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Working With Abbey

Keala Jarvis

Keala Jarvis

There was so much that I was going through before taking Abbey’s workshop. I felt like I wasn’t getting the right kind of momentum with my business. I took on EVERYTHING. I had a lack of inspiration and huge doubts in my ability to be a creative business owner. I put my personal life on […]

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Angie Blackburn

Angie Blackburn

I struggled with time management and taking too long to do business related things. I had no plan for my business and felt like it was all over the place. My family was being put on the back burner so I had enough time to do all my work. Teach me your ways. Abbey seemed […]

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Amy Hirshi

Before attending the workshop I was a struggling photographer. I was one of those people who said, “I do photography… like on the side, and I love it!” But afterwards and since then, I proudly tell people, “I’m a professional photographer!” and I live that way! I still work part time while in school but […]

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Meredith Ryncarz

I used to be so much more scattered and forgetful. My biggest frustration prior to meeting Abbey was that I would have post it notes everywhere and still forget things. I was a disorganized mess and I felt like I never had time for my kids which was part of the core reasons I started […]

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Chelsea Peterson

I needed direction to make my goals a reality. I was shooting just about everything, but trying to start specializing in weddings which is what  I was really wanting to specialize in. I had done multiple inspirational shoots to help boost my brand and just kept thinking it would be taking off soon, but it […]

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Breanna McKendrick

Breanna McKendrick

Before the workshop with Abbey, I was searching for more specific advice from someone who understood my local market and demographic. I was in my second year of shooting weddings and I had invested a lot of money into my photography education already. But truth be told, most of the larger workshops I had attended […]

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Yucky morning at the dentist means a day in bed with mommy and Netflix. #missivyardella
This girly is having some dental work today that requires sedation and this mom is a hot mess (they should probably sedate me too) 😳 #missivyardella
This girl has no chance of ever finding a husband who will be good enough. She is too spoiled by her boys at home. #happyvalentinesday #bestdaddy #singlerose
So this account is going to be changing some in the next bit. I'll be talking more about things I have done to build my business and giving tips and tricks that work for me...which I know if you are a photography client is aaaaaanoying!!!! You couldn't care less, right! You just want to see the pretty pictures. So if you are just here for the pictures, you should jump over to @akstudiodesign and follow along! And to entice you to do that we are doing a little promotion! Details over there in the first post 😘😘
This may seem strange, but this is one of all-time favorite photos of me and baby girl. Seeing this photo was the first time I realized just absolutely how intertwined we are. It speaks volumes to me and our faces aren't even in it. But our hearts are 💗 and I think that is the most important connection we have.
This little lady is celebrating her big three year old birthday today. I can't believe the time has passed so quickly. She has truly filled my heart in a way I never thought possible. She was our best surprise ever. I remember when we found out she was a girl, I cried and cried. I really wanted another boy. Then only a few short months later my mom took her own life, which created such a hole inside of me. So when Ivy arrived I realized that sometimes Heavenly Father gives you what you want and other times He gives you exactly what you need. Ivy healed my heart and gave me the chance to have a mother-daughter relationship that I have always wanted. She has over-flowed my heart and life. She is hands down the light and joy of our family. She always brings excitement everywhere she goes and I feel so blessed to be her momma. Happy Birthday baby girl 💗👶🏼
I've just spent the morning at my computer with tears flowing down my cheeks looking at the last seven years of this boys life. How has it been seven years already? I had no idea at the time how much this boy would consume such a big place in my heart. For so long he was just my busy, busy, mischievous, wild little boy who made me very tired. He kept me on my toes all the time. But now, now he is the calm of our home. The peacemaker. The sweetheart. He is my favorite shopping buddy, my favorite snuggler, and so much more. All year we've been trying to convince him to stop growing up, but he says he has to so he can get baptized which just shows me what a wonderful boy he is and how much faith in the gospel he has. We've been asking him what he wants to do for his birthday and he keeps choosing things that are everyone else in the families favorites. Yesterday he gave away all his extra class treats to others and didn't keep any for himself. He also told me he didn't need a birthday present because he was still playing with his Christmas presents. He truly is such a wonderful boy and I am so incredibly proud to be his momma. Happy Birthday Mr. Tripp! 🎂
Want to see who got married today? Head on over to @akstudiodesign
Anyone else kiss the kids goodbye this morning and do a little happy dance 💃🏼 I love having them home so much, but I also love routine! Excited to get back to our schedule!
Two things...if you are here to see the brides and my photography, you really should come follow along at @akstudiodesign and see everything my whole team is up to (plus that's where we will post any promotions and exciting things happening this year)...also if you are a photographer, designer, creative or anyone else following along wanting to learn more about building a creative business and how I balance that and my family you should come join my Facebook group AWAKEN with Abbey Kyhl (link in profile). I have big plans for the year and you won't want to miss what's coming up. But if you just want to see more of #missivyardella and the boys and our adventures you are in the right place! I guess that was three things...
A friend of mine did her last post of the year yesterday and said that in the new year she wanted to
Every branch and twig and leaf and tree down our street are so perfectly frosted. 🌿❄️ #winterwonderland
Princesses, princesses, and more princesses 👸🏼👸🏻👸🏽👸🏿👸🏼
That little sis is such a great gift giver...❤
When you get the Xbox you've been begging for for three years...😂😂😂 (let's hope he can keep it for more than a week).