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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.



Stacey + Tim: Married: A Saint Louis Wedding at The Caramel Room at Bissinger's
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Stacey + Tim: Married: A Saint Louis Wedding at The Caramel Room at Bissinger's

One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is when I get to work with the same family multiple times.  I first met Stacey & Tim when I photographed Stacy's brother's wedding a few years ago.  (Charlie & Dana were married on May 4th and had a "May the Fourth Be With You/Star Wars" themed wedding!)  Being able to work with the Akers again and welcome The Buskes to the ATP Family was one of the highlights of last year for me.  Their wedding was classic, elegant, and timeless.  From the tailored navy blue suits with vests to the gorgeous bridesmaids dresses, every detail was perfectly matched.  They had so many personal touches on their big ...

Goodbye, Sweet Harley Quinn - Abbie Takes Pictures - St. Louis Family Photographer
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Stacey + Tim: Married: A Saint Louis Wedding at The Caramel Room at Bissinger's

Late last night I got a text from my BFF, Kelly.  To be honest, it was a message I've been dreading for awhile.  Kelly and her family have known that their pup has had cancer, and were just waiting for her to let them know when she was ready to travel over The Rainbow Bridge.  Last night, this sweet family had to say goodbye to their sweet girl. In late August, when they received the news, I got a call from Kelly asking me to photograph her clan all together with Harley.  Keep in mind that I've been incredibly close with Kelly for many years and I know that she absolutely dreads having her photo taken... so it took a lot of courage for her to ask for this photo ...

Andrew + Nicole: An Abbie Takes Pictures Engagement Session
Friday, August 16, 2013

Meet Andrew and Nicole. They are fun, warm-hearted, bubbly, passionate, and all-around good people. Within a few minutes of us meeting for the first time, I knew I liked them! We sat for several hours just sharing stories and hanging out (as I do with a lot of our couples), and we really connected. Nicole had a ton of great questions during their consultation, which showed me that she was really prepared for the meeting, and that she and Andrew really had done their research about wedding photography and what to look for in a wedding photographer. (THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT!! I'll have a blog post that talks about that very soon!) One of my favorite things about engagement ...