Hey everyone! I am so excited for the upcoming EVOLVING WORKSHOP! There was a point in time when my business was taking over my life and I just didn’t know how to manage it and have the life that I wanted. But through a lot of hard work, and some amazing inspiration, I was able…

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April 8, 2014 - 10:24 am

Amber Green - Marketing & Time Management! Love this – thanks Abbey!

April 8, 2014 - 10:30 am

Angie Blackburn - Marketing I want to win a seat to the slc aug 5-6 th

April 8, 2014 - 10:33 am

Lindsay - My biggest struggle is exposure and getting more clients. I would love to attend the Salt Lake location!

April 8, 2014 - 10:35 am

Destiny Skinner - The biggest thing I struggle with in my business is branding/marketing myself. I would love to win a seat for the Salt Lake workshop! :)

April 8, 2014 - 10:36 am

Tara Hilsmann - I struggle with marketing and finding clients. And I’m attending the SLC Aug 7-8 workshop. So excited!

April 8, 2014 - 10:38 am

Kayleigh - I can’t seem to figure out me and my style. I know my style editing wise, I mean more in my website and branding. A website that shows me and my personality. I feel like I’m having an identity crisis! When I decide I like something, I can’t decide if it’s me or if I’m being influenced by other photographers and designers. How did you clearly find out who YOU were and then portray that in your website and branding?

April 8, 2014 - 10:49 am

Tia Stout - I really struggle with finding and booking the right client. And I will be coming to the SLC workshop :-)

April 8, 2014 - 10:51 am

Keala - The biggest thing I think I struggle with in my business is building the momentum I would like to have to be booking more weddings and more specifically booking the clients that I ideally want. I would like to be doing 2-3 weddings a month.

Thank you for the opportunity to possibly learn from you! Big fan of your work.

April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am

Tia Stout - I really struggle with finding and booking the right client. I will be attending the SLC workshop. :-)

April 8, 2014 - 11:00 am

Kelli Cooper - My biggest struggle with my business right now is marketing!!! I need to find better ways to reach my ideal client. If I win this giveaway, I’ll attend the SLC location. Wish me luck!! Thanks for doing the giveaway!!!

April 8, 2014 - 11:07 am

Bryana Likes - Ever since I became a mother of two, I have found myself a little scatter brained about the business side of my photographer. I still have the passion but I would love help learning how to balance it all! I hope to attend this conference!!

April 8, 2014 - 11:09 am

Angela - I struggle with finding new clients so I can stay busy.

April 8, 2014 - 11:46 am

Lauren Casto - I need to work on building clientele in this competitive field! I would love to attend the Southern Cali workshop!

April 8, 2014 - 11:50 am

Michelle - I struggle with finding balance between working from home and still being a mother and wife. I would love to attend in Las Vegas! Thanks for the opportunity! The workshop sounds amazing!

April 8, 2014 - 11:59 am

Angie - I struggle with advertising through social networks, getting followers/likes for my page and turning those likes into actually clients.

I would love to attend the VA Beach workshop.

April 8, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Sarrah Keyes - I struggle a lot with pricing. I always second guess my decisions. I struggle a lot with time managment also. If I win a seat…I would want to attend another one in SLC or one in Las Vegas!

April 8, 2014 - 1:06 pm

jenny - I struggle most with balancing my ambition with motherhood, my kids are still young and need me, but I also love to have a creative outlet. I would love to attend in SLC or southern utah!

April 8, 2014 - 1:06 pm

April Davis - Totally Southern Cali ;) You know how bad I could use some direction in my business life!!

April 8, 2014 - 1:16 pm

travis - Time management for sure!

April 8, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Shakyra - Virginia Beach location! :)
My biggest struggle I would think is reaching new circle of clients. Woking on passing that :)

April 8, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Kaycee Smith - Posing the clients & also posing big wedding groups is one of my biggest struggles! I also struggle with my schedule.

