Abby Bates

Alabama Luxury Wedding Photographer for couples happily in love



fine art wedding and portrait photography

welcome to abby bates Photography

Abby Bates is a wedding and portrait photographer serving Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama with over 7 years of experience as a photographer. She captures timeless, elegant celebrations and milestones using film and digital mediums. She is deeply passionate about serving her clients with excellence and delivering refined and intentional imagery.

ready to grow your business

For Creatives

to fill up the walls of your home


to capture the joy and love


Whether you're a newly engaged couple looking for a photographer, a graduate wanting to document this exciting season in your life or a photographer looking to grow your business, I have something for you!

Get to know ME

I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama serving all over the south. I have a passion for serving others and truly care for people.
I have shot over 125 weddings in 6 years of business and have been featured in Loverly, How He Asked and other wedding industry platforms.

Wedding and Portrait photographer in Tuscaloosa and birmingham alabama

I'm Abby

Caroline + Michael

Abby was truly a godsend on our wedding day. 

callie + lee

If you are considering Abby as your wedding photographer, DO IT! Her calm and happy spirit is exactly what every bride needs on her wedding day. remember... your photographer is the one who is with you your entire wedding day, so their demeanor is important!"

jillian + josh

My husband and I loved having Abby as our wedding photographer! From start to finish, our experience with Abby was the best. She is super sweet behind the camera and helped us look our best! Our engagement and wedding photos turned out beautifully!

sara douglas + harry

Abby is an amazing photographer! She is extremely organized and takes all of the pressure off of the bride. Her photos are beautiful! (& trust me you will have TONS to choose from!) I couldn’t imagine using anyone else for our wedding day! 10/10 recommend! 

caroline + michael

Abby is truly AMAZING. My husband and I both hate taking pictures and are super awkward in front of the camera but we loved our wedding photos so much it was hard to choose a favorite! She is perfect at making you feel comfortable and poses you so you don't have to have any experience which we LOVED. 

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