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SYDNEY NELSON

“Taking photos with Abby gave me life for photography again.. this may sound like a bold statement so let me explain. I’m a very visual human and have always loved photographs and creating beautiful content. Instagram is a competitive world and I was feeling inadequate and small as a “influencer”. As soon as I met Abby I saw a light in her immediately. She made me feel worthy and encouraged me without really saying anything at all. She brings this amazing positive energy that makes you feel like all you need to be is YOU and that’s more than enough. I was nervous about this shoot because I wanted it to really capture our love and personalities. She made this task effortless. Her cues and direction were absolutely natural and perfect. Scottie and I truly felt so comfortable and as result we have my favorite pictures we have ever taken!! Abby would be my first recommendation for a photographer for any occasion. Her passion truly shines through every picture she takes. I’m obsessed with the photographs and will keep them forever and ever!”

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Isabelly Santos

“Abby is one of my favorite photographers. She is confident and makes me feel super comfortable in front of the camera. As a professional model, I have worked with a lot of different photographers, and working with Abby is always a fun and amazing experience. Abby has beautiful energy and her kindness takes the whole photoshoot to the next level. Abby always gives wonderful feedback while shooting, which helps me to be more relax and confident as well. Above all, Abby loves her job and every picture she takes shows how wonderful and professional she is. I can say that my best pictures were taken by her, and I am really lucky to have met her because he is a beautiful human being. I super recommend Abby. SHE IS AMAZING!”

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ALEXANDRA ZIEDMAN

“My fiance and I had a special idea in mind when wanting our engagement photos done. We knew we wanted it to be different from our east coast friends and their DC scenic photos. We wanted warmth, but most of all, we wanted to capture the real essence of who we are (which is generally, not serious and very playful). I scoured the internet looking for the perfect photographer who I felt could capture the aforementioned...when I stumbled upon Abby. I saw her work and thought 'this is editorial type stuff.' I was so pleased to see that she had an array of diversity in her photos (as my fiance and I are a mixed couple) and that she captured scenes, close-ups, and other moments that I wasn't finding in a lot of the photographers I was seeing on the internet. I won't lie, I stalked her a bit and made sure that I had her for our engagement photos (as she was truly the only person of 9 that I really REALLY wanted.) Abby made the process SO easy. She heard what we wanted and was ready to execute day of the shoot. She was playful but professional, gave great guidance but also allowed us to truly be ourselves (it honestly felt like we had a best friend photographing us). She asked all the right questions and made both my fiance and I feel completely comfortable in our skin and with one another. Her turn around was IMPECCABLE and as soon as we saw them we were literally BEAMING from ear to ear with happiness in all that she captured. Tbh, I totally wish she wasn't West Coast based or else I'd snatch her up for our East Coast wedding. Abby exceeded our expectations and gave us a lifetime of memories we will truly never forget. You will not regret this investment in her and in yourself!”

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CODIE WHITE

“ABBY IS AMAZING!!! I’ve done two shoots with her, and she made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera, as someone who has no idea what I’m doing. All of the pictures she’s taken have been so real, natural, and really have captured the look I was going for. Abby really considers who you are and what you’re looking for in your shoot when she’s taking your photos. And on top of that she is an absolute GEM, so so sweet and her energy is amazing. I will definitely be using Abby for future photoshoots when I need them!”

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SIERRA TOPP

“Abby did such an amazing job at capturing my friends and I for our bittersweet graduation shoot. Some of us are very camera shy but you would have no idea by the photos she captured, and by how comfortable she made us feel. I will definitely be getting more sessions done by her and am so proud at how far she has come! She truly loves what she does.”

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ALEX MICHAEL TURNER

“Working with Abby Clayden was not just a productive experience, but also a very comfortable one too! As a professional athlete and model, I hold photographers to a very high standard when it comes to professionalism. Abby exceeded anyone and everyone I have had the pleasure of working with prior to her. Her creative talent is evident from the first time meeting her, and shines through her work in every aspect possible. Whether you are wanting fitness or lifestyle, wedding or special event—Abby Clayden comes with my highest recommendation!”


 
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