My first experience in France was soul-wakening and life-changing, and I’ve returned a dozen+ times to chase that artistic high! Our favorite way to explore the city is with as few plans as possible, and I’ll never turn down a stop for café crèmes, a pain au chocolat,  & 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 will forever be my muse!

Ballet

The longer we’re married, the more I wonder how I managed to trick Matt into it- I absolutely married up. After years of waiting to be parents and navigating the adoption process, our two boys bring so much joy and keep us a constant state of gratitude!

Our family

Browse my ballerina series

Though I’m based in the Washington, DC area, my clients have taken me across the country and throughout Europe. My work has been published by many of our industry’s top editors, and in addition to photographing, I also have the extreme honor of speaking from the stage and teaching courses for small business owners and fellow photographers.

My husband, Matt, is my best friend as well as my business partner, and together, we love serving creative small businesses! We find such purpose in helping our clients reclaim their work hours, spending less time stressing over photos, and more time on the tasks that ONLY they can do. 


I love exclamation points & French 75s, have an addiction to traveling solo, and have read the Harry Potter series more times than I'll admit publicly.

I sort of... fell into brand photography by accident.

A friend asked me to shoot website photos for her upcoming rebrand, and after a few sessions, I was HOOKED. My background in PR, speaking + educating, and online marketing for my own photography business all came together to form the perfect storm, and I realized I was uncommonly good at turning intangible concepts into tangible photographs. 

I began to notice how flooded the internet is with bland and forgettable brand imagery, and knew I could do better. So I did! And I've had the privilege of working with some of our industry's best, like Katelyn James, Ashlyn Carter, Mary Marantz, and more. 

and my secret weapon is red lipstick.

ABBY GRACE

Hello, I'm

BalleriNAs

An Abby Grace Fine Art Series

I'd wanted to be a ballerina for as long as I can remember. When my mother enrolled me in classes, it was a literal dream come true! I danced for several years and that time in the studio 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.

xo, Abby

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red lipstick & Pearls go well

with my early-2000’s-rapping skills.

PEARL STUDS ARE MY GO-TO for both

cocktail dresses & baseball tees.

I LOVE A GOOD TULLE SKIRT PAIRED

with my favorite Chuck Taylors.

BUBBLY IS MY FAVORITE WAY TO CELEBRATE,

no matter the occasion.

FRESH flowers are my weakness,

yet I can't keep succulents alive.

IF it's French, I love it, 

unless it's escargot.

I'm not afraid to pair takeout

with a glass of sparking rosé.

I'm a chaser of morning light,

and a lover of sleeping in late.

I'm an impulsive traveler, 

but a type-a planner in the office.

I take a little coffee with my milk,

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

I'm a walking contradiction because ... 

NEXT CONTRADICTION

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

Greatest joy: watching Matt with our boys, Felix & Teddy

Things you should know about Abby

know about Matt & ABBY

A few things you should

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

Go-to cocktail: a milkshake 

He keeps the house running- without him, she’d always forget to eat lunch, and the fridge would have nothing more than pickles in it

Favorite movie: Moneyball 

Hidden talent: pop culture trivia 

Biggest lifelong goal: see a game in all 30 MLB parks 

Things you should know about Matt

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

BROWSE OUR WORK

Paris
Aix-en-Provence
Dijon
Marseille
Cassis
London
Surrey
Barcelona
El Puerto de Santa Maria


Where we've been ...

Normandy
Malta
Alaska
Cotswolds

Where we want to go ... 

Kauai
Venice
Rome
Vicenza
Dublin
Edinburgh
Amsterdam
Vieques
Vancouver

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

Wales
Amalfi
Lake Como
Salzburg

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