The best way I can think to describe Venice is with the words “utterly enchanting.” Meandering the tiny alleys of Venice was an experience I will never, ever forget- each turn of the pavement brought more wonder than the next. Intricate Venetian masks, tiny bakeries, elegant bridges, classic Italian apartments with bright shutters thrown open. […]

  • Jean - Abby, these are unbelievably beautiful photos. You just get better all the time! Love you.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - YESSS!!!! We walked some of the exact same streets in Gulgia and I LOVED those lamp posts by the train station!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah H. - I’m so glad I got to be a part of the beginning of your love affair! And it was so fun to just explore with no agenda – I saw new places in Venice I’ve never seen! It was wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Shalese - It’s so cool to see Europe through your lens! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Bulloss - You are beyond talented!!! Love all of these!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Lacey - You captured Venice perfectly — I don’t know how you make cities look even more beautiful through film, but it’s amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Grace - There is too much amazingness in this post. You make me want to pack my bags now and hop on the first flight out. Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Emilia Jane - I am dying to go to Venice.ReplyCancel

  • Urลกka Majer - Ahh, Venice ๐Ÿ™‚ Love these photos!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Neumann - What a joyyy this post was for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, so lovely and authentic! You did a wonderful job capturing the city in all it’s glory. Love the image with the bird/umbrella(?!) fixture because of the Rialto sign…my mom and I had dinner on the Rialto when we visited and it is one of the memories I most treasure. xo!ReplyCancel

  • Rosanna Funiciello Smith - The images you captured of Venice are stunning. Having never actually been, I felt like I was there. Thank you for sharing! And the Ireland pictures of your friend… soooo beautiful. Her, the hills, the sky, the wind… all of it. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Mia Bjerring - I’ve always wanted to visit Italy, it’s so beautiful! Love all these photos and they have only made me want to go even more!!ReplyCancel

  • marissa b - oh my goodness! these are some of the most beautiful photos I’ve ever seen!! Italy is definitely on my bucket list of countries to visit and your photos have made me put Venice as one of the top cities to visit. So stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Schrad - So jealous of all your travels!! You’ve been everywhere I want to go!ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - You brought back so many good memories from our trip to Venice. These photos are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Ahhh I felt like I was back in Venice!! I remember many of the little bridges and water ways you posted. Feels like yesterday!ReplyCancel

  • Sami Orndorff - I lOVE that last bridge picture!!! So beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sydni Jackson - I had been waiting to see these!! They did not disappoint ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Hello there! I recently started following you on Instagram (you had me at Harry Potter, ballerinas and tulle skirts!) and have now made it over to your blog! I just love your photography and this trip looks really, really lovely and dreamy! Thanks for sharing your beautiful works!ReplyCancel

These two. So many smiles and laughs throughout their engagement session, I left with the biggest grin on my face! Nick & Kathryn chose Glen Echo for it’s quirky, fun atmosphere, and I’d say it was the perfect location choice. The two high school sweethearts are so full of joie de vivre, and spending time […]

  • kathy - So romantic. <3 I love her dress and the setting is just perfect. Lovely session!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Beth Tapanes - LOVE Glen Echo! Her dress fits the atmosphere so perfectly! Just love the playfulness in this shoot- Amazing, Abby <3ReplyCancel

  • Holly - These are so fun! LOVE THAT DRESS.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - What a great couple! I love both their location and outfit choices :). Can’t wait to see the future wedding shots!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - Gah! These are beautiful!! The colors are just SO perfect! Kathryn, you look so gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Neumann - SO fun!! These two are so adorable together and love your whimsical use of light!!! xoReplyCancel

I believe in dreaming, dreaming BIG. So when you throw your dreams out to the universe, announce your intentions to the world, and something gets shouted back to you? You take it and run with it. A few months ago I’d blogged about wanting to return to Europe- it’d been such an inspirational experience for […]

  • Tara - these. are breathtaking.ReplyCancel

  • Shalese - LOVE!! It’s too hard to pick a favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Kat - Breathtaking!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Beth Tapanes - Spectacular. Everything is just incredible. You continue to inspire, Abby ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - Yes!!! Abby, these are absolutely breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Hoyt - Oh, Abby. These are breathtaking. You were made to shoot here! This is definitely one of my favorite sessions of yours EVER.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Weldon - Great photos Abby.. showcasing our beautiful country…and of course Heather…great to hear you had such a super holiday. Do come back again..lots more to see especially in Cork !!ReplyCancel

  • paulina - wow, abby!! these are stunning!! so happy to see these dreams of yours coming true! =)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Messick - The wind blowing through her hair makes this session so dreamy!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Swann - Oh, Abby! I’m in love!! These images are absolutely stunning!! Plus, it looks like they hopped straight out of the movie “Leap Year!” Thanks for sharing these beautiful images with the rest of us! Xoxo!ReplyCancel

  • Caili - Well, great. Now I’m hooked on your film work too. My Abby obsession continues! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • dad - My girl’s got mad skills yo!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - Fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Love these photos. Heather is beautiful and the scenery is gorgeous! I know you had a fabulous time.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - THIS. is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Eeeee! Simply STUNNING!!! xoReplyCancel

  • Sydni Jackson - These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - To hopping fences and getting stuck in the mud, this day was so wonderful. Thank you so much for taking time out of your travel plans to meet up. I am so grateful for you and your friendship! Let’s try to not have to travel halfway around the world to see each other next time ๐Ÿ˜‰ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah C - These are all amazing! Eeekkkk!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Schrad - Beautiful!! I’m dying over here… want to go to Ireland SO badly!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy - These are all GORGEOUS. The far-off ones are beautiful, but I love the close ups too! She’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Having the audacity to ask to shoot around the world » Modern International Wedding Photographer - […] to experience those dreams coming true! This past March, as I was standing on the Cliffs of Moher photographing Heather, I remembering feeling completely overwhelmed with the beauty of it all. That I was there, and so […]ReplyCancel

Gooood morning! It’s a Monday, the sun is shining, and the tree outside my office window is in full bloom. Life is good! I was awoken this morning by two cold, wet noses pressing into my face, which is also always a good start. We’re puppysitting for my brother and sister-in-law’s Beagle/Jack Russel mix for […]

I love Instagram. It’s easily the most-used app on my phone, and if IG were a person, we would have one of those “BFF” necklaces that splits in two. It’s that serious. Instagram is, in my opinion, the best no-fuss way to share your images. There’s none of the worry about “will this only show […]

  • Jean - Thanks for the tips. I’m not a business owner, but a lot of that info applies to the everyday person. Love you.ReplyCancel

  • Matoli - This is a great post Abby!! i have been trying to use Instagram more and i actually love when others create special hastags for trips/events etc. I have LOVED looked at your #abbygraceineurope images ๐Ÿ™‚

    ps…miss your face!ReplyCancel

  • Caili - Amen to the humble brag! Such a fine line. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Terri Baskin - Great post!!! I try to be mindful of bragging and spamming because I’ve been on the opposite side of both. No fun!ReplyCancel

  • Morgan Leigh - Thank you so much for this post!!! Now I’m obsessed with the VSCO Cam app! How did I not know about it before?!ReplyCancel