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Every time I have enough time to shoot several rolls of film on a wedding day I wonder why I don’t make the time at every wedding. Film is just so dreamy. 😍😍😍 Special thanks to @meredith_kanbergs for whisking us away in a golf cart and off roading so we could chase the light. Xx #abiqphotography . . . . . . . . #bohobride #weddingphotography #healdsburg #healdsburgwedding #winerywedding #sanfranciscowedding #sanfranciscoweddingphotography #aristawinery #aristawinerywedding
When my brides trust me, we make magic . #abiqphotography
These are the pieces of your story. A story that will never happen again. #abiqphotography
I don’t even know where to begin. @abiqphoto and @becgriff.photography came over and worked magic. ✨ We have had a year. We are working hard and we love these boys and each other. Thank you , thank you , thank you. There are so many photos I love but here are just a few... #abiqphotography
Can we just talk about how nice quiet is sometimes? I’m not sure if I get my strength from alone time or being surrounded by people, but there’s just something about that quiet stillness that is so beautiful. Also, this photo and it’s little flair is killing me softly. #abiqphotography #abiqfamilies #abiqteach
First full day working with no shooting since June! Guys, I’ve literally been scrambling trying to get everything done while also searching for preschools for Indie bc his shut down with no notice mid June. You know, DURING WEDDING SEASON. Which means I’ve been pulling overtime after the boys are in bed to get photos edited and emails answered and stay on top of my game. I’ve also begun texting clients over emails bc it’s faster on the fly. Butttttttt today was my first official day back and I was so excited about my six uninterrupted hours to just hustle. And now, my internet is out bc construction down the road. And I’m trying to laugh and embrace this but I’m also hella pissed. So that’s how my Monday is going. How’s yours? Xx . . In other news, my couple had alpacas at their wedding and lots of tulle. Check it. Link in profile. ✌🏼✌🏼 . . . . Planner :: @whiteblossomevents Florist :: @uniquefloraldesigns Venue:: @camarilloranchweddings . . . . . #losangelesweddingphotographer #losangeles #camarillo #camarilloranch #camarilloranchwedding #camarilloranchhouse #bride #weddingphotographer #sanfranciscoweddingphotographer #classicbride #moodyphotography #moodyportraits #abiqphotography
What’s on your playlist this week? What podcasts are you listening to? I’ve been listening to all the melancholy music and @uncivilshow and it’s hella good but i need something in between the history lessons and the moody music to get me til school pickup. I have thousands of photos to sort this morning and I need something to rotate with. Help a girl out!!! 🙌🏽😘 #abiqphotography
Connie. 😍😍😍😍😍😍 #abiqphotography
I told my couple today people watching is my favorite as we were walking around downtown and then I realized in that moment with a flash - that I get to do that for a living and everything made sense and seemed right with the world. Minus the man in the Oval Office. It’s like street photography without being worried someone will get mad at you and smash your camera. In other news, this man was silently observing cocktail hour from the porch at Justin and Carolyn’s wedding and so I stood back and silently observed him until the moment was right. And I love this photo. So much. The end. But not really bc I blogged this wedding and you really should check it out. Link in profile. ✌🏼✌🏼 #abiqphotography
When Cece sent me a photo of her dress and belt I knew I had to find a way to capture all the movement. So thankful these two were willing to climb on rocks for me and embrace the Lana soundtrack playing in my head. 😍😍 #abiqphotography . . . . . . #bohobride #weddingphotography #healdsburg #healdsburgwedding #winerywedding #sanfranciscowedding #sanfranciscoweddingphotography #aristawinery #aristawinerywedding
I know square photos get more engagement, and isn’t engagement the whole reason we do this showing off our work thing?! But damn, it’s getting harder and harder for me to crop my photos. Also, I love this one so hard, exactly how I took it, wide and wobbly with all the feelings of nostalgia and wistful longing. The end. . . Does it make you feel something, or just me?! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Ok that’s all.#abiqphotography . . . . . . Planner :: @whiteblossomevents Florist :: @uniquefloraldesigns Venue:: @camarilloranchweddings . . . . . #losangelesweddingphotographer #losangeles #camarillo #camarilloranch #camarilloranchwedding #camarilloranchhouse #weddingphotographer #sanfranciscoweddingphotographer #classicbride #moodyphotography #moodyportraits
