Gabrielle Orcutt Photography: Blog en-us (C) Gabrielle Orcutt Photography | DuBois, PA | 814.299.6702 | (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Sun, 01 Jul 2012 18:29:00 GMT Sun, 01 Jul 2012 18:29:00 GMT Gabrielle Orcutt Photography: Blog 120 80 Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA is WeddingWire rated 2012!

Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA is WeddingWire Rated 2012

Du Bois, PA – July 1, 2012 – WeddingWire is excited to announce that Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA is WeddingWire Rated in 2012 for Photography. WeddingWire Rated is the annual ratings program that recognizes wedding professionals across the country for their commitment to service and is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples, as they start their search for local wedding businesses. The ratings program is based on hundreds of thousands of recent newlywed reviews of over 200,000 wedding professionals in the US and Canada, across 20 different service categories.

Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA has 7 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making informed decisions for their big day.

"We are very pleased to announce WeddingWire Rated 2012, recognizing Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA for their commitment to exemplary service in Photography," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. “Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA has shown dedication to their craft and service, helping engaged couples understand what to expect from their business through reviews on the nation’s leading wedding review site.”

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]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Wedding Personal Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:12:00 GMT
Bigney Wedding Reception | Wedding Photographer Monroe Files Photography Beechwoods, PA  
This AMAZING cake was made by Uzi's Pastries, now located in 
downtown DuBois, PA! 

Marci & Brent got married on 9/10/11 in Jamaica!! 
As a surprise, Marci's mom flew to Jamaica to share in 
her daughter's special day. No one knew...not even the 
wonderful Laurie from Travel Today with Ms. Laughner
who helped set the wedding up.

They were telling us that it was sooo much fun running through the airport
with a wedding dress in tow! 

Do you see this?! LOOOOOK AT THAT BLING!!!
If that doesn't make you say, 
I don't know what will!
It's a wonder she isn't standing crooked because 
it's so heavy on her little petite body!

This was wedding 3 of 4 in a row and wedding number 2 of 3 in a row
that had their reception at Beechwoods Restaurant & Lounge.
I can not say enough wonderful things about Dagmar. I had my wedding
reception there and she made everything so easy and most of all

]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Wedding Sat, 05 May 2012 13:04:00 GMT
Baby Xaeda Welcoming Session | Newborn Photographer Monroe Files Photography DRMC Dubois, PA  
Welcome to the world, Miss Xaeda! This is my step dad and mother's FOURTH
grand daughter...4 years in a row! YES, the were blessed with a baby girl one
per year, 4 years in a row =] 

Xaeda has the cutest ears and chubby cheekers!

Her Nanners thinks she looks like a precious little Eskimo baby =]

]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Newborn Welcoming Session Hospital Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:16:00 GMT
Operation Love: Flora & Chelsey | Military Photographer, Monroe Files Photography, Bilgers Rock  
Monroe Files Photography is a part of Operation Love Reunited. Op:Love is a non-profit, fully volunteer organization that offers professional photography sessions to military families and members who are getting ready to deploy, who are currently deployed or those coming home.  


To locate a photographer in your area please go to the Op:Love site.


"Hello, I am looking for a photographer to do pictures with through Operation Love Reunited and I saw on their website that you are a participating photographer. I thought I was going to have to go all the way to Pittsburgh! (I'm in Curwensville.) My husband is in Afghanistan right now, so the photos would just be of our daughter and myself. Let me know if I need to do anything (like if there's a form I need to fill out or something) and when you might be available to take them. I look forward to hearing from you."


And so began my journey offering military families a little slice of heaven
straight from the mailman =] 


Expecting to travel clear to Pittsburgh, Chelsey was super excited to have
found me close to home and couldn't wait to surprise her husband. Their sweet pea, Flora, 
was born after Daddy had already deployed and every picture of her is so precious to him.


After speaking to each other back and forth, we agreed to do the session at Bilger's Rocks in Grampian. 
Our calendars matched up for the first week in October, which happened to share a special
date for this military wife, their second wedding anniversary.


