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

It’s a strange sort of wonder, to watch a friend go from dating her soul mate to marrying him, to carrying their first child, to finally bringing that brand new life home cradled in her and her husband’s arms. And yet somehow, it still feels so natural, because I’ve known for years now that Ashley […]

  • Jean - Oh, Abby, these are so precious. Brought tears to my eyes! You did a beautiful job showing the love of this little family! Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Nora - These are fabulous!! The black and white ones are my fav! Amazing job as always! :)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Wells - I love these! Lifestyle is my favorite approach to newborn photos!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Thomas - These are so beautiful! And I wish I had looked as good as her so soon after having babies!ReplyCancel

  • heather - Congrats!! Beautiful lifestyle session :)ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - Abby you are SO good at these portraits. I really hope you’ll do more of them! I love the relaxed, natural, lifestyle approach so much.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Field aka Mom - These were beautiful! How will they ever choose which one they’ll have made up? I could see a canvas wrap of either all three of them or one of those touching shots of mother and child- iconic. Happy parenting you guys! God will lead you as you walk this road together! Blessings!ReplyCancel

Dear Matt, Can you believe it was three whole years ago today that we locked eyes and promised each other forever? I know I say this a lot, but I’m still not sure how I tricked you into marrying me. But it’ took a while for me to realize that’s the case, that I’m the […]

  • Jean - It sure does not seem like 3 years since you two got married. Happy Anniversary! Love you both!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Happy Anniversary Abby and Matt! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shalese - This made me tear up! Happy Anniversary to you both! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa W. - Beautiful post :) Happy anniversary!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy - You two are wonderful. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah G - Cheers to 3 years and the amazing 80 more you have to look forward too :)ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - God is so good. I’m so blessed to see how He works in your marriage! Happy Anniversary Abby & Matt! :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen Field aka Mom - Wow! Three years ago! I was just looking through some boxed things in your room yesterday and found some bride related things of yours, including a copy of your wedding invitation. I also remember that night after Matt proposed going out to dinner with his parents and the happy couple and your father. I remember remarking aloud that we had prayed since you were born that God would be raising up a little boy in a Christian home just for you and Matt’s father leaning over to tell me that they had done the very same thing for Matt. I don’t know how many times I have remarked to friends that we couldn’t have picked out a better husband for you. God was and is so good to both of you! Tears of happiness falling just thinking about the joy of that reception. And to add to it all, there was your oldest brother, live from Afghanistan via Skype and his Major’s permission arranged behind the scenes so he could “be there” in real time to see you be married from the balcony of the church and then carried down to the reception and then patched in to the two screens down there to read the poem he wrote for you on your wedding day. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. He’d spent close to three hours in the subfreezing temps there to be “present” for your wedding. One day you should post the family photo with him on the laptop in the shot! Your father and I love both of you and wish you a Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

It’s the first MMU of 2014! And because today’s the first Monday of the New Year, it kind of feels like today is the REAL start of 2014. This is the beginning of the “off-season” for me, as I won’t shoot a wedding again until April, so I’m embarking on a TON of things I’ve […]

  • Alex Blackmon - Dan and I LOVED Walter Mitty!! Such a great and inspirational movie- glad we weren’t the only ones :)ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Love the photos, Abby. Stay warm and enjoy your off season time. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey DeWitt - Yes yes yes!!! I can’t wait for tomorrow :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen Field aka Mom - Abby, I loved this post. I love knowing that you have an off season and that you have such exciting plans for it. There are things you can actually check off of your list and know that they have been accomplished! Others will be things that you’ll be in process about so don’t be impatient for them to fall into place. It’s all grace! Grace, Grace, Grace! And I don’t mean your middle name. I’m looking forward to your future posts this week!ReplyCancel