TIMELESS • BRIGHT • HEIRLOOM

wife, mom, friend & photographer

Hi, I'm 

Abbie

JEANNA HAYES PHOTOGRAPHY

I'm so excited that you are interested in choosing me to document your family! I believe in capturing real moments of pure love. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in creating art that is itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames, and hung on walls for years to come. 

I've been a "maker" for as long as I can remember. I spent my entire childhood and adolescence at the ballet studio and when I wasn't dancing I was either painting, drawing, or sewing. I went on to graduate from art school with a degree in illustration and I worked as a graphic designer for several years. I love working with people and teaching ballet was my calling for over a decade. 

My years in art school sparked an interest in photography but it wasn't until the birth of my daughter that I picked up a camera again. For me, photography is my opportunity to freeze time, to remember these precious days of childhood, and to create beautiful art that showcases the incredible love of our family.

You deserve to have your precious memories preserved in beautiful artwork that graces the walls of your home and is treasured forever. I would be so honored to help you tell your story. Take a look around. If you like what you see here, you're going to love your photos. 

MY FAVORITE THINGS

You will find many of my favorite things incorporated in my work. The love of family, pastel colors, beautiful flowers, smiles, and un-posed moments. Photographing the things I love never gets old. When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me enjoying a cup of tea, exploring outside with my husband and daughter, taking in a performance of the Joffrey Ballet, and avoiding folding laundry at all costs. 

Behind the Lens

portraits are graciously provided by: jeanna hayes photography (kansas city), Kristen Hazelton Photography (chicago) and Abby park photography (milwaukee). view their beautiful work here: jeannahayes.com, Kristenhazelton.com, and abbyparkphotography.com

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INQUIRE

My clients (or their wedding planner) typically start our relationship by filling out my contact form. From there I'll ask a few questions about you, send over an initial quote, and we'll schedule a consultation.

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CONSULTATION

This is where we finally meet! This phone call typically lasts 30 minutes to an hour, and it's low stakes: I want to hear about the two of you and what you're planning. After we've discussed details, I'll send over an updated and customized proposal.

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BOOKING

Once you've made your decision and ready to make things official, I'll send over a contract and invoice. After paying the initial date reservation retainer your date is set in stone – and it's time to get planning!

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PLANNING

I'll work with you (or your planner) to create a custom photography timeline that will work hand in hand with the schedule for the rest of the day. I'll also send a few questionnaires that will help me fill in the details of the day.

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YOUR WEDDING

This is where we shine! My team and I will do what we do best – capture stunning details and portraits from your wedding day. We work hand in hand with the rest of your wedding vendor team to make sure this is a day you'll never forget.

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DELIVERY

3-5 weeks after your wedding, you'll receive an email with the entire fully edited gallery of photos. You'll be able to share, print, and savor these beautiful images without limits. Album designs and details will also be discussed at this time.

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EVER AFTER

Our relationship doesn't end when we send you the final gallery. These photos are more than just social media fodder – they're family heirlooms that can be expected to stand the test of time. If you ever need anything from retouching to preservation, I'm an email away.

more kind words

kind words

Anne

Abbie has an incredible eye and a loving heart, which make a possibly stressful event into a whole experience that reminds you of the beauty of your family.

Katie

Abbie is an absolute joy to work with through all stages of the photography process. She was able to capture moments of my family that I will forever treasure and I fall in love with a new aspect of each picture every time that I look at the collection.

Abbie was wonderful to work with every step of the way. She always had helpful and timely replies to my questions. Determining our outfits was a breeze with Abbie’s expert advice and most importantly her client closet! We were at ease the day of our photo session because she had considered all the details well in advance.

Kristine

"Abbie is amazing to work with. Not only is she very professional but it is like working with family. I am so glad to have met her and to be able to call her my friend!"

Kelsey