Monday. We meet again. Normally, I LOVE Mondays. But I’m still currently trying to recover from this past weekend’s wedding hangover, and all I really want to do is watch Harry Potter movies and nurse a cup of English Breakfast. But this week is a doozy, so it’s back to work I go! This past […]

  • Jean - Beautiful photos! I think you would love living in the country! Have a great week!ReplyCancel

  • Lorin - Hilarious driving story! My hubby is teaching me to drive his stick shift right now & we’re definitely made a few kids/parents who happened to be in almost-empty school parking lot a little nervous with all the circles I drove.

    Speaking of baby goats, this video is too adorable! A dear friend of mine from church is crazy in love with them & we watched this a couple weeks ago:

  • Evangeline Graham - Hi Abby
    I was a guest at Liz and dan’s wedding and in between dancing and meeting with everyone, you were everywhere!You were up on chairs, snooping in corners, and even up front and center just to get the right shots! Well done! I cant wait to see more pics from the Liz and Dan wedding!
    Thank you.
    Mrs GrahamReplyCancel

  • Sydni Jackson - So it’s not just me then?? I felt THE SAME WAY after going to Emily & Joe’s wedding at Big Spring a few weekends ago. To make it worse, my brother-in-law got married at Veritas Winery in Afton a few weeks prior. Maaaan I wanna live in southwest VA!!ReplyCancel

Mary. She’s one of those rare jewels, the kind of person whose zeal for life and everything it’s brought her so far just draws you in- the most dazzling of smiles, an infectious laugh, and the ability to speak the truth with more love than most everyone around her. She encouraging, life-giving, and and oh […]

If you’re a wedding photographer, you know exactly what I’m talking about: you’ve spent the entire day before on your feet, running around photographing a gorgeous wedding day, and then morning comes. You open your eyes, wondering why on earth your spine feels like you slept with a barbell on your back. Sitting up, rubbing […]

  • Katie - Thank you, Abby!! These are such great tips! I”m just beginning my career in wedding photography (second shooting for the first time this Saturday! EEK!) and I can use all the advice I can get. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kat - LOVE these tips, Abby!!! Thanks girl!!ReplyCancel

  • Shalese - Love this!! I’ve recently started switching shoes at the reception, too . . . even if you’re going from flats to different flats, it helps! I’ve also bought little footies (the kind you can’t see even with flats on) with padding in the heel and balls of your feet. It’s simple, but they seem to help a LOT! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Great advice, especially the shoes and keeping hydrated!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Gibbs - All of these tips are great!
    I’ve started stashing a Pepsi in the caterer’s fridge or a cooler in my car so I can have something to pick me up as soon as the wedding ends. And I agree that the change of shoes works wonders.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Such a good post! It took me a couple years to learn these and now I have found they help immensely!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Grace - Love these tips, thank you! One thing that works for me is to get some Naked juice (or a similar brand) that will hydrate me and give me the best nutrients to get through the day. Doesn’t hurt that it tastes delicious 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Street - Great tips! I have found that putting my bag down, especially during the reception is KEY! I don’t have near the back pain or foot ache at the end of the night as I use to and have more energy near the end of the night.ReplyCancel

  • Cassady Adams - Thanks for posting this! It seems so simple, but I’m really going to be more intentional on hydrating and eating. I would highly suggest Dr. Scholl’s inserts for your shoes, my feet and legs don’t even hurt the next day.ReplyCancel

  • Urška Majer - These are some great tips 🙂 We actually started using ear plugs at the end of the last season and i have to say that starting this year’s season last saturday that we feel less tired the next day because of them, since you don’t have to listen to loud music for the whole reception 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sarah (Danaher) Bradshaw - Great tips! Additionally— start a good workout routine during off-season, and keep it up during wedding season. Make sure it includes upper body and core strengthening exercises! Being in shape makes a WORLD of difference!ReplyCancel

“That butterfly feeling in your stomach? I found myself feeling that around him, and I didn’t know I could feel like that again.” They met in Long Beach, California on a Summer Project, and somewhere throughout the weeks of living alongside each other (and about 60 other college kids from around the country), she fell […]

Happy Monday! This weekend’s been a total whirlwind- from Reston to Williamsburg for a wedding, then back to Reston for about 18 hours, then down to Lexington, Virginia for an anniversary session this morning. As I write this I’m sitting in my hotel room all packed up and ready to hit the road back home, […]

  • Urška Majer - Both previews are so stunning 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Beautiful pictures. Can’t wait to see pics of the Williamsburg wedding. Thanks for the Birthday call. You started my day off right by singing Happy Birthday to me. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh - love the previews! you are so talented.
    PS. the smell of boxwoods always reminds me of CW too!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Powers - Thank you so much for stopping by! We loved seeing you… and I think our breakfast was pretty Paleo!! YAY!ReplyCancel

  • Stephen - Prettiness my dear Abby, prettiness.ReplyCancel