Well, well, well. Monday, we meet again.

^ I don’t actually have a problem with Mondays (I love them!), I’ve just been wanting to say that. This weekend was awesome, everything that I needed after a rough week- it was relaxing, encouraging, inspiring, and I even managed to slip some work in there without realizing it. To some, that sounds like a travesty, ruining a good weekend with a bit of work. But for me, I just love what I do so much that the line between leisurely enjoying an activity I love and “work” gets blurred more often than you’d think. Matt & I have worked really hard to establish boundaries for a healthy work/life balance, like no emails after 6 pm, no working or emails on the weekends (unless it’s a wedding, obviously), etc. But when Matt’s over at a friend’s house playing board games, I don’t see an issue with firing up my laptop and mapping out my big dreams (more on that on Wednesday!).

As always, lessons learned/things that have transpired over the past week:

  • Awesome way to torture a photographer: send them an email saying “Your film scans from Europe are ready!” when you know they won’t be able to download said scans for another four to five hours. 
  • Best part about doing our weekly long runs on the W&OD trail: blackberries! They grow all along the trail in clumps so I kept my eyes out for snacks during my dad & I’s run on Saturday- nothing will give me more of a much-needed burst of energy at mile 12 than seeing plump black berries on a vine up ahead.
  • I’ve found the perfect nail polish- it’s THIS Sally Hansen line. No need for a pre-coat or topcoat- just two layers of this stuff and you’re golden! I never paint my nails because it typically begins to chip the next day, but I painted my nails on Thursday and it just began to show very signs of wear yesterday. And it’s so glossy!

Lookie lookie… previews of all the goodness to come to the blog this week: Tim & Lauren’s wedding, Thad & Rachel’s sunrise session, and my film scans from our Europe trip!!

Ashburn wedding photographerReston wedding photographerSurrey England film photographer

Happy Monday!

Monday Mash-Up

July 15, 2013

  1. LAWD HAVE MERCY. these are beautiful and i can’t wait to see more!!

  2. ohhhh my golly i am drooling over these teaser images. DROOLING.

  3. Jean says:

    Beautiful shots, Abby. That last one looks like something from a story book! Just fabulous.

  4. Emilia Jane says:


  5. Rebekah Hoyt says:

    All 3 of these are beautiful sneak peeks! I cannot wait to see more! 🙂

  6. Sarah Adams says:

    OH my goodness, that field and house!? I want to frolic in that field. Alllll day.

    Love that black and white image especially- gahhhhh. So lovely.

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