I know, I know- this isn’t the most riveting kind of blog post in the world, but hey! I think it’s worth celebrating whenever a blog or magazine editor deems my work worthy of publishing. So we’ll trudge on through, and then I promise- tomorrow’s post will be less “LOOK AT ALL THE AMAZING THINGS […]

  • Rebekah Hoyt - GIRL! So proud of you – these are all such amazing accomplishments!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Congrats, Abby! You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Bree - Hippest DC wedding blog, eh? 😉 thanks for including us in the round up and congrats on all the amazing features! #hustlerReplyCancel

  • Terri Baskin - Congrats! You’re so very deserving of every honor!ReplyCancel

I’ve come to believe that New York City is the most magical place on earth during the Christmas season. Well, to be honest, New York City is pretty magical during any time of year, but Christmas time is esPECIALLY enchanting. All those lights, the FAO Schwartz decked out in garland, the horse drawn carriages in […]

Thank the Lord for Facebook. I complain about it being a time suck, but it’s really been such a magnificent tool for staying in touch with friends from years past. Mary Kate and & I both danced at Conservatory Ballet when we were younger, and Mary Kate went on to major in dance at Butler. […]

  • Andrea Pesce - These are stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - All of these are absolutely stunning! I know it’s a crazy time in DC but doing a ballerina shoot during cherry blossoms could look incredible.ReplyCancel

  • Regan Carter - Oh my word, these are simply incredible!! So dream-like and breath taking!! Amazing work, Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Caili - These are soooo peaceful and beautiful. Your work shines through dance! Beautiful, Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina - Abby… these are just gorgeous. I love that you’ve started doing these sessions. Just looking at them make me feel more beautiful and graceful! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - I love the pants off of these photos. Beautiful use of the Lincoln, too! So dreamy.ReplyCancel

  • Melodie - Abby, I love these! They are so sweet and peaceful, like a fairytale!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Heidenthal - SO gorgeous. I love love love these. Dreamy and soft and lovely. Which is how I’d describe a lot of your work actually, but especially these.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - I think you should be a full-time ballerina portrait photographer because I could look at these images all day. So, so, sooo gorgeous Abby!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Rawson - Mary Kate is my first grandchild now all grown up and incredibly beautiful and talented. So glad to be able to see these outstanding photos. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Rancourt - That last image?!?!?! Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Currie - I should mention that I’m going to start ballet classes sometime this year… so how long until we can do a ballerina session?!?! These are so beautiful Abby!!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin Gerres - They’re all so gorgeous, Abby! That last black and white in the middle caught my breath in my throat! So stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - So so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - I shot with a wonderful local dancer awhile back and it was the most amazing shoot of my life! Like you said, I was connected and completely consumed.

    I will pass your name along to her, she’a such a joy to work with!ReplyCancel

  • Rici - These are just lovely/AMAzing!!! Beautiful Abby!!
    Love the one where she is seated.
    ~ Saluti.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Beth Tapanes - Goodness gracious, Abby! This is like something out a dream- like most all of your shoots :) So full of beauty. You’re amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Outstanding photos! These are so beautiful! Great job, my lovely granddaughter!ReplyCancel

  • james Kronzer Jr. - Amazing, beautiful and poetic. Very proud of my niece!!ReplyCancel

  • Annamarie - I’ve been so busy that I’ve missed these beautiful ballerina sessions until now, but all I have to say is HOLY MOLY!!! THIS IS YOUR CALLING! These are absolutely breathtaking! So much poise and elegance! These make me wish I hadn’t quit ballet when I was 7! haha…I know a couple of ballerinas who live in various places if you want more contacts!:)ReplyCancel

Happy Monday, folks! Can someone please explain this insane weather going around the US right now? Last week I saw Instagrams from my friends in Chicago of frozen doorhandles and thermostats reading -15 degrees F, and then Virginia had one of its coldest days on record, and then on Saturday it was 62 degrees. WHAT […]

  • Abbeigh Blake - I just started watching Call the Midwife this past weekend too! SO good! Hope all is well! Miss you, lady!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Yes, you can have too much dressing on a salad! We love Call the Midwife! Enjoy your gym membership. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - You’re absolutely adorable! Love these posts Abby!ReplyCancel

I was originally planning to combine this post with a “highlights reel” of my favorite images from last year, but as I started making my list of “I can’t believe that happened” moments (henceforth to be referred to as “ICBTH”), the list was waaay too long to make into a double post. So you’ll likely […]

  • Lorin - Wow! Congrats on all that you experienced & captured this past year, Abby! Thanks for sharing your highlights :)ReplyCancel

  • Erica - Congrats on a fulfilled and fantastic year! Here’s to 2014!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - WOW girl! You really have had quite a year! I’m so proud of you and excited for you, to see where God has brought you up until this point and to see where He leads in 2014!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Tabibi - Wow! You had an amazing year. Thanks for sharing your wonderful journey! Cheers to a greater 2014!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah H. - :) love all of this!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - As always, gorgeous photos! Glad you and Matt were able to travel last summer. Those memories will last you a lifetime. “We’ll always have Paris”! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Evian Granitz - Congrats on such a wonderful year Abby! You deserve it!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Watching your business grow over the past year has been so amazing! We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know you as you grow! And if you love them white sand beaches Pensacola is the place for you.. you might have to make a trip :)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth V - Great recap, Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - WOW! These are all amazing- most of them took my break away! You are so talented.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Baskin - Congratulations on a very successful 2013!! I can’t wait to see where God takes you in 2014.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Messick - Congrats on a beautiful 2013 year! And I must add that I am a huge fan of Mike Larson! So awesome!ReplyCancel

  • mike larson - these are all so cool!!! Wonderful work Abby!ReplyCancel