I’ve known Leah for just over two years now- she was my manager during my time in the corporate world. I remember the first time I heard of this “Chris” guy, who I more formally came to know as “the boy.” It was fun watching how happy he made Leah. Being in love with the right person changes you, and that change was evident in Leah. She was more smiley than usual, more bubbly, and it was such a joy to witness. Though my first time meeting Chris was during our session last Saturday, it’s clear she’s had the same effect on him. I loved watching him smile at her, never complaining when I asked them to kiss for the hundredth time or when I asked for his very best GQ face. He was just happy to be there with Leah, loving  and laughing with her.

Chris & Leah, thank you so much for meeting me at such an early hour to document your love! I had such a good time getting to know you both and it really was my joy to photograph you two. I hope you love these images as much as I loved creating them!

We began at dawn in Middleburg…

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That beautiful, golden morning light!!

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Hey Leah? You’re really, really beautiful. REALLY.

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Love!! See what I mean? The way he smiles at her!

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After a quick outfit change, we brought Chris & Leah’s puppies into the frame. Meet Oliver the French bulldog and Jackie the Chesapeake Bay retriever!

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I don’t know why, but that shot of Ollie on the right makes me laugh.

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One of my favorites!

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Favorite. Hands down.

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Outfit details-
Blue dress: Anthropologie
Tan heels: Charles David
Cream top: Anthropologie
Flats: TOMS

Happy Thursday!

More lovely faces- Chris & Leah’s Middleburg love shoot

August 2, 2012

  1. these are SO GOOD. probably one of my favorite sessions of yours!! also: that first dress. HOLY MOLY THAT’S CUTE.

  2. Rici says:

    Abby, really lovely session! You totally master the morning sessions. Leah´s face reminds me of Reese Witherspoon in some of your images! So nice!

  3. Erin Schrad says:

    Aw!! So cute! But then I’m a sucker for anything with a retriever! ;o)

  4. Leah says:

    Thank you so much, Abby! You are a true pleasure and so good at putting people at ease. I promise, we love them very much!

  5. Chris says:

    Thank you!! They look great. Can’t wait to fill our empty frames

  6. Alli Cain says:

    I agree with Caitlin Elizabeth – this might be my favorite session. Their smiles and obvious love made me so happy for them and put a big smile on my face. What a good way to start the day. Thank you!

  7. Katie says:

    These photos are all great! I especially like the ones with the dogs included too. It’s fantastic how love can shine through a moment captured in a photo. You guys look beautiful together!

  8. David Abel says:

    This looks like it was such a fun session, I love it when clients bring their dogs to a shoot! Great stuff!

  9. Jenae says:

    I am IN LOVE with all of these pictures!!!! Abby you are SOOOOOOO talented!

  10. Dani Leigh says:

    I love love love love that last one before the outfit switch! They are all breathtaking though!

  11. Middleburg is like the bestest place EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are SO amazing Abby!

  12. Rebekah Hoyt says:

    Wow Abby – these are so beautiful! You are such a master at sunrise shoots!! That first shot of the fence with the sun rising is stunning!

  13. Michelle B says:

    Beautiful pictures. Great work Abby we miss you at NG

  14. Bryce says:

    These are unbelievable!! Great work, A!

  15. Vicky Smith says:

    What a beautful young lady and very handsom young man. Love the pictures cant wait to get a couple

  16. Ellen walsworth says:

    Love the pictures!! Abby you did a great job!!

  17. Tessa Smith says:

    So adorable….Love them all!!!

  18. Caitlin Perez says:

    Oh my gosh Leah these are the sweetest photos!!! U are so beautiful !!! I’m so happy for u and can’t wait to meet him!

  19. Erin Boley says:

    These pictures are AMAZING!! Chris and Leah, you both look so happy!! Love you two! 🙂

  20. Rachel says:

    These are great!!! What a beautiful couple! I love the ones where you are sitting and kissing on the sidewalk.. adorable!

  21. Annamarie says:

    that wide shot of them kissing with the tree branches framing them is GENIUS. I also love how playful this session is! It has such a photojournalistic feel:)

  22. Currie says:

    Abby this is one of my favorite sessions ever! I love it! Beautiful work! 🙂

  23. GIVE ME THAT FRENCH BULLDOG RIGHT NOW. I seriously was scrolling like oh pretty light, pretty, that’s cute, OMGFRENCHIEOMGITSSOCUTESQUEAAAAL… good thing I am home alone.

  24. Katie says:

    Abby!!! You are constantly inspiring and amazing me everyday. 🙂 I love the lighting!! I love her clothes!!! I love the posing!!! I LOVE THOSE DOGS!!!!!!! Too many exclamation points? Haha. Good job girl!

  25. Jessica says:

    Cute pictures and cute couple!

  26. Uncle Norton says:

    Get A Room! Actually very nice pics. When do I get to meet her?

  27. Aunt Debbie says:

    Very sweet. Looking forward to seeing you both in October!

  28. Karen Field says:

    Lovely images! Beautiful, Abby!

  29. Jennifer Otero says:

    Love these pics!!! Love the dogs!!! You guys look great and soooo happy!!!

  30. Matt Pyka says:

    Ewww. So gushy Lol

  31. Marie & Albie Birnstill says:

    There is nothing nicer than perfect candid shots of two beautiful people who are in love. The photography was great, and Chris and Leah will cherish the photos forever. Especially love the photos with the dogs!!!!!

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