & her skill & professionalism were top-notch. It was an excellent experience, & we will definitely work with her in the future. Without a doubt, I would recommend her to family, friends, & strangers in a heartbeat!"

-C. Schumacher

"We used GD Photography for our engagement photos almost four years ago & then most recently for our maternity photos. The photos for both turned out even better than I could have dreamed!. G not only recommended the location of our maternity shoot based on our feedback but she made an extra trip the day of just to review the best spots to make it easy on me because I’m currently 38 weeks pregnant. She made the shoot so comfortable & fun for my husband & I. We basically just showed up and she did all the work! Her passion for her art & focus on her clients personal experience makes her such a great person to work with!"

-J. Eggert

"G did our engagement photos & truly did such a phenomenal job! She is so easy to work with & so talented. She went above & beyond our expectations and we would recommend her for any photo occasion; she finds the natural beauty in every scene & it shows in her amazing photos!"

-H. Bona

"G is fantastic! My fiancé & I hired her for our engagement photos & they turned out amazing! She never made us feel awkward, we have never had photos taken so I thought it would be awkward but not at all! I definitely recommend her for any photo needs!"

-M. Newton

"She is such a fun & talented photographer. The pictures I received were more than I could have asked for."

-A. Ewert

"I have to say that booking Gabrielle to be our wedding photographer was hands down one of the best decisions we made. check out her website, the pictures are stunningly beautiful--& now that I'm in some of them I can honestly say that is totally 100% her raw talent of scouting out the best spots at your venue, framing the shot, & telling us how to pose (which I was really glad she did because I usually feel really awkward in front of cameras). I also hadn't thought about this but your wedding photographer meets literally everyone in your family & is right next to you for all of the big moments throughout the day, so we really lucked out having someone as fun & upbeat as her. I get even happier looking back at our photos from remembering how much fun the 3 of us were having while we were taking them"

H.Young

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rooftop proposal

"This photography business is the real deal! She did a great job. We cannot thank you enough!!!"

-M. Stephan

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01

The Inquiry

Leave a detailed email message using the contact form below! I will get back to you via email!

 05 the Process

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The Deets

Check the date!

Do a VIBE check + see if I'm a good 3rd wheel!

Sessions:

Start planning location 

Get you on the books

Help with outfits + all the details

Weddings:

Hop on a call

Get to know you guys little bit!

Run through the details of how you envision your day going

Answer all the questions you might have!

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The Booking

If you decide to do the damn thing with me, then first I'll do a happy dance + then we'll get down to business!

 

I'll send over a contract for you to review. When it looks good we will sign + pay the non-refundable retainer + then your dates officially booked!

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 06   Contact

Questions about pricing + packages please inquire here! Fill out the form below + tell me a little bit about what kind of session you're looking for! I'll see exactly how to make those dreams come true!
I truly appreciate you reaching out, cannot wait to meet you + hopefully photograph you guys!

Let's Be Friends!

Thanks for reaching out! I'll get back you shortly!

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