abigail gowin

wedding photographer

Let’s do this!

I Photograph couples excited for forever

Hey, there! I’m Abigail.

You might be surprised to hear photography isn’t my passion… people are my passion. I’m all about connecting on that “we’ve known each other forever!” kinda level. For me it’s more than just telling your story. It’s an invitation to an intimate moment in your life. It’s a big deal because your love is a big deal.

Take a moment, look around, and when you’re ready we’ll catch up over coffee or your favorite brew.



About Me

Hi! I’m abigail

Wedding photographer & doughnut lover

always cold. loves hugs. calm under pressure.

Born and raised on a small farm, I transplanted myself to Indy in 2016 after meeting my hunk of a husband, Adam, on Tinder. Now we have a happy baby boy, Harvey!

I’ve always had a passion for helping and serving others. Photography allows me to chase this dream while being whimsical and creative. It’s like the best of both worlds. I think life is something meant to be explored and there are so many wonderful ways to do it. My friends would say I’m spontaneous, independent, and (hopefully) hilarious. 😉

I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like…but really, who has? Add some tequila and you have my full attention. Fuzzy socks are my jam, yanno, cause I’m always cold.

Let’s be real, everyone is promising to capture your love and tell your story. And that’s a wonderful thing don’t get me wrong! But don’t forget, someone will be following you around all.day. Why not make it someone you enjoy spending time with? I’ve got dad jokes for daaaaays and I’ve pinned over 300 boutonnieres, so I’m kind of a pro. Parents and grannies love me. You could say I’m charming like that.

I only take a limited number of weddings each year. I fully believe in dedicating as much time as I can to each couple. My love language is quality time, so don’t be surprised if we end up chatting longer than expected at consult or if I ask a lot of questions about you as a couple during the engagement session. I want to learn as much as I can before the wedding so I can serve you in the best way possible.


it’s time to know ya boo!

Want to know a bit more about me? Here are a few of my favorite things!

Place to visit
Anywhere new! I love seeing new placed and experiencing new things. If you’ve been somewhere cool recently, tell me about it!
Movie & TV Show
Movie = Trolls 2. It’s not a sequel and it’s not about trolls. Betcha didn’t see that coming, did ya? B Rated Scifi has a special place in my heart. For the A list lovers, I’m a Guardians of the Galaxy kinda gal.

TV Show = Parks and Rec. Could you tell?

Coffee or tea?
BOTH. For real. Tons of coffee in the mornings with almond milk creamer and sweet tea all day long. My veins might pump caffeine for a living.
Spirit animal
My husband says I’m a koala ’cause I’m cuddly and I love naps.
My husband says I’m a koala ’cause I’m cuddly and I love naps.
Ice cream flavor
Dilly bars all day, everyday. But also Cookie Monster from Jiffy Treat back home.
I’m one of those people who will listen to the same song over & over until it’s old. Right now I’m listening to Chris Stapleton on the regular.
Breakfast food
There’s a local place who makes a meal called the “Farmhouse Benedict.” It’s 100% terrible for you, but biscuits and gravy topped with a breaded tenderloin (my fave sandwich btw) which is topped with two eggs & more gravy, and served with hash browns. You’ll find me napping on the couch after that one.
Winter. I know, I might be crazy, but I L O V E the snow and cold!


Each Abigail Gowin couple enjoys the same experience and attention to detail. Your wedding is one-of-a-kind so you shouldn’t have to compromise for beautiful photos. We start with a consultation, in person or phone. I understand how hectic life + planning a wedding can get, so whatever works best for you works for me! This step is crucial to ensure we are a great fit; trust me when I say you want to be excited to work with your photographer. Once we have the ball rolling and your engagement session date locked down, I’ll send over a prep guide to select outfits and locations. Many of my couples have said their engagement session helped them prepare to be comfortable in front of the lens on the wedding day. You’ll only be engaged for a short time compared to your marriage – it’s only fitting you celebrate! Before the wedding you will receive a robust questionnaire to enter in alllll the activities of your day. This helps me create a timeline you can share with all your VIPs. At least two weeks out from the big day you will drop off the rings, jewelry, perfume, watches, invitation suite, and any other small details you want photographed for styling. Not only do your precious items get the care and attention they deserve, we save an hour or more of coverage on the wedding day that is now focused on YOU! The big day comes with traditional coverage & my trusty assistant, we’ll arrive just before you put on your dress and leave 30 minutes into open dancing. Not a single important moment will be missed. Let’s recap:

Engagement Session
Timeline Creation
Assistant Photographer
Styled Details
Traditional Wedding Coverage
Online Gallery
Print Release



you can also include…
bridal session

Who says you can’t wear your dress more than once? Bridals are a great excuse to put on your wedding dress, get pampered, and have a session all to yourself. It’s one thing we can mark off the list for your wedding day, giving us time to dedicate elsewhere. No stress, just fun! Bridal sessions are up to 2 hours, up to 60 images, and $450 when added to a wedding collection.

