Apparently Saturday is #nationaloliveday? Honesty hour: you guys. These national ____ days are getting a little out of hand- who needs a whole day to celebrate olives?? But since I have a photo in my archives of a martini avec une olive from @juleslovesdesign & @joey_bagsdc’s wedding, we shall celebrate. Isn't that how it goes? 🍸 But for real... dirty vodka martinis (with at least three olives) are one of my favorite cocktails, so you can absolutely bet on me celebrating once we're back home from T&L's wedding! Happy weekending, friends! With @rexandregina
When your all-time favorite student @liningerroodphoto asks if you're available for an anniversary session, you hold the phone and CLEAR👏🏼THE👏🏼CALENDAR. Marie & John's DC anniversary portraits are on the blog today- if you haven't already met this fabulously talented photographer, you need to hop over to the blog now! Link in profile!
One of the best parts of branding photography is that I get to meet and work with business owners in industries that are so very different than my own! Over the last year, I've had the opportunity to shoot with the @deraedtteam 4-5 times, showcasing various aspects of their team & brokerage. Daan & Maura have impeccable taste in design, and each time I step into photograph one of the houses they flip, Matt has to hold me back from putting an offer in myself. Check out my stories for a peek into their most recent Reston flip! SO MUCH natural light, accentuated with pieces from @laurenliess that I'm still not done pining for.
This weekend will forEVER remind me of Meg & William's eternally perfect day on Bald Head Island! From their ceremony at the base of the Old Baldy lighthouse to portraits with the iconic Rolls Royce golf cart to their BHI Club reception, in my mind, the Saturday before Memorial Day will always, always be inextricably linked to these two. Timeless and elegant, just like Megs. And as her cousin and one of her bridesmaids, I'm allowed to say it- their day was one of my personal all-time favorites!! And this portrait will never NOT be in my portfolio! With @kickstandevents, as seen on @stylemepretty #baldheadisland #baldheadislandwedding
I've NEVER been the type of photographer who hands someone my business card and tells them to call me (it just feels seedy)... but when I bumped into @natalie.onpointe and her mom in Paris I knew I NEEDED to photograph her! 🤩 I'm so grateful they didn't think of me as creepy and ended up getting in touch, because Natalie's portraits were the exact dose of inspiration and artistic fuel I needed after @thesignatureatelier last summer. More on the blog today, link in profile! #abbygraceballerinas #abbygraceineurope #contax645 #istillshootfilm
I used to be SO GOOD at blogging! It was a huge component of my weekly time in the office (I used to blog every day for a few years there- woof!), but these days, it just kind of feels like an afterthought 😅. I know I can't be the only one! 🤦🏻♀️ We have some catch-up to play with my blog over the next few weeks, which ALSO means I get to relive some of my favorite days of 2018! That definitely includes @caseyhphotos & Chad's wedding, and I cannot WAIT for you to see their florals. Casey's bouquet, especially!! With @erinpadgettevents @theprovidencecottonmill @chelishmoore
Introducing: Abby Grace branding portraits! You may have seen a few mentioned in my Stories over the last few weeks, so this probably doesn't come as a total shock. 🥳 See, after my dear friend @nataliefranke asked if I’d be willing to shoot a full collection of photographs for her new website launch in 2016, I realized I really, REALLY love collaborating with other creatives. And when @jasminestar referred @karenhall my way after seeing Nat's portraits, I knew we were onto something really, really good! 🤞🏼 The more sessions I shot, the more I realize that other entrepreneurs often need help in developing a consistent visual presence for their brand, instead of duct-taping it together with an iPhone photo here, a professional(ish) photo there. 📸 So we've decided to expand a little to work with creative professionals in a way that will help them GROW their business and strengthen their brand's core identity! 💪🏼 This is for the folks who know it's time to uplevel their visual brand, for the ones who know they need more consistency, for the ones who are tired of scrolling and scrolling through their phones to find a good (enough) photo to post. ❤️ More on the blog- link in profile!
The shot(glasses) heard round the world- it’s Cinco de Mayo, and the internet is as obsessed with these Himalayan salt shot glasses as we still are from Kevin & Erica’s wedding! (No, but seriously- tap over to my tagged photos- it’s a little 🍌 🍌). This will forever be one of my favorite wedding details, paired with TI lyrics (swipe to see the glory of it all)- the perfect pairing of chic detailing + K&E’s mutual love of rap. 🎵 Concept by (who else!) @gritandgraceinc, calligraphy by @lhcalligraphy, rentals by @socialsupplyevents, sign by @paperdaisiesstationery, florals by @sweetrootvillage. As seen on @stylemepretty