Abbey Saxton Photography bio picture

    The camera and lens have always been a comfortable place for me. A place I can express what I can't put into words.

    "If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera." - Lewis Hine

    For years I struggled with who I truly was. As I have watched my friends and clients through a lens, I began to feel more comfortable in my own skin. Then, I became a mother to two little girls and my feelings of simply being comfortable with who I was turned into a sense of belonging and pride. I want my girls to feel and understand it too. I go without makeup-they still tell me I'm beautiful. I forget things, make mistakes and offer apologies-they still love me. They desire my eyes locked with theirs, my arms around their bellies and my kisses upon their cheeks. I will always fight my negative inner thoughts of imperfection, but today I will focus on them amidst the glorious chaos.

    Embracing the chaos. Glorious chaos!

    As I began to embrace who I was, I began to embrace my niche of photography. It was not intentional, but after encouragement from a few dear friends, I began documenting families within their homes. I lose myself in your moments while documenting in-home sessions. There has never been a time I don't find myself smiling or tearing up behind the camera.

    Children are most natural in their own environment. It's rare that a child walks by their bed and doesn't pause to squeeze a lovie and it's inevitable that someone will need a boo boo kissed or sat in time out. There is so much beauty within the walls of your home. Beauty of daddies dancing with pig-tailed/one socked little girls in the living room. Movie night tents and exhausted mamas sitting on bubble soaked floors while babies play. Pancake making and Saturday morning bike rides. Capturing your lives truly makes my heart sing.

    I would love to document your family just as they are!

Kayla & Celso…{Tampa FL wedding photographer}

In the length of time I spent observing Kayla and Celso through a lens, I came away with this….

“The goal is to laugh forever with someone you take seriously.”

Location and coordination: Cross Creek Ranch
Floral: Alta Fleura
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates
Second photographer: Niki Barnes

Location and coordination: Cross Creek Ranch
Floral: Alta Fleura
DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates
Second photographer: Niki Barnes

Jessica & Evan…{Tampa Bay FL wedding photographer}

Getting ready location: Innisbrook Resort
Ceremony and Reception location: Harbor Hall and White Chapel
Hair and makeup: Destiny and Light
Coordinator: Beyond Floral
Cinematography: Longen Films
Second photographer: Niki Barnes
DJ: Music on the Move
Cake: Publix

The love and support from Jessica and Evan’s families was evident and overwhelming. While the bride and groom were (and still are) serving across the country, their families pulled Jessica’s vision together for an absolutely flawless day! It was a whirlwind of a weekend for Jessica and Evan and I’m sure much of it may still be a blur. I truly hope these memories bring back some of the calm and beauty that surrounded them this day. You are both so loved. I’m humbled by your trust in me and many thanks to your both of your families!