Abbey Bethmann Photography

I never had newborn pictures made with my first child and I always regretted it. When I discovered I was pregnant with my second, I immediately began planning for his first photo session. Time goes so fast when you have a baby, and I wanted to document those precious weeks when my baby was tiny and new.

I asked a few friends on Facebook if they could recommend a newborn photographer. One name that kept coming up over and over again was Abbey Bethmann Photography.

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Abbey is, first and foremost, a mother. She’s raising two precious boys of her own. I’ve been able to spend time with Abbey and her kids and I can tell you she has the patience of a saint. During a play date at her house, I saw her act with endless compassion and kindness. Crumbs on the floor from kids eating cookies? No big deal. Mom stressed out over a fussy baby? Abbey took him and rocked him to sleep. Abbey displays that same kindness and patience during photography sessions. Have no worry about your child feeling shy or fussy – Abbey will work with you until you have the perfect shot!

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Abbey Bethmann is a boutique style photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, children, and family photography. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, National Association of Newborn and Family Photography, and Nikon Professional Services.

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She offers a many different types of sessions with varying price points that can fit your budget. Abbey offers both natural light and studio sessions.

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  • Maternity
  • Gender Reveal – Are you planning a gender reveal party or would you like to capture the moment you find out the sex of your child on camera? Abbey has plenty of ideas on how to photograph that exciting moment!
  • First 48 Session – Abbey will come to you while you are in the hospital and capture those first hours or days with your newborn.
  • Newborn
  • Milestone – This is a package that captures not just your maternity and newborn photos, but other precious moments from your child’s first year! Abbey will capture your child at 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year. The 1 year session includes a cake smash!
  • Mini Sessions
  • Family Sessions

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Abbey is sponsoring a giveaway for Tickled Peach! I am so excited for you guys! One lucky reader will receive a studio mini session, including one 8×10 image and an online gallery with 7-10 pictures to review.

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How to enter:

  1. “Like” Tickled Peach on Facebook
  2. “Like” Abbey Bethmann Photography on Facebook
  3. Check out the pinned post on Tickled Peach’s Facebook page for more details on how to enter!

Augusta Activity: Strawberry Picking

On Monday we ventured to North Augusta to go strawberry picking with our Mom’s Club. It was a blast! If you are looking for something fun to do with your kids, you should definitely consider going strawberry picking.

We visited Gurosik’s Berry Plantation which is located at 345 Briggs Road in North Augusta, SC. I live in Grovetown and it was about a 35 minute drive for me.

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(I had planned to get some great pictures to share but my son would not cooperate that day. I’m sure you all know how it is.)

 

When we arrived, we checked in at the Market, which is the red building located on the left side of the road. I’d recommend parking there – if you park on the right side (where the strawberry fields are located) you’ll have to walk to the Market to pay and get your bucket. We were greeted by a guide who took time to explain how to pick strawberries to the kids. She showed the children flowers (which would become strawberries), green strawberries (not ready to eat), red and green strawberries (still not ready to eat), and red strawberries (ready to eat!). I really enjoyed that they took the time to explain that to the kids – I was able to let my 4 year old pick with supervision because he understood he should only pick the red strawberries.

We were given a pint size container to hold our strawberries and escorted over to the fields. My son had a blast filling up his container! Of course he also sampled a few berries.

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After we picked our strawberries, we headed to the pond to feed the catfish.

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They also raise honey bees, and we were given an opportunity to view the hive and hear a little about honey bees.

After we took a look at the honey bees, we headed back to the Market to sample some strawberry slush. Our group also chatted and let the kids eat some snacks under the covered picnic area. I’d recommend bringing a cooler and some snacks – there isn’t a water fountain if you need a drink.

The Market sells other fruits and veggies, such as asparagus, corn, lettuce, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc. I picked up a blueberry fritter to enjoy for breakfast, and it was delicious! You can also pick up pre-picked pints and buckets of strawberries at the Market.

The cost for the tour and picking was $7.00, and that includes a pint of strawberries. You will pay more to pick a bucket. I believe that was $11.50 but I haven’t been able to get anyone to answer the phone to verify the cost.

We will definitely be going back as a family before strawberry season ends! FYI, strawberry season runs April – June.

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

I purchased a bucket of strawberries and will be making a Millionaire Pie.

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Millionaire Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 block cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz tub of Cool Whip
  • 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 pint strawberries, cored and diced into small pieces
  • 1.5 cups of chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 9 inch prepared graham cracker crusts

**Makes two pies**

Directions:

  • Blend cream cheese and condensed milk. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Fold in pineapples, strawberries, and pecans.
  • Pour into pie crusts.
  • Refrigerate 3-4 hours before serving.

This post was not sponsored; I was not asked to review Gurosk’s Berry Plantation.