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2014

the journal

Portraits

  I always wanted red hair. My daddy has red hair.But instead of getting a full head like he had,I inherited his fair skin.That and freckles. Which I love…but I still find myself kind of vicariously living through friends who have red hair. They just have that insanely cool factor, you know? Mix that with […]

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PORTRAITS : On the James with Peyton || Richmond, VA

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  What was planned as a coffee date to talk about photography, turned into a mini photo shoot and teaching opportunities along the way. Lessons on light, playing with foreground, angles, and how to shoot through foliage. Lessons on how to speak to a client and how that affects your session psychologically. We didn’t worry […]

She Has A Dream: Portraits With Katriel

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  Today being the first day of winter, officially, has me wistfully glancing out the windows hoping to see the white flurries Indiana is famous for. The tree is up, the cocoa is steaming, the space heater is on, and my love is on his way but there is no snow… Yet, I was reminded […]

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STYLED STORY : Winter Landscapes & Love-Stained Poetry

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  As some of you may know, I live with a family (that is not my biological family) in Richmond, Virginia. And let me tell you, it’s been an incredible and crazy experience. The amount of changes that have happened in my own life (such as, you know, career) and their lives (such as, you […]

BACKYARD PORTRAITS : With the Siblings

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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 […]

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

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  This week holds crazy significance, folks. Pattengale Photography is rounding the corner of that 1 year mark (September 27th) of business!!! I can’t even begin to explain all that has happened and the personal growth I’ve experienced in these last 365 days. Over the next few days and weeks, I’m so excited to highlight […]

ONE YEAR LATER : Destination Portraits with Molly Elizabeth || Savannah, GA

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  It was just 15 minutes after I made one of the boldest prayers of my life. I was at Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and I wasn’t planning on staying more than four days. But then I met the people and I heard the vision behind the organization that changes student’s lives every […]

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ONE YEAR LATER : A Destination Family Session with Steven & Briana | Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, CO

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  The James was about as high as the pollen index, but Sarah and Richard were up for the challenging elements of springtime in downtown Richmond. You may remember these two from their startup nonprofit, UnBoundRVA, I featured a few weeks ago. But I couldn’t just let the opportunity go in capturing a more personal […]

COUPLE SESSION : Sarah & Richard at the Richmond Pipeline

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  This session has been highly anticipated and blocked off on my calendar for a while now. I’ve known Joy for about a year and instantly loved her so having the chance to do her senior portraits was truly a delight. This time of life is also just super exciting – life is hopeful, dreams […]

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SENIOR SESSION : Joy – Richmond Virginia

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  There’s just something so special about two people loving each other as sweetly as Richard and Sarah do! They’re the epitome of a perfect mixture of spunk and adventure with genuine care and tenderness. I may or may not be swooning already this fine Monday morning, and just had to share!… I can’t wait […]

COUPLE PORTRAITS : Richard & Sarah in Love [sneak peek]

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