Investing in a photographer that is going to make your creative vision come to life is what’s really important. It's not just about the finished product, it's about the entire experience: the fun you have while taking photos, the energy you experience during your session, the beauty you feel while having the lens pointed at you, and the confidence you have in them to capture every last detail. When you invest in me as your photographer, I can promise you all of that, and a whole lot more.
not just photos
Creating experiences for you
- Alayna A
I had the absolute pleasure of having Abby as my wedding photographer and am beyond impressed with not only how the photos turned out, but how amazing she was the day of the wedding. She totally took control and was PERFECT with timing the entire day. Besides even just being a fabulous photographer, her energy was amazing and she was such a support to me and the entire bridal party all day. She was helping everyone where she could, all while capturing the day and all it’s vibes so beautifully. Whatever we wanted to do, she was on board and happy to do it. I completely cried when I saw the final photos— it was like reliving the entire day and it was so special. Abby is a real gem and I feel so blessed to have these amazing photos we will treasure forever.
- Laura A
Abby Bartes does more than just capture your picture on film; she creates an experience of memories that will last a lifetime. Abby also has a natural eye for finding landscapes that compliment the beauty of your pictures. Her bubbly personality helps to put you at ease right from the start, which shows through in the finished product. It is amazing how these three combined attributes, in my opinion, make Abby the BEST photographer that I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
- Monica L.
West Bloomfield, MI
Abby helped with outfit choices, suggested so many fun poses, really knew how to work with the changing lighting, and kept us laughing the whole time; giving us all that natural look- no forced smiles or poses in this family, hooray! Additionally, it was incredible that we received ALL of the pictures she took- we didn’t have to spend hours deciding on our favorites because we received all the images from the shoot.
Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Abby is fortunate. She’s got a warm and casual approach and her pictures are stunning. I find myself already looking forward to planning our next family photo session.
Once you’ve received the images, it’s time to post them!! I ask that you tag me in the photo so I can share them on my story and hype you up in the comments. Please do not crop or edit any of the photos I’ve published. If I see any photos have been manipulated in any way, I will unfortunately ask you to take them down, which will make things really weird and sad after such a fantastic day. If you’d like to leave a review of your experience you can leave one here.
5. POST POST POST
After our shoot, the editing and retouching process begins. This can take up to 2 weeks for couples & portraits, and up to 2 months for weddings & elopements. Once the photos are done, I will send your gallery link where you can download them all onto your laptop or phone! You can also send the link to ALL of your friends and family so they can obsess over how good you look. You can also order prints through the gallery link!
This is my most FAVORITE part of the process. We meet at our set location on our planned date and the magic begins! There will be laughing, dancing and a whole lot of fun. You’ll get little sneak peaks of your gorgeous photos through the session and you will leave with the warmest fuzzy feeling in your heart and WHOLE lot of excitement to see your the photos
3. SHOOT TIME!!!
Once I’ve read your contact form, we will discuss a date and potential location(s) that best fit what you have in mind! I will send over a contract, questionnaire, and invoice. Once those have been completed and your 50% deposit has been paid, you are officially BOOKED! wooohooo!
2. CHOOSE A DATE & LOCATION
Fill out my contact form with what you’re looking for in a shoot, and if you have any questions and I will get back to you with more information and package options,
1. inquire and PICK OUT A PACKAGE
Below are the steps to booking a shoot and the whole process. If you have any questions be sure to check out the FAQs or shoot me a message,