Abbie came to my rescue while I was planning my wedding! I was in a jam finding a photographer and was totally freaking out when a friend of mine told me I had to check "Abbie Takes Pictures" out. I submitted an inquiry to her website, and Ab...
bie was on the phone with me 25 minutes later! From the very beginning, I could tell that working with Abbie would be more than a simple contractual relationship. She patiently listened to my nightmare of vendor searching, consoled me, and even gave me recommendations for photographers OTHER than herself should she not be available on my wedding day or if I simply ended up not liking her style (obviously not the case). Our first meeting with Abbie was in her adorable office space in the basement of her home. She invited me, my fiance, as well as my parents and older sister. I was sold by her personality already, but after seeing the beautiful wall art/home decor prints of her work in person, I was 100% in. Abbie's picture are more than just "social media pretty". They are pieces of art--timeless art that you will adorn your home, your parent's/in-law's, and even your children's homes with if you hand your items down. Her photography style is simply stunning and she stays away from the cheesy, inauthentic types of wedding pictures that will inevitably have you rolling your eyes at 20 years from now.
Abbie was not available on my wedding day, but her other lead photographers, Heather and Jen were. Heather did our engagement pictures on a very windy and crowded day at Forest Park, but you would never know it from looking at them. She and Abbie had already done their homework and scouted out spots throughout the park that were right in line with what Jake and I had said we were aiming for style wise. Heather made us feel at ease and was so fun to work with! She even helped me execute a surprise for my fiance during the engagement session where I gave my fiance custom made Blues Jerseys. (PS Abbie didn't charge me for the extra outfit with these either!).
When it came time to pick out which prints I would want in which sizes, Abbie graciously invited me over and went through each photo and size option and helped me choose which would best suit our home and style, which I REALLY appreciated. I struggle with making these kinds of decisions, especially with all the stress of wedding planning.
A week or so before the wedding, Abbie/Heather had us all over to the office to discuss game day plans. And by "us" I mean the majority of our vendor team- our planner (Grace Freeman, Saving Grace Occasions), videographer, my parents, my fiance, and myself. This was key to coordinating the day of details re photo/video spots, timing, etc. Keep in mind this was during peak wedding season, so Abbie was bonkers-busy, but you would never have known it.
Heather and Jen did nothing short of an exceptional job on our wedding day. They were professional, did a great job rallying the bridal party (*cough* groomsmen *cough*), and got shots that still bring tears to my eyes when I look at them today. They listened to my preferences and went out of their way to get every special shot I was hoping for- including a SPOT ON "Bridesmaids" style picture with my girls that actually looked cute, not cheesy and overly posed. I cannot thank them enough for capturing our day and being here for us through this whole crazy wedding planning process. ATP is more than a vendor, they're family.