Golden Lion Photography

Somerville, MA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

With my background in film and photography, I often visualize in my mind. I like to believe my work can tell stories in an almost cinematic way. But unlike the motion picture, the art of photography creates images in a way no other medium can, and this is where my passion is.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The excitement and expectation of capturing something unique and extraordinary.


Somerville, MA 02144

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14 Reviews
  • I.J. C. Mar 11, 2017
    Dance photoshoot 12/16
    Gabriel is unmatched in both skill and commitment to his craft. As a dancer in the Boston area I've had the privilege of working with him on two shoots — both of which produced illuminating and artful pictures. During the shooting process he was simultaneously patient and enthusiastic, always ready to try new on new ideas. I look forward to (hopefully) many more opportunities to work with him in the future.
  • Brian L. Jun 27, 2016
    Golden Lion Photography was our primary photographer for a monthly goth/industrial event. Our experience with him was exceptional. He was both professional and friendly and had a great rapport with the people who he photographed.
  • Eric F. Dec 17, 2014
    We hired Gabriel to photograph Corrosion, an alternative club night in Boston. Working with him was a great experience, he was attentive to what we needed for the event and he captured some fantastic images of our guests.
  • Kristin W. Nov 23, 2014
    Absolutely stunning work. No one has yet to capture the essence of "me" and my dancing as this photographer has. He has such a gift for seeing and understanding exactly what should be conveyed through the lens of the camera.
  • Arthur A. Sep 18, 2014
    Engagement Photography
    Verified Review
    Outstanding event. Extremely professional with great attention to detail. The communication with Gabriel was second to none. Would highly recommend for future events.
  • Ricky H. Aug 27, 2014
    Even in an environment as hectic as an on-stage circus performance, Gabriel shows a masterful talent for capturing character and expression in his portraits. I highly recommend him!
  • Courtney S. Aug 3, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Gabriel was the perfect photographer for our needs. He was the first to respond to our request on Thumbtack and delivered the best photos of our special day. I would recommend him !
  • Charles F. Jul 20, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Gabriel was super helpful and professional . He guided me each step of the way and did a great job during our show, would definitely reccommend him.
  • Helena C. Jan 5, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Gabriel Rizzo had photographed my "first look" and my wedding last month in Newton. He was very professional and patient. From the first moment I contacted him, he was very interested in helping me with everything and also to find a perfect place for the "first look". I am sure It was a challenge for him to capture the best and right moment for me and my husband, considering the very cold weather and the snow flakes, that brought some magic to the moment. Every single detail and shot made me very happy with my pictures. I would recommend him to my friends and to you! Helena Castro Goudovitch
  • Beck R. Nov 11, 2013
    Very professional and willing to experiment with shots other than stereotypical live event portrait shots. He gave good direction. I was very pleased with his work!
  • Xtine S. Nov 11, 2013
    Gabriel is very easy to work with. He delivers more than he tells you he will. His photos are amazing!
  • Aepril S. Nov 10, 2013
  • Daniel L. Oct 10, 2013
    He's a great photographer, and an easy going person to work with! I recommend him for all your shows and events.
  • Deanna P. Jul 12, 2013
    Gabriel Rizzo has an amazing eye. He has the ability to get inside the action he is shooting as if he is on-stage with the dancers. His photographs capture the physicality of the movement and clearly depict the emotional power of live performance. His work has a fine art sensibility that generates timeless photographs.


What types of customers have you worked with?
Mostly artists from different areas of the entertainment industry. But I have worked with all kinds of people. I love expanding my experience and creativity.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My second wedding! I was a bit nervous, but it turned out to be a somewhat magical really. It snowed that day and we were at this beautiful cemetery with ponds and small bridges photographing the First Look. Everything just came together so well, and I think the photos will show that.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I'm flexible with what the client is looking for specifically before, during, after the shoot. Just let me know :)
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I'm very passionate about what I do and very easy to work with. I take many photos during a shoot so the client's options are much greater.