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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Emily + Josh: Married
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Emily + Josh: Married

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
Emily + Josh: Married

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 ...

Abby + Patrick: Expecting
Monday, November 25, 2019
Emily + Josh: Married

Abby and Patrick are one of our ATP Wedding Couples, married in 2017.  These two are simply adorable, loving, hilarious and quite honestly -- very hard working.  Abby is a school counselor and is very dedicated to her students.  Patrick is a lawyer that runs a family law firm, which takes up a lot of his time.  When they decided it was time to start a new chapter in their lives, they knew it would be a big shift in their relationship and their worlds, but they were ready.Abby says, "Having a baby, especially a baby girl, has given me a new perspective on what it means to have balance and what kind of mother I want to be. Am I someone Ellie will be proud of? How are my ...

Ali + Ryan: A Road Trip Themed Engagement Session
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Emily + Josh: Married

Ali + Ryan's engagement session is one of my all-time favorite sessions I've ever done.  When I first met them, even before they signed a contract with me, we talked about things they like to do together.  The very first thing they said (in unison) was "ROAD TRIPS!!".   I don't remember the next 1-2 minutes of what we talked about after that because my brain was swirling with engagement session ideas.  I even knew who I wanted to contact for a vintage car to make the shoot even more special (Hello, Kyle!).I do remember that they told me their favorite road trip snacks, that they have a map and a notebook that they play games and take notes during all of their trips ...

Amy + Ken: Married at NEO on Locust
Monday, October 21, 2019
Emily + Josh: Married

Amy & Ken tied the knot on June 15, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The morning was a bit rainy but luckily the clouds parted and the sun came out to shine down on their beautiful nuptials. They were beaming all morning while they got ready surrounded by family and friends. The Best Man surprised Ken with a heartfelt gift - a tie in memory of his best friend that passed away. It was incredibly touching! As you can see from the photos, the first look blew Ken away! *ALL the heart eyes emojis*  Also - we loved that Amy's Maid of Honor (Erika) is also an ATP Bride and got married 2 months later.  The #ATPfamily roots are strong with this crowd!Our main concern on their wedding day ...