Posts from the “Storytelling” Category

Thanks for Visiting!

Posted on April 14th, 2014

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I am so glad you stopped by! For the next few weeks, this blog will be a little quiet! Gabrielle Halle Photography is jumping into a new season and I am so excited for the wonderful brides and grooms, high school seniors, and young families that I get to work with in the upcoming months. If you would like to be a part of my photography season, please just use the contact form and I would love to talk with you and plan your portrait experience. Until then, check back in a few weeks to see the new changes, some great weddings and portrait sessions, and a little behind-the-scenes with me as I tell my story along the way.


Pittsburgh Family Photographer | Welcome Them Home

Posted on September 12th, 2013

I can’t figure out how to start this post. I’m not sure what to say except that this shoot reminded me of all the reasons I value photography so much.

 

I grew up in a family where photography was valued and my dad had a camera with him for all of our important moments. I was blessed to have one of my favorite photographers provide me beautiful engagement and wedding photos. I know first hand how photos, as cliché as it sounds, can capture a moment and make it immortal. These photos count as some of my most valuable possessions. That is because photographs document. Photos tell the story of a special event and help us share that with others. But more importantly, photos hold emotion inside of them. Emotions that we just cannot carry with us everyday and that lessen with time. Our photographs serve as a treasure box, a container to hold those sweet emotions so that on days we forget and on days we need it most, we can pick up those photos again and walk back into that moment with a tangible reminder of what it all felt like.

 

All the best photos, in my opinion, are of moments that hopefully, will never be repeated. Weddings, celebrations, and …homecomings.

 

It was hard to pick the images for this blog post. I thought of adding in extra captions throughout the photos, but I’d rather just sum it up: this is the story of a soldier who was away for several months, a wife (and fellow photographer) that missed him and wanted to remember this sweet homecoming, and a little boy who never let go of Daddy after the first hug.

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May these sweet moments always be remembered.

As always, leave a comment just to say Hi, describe one of your own favorite treasured photos and say thank you to this family for their sacrifices

Thanks all :-)

Pittsburgh Senior Photography | Behind the Scenes

Posted on June 27th, 2013

I met Jenna about a year ago now, and our first shoot together was last October. Since then, I’ve invited her on every shoot I could because honestly, I know I’ll miss her every other minute if I don’t. When I need her, Jenna is holding reflectors, an off-camera flash, my equipment – even my shoes! When I don’t need her at the moment, she’s shooting beautiful details from the most creative angles. I could go on and on about how great it is to have her along on sessions but before I go any farther, I need to share a few pictures. Often as photographers, we spend so much time behind the lens that we never actually have photos of ourselves. Jenna has on many occasions caught behind-the-scenes pictures as well as updated portraits of myself – the latest will be posted soon! So I decided to return the favor.

Stay close for the update of this amazing photo shoot and more behind-the-scenes footage!
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