Today we’d like to introduce you to Abigail Todesco.
Hi Abigail, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I started photography in 2012 (when I was 12 years old) and worked so hard at it that I got my work published in Photographers Forum “Best of Photography 2013” when I was 13.
I started going to school in Boston for nutrition in 2018 and kept photography as a hobby, but realized after my first year and a half that I was meant to do photography and own my own business. I transferred schools to SNHU online, moved back to Cape Cod to start my business, and started working at Hannah Noelle Models as a talent scout remotely at the end of 2019.
The pandemic hit shortly after that, but I was still able to get my foot in the door in terms of booking couple sessions, families, weddings, and portraits (all when it was safe to hold sessions, of course).
Since then, I’ve become a talent manager at Hannah Noelle Models, opened my own studio on Cape Cod, and travel often to major fashion weeks such as Miami Swim Week and New York Fashion Week as both a fashion photographer and to represent the modeling agency. It all came through God’s provision over my life and trusting in His plan for me!
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
A few struggles I encountered when starting my business was leaving a stable career choice at Simmons University studying nutrition. While I know it was the right choice now, I was definitely unsure when I first made the switch and had to have a ton of faith in God and in my personal abilities as a photographer.
Additionally, since the pandemic started right after I took this leap of faith, it was harder to get my business off the ground in the first place.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
When I first started my business back in 2019, I took every opportunity that came my way. For example, I would take sessions with families, couples, portrait sessions, weddings, and much more. Now that I’ve had so much experience in all these different avenues of my industry, I can say with confidence that my heart is in fashion photography. I believe my personal artistic eye makes me unique. So many photographers are so talented in the fashion world, so the main thing that sets me apart is how I artistically see my subject and how I chose to capture them through my lens.
When I do couple sessions, I shoot primarily on film which makes me unique in that aspect.
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
I’m always happy to travel for work, and I take inquires through my website at:
I’m always happy to work on collaborations when appropriate/ I have it in my budget!
Email or DM is the best way to reach me, and I always love seeing new faces on my Instagram @honeyandfernphoto! This is definitely the best way to support my small business!
- Portrait Session Pricing: $275 for an hour session
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.honeyandfernphotography.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/honeyandfernphoto
Honey & Fern Photography