Posts with tag: "Saint Louis Engagement Photography"



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.



Lesa + Dan: Engaged: St. Louis Engagement Session
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Lesa + Dan: Engaged: St. Louis Engagement Session

Lesa and Dan balance each other out perfectly.  She's a super organized, detail oriented woman and he's a super chill, laid-back loving guy.  Seeing them together is heartwarming and hanging out with them is is so much fun!  Lesa and I worked a long time to come up with the perfect settings for their engagement session to really tell the story of who they are as a couple.  Thankfully, all the stars aligned, and Demun Oyster Bar (their favorite hangout) pulled out all the stops of us!  Make sure you check out this funky, hip bar that serves the freshest oysters in the city!!Lesa rocked this incredible black dress and vintage-styled heels, while Dan sported a sleek ...

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 ...

Amanda + Jerrad: Engaged
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Amanda & Jerrad came to ATP through mutual friends, and connections through Facebook. Amanda had called me several times to ask questions about our photography (which is ALWAYS a good thing to investigate photographers as much as possible!!), and her and Jerrad ending up coming in for a consultation in February of 2012. The rest is history!This couple is quiet, compassionate, and truly loving. They have a natural vibe with each other that is full of ease and trust. Seeing them together is comforting, and it's been quite a pleasure to work with them. Not to mention that the way Jerrad looks at Amanda when she's not paying attention speaks volumes about who they are as a couple.Their ...

Maggie + John: Engaged
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Maggie and John could quite possibly be one of the cutest couples of all time. I call then the "Ideal Italians". :) They met through friends while skating at the Steinburg Ice Rink, and were engaged 5 months later.  As Maggie said, "Sometimes you just know, and it's an easy choice."  (Told you they were cute!)We did their engagement session in the Italian neighborhood of Saint Louis called "The Hill". It's where Maggie grew up, and we even went and did some shots on the front porch of her grandma's old house. **(And let me just say, before we go any further, that Maggie's dress is one of the most adorable dresses I have ever seen!)**We found this painted section of sidewalk right ...