It is WAY too hard to go through wedding day images and not share them! Like these from downtown Wilmington. When planning with Lucy where we were going to go to take some pictures after the wedding ceremony she really wanted to head to Historic downtown Wilmington. Something I love about Wilmington is the right to choose…beach or downtown, ocean or the river? With the heat and the sun at 2:30 pm downtown was a perfect spot! Here is a sneak peek at our time walking the brick streets and soaking in the sunshine!
We had a wonderful time in Wilmington this past weekend! I started working through all the images, and I just HAD to share a few today! I am sure there will be many more popping up throughout the week…I cannot resist, I really can’t! This wedding was so FULL of LOVE from family and friends, it was a joy to be a part of it all!
WELCOME! Please let me try to answer a few questions as you search around our site! If you need to know anything other than what we have on our main page, or below, please email me by clicking on the contact link above or alana (at) abjphoto (dot) com.
ABJ Photography specializes in pet + family photography. In the age of digital overload, I want to give you beautiful, high-quality photography you can immediately display in your home – never to be hidden in a box or computer! I offer affordable photography in and around the Atlanta area. If you would like to including your dog in your photo session, family Christmas card photo, or you just want custom and professional photography hanging in your home – you are in the right place! Don’t worry if you do not have pets I can cover a variety of portrait needs, and I have several sessions in my portfolio for you to view as well!
What is “Lifestyle” Photography?
I consider myself a Lifestyle Photographer for a few reasons: I shoot in as much natural light as possible, and I like to shoot in real life settings. Life unscripted! This means on location, or at your home…typically outside. It is important to me to try to create a little time capsule with your images and I believe the best memories also come attached to an emotion. When we can incorporate your favorite locations, people you love, and things you use in your everyday, they help us tell your story.
What are your fees?
Any type of portrait session starts at $250 and includes: an on-location session with one hour coverage, photographer’s time and talent, post processing of images (including basic retouching), 30 high resolution images in an online gallery for download and sharing, photo release with rights to images for printing on request.
*please inquire for additional details and pricing regarding family and pet photography sessions
Weddings start at $250 per hour. Please contact me for more details. Click on CONNECT above to book your session today!
How do I know ABJ Photography is the right photographer for me?
ABJ Photography clients value portraits and photography as an important part of their home. Our clients want to have lifestyle portraits taken to showcase on the walls of their homes, and in books to revisit throughout life. ABJ Photography clients love to be outside, love to laugh, love pets, and to spend time with family and friends!
Where should we have our family portrait or pet portrait session?
I come to you! We can have your photo session on location: parks, the city, or at your home. We can talk though some ideas together and come up with a location that best tells your story. For sessions with dogs and kids it is often most comfortable for them if we select a familiar space. We can incorporate their world into the photographs. For sessions with pets it is also important to be in a space that they are comfortable off-leash and can show off their personality.
What is the best time of day for portrait sessions?
I love to shoot when there is the best light outside, and that is typically one or two hours before sunset. This time may vary depending on the season. Spring and Summer sessions mean around 6:30pm, or Fall and Winter sessions mean more like 5pm. Morning sessions are available.
Do you take studio portraits?
We do not. So sorry! However, we can create great environments for a traditional portrait. We just feel like the session needs to be a combination of traditional and lifestyle images.
What if I do not have a pet? Will you still do our portraits?
Yes! We do both mixed and individual sessions…with or without pets. We just LOVE to include them when we can! If you are including your dog in your wedding day, family Christmas card photo, or you just want custom and professional photography hanging in your home- you are in the right place! But, if you do not have a pet, but really connect with our images, I would love to hear from you too!
What should I (that’s you) expect during our session?
Each photo session will be around one hour depending on the option you choose (weddings of course will be longer). But no worries, this is a relaxed time-frame and I strive to stay as long as needed for great photos! We predetermine where to meet and many of the details, but each session is also wide open for inspiration! We cover a series of poses, but really strive for honest creativity in simple and familiar settings. I am always looking for moments in-between moments. Expect to laugh, and a comfortable atmosphere. We realize that not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera, but we know that you are comfortable with the ones you love and we draw on that during our time together! My goal is to make YOU feel good and feel confident, and to just have fun!
Can I include my dog in our family portrait?
Absolutely! We specialize in pet + family photo sessions! During our session time I will make sure to include family, pet, and combined portraits. My goal is to create images that will bring a smile to you each time your view them…dogs included!
How do we order prints?
Prints may be ordered on your own. We do offer print ordering, please inquire for more details.
Are you available to travel?
We are available to travel! However, we do charge travel for sessions outside of the North Atlanta area. We will not charge for the time, only federal mileage or rooming fees. This rate is currently $.55 per mile. Weddings more than two hours outside of Atlanta, additional overnight fees will apply.
Do you offer any discounts?
We do offer a 10% discount on all session fees to those who serve in the military. Thank you for your service to our country!
We also support the Atlanta Lab Rescue. If you are a dog lover, and would like to have your sessions benefit ALR, please let us know! All proceeds of your family photo session, with your pet, will go to Atlanta Lab Rescue. These sessions will help them save dogs, provide much needed procedures to lost and neglected pets, and get labs into their FOREVER homes!
How do we get started planning our portrait session?
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our site! Please email me direct with any additional questions or to book your session: email@example.com or select CONNECT at the top of our site.
I wanted to share with you all what we have been working on the past few weeks! No, it is not wedding photography, although we cannot wait for our next wedding…but moving! We bought our FIRST HOME and have been working our tails off. I took a few snap shots the other morning and put them together in a photo collage for you to see! I tried to NOT take pictures of all the boxes and piles, but of some of the neat details that I found that morning.
We will be back in action in a few weekends for a hometown wedding (for me)! I cannot wait… so please stay posted for that wedding and other images to come!