If you ever want to see someone’s true character, catch them on their wedding day. When tensions are high and the timeline is tight, people revert to their core values, the markers that make up their character. For Leah, this meant a calm, collected demeanor- cool under pressure. Her brown eyes sparkled just a bit […]

  • Kat - I love the the shade of those bridesmaids dresses! And those last two shots are STUNNING, Abby!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - That last picture with them outaide the car is absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Grace - Gorgeous! Love their portraits.ReplyCancel

  • Leah - Love, love and more love!!! Thank you so much Abby!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - This might be a new favorite of mine of your work! Such gorgeous, romantic portraits and I LOVE the pops of her color – especially her bouquet – WOW! And those nighttime car shots? Incredible. Beautiful job as always, Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Ewell - Yay, that’s where I got married! Such lovely and beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Emilia Jane - Stunning work my love.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy - I always love your intros :) These are all gorgeous! I love the details! And LOVE love love that last one!ReplyCancel

  • Urška Majer - Gorgeous wedding & that last one is a dream!ReplyCancel

  • Jaclyn Auletta - I love the colors of this wedding Abby! And I love how you captured their day. Your pictures always show a very romantic quality and I love that. My favorite of course is the last one by the car. Unbelievably beautiful! : )ReplyCancel

Hellooo Monday Mash-Up readers! It’s crazy to me that I’ve  had this series going for over a year and a half now- we’ll have to do something special when we hit the hundredth post or something. Monday Mash-Ups started out as a cop-out (I needed something else to fill my blogging calendar!), but it’s my […]

  • NotAbby'sBrother - Abby, you managed to capture the utter joy on a grooms face when he sees his bride and knows this is the one he gets to come home to every night thereafter. That’s a talent to treasure. Keep up the fantastic work. This couple is going to enjoy being able to relive their wedding when they look through their album and remember exactly what they were thinking through the raw emotion saved forever in the pictures you took.

    Well done.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - So funny about the lyrics! I am a pro at mishearing song lyrics!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Farmer - Siri makes me feel like I do not speak English sometimes, I feel your pain! Such a loving gesture from your hubby!ReplyCancel

  • Tessa - Your dog. I love that so much.ReplyCancel

  • Abby - LOVE the B&W pic. Stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - That Matt is such a good guy! Glad he was able to help you get organized. You two are so special. Love you both.ReplyCancel

The first few times I was approached with the request to mentor, my initial internal response was “with all due politeness, heck no.” Not because there’s anything wrong with mentoring, but I love large groups of people- I’m very much an extrovert, and the idea of spending three hours with someone I didn’t know at […]

  • Michael & Carina Photography - Sounds like an awesome new step for your business. We admire not only how genuine you are, but your humility. You’re going to be a great mentor!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - Its wonderdul to hear that you’ve found a way to take mentoring and make it your own. I wish you tons of sucess and your self-portrait is beautiful. Red lipstick does wonders for every girls confidence :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Swann - I love this idea Abby!! Thank you for choosing to invest in people!! It’s so nice to see!! Xo!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - You have always had such a big heart, and it continues to grow as I see in this; Reaching out to help others be successful, or more successful. How wonderful.

    PS You’re gorgeous. If you didn’t already know. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I love this idea Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Matoli - Go Abby!! You are going to be amazing, this is a great format!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Neumann - You go girl!!!! So excited for you and love the new format idea!!! xoReplyCancel

  • Laura Matthews - Awesome, Abby! Congrats on this amazing new journey!ReplyCancel

  • Caili - :) I came home from a session the other day and Neil said, “Something has changed in you…already!” I’m so grateful that you took me on and can’t wait to see where this journey takes you. Xoxo!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - This is a wonderful idea, knowing your love for photography and for teaching! Great idea for you and for your mentee. Love the self portrait!.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - I love this so much!!! This format is exactly something that I’ve been looking for!ReplyCancel

