The AK Bride Experience


Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. So you want to make sure every moment is captured beautifully.

Other than your love, your photography is the only thing that lasts past the wedding day. So you want to make sure that you have the most beautiful images to look back on to remember every moment.

This day, this moment, this story is about the two of you...your smiles, your gentle embraces, your laughs, and your love. It's about finding perfect lighting to create the unforgettable setting to tell your story. To capture gorgeous artistic images that will become your most precious keepsakes.

But weddings include so much more than just the gorgeous images of the couple and I strive to capture every moment as it unfolds throughout the day. Your wedding day is about all the warm smiles and happy faces of the people who came to support you, tears of joy that are shed as you pledge your love to each other, all the details of the day you have worked so hard to make perfect, and everything in between. It's about the moment you slip your dress on, to the moment you hug your parents goodbye. The tiny moments that make up your perfect day are special, fleeting and perfect. Life is scattered with tiny moments of beauty and emotion, and my goal is to capture each one of those memories that tell your entire love story.

If you've had the chance to read any of the testimonials from my past brides you saw, I am sure, that I try to be really involved with my brides and help as much as I can. In my effort to continue that I have created a comprehensive guide for each of my brides that will answer so many questions you will have and walk you step-by-step through the process of wedding photography...and so many other aspects of your big day, that you might not even think about.

Having shot nearly 200 weddings, I have seen just about everything and want to make sure that you have all the information you need to have a completely stress free day and avoid some situations I have seen in my experience. And give you so many tips and tricks to make the planning of a wedding easier.

The bridal guide will also walk you through session prep so we can maximize each of your sessions and make them truly spectacular. From hair and makeup, to choosing outfits and locations, to my top ten tips for a stress free photography experience, this guide covers absolutely everything.



"She is a ray of sunshine, a breath of fresh air, and a level head amidst the chaos!"

Abbey Kyhl... where to even begin? She is a ray of sunshine, a breath of fresh air, and a level head amidst the chaos! I first stalked her blog and immediately fell in love. What talent! I loved her photographs, they expressed so much emotion. It is so important to feel comfortable with your photographer, you don't want to look forced in your photos! Well, comfort was not even a question the moment I met Abbey, she truly is a people person! I could tell she had a strong desire to connect with Carter and I, and to become our friend. I felt all nerves concerning photography melt away, and I knew we were in good hands. Abbey was always clear, concise and deliberate in her actions. She is proactive and makes sure to understand what you want and are looking for in your photos. I felt so relaxed at our shoots and on my wedding day knowing that Abbey was so skilled at her trade and that she would take stunning photos of the moments I wanted to remember most. She is an absolute joy to work with and you will come away from your sessions with not only out-of-this-world photographs, but with a new friend! Honestly, I could go on forever about Abbey, but if you take away one thing from reading this, it should be that you will never regret having Abbey capture the special moments in your life.

"When you think she isn’t watching, she will capture the most treasured candids"

When Cullen and I got engaged, one of the first things I wanted to focus on was choosing an amazing photographer. When we first met Abbey, she connected with us immediately and saw the vision we wanted! She was spunky, fun and outgoing. She made us feel so comfortable. She captures moments perfectly. When you're not thinking she is watching, she will take the most treasured candids. She has a way of showing true love through the camera! She let Cullen and I be ourselves. She truly cares about each photo by getting the perfect lighting and location. She cares about getting to know the couple. She cares about making everyone feel comfortable, while having fun and laughing along the way. She cares about every detail. She cares about communication throughout the process. She takes time to get your love story depicted through the camera. She will do whatever it takes to be positive the bride and groom are satisfied. She is there for you and your fiancée to make sure you feel stress-free knowing your photos will turn out beautiful. The best decision was having Abbey as our photographer. The memories we have from our wedding are captured through photos. These photos will forever be the best gift for me and Cullen since we can relive our wedding day everyday!

"She made sure everything was perfect and captured every little thing down to the last detail!"