I hope I win!! I’d LOVE to attend one of your workshops :) Aug 18-19 Southern California would work best for me!

April 8, 2014 - 1:51 pm

becky - i struggle finding time to practice.

April 8, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Charity - the thing I struggle with the most is marketing!I would love to go to the slc or Vegas workshops because I live in st. George. so either one would be awesome!! :)

April 8, 2014 - 2:19 pm

Jennifer Fritz - The biggest thing I struggle with is time first, confidence next, and marketing myself. I don’t think that I market myself because A) I don’t know how and B) I don’t know that I will ever think I am good enough to market my work, but then I look at my work, and I think Im pretty good. I know, I problably need therapy. ( I hope this is where I was supposed to post this for “answer a question”).
Im planning on attending the Aug. 5 and 6 workshop.

April 8, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Jenifer Allen - The business and marketing aspect is where I struggle most. I really want to win :)

April 8, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Julie - I struggle with posing, marketing, sales, & work flow.

April 8, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Bethanne Arthur - “What is the biggest thing you struggle with in your business? And if you win, which workshop location do you want to attend. Answer in the comments section below!”

The biggest thing I think I struggle with is putting myself out there and pushing my business in order to get my name more recognized by others and potential clients. I absolutely love what I do, and this business has been such a blessing to me. I can’t help but wonder what I could be doing more in order to make myself more known. I want to be a wedding photographer, and the amount of weddings I have under my belt is lacking, so I’d love to be able to learn more about marketing myself as a wedding photographer. I want to be what brides are looking for! :) If I were to win, I would love a seat at the September workshop in Virginia Beach! I live in Hampton Roads currently, and I am DYING to be a part of this workshop. I absolutely love your work Abbey, so I am keeping these fingers crossed! Thank you!


April 8, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Priscilla Davis - Vegas of course! Loved the experience my first time and would love a refresher :) Still need help finding my ideal clients!

April 8, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Priscilla Davis - Don’t know if my first comment worked (it didn’t say comment waiting moderation) but I’d love to go again and experience this all over again! Always love a good refresher and the shootout is to die for! Vegas of course :)

April 8, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Brittney Hannon - I struggle with posing as well as marketing! Would absolutely love to win a seat to the Southern California workshop! Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend!

April 8, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Brittany Walker - Hello and thank you for this awesome chance to win this amazing workshop to help grow my small photography business. I will be moving to Utah in about a month and so I will be starting pretty much all over with my clientele, which stresses me out and makes me feel lost and sad about my dream to become a professional and successful photographer. So If I were to win I would love to really just get the basics rolling and all in between. I would be looking forward to attending the SLC workshop! Again thank you for offering this VERY helpful giveaway! Crossing my fingers legs and toes!!

April 8, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Jayme Burke - My biggest struggle is Marketing. I live in a small town with a few other amazing competitors. I have struggled on getting my name out there. I would love to attend the workshop, I believe I would benefit in learning how to better my self as a photographer, and my business. I would love to attend the Las Vegas workshop Oct. 6 and 7th. Thank you


April 8, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Nicole Mills - I struggle with the overwhelming business aspect and finding my workflow. Thanks for the giveaway, I would attend the workshop in Las Vegas.

April 8, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Marge - Your workshop looks amazing!!! I would be so excited if I was to win a seat. I have so, so much to learn :-)

April 8, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Deb Cope - I recently relocated from SLC to Southern Utah and would love to attend your SLC event. I have really struggled making a name for myself in a new location. I also find that I’m a bit timid when it comes to BREAKING OUT as a pro, and would love to learn more about the business end so that I can feel more confident as a business woman.

April 8, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Christal - The biggest thing I struggle with is finding the clients that I would like to shoot— ie… weddings/seniors. I’m already registered for SLC, so I’d stay there. :)

April 9, 2014 - 10:25 am

kristin - I struggle with workflow and am always looking for more ideas on posing and finding balance! I would love to attend the SLC one.

