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Running a profitable photography business is hard. From building a brand, marketing that brand to creating an experience for your clients. It's a lot of work. But don't worry! I am here to help. I offer a handful of useful tools to help you grow your dream business.

ready to level up?

I went full-time with my photography business after doing it part-time for only 6 months. Within the first year of being a full-time wedding photographer, I booked 15 weddings and exceeded the salary I had at my previous 9-5. I earned 6-figures in my second year and I have learned so much in a little amount of time about running a profitable business.

I would be thrilled with the opportunity to teach you all the things I do to create an incredible experience for my couples. I firmly believe that it is the things that I do throughout their experience with me that has helped my business propel forward. 

Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the education I offer! I can't wait to meet you!

i have shot over 100 weddings in 5 years


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Whether you live in Alabama or California, my 1 hour virtual coaching session is perfect for you. Stay in your comfy clothes, pour a cup of coffee and let's dive into your questions. This one hour zoom call is an opportunity for you to ask me anything! We can discuss posing, workflows, client experience, Instagram marketing, pricing structures and more. Whatever your pain points are, let's discuss them. 

for the new business owner

One-Hour Virtual Coaching


I don't know about you, but I'm a visual learner. I find it most helpful to immerse yourself in a wedding day and see how it unfolds. That's why I offer day-of shadowing. Come with me on a wedding day and watch me work. Take notes. The week following the wedding we will hop on a one hour zoom call for you to ask me any questions. 

for the wedding photographer

Day-of Shadowing




"I am SO grateful that I chose to invest in mentoring sessions with Abby Bates Photography! She has such a depth of knowledge and will share everything she can to help you grow your business... she truly wants you to succeed! Abby has the most encouraging teaching style and I could not recommend her more!"



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Save HOURS of work by culling with Photo Mechanic. They make it easy to select and categorize photos from your sessions and wedding days. Trust me, you want this!

PHOTO MEchanic

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Editing made simple. I use The Archetype Process to edit my images. Looking to achieve that dreamy  film look? TAP is the way to go. Click the link below to check them out.



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No matter where you are at in your business, there is always room for growth. This is your year to grow. Whether you're looking to step into wedding photography full time, trying to navigate the in's and out's of Instagram, or just needing guidance on how to have better workflows, I'm here to help. Shoot me a message and let's get you on the path to success!


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