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About Wild Embers

I'm Gabriella, a wedding and family photographer based in New York City. I create images that celebrate your love in all the ways that make it YOU.

About Gabriella

My story is a little bit unique.

After watching the movie “Dorothy Parker and the Vicious Circle” when I was 13 years old I knew I was going to be an artist. At the time (and for a very long time) I had no idea how I was going to get there. As it turns out, I got there by becoming a doctor first.

In my youth I took up oil painting, singing, knitting, photography, beading (yeah, I was kind of nerd), drawing, sewing, any thing I could get my hands on. Growing up in a very cookie cutter neighborhood, I never did anything everyone else was doing, so much so that I was voted “Class Individualist” in high school.

I put my individuality away for a long time, not knowing how to wield my uniqueness I went to medical school. I spent way too much time in two different closets, first with my sexuality and then with my artistic self.

My life as a physician has given me so much but it came time to openly express all parts of myself.

I’m committed to making space for everyone to listen to their dreams, no matter where they are in their life.

I absolutely love capturing exuberant couples and families who show their love easily, people who are able to give themselves and their partners agency to let them authentically shine.

Let’s create that beauty together!

Photos of me taken by the lovely and extremely talented Hannah Cohen.

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