Thursday, August 26, 2010

Album spreads

I've been working on creating some album spreads in an effort to create a sample album to show prospective clients and businesses.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sneak Peek

I feel so lucky to have assisted at a wedding this past weekend in Richmond. One of my favorite photographers asked me if I would second shoot the wedding and I happily agreed. I'll be honest, I was extremely nervous, constantly worrying that none of my images were turning out as well as I hoped for, etc. Weddings can be so stressful! Yet on the flip side, they are so wonderful. The love, emotion and spirit that is felt at a wedding can't be traded for anything. I'm so happy to have had this chance to second shoot another wedding and look forward to shooting again next month. Until then, enjoy a few of my favorite images.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


"Why do I feel like I'm in a swamp?" Liz asked tonight during our shoot.

"Uh, because we are," I replied.

But you never would guess it from the images.

Thank you DC weather for not being terribly unbearable but if you could cut down on the humidity just a tad, we would really appreciate it.


Monday, August 16, 2010

100 posts later and I'm still behind

A few posts back I mentioned that I had been in upstate New York for 10 days. And I was, but the pictures I'm about to share are from a trip I made last October during the peak of the changing of colors. My aunt, daughter and I visited the beautiful little town of Skaneateles: a quaint village on the Finger Lakes with beautiful cottages, houses, shops and window-fronts. Its beauty, combined with the vibrant fall leaves, made for a beautiful fall afternoon. I love fall and am looking forward to the cooler temperatures and crispness that the season brings. Until then, enjoy some pictures from last year.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August session offers

When was the last time you had a family portrait session? Is the latest portrait on your wall from years ago? Are your children in school but your family portrait says otherwise? Are you wanting portraits taken for your holiday cards? Are you expecting a new baby before the end of the year?

Starting today, any client booking a session to take place before the 1st of December will have the choice to receive 50 complimentary holiday cards ($100 value) with their session OR $75 off a session (normally $150--see my website for more details). This offer will only be available until August 31st so contact me at: abbie (at) abbierufener (dot) com or the phone number to the right.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Baby J -DC Newborn Photographer

Why I don't focus primarily on newborns is a mystery too me. Not only are they so adorable and little but they sleep for most of the session. Could I ask for anything more relaxing? Thank you Ruth and Abraham for allowing me to capture these images of your precious little one. Enjoy your sneak peek!

The green baby cocoon is courtesy of my friend Marissa Young. Please contact me if you would like to get in touch with her.