Before moving back to the Midwest in 2010, I lived and worked as a photographer and retoucher in New York City for ten years. After obtaining a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, I worked full time in the consumer magazine publishing industry. I specialize in shooting weddings, events, and portraits (humans and animals), while maintaining a photo-journalistic aesthetic. After moving to Chicago, I attended SAIC for one year and earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Communication Design.
I enjoy cooking, traveling, and long distance running events among other things. I currently live and work in Chicago.
Weddings, Events & Portraits-
Please contact me for a consultation and estimate. I accept a limited number of weddings every year.
Please contact me at abbie.buhr (at) Gmail (dot) com. For more information, visit my Linkedin profile.
“Smart, dedicated and highly skilled, Abbie was a consummate professional throughout the entire process. We loved working with her, and recommend her highly to anyone looking for a freelance photographer. Her well-presented portfolio of wedding images assured us she knew her way around a reception, and her collection of portrait photography revealed a keen eye for both detail and humor . . . easy to talk to, and the way she listened to my vision for our small wedding me feel like I had found a real partner as the big day approached. Abbie responded to all my emails quickly and professionally, making me feel like I was in responsible, experienced hands . . . Her understanding of who we were, as people and as a couple, really comes across in the final photographs, and we were delighted with the final results . . . she unobtrusively and efficiently captured our day. Not only did Abbie always do what she said she would do, she regularly exceeded our expectations. She gave us a vast array of great shots, making it very difficult to choose just a few of our favorites for an album. She put together a lovely and easy-to-navigate website so we could share our pictures with family and friends. We feel lucky to have found Abbie, and will treasure our photos always.”
-Rachel & Evan
“So Miguel and I just spent the last hour oooh-ing, aaah-ing and freaking out over your photos. We love them so much!!! You did an unbelievable job, they’re beautiful! I can’t thank you enough:)”
-Jen & Miguel
“Abbie is a talented and experienced professional. I’ve hired her to shoot different types of subjects -from large groups to individual celebrities – and she handled both situations with ease. She listens and makes sure to capture the shots that I want. Some photographers don’t leave you alone during an event. But Abbie is so pleasant to work with, and I have total confidence letting her do her own thing and people find her extremely friendly and approachable. We have been so happy with Abbie’s photos and have posted many on our own site. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!”
-Kate Brinkerhoff, Public Relations Director, The Fresh Air Fund
“Abbie, the pictures are AMAZING!!!!! I LOVE THEM. You did a wonderful job. I could not be happier. Thank you so much.”
-Anne & Ryan
“These are wonderful!!!! They are perfect…the sentimental and iconic-type shots of my family that I’ve not had before and will cherish in the years to come. THANK YOU!”
“Thank you so much for photographing our wedding on Saturday. David and I were talking today about how glad we are that we hired you, not just because we liked the photos you took of Evan and Rachel, but also because it’s so easy to be in your company. You had such a calm and competent presence throughout the day and took everything in stride. So thank you.”
-Olivia & David
“Our educational publishing company sends out around a half million brochures each year nationally. Our best received brochure to date is the one photographed by Abbie Ross. We wouldn’t consider using anyone else. In addition to her talent, she is reliable, accessible and extremely easy to deal with.”
-Carolyn Brown, President, Tri-C Publications, Inc.
“Abbie was great! She was organized and prepared for our wedding. We got every picture we could want.”
-Alison & Mike
“Dear Abbie, I just wanted to tell you how much my husband and I have enjoyed the lovely photos you took of our daughter’s wedding. As I’m certain you’ve heard countless times from parents of many brides and grooms, the time just seemed to evaporate- and just when we’d all give anything to make it stand still for a moment or two! Thankfully, your lovely photos have helped us do exactly that. What a luxury it has been to slow up the pace and savor the day, photo by beautiful photo, whenever the impulse strikes us. We’re so glad the kids gave you free rein to snap as many spontaneous photos as you wished, and that they placed less emphasis on the more traditional and formal wedding photos. Wisely, though, you included several formal photos taken outdoors under the tree in the beautiful July sunshine. Rachel’s dad and I have never regretted making this same choice with our own wedding photographer some 36 years ago. Again, we thank you for so perfectly capturing both the solemnity and the exuberance of Rachel and Evan’s wedding celebration.”
-Tasha and Mike