And, I came to find out, not only is this their wedding anniversary...Flora's parent's got 
married at Bilger's Rocks!


 If you would have told Chelsey on her wedding day, that 2years from now
her darling husband would be miles and miles away and she would
be sharing the day with their beautiful 6 month old daughter, 
she'd most likely be in disbelief.


Flora's Daddy has since returned home to his two beautiful girls, just in time to celebrate 
Flora's first Easter and her first birthday! I hope your family received as much joy
as I did creating these portraits for you. Much love and a huge thank you
for your services =] 

]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Baby Mommy and Me Operation Love Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:47:00 GMT
Coopers Farm | Monroe Files Photography Beechwoods, PA
Lily during her 2nd trip to Cooper's farm! Last year she was
barely able to sit up.


This year she was running through the pumpkin patch!


Puppy insisted he got his picture taken too!
Can't leave home without him...hoping we never lose him! Eek!!
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Personal Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:39:00 GMT
Overholser Wedding | Wedding Photographer Monroe Files Photography Beechwoods, PA
Oh, the Overholser Wedding. Fun. Craziness. Love. Tears.


And one beautiful daughter of the bride and groom, who was bribed
to cooperate with a bunny friend, "Bun-tee" on my shoulder =]


I have exciting news, Mrs. Mallory is now expecting! =]
I do not know why or how, but I attract a LOT of brides
who either are expecting the day of their wedding, or
not too long after. Future brides, fair warning!


There's something romantic and fills your heart up with love
seeing the Mallory and Josh hold hands at the alter.


Kisses in the pumpkin patch before the fun begins!


My absolute FAVORITE image from their wedding day, hands down!
I love the motion of the couples in the background and that time is
standing still for the newly weds while they gaze deeply into each
others eyes, dreaming of what their future holds. *sigh* =]
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Wedding Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:03:00 GMT
B Family | Family Photographer Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA
How GORG is this family?!


Trouble times two? I think so! And coooooote!!


Daddy's girl, for sure. This cool Dad is not afraid to go to Disney
Live Princess edition!


I just adore those sour faces!! He he he


Nothing beats that baby smell =]


Love you two! I'm thinking B is Lily's future boy friend!
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Family Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:41:00 GMT
Strait Wedding | Wedding Photographer Monroe Files Photography Northern Cambria, PA
The Strait wedding was truly an experience for me.


I was in the minority. And this minority has nothing to do with race,
religion, or sexual preference.


I was in the minority because I could hear and did not
know how to use sign language.


I felt so blessed to share such a momentous day for a very special couple.
They met at a school for the deaf and fell in love. The absolute joy
on the faces of their family and friends that day was contagious!
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Wedding Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:33:00 GMT
Hunter | Newborn Photographer, Monroe Files Photography Sligo, Pa
Baby Hunter is the MOST adorable son of Sam, a friend from college.


Hunter the perfect button nose and squishy baby lips!


This is what I did with all of my time while on maternity leave...stop and stare.


Totally in awe and wonderment...110% in LOVE!


That's a proud furkid if I ever saw one! =]


And did I mention Hunter has the coooooootest Charlie Brown swirl?!?!
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Newborn Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:20:00 GMT
DAHS Kayla | Portrait Photographer Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA
Kayla is a very good friend of my cousin Jenna.


Kayla, Lindsay and Jenna are all in 4-H together...


...and they all show cows for the fair off of Jenna's farm.


So it was only fitting that they all got their senior pictures taken at the farm! =]


Kayla's little brother tagged along and he was a bit jealous
that his sister got to sit in the driver's seat!


Besides showing cows and being involved in 4-H, Kayla is also a part
of the DAHS Rifle team.


She surprised the heck outta me! I did not expect a total
model to love shooting a gun!
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Portraits Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:04:00 GMT
Proud to offer Beloved imagery to the greater DuBois area!!

