We are Brad and Abby of You Are More Photo & Video! We are wildly in love ourselves, so we get very excited when we can document other people who are wildly in love! I (Abby) have been lead photographer for the past 10 years (I'm also a female portrait photographer) and Brad came on with me about 6 years ago as a second shooter. In the last year we have become even more passionate about documenting intimate weddings + elopements. We offer photo, video or BOTH for your special day and engagement so if you think we would be a great match, then swipe right err I mean shoot us an email! ;)
"Hiring Abby as our photographer was one of the easiest decisions of our entire wedding-planning process and, without a question, one of the best. Abby’s love for her work and clients was evident in every word she spoke. From our very first meeting over a table of wedding plans and a cup of espresso, she intentionally sought to get to know us as a couple: Our story, our wedding theme, our future plans…the list goes on. The engagement session we shot at Unity Village wasn’t just an evening set aside to get beautiful pre-wedding pictures…Abby used it as an opportunity to become more familiar with us and to allow our ease with her work and style to deepen as well. By the time we were finished, we were barely able to contain our excitement for her to photograph our ceremony. Abby was exceptionally generous with her time and was always available to answer my endless questions: She expertly gave us feedback on our venue options and the photographic opportunities they would provide, she graciously worked with our budget and time constraints, she professionally approached every discussion with preparedness, and she creatively supplied solutions when obstacles and challenges arose. One of the more challenging elements of the wedding was my lifelong, adamant desire that my husband would not see me on our wedding day before I walked down the aisle…I know, call me old fashioned. Although I had seen many breathtaking first-look pictures (Abby’s work included), I was still convinced that I wanted to have that magical moment occur when the doors opened during the ceremony. While many photographer friends over the years had attempted to convince me that this just wasn’t practical for timing and logistics, Abby never once questioned my decision and instead helped to design arrangements which would allow my dream to be incorporated and smoothly-flowing post-ceremony pictures to be taken. In fact, when we ended up having unexpected additional time before the reception, she and Brad whisked us off to a nearby park to snap few exquisite pictures as the sun set behind the frozen forest in the background. I was so incredibly grateful for Abby’s calm and collected presence on the wedding day. I cannot express how much her knowledgeable ease and lovely personality contributed to making our day truly wonderful. She and Brad arrived early and began shooting details of décor, flowers, accents, and rings, and they continued throughout the morning and afternoon as they captured the story of the entire day through their photos. They delighted my husband’s younger siblings with their fun senses of humor, worked respectfully and kindly with our elderly relatives, and were ready the drop of a hat to catch special moments of the preparation throughout the day. Finally, I cannot emphasize enough how beautifully and meaningfully Abby photographed our wedding. The artistry with which she captured the day was beyond compare. Even with challenges of low lighting, multiple locations, and freezing January winds, she skillfully encompassed the elegance and joy felt throughout the celebration. We were astounded at how quickly Abby had our photos edited and ready for us to view after our wedding. Her work ethic and commitment to her job were obvious in the turnaround time and quality of her art. We could not be more delighted with Abby’s work and the albums of pictures we now have to share with family, reminisce through together, and, someday, show to our children and grandchildren. Her gifts in photography and connecting with her clients truly make her work an opportunity not to be missed."
"Abby is freaking amazing!!! I can't say enough amazing things about her. She is so easy to work with. I love her attention to detail, easy going personality, and humor she brings behind the camera. So many laughs were genuine and caught on camera because of her. She had the shot list and checked off each one as we went, didn't miss a beat and the day went so smoothly because of her and Brad. I also had a few sneak peaks from our wedding day when I woke up the next morning. She's fabulous! I did more research when searching for a photographer than I did for my wedding venue. Abby was so organized, on top of everything, and her second shooter (and husband) Brad is the best wedding dress fluffer in existence. They work so amazingly well together, and are also #marriagegoals"
"I HAVE NEVER MET A PHOTOGRAPHER LIKE ABBY. SHE IS THE MOST KIND, COMFORTING, AND POSITIVE PHOTOGRAPHER AROUND! SHE MADE MY WEDDING PLANNING SO MUCH EASIER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. I LIVE 4 HOURS AWAY, SO SHE WAS SUPER FLEXIBLE AND MET WITH ME OVER FACETIME TO GO OVER DETAILS AND EVERYTHING THAT I WANTED FOR THE BIG DAY IN THE PHOTOS. WHEN I EMAILED SEVERAL (IT FELT LIKE A MILLION... I SWEAR!) TIMES, SHE EMAILED RIGHT BACK AND CHANGED ANYTHING I WANTED CHANGED, OR GAVE ME ADVICE, OR CLARIFIED ANY QUESTIONS I HAD. ON OUR WEDDING DAY, SHE WAS THERE THE WHOLE TIME, AND KNEW EXACTLY WHAT PICTURES TO TAKE AND DID A FABULOUS JOB WITH IT. WHEN I WOULD ASK HER TO TAKE A PICTURE OF SOMETHING, SHE WAS ON IT RIGHT AWAY. OUR PICTURES TURNED OUT GORGEOUS (NOT THAT I HAD ANY DOUBT THEY WOULDN'T) AND WE WERE SO HAPPY WITH OUR DAY AND MEMORIES WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THROUGH PICTURES THAT WERE CAPTURED OF THE BIGGEST DAY OF OUR LIVES! SHE IS SO WONDERFUL, AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED WORKING WITH HER!"
"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."
"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."
"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 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 ABBY 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 IS 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 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 HAD 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!"
Whether you're planning an intimate wedding of less than 100 people, or a destination wedding/elopement, We would love to talk with you!
Tell us where you're getting married and when & Abby will get back to you within 24 hours on a business day!
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