Abby Rae Photography is a boutique wedding photography studio that specializes in the use of natural light and natural moments to capture the best moments of your wedding day.
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Bridal Portraits, Engagement
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Digital Files, Film Photography, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
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Artistic, Classic, Dramatic, Modern, Vintage
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
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Abby Rae Photography Reviews
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Reviewed On 8/09/2021 by Jenna H
Finding and hiring Abby to be our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!!! I was so nervous about finding a photographer and that they would be sure to get all the right shots, do a good job, etc on such an importan...
t day and boy did she deliver!!! Our photos are beyond my wildest imagination, they are SO FREAKING GOOD!! I've received non-stop compliments from anyone who has seen them on how incredible they are. I am one of the pickiest people I know and she blew my expectations out of the water. Not only are the photos beyond what we could have ever hoped for, working with Abby was the BEST! She is kind, she is fun and she is SO easy to be around and it never ever felt awkward with her. We trusted her completely and boy am I glad we did! You will NOT regret hiring her, I promise!! I cannot recommend her enough.
Reviewed On 8/03/2021 by Riana K
I’m so happy we were able to work with Abby for our wedding! She’s so kind and funny which helped make us feel comfortable in front of the camera. She moved dates with us and quickly adapted when we went from a larger wedding to a backyard we...
dding of 20 people and even got a picture of us with our cat! She’s efficient and professional and captures the best moments! Even when I drifted from the original schedule, she made sure we were where we had to be on time and helped calm my wedding day nerves. I highly recommend her and hope to work with her again in the future.
Reviewed On 6/24/2021 by Madison E
Abby is AMAZING! She just did our wedding in May. I couldn’t be more impressed. Got sneak peeks the other day and I’m very impressed. Can’t wait to see the rest!
Reviewed On 5/04/2021 by Bailey W
Abby is absolutely amazing at what she does! My husband and I could not be more happy with our photos. She perfectly captured every part of our special day. She was responsive, reliable, friendly and so fun! I am so glad we picked her to photog...
raph our wedding day.
Reviewed On 12/02/2020 by Emily M
To keep it simple: Abby is amazing! She was such a joy to work with and is a truly talented photographer. Abby was personable and attentive to our needs; she really took into consideration how we wanted to capture our day. We can't stop looking...
at our photos--kind of obsessed actually! Highly recommend Abby Rae Photography!
Reviewed On 9/21/2020 by Joey R
Abby is an INCREDIBLE wedding photographer in Portland. She shot our wedding last weekend and we just got some of the sneak peek photos - they're amazing. Even better than we expected. Not only that, but she was easy to work with, there was zer...
o stress involved, and my wife and I got to fully enjoy our day. Thanks so much!
Reviewed On 5/26/2020 by Mindy M
I was in the process of hiring Abby when we found out we had to cancel our wedding. Even though Abby was never able to take our photos, I wanted to leave a review because I was so impressed with how easy it was to work with her. Abby was profes...
sional, kind, positive, and encouraging in such a difficult time. She was quick to answer any question or address any concern. More than anything else, she was extraordinarily flexible and approachable. She really put us at ease and would have been a great addition to our wedding had we not cancelled it.
Reviewed On 11/21/2019 by Roxanne K
Abby was extremely professional and super kind. Helped me relax and enjoy each moment. On the big day I was kind of scrambled but she knew just what to do so it was amazing to have her as our photographer. Our engagement photos turned out amazi...
ng and I can’t wait to see our wedding photos!
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Irina P
Abby is an amazing Photographer!! I’m so glad she was a part of my wedding day. I got exactly what I wanted and asked for in my pictures. She is comfortable to work with, super kind and professional!
Reviewed On 9/29/2019 by Julia H
We are so happy we chose Abby as our wedding photographer! We did an engagement shoot with her as well, and those photos turned out amazing! It really helped us get aquatinted and get comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. She t...
ells you exactly how to pose in couple photos and knows how to make you look good! Our wedding photos turned out so awesome. Abby did a great job of capturing every single moment of our day. She did a great job of directing the families and wedding party to make it quick and easy for everyone. I’ve gotten many compliments on our photos. Thanks Abby!