boudoir session

It’s all about feeling confident and beautiful in your skin. Whether that means cute and causal or full blown sexy, we will create a stunning gallery that will leave his law on the floor. Boudoir sessions are up to 2 hours, professional hair & make up included, up to 60 images, and a “little black book.” $600 when booked with a wedding collection.

rehearsal dinner coverage

Rehearsal dinners are a great way for me to meet everyone and get a sense of the ceremony. Covering a dinner like this I will snag some amazing candid images of you and your loved ones. $200/hour

additional wedding hours

Every wedding is different. While I am confident I can capture everything you need in 8 or less hours, sometimes there’s a need for a little extra time. I’m happy to stay a little later or arrive early for those special moments! Additional hours are $200/hour for just me and $300/hour for myself and a second shooter.

one year anniversary

You made it! They always say the first year of marriage is the hardest, but how hard can it be with your best friend? Celebrate this milestone with a hour session and up to 30 images. $300 when booked with a wedding collection.

portrait sessions

For the milestones. The memories. The timeless.
1.5-hour session
Location of your choice
Prepare for lots of laughter
Up to 30 images




dog people are

the best kind of people

Want to bring your furry little love along for the session?
Consider me S O L D.
Fair warning, I’ll be after all the snuggs I can get.

Contact Me

let’s chat!

Ask A question Or Schedule a Consultation

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How many images will I get and when can I expect them?
Portrait sessions: Your gallery comes with an average of 40 images. You will be able to select your favorite 25 for downloading or you can purchase the remainder of the gallery for $100. Images will be ready for viewing 15 days after our session.

Bridal & Boudoir Sessions: Your gallery comes with 40 hand-touched images. Images will be completed 25 days after our session.

Weddings: On average I deliver 50 images per hour of coverage. This can vary with the amount of details and events throughout the day. I photograph with a lot of intention & strive to deliver quality over quantity. Images will be ready 45 days after your wedding.

Do you offer prints or albums?
Yes! I have gorgeous, high quality, leather-bound and linen cover albums that lay flat and have thick, sturdy pages. I design the layout myself and upon your approval submit for printing. I also offer small prints and canvases which can be purchased directly from your gallery.
How do I book?
Once we’ve hammered out all the details I will provide a Proposal. That’s just a fancy way of saying an e-mail with a link to your invoice & proposal all in one. The Proposal is good for one week only. In this time I will tentatively reserve your date on my calendar. To become fully booked, you only need to satisfy the retainer or payment & sign the agreement. I’ll get a quick notice of these actions and countersign as well.

For weddings, a 50% retainer is due at booking. The remaining 50% is due 30 days out from your wedding.

All other sessions are 100% due at time of booking.

If you need a more structured payment plan, don’t be afraid to ask!

What if you're not available for my date?
There’s always a few “popular” wedding dates each year that tend to book up quickly. If I am personally not available on the date but you still want to be an Abigail Gowin bride or groom, you’re in luck! I offer an Associate program. I will photograph any additional sessions in your package, as well as handle all communication, editing, and delivery of images. For your wedding day a vetted and experienced photographer who has been trained to mimic my shooting style will be there to capture all the moments. The same turnaround time applies (45 days). This program is offered at a discounted rate and a great way to still be an Abigail Gowin bride or groom!

Associate photographers are not available for regular sessions at this time.

I'm not sure what to wear, can you help?
Absolutely! Once booked I will send out my style guide and help answer any questions you have about what to wear. The key is finding something that makes you feel confident, it really shines through in your images!
What if you aren't in my budget?
Still send me a note! Because I only take on a limited number of weddings, I cannot negotiate on price. But we can look at your desired budget and see if there is an option for a custom package to suit your needs. I also offer an Associate’s Program which may be the perfect fit. At the end of the day, if I’m not lucky enough to photograph your wedding, I will send you highly vetted recommendations for incredible people. You deserve the best memories!
Do you choose the location or do we?
If you have a location in mind, speak up! Even if you don’t think it would be “pretty.” If it’s special to you, it’s special to me. The image to your left is on top of a parking garage. Katie & Roberto used to hang up there during college because it overlooks Purdue. Don’t have a location in mind? I have tons of options available based on an urban feel or natural setting.
Are there any additional fees?
The only time you will have extra fees not listed online are for travel or photography permits. Some locations require a special pass, which is always noted. Travel 25+ miles outside the 46075 radius is 25 cents/mile round trip. Should your needs incur additional costs, we will discuss this at length and it will be noted on your invoice and agreement.
i cannot wait to meet you!