The Marvelous Real is a professional wedding photography service based in Takoma Park, Maryland. Gabriel Martinez, the owner of the service, is dedicated to the creation of stunning imagery that reflects the love shared between you and your partner. The Marvelous Real describes its primary photographic style as contemporary yet natural, capturing the magic of your special day in an authentic way.
This Takoma Park-based service makes it a priority to get to know you on a personal level, developing a genuine understanding of your individual style and taste. The Marvelous Real aims to deliver seamless service, allowing clients to avail of additional hours, a one-event-per-day policy, and more. Gabriel provides the following services and items:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Brittany · Married on 10/20/2018
Easy to worth with before, during, and after
Gabe did an incredible job. We hired him to photograph our ceremony and reception. He was great during the session. He took the challenges as they came (husband doesn't often smile for pictures and flower girls were running around into the frame) and went with them, somehow creating beautiful be pictures from my non-photogenic family. He did a great job directing us when we needed direction and stepping back when it was a good time to do so. He is creative and gets pictures to you quickly. He provides the photos without watermarks and in a format where you or anyone with the link can download the photos. He also sends a USB with the photos. Finally, his fee is incredibly fair and competitively priced. He's a great guy to work with and we definitely recommend him, even if your family is as difficult as ours was!Sent on 11/10/2018
Yvette · Married on 05/06/2018
Hiring Gabe was the best thing I ever did relating to my wedding. I spent most of the day in a daze but I have so many beautiful pictures to look back on the event. I am so impressed by his professionalism and the quality of his work. He really helped capture the fun, quirky, and relaxed feel of the wedding and has given me physical representations of memories I will treasure forever.Sent on 05/24/2018
Erica · Married on 03/10/2018
Gabe was a big hit with our wedding guests! He is super professional, very personable, and super budget friendly. We used Gabe for our engagement shoot in 2017, and the big day on 3/10/18! The photos from the engagement shoot turned out amazing, and I am looking forward to seeing the ones from the wedding! Gabe has an eye for photography, and I recommend using the Marvelous Real for all of your photography needs!Sent on 03/11/2018
I love portraits. The ability to hang out with you and yours for a couple hours on an afternoon not only lends itself to some nice images that you can use for your save-the-dates or for keep-sakes, it also helps me better understand what you are about. This knowledge is especially helpful if I am going to shoot your wedding, as well. It makes you more comfortable with me and it helps me know how to capture you and your loved one as you really are.
SO, any couple who signs with me for a wedding of $800 or more gets a FREE portrait session.
It is with ease and 100% certainty that I recommend Gabe as your next event's photographer. I had the joy of working with him for a small, intimate wedding ceremony this past winter and he was absolutely AMAZING! Not only are his photos stunning and gorgeous, but his attention to detail is remarkable. Likewise, his ability to interact and motivate a large group was extremely impressive- often times as the officiant I almost feel sorry for the poor photographers who have to take a very nervous or very excited (or even very drunk) group of people and get everyone to listen and cooperate in order to capture the best moments, but Gabe did that with ease... and he made it fun! Plus, very rarely do I encounter a one-man photographer capture as many photos as he did without having a "team" to assist him! Throughout the ceremony, he respectfully took pictures from several angles, moving around the entire "stage" of the ceremony, capturing stunningly beautiful (and intimate) moments between the couple. If you're looking for a truly professional, detail oriented, fun and outgoing photographer who can capture your event's simple AND big moments, look no further... you have found him!