GOOD VIBES

When my wife and I first sat down with Gabriel he pulled out a notebook, turned to a fresh page, and simply said ‘tell me everything’. When working with him you will see that he cares about the quality of the photographs, but he also cares about the quality of your experience.

When he asks questions about your lives, he isn't just exchanging pleasantries. He is getting to know your unique personalities, and he uses that knowledge to make your photographs as natural and as you as possible. 

The quality speaks for itself. I know every time I look at these photos my heart will flutter as I remember the best day of my life. I could not recommend a single vendor from our wedding more than Gabriel and Rowan Oak Studios~

HANNAH & KEGAN

Why we'd recommend Rowan Oak Studios to anyone:
1. Gabriel makes a heartfelt effort to get to know his clients. Outside of our engagement session and wedding day, he scheduled two in person meetings with us. By the time we were headed into the wedding day, Gabriel felt more like a friend than a wedding photographer. 2. He is prepared for everything! I gave Gabriel the reigns for scouting picture locations which he then planned to the extent of identifying perfect times/locations for optimal natural light opportunities. He even goes to the lengths of carrying a mini emergency kit, which came in very handy when the very thin strap of my wedding dress broke. 3. He sticks to his promises. We received our edited engagement photos in less than three calendar days and sneak peek shots of our wedding in less than 48 hours. 4. He's by far one of the nicest most genuine people you'll ever meet.

MISSY & KYLE

Gabriel was one of the best things to happen to our wedding. Not only is he kind and sweet but he took the most beautiful pictures of our wedding day perfectly capturing the happiness of the day. We didn't know much about wedding photography or even what we wanted and he was super helpful with that. He even calmed me down when I was freaking out a bit before the first look and let me change the schedule a bit. He felt more like a part of our wedding party than just a photographer. We can't thank Gabriel enough~

TARYN & TREY

Kelly & Steve

“I cannot even begin to describe just how happy we are with the services we received from Gabriel. We worked with him for our engagement shoot and again for our wedding. Gabriel is polite, creative, and pays attention to detail. We are so happy with how our photos turned out. I keep getting compliments from friends and family raving about our photos! Not only were our photos above and beyond expectations, but Gabriel made sure to keep in touch with us every month up until the wedding – checking in on details, seeing how we were doing, asking for any new requests. I couldn’t be happier with our selection on a photographer and I would HIGHLY recommend Rowan Oak Studios to anyone looking for the next best thing in Boston wedding photography!”

Justine & Colin

Gabriel was absolutely amazing to work with! We were so nervous leading up to our engagement photoshoot but felt very comfortable only after a few minutes. Gabriel is very professional and made us feel very relaxed throughout the entire shoot. He scouted really cool places at our location and even let us in on picking places that we wanted to shoot. Gabriel is incredibly talented and is also a really cool guy. My fiancé and I were lucky to come across Gabriel’s work. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful and represent us as a couple. We can’t wait to work with Gabriel again as we get closer to our wedding!

Anna & Nate

Gabriel was a dream to work with! We cannot say enough positive things about how happy we are with our photos. We’d never had our picture taken in a setting like this before, and we weren’t crazy optimistic that it would pan out all that well (I had to dig a nice outfit out beneath my piles of running shorts) but Gabriel made us feel so comfortable — and it really shows! The picture process was so easy and fun, Gabriel is so ridiculously talented, and we even received over a hundred edited photos the next day. We are very happy — and thankful!

Ashley & Brandon

SO glad to have stumbled upon Gabriel! Not only is his work absolutely stunning, he himself is professional, genuine, and super thoughtful. My fiancé and I were apprehensive leading up to the shoot and he made us feel completely at ease. We can’t wait to have him shoot our wedding as well!

Taryn & Trey

Gabriel was one of the best things to happen to our wedding. Not only is he kind and sweet but he took the most beautiful pictures of our wedding day perfectly capturing the happiness of the day. We didn’t know much about wedding photography or even what we wanted and he was super helpful with that. He even calmed me down when I was freaking out a bit before the first look and let me change the schedule a bit. He felt more like a part of our wedding party than just a photographer,even dancing to some of the songs. I cannot thank Gabriel enough for the incredible memories he has given us of this special day.

