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!

Spring Minis 2018!…{Tampa FL Mini session and family photographer}

Every time I shoot a wedding in this chapel, my shabby chic heart flutters a little. The natural sunlight and wooden pews. I’m telling you, it doesn’t take much to make my mind’s eye happy. Through my years of mini session experience, I have learned {my} mini session do’s and do not’s. At least what I personally prefer based on my style of photography. One of my top priorities is that our location must be in a natural setting. Not fake or built just for the day of the sessions and I decided to keep props at a minimum. I enjoy working with various business owners to feature their businesses in return for shooting on their property. You may remember the Greenhouse Minis last year and the Summer Ice Cream Minis a few years back. I am so grateful to Bonnie and her staff at Cross Creek Ranch for allowing me to feature their beautiful little wedding chapel. It’s a hidden gem and just walking from your car to the chapel is relaxing. Thank you to everyone that raced home from work, grabbed the kids early from school and rushed over on this Friday evening. Fridays aren’t always popular mini session days, but we did what we had to do to get a little, white chapel as our backdrop in the middle of wedding season. You guys always stick with me til the end and trust me, to which I am so grateful.