Abigail Blosser's love of photography began back in high school while working on her school's yearbook.
She continued to study the craft in college, where she worked on a variety of documentary projects and eventually graduated with a master's degree in fine arts from Ohio University.
Her career took her to a private school where she taught art, including photography, to three to six-year-olds for a time. Eventually, after welcoming her first child, she decided to offer her skills to families, launching a business that features documentary style photography of families and children.
Abigail Blosser Photography features a variety of services for everything from maternity and newborn photos to family shots and wedding coverage.
She also continues to teach. Blosser leads several continuing education classes at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, including a class on the family and documentary study.
The Durham mom of two's work over the years has been featured in galleries around the country. But she finds great satisfaction in figuring out what makes the families that she photographs tick. She loves working with families and children in the places they feel most comfortable - reading books on their bed at home or running around in their favorite park.
"I'm telling the story of the family - the fleeting moments that go by so quickly," she said.
For more information about Blosser, go to her website and watch my video interview with her.
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