Once a bride, always a friend

One of my favorite parts of doing what I do, is being able to become friends with my brides so that even though the wedding is over I can still be a part of their story.
Once you are part of the AK bride family, I am here to capture life and love as it grows.

 

I knew I wanted family pictures after our newborn arrived, and I was so excited to know that Abbey had an beautiful indoor studio where my kids, especially my newborn would be warm and comfortable. Family pictures can feel like such a daunting task with kids, especially when they are little. Within minutes of our session Abbey, put my mind at ease, she was so great with my kids and had them laughing. She is such a talented photographer. She was able to capture such precious moments of my little ones, their personalities show through in every photo. I am so happy with how they turned out.





e first met Abbey when she did our engagements, bridals, and wedding photos four years ago; we became instant friends. It never ceases to amaze me how she can so effortlessly capture such precious moments in time. Thanks to her dedication for perfection, I now have many wonderfully captured memories that I will cherish for a lifetime.





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How's everybody's Monday going? I'd really like to be binge watching Poldark, but instead I'm binge answering emails that I ignored all weekend! What about you? Want to do vs. Have to do???
Hey there! Sorry I haven't posted much the last week. I've been hustling over at @sevensummerscreative! If you are a photographer, videographer, graphic designer or any kind of creative...come check it out! Especially today! We are wrapping up our #tendaysofgiveaways and there are some amazing things to win!!! #sevensummers #sevensummerscreative
....details are at 👉🏻 @sevensummerscreative
I want it all. I want to be an amazing mom and an amazing business owner. I want to chase my big dreams and to be sitting on the sidelines as my kids chase theirs. 
It isn't going to be easy, but it is possible and the longer I have been in business the more I have seen that there are so many others out there who have that same goal. 
Whether its photography, videography, blogging, selling an MLM, graphic design, or one in a million other options, we want to build something that can be a BENEFIT to our families not a BURDEN. I am taking a big leap to not just chase my kids and be with my photography clients, but to also help more of you who have this same big goal, this goal to have it all! There's no reason we can't all achieve the dreams we have. We just need the tools and strategies to make them happen. So if you want to come join us for lots of strategy, tips, blueprints and advice you can put into action...if you want it all too. Come follow along at @sevensummerscreative if you want this too!!! Let's MAKE IT HAPPEN 💛 (if you want to see the full video the link is in my bio - @mass.medium did an amazing job!)
Today's the day! Only 90 minutes until we start sharing 💛
It's just me and these three while daddy's off hunting 🦌🔫 hopefully some pizza and Netflix will keep everyone happy because this momma is tirrrrrrrrrred! #isitbedtimeyet #huntingwidow
I think I could dedicate my entire feed to all the beautiful floral I get to shoot for @overthetopevents.ut. Especially when it includes these two 👰🏼🤵🏻 @ingramhaileyjones @tannerjones12 @akstudiodesign #utahweddingphotographer #utahweddings #saltlaketemple #utahbridals #bouquet #josephsmithmemorialbuilding #templesquare
Raise your hand if you'd rather being doing Sunday than Monday 🙋🏼
While all the world is staring up at the eclipse tomorrow 😎, I'll be over here all emotional over my boy turning eleven. #eclipse2017 #birthdayboy #eleven #howdidthishappen
This little sweetie wants to hang out with me in my office while I do a little work this morning. And do
Hello 🍁⚾️ #fallball #baseballforlife
🤦🏼‍♀️ #nowords #thisgirl #gottakeepmyeyeonher #threegoingonsixteen
Me today...only not as cute, with a runny nose and scratchy throat. Game plan is to sleep all day so I can shoot all evening. Two super important sessions tonight! 😷😥😴😛 #norestfortheweary #momlife
Only two more sleeps... #bearlake #ineedavacation
Okay. That was hands down the worst. Seriously, the worst. To watch the light go out of my little girls eyes and to watch her all but disappear as she went completely limp was more than my momma heart could handle. I was not prepared. Thankfully, it was only about an hour of worry and panic. With that waiver they have you sign, I couldn't help but wonder,
I should be sound asleep right now (curse you Sunday nap) but instead I'm lying here wide awake worrying about this little sweetie. She has more dental surgery tomorrow 😬 and this time they are putting her under general anesthesia. Fingers crossed she handles it well and has a quick recovery 🤞🏻😥
It just hit me that summer is so close to being over, which means the kids will be back in school in no time. All you moms out there...you ready? Or wishing summer would last forever?