wenatchee family photographer, artfully preserving life's most meaningful moments
Serving families oF WENATCHEE, LEAVENWORTH, CHELAN, ELLENSBURG, CLE ELUM, washington state, and everywhere airplanes fly
Through documentary & lifestyle family photography sessions that usually take place in a family's home, I strive to show parents that their hard, thankless, day-in-and-day-out work of keeping their household running is truly such a beautiful act of selfless love. When I am invited into your home, I see love that can’t be put into words; love that overflows from your heart, through your hands, and into your child's heart; a brief season of life and how quickly they're outgrowing their adorable quirks (and you won't believe how well a black and white image can hide clutter!). The sweet memories of childhood are fleeting, and I strive to give parents the gift of perspective on how beautiful this season of life is.
Hi there! My name is Abby, and I create images of your real life that transport you back in time to the treasured moments you might not realize you never want to forget.
My mission is to be the "thank you" for all the thankless jobs you do 24/7...365.
In front of my camera, there are no cookie cutter poses or bribing for forced smiles. Bring your loud and rowdy, your overflowing laundry hampers, mismatched shoes, and crumbs under the kitchen counter - Real is the new perfect. (Don’t believe me? Take my “Real is the New Perfect” challenge to see if your memories are being preserved to their fullest!)
I'm here to give you tangible expressions of real memories with your family to cherish forever - to transport you right back to exactly how it felt to have the weight of your sleepy newborn's head in the nook of your arm; the joy on your child's face when you light up the Christmas tree for the first time; the way your daughter watches you put your make up on like you're the prettiest princess she's ever seen; the look on your son's face when his baseball team won the playoffs in his first season - I want to help you remember life's little things, and not just the milestones.
I am here to get your digital memories off of your device and into your life - onto your walls to be admired every day, into coffee table albums to flip through any time you want to reminisce, onto prints to mail off to grandparents who squeal when they see new photos of their grandkids.
you want to remember how this moment feels
So, you love the photos on my site and want these kinds of photos for your family, too, but you're wondering how a documentary / lifestyle family photography session actually works?
I'm glad you asked!!!
Session fees start at $195 for a 90 minute session. Image collections are selected after you've had the chance to view your beautiful photos and dream about the ways you want to infuse your home with updated artwork. Families typically invest an additional $500-$1800 in their images.
Family sessions are 90 minutes in length and capture genuine family stories and memories. In-home family photography sessions allow time to capture all the little, meaningful details of your life, and a little extra time to create my Signature Portrait Art for your children (more info on Signature Portrait Art coming soon!)
On location family sessions take place outdoors and highlight the natural beauty of our valley.
Family sessions are a blend of lifestyle and documentary photography, where I capture genuine moments of your family interacting, and also plan intentional moments of connection for beautiful, natural photos of everyone together. All ages, stages, and types of families are welcome!
New life is on its way, and gorgeous professional images are such a wonderful way to preserve the memories you and your partner share as you await a precious new life to join your family!
Maternity sessions take place on location, on a date night, or at your home and capture the wonderful season of anticipation. We will chat on the phone before your session and discuss your dreams and ideas for your maternity photos. From date nights with your hubby, to dipping into the river at sunset for romantic portraits, I love capturing pregnancy portraits for mothers and couples.
The newborn days are precious and fleeting. Photos of snuggling your squishy babe will give you butterflies your whole life - I promise. You will always treasure gorgeous photographs of this tender stage of life!
Newborn sessions take place in your home and are typically 90 minutes long. That's right mom, you don't even have to pack the diaper bag. I come to you! You don't have to worry about tidying up the bottles and burp cloths either; I will send you my newborn photography guide to help you prepare only the necessary things in your home. While 90 minutes might sound like a long time, we won't be photographing the entire time. New babes need love, snuggles, soothing, feeding, outfit changes...sweet newborn photos can't be rushed! Moms always LOVE the excuse to freshen up and primp a little for their newborn photos, too.
they are little only this once
Families change and grow over the years, and most of my clients want to document this process over time. Once we’ve worked together, you’ll be invited to join the Abbygale Marie Annual Club and take planning family photos off your to-do list forever. Members enjoy special benefits, discounted pricing, priority scheduling, and monthly payment plans!
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Once you're booked, you'll receive my detailed Client Guide to help you prepare for our relaxed and fun photography session. Sessions are generally 90 minutes long and take place in your home or a local scenic spot. A few weeks later, you'll receive 20-40 edited proofs to swoon over and chose from. Image collections start at $395, with the best US boutique photography products at your fingertips.
enjoy your session
A short phone call is the easiest way to get acquainted and go over all the details of what a session with me looks like. If we are a good fit, we can schedule your session and start planning! A session fee of $195 and a little paperwork reserves your spot.
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count me in!
AT HOME NEW BABY
- NEWBORN -
MATERNITY + FAMILY
- PREGNANCY, FAMILY -
FAMILY PHOTOS IN
- FAMILY -
- CLICK TO VIEW -
MATERNITY DATE NIGHT
- PREGNANCY -
PROTECTING PRIVACY IN BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY (YOU CAN HAVE IT YOUR WAY)
- BIRTH -
AT HOME MATERNITY
WORDS JUST AREN'T ENOUGH
My camera and I have been
inseparable since 2004
Ten years later I launched my wedding photography venture, Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography. Shortly after, we welcomed our first daughter into the world. After two years of being in business, we dropped everything and followed Gods call on our life to be missionaries in Ireland. We ran a Bible College and served at the local church for four years, welcomed two more babies into our life, and moved back to the US in 2019.