Reviewed On 7/19/2019 by Aparna B
Abby was such a wonderful photographer. She did both the engagement photo shoot and the wedding photography for me and my husband. Doing the engagement photo shoot really helped us ease into it and so we definitely look more comfortable in our ...
wedding photos. Abby was always very prompt when we had any questions and was very good about getting everything right to the last detail. We are very happy with both our engagement and wedding photos and definitely recommend her :)
Reviewed On 5/15/2019 by Elizabeth S
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Abby for our engagement and wedding photography. I came across Abby through google and the knot photography reviews. She had stellar reviews and her photographer style and aesthetic was everythi...
ng that I wanted. Abby really made us feel comfortable, especially during our engagement series, this was the first time myself or my husband had professional photos taken, especially with how intimate the experience is. Abby directs your poses and helps lighten the experience. Abby maintained excellent communications through start to finish over a year from engagement to wedding. Abby captured what we were looking for and was very flexible and she flawlessly moved and directed the photography throughout our wedding day, helping to keep everything on schedule and to capture all the small details to the big moments. Abby is an incredibly talented photographer and we are so happy that we will get to enjoy our engagement and wedding photos for the years and years to come.
Reviewed On 12/06/2018 by Meagan J
Abby was a delight to work with! She went straight to work before I even showed up at the venue and was very patient with my rowdy, fun loving bridal party. I would definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 9/27/2018 by Allison K
Abby is AMAZING!! She is so sweet, patient and affordable! She has been doing photography for 8+ years and she definitely knows what she’s doing! She was super helpful when I wasn’t sure about something and was great ...
with the all the kiddos when it came time for pictures with family! She froze her butt off with us back in early December to take our engagement pictures at the Moda Center which turned out great! And I am SO IN LOVE thus far with our wedding photos!! We are so glad we found her on here and hired her!
Profile Picture Kasha, 7/28/18, 2 Reviews
Services Used: Additional Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day, Wedding Portraits, Digital Files
We were so happy we found Abby! She provided our engagement and wedding photos. She was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. She made us feel at ease with our engagement shoot and therefore we felt more comfortable at our wedding. She is very personable and assisted me a lot while I was getting ready. I never felt rushed or pushed to do anything out of my comfort zone and I really appreciate that.
She has an eye for great moments and details. She captured such amazing light during our engagement photos and knew the perfect outdoor spots for photos on the day of our wedding (it was super sunny!). We got married in downtown Portland and we feel like she captured us and the people and city we love in such a great way.
Our ceremony and reception was held in a dark venue indoors. I know this can be tricky for some photographers but not for Abby. She pulled it off and we are so pleased with the photos.
We are so thankful to Abby for everything she did for our special day and would recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 9/05/2018 by Sarah P
Abby Rae was wonderful to work with! She was very easy-going during the wedding photos and made my husband and me and our families and bridal/groomsmen parties feel comfortable. We were thrilled to receive her beautiful photos, which she faci...
litated through an online album that is available for one year and a USB stick with all our wedding shots.
Reviewed On 8/22/2018 by Kasha B
Abby is AMAZING!! She is so sweet, patient and affordable! She has been doing photography for 8+ years and she definitely knows what she’s doing! She was super helpful when I wasn’t sure about something and was great with the all the kiddos whe...
n it came time for pictures with family! She froze her butt off with us back in early December to take our engagement pictures at the Moda Center which turned it great! And I am SO IN LOVE thus far with our wedding photos!! We are so glad we found her on WeddingWire and hired her!
Reviewed On 2/20/2018 by Brittany G
Abby was absolutely amazing! My husband wasn't the most comfortable going into our engagement session, but Abby was so wonderful at making us both comfortable and she gave us direction when we didn't quite know what to do. Our engagement and we...
dding photos turned out so amazing, I sent her some ideas of poses and editing I liked and she went above and beyond! Both our families and friends still comment how beautiful all of our photos are. Thank you so much, Abby, for capturing our day so beautifully!
Reviewed On 2/20/2018 by Sam S
Abby did an amazing job on both our engagement and wedding photos. She is flexible, reasonably priced and creates a fun, casual atmosphere. We love her work and would be happy to have her photograph us again in the future!
