Abigail | senior-model-photographer

I am easily excited, easily amused and easily pleased. I dont know why really,…Its just how I roll. But there are a some things in life that bring my heart immeasurable joy… joy to the point that I sometimes feel like my heart may explode.
Shoots like this (and the previous post as well) are incidents that elicit that joy, that passion and that excitement. Perhaps its the foreplay of styling the clothes, playing hairstylist, and acting as make-up artist that lay the foundation for an amazing time shooting? Or perhaps its just an inexplainable chemistry between, me, the camera and the model? Whatever causes that spark, though, I feel like it has a way of igniting my heart and translating into an inexpressible feeling that I cannot release… so i jump… and dance… and squeal…..
It’s quite hilarious but it’s real.

This shoot was no exception. I danced and squealed quite a bit. 6 hours of shooting and 3,000 images later I have to split this into two separate posts because I just had so much fun and I I am unable to narrow it down to fit in one post:)

So this is Abigail Smith, she is a photographer out of Oklahoma who is following in the child prodigy footsteps of the likes of Sarah Barlow and Joshua Smith. At 18 she is running a successful photography business and rockin’ the mid-west. She recently graduated HighSchool but did not have senior pictures taken so we remedied that.

Meet the amazing Abigail….

Mark - May 3, 2008 - 12:16 am

WOW These are rockin’! Great job Shyla. Isn’t it nice working with a talented model?

Blink of an Eye Photography - May 3, 2008 - 8:02 am

Out of a magazine … Shyla these images are stunning! Abigail you are gorgeous girl. It was great meeting you both in Chicago. Hope our paths cross again someday!

Melissa Koehler - May 3, 2008 - 12:38 pm

These totally look like they belong in a Polo ad or something. Love them!

Abigail Q - May 3, 2008 - 1:10 pm

OMG. Seriously, could you get any hotter? You make me speechless… and as you know thats an accomplishment! 😉

laurie c - May 3, 2008 - 1:52 pm

shyla these are amazing! Abigail your are beautiful….I love all of these pictures!!

Justin Marantz - May 3, 2008 - 6:19 pm


beth - May 3, 2008 - 11:52 pm

wow…i’m so impressed. 😀 and I KNOW HER! haha..great portraits. so so soooo beautiful. i love the very last one with all her red curly hair!

Kevin Keith - May 4, 2008 - 12:23 am

SWEET SHOTS SHYLA! I have been following your blog and your style is rockin’. Love your portrait work!


Jono - May 4, 2008 - 2:27 am

Yay Abby!! Your a model too now =o haha it was nice meeting you in Australia

J@KE - May 4, 2008 - 12:05 pm

Um so the hotness pretty much exudes from these shots. the hair and makeup are just stunning and you couldn’t pick a better place to shoot this outfit. On a 1-10 rating I give it a 20! Simply one of the best photoshoots I’ve seen. It’s just fabulous!!! Abby you are gorgeous and Shy you are totally fab! Keep rollin’ the hotness….


Katie Thurmes - May 5, 2008 - 10:54 am

Rock on girl! I love all the originality in these! see you in a few short weeks :)

Heaven's Eye Phtotography - May 5, 2008 - 12:36 pm

Happiness is seeing a shoot that a friend does that totally rocks and makes me smile. K

k-fed - May 5, 2008 - 1:04 pm

Wow! Now I totally want to dye my hair red 😉

david & kimi baxter - May 5, 2008 - 4:29 pm

oh my dear shy!! holy smokes!!!! every single shot is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G and every single one with her back lit, OMGOSH!!!!!! comin over here is like pure sweetness!

Brittany Blando - May 5, 2008 - 8:15 pm

These are awesome!

Eric Foley - May 5, 2008 - 10:24 pm

I love the warm tones in your images, very inspiring work!

Cathy Crawley - May 6, 2008 - 1:59 am

WOW! What can I say? These are fantastic! Seriously, it looks like a photo shoot for a magazine. And might I also say that I am so envious of Abigail for starting her business at such a young age. I thought of doing it at her age but waited until I was 36 to actually get started! All those years wasted! Great, great work :)

nikki nicole photography - May 7, 2008 - 4:33 pm

i was checkin out some past posts and this one well….


Love the sun flare in some of them!!!!

lauren c.- openField. - May 9, 2008 - 6:33 pm

OMG…i LUV these!!!!!! super fun and full of life!! : )

PicturesByTracy.com - May 16, 2008 - 9:33 am

Inspiring work Shyla. These are my favorite images EVER, so much feeling in them…I really have no words to discribe.

Abigail is amazing! What a natural beauty and talent.

Scarlett Lillian - May 21, 2008 - 2:47 pm

Oh gosh, part 1 and part 2 are BEAUTIFUL! Funny, Abigail was supposed to come second shoot with me this past weekend, but plans changed last minute. These pictures are so breathtaking of her and truly capture her sweet spirit!

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