I'm Abby, and I'm a girl boss from the Midwest! I've been the proud business owner of AbbyNoelle Photography for 10 years, specializing in natural light & authentic moments. Documenting beautiful souls near & far is what I do for a living, and I think that’s awesome. Photography is a wonderful way to celebrate LIFE and I'm thankful that there's a way to hold on to the memories of people we love, including the experiences and adventures that have made us who we are today. I shoot couples & weddings, and then do other photo work on the side to fulfill my creative expression. I pride myself on keeping my work classy and timeless. Giving others something precious to hold on to and feel proud of, or making people feel beautiful and confident, is not only rewarding for me but the reason behind why I do what I do.
MY HUSBAND! If there was ever a man to make a girl weak at the knees, it's him. I was starstruck by Brad in highschool and only fall harder for him everyday. He is my best friend, and we are unapologetic ally inseparable. On wedding days Brad acts as my second shooter & assistant, and no body ever rocked that position better! We enjoy working on our home and playing with our pup, Gus, who is the sweetest cuddle bug you'll ever meet. Entertaining family and friends is a favorite, as well as serving at church & decompressing at the lake, laying in hammocks at the park, picnicking, or Netflixing (give us a good Rom Com or action-packed movie and we're pretty happy campers). Really, all you have to do is put us in the same room with each other and we're pretty happy. ;)
T R A V E L I N G. I am a homebody to the core, but funny enough, am always up for traveling somewhere and planning the next adventure. Growing up in a family of 8 we went on quite a few road trips, so the love of travel was instilled in me from a young age. I remember being 15 years old when I "upgraded" and got to fly in an airplane for the first time --- it was so exhilarating and I still love to fly. I jump at the chance to see mountains, the desert, or the ocean, and I hope to someday visit Italy, Greece, Morocco & Hawaii. Or really anywhere. So invite me along to your adventures!!
I love creating fun experiences and vibes in our home. We recently strung cafe lights on our back deck to enjoy the summer and fall evenings with our friends over dinner or late night dessert. We are currently finishing our basement which will be a great entertainment area! We seem to always be working on house projects around here, but not just for our enjoyment. We see our home as a space God has blessed us with in order that we can bless others and create meaningful relationships in. We love our little home in the Midwest.
SUMMER. And everything that has to do with summer! Suntan lotion, pool days, lake days, The 4th of July, red white and blue, summer rain showers, flip flops, tank tops, country music, windows down, messy hair, no makeup, outdoor games. I get excited about summer more so than when I was a kid! I'm so thankful the Lord has given us so many things to enjoy in this life and I want to make sure I'm a good steward of all the blessings He's given me!
My love for the Lord is no secret & He is the greatest and most important part of my life. I didn't always feel this way, though. I grew up in a happy, Christian home, but dealt with a lot of spiritual warfare, which sometimes almost resulted in self harm. Thankfully God prevented those things happening! Even when I was pushing Him away He was pursuing a relationship with me. One night around 8 years ago He grabbed a hold of my heart and it's been His ever since. That's the short version of the story. :) I'm just a sinner saved by grace & love, doing my best to extend grace & love to others. I feel so humbled and grateful for what the Lord did on the cross for me, and I desire to live in light of that hope each and every day.
-Art / Poetry
-Jim & Elizabeth Elliot
-Health + fitness (who am I kidding?? Give me brownies!)
-Mystery or political thriller books
-Katie Davis Majors
It all starts with saying hello! I want to get to know the people I photograph before I even meet or shoot them, so I encourage you to share the quirky, fun, and serious with me when you reach out! :) My business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm and I do my best to respond within 24 hours to all emails. If you think we'd make a great fit, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
+Wedding packages range between $1800-$3500
+Couple's packages range between $200-$500
+For pricing on discounted elopements, video & portrait packages, please email me for more info
-After I have received an email from you, I will reply within 24 hours
-If you're interested in booking me, I will send you my contract to look over
-Once you've decided to book me, we can set up a Skype call to meet, or if you're in town we can grab a coffee!
