“Did I tell you why I’m so excited for you to capture us in Paris, specifically?” “No, why?” “Because it’s where I realized Rob was the only one I wanted.” It was the early days of their relationship, and she set off for a term of studying abroad in Paris. And just a couple weeks in, […]

  • Heather - These shots are gorgeous! The striped pillars make for an interesting background/pop of color. I’m ready to hop on a plane and see Paris all over again…ReplyCancel

    • Alicia - Oh Abby, I cannot thank you enough for this incredible gift you’ve given us. Your talent is beyond measure — you have truly captured not just beautiful portraits, but you’ve captured US. I’m already clearing space on our walls for these to cover our home! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Urška Majer - Abby, what a gorgeous session!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - What a sweet story and the photos are absolutely stunning. Just so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Brett - ABBY! ALICIA! ROB! These photos are gorgeous, Abby!!! So romantic and incredibly sweet. Perfect Paris photos for the cutest love story. You captured it beautifully, Abby!! XoxoReplyCancel

  • Rosie - Abby, these are amazing anniversary photos! Alicia is so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Santerre - Abby. ABBY! If I ever go to Paris (and I hope to!), I’m taking you with me. These are so exquisite, there aren’t enough words. What a treasure you’ve created for Alicia and Rob!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - Wow, these are so beautiful! I love both of her outfits even though they’re totally not my style. They just look so elegant on her & match the setting so perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Field aka Mom - Wow! Gorgeous. Romantic. Stunning. Alicia sounds thrilled with the photos you captured! What a lovely documentation you have done here of their last vie for one another. I’m sure they will treasure these photos for a long time to come!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Trice - Absolutely stunning work! These are so gorgeous I could just cry!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Elise - Oh my gosh..so good, Abby.ReplyCancel

So, I happened to see that today’s post is Monday Mash-Up #192, which means I’ve been writing these posts every Monday for almost four years now. How is that even possible?! We’ll have to do something special when we hit post #200 in a couple of months, considering this series was invented as a way […]

  • Matt - I believe my reaction was actually “You are playing the wrong song for this moment.” It needed to be “Gonna Fly Now”.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - So Duck Donuts are as good as I’ve heard they are.
    Beautiful photo, Abby! You are the best!ReplyCancel

Email used to be my DRUG. I was addicted to refreshing my inbox- I loved seeing those new messages pop up, no matter what they contained. And I didn’t just love checking messages, I loved answering them too! But then my business began to grow, and quickly. I had more weddings to photograph and edit, more meetings, […]

  • David Abel - I did the same thing last year and it has been such a relief!!! I’m much more diligent with my communication as well as my time through the work day now too! Great tip!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Love the photos. Love getting emails or any kind of messages from you!😍ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Ziegler - I looooove that first photo in this post. Beautiful!

    Also, I agree to this post 100%! I had to remove my email from my phone because I couldn’t stop looking at it!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - Granted I don’t run my own business (I’m a nurse) & thus my career is very different, but even so I’m so glad I’ve never allowed my work email to go to my phone b/c I know it would really stress me out. Congrats on taking such a big step to get your life back.ReplyCancel

The first time I noticed the quiet way in which he loves her was when I saw a self-portrait he’d taken of the two of them. It was an intimate black & white photo- her head tipped back on the arm of a couch, a gentle kiss on her forehead from David. I saw that […]

  • Lauren - Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • David Abel - Words can not express how happy we were to have these photos of us made. Photos like this of the two of us are rare, but very much cherished. Thank you SO MUCH for doing this for us Abby!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Field aka Mom - Wow! This is David Abel, the man who shot your own session in Paris? Awesome! Great job, Abby! They are a handsome couple!ReplyCancel