Gabby & Chad

We had our engagement and wedding photos taken by Gabriel. Picking out a photographer was one of the more challenging decisions for us when wedding planning, but now, the decision we’re most thrilled with! The process and results of working with him exceeded all of our expectations and we’re over the moon with all of our gorgeous photos. I receive so many compliments on his work. I cannot recommend Gabriel enough, or be more grateful!

Natalie & Don

Gabriel was absolutely wonderful! He made Donald and I feel completely comfortable in what we would see as an awkward situation! We have never had to pose or take professional photos like this and in a matter of minutes our hesitations were gone because of Gabriel! He has such an artistic eye that comes so natural to him that many photographers try to have. He was down to earth, easy to talk to and totally someone I would want to be friends with outside of our shoot! Our photos came out amazing and just the way I had hoped with no direction needed from me at all. He heard what we wanted and he gave us exactly what we asked for. Get your camera and swim trunks ready Gabriel, we will definitely be taking you to South Carolina with us for our wedding day!

 

Katie & Troy

I can’t say enough great things about Gabriel himself and his photography skills. He is so nice, personable, friendly, and fun and made our engagement pictures (which we weren’t super excited about!) actually enjoyable. Our pictures turned out absolutely amazing, and one of my guy cousins actually texted me to say he had never actually told someone he liked their pictures, but felt compelled to tell us. They are pictures we will treasure forever. So book him, like yesterday.

Adrianna & Aldo

Gabriel is awesome! We were incredibly nervous about the whole thing (having never been professionally photographed in the past), but Gabriel was very helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. He clearly did his homework, knew exactly where he wanted us to pose and used our time very efficiently. The results were incredible. I cannot stop looking at our gorgeous photos. So happy we found Gabriel – I would highly recommend him!

Brianne & Josh

Gabriel was an absolute pleasure! He answered all of our questions, was very thorough and professional. Most of all he made us feel comfortable – we so enjoyed our shoot with him, and our pictures turned out beautifully. Do highly recommend!

Randee & Bryan

R – Perfection! Not only was he amazing to work with but he had our engagement pictures up THE NEXT DAY. Yes, seriously! He has wonderful vision and creative ideas. Highly recommend!

B – It was SO worth it; Gabriel was very easy to communicate with and worked with us to set up a time and place to be perfect for our shoot. He does a great job of making you feel comfortable and giving you suggestions, but without directing you or ruining the moment. Our engagement pictures turned out fantastic, and were even retouched and returned to us the very next day. So awesome.

Jordan & Dena

Gabriel was everything we could have asked for in a photographer and so much more! From the first time we saw his photographs online, we knew that he had the artistic touch we wanted. He got all of the shots that we wanted and had so many creative ideas of his own. Aside from the beautiful pictures, Gabriel treated us like family. He brought a sense of calm with him that really helped us get through the day and made some stressful situations very enjoyable! He also handled our craziest of family members like a pro! Everyone was kept happy, something that we have never been able to do on our own. Gabriel was the perfect photographer for our storybook wedding! If you want a friendly, professional, and all around great photographer who also creates AMAZING pieces of art, Gabriel is the man for you!

Emily & Mike

Gabriel look a nervous couple and made us feel both at ease and confident, which translated to our engagement photos. He had a fantastic eye and gave us photos that are sentimental but also stood out from all the other engagement photos I have seen. I can’t wait to see what he does for our wedding photography. I would highly recommend him to any couple looking for a professional photographer to deliver unique, creative, and high quality images. Additionally, he is very responsive to emails, a quality I love in a vendor!

Melissa & Anthony

I highly recommend Gabriel! He is a true artist who has the ability to capture Moments not just pictures. You always hear, “Your wedding day goes by so fast”, and it’s the truth!! I didn’t realize how important your photographer is until my wedding was over, because when the day flies by, you want to be able to go back in time and relive it. Gabriel gives you that opportunity through his photos. He photographs the bride and groom as well as special moments with family and friends. I am so thankful to Gabriel for really capturing our wedding day, every special moment we can now look back on

Besma & Syed

I saw Gabriel’s photography online and decided to contact him. He got back to me right away, and everything from that point on couldn’t have gone more perfectly! He was easy to work with, he listened to my ideas, and provided his own suggestions without being overbearing. Even though I was nervous about how to act in front of the camera, he was able to comfort my fiancé and me, resulting in beautiful, natural, and artistic photographs. Gabriel truly has a gift, and I can’t thank him enough for giving us such sentimental, high quality images! If you’re looking for a friendly, genuine, creative photographer, he’s your guy!!!

