Posts with tag: "St. Louis Engagement Session"



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.



Erin + Ryan: Engaged: Columbia, MO
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Erin + Ryan: Engaged: Columbia, MO

Take the most kind-hearted, compassionate, hard-working nurse and pair her with the most social, energetic, kind man... and you've got yourself Erin & Ryan.  This couple joined the 2016 ATP Wedding Family early last summer and I'd been looking forward to their engagement session for quite some time.  When we first met, I knew I wanted to travel to Columbia, MO (and to the Mizzou Campus!) to take their photos for this session.   Columbia is where they met and fell in love.  Through college their relationship blossomed into the love of a lifetime.  They even told me about "this huge tree in the middle of a field"v and I knew exactly what they were talking about ...

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 ...

2012: A Look Back
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A blog post from Abbie:I couldn't be more humbled.  I spent New Years Eve looking back over all of the sessions we did in 2012. It was quite an incredible year, full of love and a ton of giggles!  It's pretty powerful to go back through the pictures from one year and watch children and families grow, couples fall deeper in love, and to remember and see evidence of how much fun we get to have each and every day.I was sitting at a stop light yesterday, and it dawned on me: I should do a 2012 montage of every session we did! And so, beginning at 1pm, I started collecting a few images from each session. It took me pretty much all day (while lounging on the couch, enjoying the company ...

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 ...