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Editorial Style Adventure Session at White Sands National Monument | Darion + Kevin


White Sands National Monument is a gypsum dunefield in Southern New Mexico. White Sands is a magical place for photos, and I wrote an entirely separate blog post about what makes this place so special. I met Darion and Kevin at White Sands National Monument for an adventure session in the dunes. The incredible landscape […]

Coker Wedding | Western-Themed Wedding at Venderwende Acres


Bri and Connor were married at Vanderwende Acres, a brand new wedding venue in Seaford, Delaware. This western-themed wedding was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Bri and Connor’s story Bri and Connor have such a crazy, amazing love story. They met 3 years ago through rodeo. At the time, Bri was not romantically interested in Connor, but they […]

Mike + Jill | Proposal at Bethany Beach


Congratulations to Mike and Jill! It was an honor to photograph this surprise proposal at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Jill thought they were taking a walk to the beach while waiting on a dinner reservation, but Mike had other plans. I was waiting on the beach trying to blend in with the tourists. Mike and Jill […]

Rocks State Park Elopement | Destination Elopement Photographer


King and Queen’s Seat at Rocks State Park is such a stunning spot for an elopement. Sarah and Eric hiked all the way up to these rocks in fully dressed with their flowers, and watched the sunset over the mountains together. Who needs a venue with this view? Plus, Sarah’s hair and makeup artist, Tina […]

Poarch Wedding | Cancún Destination Beach Wedding


Erin and Ryan got married on the white sand beaches of Cancún Mexico! Their family and friends all stayed at the same resort, which made for 4 days of tropical fun in paradise. This group had so much energy, and it was an honor to celebrate with them! Over the course of the trip, I […]

Wadi Rum Desert Photoshoot| Gemma + Andrea


Meet Gemma and Andrea! These two are from Milan, Italy, but we happened to be visiting the Wadi Rum Desert in southern Jordan at the same time. Here’s a little backstory:Gemma and Andrea met when Gemma had an interview with Andrea’s company. Andrea was the representative who first greeted Gemma at the interview. As Gemma […]

Ashley + Zack | Rustic Farm and Woodland Beach Engagement Session


Ashley and Zack are both from Smyrna, Delaware and have been together for 3.5 years! However, Ashley is a senior agricultural communications major at Oklahoma State University so they have been dating long-distance for the past 2 years. Luckily, we were able to sneak in their engagement session during Ashley’s winter break. We started at […]

2019 Behind the Scenes of Abby Shepard Photography Weddings


As a wedding photographer, I do wayyyy more than just take pretty photos on a wedding day. I style details, keep everyone on time, set up photos like first looks and sparkler exits, manage family photos, direct portraits, fluff dresses, hold bouquets, coordinate with other vendors, drive golf carts….just to name a few. And I […]

What Makes White Sands National Monument a Magical Place for Photos


White Sands National Monument is a dream location for landscape photography and photoshoots of all kinds. You can’t beat the contrast of the white sand against the blue sky and surrounding mountains. Not only are the giant, white gypsum dunes extremely photogenic themselves, but they also create a stunning backdrop for adventure sessions. I’m obsessed […]

Marian + Joseph | Couples Session at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center


Marian and Joseph had not had professional photos taken since their wedding! We decided to do a fall session at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Milford, Delaware. They even brought their adorable dog, Blackie!

Tropical Ocean City Wedding | Lighthouse Sound | Elizabeth + Tim


Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. Wood! Elizabeth and Time were married at Lighthouse Sound in Ocean City, Maryland. Their wedding was tropical themed and included their two beautiful dogs! First, if you haven’t seen then epic beach engagement session, pause and take a look at that first. Their Story Tim and Elizabeth first met […]

Big Chill Beach Club Wedding | Rehoboth Beach, Delaware | Steph + Carl


Steph and Carl were married on the beach at the Big Chill Beach Club at Delaware Seashore State Park! Their Story Steph and Carl met 7 years ago at the University of Maryland and became fast friends. What followed was a years-long, multi-city, on-off romance that hit a crossroads 4 years ago. They met at […]

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