Abbey is a dream! I can honestly say that there is no one else I would have rather shared this special time in my life with. Hiring her to shoot our wedding was hands down the best decision we have made. She is so much more than an amazing wedding photographer. She made sure everything was perfect and captured every little thing down to the last detail! All of our photos were absolutely stunning and she captured everything I could have ever imagined. I have gained a lifelong friend and I am so incredibly thankful that I had the privilege of working with her. I cannot recommend her enough! She is honestly, my absolute favorite!

"Abbey has an incredible gift of making you feel so comfortable and beautiful while she's working.."

When I was trying to decide on a wedding photographer, all I had to do was look at Abbey's pictures to know that there was something special about her. As the day of our first shoot approached, I was nervous because I'm not an experienced picture taker and I didn't want that to show. My worrying was pointless though! Abbey has an incredible gift of making you feel so comfortable and beautiful while she's working. Our pictures captured our true relationship because it was so easy to instantly open up to her. That's the magic behind Abbey's talent. When she takes a picture, she captures the emotion behind it. That is a priceless gift and I will forever be grateful to Abbey for giving us such clear memories of how we felt before and during our wedding, not just the things we did. She is incredible!

"Looking back through our wedding photos is like re-living our special day and it is priceless."

Working with Abbey was fun, laid-back, and exciting all at the same time! My favorite part about working with Abbey was knowing that I was going to love the images she would capture. Her talent for making a connection with brides on a personal level and photographing beautifully makes her brand incredibly unique. Looking back through our wedding photos is like re-living our special day and it is priceless. I will recommend her to all future brides I come into contact with because I can trust that they will love their photos as much as I love mine.

"We knew we could count on her."

From all the wedding advice I received upon my engagement the best by far was to be selective about your wedding photographer. While some things only last for the 'big day' your pictures will last forever. My husband and I could not have been more thrilled working with Abbey and the memories we received. She was a blast to work with and set our minds at easy during stressful moments. We knew we could count on her. We had some newly blended families at our wedding and we were so impressed with Abbey and the time she took before hand to know who was who and not make anything awkward. We love her and can't wait to work with her again!"

"I love how our wedding photos will look timeless for years to come."

We loved working with Abbey! My fiance was not looking forward to taking pictures, but she made it so fun and he really enjoyed our sessions with her! She took the time to figure out what style I was imagining, looked through my Pinterest wedding boards and got every photo I wanted! I love her clean photography style, and I love how our wedding photos will look timeless for years to come. After the wedding day, we got several comments from friends and relatives about how impressed they were with how she handled the wedding day. I've heard of group pictures being really stressful with so many people at the temple, but I was never stressed! She was organized, orderly, and knew the most efficient ways to get all of the group pictures done quickly without confusion. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!

"Abbey was there from the beginning to end!"

Abbey was there from the beginning to end! She was able to see my vision for what I wanted and totally made it happen! Both me and my husband loved working with her because she was so fun to shoot with and helped us act completely natural and relaxed.

"In every session she made us feel so comfortable"

I loved having Abbey as our photographer! In every session she made us feel so comfortable, so we were able to get shots that really showed who we were as a couple. And her edits are beautiful! We were so happy we chose someone who was able to capture every detail of our wedding day with such talent. The photos are priceless. If we had to do it over again, we would choose Abbey in a second!

"She takes stress off the brides' shoulders and is much more than a photographer, but a friend!"

Abbey Kyhl is the way to go no doubt. I value talent and Abbey Kyhl is exactly that. She is very personable and fun to work with. She takes stress off the brides' shoulders and is much more than a photographer, but a friend!

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As a couple just getting started in your journey through life you may not yet realize this, but when it comes to your family history, one of the first significant heirloom pieces you will personally create is your wedding album.

The wedding album is more than just a collection of pictures. It’s a story. And as your wedding photographer, I will play the part of the storyteller. I make sure that all the significant events, details, emotions, and loved ones on your wedding day are perfectly captured. They document one of the most important events of your lives and place them into the pages of a wedding album for future generations.

Remember that items of great importance are handed down from generation to generation as important keepsakes of a family’s past. They play an important role in maintaining the family history by keeping the memories alive of those who once occupied a place in it. A wedding album will ensure that your family history is kept alive as it is passed down.