My first experience in France was soul-wakening and life-changing, and I’ve returned again & again to chase that artistic high! My favorite way to explore the city is with as few plans as possible, and I’ll never turn down stopping at a local restaurant for a café crème & a bit of people watching.

Paris

I love photographing ballerinas as a way to stay inspired & as a reminder of where it all began for me. Whether it's a night at the Kennedy Center or tulle-clad portraits in the city, ballet is definitely my muse!

Ballet

The longer we’re married, the more I wonder how I managed to trick him into marrying me. I see love through the rose-colored glasses of humble pursuit and ardent admiration, because that is how I came to be loved by him. Five and half years down, 100 to go.

Our love story

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Hello, I'm

& red lipstick makes me feel invincible.

I’m an international wedding photographer, bewitched by documenting authentic love for the classic, old-school chic couple in love.

Based just outside Washington, DC with my college sweetheart Matt, we’re a husband & wife team committed to enriching & extending the life of any given marriage through the use of photography. I’m the artist, he’s the strategist. I’m the dreamer, he’s the implementer.

I’ve been a wedding photographer for nearly seven years now, and have had the joy of shooting across the globe, from Manhattan Beach, California to Chianti, Italy. And yet no matter how many new places I visit, inspiration always hits the hardest when exploring my favorite classic locations in some of the world’s most iconic cities like Manhattan, Paris, London, and DC.

Outside of our lives as business partners, we’re also movie buffs, road trip aficionados, rescue pup parents, and Nationals baseball fans, and on any given Friday night you’ll likely find us on a date (whether that’s out at Ted’s Bulletin or curled up on the couch)!

ABBY GRACE

I love exclamation points & French 75's, have an 
addiction to traveling the world, and if I were to 
guess my Hogwarts house? I’d be in Ravenclaw

BalleriNAs

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An Abby Grace Fine Art Series

"I'd wanted to be a ballerina for as long as I can remember. When my mom enrolled me in classes, it was a literal dream come true for me! I danced for several years and it left an indelible impact on me. Photographing ballerinas is a means of inspiration and artistic expression; for me, it's the ultimate embodiment of classic femininity."

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red lipstick & Pearls go well

with my early-2000’s-rapping skills

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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PEARL STUDS ARE MY GO-TO for both

cocktail dresses & baseball tees.

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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I LOVE A GOOD TULLE SKIRT PAIRED

with my favorite Chuck Taylors

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BUBBLY IS MY FAVORITE WAY TO CELEBRATE,

no matter the occasion.

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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FRESH flowers are my weakness,

yet I can't keep succulents alive.

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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IF it's French, I love it, 

unless it's escargot.

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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I'm not afraid to pair takeout

with a glass of sparking rose´.

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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I'm a chaser of morning light,

and a lover of sleeping in late.

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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I'm an impulsive traveler, 

but a type-a planner in the office.

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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I take a little coffee with my milk,

 (because I don’t actually like the taste).

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

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She speaks in movie quotes and song lyrics 

Go-to cocktail: French 75

She’s read all seven Harry Potter books more times than she’ll admit publicly, and sees a little bit of magic wherever she goes.

Favorite movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Hidden talent: spitting early 2000’s rap

Our Corgi mix, Lily, likes her just a little bit more than him

Things you should know about Abby

know about Matt & ABBY

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MATT

A few things you should

He’s a trivia master, and could almost definitely beat you at Jeopardy

Go-to cocktail: Old Fashioned

He keeps the house running- without him, she’d always forget to eat lunch, and they’d never be on time for anything social

Favorite movie: Moneyball 

Hidden talent: pop culture trivia 

Their Shepherd/Boxer mix, Sirius, likes him just a little bit more than her

Things you should know about Matt

SEE WHERE WE'VE BEEN

know about Matt & ABBY

A few things you should

Paris, France
Aix-en-Provence, France
Dijon, France
Marseille, France
Tours, France
Cassis, France
London, England
Surrey, England
Stamford, England


Where we've been ...

Normandy, France
Malta, Italy
Kauai, Hawaii
Cotswolds, England

Where we want to go ... 

Chianti, Italy
Venice, Italy
Rome, Italy
Vicenza, Italy
Dublin, Ireland
Doolin, Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vieques, Puerto Rico

"OH, THE PLACES
we'VE BEEN & HAVE YET TO GO ... "

Wales, England
Amalfi, Italy
Lake Como, Italy
Salzburg, Austria

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