Gabelli Studio is a contemporary wedding photography service based in Verona, New Jersey. This highly skilled team understands the importance of your wedding, capturing your most precious moments in a way that represents your partnership authentically. This New Jersey-based service focuses on the finer details, documenting your nuptials in a way that ensures your comfort in front of the lens.
This photography studio was started by Gene and Lauren Gabelli 25 years ago. It is now owned by John Bacolo. John began his work with photography in high school, before traveling throughout North and South America to document the landscapes and cultures he encountered. He worked as Gene Gabelli’s assistant at Gabelli Studio beginning in 1998, and his work has been honored by the Professional Photographer’s of America Loan Collection.
The team at Gabelli Studio uses a combination of contemporary and photojournalistic styles to capture every special moment of a couple’s wedding. They understand the importance of seamless service, allowing couples to avail of a second photographer, additional hours, and a one-event-per-day policy. Services through this photographer include:
Recommended by 96% of couples
Lisa · Married on 10/15/2016
The moment I stepped into the Gabelli studio, I knew that John and his team would be exactly what I was looking for.Sent on 12/06/2016
I never considered myself to be photogenic until I had my engagement shots done with John. My soon to be husband and I were at such ease and had so much fun during our photo session. John made the whole process so much fun and was so creative with the way he had us pose in addition he was so great with understanding that we really wanted our shots to be done at the restaurant where we had our first date.
Christine, John’s assistant is one of the loveliest people that I have ever come across. She is always available for anything that I needed in addition to giving the best advise as she crafted our save the dates. I received countless calls and texts in regards to how beautiful our save the dates were and how talented the Gabelli team is.
On the day of my wedding , John and his assistant Jim made my wedding party so relaxed and we had nothing but fun during our pictures.
I truly believe that photos are the biggest part of a wedding and an investment since they last forever. Every bride wants a beautiful sunny day for their wedding and even if it rained on my wedding day, I knew that John would be able to capture us in the best light and capture who my husband and I are.
The Gabelli team made my dreams come true. I cannot wait to continue my relationship with them as I want the team to capture every milestone of our lives.
Andrea · Married on 07/21/2019
My husband and I shopped around for a photographer for our wedding and we met with John Bacolo at Gabelli Studios. John is so friendly and outgoing which made our decision so easy. I highly recommend Gabelli Studios. Having pictures taken can be awkward but John provides such a light, fun, and comfortable environment. During our engagement photo-shoot, John spent additional time with us, in spite of us running late due to traffic, to ensure he got great shots. Gabby Sebok is the BEST! She was ALWAYS available to answer all of my good (and bad) questions. She took the time to talk out ideas and timing of the wedding day which was really important to us as we opted out of doing first look. On our wedding day, the entire Gabelli team brought such a great energy. They arrived at the hotel to our chaotic room where we were getting ready and worked around the hair and makeup prep. The team is so much fun to work with- they are professional but not afraid to laugh and make the day a fun and memorable experience. Furthermore, our pictures were stunning! I highly recommend Gabelli Studios to anyone searching for a photographer/videographer for their wedding or special event.Sent on 08/27/2019
Gabelli Studio's reply:We want to extend the sincerest thank you from Gabelli Studio for all the kind words! It's been a delight to work with such a kind couple like you and Anthony. We are very excited to see you grow together in this new chapter of your lives!
Emily · Married on 07/12/2019
A true fairytale experience
Johns ability to photographer is truly a work of art especially when you book him for the Pleasantdale Chateau. Jim photographed our reception and he kept his eyes on us all night. When we walked Around the room taking selfies with our guests he was right there taking the photo with his camera. He literally would pop out of no where. My husband and I were so impressed! They say the best photographers are the ones that you don’t see and that couldn’t be more true about Gabelli. I cannot even tellSent on 07/21/2019
You where they were set up in church which put me at ease because I did not want to distract from our church ceremony. I highly refer Gabelli studios. They are an excellent team!
Gabelli Studio's reply:Thank you so much for taking your time to write these very thoughtful words! You and Michael have a great flare that we admire not just as professionals, but also as friends. We appreciate you letting us share in your big day!
Great photography studio...they have a great eye and you will be pleased with their photos! They are very easy to work with for all your photography needs.
Always a pleasure to work with!
Gabelli Studios has been a great partner in the wedding market with our hotel, The Westin Governor Morris. They have outstanding photography package, and will customize photos with unique settings. They will work with your budget to create something spectacular. I highly recommend their services