Carolyn didn’t hesitate when I asked her to climb into the bushes that maybe were swarming with bees a few hours earlier and I’m still like 😍😍😍😍 that the photo turned out exactly how I envisioned it. Carolyn my love, you are magic. Link to blog post in profile bc I’m still not cool enough for a swipe up. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️💥🖤 #abiqphotography . . . . . . Planner :: @whiteblossomevents Florist :: @uniquefloraldesigns Venue:: @camarilloranchweddings . . . . . #losangelesweddingphotographer #losangeles #camarillo #camarilloranch #camarilloranchwedding #camarilloranchhouse #bride #weddingphotographer #sanfranciscoweddingphotographer #classicbride #moodyphotography #moodyportraits
I’ve been listening to Cult podcasts for the last few months which is getting me in the weirdest editing vibe but also is the most interesting thing ever and so I’m rotating with Fine Frenzy and a little dash of T. Swift to balance it out. Also bc it’s almost fall which makes me want to listen to all the soulful depressing lyrics and sappy love songs. Anyone else feel that?! 🙋🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Currently in a melodramatic mood that’s making me yearn for open spaces and sea salt air and wind and crashing waves and that flash you get when you’re truly free. To be. Instead of escaping like the artist in me wants desperately, I’m posting this bc it reminds me how much I love my job and my brides and all the good in my life. Also. I’m not sure this makes sense. So I’ll end with what i probably should of captioned this. Cece, I love you. The end. #abiqphotography . . . . #bohobride #weddingphotography #healdsburg #healdsburgwedding #winerywedding #sanfranciscowedding #sanfranciscoweddingphotography
“If we don't chase things, sometimes the things following us can catch up." -L.M. Montgomery . . #abiqphotography
From the personal project @simply_ariana and I have been working on for the last two years. 💥 #abiqphotography #poetrytophotographs
she remembers this place . . . A photo from the collaboration project @simply_ariana and I have been working on for a few years. 💥💥 . . . #abiqphotography #poetrytophotographs
You’ll find me in the shadows. ❤️💥 #abiqphotography
Omg I love these two, I loved the sky on their wedding day and I’m ok with brides feeding me wedding cake becoming a trend from now on. That’s all. #abiqphotography
I have a section of personal photos on my website called “boys of summer” and taking photos for it is one of my favorite things. They’re the type of photos you take and love bc they’re quirky and beautiful and full of light and summer and then realize fit in the section and it’s this happy little surprise that always makes my day. I guess saying i don’t seek the photos out, they just find me is a better way of summarizing it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Also, when this sideways shadow hits our outdoor stock tank converted to swimming pool in the late afternoon it makes me so happy. In full disclosure, I will be attempting to take a epic photo of each boy here this summer bc that lightttttttt. 💥💥 . . In other news, I took the boys to the skatepark early this morning for several hours with one of my favorite mamas thinking they would be happy and worn out and could spend the afternoon watching a movie while I tried to work. And at the end of it Indie looked like he’d been crawling through a desert for a month and they were all crying for water bc we ran out and now, three hours home and they’re scream crying at each other and I’m wondering if 5pm is to early for bedtime?! 😖🤦🏻‍♀️ But back to this photo. . . Wolfie Moon | summer 2018 #stonewolfermoon #abiqphotography #childhoodunplugged
. You are light You are shadows #abiqphotography
This photo of Amy + Zack’s moms chatting at dinner makes my heart all 💥💥💥 . Also, currently pondering if emoji’s are used in sentences do they require a period to finish the sentence? Link in profile to this wedding on the blog. You know what to do. ✌🏼✌🏼#abiqphotography