The Photogenic Technique of Beloved gives photographers a clear and simple way to move past the “camera smile”‘ to easily capture the authentic, photogenic expressions and the naturally beautiful sides of our personality we share with our loved ones.

The Beloved Collective serves and supports the amazing community of photographers who are integrating Beloved and Photogenic Technique into their portrait sessions through products, online training courses and an annual conference.

In addition to launching a new website the Beloved Collective has just released the first Family Field Guide, which brings the power of Photogenic Technique to the fields of family & children photography.

{ Come and see for yourself }

I am SOOOO excited to offer this experience to the greater DuBois area! It's such an amazing adventure and even more so to share it with those you love dearly. The Beloved Experience is for everyone, but I highly recommend it to couples who have been together 5 years or more. Most couples I know do not get professional images taken after they wed. They may get images taken as children come into the picture but they never truly take the time to celebrate each other. Life is so busy that often times we get into a routine of the same old, same old and roll into bed exhausted just to do it all over again tomorrow. As we try to squeeze out every second of the day, we forget to take a moment to connect with our loved ones. I'm offering you the chance to reconnect and celebrate your unique love language and I am also here to say, it's the best time you will spend squeezing every second out of. =] Here are just two images from my Beloved couples. More can be seen here.

]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Engagement Mommy and Me Newborn Family Personal Portraits Sun, 04 Mar 2012 11:18:00 GMT
Weaver Engagement | Monroe Files Photography, DuBois, PA
I photographed Megan's big brother's wedding back in 2009 at the
Road Less Traveled Bed & Breakfast in Clearfield, PA.

The Montini wedding was by far one of my most favorite weddings
to have photographed to date!

I was so excited when I heard Megan and Jacob got engaged!

Nothing beats another fun Montini wedding =]

Especially when it's a second extravaganza at the Road Less
Traveled B&B!!

So excited to share your special day!! August will be here soon =]
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Engagement Sun, 19 Feb 2012 07:41:00 GMT
Buffone Engagement | Engagement Photographer Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA
I met Leslie while persuing my marketing at Penn State DuBois.

I met Shane in a round about way. His best friend James has been
dating on of my coworker friends from Hoss's at the time.
(James and Morgan are still dating...I am anxiously awaiting for them
to FINALLY get engaged!)

Leslie was EXTREMELY nervous about engagement pictures.

I assured her, they will be awesome. We will have TONS of fun!
Admittedly, a brewski at their favorite sports bar, Sluggers, did help a
little bit. But is in no way a requirement =]

Leslie has this OCD complex about her and Shane wearing the same shirts or
color combinations. But the Twins shirts made an exception =]

Be still my romantic heart!

They will make cutie patootie babies one day =] =] =]

But until then, meet Lula, their furbaby.
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Engagement Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:03:00 GMT
Tybee Island & Savannah Georgia | Travel Photographer Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA
Lily's second trip to the beach. Trip number two, we dug big holes in the sand,
collected seashells and took on a big wave!

Tybee Island Lighthouse at sunrise

Mr. Pelican. I didn't realize how BIG of a bird they are until
we met this guy. He was just hanging out by himself in the
surf watching the sunrise. He really did not seem threated
and my father in law was within a foot or two of him.

There is seriously nothing cuter than sandy baby rolls!

Downtown Savannah, GA at sunset.

While in Savannah, we visited my husband's cousin, his wife and this
is their cute cute furbaby, Gizmo.

A large part of our time at the beach was spent chasing the seagulls
with a one year old and two year old. They looked like Elmira!

My little beach babe =]
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Personal Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:11:00 GMT
Kensi | Newborn Photographer Monroe Files Photography DuBois, PA
Kensi is such a peanut!! Weighing in at 5 pounds 6 ounces, she's my tiniest newborn yet!

One of my favorite images from 2011.

This is probably a close second for favorite image of the year.
Daddy is the Fire Chief and Mommy is a firefighter too.
Needless to say, firefighting is definitely in Kensi's blood!

