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  • WELCOME!

    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 them 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!
    ~Abbey

Lido Beach getaway. The Cho family…{Sarasota FL lifestyle family photographer}

Just a little mini vacay for the Cho family and while they were there, it was the perfect excuse to eat cake and celebrate mommy’s upcoming birthday.
The rain kept us inside for a while, but have you ever known rain to stop little people from climbing, dancing and eating more cake? We didn’t think we would be able to even get to the beach without getting soaked, but once again, Florida weather proved us wrong and not only did sweet Boey get to play on the beach (she was very concerned about this), but we got a ambient stormy sky while she and Fisher played. I love that my time with this family is becoming an annual tradition. Documenting families. Absolutely nothing better.