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“The more candid, the better,” he said. “But I like the romantic ones too,” she quickly added. We nodded our heads in agreement and knew this engagement session was going to be GOLD.   “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” –Emily Brontë   Meet Katie & David. A couple […]

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Summertime VMFA Engagement Session, Richmond Virginia – Katie & David

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Meet Katie & Tom. From French fries & karaoke, to U of R Law & long distance, these two are every bit carefree as they are sophisticated. We love how Tom indulges Katie with flowers, romantic toasts and slow dancing and how in turn Katie can make Tom blush something fierce. They’re a good match, […]

Engagement Session at Agecroft Hall | Katie & Tom, Richmond, VA Photographer

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We warned you on Instagram that the Journal would be on FIRE and we weren’t joking! Springtime engagement sessions have been in a constant stream and we’ve been everywhere from local St Louis favorites in Forest Park & Tower Grove park, to historic estates in Richmond Virginia. Each completely unique just as the couples themselves! […]

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Cherry Blossom Engagements at Tower Grove Park, STL – Chandra & Jackson

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If you’ve ever wondered what genuine laughter and eyes brimming over with love looks like, this engagement sesh is for you! Contagious would be an understatement. Meet Liv & Adam. College sweethearts. The best of friends and endlessly romantic. They wrote each other the most endearing love letters for this Journal Entry as a small […]

A Romantic Forest Park Engagement – Liv & Adam, St Louis

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As though it was a competition, they one-upped each other with compliments and gushes of what the other excelled at again and again. Indeed, our first conversation with Abbey & Scott was as lively as it was sweet. We knew from that beginning, that they were a gem of a couple.   Meet Abbey & […]

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Springtime Engagement at Tower Grove Park | Abbey & Scott

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Almost every time one of our Pattengale Couples hits the Journal there’s a direct message in my inbox. It’s from Cheryl. She’s just about the sweetest – always sharing what she loves about the couple – people she doesn’t even know – the photography, and most of all, the love stories. A smile escapes me […]

Romantic Fall Engagements at Klondike State Park – Josh & Cheryl, STL

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The smell of fresh brewed coffee filled the air as the front door swung open. Excited hugs and instant laughs were shared – all of us grateful that 1) we were together hanging out again and 2) that there weren’t any tornado warnings this time around (if you missed the Insta story, earlier this year […]

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Jenna & Riley’s Romantic In-Home Engagement Session – St Louis, MO

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There are couples who laugh together. And then there are couples who constantly laugh together.   “Jokingly I asked, “Man, does he have any single sons?!…” Meet Taryn & Andrew. A couple who’s love story is as adorable as it is hopeful. And their adventurous engagement session at Klondike State Park was the perfect mix of sun-kissed […]

Taryn & Andrew’s Sunkissed Adventurous Engagement – St Louis

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Like most adventures, you lose cell service the closer you are. We sent the final emojis and ETAs and then crossed our fingers. Stormy clouds churned in the distance. The type of storms you worry over and send silent prayers upward as you feel the sudden hot breezes whip around you. But more than that, […]

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Britt & Chaz || Adventure Engagement at Elephant Rock State Park – St Louis

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The leaves curled up to catch the rain drops soon approaching – transforming vibrant colors of summer to moodier, more evoking hues. Geese paddled by and you could hear nature’s way of hushing unneeded sounds as the wind flirted its way through the historic landmarks scattered throughout. A vintage dress, the clicking of red heels, […]

Laura & Brian || Romantic Rainy Engagement at Tower Grove Park – STL

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