abby bates photography

The average bride is engaged 9-14 months. This could go one of two ways. You could book me as your photographer, have me shoot your engagement session and then not see or hear from me again until your wedding day. OR (spoiler alert: this is the way I do things) you could hire me as your wedding photographer, hang out with me at your engagement session and hear from me all throughout your engagement season and feel like besties come wedding day. Needless to say, I am not just here to be another vendor. I am here to walk with you through this season of life, encourage you through the stressful times, hear from you when you buy your dress, walk you through the wedding day timeline, and cheer you on as you and your soon-to-be hubby walk into this beautiful thing called marriage!

"i'm not just here to be another vendor"

the wedding experience

starting at $3,750

The base wedding package includes up to 8 hours of shooting, two photographers, an online viewing gallery and a wedding preparation guide.Albums and additional hours are included in the large packages.

PERFECT FOR A FULL DAY CELEBRATION

weddings

Process

tell me about the

One.

I firmly believe in the connection between a bride and her photographer. I am not only there to take gorgeous wedding day photos, but to support you, guide you and encourage you throughout the entire process. Abby Bates Photography brides want joy-filled photos along with a personal relationship with me. They are looking for more than just photos, they are looking for an experience. 

get in touch and book a call

Two.

Yay! We hopped on the phone and talked  about your vision for your big day and now you want to book! I'll send you a contract electronically for you to sign along with information on how to put down your deposit. Now that you are officially an Abby Bates Bride, it's time to get to the fun stuff...

Save the date with a deposit

Three.

After you book, we'll schedule your engagement session. Shy in front of the camera? Groom not looking forward to it? Don't you worry! I will teach you guys everything and make it so much fun! I guarantee you will be pros by the first 20 minutes! After your session, I'll send you an online gallery of all of your photos for you to share however you'd like!

Engagement session

Four.

Once we are two months away from your big day, we will begin drafting your personal day-of timeline. I pride myself in creating timelines that give you a stress-free and relaxing day while allowing ample amount of time to capture every bit of it. We can make slight adjustments over the next couple months and have it finalized and sent to all vendors the week before the wedding!

timeline creation

Five.

It's here! All your hard work and planning is complete and it is time for you to relax, enjoy and let us get to work! I believe in telling the full story of the day. Starting with hair and makeup and ending with a sparkler send off. My favorite time is Bride & Groom portraits. I set aside a solid 45-60 minutes of just portrait time for you guys. I send you a sneak peak of your gorgeous day the night-OF the wedding, because I know you want to post it! 

your wedding day!

Six.

After your wedding day is over, you will receive an online gallery of all of your wedding day photos, hundreds and hundreds of them. I suggest getting in your comfy clothes and sitting down with a glass of wine the night that their gallery goes live and enjoy reliving your wedding day through your images!

the final product

- caroline and brad

"We had Abby travel to our destination wedding in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida because we had seen her work and fallen in love with her style. Little did we know that we would fall in love her as a person too! The most important day of our lives just would not have been the same without her. My husband and I have never felt so comfortable in front of the camera, she knew exactly how to get “the shot” for every little detail of our wedding. Most amazing photographer in the WORLD!"

- Anna and Rhoades

"I can't say enough just how much joy Abby brought to our wedding day! My husband and I couldn't stop smiling, even when we weren't taking pictures! Abby is also extremely professional and knowledgeable, which helped the day go off without a hitch. Not to mention, her work is some of the best in the industry. My friends and family can't stop talking about our pictures! Thank you, Abby, for making the best day of our lives even better!"

The hardest thing i have to do is turn brides away. either i am not available for their wedding date or i am out of their budget. Now, I don't have to. The Abby bates Associate program allows for brides to receive the same client experience, editing style and care as any of my couples.

the abby bates associate program

Meet Jenny

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Jenny and her husband Riggs now call Birmingham home. Having been here for about three years now, they love the city and the people. Jenny loves all things cozy, all things coffee and has a minor obsession with Gilmore Girls!

Jenny has over 8 years of professional photography experience and loves shooting families and weddings. Her and I met and instantly connected. I knew I wanted to have Jenny be apart of my team. With me only being able to take on so many weddings a year, Jenny became the perfect fit for an associate photographer. I've trained her to take on wedding days just as I would.

She cares for her clients and every little moment of their wedding day. She poses with grace, instructs with joy and truly makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. 

Process

tell me about the

One.

Even with the Abby Bates Associate Program, all of my couples still receive an initial consultation with me. Shoot me an email letting me know that you are interested and we can schedule a time to hop on the phone and chat through your wedding day. First thing I will do is make sure that my associate photographer, Jenny, is available for your date before we move forward.

get in touch and book a call

Two.

Yay! We hopped on the phone and talked  about your vision for your big day and now you want to book! I'll send you a contract electronically for you to sign along with information on how to put down your deposit. Now that you are officially an Abby Bates Bride, it's time to get to the fun stuff...

Save the date with a deposit

Three.

After you book, we'll schedule your engagement session. Shy in front of the camera? Groom not looking forward to it? Don't you worry! Jenny has been trained by me to pose you just like I would. I guarantee you will be pros by the first 20 minutes! After your session, I'll send you an online gallery of all of your photos (edited by me) for you to share however you'd like!

Engagement session

Four.

Once we are two months away from your big day, we will begin drafting your personal day-of timeline. I pride myself in creating timelines that give you a stress-free and relaxing day while allowing ample amount of time to capture every bit of it. We can make slight adjustments over the next couple months and have it finalized and sent to all vendors the week before the wedding!

timeline creation

Five.

It's here! All your hard work and planning is complete and it is time for you to relax, enjoy and let us get to work! Jenny will be the lead photographer for your wedding day along with a second shooter. Starting with hair and makeup and ending with a sparkler send off. I send you a sneak peak of your gorgeous day the following week, because I know you want to post it! 

your wedding day!

Six.

After your wedding day is over, you will receive an online gallery of all of your wedding day photos (edited by me), hundreds and hundreds of them. I suggest getting in your comfy clothes and sitting down with a glass of wine the night that their gallery goes live and enjoy reliving your wedding day through your images!

the final product

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Thank You!

For detailed rates and availability, please send me a message and I'll be back in touch shortly. I can't wait to hear from you!

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