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wonderful wedding wednesday ~ shea’s stunning post-wedding bridal portraits

S23You guys.  I have to be up at 6:15am to go running.  {I’m a runner now.  I feel like I can say this because I’ve consistently been running for months now with my friend Deidra.  At 6:15 in. the. morning.  But that’s another blog post for another day.}  The only reason I’m not asleep already is because I was so determined to do another Wonderful Wedding Wednesday post!  And I’ve got less than ten minutes now to get this posted.  So I won’t even go on and on about how much I L.O.V.E. these pix!!!!  I’ll just give you the details.  We did this session just last week.  Shea got married just over a month ago.  Clearly, she is stunning, and God and downtown OKC provided us with the perfect setting for this shoot.  Enjoy the photos! :)S07S08S10S13S26S37backless wedding dressS46S48S53bride on oklahoma sky bridgeS66S74S70S76S61S64S56Shea~

You were seriously the most amazing bride to work with!!  I kind of wish we could do all your wedding stuff over and over just for fun, that’s how much I truly enjoyed all of it!   Thank you for choosing me as your photographer! 

Love you!

~abi~

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photo shoot ~ becca’s senior portraits, taken at my grandparents’ farm in iowa

B016Okay, I’m kinda obsessing over this shoot of Becca, for a few reasons.  One, she is the daughter of my cousin Kayla, who is not only my cousin but also my lifelong friend and partner in crime. :)  Two, we did this shoot on my grandparents’ farm in Iowa, which is pretty much my favorite place on earth.  And three, look at her.  She’s gorgeous! B003Becca was such a good sport and agreed to meet before 7am to start our shoot right when the sun was coming up.  I just love morning light! B012senior portrait with saxaphoneB031B053B036The backgrounds of every single pic here have special memories attached for me, and I’m sure for all of my Faber side of the family.  I just love this fence. :)B040B066B060B047B063B089B097beautiful senior headshotsB075B084cool senior picturesB091Becca~

You’re a supermodel. :)  I love you so much!!  Thanks for having me do your senior pix!!

~abi~

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wonderful wedding wednesday ~ a ring shell for shell

IMG_6569Some of my very favorite weddings I’ve shot have never seen the light of  day this blog.  The main reason this happens is that I have a really hard time narrowing down images to post here, especially from amazing weddings!  For example, as I was going through a recent wedding I photographed, I was getting overwhelmed trying to choose favorites so I decided to just pick favorite detail shots to post, and I picked fifty.  Fifty.  Detail.  Shots.  That’s dumb.  I’m dumb.

I always struggle with posting too many or not enough, so I decided to start this weekly wedding post on Wednesdays.  This way, I can post just a few or a lot, from one wedding or from several, or whatever my heart desires, all under the topic of wonderful weddings!  I know this isn’t a new idea, and I’m sure there are like seven thousand blogs out there that do Wedding Wednesday posts, but I’m just gonna go for it anyway.  I have way too many cool wedding photos languishing on hard drives.  I promise I’ll keep it interesting and inspirational!  After all, it would be a shame if I didn’t share my awesome clients’ hard work and planning. :)

The pix I’m sharing today are from the most recent wedding I shot, not even two weeks ago.  In fact, I haven’t even finished editing through all of their images.  Wes & Shell got married at Shell’s brother’s lake house, and it was a perfect, intimate, laid back wedding.  A few hours before the ceremony, Shell was mentioning that they were trying to think of something cool to use for Wes’s son to carry the ring in…I spotted this shell on a counter in the kitchen of the lake house, and had a light bulb moment: a shell!  So perfect, because it represents the lake and the bride’s name was Shell!  I suggested it and Shell loved the idea.  Yay!  I love spontaneous things that turn out to be just the right thing. :)IMG_6575Here’s to thinking outside the {ring}box.  ha ;)

~abi~

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photo shoot ~ sam’s one year old portraits

S12True story: this past Sunday, Sam’s dad Josh was holding him at church and I was cooing hello to Sammie like I tend to do, and he was smiling at me like he tends to do, and then he leaned in for the sweetest little hug and it totally made my day! :)  I decided that he probably loves me so much because I took such cute pix of him for his one year old portrait session. ;)S14Every summer, my church goes all out for our At The Movies series, and we always have a fun theme for our lobby.  This year, it was Legos, and I thought that would be perfect for a one year old little boy, so we took advantage of the props and did some of Sam’s pix in the lobby at church.  Since his dad is our youth pastor and his mama sings in our worship band, it worked out well. :)S24S36We also stepped outside for a few of the photos.  I just love this sweet boy!  I want all the hugs from him all the time! :)S42S54eAlso, just a little side note:  we took these photos a couple of months ago.  My priority for photo sessions is always to get them edited and sent to my clients as quickly as possible.  Sometimes there is quite a lag time between when my clients get there pix and when I do a blog post of them – if I ever do!  I’m not saying this is great, I just wanted to point out that just because I might not post a session for months does NOT mean my client didn’t receive their images for months.  Just so ya know. :)  Also, I need to get better at posting more of my photography stuff more often! S57Kaci & Josh~

Thanks for having me do Sam’s pictures.  I just love him and your little family! :)  You guys are the best. <3

~abi~

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photo shoot ~ mikyla’s senior portraits

M010As I’m sure I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I am originally from Iowa.  All of my extended family lives there {except for my grandma, who just moved in with me, yay!! :)}.  This is my cousin Mindi’s daughter, Mikyla.  I was seriously excited when Mindi asked me to do Mikyla’s senior pictures, because as you can see, she is a dream to photograph.  I mean, just look at that gorgeous hair!  And her beautiful face!  Add some horses and Iowa’s pretty nature setting, and it was pretty much impossible to go wrong! M008senior pictures with horseM013M023M032M034I have to give a shout out to Mikyla’s sister Molly for doing a fab job on Mik’s hair and makeup.  Also props to Mindi for being a great stylist for this shoot and selecting perfect outfits and accessories for Mikyla to wear!  {Mikyla is so not a girly-girl who cares about stuff like all that ~ she just wanted some pictures with her horses! :)}M039M050pretty senior portraitsM057After doing all the above photos around Mikyla’s home, we headed out to a nearby lake to finish up with the horses at sunset.  As is evidenced here, we used every bit of sunlight and shot right into twilight.  I loved it!  It’s not everyday I get to photograph a gorgeous girl riding bareback on a horse!M068M069M071M075M079M087M090senior pictures at duskM098bM103Mindi, Mikyla, Molly, and Maggy~

I loved hanging out with all of you for this shoot!  Thanks for all the help.  Love ya!

~abi~

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