I'm Abbie, a photographer and graphic designer living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the city where I was born and raised. I graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2004 with a BFA in Photography, and after working in the New York publishing field for several years as a retoucher and imaging editor I moved to Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I earned a Post-Bacc Certificate in Visual Communication Design. This has allowed me the opportunity to freelance as a portrait, event, wedding, real estate photographer and graphic designer, and my husband and I also own a business in Dexter called Midwest Graphics & Awards which is a screen printing, embroidery and engraving company where I continue to leverage my art & design background.
As far back as I can remember I have always been fascinated with photography and I mostly blade my dad and stepdad who are both camera junkies, and it didn't take long for me to join in on the fun. While photography will always be me first love I am also incredibly drawn to design and the endless possibilities of combining typography, illustration, photos, paper and graphics not only as a solitary endeavor but I also thoroughly enjoy creative collaboration as well.
If you'd like to see more photos or are looking for your custom image gallery, visit my ShootProof page: ABPD Photography