Posts with tag: "Saint Louis Photographer"



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.



Liz + Ellen: Married: Private Residence: St. Louis Wedding
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Liz + Ellen: Married: Private Residence: St. Louis Wedding

First of all - let me say how excited I am to announce that this wedding was published in the 2016 Spring/Summer issue St. Louis Bride Magazine!Liz & Ellen were married on one of the hottest days last summer.  However, the heat was never really a big factor in their day.  Everyone was so happy and laid back that it was one of the best weddings we shot last year!  They chose to get married in St. Louis at Ellen's parent's house.  It could quite possibly be one of my most favorite houses in this city.  From the incredible front and back yards, to the lovely charm that the architecture has... it just warms your heart the minute you pull up in the driveway. ...

Hawaii: Through My Eyes: St. Louis-based Boudoir Photographer
Monday, February 29, 2016
Liz + Ellen: Married: Private Residence: St. Louis Wedding

A many of you know, I'm currently vacationing in Hawaii.  I cannot begin to tell you how increidbly stunning this place is.  Every turn on every road, every view from each beach I've visited... one visual is more gorgeous then the next.  It's seriously surreal.  It truly feels like something out of movie because it seems so unreal.  I'm humbled seeing this kind of landscape because it really makes me feel so incredibly small in this HUGE universe.  (Don't get me wrong - I LOVE Saint Louis - but c'mon... HAWAII??!!  WOW.  Just WOW!!)Everytime I travel, people always say "I can't wait to see all of your awesome pictures!".  To be completely ...

Kayte + Ryan: Married: Abbie Takes Pictures: St. Louis Wedding Photographer
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Liz + Ellen: Married: Private Residence: St. Louis Wedding

Kayte & Ryan were married in Klondike Park on July 25, 2015.  They camped there the night before AND on their wedding night, surrounded by their family and friends.  It was one of the most personal, intimate weddings I've ever photographed.  Did I also forget to mention that it was over 100 degrees that day and EVERYTHING was outdoors?  These guys were complete troopers the entire day.  From climbing through thick woods to get "the money shot", to wrangling their four kiddos... they were game for anything that day!This is my favorite image of their entire day...I have to say that it was so special being there with Kayte on her wedding day.  We've been close ...

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 ...