Gabriel Fredericks - Event Planning
Owner, Philip Gabriel Photography
Temple University, BFA
Gabriel Fredericks is a professional photographer and owner of Philip Gabriel Photography. Gabriel started his company in 2002 while attending Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While he attended Tyler, Gabriel studied the world’s greatest photographers, researched museum-quality photography and mastered the nature of light and how to shape it. In 2004, Gabriel graduated from Tyler, magna cum laude, with a BFA in photography and fine arts.
Philip Gabriel Photography has now grown into a full service photography and design company. Gabriel and his team have spent years producing and perfecting still life/product, portrait, architectural, photojournalism and artistic styles of photography. They strive to capture and service all of their clients’ photographic needs.
Philip Gabriel Photography is located in Media, Pennsylvania and provides their services to new and current clients in and around the tri-state area. The company’s main goal is to create and capture high quality images in a fun and relaxed environment comprised of the affable personalities of the Philip Gabriel Photography team. To that end, in 2010, Gabriel purchased a property in Media, Pennsylvania and built a state of the art professional photography studio. While he and his team have the facilities and equipment to photograph practically anything or anyone onsite in Media, they’re always willing and able to take their show on the road and setup on location.
Gabriel enjoys and excels at documenting many walks of life such as food, interiors, weddings, corporate events and families. There’s rarely a project for which he’s not the perfect fit. Gabriel has an innate ability to see and shape light, to create a comfortable environment and allow the person(s) being photographed to be themselves, and have fun and be natural, while composing an image that is unique and original. That is what makes Philip Gabriel Photography special.
Gabriel was born in Palm Springs, California, but spent most of his life growing up in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Gabriel was raised and surrounded by artists and spent many of his younger years painting and drawing. Gabriel learned much about creating and designing from his mother, Merrie, also a fine artist but professionally she is known for her unique sense of interior and architectural design. His father Philip, who is now retired, is also a professional photographer who taught Gabriel a great deal about the technical side of studio lighting and imagery.
Outside of work, Gabriel is a husband to his wife, Dawn, and a father to their two children, daughter Riley and son Mason. Gabriel is very active in the local community and is always helping out and giving back to others in need. He is currently a President of the National Association of Catering and Events for the Philadelphia and South Jersey chapter. And, he has been involved with other non-profit organizations, including the Alex’s Lemonade Foundation, Susan G. Komen, and the Vetri Foundation to name a few.