Photo credit Destri Andorf of D&orfs Photography and Sarah Gillum of Made New Photography

Hello there. I'm Gabi.

I'm a natural light photographer specializing in wedding photography!  My goal as a photographer is to capture the fleeting moments that truly portray the heart of every couple that I photograph. My favorite shots are the one's that happen between poses, during the moments when true emotion shines through.  My photo sessions are low key as I keep people relaxed through focusing on each other, with  gentle guidance and fun conversation. 

Under the guidance of highly qualified art teachers and professional photographers, I have learned the skills necessary to provide people with pictures they can be happy about for years to come. I didn’t think I wanted to pursue photography as a career, but I’m so happy I made the jump when I did.

How I got started....   Ashton Kutcher. On a Nikon commercial. Honest truth! I was about thirteen and when I saw him on the commercial (I thought he was cute and had a little celebrity crush haha)  I decided I wanted a camera. After hinting (likely annoyingly!) to my parents for a year, at Christmas I was given a camera much too nice for a thirteen year old. That gift was the door to a whole new world of passion and joy. I started teaching myself, and by the time I was 14, I took on my first paid session! I’d love to talk more about my journey into photography at a session!

 

 A little bit about me personally. I'm an Iowan, born and raised. I believe Jesus died as a payment for my sins and my relationship with him permeates every area of my life! I have a wonderful mom and dad, and two brothers, who are twins and only 11 months older than me. I went to high school in Bondurant, Iowa, then moved to Kansas to attend  a private university. I moved back to Iowa and married my best friend named Ben— we have been together 9 years, and just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary! We live in West Des Moines with a crazy cat named Titan and a beautiful 7 year old rescued Rottweiler named Sheba. Our first baby is due in November! We love to spend time with our friends, ride bikes,  play video games and watch Friends. I like to run, do yoga, draw, read, and cook tasty vegan food(though I hate doing the dishes!). I can't wait to get to know you!