Abbie Spencer Professional Photographer
Abbie Spencer would tell you that in her family photographs were treasures, and maybe that is why she has ended up in the industry. She would also say that travel and meeting people are her inspiration and crystallizing those moments in images is her mission.
She describes the weather in her native city of London, England as cold and grim. Chased away from the U.K. by Mother Nature and the pull of French family roots Abbie and her young family relocated to Aix en Provence.
The attraction of Provence in her words, “Sunshine plain and simple.”
Abbie describes Aix-en-Provence as a manageable, centrally located city. The beauty of the Mediterranean, wine country, olive groves and the charming villages continue to hold her gripped in their spell. Although Abbie admits that some expat experiences have made her contemplate packing her bags and camera equipment.
“Actually on more than one occasion! The day I moved into my current apartment the water tank fell out of the ceiling and caused a flood. I was unsure if that was a sign to leave again. Thankfully my luck has been better since then. I do get frustrated with my lacking French and how difficult it can be to get things done sometimes. This is what you discover living somewhere vs. being a tourist.”
Beloved Love Photography is the name of Abbie’s company. It might be the perfect name for someone who enjoys developing relationships with clients and helping them to preserve their family memories. Her interest in photography started as a teenager. It was 2009 when she went behind the camera full-time. Today, Abbie can be found photographing weddings in Provence, Paris and other areas in France.
These are her #PerfectlyProvence suggestions for readers:
The countryside, the towns and just soak up the sunshine and the atmosphere.
Homemade ice cream in Provence.
Try all the local boulangeries.
Provence garlic is easy to peel, and the flavour is amazing!
I am busy with a business and two small kids so I admit relaxing isn’t something I am expert at. I do love a good sit in the sun in one of the countless parks. I also love the sea and watching the waves crash against the sand. The choice of activities in Provence depends on what you enjoy. I do walk past quite a few spas each week; maybe I need to try one and review it ☺
Look for future articles and more gorgeous photography from Abbie on Perfectly Provence.
Image credits: All photos for this article were provided by Abbie Spencer Beloved Love Photography.