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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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, […]

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

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The sound of a splattering waterfall interrupted us. A welcomed interruption. Steady & soothing. An interruption that created space. Space for unheard whispers. The sweet whispers. And funny whispers, too. Space to stretch your heart out. Space to let the stress of wedding planning fall away. Space to be. To linger. Together. Minutes spent with […]

Janeth & Will || Missouri Botanical Garden Greenhouse Engagement – St Louis, MO

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“I knew very quickly that “I had found the one whom my soul loves” (Song of Solomon 3:4). He grabbed my hand and led me towards the rose petal laced pathway and I said, “We’re not going to a wedding reception are we?” And he continued to steer me towards the ground where he would […]

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Mike & Tess | Summertime Proposal at The Muny – Forest Park, STL

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They said yes to an adventure. An adventure with only 4 days notice. With, at the time, a complete stranger (ME). A flurry of phone calls, mirror selfies, location & gps map links were sent. Soon, we found ourselves hugging and then huffing and puffing up a few of those golden Californian hiking trails. Stories […]

Laura & Jeremy | Moss Beach Couple’s Session – Bay Area Photographer

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It was a moment I’ll never forget. A simple question with an outstanding answer… “Congratulations!!! When did you get engaged?” Laughter rang out on the other end of the phone, “Uhm, let’s see…I think its been 22 hours now!!!! Are you still available our wedding date?!” Okayyyyyy, they’re awesome. “How did you even hear about […]

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Josh & Katie Engaged || Summertime Romance – Indianapolis, Indiana

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Let me get right to the point: He’s a pilot. She works at Boeing. And he proposed in the air. Okkkkkayyyyy. The spring breeze carried blossoms with it. The sun began its descent and giddy smiles & laughter permeated the space around us. The World’s Fair Pavilion – the familiar starting point of long walks, […]

Sarah & Colt Engaged || A Pilot & Co-Pilot’s Love Story – St Charles, MO

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