Reviewed On 12/18/2017 by Lexie C
Abby was a dream to work with! Instantly my husband and I️ felt a great connection with Abby and were so happy to have her there to capture our big day! Our photos belong in a magazine they are so gorgeous and breath taking. We had a small dest...
ination ceremony, so for the majority of our friends and family the only way they were able to see the wedding was through the photography. I️ truly believe Abby captured the best and most beautiful moments and our friends and family feel like they were there from viewing the pictures. I️ am so happy that I️ am able to look back on the best day of my life by viewing the beautiful moments Abby captured. Do yourself a favor and pick Abby as your photography vendor, you will not be disappointed!!!
Reviewed On 11/25/2017 by Marisa R
Abby was absolutely the best photographer we could have ever hoped for to capture our wedding memories! She was so attentive to all of the details of our wedding and nailed it when it came to portraying the real us in the photos! I will absolut...
ely be recommending Abby to friends for use in their weddings and have no plans of going to anyone else for our family photos in the future! We love you, Abby!!
Reviewed On 11/15/2017 by Katie L
AMAZING!! Abby was incredible! I am in love with the picture she took of our wedding day. She was really good at rounding up big groups of people and she made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She gave us a few sneak peek pictures just a week af...
ter the wedding and the rest came a couple weeks after that. I am so so happy with everything she did. She is completely amazing!
Reviewed On 11/07/2017 by Marissa G
Everything about Abby was amazing! She was open to any ideas and suggestions, but also had creative ideas of her own. She was incredibly flexible and was able to do our engagement shoot with barely any time notice. I had a few different locatio...
ns that I had in mind and she gave me feedback on what she thought was best. Abby was also fine with us having our daughter and dog in some pictures which was awesome. Our wedding was at the Mt. Hood Skibowl, which is somewhat difficult, but her and her second photographer were so accommodating. We were able to take any photos we wanted, but they also gave guidance which was extremely helpful. They were also super fun to work with! The turn around time for the photos was pretty fast for both the engagement session and the wedding. And we could not be happier with the way the photos turned out! They are so beautiful and captured the wedding perfectly. Also, the price for what we got was way better than any other photographer I considered. I have no complaints and would highly recommend Abby for any occasion!
Reviewed On 11/07/2017 by Stephanie S
Abby was amazing. She worked so well with my friends and family throughout the whole wedding day. I just received my wedding pictures back and they turned out AMAZING. I have received so many compliments on how well the photos looked. She did s...
uch a great job at my wedding, my brother-in-law is going to use her for his.
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Saralynn G
Abby and second photographer Katie were awesome! I could not have asked for better service and quality from start to finish. Abby totally understood what I was looking for in a wedding photographer. I got married in Ashland, Oregon and I was ha...
ving trouble finding a local photographer that I liked. I found Abby on TheKnot and was so happy that she was able to drive down from the Portland area for the big day. I recently got my pictures back and they blew me away. So many beautiful shots and a perfect mix of candid and posed. My wedding day was one of the best days of my life and thanks to Abby I'll have wonderful memories of it forever. Book Abby!! You will be so glad you did!
Reviewed On 10/23/2017 by Abby M
Abby did such an amazing job of capturing the special moments of our big day. She made the photo taking process so easy and fun and the end results were just stunning. I'm so grateful we had her there on our wedding day.
Reviewed On 10/22/2017 by Libbie S
We are absolutely in love with our wedding photos! Abby was able to capture all our magical moments on our wedding day! Abby is a very talented and compassionate photographer. We were nervous getting our photos taken at first but with her kind ...
words/gentle nature, she helped us relax and enjoy those special moments during our engagement/wedding photo shoots. Abby helped us feel comfortable and at ease on the biggest day of our lives. Choosing a photographer can seem stressful/overwhelming but Abby took care of everything and reduced our wedding day stress significantly! She kept us on track and made sure we took full advantage of the scenery our wedding venue had to offer. Every picture was beautiful and truly captured our natural joy on our special day. Overall, we're extremely blessed to get so many beautifully edited photos with our package. We are so grateful to have hired Abby, and we certainly recommend her!
Reviewed On 10/22/2017 by Mackenzie W
Abby was so great to work with right from the start! She did our engagement and our wedding photos and literally all of them turned out so great!! She made everything feel so natural and fun! Our photos turned out to be the best in the moment, ...
real photos which is incredible to have! Abby truly is the best!
