PHOTOGRAPHY WORTH RUNNING INTO A BURNING HOME FOR

seattle, washington documentary family and couples photographer

Serving Edmonds, Shoreline, Everett, snohomish, Seattle, Tacoma, Kirkland, bellevue, bothell, mukilteo, washington state, and everywhere airplanes fly

Through documentary family photography sessions that usually take place in a family's home, I strive to show parents that their hard, thankless, day-in-and-day-out work of keeping their household running is truly such a beautiful act of selfless love. In your home you may see mountains of laundry and last month's crumbs under the kitchen table, but I see a brief season of life and how quickly they're outgrowing their adorable quirks (and you won't believe how well a black and white image can hide clutter!). You might see yesterday's spit up on your sweater and bags under your exhausted eyes, but I see how your baby looks at you like you're the queen of their universe. It feels like my firstborn was just welcomed into our family a month ago, but she will celebrate her 6th birthday next month. I am painfully aware of how fleeting childhood is and I strive to bottle up the goodness of these years for otherse through authentic, nostalgic, intimate photographs.

meet abby

Hey, my name is Abby and I create images of your real life that transport you back in time to the treasured moments you might not realize you never want to forget.

Seattle Family & Wedding Documentary Photographer

I seek to turn the fleeting moments of life into beautiful imagery to be treasured for generations. 

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”  

—AARON SISKIND

My mission is to be the "thank you" for all the thankless jobs you do 24/7/365.

And to share visual stories with your children about what life was like when they were growing up - to give them heirlooms of their childhood that they will be telling their children about someday.
 
I am here to get your digital memories off of your device and into your life - onto your walls to be admired every day, into coffee table albums to flip through any time you want to reminisce, onto prints to mail off to grandparents who squeal when they see new photos of their grandkids. 

my mission...

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Your story is now. Your every day moments are worth remembering.

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FAMILiES

Introducing
baby m.

- NEWBORN -

WAITING FOR
baby B.

- PREGNANCY, FAMILY -

aT THE PARK WITH
THE T. FAMILY

- FAMILY -

- CLICK TO VIEW -

WAITING FOR
BABY E.

- PREGNANCY -

INTRODUCING 
BABY N.

- BIRTH -

WAITING FOR
baby M.

- PREGNANCY -

INTRODUCING 
BABY C.

- BIRTH -

AT HOME WITH
The S. FAMILY

- AT HOME -

AT HOME WITH
The W. FAMILY

- AT HOME -

TEMECULA, California WEDDING

sarah & ryan

Phoebe & Parker

CORONA, CALIFORNIA WEDDING

SAN BERNADINO CALIFORNIA ENGAGEMENT

emily & nick

Because...

you want to remember how this moment feels

my story

behind the lens

My camera and I have been
inseparable since 2004

Ten years later I launched my wedding photography venture, Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography. Shortly after we welcomed our first daughter into the world. After two years of being in business, we dropped everything and followed Gods call on our life to be missionaries in Ireland. We ran a Bible College and served at the local church for four years, welcomed two more babies into our life, and moved back to the US in 2019.

After a four year break from my professional career, I am back at it with a renewed vision of what God created me for: capturing & preserving meaningful moments for couples and families.

During our years as missionaries, I donated my skills as a photographer. Not having financial pressure to provide for my family through my photography opened my eyes again to the reasons I truly am so passionate about photography. I am passionate about serving my clients with my whole heart, giving them an amazing photography experience, not just a transaction.

Photography by Abbygale Marie was born out of a matured passion.

While my photography business began with documenting weddings, it has now evolved to documenting memories for growing families and all of life's moments worth remembering.

After the birth of our second child, I found myself lost in a fog of endless diaper changes, relentless tantrums, and I struggled to grasp the meaning behind these loud, messy, blurry days.

When I would look back at photos of our memories together, I noticed something that surprised me. I was so blessed and our life was so good. We were making happy memories together every day and my children knew how much they were loved - despite feeling like I was failing them every day. 

I was inspired to pick up my camera once more and seek out the blessings in my life and the everyday fleeting moments that I never wanted to forget. Slowly but surely, this helped me make sense of the fog I felt like I was living in. The photos I have taken of my family are such a gift for myself to see the blessings I am so quick to forget.

These photos are a future gift for my children, too, because I want them to be able to have visual memories of what life was like growing up. I want them to remember that even though our life was never perfect, there was always love.

Soon after I began this healing process through photographing my family, I set out to do this for other families, too. Abbygale Marie Photography was birthed from the ashes of wishing there was more to this motherhood thing than the same monotonous grind day in and day out. It was born when I knew that every day is a chance to love these beautiful tiny humans of mine and pour into their character before they leave our nest.

So while I soak up every day that I have with my kiddos - I hope and pray that the images I create for your family allow you to do the same, too.

Because...

they are little only this once

Because...

WORDS JUST AREN'T ENOUGH

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DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

The Abbygale Marie Photography Experience is so much more than a business transaction. I get to know each family on a personal level and I love being a part of their session planning process! It is not uncommon for families to become "clients for life" after their first session with me. I love following a family's journey as they grow!

So, you love the photos on my site and want these kinds of photos for your family, too. But you're wondering how a documentary family photography session actually works. I'm glad you asked!

Pictures aren't real until
you can touch them

YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR FAMILY MEANINGFUL HEIRLOOMS

Because...

YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR FAMILY MEANINGFUL HEIRLOOMS

how can i serve you?

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Because of the utmost care and dedication I give to each family, I can only book a limited amount of sessions per year. Inquire below for availability and I will respond quickly to schedule a consultation! Or, if you're ready to book a session, you can follow this link to my online calendar. 

Thank you! I'll be in touch soon!