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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 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!
    ~Abbey

Sweet Melina…{Tampa newborn photographer}

Melina was the sleepiest and best little model for her first photo shoot. She was such a trooper while her Mommy and I played dress-ups. It was a pleasure to photograph Jessica and Michael’s wedding a few years ago and the ultimate reward was to get another call to photograph their precious bundle. Congratulations to you both!!

Lucas “Potato” {Tampa Florida family photographer}

Plain and simple. I love this family. I met Claudia and Ron when I had the privilege of photographing their engagement and wedding a few years ago and have kept in touch with them ever since. They are just too great to lose track of. Now that Lucas came along, we get to see each other a bit more. He’s a wonderful and independent little soul and loves his momma and daddy-who call him their “Potato”. We found ourselves singing the theme song to “Sponge Bob Square Pants” during most of this session since that’s the one thing he thinks is hilarious. I would’ve loved to be an on-looker on a bench this day. Bare with the blog…we are still working out the kinks and format. I just couldn’t keep Claudia waiting anymore.