Almost exactly one year ago, I was in the midst of a crisis. I didn’t blog about it then for a couple of reasons: because I didn’t want to look weak, and because at the time? I didn’t feel like there was anything good that could come of writing about how miserable I was. There […]

  • Urška Majer - Abby, it’s so nice to read that everyone struggles at some point! We were in a similar position this January and we thought that nobody would book us anymore. After a few weeks of stress bookings started to pour in and all of the couples that we have booked this year are our ideal clients! We never thought that would happen 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tilley - This is hitting home for me so hard. Thank you for sharing! Your work is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Kolodziej - I love to read your blog it is so encouraging. I’m still in the “worry” stage and try every day to remember to have faith! Nothing in life comes easy and hard work pays off. THANK YOU.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie - This is so perfect in so many ways. I’m not even relating this to business but to life in general and it fills my heart up.

    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Farley - Love love love your heart Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Baker - Thanks for sharing, Abby! This gives me hope!! xoReplyCancel

  • Becky - Thanks so much for sharing this post! I can’t tell you how many times lately i’ve thought that my business is dying, i’m irrelevant, etc. etc. etc. This post is a great reminder that God provides.ReplyCancel

  • Kat - Abby! You spoke to my heart; thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Bradshaw - Love you, friend.ReplyCancel

  • Breanna - Love this sweet Abby. What a great reminder. It is so easy to get caught up in the number of instagram likes, and blog comments, but you are exactly right! We would not be blessed with businesses if it wasn’t for God’s work in our lives. So many couples are blessed by the work God does through you!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - You are so amazing, both you and Matt! Love the photo, love you two!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Kuethen - Love your heart, Abby! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - I love this, Abby! And I love your vulnerability in sharing your heart. I felt like I lost a lot of who I was when I stopped being a photographer, but God used that transition to show me my true and only identity is found in Him! And what a great JOY to know that no matter what happens in our circumstances, we will never lose our identity in Christ. God is good and I have been overjoyed to see your business flourish as you continue to glorify Him! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Anna - So beautiful and encouraging. God’s blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • ashley - Girl, this is wonderful! I’m currently in this season. I know it’s God’s business, but trusting Him has always been hard and trusting He’ll provide and take care of me is so scary (control freak here). I feel like this year has been a major trusting year and very scary. I know that no matter where my business ends up, He’s got me, but it’s so hard to trust when you’re like, “ummm what’s going on?! How is this going to work out?” But He’s God and He knows all, but still, my tiny brain can never seem to grasp that. Definitely in a season of trusting Him to provide. So happy your season turned out so well! <3ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy - This is a beautiful thing to share, Abby. Love it. And thank you 🙂ReplyCancel

“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 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