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Holiday Pet Portraits Atlanta | Cassie, Joey + Gunter

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at ABJ Photography!  Holiday pet portraits are in full force this month, and I cannot wait to share them with you!

I can think of no better way to kick the Holiday season off, than with these three: Cassie, Joey, and Gunter!  Just before Thanksgiving I got to hang out and create Christmas memories, and a few laughs with this pack.  Cassie is one of the models from the Atlanta Lab Rescue 2014 calendar, and she was back at it looking cute for her photo card session!  This time Joey and Gunter got to play along.  Joey is a beautiful and kind golden retriever, and Gunter is an eager pup who looks up to his big brother.  I loved Gunter’s bow tie, he looked like he was meant to wear it with his natural white stripe on his chest.  And, I am sure you will see more of Joey Claus this December…what a cutie!

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Holiday Gift Ideas from ABJ Photography

This year give the gift of photography to those you love!  ABJ Photography specializes in portraits of pets + people, mix and match however you like, we will help you update the portraits in your home.  Printable gift certificates available, contact me today to give a photo session today!

New-ABJ-Logo-600x600The second half of 2013 has been an exciting time for me as I transition my business to showcase my love for pets.  As a part of this transition it has been fun to help around my community.  This year I helped Atlanta Lab Rescue create a calendar to raise money for their rescue.  This calendar has been a labor of love…and lots of licks!  You can pick up your copy over at the Atlanta Lab Rescue website.  All proceeds go to ALR, and will help us save more lab and lab mix lives!


I am pulling together some ideas for the photographer in your life this Christmas, make sure to check back in for some fun ideas!

Dog Portraits Piedmont Park Atlanta | Alyssa + Winston

I cannot get over how beautiful it was on Saturday!  I met Alyssa and Winston, her 7 year old chocolate lab, down at Piedmont Park in Atlanta.  I was BLOWN away by how beautiful all the trees still were!  If you are in town for Thanksgiving- brave the cold for a walk in the park, it is still so beautiful!

We met in the park because it is a very special place for them.  These sessions are not only about getting great photographs with your best bud, it is about telling a story about this season in your life- so the park was a perfect spot!  As soon as I spotted them walking my way I could see Winston’s big labrador smile!  I love how they are always happy to see you!  During our session we played in the leaves, took a walk, and visited the dog park.  It is clear that Winston is smitten with Alyssa, and if you are a lab lover like me you know that very special bond.  

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I was so happy to photograph these two in one of their favorite spots, and I hope that these portraits not only serve as great holiday photos, but wonderful memories of the journey they have been on together!  Thank you to Winston for ALL the affection, even if it was only for the treats!

If you are interested in a photo session with your pet contact me above with the CONTACT button, thanks!


Grove Park Inn Wedding Asheville, NC | Nikki + Steve

We shot a wedding a few weeks ago!  It was the perfect fall weekend in Asheville, NC.  After living there for six years, and meeting my own husband there, it is always special to get back to a city that I still claim as “home”.

As you will see all over the blog, we shoot an exclusive number of weddings each year.  This may mean less weddings, but it also means special attention for each bride.   Leading up to the wedding we had an amazing engagement session, and it was a true gift to document Nikki and Steve’s wedding day at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.  I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their hospitality and kindness throughout the whole experience, David and I wish you all the very best in life and love!  I hope you enjoy this sampling of the images from your day, it was so hard to choose the photos for this sneak peek!

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I have to say one of my favorite parts of the day was meeting their new puppy Murphy!  Isn’t he the cutest!

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Baby It’s Cold Outside | Mason + Magnolia

The first freeze got me excited for the Holiday Season!  And MAN am I thankful I am warm in my home with these sweet babies!  Mason and Maggie indulged me in between ball fetching for a few photos.  The morning light was nice and warm, and they got a few treats for wearing the scarves. 🙂

Remember in these cold months to bring you pets inside and provide blankets and warn beds for them to curl up in!  They are totally worth the extra TLC!

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Nikki - They are just the sweetest! LOVE the scarves 🙂