Reviewed On 10/03/2017 by Angela H
My wife and I worked with Kate Holt, co-owner & lead photographer. When we first began the process of finding a wedding photographer, Kate was timely & responsive to our email communications, and she met us for coffee in our neighborhood to tal...
k about vision, approach, style, preferences, and other parameters that would give us the experience we were looking for. My wife and I were both very specific about the aesthetic we had in our minds (thankfully my wife and I were on the exact same page -- though we both used very different language to articulate our ideas), and we came prepared with other photographer's portfolio examples to illustrate what we hoped to achieve (and we definitely did not like). This included examples from her local competitors, which she was not defensive about whatsoever. In fact, she encouraged us to send her more examples via email once our meeting was over to facilitate a continued refinement of what she was going to try to do for us.
She arrived ahead of schedule, and guided my beautiful and nervous bride and I through an efficient and varied use of the venue space as backdrops of our photos. She was patient, easy to work with, and felt like a pleasant, professional contributor to the wedding proceedings without being obtrusive or awkward in any way shape or form. Finally, she was very gracious in sending us our photos according to our agreed timeframe, and we couldn't be more pleased.
Reviewed On 9/09/2017 by Kara T
Abby is the sweetest person and her work is beautiful! She uses a lot of natural lighting in her pictures and we are so happy that we chose her! She makes you feel really comfortable and we absolutely love her pictures!! Would recommend to ever...
Reviewed On 8/19/2017 by Sierra D
Abby was so kind and delightful to work with! She listened to all my ideas, even looked through my pinterest wedding photo board to make sure the final images matched my desires.
Reviewed On 1/22/2017 by Kristin R
Abby was a dream to work with! When our original plan to have a family friend photograph our wedding fell through, we were left to search the internet for a local photographer. Boy are we glad things turned out the way they did because we feel ...
like we ended up better off. Abby was professional but down to earth and kept us laughing throughout our sessions. For the camera-shy couple that we are, we really appreciated her sense of humor. She has a friend-like warmth to her that immediately makes you feel comfortable around her. She gives great direction and truly looks for those in-between moments that capture beautiful candid shots. You can tell that she truly loves what she does and it shows in her work. We absolutely LOVE our photos and would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 10/24/2016 by Jayli B
I hired Abby to do our engagement and wedding pictures and she completely exceeded my expectations. She was super nice and friendly and her packages are completely affordable. My husband is not so comfortable behind a camera and she did an amaz...
ing job of making him feel at ease and gave just enough direction to get awesome pictures. At our wedding I felt like she was just another close friend that we had invited and she fit in perfectly. There were some specific pictures I wanted to make sure we got and she took note of all my requests and fit them in. I got my pictures back from her quickly and they are THE BEST (full of natural light and not overly edited like you'll see with some photographers). If I ever need professional pictures for anything I'll be hiring Abby again!
Reviewed On 6/04/2016 by Elyse A
Abby is so personable that you feel like you are best friends when you've only met once or twice. This was the most important thing for us in choosing a photographer - photographs always come out better when you are relaxed and being yourself. ...
Abby brought out the best in us and made us feel like it was just us, even though she was snapping away. She was also incredibly professional, and now my mom is even saying she's our "family photographer". She's the toughest critique, so that's saying something! She' highly recommended!
Reviewed On 2/07/2016 by taylor s
Abby is the best!!! So fun to work with and never takes a bad picture. We just love her ❤️
Reviewed On 2/07/2016 by Kalli T
I had Abby photograph our wedding and she was wonderful! She was professional and helpful and had great control of the bridal party, family and guests so that she could get the shots that she knew we wanted. She had great ideas and worked very ...
well with everyone. She also traveled all the way to San Francisco for us, which I am very grateful for! Thank you Abby!
Reviewed On 7/10/2012 by Myah O
Abby Rae is a younger, freelance photographer. She just totally gets it. She gets to know both of you really well, takes the time to figure out what your vision is, does not nickel and dime you. She gives you all of your photos edited and gives...
you full rein over them. She is incredibly reasonable in cost, too. You really could not get any better than Abby.
Hi! I am Abby, a Top Fine Art Wedding Photographer from Portland, Oregon, and this is my story. I have been shooting weddings for the past ten years. I have met the most extraordinary people and have learned so much about the art of photography, people, myself. I became a hybrid photographer in 2019 and began incorporating film, which I fell in love with. I love to capture the authenticity and beauty of people. I approach photography with a romantic, impressionist sensibility. Over the past decade, I have had the pleasure of documenting some of the most amazing celebrations.