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.



Cara + Matt: Married: by Heather: ATP Associate Photographer
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Emily + Josh: Married

Cara & Matt were married on a gorgeous spring day in St. Louis. Cara was the Maid of Honor for a previous ATP Bride, Megan Rammacher, all the way back in 2012. Of course, Megan was Cara's Matron of Honor and now had the chance to stand next to Cara on her wedding day! One of our very favorite things here at ATP is to see friendships grow throughout the years, like we have with Cara and Megan (and now the beautiful families they have created!).Cara & Matt's wedding party looked pretty different compared to most. Cara has been a nanny in St. Louis for almost 10 years and adores all of the little "nuggets" in her life, including their family and their friend's little nuggets. There ...

Amber + Courtney: Married.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Emily + Josh: Married

From Abbie:Amber has been my best friend since December of 2002 when we reconnected after college.  It was an instant, easy friendship.  We've been through everything together and I can't imagine doing this life without her by my side.  I knew, in 2007, when she first started talking about Courtney that he was different than anyone else she had ever dated.  I also knew she felt differently about him then she had felt about anyone else before.  She blushed when she talked about him and got giggly -- which is always a sign that a girl is smitten. :)Fast forward 10 years: I head up to Chicago (where Amber and Courtney now live) to visit.  I park my car, Amber ...

Lauren + Craig : Married.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Emily + Josh: Married

It's ATP THROWBACK TIME!  We thought everyone could use some winter vibes during this heat wave we're having!Lauren and Craig were married on December 3, 2016.  (Yes, a winter wedding!)  Here in St. Louis, winter weddings are usually avoided but Abbie LOVES them!  The lighting is always super crisp and gorgeous in the winter months and she loves the look of the barren trees with people bundled up to stay warm.  (Lauren and her bridesmaids were wrapped in gorgeous vintage fur shawls that her mom collected for a year before the wedding!)Their day was classic and timeless, just like Lauren and Craig.  They are both, at first, quiet and reserved.  But once you ...

Erin + Ryan = Married: St. Louis Cathedral Basilica & The Caramel Room
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Emily + Josh: Married

For an August wedding, the weather wasn't nearly as warm as all the smiles that surrounded this beautiful couple on their special day. Erin and Ryan just couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear all day long and it was heartwarming to see their love unfold. After the most beautiful ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the wedding party headed to our favorite "green" location in Lafayette Square Park for their portrait session where they knocked it out of the park! I loved the way their color palette was so elegant and classic and popped against the backdrop in the park. We also stopped at an urban location to contrast their elegant style against the backdrop of the city where ...

Turner: An ATP Senior Session: Marquette High School Senior Pictures
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Emily + Josh: Married

Turner : Senior Pictures : Marquette High School Being able to capture Turner's senior pictures was just the next chapter in my story with the Cook family. I was lucky enough to photograph Turner's two older sisters' senior portraits as well and I was so excited to spend some time with the youngest Mustang in the bunch. Turner played football and baseball for Marquette High School so I knew we had to get some photos of him in his element. He also has a killer smile that I wanted to make sure I showcased in his photos and getting him to smile was almost too easy. Such an incredible young man! I can't wait to see where his bright future is headed! Good luck at Dayton and ...