ABBIE TAKES PICTURES BLOG

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Welcome to the Abbie Takes Pictures Blog!  We are a fun, creative photography studio established in 2009 that focuses on capturing the true essence of who you are!  We are all about creating an incredible experience for you that is relaxed, memorable and empowering.

Here you'll find some of our latest work, as well as archived posts from many years ago.  Having been full time for over 10 years means we have a lot to share!

The ATP Team consists of Abbie and her staff photographers, who have all trained and learned under Abbie for many years.  While Abbie is the lead photographer, Jen and Heather also shoot weddings for ATP.  We also have Rosemary and Karissa as our second photographers for weddings and our trusty ATP Office Manager, Cara.

 

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Elana + Alex: A St. Louis Union Station Wedding
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Elana + Alex: A St. Louis Union Station Wedding

Elana and Alex are truly a great pair.  They met through their mutual friend, Kathryn, at Kathryn's wedding, where they were both part of the wedding party.  They knew withing a matter of minutes that there was a spark between them and the rest is history.  (FUN FACT: Kathryn officiated Elana and Alex's wedding ceremony!Elana and Alex currently live in Portland, Oregon.  In 2018, they flew Abbie out there to do their engagement session! The three of them adventured through Portland, including an incredible waterfall!  (Stay tuned for that blog to be up soon!) With Elana being from St. Louis, the couple decided that St. Louis Union Station would be the perfect ...

Hannah : Class of 2019
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Elana + Alex: A St. Louis Union Station Wedding

Abbie has known Hannah's Mom for the last 8 or 9 years because Kate (Hannah's Mom) works at Abbie's doctors office. Kate has said for years that she was so excited for Abbie to take Hannah's senior pictures...and it was finally time!! Hannah was so easy to work with and was such a natural! Her soft smiles and poses were incredible next to all the Downtown St. Louis locations.With Hannah's laid back style, it was fun to help her style her outfits with a casual feel. We really love the images featuring her college choice of Jefferson College along with her Cardinals hat.Check out the last set of photos for a funny wind blown look! We couldn't get over how windy it was that day. ...

A Personal Branding Photography Session: Featuring The Matched Box
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Elana + Alex: A St. Louis Union Station Wedding

With our Personal Branding Photography Sessions, we work with businesses to create unique, powerful imagery.  We want to transform your social media accounts, your website, update your brochures and flyers, etc. to really attract more clients... and even more specifically, the clients you WANT to work with. We delve deep into not just who you are, but tell the story of why you do what you do.As a business owner, we know first hand how much work goes into what you do.  We also know how difficult it can be to stand out from the crowd.  We capture detail shots, lifestyle shots, photos of you in action, you with your products, clients, employees, etc. The possibilities are ...

Emily + Josh: Married
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Elana + Alex: A St. Louis Union Station Wedding

Married on a gorgeous day in the middle of May, Emily and Josh had a dream wedding.  The weather cooperated and there was a slight breeze all day.  When you get married at the gorgeous Kuhs Farm, you need the weather gods working in your favor!These two are hilarious, light-hearted and so much fun.  They compliment each other with their goofy sense of humor and love of good food.  That day, they were surrounded by the best crew of friends and family.  Their bridal party was an absolute dream... so many giggles and smiles!Surrounded by the rolling landscape, they were married under a huge tree on the grounds at Kuhs Farm and Estate.  The guests then traveled up ...

Tiffany + Reggie: Engaged.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Elana + Alex: A St. Louis Union Station Wedding

I first met Tiffany when her and her soon-to-be stepdaughter attended the St. Louis Bride Magazine Bridal Show in January of 2018. She has said on several occasions that she knew I was her wedding photographer as soon as we met that day and I have to admit that I knew I wanted to photograph her and Reggie immidiately, too! Her energy was absolutely contagious and I knew without a doubt that her fiance was going to be super cool. We all met the next week at a Starbucks (because I was moving offices) and the rest is history.These two are classy, stylish, and absolutely hilarious. Their entire session was filled with so much laughter that my face hurt when I got home. (And can we talk about ...