Hello and welcome to the Abbie Payge Photography blog! I am a lifestyle portrait photographer located in the Madison, Wisconsin area. I love fashion and design, and I truly believe it can make the photograph. You will often find me thumbing through fashion and decor magazines for fun new ideas.

I specialize in children's portraiture and my style has been described as modern, rich, and soulful. My greatest joy is capturing all the unique personalities and making connections with my
                                      subjects. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will enjoy my blog and visit often!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

{Something Old, Something New} Madison children's photographer

We got this blanket for a wedding gift 6 years ago but I never even took it out of the box until now....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

{Holiday Cards} Madison children's photograper

Christmas is just around the corner....just a little reminder that the deadline for ordering Christmas cards is Monday 12/8.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

{Two peas in a pod} Madison children’s photographer

That is what Mom said about them and it was very apparent this brother and sister were very close. I was a little worried about this session, as it was freezing out (low 30’s) and the sun hadn’t been out in days. But A&A were tough: they did the entire session without coats with only a little stop in between for some hot chocolate.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

{What to Wear}

Gosh where has the time gone?!? My mother-in-law has reminded me that it has been awhile since my last post…I know,Iknow… I have fallen way behind in my blogging but it is nice to know she is a faithful blog follower, and her gentle nudge is appreciated.
I have some sessions to post soon, but I am going to start with my what to wear suggestions first…..if you are wondering what to wear for your upcoming session here are some great examples of outfits from JCrew/Crewcuts. These are just a few ideas and there is more on their website, http://www.jcrew.com/. Also, check out http://www.catimini.com/. Both websites have some great outfit ideas, along with some yummy european clothing. Oh, and if you still need some help choosing outfits just ask…I will be happy to help.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

{Ice Ice Baby}

OK, I was drawing a blank for titles and I don’t even like that song! But that is all I could think of. Seriously, Ms. P’s eyes are “ice blue”. They are paralyzing. Her eyes are so blue, and if you weren’t drawn to her by her eyes you would be knocked out by red hair, porcelain skin and freckles. See for yourself ….

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Down on the Farm...

One of the best things about my job is getting to meet new people and explore new parks (OK! so that is two things). I have to say that I had the best time on Saturday taking photos for this wonderful family! The children were very polite and energetic which makes me think that Jenny (mom) is super woman because I had to go home and put my feet up for a bit.
In the process I also discovered this farm/park and it turned out to be a great place for photos so I can’t wait to go back there when the fall colors are in peak.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My baby girl turns 3 today!

I can’t believe my baby girl turns three today! Today is sweet and sad for me at the same time. Sweet because this is my favorite age and sorrow because she is growing up way to fast! You see….Eastyn is our little miracle baby because she came into this world in her own unique way. She came into this world thru in-vitro fertilization so we knew right from the beginning that she would be a trooper.
I truly believe she was made especially for my husband and me. When I explain her to someone I always say “she is girl in a boy’s body” she is a girl and boy all rolled up into one. She is tough beyond words, she will pick up bugs and go worm hunting with her daddy but yet she loves to dress up and put bows in her hair and snuggle with mama. Happy Birthday Easer Bunny! I hope you have a great day!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Happy Brithday Baby Girl!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mr. "Handsome"

I told D he was so cute and I got the look..so I quickly asked him if he preferred cute or handsome, without even taking a moment to think he said "handsome" If you ask me I think he is both!
My first choice was to take D to the train tracks for the photo shoot. I thought it would be perfect place for us but we had to change that plan as we were quickly escorted off the tracks by one of the workers, so we changed gears and locations to an old warehouse near by where we graciously granted permission by the warehouse owner....Thank god!
This is my second time photographing D and I have to say it a pleasure each and every time, he is such a happy boy (and funny too)!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Abercrombie boys.....

I had such a blast with these boys!! I always wonder how I am going to relate to boys since I have girls but it was refreshing to say the least....there were all kind of shoving....pestering.....head locks and then they would go about their business like normal. Let me just say.....girls do not do this!!! They tease.....cry and hold grudges like nobody's business.
Ok, Julie! here is your sneak peek....I am going to tell you right now it is going to be so hard to choose, I have a ton of photos to proof and there are way too many good ones!
The last photo is an out take of Mr. L and it just cracks me up!! Look at his little buddy in the background just snickering.

boys will be boys!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Little Miss Sunshine..

We went for a boat ride last weekend and stopped off at a sand bar for a little sandwich and sand castles. Eastyn loves the sand and could play in it all day if we let her. I also took the opportunity to snap a couple of sun flare shots for my class assignment. I will be posting more soon....still editing.

Little Miss Sunshine

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Funny Girl!!

My daughter Eastyn is not quite three yet but she has an amazing sense of humor, she gets that from her Daddy. If you don't know my husband he can make you laugh until you are rolling on the ground holding your stomach because it hurts so much from laughing.
Eastyn has this game she calls it the "wake up game" you pretend like you are sleeping.....start to snore.....and then yell really loud "wake up!". She loves this game and will play it even when you are really sleeping. Well, yesterday while making sand castles on the beach she randomly laid back in the sand and started to snore. Thank goodness I had my camera so this is what the wake up game looks like.
Oh! and I must wish my husband a happy anniversary since I forgot this morning. Yes…it is true I forgot our anniversary....I am not real good with dates but hey I can’t remember everything ;)




Friday, July 18, 2008

Sweet Miss P!

Ok one more post before I rush out the door to go on vacation! My friend came over yesterday with her beautiful 5-month-old twins. I only had the chance to proof one and I came accross this one and I could not resist.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wheat fields..umbrellas and summer ahhh!

I have been wanting to take some pictures on the beautiful golden wheat fields forever well I finally got my chance yesterday, Have I ever mentioned that I love taking pictures of my big girl? She is so cooperative ok well...she gives me a little sas but overall she is good. See more on flickr.

My beautiful big girl!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Weekend

Oh how I love long weekends…we had a great Memorial weekend spending time with family and friends which reminds me to give a big “thank you” to all of our military personnel for the sacrifices they make each and every day to ensure our freedom.
The apple orchard was in full bloom but the mosquitoes were ferocious so we had a marathon photo shoot not to mention we were trespassing but it was all in the name of photography and I am sure they would have understood ;)
In the first photo Eastyn is trying to blow a dandelion but she doesn't quite get it, first she picks off the seeds and throws them and then blows we have tried to show her several time but this is her way! oh and the first outfit was made by grandma and one of my personal favorites.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

It's been awhile....

Gosh it seems like forever since I posted...I have to get better at that! everyday life just seems to get in the way. Today we went to check out the McKenzie enviromental Center for a shoot I have tomorrow am. Oh..and here is our new umbrella gotta love polka dots!

I thought I would mix it up with a B&W too.

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