As a full-time parent, the phrase "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life," has kind of become my unapologetic mantra in that infinite search for balance. I only take three bookings a week, and edit just two days a week. Sure, I may have a slightly longer turnaround / response time than other photographers, but I don't pretend to have my shit together anymore than the next person, and I take some damn good photographs, so that's something.

They say a picture tells 1000 words, so I guess we have that in common. Gabby is the most appropriate nickname I could have been given. I'm a mouthy mama of four living my best life in Dover, Ohio. When I'm not behind the camera you can find my family on a hiking trail, and 'date night' for my husband and I usually means a concert. Our car is basically a karaoke machine on wheels, and in this house we take Mario Kart very seriously. My idea of a good time with friends always involves food, and I'll race your wedding guests to the dessert table every time. I'm a little bit sweary, and I tend to call everyone 'babe', but I'll try to be on my best behavior around your grandma. I love cider beers, and chocolate-peanut-butter everything. I have a cat named Pixel. He's my favorite child — just don't tell the kids I said that.

I've been capturing weddings since 2014, and started photographing couples + families in 2012. It's pretty much the coolest job in the world. But this gig doesn't just help pay the bills; it brings some of the best people into my life, many of which I have come to call friends. I hope to count you among them soon!

" life is shaped by the urgent need to wander
and observe, and my camera is my passport."