I find so much beauty in both the big and small moments. The moments that unfold without any intervention. The moment that is obvious, and the moment happening over your shoulder at the same time. I keep my eyes open all day, for not only the expected events but all of the micro-interactions that happen between you and your guests. Honest laughter, honest tears, and everything in between.
I collaborate best with couples who are okay with the imperfect and appreciate the in-between. Couples who are aiming to be present with their family and friends, place trust in their vendors, and are excited to have their day documented the way that it really went down. I show up to your wedding day with no expectations and a very small shot list, and spend most of my time searching for the honest and intimate moments of connection that are present between you, your friends and your family. My greatest wish for every couple is that they allow themselves to genuinely be a part of their day, without any worry or grand expectations. This is the state I want to document you in, and these are the moments that I believe are going to stand the test of time.
While I believe that a photographer's vision and end product is far more important than the tool used to get them there, film is my tool of choice. I show up to most wedding days with at least five cameras hanging off of me (and more in my bag), ready to capture whatever fleeting moment or subtle gesture passes us by with whatever tool is right for the job. Film is included in my investment pricing and is not considered an "add-on". For a full wedding day I typically shoot around 30-40 rolls.
Absolutely. What you see on social media and in my portfolio is only a small snippet of a wedding day. I always send along full galleries as a part of my inquiry process.
Let's begin the conversation! Please inquire using my contact form and we can see if we are a good fit for each other. I require a signed contract and retainer to officially book a date.
You will receive an online gallery of high resolution, edited JPG images with a personal print release. This means you are free to make prints on your own, however Gabby Riggieri Photography still owns the copyright.
I have been privileged to photograph weddings and engagements across the United States as well as in Europe. Weddings that include travel are quoted on a case by case basis taking into account things like airfare, accommodations, rental car, and taxi. My travel packages typically include three nights stay, which includes the evening of your wedding, the evening before your wedding, and the evening before that. I work in an extra free day prior to your wedding to leave room for any travel delays.
I am super in love with elopements and resonate with these deeply. I accept a small number of these each year and would love to chat with you about what you are planning. My elopement packages begin at $3,000 and are most typically booked on weekdays during wedding season.
I always shoot with intentionality, but I don't take myself too seriously. Whether my couples are throwing a huge bash or an intimate dinner party, they are ready to laugh, explore, collaborate, and trust my creative vision. My couples aren't hiring me to produce staged photos, but instead to seek out the honest, intimate connections and in-between moments present on a wedding day. They also know that, despite owning the most up to date equipment, I will inevitably whip out a $2 film point and shoot camera to play around with for a while, and that sounds pretty alright to them.
Most couples can expect to invest between $9,000-$11,000 on full wedding day coverage. Weddings that require travel are quoted on a case by case basis, so please inquire further to discuss your plans.
I cannot praise Gabby highly enough! She photographed my wedding earlier this summer and it was the most painless and lovely experience. She made us feel comfortable and at ease, and the process was so quick and FUN. The results are unbelievable and we have gotten so many compliments on them. I love that so many of our guests were caught in candids having a great time. It felt like we were truly able to relive the day. She was responsive, positive and professional. Highly highly highly recommend Gabby!!