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

From start to finish, my experience with Abby exceeded all expectations. Communication for scheduling and working out details was not only clear and prompt, it was also enjoyable. During my family photo shoot, Abby was helpful, energetic, and a true professional. In addition to making every family member feel comfortable, Abby made the session fun, which allowed for some authentic smiles and laughs caught on film. Additionally, Abby's photographs are gorgeous! We were given so much beautiful variety in our photos, we simply could not choose and opted to own electronic copies of them all. Abby B's personality makes working with her a joy and her professionalism and talent has made her our only choice for professional photos moving forward.

"Abby is helpful, energetic, and a true professional."

Trish B
Farmington, MI 

Abby is by far the best photographer our family has ever used, and we have used many!! The memory of family photos is something that means a lot to our family, but sometimes it can be a daunting experience getting everyone on board and involved in the process, especially with 4 kids. Abby has the best energy, the best ideas and snaps the perfect shots. She can get my kids to genuinely laugh and then does her magic behind the camera. We used her for family photos, senior pictures and will continue to hire her to photograph our family, for life. I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone I can!

"She can get my kids to genuinely laugh."

Rachel M.
Livonia, MI

Fun! Energetic! Natural and the happiest photographer we’ve ever used! She took a very natural, “us” approach to our pictures. Who we are- in our own environment! My daughter, Brooks, was so comfortable with her and she was able to capture some beautiful moments! So many great photos – how will we ever narrow it down or choose…that many good photos with an almost three year old is pure gold in and of itself! Abby was professional, on time, friendly and very easy to work with! I was also pleased with how quickly we got our edited photos back! I welcome any phone calls/emails about our experience with her and we strongly suggest booking her for your next photo session! You couldn’t possibly be disappointed!

"You couldn’t possibly be disappointed!"

Cassie GoodbanD Portage, MI

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Portrait sessions are my JAM! I can never get enough of 1 on 1 or 2 on 1 attention, where I can be solely focused on you or you and your boo! If you want your portraits to look like the same traditional photos that every other person has scattered across their social media, I would probably keep searching. If you want your photos to look like ART that you can’t wait to hang all over your house, I’m your girl!! My speciality is creating unique, fun, candid, unposed moments that help show off your personalities, as well as the traditional shots that your parents will frame.


starting at $500

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You’re not out to replicate yet another Pinterest fairytale wedding or turn “I do” into a performance for hundreds. 

You value intimacy. Being present. Deep-belly giggles and stress-free bliss. You want your wedding to reflect who you are as a couple. Adventurous. Daring. Genuine. Free. Fun. Unapologetically you. You want your photos to be unique and special to you and I’m here to make that happen. While big moments are super important and will be well documented, the small moments you don’t necessarily get to enjoy are also important. I want to capture your complete wedding day in a unique and soulful way that allows you to look back on these moments and instantly remember the exact emotions and feelings of your perfect day. 

Let's write a story worth remembering, shall we?


starting at $2999

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What is YOUR family all about?! Does your family love going on bike rides or exploring the nature trails at your local park? What about getting ice cream in your city’s downtown area? Or even visiting your favorite beach where you spend your summer weekends? I want to capture you guys in your element - whatever that may be! Let’s jump on a phone call and start brainstorming the perfect day to capture family memories you’ll always be able to look back on.


starting at $650

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Whether you’re celebrating your grandma’s 80th birthday party, your baby shower you’ve been planning for months, your husband’s surprise 40th or the dreamiest 1st birthday you’ve been losing sleep on pinterest over, let me take the pressure off of remembering all the details you’ve poured your heart, soul and time into, so you can relive those magical moments for years to come! 


starting at $1999

- Alayna A
Canton, MI

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.

"i completely cried when I saw the final photos."

- Laura A
Birmingham, MI

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.

"she creates an experience of memories that will last a lifetime."

- 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.

"I find myself already looking forward to planning our next family photo session."

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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.


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


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!


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,

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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,

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