- Devoted wife of 10 years
- Mama of 3 littles who would rather be barefoot in a field than anywhere else
- Passionate follower of Jesus Christ
- Sappy & Sentimental to my core
- East Coast born & raised; small-town girl forever
- Homeschool mom (never thought that'd be me!)
- Recently moved back to the USA after four years of missions & raising our babies in Ireland
- Lover of neutral color palettes and plants, even though I can't keep them alive
- Board games at home over nights out, always
Hi there! My name is Abby, and I create meaningful photos and photography heirlooms that transport you back in time to treasured moments with your loved ones.
My mission is to be the "thank you" for all the thankless jobs you do 24/7...365. Being a mom is hard work, yet there is nothing sweeter at the end of the day than feeling your child's arms wrapped around you, giving you the squishiest hugs!
I love giving moms the gift of beautiful images of the love & connection they work so hard to create in their family. I seek to turn the fleeting moments of life into beautiful imagery to be treasured for generations.
Our first daughter was born at the end of my first full-time year of running my wedding photography business. Our life changed forever when I looked into her eyes for the first time. I was completely captivated, and my passion for freezing moments to be able to have tangible memories to look back on grew like wildfire. I began providing this service for other families, and my family photography business was born out of a matured passion for beautiful memory-keeping for sentimental families.
I couldn't tell you how many photos of our life, milestones, and travel I have on my walls and on my harddrives - but my favorite thing to do is flip through my scrapbooks with my kids and talk about the memories on those pages. They light up when they remember the visits to our favorite castle in Ireland; the little townhouse we used to live in that we'll never see in the inside of again; visiting Grandma on her farm in Pennsylvania and helping her with farm chores - I see that our family photo albums are JUST as meaningful and beneficial to their sense of belonging in our family as they are to me.
1. THE DAY I MET MY HUSBAND
Believe it or not, this photo was taken minutes after I met my husband for the first time. We first "met" online and had been talking for a few months, and I flew out to surprise him. In my lifetime memory bank, that day is ranked in my top 5 favorite days of all time. Clearly, we clicked and were perfect for each other! You can view our wedding photos on Green Wedding Shoes.
2. THE LAST TIME I SAW MY GRANDMA
I snapped this selfie with my grandma & my mom. I'd never taken a selfie with my grandma before. I was newly pregnant with my first daughter, and she shared with me how proud she was of the ways I matured and chose to follow Jesus. I didn't know that the day I took this photo would be the last time I'd see my grandma this side of Heaven.
4. THE MOMENT WE MET OUR FIRST CHILD
Our daughter was born at the exact crack of dawn, and it was the most memorable sunrise of our life! Are there words to explain the multitude of emotions you feel when you first lay eyes on your first baby that you've worked so hard to bring into the world? Nope. That's why there are photos.
5. ADVENTURING WITH MY KIDS IN IRELAND, WITH A BABY STRAPPED TO ME AT ALL TIMES
I struggled with postpartum depression the early years of motherhood, but the photos I have of the good times remind me that God's grace was poured out over us during my personal struggles. My heart has always been full of love for my kiddos and creating life-giving experiences for them to have the freedom to roam and explore and use their precious imaginations.
5. MY GRANDPA & I SNUGGLED IN HIS COZY BROWN RECLINER
This was my pap's favorite chair, and in this chair I served him countless imaginary meals from their pretend toy kitchen, and had endless hours of snuggles, stories, and childhood laughter. Seeing this photo reminds me of a safe space where I was always seen, adored, and cared for.