I blogged Amy + Zack’s beautiful redwood wedding from last month. And it’s full of such life and hope, and reminds me that people are good. Link in profile. ✌🏼#abiqphotography
Amy’s dad was one of my favorites ever. ❤️💥 #abiqphotography
I like things dark. ❤️😍 #abiqphotography
I blogged a wedding the same month I photographed it. Which is basically the equivalent of hell freezing over. Though, with climate change, maybe that’s not as impossible as once seemed. 😂 Also, mom of the groom all full of pride and love killing me over here and making me smile even though school was canceled and my day turned into weeding the front lawn. Don’t ask. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ Link in profile. You know what to do. 💥✌🏼 #abiqphotography . . . . . #destinationwedding #destinationweddingphotograher #glenellen #napawedding #californiaphotographer
When I photographed @chuckcheezy and Steve’s wedding I pretty much died at the sweetness of their three daughters. Full of moments and tumbling down hills and the most intimate gathering of friends and family at his brothers home. Full post on the blog. Link in profile. #abiqphotography
forever young is in your mind #abiqphotography
. i do not want to have you to fill the empty parts of me i want to be full on my own i want to be so complete i could light a whole city and then i want to have you cause the two of us combined could set it on fire -rupi kaur #abiqphotography
It’s Thursday of a four day weekend, which means it’s technically Friday?! 🙌🏽💥 // edited with @logancolephoto new presets #abiqphotography
I waited for so many minutes in this spot for someone to walk by. // edited with @logancolephoto new presets. 😍😍😍 #abiqphotography
. . I longed for real silence the kind you can’t find but stumble upon in some cabin somewhere on a lake without a moon, where you hear the cigarette burn and the candles flicker and your mind dances alive to the symphonies in the black - atticus #abiqphotography
Give me all the moments please. 😭😭😭😭😭❤️💥 #abiqphotography
My kinda details. ❤️ #abiqphotography
My brides always have the best dresses. #abiqphotography
Still dying over this sequence of the most adorable flower girls ever. 😍😍😍😍 #abiqphotography
When dad gets married. 😭😭❤️💥 #abiqphotography
In between daydreams. #abiqphotography
I find myself in a balance of wills. A testing of strengths. To subcome or to rise up? What will be my legacy? What do I want to leave behind when I go? #abiqphotography #abiqteach
I dream of water #abiqphotography
I am a storm inside myself a wild reckoning #abiqphotography #abiqteach . . . . #photographymentoring #photomentoring #vsco
I kicked off this month teaching a mentor session with @becgriff.photography and I can’t wait to share some of the images I got and for her to share hers!!!!!!! Teaching is one of my favorite things and she killed it on her photos. 🤤In other news, I’m ending this month on a plane bound to Uganda with my boys for three whole weeks of no work and all play and adventuring and discovering. I can’t wait to see it through their eyes and I have half a mind not to bring any camera gear with me. Thoughts? Also, wedding season doesn’t officially start for me until May this year and I’m so excited to have this time to refuel and get weirder and flex my creativity. 🙌🏽💥 Also, I really liked this photo yellow, which isn’t my normal. But like I teach, art is subjective and we can do whatever the hell we want. This photo needed to be yellow. And, so it is. . . All that to say, what are you looking forward to in the coming months?! And should I get back to blogging all my weddings from 2017,2016 and 2015 or just stories them? 😂🤷🏻‍♀️🎉 #abiqphotography #abiqteach
I blogged this wedding with the dream team of @goldandgumption and @eeventsco at @sandrockfarmbedandbreakfast last week and it’s pretty magic and some of my favorite bridal portraits to date. Check it. Link in profile. ❤️💥❤️💥❤️💥❤️ #abiqphotography #film
I blogged a wedding and I’m a little obsessed with these two. Link in profile. ✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼 #abiqphotography
Who were you before the world told you who you should be? . . . My first phrase was “my own delf” which translates to my own self - or that I could do things on my own, without help. I’ve been stubborn, colored outside the lines and a rebel aka a misfit my entire life. I embraced rebel because it’s sexier than misfit. It’s the girl smoking outside of class not the girl with no friends. But it wasn’t until I embraced all of me, my rule breaking ways, listening to my gut over my brain and my quirky homeschooler, pastors daughter rebel heart that had no friends and no one who understood her that I FINALLY started producing work that felt like me. In a photograph. A tiny bit of my soul in each messy imperfection. . . . This photo is one of those. Imperfect, messy, and brilliant. . . So who are you? What’s your story? And how can you pull from it to produce work that stops you, moves you, and inspires you? I’m speaking at @photonative next week and today is the last day to register. Come join me? If I’m honest, I’m halfway terrified that no one will show up and equally terrified my class will be full, and I’d love to have some friendly faces in the crowd. And if you can’t fly to Utah on a whim to support my fears of being that girl again whose uncool with no friends in a jean jumper, #barebonesworkshop launches in February and I’d love to have you apart of it. . . . In the meantime, my computer is broken and I’m waiting on my appointment (more on my stories @heyabiq )and I’d love to find out more about you and who you are. So hi. 🙋🏻 Let’s be friends. #abiqphotography
I fall in love with simple moments during a wedding day, little things thrill me. Like grandmas hands, folded on her lap. I noticed them during family portraits and had to stop and snap a photo and she was all blushy and I told her she was beautiful and she blushed even more, and that’s my favorite part. Those moments where you show people you see them, that they matter, and in between get a photograph of grandma’s hands for her grandson to cherish. 💥💥💥 . . . Also, curiously interesting, i find it important to tell older women that they’re beautiful because they haven’t heard it in probably years, but i tell my nieces and little lady friends that they are brave and strong and smart because I don’t want them to think they are only their beauty. I wonder if I should call my grandma and tell her how strong and brave she is today? . . And lastly, i took this shot in film and digital and liked my digital better. So sometimes film isn’t better. Who knew!? 🤷🏻‍♀️😂#abiqphotography #vsco
How I felt today dropping my kids off at school after a two week break. 😂🙌🏽 Also, if you missed it, I blogged, and it’s a magic wedding. Link in profile. 💥❤️💥❤️ #abiqphotography
In between the holiday madness I snuck some time to blog one of my favorite weddings last year, link in profile. 😍😍 Also, I have only about two hundred more weddings to blog so if you wanna check in and catch up on my work every few days, there will probably be new photos. Bc sitting in yoga pants and eating Cheetos won’t pay my bills. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ And since the IG shift where basically no one sees anyone’s posts, mama’s gotta up her game. And also, bc i photograph fucking brilliant couples madly in love in the most gorgeous locations and i should be bragging on them. I really think my word of the year is cultivate. But maybe it’s Hustle?!. 🙌🏽💥❤️ #abiqphotography
2017 is coming to a close, and its engagement season, and I’m over here like... I probably should blog. 🤔 But instead I’m posting another detail shot because my feed was feeling claustrophobic. Anyone feel me?! #abiqphotography
I shoot details too. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 #abiqphotography
I find it easy to be open and honest on my personal IG but not so much on here. I never want to come off as unthankful that I get to do what I love, creating magic and saving memories for those who intrust me with their most sacred moments. I’m thankful. So thankful that my passion and my art are seen and valued and at the end of the day I get to contribute to our family and our home. But damn. Selling yourself is hard, and vulnerable and sometimes it feels like defeat and more lows than highs. Work / life balance is a lie and more often than not, it results in disappointing someone with never having enough time. I want to create and create and create from the depths of my soul and tackle that personal project that’s been too long on the shelf and get my hands dirty and howl at the moon and somehow find a way to be a good human and a good mother and live a good life. To garden in the sun and have lovely dinner parties surrounded by friends and family and live in a cottage by the ocean and dance on the edge of the cliff in the fog and not care about inquiries or bookings or about becoming irrelevant. Anyone feel me? Can I get a amen from someone in the back?! #abiqphotography