April 9, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Kayleigh Wilson - I struggle with promoting my business. I would love to attend your workshop in Southern California!

April 9, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Tiffany Joyce - I’m am so young and new the business of photography. I try my hardest everyday to better myself to become successful. This workshop would be such a big opportunity to help push my business into the right direction.

April 9, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Meredith Ryncarz - The biggest thing I struggle with is building momentum fast. I am a military spouse who moves her business every four years and whose clients also move as a lot are military. It is super hard to break into an established market when I am the new girl in town. I am actually moving to Virginia in two months and would LOVE to attend the Virginia Beach conference!

April 9, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Miranda - I struggle with marketing and confidence. I have trouble putting myself out there if I feel like I don’t know 100% what I’m doing. I would be so grateful to attend the Ca workshop- THANK YOU!

April 10, 2014 - 6:38 am

Sachel Samone Photography - The biggest thing I struggle with is closing the deal. I have many who love my work, but few book me because of pricing. I’m secure in my pricing and know I’m worth what I charge, I just have a hard time helping potential clients see that. That and learning an effective business plan would propel me forward. If I win, I’d love to attend the Va Beach session!!

April 10, 2014 - 7:54 am

Janell Strouse - My biggest struggle is being so overwhelmed by life and business and being perfect, that I just end up frozen/doing nothing. If I win, I’d like to attend the VA beach conference.

April 10, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Erin Lundy - The biggest thing I struggle with in my business is time management…I get easily distracted and off task

April 10, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Shelby Barnes - My biggest struggle with my business is learning how to expand it!

April 10, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Tiffany@Creme de la Crumb - I have such a hard time setting time limits and keeping to a schedule, I feel like I just work every waking minute and any spare minute I can find is devoted to my business!

April 10, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Gina - Marketing!!!

April 10, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Jessica Casperson - I struggle with people knowing who I am and getting inquires. I would love to attend the SLC Utah workshop

April 10, 2014 - 6:49 pm

emily mcconkie - My biggest struggle right now is marketing. I would love to win a spot in your Virginia Beach workshop!

April 10, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Nicole - The biggest thing that I struggle with is finding new clients!

April 10, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Nicole - And as far as which workshop… I would love to go to the Salt Lake workshop!

April 10, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Kelly Edmondson - Creativity!

April 10, 2014 - 10:02 pm

jordan burr - emails and organization
Vegas or salt lake

April 11, 2014 - 6:10 am

Aislinn bailey - My biggest struggle is finding a consistent style in my editing. I am constantly torn between that beautiful film look and more bright and beautiful. It’s hard too because computer won’t calibrate the screen correctly.

April 11, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Megan Heaps - The biggest struggle I have is marketing. I would love to attend your workshop, to gain the knowledge I need to make my business grow. :)

I would like to attend the Salt Lake workshop.

Thank you so much! :)


April 11, 2014 - 9:53 pm

Marcelle - A goal I have for 2014 is to understand how to reach my target market with my images as well with social media. I’d love to learn what your social media strategy is since you are a pro! Thanks for being a great teacher already. I’ve learned so much from the AK Crew already. Let’s meet in Vegas!

April 13, 2014 - 10:23 am

Amy - My biggest struggle is confidence! I never know how much to charge, I never feel confident to make money, and I’m struggling making a business with having another job!

Alainey + Ryan | Southern Utah Engagement Photography

I was so excited when Alainey called me to be a part of her wedding. She is so gorgeous and such a sweet person that I knew we were going to have so much fun! I absolutely love their simple vintage theme and how they incorporated it into their engagement session. Don’t you love her…

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April 4, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Emily - These are RADIANT. I looked over them from my cellphone while on the treadmill and then had to come home and look at them bigger on the screen because – WOW. Great pictures of a beautiful couple! And oh how warm it looks….