Hello! I'm Gabby, a classically trained wedding and portrait photographer with ten years of passionate and dedicated experience. I love working with couples and families during the most treasured milestones of their lives.
I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and migrated South in 2005 to finish my degree and spread my wings. I fell in love with photography long before I actually turned it into a career and I am so happy to be here, with you.
37 Reviews for Gabby Chapin Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Katie Pfannkuche · Getting married on 07/12/2021
Lovely person, incredible photographer
Gabby's work is BEAUTIFUL and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I was blown away when I got my photos back. Not only is she a wonderful photographer, she's also a treat to have along on a big day. My husband and I decided to have a small, elopement-stye ceremony, and we wanted to work with someone who would help us cultivate a relaxed and celebratory vibe on our wedding day. Gabby was the perfect mix of easygoing and professional. She wanted to make sure she was clear on our vision, and had all the logistics worked out, while remaining extremely warm and laid-back in a way that diminished our stress and helped us feel "in the moment" during our shoot. I'm so glad we hired GabbySent on 01/19/2020
stephanie · Married on 12/15/2019
Best Photographer Ever!
Finding a photographer was probably initially one of the most difficult parts of early wedding planning for me. I had a vision of vibrant, intimate photos that really looked alive, but I was struggling to find a photographer that fit that aesthetic. There are no shortage of wedding photographers in New Orleans, but none seemed to feel right until I stumped upon Gabby Chapin's website. My was first introduction to her work was through a First Look for an Elopement she shot a few years ago. You could literally feel the emotion coming through the pictures. I was immediately sold, and we booked her for our New Orleans destination wedding the same week.
Having Gabby as our wedding photographer was hands down one of the best decisions we made. We met up with her on one of our planning visits, and she immediately put us at ease. Gabby knows exactly what she is doing. She isn't afraid to lighten family dynamics (family portraits can be tricky at times), and she got every single shot I dreamed of and then some. Most importantly, Gabby is seriously the nicest person ever! My friends and family are still raving about how sweet and authentic she was. She was on the dance floor with us, and it was like she was a part of the family by the end of the night.
We just got our wedding photos back yesterday, and I seriously can say without a doubt that they are perfect. We are in awe. We love you Gabby!!Sent on 01/15/2020
Erica Thornton · Married on 11/15/2019
Gabby is an absolute delight to work with. She is everything you could want in a photographer but especially for your perfect day photographer. She went above and beyond to talk with me and get my vibe on how I wanted my day to be captured. She helped me navigate a destination wedding and even helped me navigate if I wanted a first look or not. Every single picture she and Scarlet (our second photographer) shot were absolutely amazing and I have had a hard time picking a few to show to family because they are all THAT good. She captured every inch and detail of my day and I’m so thankful for that because it went by so fast. Now I have perfect lifetime captures of all the details I feel like I missed or didn’t get to fully enjoy. The best part about her is she is so wonderful to interact with on this day- an absolute calming presence and really walks you through everything. She was there for every moment without being “demanding”- she never tried to stage any portraits (outside of the ones I requested) and she snagged every single candid fluidly. At the end of the day I didn’t feel exhausted by pictures but like I had made a new friend and I walked away confident that she had taken some amazing photos. I cannot recommend her enough. Her prices are amazing and her communication style and delivery was so refreshing to work with.Sent on 12/24/2019
Gabby Chapin Photography's reply:Erica! Thank you so much for this incredible and thoughtful review. Working with you and Jeronimo was a dream come true. You, your friends, and your families were so welcoming and wonderful to be around. I will always be grateful that you chose Gabby Chapin Photography to document your wedding day!
Gabby is a photographer for all types of events and moments to be remembered. From traditional to innovative she will work with you to create what you the clients want, she is a great listener who tries to know you as a person and bring out your personality, so your photos are a true reflection of you. Working with Gabby is fun as I have seen her turn the shy person into someone relaxed in front of a camera. The variety of clients is a testament to her ability to work in any surroundings or for any purpose. Her willingness to travel also makes her unique. Contact her -- you will be happy you did!