Justine & Dan

Gabriel is the kindest soul and does amazing work. He was great from the beginning. He took the time to meet with us and discuss what we were looking for in our engagement pictures. His passion for photography was very apparent. Communication leading up to the shoot was great; he answered all my questions and was very accommodating to our schedule changes. During our shoot, he directed a little, but still made us feel comfortable. All of our photos were beautiful. This was my first time taking professional photos and I was very nervous about the entire process. Gabriel put me at ease, and when we got our photos back, I couldn’t have been happier! Thank you Gabriel! You are a beautiful and talented individual.

Jackie & Jake

Words cannot begin to describe the experience we had with Gabriel. From our initial emails back and forth, to our meeting prior to the wedding, my fiance and I felt completely at ease with him. Every. Single. Photo. he took was absolutely breathtaking and he only wanted what was best for us. Having a bridal party of 18, plus a bride and groom and parents can cause stress, but Gabriel made it a breeze! Not only was he amazing pre-wedding and the day of, but he sent me back our photos a few days into our honeymoon!!! We were so excited to see some of the pictures while sipping frozen drinks on the beach reliving the day that flew by. I was able to order my thank you notes while away, which was amazing considering my type-A personality. We are more than happy we chose Gabriel to document the most important day of our lives, and my little sister is already hoping to book him for her future wedding (she isn’t even engaged!). Gabriel, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for capturing the emotions of the day more than I ever knew was possible. You rock!! PS – Maybe think about getting into newborn photography if that day comes..?? 😉

Katie & Daniel

“We are blown. Away. We were originally interested in Gabriel’s work because of his photojournalism portfolio and ability to balance it with gorgeous details and portrait work. We were sold though when we found out how detail-oriented, communicative and sincere he is. Gabriel kept up with us each month, checking in to see how things were going, even dropping me a note to check on how our move to the new house went. In addition to being so personable, he scouted our location weeks ahead to make sure his setups were worry free and even sent us photographs of ten portrait locations that we could pick from. He arranged for food and water to be brought with us during portraits (such a good idea), and somehow made herding our families seem effortless. If that wasn’t good enough, he sent us ALL of the digital files of pictures he took instead of charging us for prints. Everyone at our wedding loved his warm humor and positivity and loved him even more after we saw our photos! He has a rare gift of being able to put everyone at ease. Overall we couldn’t have picked a better photographer, even if we didn’t have such a small budget. He’s a true talent!”

Jessica & Chris

“Gabriel was more than my husband and I could have ever hoped for. He was professional, courteous, and we could tell right off the bat that he knew what he was doing and wasn’t going to waste our time. I have already looked at our wedding photos 100 times, and still tear up–the shots are more than incredible, and I still can’t believe the moments he was able to capture. I would hire him again in a second.”

Laura & Buddy

“From our first meeting Gabriel was a true professional who captured our visions for the day far beyond our expectations. He did a great job making sure we got all of the shots we requested plus adding in a few special surprises. He is a true artist who may very well be famous one day so I’d advise everyone to book him now while you can! For anyone who truly values the quality of your wedding photography I would highly recommend Gabriel. Also he got our edited photos back to us the day following the wedding. I have friends who have waited weeks and even months to see their photography.
In the meetings leading up to the wedding he was very flexible working with our schedule and did a wonderful job helping us to figure out a timeline for the wedding day. On the day he arrived early and stayed with us until we were done! He was a saint trudging through the forest with us in 30 degree weather so we could get those perfect shots in the woods. It was freezing and we were so appreciative of his willingness to take the time needed and not rush through the portraits. His directions were very easy to follow and never felt over bearing. It’s really comforting when you feel your photographer is truly invested in getting amazing pictures instead of treating it just like another job or hobby. My husband and I agreed that he was the “glue” that held our schedule and wedding day together.”