The first time I met Liz was in the bridal suite of Rosemont Manor as her best friend, also named Liz (remember?) prepared for her wedding day. I remember at some point during Ware & Liz’s reception one of the other bridesmaids whispering to me that Kip & Liz would likely be next, and wouldn’t […]

  • Elizabeth Smalley - I am obviously biased, but this is my favorite engagement shoot yet! Liz and Kip and the Canoe Club look gorgeous behind your lens.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Heidenthal - This is beautiful. I love the shots with the light directly on them. I need to play with that more! I especially love how similar her style is to yours, Abby! You’re a perfect match!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Lacey - Wooweee — if they did this good on the engagement shoot, I can’t even imagine how amazing the wedding is going to be!!ReplyCancel

…on a Tuesday. Again. But that’s what happens when you a plan a workshop for Monday and you forget about pre-blogging until about 15 minutes before attendees start arriving. Another thing I didn’t do until shortly before the workshop began: ask our friend if she wouldn’t mind hanging out with Lily for a few hours […]

  • Katie - Aw, you should totally get a ginger cat!! They’re the best…and I’m not biased at all. But, my cat totally begs me for food or steals it off my plate when she thinks my back is turned. And she is totally starved for affection (or so she thinks). Kitty cuddles are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Glad your workshop was a success. That’s a beautiful photo!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Grace - Cats do too need affection! Your husband obviously just needs some cat experience. Poor kitties are so misunderstood. 😉 We have two orange cats – they’re the cutest for sure!!
    LOVE the hairstyle on that bride!!ReplyCancel

This blog post is a total cop out, I’m just going to own that right now. I’d had something else planned for today but didn’t write it ahead of time, and with A Practical Wedding Workshop happening on Monday, I’m running around with my hair on fire. So rather than write my original post, I’m […]

  • Renee - Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your re-brand! Such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - Oh sweet goodness these are simply stunning!! Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - These are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Kay - SO gorgeous! Both you, and the photos. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - Love these! You’re gorgeous! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Beautiful pictures of my gorgeous granddaughter!ReplyCancel

  • kristin partin - oh my gosh abby you are exquisite! that last photo and that one of you standing to the side? wow just wow!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy - Abby you’re GORGEOUS, I’m so glad you get to see your pretty self in front of the camera every now and then 🙂 (And I 100% support making up errands to make use of a good outfit. Not like I do that or anything…:))ReplyCancel

  • Currie - Holy cow, these are AMAZING! And you’re so gorgeous Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Sydni Jackson - Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Grace - These are so lovely! What a gorgeous setting!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - OMG, gorgeous! Stunning! I especially love that black dress & you rocked it. And you’re right, these photos fit perfectly w/ your brand.ReplyCancel

For those of you who’ve been following along on the blog for a while now, you’ll recognize this bride and groom. It’s funny, every time I’ve photographed these two it’s always been a destination sort of thing- the surprise proposal in Jacksonville, their engagement session in Savannah, and now their wedding in the California High Sierras. […]

  • Laurie Garza (Fleurie) - I am crying tears of joy. Abby, these are so, so pretty. My flowers look more beautiful than I ever imagined, a beautiful bride holding them makes it all that much better too. How lucky I am to have crossed paths with you and your friend Sarah all the way across the country.ReplyCancel

  • kaitlyn phipps - so romantic! you did such a wonderful job!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Jeanes - Abby, these pictures are AMAZING! They perfectly convey just how beautiful the wedding was.ReplyCancel

  • petals and promises, llc - Shout out to fellow Chapel Designer Laurie Garza at Fleurie who did the gorgeous florals for this wedding…you rocked it!!!! and beautifully photographed Abby!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Gorgeous pictures, Abby. Everything is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne Auvil - Absolutely gorgeous coverage of the beautiful wedding! The photos captured the romance and beauty of the surroundings! Super!ReplyCancel

  • Caili - Oh, Miss Abby! (Mrs. Abby?) I looooove this one. I love it. And I can’t get enough of your writing! Such honest, sweet words. Happy Friday!ReplyCancel

Goooood morning, Vietnam! And by “Vietnam,” I mean “interwebs.” It’s the Tuesday after Labor Day, which means it’s the officially unofficial first day of fall. Nevermind that the high today in Virginia is supposed to be 93 with scattered thunderstorms (YESSS!!), it’s the first day of school, which means summer is dead and gone until […]

  • Catherine Grace - well placed cussed words have their place 😉ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Lapp - Haha, this blog post brightened my whole morning. LOL. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Oh man, I’m so with you when it comes to waiting to enjoy certain seasons because you don’t want to get sick of it…ESPECIALLY when it comes to Fall/Winter. I know there’s only a small window of time when it’s fun/enjoyable to have cold weather and I don’t want to use up all my excitement about pumpkins and Christmas while it’s still 90 degrees outside!

    Also…pumpkin spice lattes = so gross.ReplyCancel

  • Daytona May - this post made me love you a lot!!!! seriously so funny.ReplyCancel

  • Robert Dozier - Cuss words I can do without. In good times, everyone can laugh about this type of language, but when tempers flair, these words make pain hurt worse. If the words “fudge” or “duck” don’t do the trick, it is better to practice more succinct words.

    Exception – “Jesus this coffee is hot!”. This is a prayer, albeit an imperfect one.

    Can’t wait to see the mash up photos.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Love the photo! You are so funny! Love you.ReplyCancel

  • Sydni Jackson - You’re silly 😛ReplyCancel

  • Shalese - I saw this thing going around Facebook about all the toxic crap in PSLs and decided maybe I shouldn’t drink them. 🙁 You’re better off not liking them!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - Love Love Love… all of this!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - Oh and on my upcoming most favorite day of the next month (you know what I’m talking about because You’ll be there!!)… well placed words will be more than appropriate! But oh “huffle-puff” is my personal favorite filler 😉 Thought you’d appreciate!ReplyCancel