Have you ever left the house in a rush, thinking you have everything you need, only to realize with a quickly-sinking stomach that you forgot something crucial? That happened to me on Friday, but fortunately it’s something I can now laugh about…mostly. We were dashing out of the house to get to Alexandria for Sean & […]

  • Alicia - Thank you for always being such an honest voice! It would’ve been so easy to hide this but instead, others can learn and grow from your experience and THAT shows you have given yourself grace!ReplyCancel

  • Shalese - I HAVE ALMOST DONE THIS MORE THAN ONCE!! Last week or so when I was headed back to RVA for an engagement session, I backed out of my parents’ driveway before realizing that I just left my ONA bag, complete with my camera body, memory cards & 50mm, in their house. GAH! Can’t wait for the big announcement! :)ReplyCancel

  • Krista - Failing Forward = my new favorite phrase! Your positivity is seriously admirable :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily - This is always my biggest fear!! Whenever I am leaving the house for a session, I can’t tell you how many times I check and double check and triple check my bags! I have even developed a little check list that I keep handy! :)ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - I’ve totally done the same thing!!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra {Heart Love Always} - Failing Forward = my new favorite phrase! Love you and your positivity, girl!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Lessons learned! This looks like a fun couple. Glad it all worked out for the better!ReplyCancel

  • Sean + Claudia | Falls Church engagement session - […] these two from this post? I thought you might! We’re back with their full engagement session, and I’m still […]ReplyCancel

Goooood morning Vietnam! I can tell this week’s going to be a good one for a few reasons: 1) I’m spending a few days with my Granny & Pawpaw, which is always a good time. 2) Aaron & Shannon are getting married on Saturday!! It’s going to be an absolutely beautiful day! And 3) it’s […]

  • Alicia das - Not gonna lie – Paris is pretty great right now. It’s been sunny and unusually warm, but still cold enough to need mittens and enjoy hot chocolate. The Christmas markets are seeking and the lights are beautiful! Not to mention all the stores being decked out. <——- Show that to Matt 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jean - It’s such a treat to have our granddaughter here for a visit. We’ve been in my sewing room most of the day piecing together a quilt. Of course Lily has been there close by.ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra {Heart Love Always} - Hahahah! That #realisbetterthanperfect outtake IS perfect though! I literally giggle snorted into my tea 😉 xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Karen aka Mom - I have seen that #realisbetterthanperfect look so many times!ReplyCancel

  • Rici - Oh Abby! Just before I started reading this post of yours I checked tickets to Paris & my calendar, for when to squeeze in three days before christmas… Since I will not travel this year for christmas… :)
    Thank you for sharing ^^ReplyCancel

I’d like to tell you all a story. It’s about an ambitious young photographer, less than a year into owning her own business, and she had HIGH expectations of herself. (And, let me be totally blunt, she was also pretty full of herself.) After apprenticing for a year, she had a solid foundation upon which […]

  • marirosa - This is such a great post, and so very true. :) thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Daesha Williams - Beyond needed and right on time. Love this, Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Monday Mash-Up - […] whatever that meant. (I think it just meant I wanted to shoot pretty thing [see Friday’s blog post]). Now, three years later, I know that this business is meant for so much more than […]ReplyCancel

  • Rici - This is so honest & wonderful at the same time. Thank you, thank you for showing yourself to us!
    See, I was wondering, since I followed along from the early days & realise how quick you have grown… way to go dear Abby!! … if you share more on the growth part and making it up-scale / white-glove / swoon so fast. Because from my perspective your growth was super quick 😉

Are you guys tired of hearing about Creative yet? I sure hope not, because I’m not even CLOSE to being done loving this conference. I’ve been present at all three conferences so far, once as a speaker and all three times as a panelist. And every time, I walk in thinking that maybe I’ve learned […]

  • Nicole - I can’t WAIT to attend! Abby, thank you so much for introducing me to this community – I feel honored to be joining and learning from such a supportive, inclusive, and creative group in this industry.ReplyCancel