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2014

the journal

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  I’ve been teasing out a personal projectover on the Insta Stories this past week. Together, over LIVE, we made the bouquet.Together, we’ve anticipated the thrill of creating for, quite simply, creative’s sake. And today, I’m sharing a few teasers.(Upon first sort, I chose 75 “teaser-worthy-favorites…” nbd) Because, THIS.This is my happy place: nature + bohemian […]

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Creative Shoot || An Adventurous Bohemian Couple’s Session [Teasers]

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  A deep blush colored Anna’s face. I couldn’t believe my ears, nor contain my excitement, when she said, “…so, there’s this guy coming for a visit” adding nonchalantly,  “…he’s Haitian.” Anna & Frantz’s love story is an incredible whirlwind of emails and flights, English & Creole, EMT classes (in Richmond) and college (in Arkansas). […]

ANNA & FRANTZ : You’ve Got Mail – An Engagement Session || Richmond, Virginia

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  “I think we have mutual friends…” she said. And sure enough, we needed more fingers to count all of our in-common friends and maybe another Chai latte to boot! Josh & Kayleigh drove from Farmville, Virginia, to meet & work with me – here in Richmond – and I guess you could say we […]

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Josh & Kayleigh’s Maternity & Anniversary Mini Session || Richmond, VA

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  “Love. We know it when we see it. We feel it and try to remember it. But, often, we struggle to put it into words…” The new Pattengale Photography website (coming oh so soon) is filled with words like that. They’ve been ringing in my ears and directing my thoughts for the past week. […]

REBRANDING: My Long-Distance Valentine

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  Do you ever look your Grandpa in the eyes and imagine those years stripped away? Those blue eyes staring back. Those hands shuffling and passing the familiar cards around as that deep commanding voice, though cracked here and there now, explains the rules. All with a few winks. The blunt conversation and the jovial […]

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GRAM & PAPA : Kisses & Winks from 1957

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  If long distance does one thing to you it’s the continual reminder that love is precious. Their presence is something you treasure. Their laughter is a quiet reminder of all the reasons you love them. Their heartbeat tells you they’re really with you…  *Cue Nat King Cole, “When I Fall in Love” And with […]

A VALENTINE’S DAY EXPERIENCE : Mini Sessions For Couples

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  It was the wedding that found me being the photographer, florist, coordinator, hair & make-up stylist, and maid of honor. Did I mention that the engagement to pull it all together was 3 weeks? Only for your best friend do you drive through the night, in the middle of a December blizzard, for her […]

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DECEMBERS OF LOVE : Luke & Hannah’s Anniversary Session || Richmond, VA

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  When there are good shots just waiting to be edited and shown, sometimes I just can’t contain myself. So here’s a peek into my editing world today, friends! – Natalie & Tyler’s couple session in downtown Richmond, Virginia. I know what it’s like, especially as a photographer (Nat is one too!), to just want […]

THE EDITING QUEUE : Natalie & Tyler’s Couple Session || Richmond, VA

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  Each couple I work with has a unique love story all their own. But what if I told you that these two have a thing for Decembers? Luke and Hannah met at a conference I invited Hannah to attend over New Years. A year later, they married each other the following December and then […]

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PREVIEW : Luke & Hannah’s Anniversary Session || Museum Distric, RVA

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  It was two days before I was supposed to arrive in Maine that I first spoke with Alli on the phone. A mutual friend had connected us and the description matched the reality: Keith and Alli are that adorably artsy, free-spirited couple up for any kind of adventure – including a random photo shoot […]

A DESTINATION SHOOT: Keith & Alli at the Crane Estate | Ipswhich, MA

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