One of my favorite things about marriage is watching love stories take different shape as the years pass. As newlyweds, you can’t imagine loving your spouse any more than you do on your wedding day. Then on your first anniversary, you’ve learned so much about each other that you wonder how you ever thought your […]

  • Kathryn Grace - Beautiful, Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea Anderson - Beautiful photographs – so simply and naturally beautiful. Congratulations to the new couple expecting their little one ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Beautiful photos. I’m sure these two will cherish these pics. What a great documentation of their love!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah H - Abby- not only are your photos gorgeous, but I love the emotion and beauty you capture with your words!ReplyCancel

  • Monday Mash-Up » Modern International Wedding Photographer - […] Lily for a few hours so that my dog wouldn’t drive attendees bonkers. Fortunately for me, Flo is freaking awesome and said she’d love to have the company of our pup :). Thank goodness for […]ReplyCancel

Before we jump into the usual awesomeness of MMU, does anyone have an effective means of removing spray paint from skin? I have “vintage white” all over my hands and it’s coming off on my keyboard as I’m typing! I culled Saturday’s wedding yesterday afternoon after a bout of painting, and my “5” key had […]

  • Janine Enold - Two things! This picture is gorgeous – I can’t wait to see the rest! Second, any project that involves spray paint – count me in! I am not overly crafty but I do love to reinvent things to reuse in our house. Super cost effective! Happy Monday Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Matt - To be fair, I went back yesterday and saw someone had tested another spray paint on the spot that I sprayed, so I am justified…ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Good luck with your move. I know you must be so excited!ReplyCancel

  • Marisa Crider - Congrats on the house purchase! One of the scariest but best things. The spray paint incident made me laugh! Our Home Depot allows testing on the floor. But I remember slightly geeking out the first time I tried it thinking someone was going to come around the corner and yell at me haha.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Baskin - Congrats on buying a house!!! How exciting!!! ^^ oh and I love how Matt came on to defend himself… lol!!!ReplyCancel

Yeah, all those cryptic Tweets and “I wish I could say what’s going on” hints I’d been dropping? This is what those were about! AHHH! Somebody PLEASE pinch me, because I still feel like I’m dreaming! Please excuse the quality of my iPhone photos in this post- I intentionally left my camera at home for […]

  • lindsay - Yaay!!! CONGRATULATIONS y’all!! Sterling is my home town- you’ll enjoy it!ReplyCancel

  • Shalese - WOO CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It looks BEAUTIFUL and bright and ready to be filled with some truly fabulous memories. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Shannon S. - Ahh yay! Congrats! This is EXACTLY the same situation that we fell into when we bought our first house! I saw my dream house for sale, realized it was WAY out of our budget but seeing that house started the house searching process that led us to our current dream house. God is so gracious to us in that he can use the process to lead us to “immeasurably more”. So thankful.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Powers - YAY!!! That’s SO exciting, Abby! I’m so happy for you two!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Lelia Marie - Hooray!!! I’m so excited for you both! That is the best feeling ever ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea Anderson - How exciting!!!! I’m so excited for you to have a new place!! Buying a house is so big, especially for northern virginia! I know how tough it can be to find and lose great homes! A big congratulations, friend!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - We are so happy for you and Matt! Can’t wait to see it. Looks perfect for you two.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - YIPPEEEE!!!!! Soooo excited for you both!! Such an exciting time!!!! (And of course, I can’t wait to see it for the workshop!!! Eeeee!!!!) xoxoReplyCancel

  • Mia Bjerring - Congratulations to the both of you! It looks amazing and I just love all that natural light. Gorgeous! Hope you are going to love living there!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - CONGRATS!! It really is the best feeling and now begins the real fun…. decorating and making it your own! Enjoy every minute ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - Such a cute picture of Mattie! Love that guy!

    SO excited for you guys! Can’t wait to see it. XOXO.ReplyCancel

  • Matoli - HUGE congrats to you both Abby!! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - YAY!!! It’s so gorgeous!!! I’m so so happy for you two. Can’t wait to see it!ReplyCancel

  • Faye Bernoulli - Yay, congrats!! I feel ya on the insane cost of housing…it’s not better in the San Francisco area! Still waiting for our dream home to happen in God’s good timing ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Spring - Congrats!!!!! So glad you found the perfect fit!!! As a photographer and a realtor I’m double happy for you!! XoxoReplyCancel

  • Lydia - Congratulations! I can’t wait to see all the blog posts as you have fun decorating your new rooms!ReplyCancel

I’ve learned a lot over the past three + years of blogging. How many photos are “too many,” what dimensions work best, the subtle nuances that can determine whether a blog post is a success or failure. It can be complicated to explain WHY things work the way they do, but I’ll try my best! […]

  • Chelsea Anderson - Thanks for the suggestions! I actually needed this more than I thought.ReplyCancel

  • Janine Enold - I’ve heard some type of tips for better web impact before but sometimes you just get caught up in the images you love and forget! I need to go back and look at the blog post I’ve been working before I publish it :-)! Thanks Abby for the reminder!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Nicholson - Love your work, Abby, and this post!ReplyCancel