We met on the first day of the spring semester in a digital photography + communication class. I can’t remember what was said, just that I liked her hair and her sharp personality. Hope is a firecracker, a go-getter, charismatic to the core, one of those people that make you wonder how you hadn’t met […]

  • Rebekah Carter - I’m with you: I love her hair & her gorgeous smile! Also that black dress & the earrings she’s wearing w/ that are just fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Beautiful lady, beautiful photos! Great job!ReplyCancel

You’ve heard the saying “a cobbler’s children never have shoes,” right? The same can be said for photographers. How often is it that we spend our days photographing other people’s love stories, but completely forget to document our own? See, it’s not just the photos that we need- it’s that uninterrupted, unadulterated time together, holding […]

  • Lindsay - Gorgeous Abby!!! As always!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire McA - Stunning Abby! Katelyn & Michael look gorgeous! The colours are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Callie - LOVE!!!!!! So amazing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kat - STUNNING!!!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie Duvick - What beautiful images of a truly beautiful couple inside and out! So glad you gave them such a gift, they deserve it! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anna K. - These are BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Swann - Oh Abby!! These are so good!!! Good work, friend!!! Katelyn and Michael, y’all look awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Annetta - Great job Abby!! Your photos are gorgeous. Helps that Katelyn and Michael are too. You both look fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • shelley Hohe - These photos are stunning. That’s it I hope I can hire you next year to take my family photos here. These colors would match the greens and blues in my business perfectly…and I really need a new family photo for my about me page 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mary - BEAUTIFUL! I l-o-v-e love Katelyn’s shirt!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - These are amazing!! I love your work!!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Faith - Ohhhh these are amazing! The colors are perfect! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Terri Baskin - Breathtaking!!! So romantic, so classy, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Oh my word, these pictures are amazing!!! Katelyn and Michael are such an adorable couple, and these pictures are just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • jamie - Abby…this was so kind of you to think to ask them to photograph them. you did a lovely job capturing them and their love! beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • ashley link - ummm these are amazing! so classic and beautiful! they will love these forever! and i love how they are always matching their brand! haha. too cool! great job, abby! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Liz and Ryan - These are BEAUTIFUL Abby!! 😉 You are so talented! 😉 Sending you big hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Emilia Jane - So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Bradshaw - You’ve captured Michael & Katelyn in truer fashion than I’ve ever seen them. They are such a solid, steadfast couple, and their warmth just radiates from these pictures. I adore them, not just because they’re good photos, but because you’ve captured their true essence. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Heidenthal - Abby! Your style is so lovely. Soft, quiet moments. So sweet and perfect.ReplyCancel

  • katelyn james - Abby!!! We love these!! Thank you for taking the time to do these for us!! You’re a sweetheart and we love ya!!!ReplyCancel

  • rosa - Speachless… these are MORE than beautiful!!! Seriously, if you are ever in SF we better get in front of your lens 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Zoe - Love these Abby:)! Hope you had an amazing time in Cali!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy - Abby these are beautiful! And I’m impressed that you found a lifeguard stand to match both of them 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Shalese - You gave these cobbler’s kids some REALLY pretty shoes. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ashley barnett - You did SUCH an incredible job on these Abby! I love how quiet and peaceful they are – I feel like I always see Katelyn and Michael so bubbly and smiling and I love that these are a little quieter. So so awesome – (and for real, please come take our picture sometime…I want these hahaha!)ReplyCancel

  • Rici - These are soooo beautiful! How great to see these two in front of your lens and through your eyes! Love them all! Great posing on the life-guard steps!
    ~ Saluti.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Grace - Fabulous! I love Katelyn and her work, and it’s so fun to see her on the other side of the lens. Beautiful shots!!ReplyCancel

  • Life in the fast lane- UNITED 2014 and WPPI recap » Modern International Wedding Photographer - […] the opportunity to photograph an anniversary session with THIS gorgeous […]ReplyCancel

It’s been pretty quiet over here on the blog so far this week, and that’s been intentional. This California sunshine, the incredible community of photographers, and the chance to learn from some of the BEST in the industry is so delightful that I’m spending every possible moment soaking it all in, and as little time […]

  • Tiffany Heidenthal - Beautiful! Wish I was there with you guys 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Gorgeous photo, Abby!ReplyCancel

  • Susanne Ashby - This is gorgeous! It was fun meeting you this week! When I walked into the lobby on Sunday, I was feeling pretty intimidated (scared!!) and you were the first person to introduce yourself and give me a hug. Thank you for being so friendly!!ReplyCancel

I apologize in advance for this super hurried post- I’m running around with my hair on fire today, trying to get everything ready for my trip to Santa Barbara tomorrow. UNITED 2014 starts on Sunday and I’m SO excited to be overwhelmed again. Hugs, smiles, a lot of laughs, and a ton of learning. It’s […]

  • Emilia Jane - See you in the sunshine!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Good luck with the packing! Have a great trip and enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • paulina - yay!! have fun at united abby! and maybe we’ll run into each other at WPPI! it’s my first year and i’m so excited =). safe travels!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Yea Abby! See you soon friend…just posted a photo from this shoot on my blog today too, was such a great trip!!ReplyCancel

We’ve all done it: you go on an incredible getaway, you want to capture EVERY LITTLE DETAIL of every single thing you see and every person you meet along the way. And then you get home and find yourself uploading 1,000+ images to your computer, and you’re so overwhelmed that you never even get around […]

  • Lindsay - LOVE this Abby!!! I completely agree… oh, and I’m swooning over those images!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - You’re pictures are absolutely stunning! You are so gifted!! I loved all of these tips as well.ReplyCancel

  • Allison Mannella - Thank you so much for sharing such great advice and reminders! I am taking a trip soon and debating between film and digital, so this was perfectly timed! How did you find going through airport security with film?ReplyCancel

  • Becca B - I so needed to read this! I have spent the past month wading through images from my husband and I’s anniversary trip… the task feels more daunting than enjoyable and that’s totally not how remembering a vacation should be. I need to focus on capturing memories, not documenting every. single. moment. Hah! Thanks for the tips!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - I love these photos and you have some great advice! Makes me want to travel with you.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - I love this post though I’m on the opposite end because I rarely take pictures on vacation. I’m usually too caught up in whatever is going on that my camera never makes it out of my bag :-/ReplyCancel

  • Urška Majer - I so know what you mean! We took our film dslr last year on our roadtrip and it was amazing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Morgan Leigh - Thank you so much for your advice! Ever since I started my blog, I haven’t taken a snapshot. Almost every image that has been taken has been “for my blog.” This post really helped me change my perspective on that! Thank you so much!! (Also, love all the images, and the cute sheep!!!)ReplyCancel

  • Sher - travel photography is my absolute favorite. i love how easy artifact uprising makes it to share iphone photos!
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