abby bates

photography

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It's about more than hiring someone to hold a camera and snap a few pics. Wedding photography is about carefully crafting and capturing the moments of your big day in a way that beautifully tells the story of your love.

SOUTHEAST
WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

WELCOME, I'm ABBY BATES

ready to grow your business

For Creatives

fill up the walls of your home

Portraits

Capturing the joy and love

Weddings

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 instruct with confidence and ease, helping even those who hate being in front of the camera feel beautiful.
I have shot over 100 weddings in 5 years of business and have been featured in Loverly, How He Asked and other wedding industry platforms.

Fine art photography for joyful couples in love.

I'm Abby

Caroline + Michael

Abby was truly a godsend on our wedding day. She was not only our photographer (and an amazing one at that) but also a friend throughout our whole wedding planning experience! 

GET THE DETAILS

Your wedding photographs are the ones you look back on year after year. They are the photographs you place in albums for all to see. Your wedding photographs are the ones you show your children and their children. They aren't to be taken lightly. Your wedding photographer should document your day and the beauty of it as it unfolds, telling a story through imagery.

years to come

romantic photographs to cherish for

amanda + andrew

birmingham, alabama

'Booking with Abby was hands down the best decision we made when planning our wedding!'

sara + tanner

tuscaloosa, alabama

'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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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

as seen on

LOVERLY . THE KNOT . HOW HE ASKED . TUSCALOOSA BRIDAL . SHELBY LIVING

A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and I know it's easy to feel like a hot mess! Grab my free timeline to plan for your big day.

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emily + derrik

She went above and beyond throughout the whole process. I’m so thankful we have our pictures to cherish forever!

hanna

abby helped to make sure everything ran smoothly and made sure that all of the important details of our day were captured perfectly

edie

We had such a blast with Abby! I let her know from the beginning what I wanted and she made it happen exactly like that and more!