A photographer's role on your wedding day is an important one. It could be argued that your wedding day photographer will be the most important vendor you hire. Your marriage and your images are all you will have left after that day comes and goes. Which is why I know this investment is a significant one. I also know that the connection between you and I is equally as important.
On your beautiful wedding day, I will arrive as you and your girls get hair and makeup done. I'll be with you throughout the entire rest of the day. Usually I am the last one you see as I stick my head in the exit car for one final shot. This is why I believe you and I should be more than just a simple transaction.
I want to walk alongside you through your engagement season. Be there for you and cheer you on as you enter into this beautiful thing called marriage.
My photography business is so much more than just a way to provide for my family, an enjoyment and a job to me. It's truly a gift from the Lord. When I first graduated from college and started my 9-5 I prayed that the Lord would open a more purposeful door. And gosh did He! He has been so gracious to me in giving me Abby Bates Photography. I give Him all of the glory.
My hope in being a part of your wedding day or your senior session is not only to provide you with photographical memories, but also to show you the love of Jesus. The beautiful story of the gospel. That while we are all so undeserving of forgiveness, love and mercy, God sent his only son to die on a cross for us. He calls us His children and He welcomes us into His family. It's a beautiful thing to celebrate.
I am here for you not only to photograph these moments, but also to pray for whatever season of life you are entering into.
Details are one of my favorite parts of the wedding day. It's a time where I gather together all the special little items that help to tell the story of your wedding day. Your wedding bands, your invitation suite, your grandmothers heirloom bracelet and pretty florals are just a few of the things I use to create beautiful detail photos.
Florals are literally my favorite things! I tell my husband all the time, no need to take me on dates, just surprise me with a random bouquet and I'm a happy girl! I love seeing all the different beautiful creations that florist provide on wedding days! The bigger - the better!
I'm not just your wedding photographer, often times I step into the role of planner. While most of my brides do have coordinators to help with the wedding day, some don't. If you decide not to hire anyone, don't worry I've got your back! I'll chat with you a couple months before the big day to draft up your timeline and make sure all of the details are ironed out.
Is being a professional wedding cake taster a thing? Because if so, tell me where to send my resume! Ha! Seriously though, I absolutely LOVE a good wedding reception. The food, the cake, the music and the people - it's all just so good!