meet the abp team


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Ariel Taranski

Social Media & Marketing Queen

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Ashley Benham

Boss Babe, Main Photographer

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Holly Tate

Badass Extraordinaire, Associate Photographer

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meet ashley

Not your average wedding vendor, I am a tattoo enthusiast, music lover, and craft beer drinker! I was born and raised in the 901. Memphis will always have my heart, no matter how many times you hear me complain about the heat and mosquitos. I have two kitties who are my whole entire life, named Lennon + Lana. Yes, my hair color changes often! Gotta keep things interesting, right?! I love me some TV shows, especially Parks & Rec, Friends, Ghost Adventures, Gossip Girl, the list goes on and on!

Although I’ve been photographing professionally since 2010, I picked up my first DSLR camera at age 13 and the rest is history! I received my Bachelor’s degree in photography from Columbia College Chicago and I’ve been shooting weddings since 2014!

I may be a little quirky, but documenting human connection is absolutely my entire life and what I was called to do. 



meet holly

Born and raised in Memphis, Holly has always had a passion for photography and art. She got her first camera in eighth grade, and she hasn’t put them down since! Holly has been professionally shooting weddings since 2013, but she also loves landscape and urban decay work.

When she’s not shooting weddings, you can find Holly cross-stitching or playing with her two dogs. She also loves the outdoors and being in nature! After studying photography in college, Holly and her partner moved to Denver where she continued wedding and landscape photography. They moved back to Memphis recently, and we’re so lucky to have her on our team!

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meet ariel

Ariel is an avid reader, part-time writer, and Marvel fangirl! She loves all animals, especially her two pups named Pippa + Finnegan. She has 4 tattoos (for now), all of them referencing major parts of her life. Her favorite bands are McFly and Marianas Trench, and you can always catch her with her creature comforts: a good RomCom, Disney movies, and gummy candy!

She’s been working in social media since 2015. She received her Bachelor’s in English - Creative Writing from the University of Memphis with a minor in Social Media Marketing, and she’s been lucky enough to work with many amazing companies!

Ariel was, indeed, named after the Little Mermaid, and she often feels the same curiosity, passion, and zest for life of her namesake. 


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