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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We have this tree that blooms these goegeous flowers...for like a day. Then it dumps them everywhere so the other day I made the boys rake them up. As they were getting started the oldest asked me if he asked could ask me a question.
After a big long heart-to-heart with the hubby and a restless nights sleep we've decided to put our forever home search on hold. We have this big goal to be mortgage free before I turn 40, which just isnt conducive with over-paying for a home...especially when any home that is where we want to be will need thousands of dollars of renovations. So for now we will keep saving, chasing other dreams, and loving our little red brick rental for a bit more 🏡
How I currently feel about looking for our forever home. 🙄 We have made two offers on homes we loved that didn't work out. Tonight we saw one we love, after looking at over a hundred other homes, and are making another offer, but I told our realtor the minute we walked in the backyard
In case you missed it...we are now booking mini-sessions. I know its July and fall family sessions are the furthest thing from your mind...but if you want to get a good spot, nows the time to grab one. Space is limited...check out the link in my profile. #minisession #utahphotographer @akstudiodesign
Hey there. Its been a while. Summers been kicking our butt, and not in a good way. We spent most of June with somebody in the family sick. It's cool when it can't hit everyone all at once but drags on for four weeks. But me and the kiddos are all sorts of ready to maximize the five weeks we have left of summer. So tell me, what have you and your family been up to? I'd really love to collect a list of day trip...so ready, set, go... #saveoursummer
I'm leaving for a week on Sunday to head to Arizona and have a list of about 83 things to do, so naturally I'm laying in bed picking a new outfit for my @bitmoji and settling in to take a big nap. It's amazing to me how incredibly lazy I can be sometimes...and how insanely productive I can be at others. Maybe after a good nap I can get a handful of those 83 things done before it's time to head to the summertime state 😎🌴☀️
Practicing my selfie-game while I'm hanging out at the studio waiting for my next cute client. 😆📷🤦🏼‍♀️
We've been playing hairdresser this morning, which really just means she has been pulling my hair for the last 45 minutes 💇🏻😫 She kinda does hair the way Monica Gellar does back rubs.
But I'm also sitting here thinking about all these things that she and I do that I don't really ever remember doing with my mom. Her styling my hair, me doing hers, playing dress up, playing makeup, dressing the same (capsule wardrobes at their finest) and so many other things. It's such a bittersweet feeling. She tells me all the time that she wants to the mommy so she can be like me. I don't remember ever wanting to play mommy as a little girl, so it helps me feel like I must be doing something right in her eyes. I am so cherishing this second chance at a mommy and daughter relationship.
Can I tell you a secret? Most days I loathe instagram. When you own a business and have a social media account it can be this never ending battle of trying to post the right thing. Can't talk too much about my kids because that annoys my clients. Can't talk too much about business because that annoys my friends. Especially with this account I feel a tugging at my heart lately to share more about motherhood. Cause you see I am kind of making it up as I'm going along...and somehow it's working out pretty well. So I think for now this space is going to be all about how I'm raising these little weirdos to be pretty amazing humans and all the stuff that happens when I'm not at work. My mom voice...in a good way 😉. So if you want the business tips you should follow @akcommunity. Or if you want to see the photography you should follow @akstudiodesign. But if you want to watch me making it up in motherhood then I'm happy to have you here ❤️
Packing up to head to the sun and I'm this excited about it! 😎☀️ #springbreak #vitamind #tanlines
If I were president, all restaurants would be required to deliver.... #whatsfordinner
The sister has a belly ache 🤢 so I haven't sat down for more than five minutes all day. Perfect timing when I have 4,378 things to do today. Oh, and it's snowing again 😕
Everyone in my family can't stop talking about getting a puppy, even my little guy who until two days ago was terrified of dogs. I guess @lucillalimon is a miracle worker when it comes to making people want puppies. So tell me, what is the best kind of dog for a family? Preferably the kind that don't become a moms sole responsibility 🐶
Hey guys! I just shot @adelaidekane from @cw_reign's bridals. Just kidding...it's just her doppelgänger @cassidyjessop. But for reals, I would shoot Adelaide's wedding any day 😍😍😍 #reign #maryqueenofscots
Who else out there is on the no muss, no fuss, no leprechaun hunt or green toilet water motherhood plan for St Patrick's Day? We did nothing except wear green. Holidays are just too much anymore for me. A few years ago our kids asked why we didn't participate in all the craziness. I told them it's because we aren't Irish so we don't celebrate. It's like Hanukkah, we aren't Jewish so we don't celebrate that either. They bought it so I'm sticking to it. #parentingwin 🍀🙅🏼