I’m Abby.

I am an artist.

Medium irrelevant.

The absolute most important way to build trust and enjoy the process of working with a photographer is to know them.

I believe that the connection that I make with my clients is absolute foundational to creating magic when working together. I am incredibly fortunate to be able to say that the vast majority of the people I work with walk away as friends. I make sure this happens by making very clear who I am, how I act, and how I work from day one. Though professionalism is of utmost importance to me, consultations with me resemble a speed dating round. I want you to get some insight into my personality. Those that I click with right away make the best clients for me and I the best photographer for them.

Me in Las Vegas with camera
Abby and Ollie in Oregon
Abby in Oregon Coast
Abby & Chris Iceland
Abby in Maine

A lunch consultation is the best way for us to see if we're on the same page, but this rapid fire list of things about me should give you a bit of insight.

  • Creative mediums I actively practice include but are not limited to photography, graphic design, polymer clay, watercoloring, embroidery (freehand and cross), quilting, knitting, and block printing.
  • I'm excellent at staying up really late.
  • I get very bored doing the same thing everyday or staying in the same place too long.
  • My top Spotify artists are Zero 7, Jack White, Dolly Parton, Alt J, Paul Simon, Margo Price, Vulfpeck, and Ben Folds.
  • I love traveling and rarely want to go to the same place twice.
  • My side hustle is called Edison Hills and I make and sell polymer clay jewelry.
  • I thrift almost all of my clothing and most of my home décor items too.
  • I absolutely love camping, hiking, and learning to fly fish. But I am irrationally afraid of bears and lay awake all night in my tent every damn time.
  • I listen to double digit hours of podcasts every week. My favorites are My Favorite Murder, Ologies, Last Podcast on the Left, Science VS, and Today Explained
  • Beer used to taste like soap to me, but now I've learned to love Sours and Porters and I have a soft spot for Mexican Lagers.
  • Connecting with others is deeply valuable to me which makes me an extremely talkative individual.
  • My partner, Chris, and I are currently renovating a 1964 Airstream Sovereign and intend to travel long term in the future.
  • I believe in ghosts.
  • I am scared of them too.

Check out some work I've done while traveling, personal projects, and other art pieces.

Meet Associate Photographer Anna!

Who also happens to be my sister.

Anna has been working as an associate photographer for Abby Weeden Photography & Design since 2021. Due to her experience in child development, love of kids, and a general interest in playing ring-around-the-rosey, Anna has stepped in to focus primarily on families, children, and newborn sessions.

Anna trained with Abby for a full year to master the aesthetic that AWP has fostered, allowing us to now offer a broader range of session types and more availability to our clients.

anna portrait

Here's what Anna has to say!

  • My husband David and I met in preschool and had a super embarrassing middle school crush on each other. We got together at the end of junior year of highschool, and got married in 2017.
  • We adopted two amazing kiddos in 2022 after fostering them for over a year. They're 3 and 4 years old. I can't imagine life without them!
  • I have a degree in Child Development & Family Relations so I care a lot about all things family and can get pretty passionate when talking about anything related to my major.
  • My hobbies include hand lettering, interior design, and painting murals.
  • I tend to be quite emotional as a Highly Sensitive Person which is what makes me most like Kristen Bell when she meets a sloth for her birthday.
  • I have seen Friends all the way through about 6 times, The Good Place about 8, and New Girl about 3.
  • I am recovering from anxiety, surprise! But I've recently discovered that I now thoroughly enjoy any and all rollercoasters & I'm very excited about it!
  • My favorite solo activity is browsing Goodwill and nearly everything we own comes from there.
  • Take me to the river, lake, ocean, or pool and I will never be ready to stop swimming. If I'm out of the water, it definitely wasn't my choice.
  • I love camping, but one time my brain convinced me the person in the site next to us is a serial killer and I believed it wholeheartedly. If I ever see them on the news, I'll let you know.
  • Follow up, I don't watch the news because it's too stressful.

Let us know what we have in common