AK__9338 - Abbey

Hey there! I’m Abbey! I love Disneyland, donuts, Greys Anatomy, Parenthood, lipgloss, kissing my baby, sleeping in on Saturdays and going on vacations as much as possible! As a busy mom to three crazy little ones, I spend a good chunk of my days playing legos, building my business, and hauling kids from one sport to the next.

When I am not hauling the kids all over the place, I am also the owner of AK Studio & Design. I never planned to be a wedding photographer. In fact, it wouldn’t have even been on my top ten list of possible career options. But I am so lucky that wedding photography found me. It has opened doors, created relationships, and taken me places I never thought it would. I also never in a million years imagined that I would be the leader of an amazing associate team! The AK Team is hands down one of the best things that has ever happened to me in my photography journey.

Having been in business for over ten years, I have had the chance to go through just about everything and to learn so much along the way. I can’t honestly say, I have “been there” to just about everything that students reach out to me for help with. Throughout my career, I have been down just about every road, and made just about every mistake…but luckily I’ve also had some pretty important moments of triumphant success that have given me the tools and ability to create a business that I totally love!!! I know without a doubt that you really can have it all, an amazing business and an amazing life, and I am excited to be able to share my journey with others of how I went from my business controlling me to being a total BOSS and building the business that made it possible for me to have the life I always dreamed of!!
As a student, there are three places that I recommend you start: First, join our Facebook Group AWAKEN. Second, check out THE AK COMMUNITY which is jam packed full of all of my speciality classes. Third, join THE AKADEMY to really establish that strong foundation and the strategic skills that you need to build your business while raising your family.
I am definitely a genuine, heart on your sleeve kind of girl. With me what you see is what you get. I am sentimental about love to the core. I feel so blessed to be in this moment. And I look forward to getting to know you and your story more!



Working with Abbey

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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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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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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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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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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