I believe life deserves to be captured in a real and beautiful way. I look for the in-between moments, the giggles, the way he looks at you when you don’t realize, and I freeze that in time. My photography style is elegant and authentic because you deserve magazine worthy images that feel just like you. I believe your images should be a reflection of who you are, so at the core of my experience, I want to get to know you. And when you are in front of my camera, I'll invite you to relax and focus on each other as I walk you through every step of the process. You'll forget you are even being photographed as I capture those precious, candid moments that naturally happen between two people madly in love.
For the bride and groom who want to remember how their wedding day felt for the rest of their lives
You'll spend more time with your wedding photographer than anyone else on your wedding day, so it extremely important that you trust and enjoy whomever you book! Before you sign anything, we'll sit down over a cup of coffee and get to know each other. You'll have the opportunity to ask me anything, and I will share more about what you can expect as an A. B. Bride. I cannot wait to hear all about you and your wedding vision!
Note: Many of my brides are all over the country, or even further abroad. If we cannot meet in person, then we'll set up a time for a FaceTime call!
Pop the champagne! We're a perfect fit and it is time to make it official! Once I have a signed contract and 25% retainer, your wedding date will be secured — officially and exclusively yours!
I believe that I can serve my brides and grooms best if I am able to build an amazing friendship based on trust and communication! Throughout the planning process, I love getting to know you through emails, questionnaires, and in person, if you are local. I want to know what is important to you and what you love, so that when your big day comes, my team and I can graciously take charge. And you can relax and enjoy your wedding day knowing you can trust us to capture every important moment and interact with your wedding parties, vendor team, families, and guests with grace and joy, exactly how you would yourself.
I've created a guide to help every A. B. Couple prepare for their engagement session! My exclusive Engagement Session Guide is filled with everything you need to know to have an elegant, timeless, and breathlessly real engagement session.
One of the best ways I am able to make sure my team and I capture and honor your unique and beautiful wedding day is by providing a custom wedding day timeline! I love being able to capture those once in a lifetime images that you will get to remember your special day forever; and even more so, we love making sure your day is perfectly planned to allow all the joy it could possibly hold!
After working together to choose the perfect location & looks, we'll meet in a beautiful place for your engagement session. Being photographed is intimidating for anyone, but I have no doubt you'll forget you're even in front of my camera by the time we are finished. I have a tested approach that results in effortlessly elegant images that so sweetly capture your love. We are going to have the best time together.
6 weeks before your wedding day, you will receive a Pre-Wedding Questionnaire and we'll set up a final coffee date. This questionnaire will help my team and I make sure that we have every piece of information necessary to capture your day in a way that is reflective of who you are as a couple. It will also allow us to insure that we are serving you, your bridal party, family members, guests, and other vendors to the very best of our ability!
The day is finally here! We have set ourselves up for the best day imaginable, and we cannot wait to spend it with you. Relax, be fully present, and soak in all this day means, as we breathtakingly capture the day we have been preparing for. Whether it is your groom's tears as you walk down the aisle or your first embrace as husband and wife, we strive to capture the real moments, the feeling of joy hanging in the air, and the fullness of the beautiful promise being made.
what they're saying
Besides finding each other, hiring Adelyn as our photographer was the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. I say that not just because we have incredible photos to cherish, but because she helped create a joyous day for our wedding party, family, and us. It truly is a blur like they say, and Adelyn brought the day back into focus for me. Artistic, personal, perfect.
Adelyn didn’t just capture that beauty... she added to it. She poured love and joy into every moment, truly enhancing our day just by being there! Adelyn has an amazing talent for finding just the perfect angles, poses, and lighting. She managed to capture every little moment from a variety of places... yet somehow was never in the way, and seemed invisible during the ceremony. Not only did she capture every little detail... but she also captured the feeling and tone of the day. She served my family with a sweet smile and amazing joy.
If you're looking for an "experience" rather than a transaction, Adelyn is your photographer every time.
Adelyn went above and beyond what was asked. She is able to orchestrate the entire day with an emphasis on sticking to an important timeline. She also gives great instruction when taking photos. It's hard to know what to do in front of a camera but with Adelyn you don't need to think, she will let you know exactly what to do. Adelyn and Seth made things fun while keeping a professionalism that was respectful of your time and others time. You won't find a better photographer.
The moments she captured were pure and authentic; we feel like she so accurately understood who we were and somehow managed to capture that.
Adelyn & Seth are genuinely compassionate. Because of this, they intentionally captured the sweetest moments. Throughout the planning process, Adelyn was easy to communicate with and eager to help in any and every way. She especially helped me to focus on the beauty of marriage and get excited for what was to come. She also worked so well with all of the other vendors. We cherished all of those moments then, and we love to look back at those photos now.
She truly captured the realness of that day. The nerves, the excitement, the laughter the friendship. It all came through in her pictures. And what more could a bride ask for? That's exactly what you want. You want to be able to look through your pictures and feel all of those emotions that you felt on your big day.
For those who wants to experience their story & self captured in an effortlessly elegant way. Images to last a lifetime.
Your vision brought to life with purposeful & breathtaking images. Contact for more information.
Joyous and elegant storytelling so you can look back on your wedding day years from now and remember exactly how it felt. Includes full day coverage.
Are you available to travel?
A.B. Photo is excited to serve the Carolinas, D.C., and Virginia locally (this means travel is included for these areas). If you are outside of this area, I would be thrilled to hear more about your wedding vision and see if we are a perfect fit! There are few things I love more than traveling! Whether it’s in the US or overseas, I'm available to shoot your wedding anywhere and offer special pricing for destination weddings.
Will you be there for my entire wedding day?
You may notice that my packaging is a little different: simple, customizable, and with full wedding day coverage for every single one of my couples. Because we will spend the months leading up to your wedding getting to know each other and preparing for every moment of your big day, I will be there for every second of it and do not put a time limit on how much of your day will be captured. This will allow us to plan a day that is relaxed, joyous, and all about the moments you are most excited about!
When should I inquire for my date?
Because I limit weddings to 15 per year, I book quickly and far in advance, and encourage you to not wait to reserve your date! The average A.B. Bride books 12 - 18 months in advance. There are special occasions however in which an engagement and booking time is shorter. Inquire today to see if your date is available.
I want beautiful images, but I feel awkward in front of the camera.
This may come as a surprise, but I promise that 97% of my couples tell me this. And the other 3% are probably thinking it too. Just take a deep breath and trust me, it's ok! My job is to direct you in a way that helps you relax, feel natural, and be your true comfortable selves in front of my lens. You do not need to practice poses, study Pinterest pins or let the nerves take over. By the end of our time together, you'll feel like a natural; and your photos will show it!
How would you describe your approach?
My style is effortlessly elegant and I approach every wedding day as an artist commissioned to create a work so stunning you’ll love it for your entire life, and the generations behind you will continue to love and value it as well. I believe that romance is best captured when it naturally happens, so I’ll never put you in stiff poses or expect you to know how to direct yourself. The most beautiful images happen when I first direct and then take a step back to capture the beauty that naturally happens between two people madly in love. What we will create together is going to be stunning.
As a hybrid photographer, I shoot with a mixture of film and digital. Film is beautiful, timeless, and captures the stunning light, details, and elegance of your love story. But there are moments where digital shines and film falls short. On your wedding day, I will choose my medium based on what will most beautifully bring your day to life. Any digital images shot are edited to seamlessly flow with my film images.
Do you photograph elopements?
Elopements hold a special place in my heart and I'm so honored you want me to be a part of it! I take very limited elopements every year so send me a message and let's talk!