-If you're 100% positive I'm your gal, then I will send you info on contract/payment, etc.
-I will then be in touch with you about all the information I need from you regarding the services you requested
We fell in love with Abby’s artistic eye and timeless photographs from a former friend's photoshoot. We knew then, we had to meet with Abby and talk with her about the vision for both our engagement and wedding. Out of all of the photographers we had met with, Abby was the perfect fit for us. She actually got my husband to smile a true smile! She and her husband are so personable and are able to capture and create the sweetest moments. She is extremely organized and is very easy to get a hold of. The timeline that Abby created went off without a hitch, despite the weather and smaller mishaps. While taking the photographs, we did not feel “posed” at all while Abby worked her magic. It was Abby’s great direction and the comfort of being in your loved ones arms, that created the MOST AMAZING engagement and wedding photographs! Our wedding day photos are PERFECT and TIMELESS. We will cherish these moments captured by Abby for the rest of our lives.
valued & cherished
I loved how Abby took the time to make me feel valued and cherished. She got to know me and also took time during the shoots to ask questions. It made taking our engagement photos, which can be intimate, not awkward. It also allowed me to relax and have fun! Abby did a wonderful job the day of our wedding. She was also poised and never seemed to be bothered by a change in the schedule. She was always smiling and have a wonderful attitude. She just did excellent! I have no complaints with the photos. Abby connected well with the wedding party and made it fun. She did a good job directing people, especially my brother-in-law, who is very out spoken and opinionated. I didn't feel like she was demanding but she was direct enough that people followed her directions!
Choosing Abby was one of the best decisions I made about my wedding. Two months before the ceremony, we met together and talked over how the day was going to go, and I gave her a list of all my wanted shots and let me tell you, she did not disappoint. She hit every single one on my list and then some. The week of my wedding, she contacted me and said that she had fractured her foot, and was still willing to come and shoot my wedding, or give me a full refund. I was a little nervous, but she did not disappoint. The pictures, despite having a mobile disability, turned out better than I could've imagined! She went above and beyond to get the shots I wanted, and worked so well with my family and friends! She had this sense of calm that put me at ease and really made me feel comfortable during the photos.
the best decision!
Abby Did such an amazing job on our pictures! We were lucky enough to have her shoot our wedding four years ago, and for us to be able to have anniversary images Is something that we will cherish forever! She exceeded our expectations beyond belief, and for me to love every single image is unheard of. Abby made me feel so comfortable and it made for some truly incredible pictures. She completely caught,through the lens, the love my husband and I have for each other. I can not wait to get all these pictures up and in frames on display around our home. Thank you Abby Noelle photography for your amazing work but also for making me feel and see that when there is true joy and love, a photo can capture something truly beautiful, no matter how you feel about yourself.
The thing I liked most about working with her was her professionalism and her knowledge. I know nothing about photography, but knew that I could trust her and she would cover all the bases and she did! She brought great creativity to the shots we got before and after the ceremony. I had no idea what to ask for, but she had ideas and directed everyone well and got some really fun pictures! I don't remember anything really coming up that was an issue during the day, so if there was something then she handled it really well! . She is never demanding, but can be authoritative when need-be in order to be timely and do the job she was hired for aka get all the shots and then some without taking forever - that way we could enjoy our day more. I believe everyone really loved her and no complaints from anyone! She is sweet, fun, and business all rolled into one!
I heard about Abby through a friend when I was frantically searching for a replacement photographer as my previous wedding photographer was not going to work for us. I now believe God put Abby in my life on purpose. We faced several obstacles the day of my wedding and whenever I was getting upset or discouraged, Abby and her husband Brad helped ease my mind. For our engagement shoot she was able to capture my husband and my personality to a T! We don’t have pictures taken ever to be quite honest, so we weren’t sure how to make the photos feel "real", but Abby helped make us extremely comfortable so we were able to be ourselves with ease. She is so fun, encouraging, and talented. She finds beauty in everything, and made me feel extremely confident.