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.


  • Message:

This little sweetie wants to hang out with me in my office while I do a little work this morning. And do
I know all the moms out there are focusing on
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?
#momwin - I loathe when my boys look like rag-a-muffins at church in their wrinkled white shirts. But holy crap they are hard to iron. You can never get them perfect. Solution...send them to the dry cleaners! We had them washed and pressed and they look great for a couple weeks! Totally worth the $3.00! .... And I guess I should admit that it was actually the hubbys idea, but still. 💡👔👌🏻
We are playing
Obviously, real into the game, and equally as into having his photo taken 😂🤦🏼‍♀️⚾
#brotherlylove (just not today) instead we had name calling which led to one of them getting punched in the nose. As a punishment I gave them crummy yard work (which seems to be my go to) and they both moaned through the whole thing. I asked them if they were having fun, if they were building character, if they were learning their lesson. The seven year old (under his breath) said,
There is still time to enter to win a free session.  Check out the details at @akstudiodesign 😘😘
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.