I’m launching another round of #barebonesworkshop this spring!!!!! Barebones is a online workshop that you can take at home wearing sweatpants, and is equal parts self discovery and photography:: finding out who you are at the root of you, and how to translate that into your work. There’s weekly videos of me teaching, homework assignments, one on one phone calls, portfolio reviews and more!! . . Ready to make 2018 your year?! Ready to pour your soul into your work and be proud of what you create?! . . . Leave your email, DM me or email me at abi at abiqphoto.com to get your personal invite and more details!!!!!! 💥❤️ xx #abiqphotography #photographyworkshop #onlinephotographycourse
“Oh my perfect kinda photo is one you can’t see my face” @debbielechtman I love you so much. 😂🤦🏻‍♀️❤️💥 #abiqphotography
"You are an amazing goddess of light and shadow. We look at the pictures every day and are truly stunned by your work!" - emails that make me happy. Rachel and Bryan's wedding was a dream 💥❤️💥#abiqphotography #film
Is home a place or a feeling? And more importantly, what’s it feel like to be home? #abiqphotography #film #boutiquefilmlab #contax645
Can we talk for a minute about Elizabeth’s amazing bouquet and this light?! #film #abiqphotography #contax645
Tell me then, what makes you feel alive? #abiqphotography
Ring cleansing ceremony. ❤️💥⚡️🔮 #abiqphotography
I want to frame this in my house. ❤️❤️ #abiqphotography #vsco
When your brides all I don’t really like normal photos and you’re all “challenge accepted!” #abiqphotography #vsco
These two give me all the feels. #abiqphotography #vsco
Just got my inbox down to 9, which is incredible in my world. Also updated my website a tiny bit, worked on a interview, and found two tamales in the fridge. 💥💥 Now in the process of deciding if I should have customer reviews on my website or let my work speak for itself or link to my yelp/ ect. Thoughts? #abiqphotography
Hey it’s Friday and my last wedding of 2017 was Sunday (heyyyyy @debbielechtman ) so that means it’s officially weekend season for me. 🤗🤗 It also means #fridayintroductions and I’ve been working on my new bio so, here goes nothing. Tell me if you’d be scared or charmed?! 😂😂 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 In case you're wondering::: this is me and this is how I do weddings. I've never been known for being a quiet personality and I'm not reserved. I create art and capture moments and emotions that will gut you, but I'm not that soulful artist who is silently watching and observing in the corner. Not always at least. There is time for that for sure, but I'm also your new best friend.( Not to be confused with the best friend who snuck into clubs with you at 17, but we'll get along just great too.) I'm the one you text at midnight when the venue is about to get shut down or when your seamstress puts hot pink beads all over your dress. (both true stories) We'll make gin and sodas when life hands us lemons and dance when the light is magic. I'll wrap you up in your veil and your partner will most positively think I'm crazy but we won't care because we know what we're creating will be magic. And it will be. It always is. I will not only cry at your wedding, I will also dance horribly and sing along off key at the top of my lungs. Now, whose getting married in 2018??! 💥💥💥#abiqphotography photo by @jennarae._ #allaboutthegirlabiq
One more shameless hey I blogged post because it’s about as likely as hell freezing over or #45 admitting he’s wrong. Also, raise of hands :: who else is counting down the days until 2020 and can’t believe we’ve made it this far? 🙋🏻 Link to Vanessa and Sam’s light and shadows filled wedding at a old train station in my profile bc I’m not cool enough to get swipe ups yet on IG stories. Thanks IG for reminding us it’s followers that count. 🤦🏻‍♀️ #abiqphotography . . . . #forloveandadventure #oaklandwedding #oaklandphotographer #bayareawedding #adventurebrides #bridesinthewild #graffiti #sanfranciscowedding #sanfranciscoweddingphotographer #oaklandbride #trainstationwedding #tildeathdouspart
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