Friday, June 19, 2015

Introducing >> Sweet Baby Ella

I love my job as a photographer! I get to spend time with the sweetest babies. Sweet baby Ella is just a few weeks old and has the best parents around! Her cuteness will make you smile guaranteed.

Meagan and Thomas, thank you for hiring me and trusting me to capture these special moments with your sweet girl. I feel like the luckiest photographer in the world to have captured these moments that will last a life time for you and your family! You're family is adorable and I'm so excited to watch her grow! <3 Abby

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Treats for Everyone!

Ready to cool down with some delicious summer treats? Here are some of the best ones I've found this summer and can't wait to test out! Who doesn't love a little something cold to bring summer joy?

1. Fruit & Yogurt Pop

3. Coffee Pop

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

3 Braid Styles You'll Want For This Summer

Okay long hair friends, where ya at? Who is with me on keeping summer simple and fun? Coming to you from yours truly Pinterest, I've found 3 of the cutest summer braid trends that will keep all that hair out of your face when the nice summer breeze is blowing or when that hot air is making you crazy enough to want to chop all your hair off.

1. Braid Bun Up-Do  - who doesn't love a good messy bun? Throw a nice braid on the front to keep it all out of your way.

2. Beach-y Braid- similar to the bun braid, just throw a simple braid to the side and tie the rest back into a low bun.

3. The Side Braid- this one may take a little more talent but for all of you french braiders out there this one is for you! Braid it all back and out of your way!

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Hamilton's // 2015

Catching up on blogging a cute spring session! This adorable family was just a treat to spend time with. These little guys have such adorable personalities!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer Travels

As I look forward to our summer travels in the upcoming month of July I look back on pictures from last year. As an excursion off our Albania mission trip we spend 3 days in Rome and I NEVER SHARED PHOTOS. What?! So in honor of upcoming travels here are some pictures from last summer's travels.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lunch In The Summer

So I'm no food blogger (or food photographer) but I found this recipe when I went to a cute cafe called Toute Suite. Avocado and chicken salad are two of my favs so why not put the chicken salad in the avocado?? Genius! So since then I've resorted to making this super simple and relatively healthy lunch quite often. So I encourage you to try it! Also, on a side note I made my first smoothie today for my hubby. Go new blenders!

What you need:
Chicken *cook your own if you have the time
Avocados *1 for each person

I don't use specific measurements but here is a good estimate:

1 stalk of celery chopped
1/2 of a small onion chopped
1/2 Cup mayo (add more if too dry)
Pepper to taste
Thyme to taste
Paprika to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl

Cut each avocado in half and spoon in chicken salad! Top with pepper if you'd like and enjoy! 

Oh and here is a cutie drinking a smoothie!