With a deep rooted passion for capturing beauty, Abigail's love of photography began in college using images to document children's play and how their learning environments impacted their play. Learning how to pay attention to details, pushed her full force into interior design and photographing the beauty of them. After a few years of designing her own interiors and a magazine feature, she realized that her photography could help other designers and brands tell their project's stories. All of these learning experiences evolved in to capturing the story of a space through photography. While focusing on interior and brands, she uses lifestyle sessions to document the authentic beauty of people.
She would describe her photographic style as bespoke, curated, timeless, bright, and authentic.
Abigail is based in the suburbs of Raleigh with her husband Jon, boxer dog (Max). Hobbies include writing about their home (The Gray Cottage), gardening, Jeep cruising, and spending time with friends. Her perfect day is quiet, simple and filled with a cozy night by the fire and delicious charcuterie plate.
We are a boxer dog family. Our first was Bronx, and now we have Max. He makes regular appearances on The Gray Cottage's Instagram stories. The boxer breed is considered the clowns of dog world. We won't argue this fact. Max keeps us laughing and brightens every day in our home. Boxers are very high-energy dogs, but the most love-able couch potatoes. They are ready to "G.O." at a moments notice, but will sit next to you on the sofa and watch TV. If they have plenty of time and space outside to burn off the zoomies, they make one of the best family pets in the world!
Dutch Floral art stole my heart years ago and it has remained at the top of my favorites ever since! Even better than moody floral art is real life moody floral arrangements! I love the contrast between the lights and darks of the flowers and greens. The combination of texture and scent is pure bliss. When there is a dark background to a floral arrangement, I feel that the flowers become more vibrant and detail more noticeable.
Crumbly, melting, smooth, hard, stinky, sweet -- you name the cheese, I will try it. Some of my favorites include: Roquefort blue cheese, Humboldt Fog, and Supreme Brie.
Probably to my husband's dismay. Kidding -- most of the them turn out amazing --- so long as I follow the recipe. We are total foodies so we love trying out new food and cocktails. Sometimes I will share favorite recipes on the blog. When we have guests over, menu planning is one of our favorite aspects of hosting so we test recipes ahead of time to see what works well together! My go to recipes tend to be easy and not overly complicated, but full of flavor! This is a picture of my famous "Zesty Lemon Blueberry Crumble Muffins."