Out with the Old, In with the New!

After a lot of thought, prayer, head scratching, soul searching, researching and going back and forth to the drawing board I have finally decided a NEW NAME for AB Photography!
Life has a way of throwing curve balls, and sometimes things change…. unfortunately sometimes those things are last names. Although I haven’t legally changed my name, it’s not something I want to continue to use for my business.
I have thought so long and hard about this, and when I came across the greek term, Meraki…. {May-Rah-Key} Which means putting a piece of your soul, creativity and love into something you create…. WHAT could be more fitting? My business is all of those things, and I put a piece of my heart and soul into every session I create. SO, without further ado…. I introduce to you, Meraki Studio!

Thank you all for joining me on this journey of capturing your biggest and littlest moments. I can’t wait to continue!

Soon, this page name will change and the website is under construction, so be on the look out! xoxoxo

Lexi Burlson 2017 Carlinville High School Senior | AB Photography

I’m so glad to finally be posting Lexi’s session! She is the last of our 2017 senior models, (No worries, we have more sessions in the books!) Lexi is a senior at Carlinville High School.

I just loved this girl from the moment I met her, she’s one of those true genuine people that you feel instantly comfortable with.   Lexi is such a natural at posing too, and super photogenic!
In her spare time, when she’s not working at the nursing home, she likes to catch up on Netflix  (yeesssssss!!) She also enjoys drawing, hanging out with her friends and boy friend, and baking!  (She’s a girl after my own heart!)
In the fall she will be heading of to Lewis and Clark to study nursing and hopes to eventually get her bachelors degree in FL and become a pediatric nurse.
More to come soon from Lexi and the rest of our 2017 Senior reps!


Cassie Brown Northwestern High School Class of 2017 | AB Photography

Cassie Brown…. Where do I start with this girl? I am thrilled that she is a 2017 ABP Senior rep because she slays me! She is unbelievably hard working, driven, dedicated…..and…. beautiful as you can see!
When I asked the girls to tell me a little about themselves I wasn’t expecting Cassie’s answers.  She has recently completed a CNA program and now works full time… yes you heard me FULL TIME at Carlinville Rehab and Health Care Center. Every day, she goes to school and then spends her afternoon aiding and caring for the residents at the center.  How amazing is that? When she graduates high school she plans to attend LLCC to get her nursing degree, and then SIUE for her masters as an RN.   Motivated right??
She obviously doesn’t have a lot of spare time, but she does enjoy reading, spending time with her family, rooting for the Wildcats football team. AND…. maybe a nap if there is time! 🙂

Cassie I am so proud of you, and can’t wait to see what you accomplish!

Maddison Bellm Carlinville High School 2017 Senior

I met Maddison maybe last year or the year before through our mutual friend Katie, (Hi Katie!)  and I knew right away she was an amazing person.  She’s gorgeous for one, but she also has the personality to match which is always the winning feature.  Plus, she has amazing style, it might help that she looks like a model, but she can pull off that stuff you see in magazines and wish you could wear… she totally can, and  does.
Although I had already met Maddison prior to her session, I felt like I had known her forever while I was photographing her, she’s such a warm and fun person, its easy to feel comfortable around her!

Currently she spends her time Cheering on the Cavies at CHS, but she also loves to fish on her family’s farm and hang out with friends.  After she graduates she plans on pursuing elementary education.






Danielle Class of Skinner 2017 Litchfield High School Senior

Where do I even start with Danielle??   Well for one thing I will start with saying, I don’t call her Danielle, she’s Danie to me.
I have known this kid since she was born.  I used to babysit her brother, and then she came along and It was love at first sight. She was my tiny peanut that I wanted to take everywhere.   I remember rocking her to sleep and never wanting to put her in her crib, instead I would just hold her long after she fell asleep!   This is all probably embarrassing the heck out of her, so I’ll skip to the part where she is now a gorgeous grown senior at Litchfield High School.   She loves to Cheer for the panthers, and even wants to be a photographer when she graduates (yes…. my heart is proud!)

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