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Working With Abbey

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

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

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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I have been waiting and waiting for this gal to join the world. I think I was ready for her before her momma was. And I was so lucky to be there the moment she made her arrival. My plane literally landed in AZ and I headed straight to the hospital. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. I am so in love with her and so happy for her mommy and daddy. Just had to share a little peek of miss Riley....and can we all just agree that her hair is amazing 👶🏻❤️ @foilandink
I'm leaving for a week on Sunday to head to Arizona and have a list of about 83 things to do, so naturally I'm laying in bed picking a new outfit for my @bitmoji and settling in to take a big nap. It's amazing to me how incredibly lazy I can be sometimes...and how insanely productive I can be at others. Maybe after a good nap I can get a handful of those 83 things done before it's time to head to the summertime state 😎🌴☀️
Practicing my selfie-game while I'm hanging out at the studio waiting for my next cute client. 😆📷🤦🏼‍♀️
Welcome to my morning 👧🏼😫🤦🏼‍♀️
We've been playing hairdresser this morning, which really just means she has been pulling my hair for the last 45 minutes 💇🏻😫 She kinda does hair the way Monica Gellar does back rubs.
But I'm also sitting here thinking about all these things that she and I do that I don't really ever remember doing with my mom. Her styling my hair, me doing hers, playing dress up, playing makeup, dressing the same (capsule wardrobes at their finest) and so many other things. It's such a bittersweet feeling. She tells me all the time that she wants to the mommy so she can be like me. I don't remember ever wanting to play mommy as a little girl, so it helps me feel like I must be doing something right in her eyes. I am so cherishing this second chance at a mommy and daughter relationship.
Can I tell you a secret? Most days I loathe instagram. When you own a business and have a social media account it can be this never ending battle of trying to post the right thing. Can't talk too much about my kids because that annoys my clients. Can't talk too much about business because that annoys my friends. Especially with this account I feel a tugging at my heart lately to share more about motherhood. Cause you see I am kind of making it up as I'm going along...and somehow it's working out pretty well. So I think for now this space is going to be all about how I'm raising these little weirdos to be pretty amazing humans and all the stuff that happens when I'm not at work. My mom a good way 😉. So if you want the business tips you should follow @akcommunity. Or if you want to see the photography you should follow @akstudiodesign. But if you want to watch me making it up in motherhood then I'm happy to have you here ❤️
The golden boy found the golden egg 💰💰💰
20 second photo shoot in our same old Sunday clothes. Happy Easter folks 🐰🐣
This Easter morning I can't help but think of all that will happen when the Savior comes again. All of those who will be made whole, loved ones who will be reunited, wrongs that will be made right, broken hearts and broken bodies that will be healed, and a peace that will be all encompassing. I am grateful for this life and this gospel, and a Savior who died for each and every one of us so that we may enjoy the sweet blessings of eternal life. #happyeaster #heisrisen
Life skills via the brothers 🙄Pretty soon she'll be peeing in the backyard. #missivyardella #thinksshesabrother
Three reasons I'm over-sharing these lovely images tonight...first off today is @andyjackimiller's birthday and he is pretty much one of the best guys around. So happy birthday Andy 🎂! Second, pretty much any day this little baby is going to make her appearance and I can't wait! I'm going to be in AZ on her due date so I'm crossing my fingers 🤞🏻she makes her arrival while I'm there! And third, this week I'm shooting 16 of my favorite mommies in this gorgeous space and I can't wait to be here again ❤️ so there you go and enjoy!!!
Yesterday I was there to capture the tender moments of a dear friend and her children as they buried their husband and father. Something that came far too soon. It was such a hard day with so many consuming moments. There wasn't a single moment that didn't seem absolutely surreal. Today I woke up feeling as heavy as the branches of my favorite tree that is weighed down nearly to the ground with freshly fallen snow. I can't imagine what this morning was like for her and how the days ahead will be. But yesterday I also saw an ocean of love and support that I know will buoy her up as she takes these steps into the unknown. But even in the midst of so much heartache and darkness, I can't help but be so grateful for our Savior and that this isn't the end of their family. I know they will be together again and that when any of us are going through sorrow we can call on the Lord to help get us through these parts that nearly brake us. I have thought too many times of those who stood beside her and mourned with her. We are commanded to mourn with those who mourn and I know that she will find comfort, strength and peace in all the hearts who feel this loss alongside of her. I even think the unwavering rain yesterday was like tears from heaven that came straight from our Heavenly Father who I am sure mourns alongside with her and the pain she is feeling. I read recently there are times in our lives when we need to be rescued and others that we do the rescuing, and I just pray as I have watched the last few days unfold that I can see with eyes more open to those who need me and that I may be someone who can help lift the burden in their times of need. #mournwiththosewhomourn #familiescanbetogetherforever #eternalfamilies
So for what seems like years we have been looking for a studio...and I think we have finally found one 😍 but it gets even better it doesn't just have the potential to be an AMAZING studio but it would also make a perfect spot for small art studios/offices and co-working space for creatives and an amazing teaching space! Crossing my fingers 🤞🏻 And do you know anyone looking for an exclusive studio/office in Davis County but 10'ish minutes from downtown SLC? Would you please tag them below!
Have you met my daughter? This is pretty much it...dictator is literally the perfect word for her. She runs the show around here. But she is also the happiest, kindest, most loving and light filled person I have ever been around. Raise your hands if you are raising a tiny dictator too! #motherhood #toddlers #tiredmommy
My heart is so heavy to hear of the passing of a dear client and friends husband yesterday. I have struggled for the words and there are just none. Her life has come crashing down as she faces life as a single mom to four little ones. Please keep this sweet family in your prayers. I am grateful for eternal families, but know that she needs our support as her entire life is about to change. If you can, please donate to their go fund me account as this sweet mother begins to navigate this life alone. #linkinprofile #eternalfamilies #familiescanbetogetherforever @ldibble21
We live in this world that is so focused on money, so focused on success, so focused on attention...but really, none of that jazz matters or will really even happen if you don't first love people. You have to care about others. You have to want to build them up in the way that you can. Maybe that is through kindness, or beautiful photographs, or by helping them better their lives. There are a million ways to be valuable...we just have to find the one that fits us best. #jimcarrey
Packing up to head to the sun and I'm this excited about it! 😎☀️ #springbreak #vitamind #tanlines