This little stinker refused to sleep until I was packing all my gear.
She was also being stubborn: she hated to be on her belly for a
cute butt in the air picture, but as soon as she got on her side
she was golden. Could have hung out there forever.
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Baby Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:53:00 GMT
Ward Wedding | Wedding Photographer Monroe Files Photography, Brockport, PA
Dapper junior groomsman.

Dudley seeing his bride walk the isle, so cute!

I love the Groom's face =]

You just never know what the kiddos are going to do to
keep themselves entertained during the ceremony.

Dudley and Amy's wedding was my first Friday wedding...and I loved it!!

This bride had THREE different pair of shoes for her day and two dresses.

So sweet!

They actually had quite the evening before the wedding. BOTH Dudley
and Amy were in the ER, at different times.

Amy had an alergic reaction to her antibiotics and broke out in hives! (YIKES!)
Thankfully, you couldn't tell at all. In fact, it was completely gone the morning
of the wedding day.

Dudley was hanging signs to direct wedding guests to the ceremony and reception venue.
He was using a knife and needless to say the score was Knife: 1 Dudley: 0.
About a half a dozen or so stitches later, he was in business...but he couldn't
bend his pointer finger...he had stitches on both sides (yea, went clean through! bleh!)

]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Wedding Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:47:00 GMT
Breanna | Newborn Photographer Monroe Files Photography DuBois, Pa
Sweet little Breanna's parents are friends with Lily's baby sitter.

Since Missy and I did nothing but talk baby while she was pregnant,
I got to sneak in this cutie patootie =]

Breanna's parents are volunteer firefighters. She is laying on Mom's coat.

So precious! And as you can see, Breanna has some crazy cowlicks
on her forehead!

Love her smooshy baby lips.
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Baby Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:38:00 GMT
Hailey's two year portraits | Portrait Photography Monroe Files Photography Rockton, PA
Hailey's first birthday she was in this same chair but wearing a tutu =]

I love her lip she's biting on.

Totally excited for her birthday coming up!

And YES she's a wild woman!

Hailey wasn't too sure of the wishing well... we put stinky in there with her. (Who thought it was tons of fun!)

I believe she was singing "Ring around the rosie".

That song provides HOURS of entertainment, much to Dad's dismay!

Tea party with Dolly

Ooh Doodlebug, I can't believe you are TWO! And now so close to three.
The time seriously flies by and I can't wait to see what the future holds
for you!

]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Children Birthday Sun, 15 Jan 2012 13:15:00 GMT
Moore Family | Family Portraits Monroe Files Photography Falls Creek, PA
You can see part one of Wendy and Jason's engagement here!

Wendy's two beautiful girls

This girl was dancing MACHINE at the wedding!

Totally caught them while they weren't looking =]

How cute are they?!

I know the girls had the most fun with this, myself included!

Love this! Here was where we saw the first of our wildlife adventure...a bear!

Snuggle in close! Don't let that bear get ya!

Our next adventure I had a shadow that liked to quack =]

This is the first time in all my photo sessions that I have seen a black bear,
a duck that wanted to be my assistant and a bunch of frogs! I think we did pretty good!
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Family Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:58:00 GMT
Moore Engagement | Engagement Photography Monroe Files Photography Falls Creek, Pa
I met Wendy and Jason at the DuBois Country Club's Bridal Fair
in February of 2011.

I always ask to see if the couple has already booked a wedding photographer.

I know how overwhelming it can be, so I don't like to load up a bride
with information if they don't need it. However, if they want to
know I am happy to share =]

Wendy and Jason were to get married October 22, 2011.

This was a very popular date last year and I had had several brides visit my
table with that date.

But it was when they said it was a Halloween themed wedding
(and she was wearing the biggest blackest dress she could find!)
that I was begging for them to choose me on the inside!

Stay tuned for part 2!
]]> (Gabrielle Orcutt Photography) Engagement Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:37:00 GMT