After a four year break from my professional career, I am back at it with a renewed vision of what God created me for: capturing & preserving meaningful moments for couples and families.
During our years as missionaries, I donated my skills as a photographer. Not having financial pressure to provide for my family through my photography opened my eyes again to the reasons I truly am so passionate about photography. I am passionate about serving my clients with my whole heart, giving them an amazing photography experience, not just a transaction.
Photography by Abbygale Marie was born out of a matured passion.
OFF YOUR DEVICE AND
INTO YOUR LIFE
...and let’s be honest, you might not ever get to designing and printing all of your digital images. Thankfully, this is my area of expertise!
During our initial consultation, I will be asking you about where in your home you want to sprinkle artwork from our session together to help you brainstorm how to best display your family's memories.
My flagship product is my Legacy Story Book. I love designing these coffee table albums for families to flip through on the daily. These albums are handmade in the USA and heirloom quality. Another family favorite are Flip Books to send to grandparents (who are still trying to figure out how their smartphone works without buttons!) or to save for your adult child when they move away from home.
Framed Wall Art Galleries and Tabletop Linen Folios are my personal favorite, after albums. These products put your memories on your walls and tabletops for you to admire every time you walk by.
Your memories will come of life when you see your images on your walls, or run your fingers over the pages of your coffee table album. Year after year, you’ll look at these artifacts and be able to answer the question “remember what our life was like when.......?”
YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR FAMILY MEANINGFUL HEIRLOOMS
This heirloom linen album is a beauty and bestseller at my studio! Using photos from our session, I create a custom album just for you. Artful arrangements of your favorite photos grace the thick, layflat pages. You even have your choice of an array of beautiful linen cover colors to suit every taste and decor style.
With an Heirloom Album you can flip through the pages and reminisce any time you want, and it is now a part of your family for a lifetime. The artisans I have chosen for these albums are dedicated to their craft of heirloom album making and guarantee it’s longevity for decades. You can rest assured that you have made a good investment in this beautiful and meaningful album. **Starting at $395
I love designing custom cards for Abbygale Marie couples and families! I have a variety of timeless and stylish card styles to choose from for many holidays, baby announcements, graduations, etc. Each style is customized with your choice of photo(s) and personalized text. Each card pack comes with 25 cards printed on textured art paper and plain white envelopes.
Starting at $60 for a 25 pack
I view the walls of a home as a gallery space that tells a family's story. I love walking into someone's home and seeing photos of their life experiences - places they have travelled, their first photos together as a couple, wedding photos, honeymoon photos, photos with their best friends, travels, memories, etc. Besides albums, wall art galleries are a top seller in my studio because of their daily presence in your home - you walk by these meaningful photos every day and think of the memories in the photos.
I love the process of helping clients design wall art for their home! First, I have them walk around their home and think of what spaces need a personal touch - an empty wall in the hallway, a sparse shelf or tabletop, above the sofa, etc. I even have them take a photo of those areas and email the photos from their phone so I can get an idea of what kind of space needs filled, and what kind of wall art would fit the space perfectly. When you first receive your photos, I will send some custom design ideas with your photos to help you envision what kind of gallery and frame sizes you'll need for your home. This often times takes SO much stress out of the decision-making process, when you can look at a mock-up of the frames and envision them in your home.
Wall art galleries start at $425 and are custom finished with a signed certificate of authenticity from Abbygale Marie Photography.
A modern and unique, one-of-a-kind wall art featuring your photo printed on a fine art canvas, then mounted to reclaimed wood and jute hanger. Varnish protects the canvas from scuffing, fading, and humidity and has the added benefits of UV light protection and a 100+ years archival certification - making this a true heirloom product.
Starting at $240
You will LOVE the artfully handcrafted, professional, nature of this gorgeous wood wall art. There are a handful of cord designs, and also a single circular hanging design. I can design custom graphics for text in the middle section of the trio - this is perfect for your names + wedding date text!
Starting at $185
Charming 5x7 vintage-inspired frames made from tarnished brass with two glass panes and a floating fine art print. Features a matching brass stand, or matching brass chain if you order a hanging frame. These are a favorite for gift-giving!
Matching brass + glass print boxes for a an elegant tabletop display of your 4x6 prints available too!
Starting at $195 for print box; $85 for frames
Artful and elegant linen tabletop display of your choice of 2 or 3 matted prints. This multi-photo display is an elegant product for grouping multiple photos from our session! Photos are printed on fine art archival paper and matted with a luxuriously textured, museum-style mat and discrete magnets keep the folio closed when not on display. Available in a variety of linen colors to suit any decor style!
Starting at $115
More products are available for every budget, including loose photographic prints, tabletop prints mounted on thick mat-board for durability, matted fine art prints, barnwood frames, and more!
Prints starting at $9; Gallery frames starting at $55; Barnwood Frames starting at $190.