The Experience

cliffside elopement in california | destination elopement photographer

"I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful all of our photos are, I honestly could never have asked for a better photographer! Working with you since day one has been an absolute breath of fresh air amongst all of our wedding planning!"

-Perry & Nick

destination elopement photographer | photos by gayle

So happy to have you here! I am Abbigayle and I LOVE capturing couples in love. An experience with Photos By Gayle is an experience like no other. Whether you are an expert in front of the lens or you are shy getting your photo taken, you will forget I am even there because the photoshoots are that much fun. I strive to make my couples comfortable at their sessions and wedding because that is when you get the most beautiful photos. I would love to schedule a time to talk with you and your fiancé about your wedding and if you have any questions about my work. I am so excited to photograph your wedding in a unique and artistic way. Let's make some magic happen!


Ahh the best part of my job. And as the saying goes, "Did it really happen if you didn't get a picture?". You hire me to do one thing: capture you and your significant other's love in a way that is different than taking a simple selfie. I love capturing happiness and love in photos, specifically YOUR happiness and love. I have a list of many locations that would be perfect for your photoshoot depending on your vision for your wedding or engagement session. Engagement sessions are always so light and fun. My favorite part about wedding portraits is that they are the one time you will be alone with your significant other on your wedding day and it will be a nice breather to look into each others eyes with nothing else to do and nowhere else to go. I do a mix of posed photos and candid photos, but candid ones definitley have my heart.

outdoor couples photos


I used to limit the amount of photos I gave to people. However I also used to be so sad knowing that couples were not receiving ALL of the loving photos of themselves that they should be. So I made the switch to unlimited. That's right! You get all of the edited photos now, which usually equals out to 60+ images for an engagement session and 50-70 images per hour for a wedding. I love that my couples get to have that many photos now because there are posed photos, and there are the ones in between the posed photos. Quantity is important, but what is most important is quality. And I really believe in this which is why I have learned how to deal with all sorts of lighting situations and I use a state of the art camera to photograph you and your partner.

intimate laundromat couples session


The moment I get home from a photoshoot or a wedding, I instantly have to go look at all of the photos. My excitement for your photos is probably equal to your anticipation of getting them back ASAP. This excitment carries into the editing process where I make the photos stand out even more than they already do. For engagement sessions I tend to have those edited and delivered to you within 4-5 weeks. For weddings, it can take me 6-8 weeks to deliver your gallery.  I believe it is important to get your photos back to you in a timely manner because I know how badly you want to see them and relive the amazing day again. You can also expect to have some sneak peeks within a couple days after your wedding too!

summer michigan wedding

"we will cherish these memories for our lifetime"

It was a pleasure having Abbigayle as our wedding photographer. She was warm and created a calming presence through the chaos of the wedding day. She worked well with the other vendors and the planning committee. The pictures were of excellent quality and we loved that she was able to capture all the important moments of our day and we will cherish these memories for our lifetime. 

-Tobi & Elias

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