Archive for 'Summer'

I can’t describe in words how much I love to have a couple so in love in front of my lens. There is something about love and happiness is so contagious. Susie and Mario have that wonderful love and care for each other, and it was such a pleasure to photograph them. I knew Susie from our TU marching band days, so it was such an honor for me photograph another “band alumni family member”. She’s such a sweetheart, and I am so happy that she and Mario found each other. We met up for a sunset session in the heart of DC, the National Mall. Unfortunately, Mother Nature rolled in clouds and took away my beautiful light, but that didn’t stop me to help document their session! We had a blast walking around to a handful of monuments, taking in all this history this city has to offer. We even saw a family of ducks by the reflecting pool (which of course I had to include in the blog post!), and of course ended at the beautifully lit up DC war memorial for some beautiful night photos.

They are getting married this December, so help me wish them well and congratulations on the blog! Congratulations Susie and Mario!


Want to book a session with Erica Abbey Photography? We only have a handful of dates left for 2014, but already booking for 2015! Email erica at to chat and plan your session today! 🙂

I always love watching couples and families grow and go through milestones together. Whether it be a wedding, first home, a new baby or even something small like first movie night as a family. All these special moments needs to be preserved for the future, to share when we are 80 years old and showing photographs to our grandchildren. To show how special every moment can be and to never take it for granite. Nothing brings me joy when clients want me to photograph these special moments, and this session was more special to me. I went to high school with Annaliese, and we have been great friends since 9th grade. I loved watching how our lives have changed since then. I got to see her marry Andrew, the love of her life, travel, buy their first house and now I got to have the joy and pleasure to photograph their first family portraits with their baby boy. We had a great time walking around a park in Fairfax County, finding those little nooks and photographing their interaction as a new family. Everyone… meet the Rastelli’s!



Want to book a session with Erica? We have a very limited amount of spots left for 2014, so send a message from the contact tab for more information and to book today!

My first day at band camp for my freshman year at Towson, Greg was one of the first people I met. Ever since then we’ve been great friends. So after he proposed to the love of his life, Greg and his fiancé Martha asked me if I would photograph their engagement photos. I was really honored he asked me and couldn’t wait to photograph them! When it comes to photographing close friends, you would think that it would make me nervous. Not at all! It always brings me so much joy when my friends ask me to photograph them because they not only respect me as a person but respect and love my artistic eye.

Martha and Greg are one of the SWEETEST couples I know. Their kindness and sense of humor is contagious and you can’t stop smiling when you are around these two. They are getting ready to plan their wedding and I know it’s going to be amazing! Martha loves to read, so we started off our session at Ukazoo bookstore in Towson (LOVED this fun location!) and ended at a beautiful garden in Montgomery County. Enjoy Greg and Martha’s offbeat engagement session!


Greg plays the ukulele and wanted to bring it to the session to play for Martha. What you don’t know is that I asked him to play a romantic song for her, and he starts playing and singing “Party in the USA” Oh, Greg! This is one of the reason why we are friends :-p.


Want to book an engagement session or wedding? Contact Erica above in the Contact bar for more information and to start planning. We are now currently booking for the fall and for weddings in 2015! 🙂