Real life convo that preceded this photo: Hey Katherine, will you take a photo of me? Yes? Great. Ok, I'm going to sit, and you stand here. What should I do with my hands? I feel awkward. You know, I'm just going look off at the water so you don't have to take a photo of my face- that always works. Yeah, that’ll look natural.” 🤓 Thanks for being a patient, photographically-skilled travel partner, @katherinebignon! I can’t WAIT to be back in France with you in just a few weeks!! #abbygraceineurope #abbyandkatherineinfrance
When your couple's style and taste is so impeccable that it LITERALLY breaks the internet. Or, at least, @stylemepretty for that matter... 😁 Kevin & Erica's wedding is on the blog today, and you absolutely don't want to miss it! @gritandgraceinc wasn't pulling any punches with these two and their Himalayan salt, copper, and marble-accented wedding day; with florals from @sweetrootvillage, a bride & groom in coordinating @stubbsandwootton slippers, and TI lyrics by @lhcalligraphy woven into the decor, THIS duo is one for the books. Link in profile for all the sumptuous beauty!
Zoë, you are DARLING. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to my #abbygraceballerinas series, I'm not your average dance photographer, per se. See, I'm a PEOPLE photographer first and foremost (yay weddings!), and so while I do often capture my ballerinas in motion, I also really, really love approaching my dancers with a portrait mentality. To give you a peek into who they are as humans, not just as graceful athletes. I take SUCH joy in capturing both sides of my ballerinas! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For my short shoot with Zoë of @thewashingtonballet, I was so grateful she was willing to let me photograph her with more of a portrait approach. Especially with that sweet smirk she seems to have mastered! More on the blog next week! #contax645 #filmisnotdead #ballerinasofig
Oooh girl. Give me time for glowy, sunset portraits and I will love you FOREVER!! The sun only peeked out from behind the clouds for about 90 seconds, which gave Kristin, Steve & I JUST enough time to get a few portraits with that buttery Virginia light I love so much at @stonetowerwinery! - As seen in @washbridegroom, with @pamelabarefoot_events @misshayleypaige @philippatarrant @amiedeckerbeauty
Hands up if you, too, feel as though you have the best Dad in the whole world! 🙋🏻♀️ This guy is one of my best friends. He’s my running & biking partner, the one who’s (in all honesty) made sure our bee hive makes it through the season, and the first one I call when Matt & I need life advice. He’ll never turn down summer watermelon and is always quick to offer dinner on the grill (brats and burgers, almost always). He’s the best, and I’m SO lucky to be his daughter. 🐝 Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
I can't believe it's been an entire year (+ one day) since these two dolls tied the knot at the Old Post Office!! I mean, you can't pose this kind of thing- huge thanks to the random DC driver who honked their congratulations to Joey & Julie which made for such an adorable moment. Happy, happy anniversary Joey & Julie! @rexandregina
For the first two years of infertility, I looked for circumstantial hope. I was desperate to hear from other women who'd tried for several years to start their family, and whose desires were eventually fulfilled with a child. Their answered prayers and stories of victory were what I clung to! ❤️ But over the last several months, especially once we passed the three year mark, I was finding myself desperate to hear from others who'd waited years... and never had their desires fulfilled. People who could say I waited and waited, and my dreams never came to fruition. And yet I am OKAY. And God is still GOOD! And my life is beautiful despite my unanswered longing, and my story is not permanently marred from a dream never realized! 🧡 So if that's something you're longing to hear, let me tell you: Your joy & peace does not have to depend on circumstance! It's been three long, really hard years. And that longing for a son or daughter hasn't changed in Matt & I, even though I've at times prayed for the desire to be taken away if it's not God's plan to fulfill it. 💛 And yet, and YET, I am OKAY. And God is still so Good! While my heart still hurts, this is not my whole story. And if you're in the middle of a seemingly unending wait, too, know that this is not YOUR whole story, even if it feels all-consuming at times. There is joy and goodness and peace and laughter and patience in the middle! 💚 It's so tempting to hold off on telling you you're going to be ok! until we've finally had our prayers answered with a pregnancy. But that might never happen, and I need YOU to know that you and I? We are going to be ok! Because God is good regardless of our circumstance. And because this is not your whole story! #springmannjourneytobaby #infertilityjourney #infertilitysupport
You can stand under my umbrella (ella ella). ☔️ A huge shout out to Matt, who in addition to running the numbers side of AGP, also occasionally assists me on wedding days. I love having him along! Especially when it's raining and, without me asking, he followed me around with an umbrella to make sure my equipment stayed dry. Holy cow, #Imarriedup. #likeWAYup 🙌🏻 In the words of my bride @ericammcquade, he the real MVP. 💕 photo by @alisandraphoto!