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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA | EUROPE | DESTINATION

timeless wedding photographY inspired by the way you love

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA | EUROPE | DESTINATION

timeless wedding photographY inspired by the way you love

The iconic vows and first kiss kind of moments, Your family and friends gathered 'round the table, The raucous laughter on the dance floor.

It’s one thing to feel all that happiness on your wedding day.
It’s another to find a photographer who not only captures it, but helps you slow down, stay present and take it all in.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

California coastal wedding with romantics on the Beach in Orange County

ALL THE FEELS

 “I swear my heart skipped a beat. The photos were gorgeous. But I also felt all the feelings I was experiencing in the moments captured.”

-Katie k.t.

California coastal wedding with romantics on the Beach in Orange County

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Award winning Southern California wedding & couple's photographer in Orange County
Award winning Southern California wedding & couple's photographer in Orange County
Award winning Southern California wedding & couple's photographer in Orange County
Award winning Southern California wedding & couple's photographer in Orange County
Award winning Southern California wedding & couple's photographer in Orange County

You’ve heard it a million times before:

“Your wedding day will pass by in a blur. You won’t remember a thing!”

let that be someone else's story.

California, Europe & Destination wedding photographer, Pattengale Photography

I'm Tara

LUXURY DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HOPELESS ROMANTICS & FASHION-FOWARD COUPLES

Would it surprise you to know I remember every moment of my ten+ hour wedding day? It’s true. I thought through and planned for the emotional moments ahead of time.  

And in collaboration with your planner, I will do the same for you. 

Using over nine years of experience, I intuitively know what moments to look for, where to be, and when. And I constantly search for the nuanced, deeper emotional connection of each moment as I guide you along the way. 

You see, I do my best work when art intersects with your love story — allowing me to create an environment where you can experience and feel every single moment in real-time.

So, you can slow down, savor the experience, and fully take in the day. Knowing you can return to that joy, time and time again.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Flower Girls with Bride at elegant wedding

PERFECTLY PRESENT

Every picture was stunning and brought us right back, helping us relive each moment of our day. One of our goals was to be present throughout our entire day, and Tara was a major part of helping us see that goal become reality.

-Olivia j.

Flower Girls with Bride at elegant wedding

A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE

JOY-FILLED MOMENTS
EXPERTLY PRESERVED

An unforgettable photograph isn’t something that just happens.

It’s a crescendo of experiences, preparation, & skill— coming together at a specific point in time.

Forever documented.

Classic winter wedding romantics by Fine Art Museum

Tara was the single best choice we made for our wedding!

She was hands-on throughout the process, everything from giving advice on how to style our
engagement shoot to discussing every detail of our day-of timeline until it was perfect.

Not only is Tara an amazing photographer – she is also an incredibly sweet and thoughtful person. I enjoyed every minute with her!

– laura h.

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