  • Rici - This is such a great idea Abby! To make it a long term thing and to really give room and time to connect! I love it!
    Btw, lovely hair!!
    ~ Salutii.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - I’m so proud of you! You have so much to offer and I’m so excited to see you take this next step in offering these sessions!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy - 1. That selfie knocks basically every other one ever out of the water.
    2. That’s an aMAZing hair day!
    3. This is such an awesome idea, who wouldn’t want four months with you? :-)ReplyCancel

  • Registration is a go! » Modern International Wedding Photographer - […] new Connection Mentoring Sessions (f0r more information on what these sessions are all about, click HERE). Something tells me these sessions are going to challenge and grow me just as much as […]ReplyCancel

One of the main reasons I decided to use ShowIt last year was for the COMMUNITY. I love that the ShowIt gurus have such a heart for gathering photographers with the intent of encouraging one another! This past January I realized it wasn’t going to be practical to continue the trek down to Richmond every […]

  • Joey - Perfect light!!! Sorry I couldn’t make it. Next time I’ll be there!ReplyCancel

  • Hampton Roads Wedding Photographers - Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - I’m so bummed to have missed out! You girls are all so wonderful! Can’t wait to see you next time! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - You make an unexpected location become such a beautiful backdrop!ReplyCancel

  • melodie - These are awesome, Abby! Thanks so much for showing us your favorite spot! :)ReplyCancel

  • Matoli - Aww these are awesome!! We need to do it again!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ali - Thanks for adding me Abby! Can’t wait to join you girls sometime!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Adams - Showit is just AWESOME! Just joined, and I cannot wait to join a share group! (not sure which one is best for my location..maybe this one!?).ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Abby, you are so wonderful. Seriously. I’d love to spend more time with you! Such an awesome idea xoReplyCancel

  • Rici - Acutally really like the last one! It´s your favorite roof top, isn´t it?ReplyCancel

  • Anna - oh my gosh! I want to join you all. SO happy you got this together, I have tried in the past but nobody will stick with it with me. That and I find the photographers in this area to be so competitive, whereas I am anything but and am happy to share the tiny bit I know. I just really enjoy shooting with others rather than by my lonesome. I will have to get some cute clothes if I join you ladies.
    I am going to go check out the info now

  • Mary Sandoval - I can’t wait to meet everyone!! So excited!ReplyCancel

There’s nothing that flatters me more, or makes me more nervous, than when another photographer asks me to shoot them. Noooo pressure, right? It’ll just be someone with an extremely trained eye that I’m posing, photographing, and having look over the final product. But after last week’s session with Jeremy & Carrie, I really could […]

  • Sharon Elizabeth - abby — you have been killing it latelyyyyy!!!! loving it!!!! beautiful shots!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlyn Phipps - Abby, seriously? your work has been on point lately. i mean it always is. but these last couple anniversary sessions have been breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - Beautiful Abby! I LOVE that field – it’s so golden and lush and such a romantic spot for portraits! I really love how happy and comfortable they are in these images – such precious memories!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - These are beautiful! Love his hat.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Grace - THE FIELD!!! Ahhh!ReplyCancel

  • Alica - These images are beautiful!! They are so obviously in love and you captured it perfectly. Hopefully one day I can come North for an anniversary session with you!ReplyCancel

  • Caili - With each anniversary session you post, I’m that much closer to buying a ticket to Chicago for you to shoot Neil and I. :) Love this session so much!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Tyson - I LOVE tall fields, and these pictures are AMAZING!! What a beautiful couple – you captured them so well! This feels so “fall” too. I love everything about it!!ReplyCancel

  • Toni Floyd - Wow, I love reading all the comments and looking at these very beautiful pictures. Everyone is right when they say your pictures are great Abby, I happen to be the very proud mother of Carrie,and mother in law of Jeremy. These pictures are awesome, thank you so much for photographing them.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Heidenthal - I second all these comments! These are so gorgeous. I definitely need to have you do one of these with my husband! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - THESE ARE GORGEOUS.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Adams - THAT FIELD! Such a romantic shoot, Abby. I love the way you capture such sweet romance :)ReplyCancel