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From the Insta : June


Can it be July already? I mean, really?! Back in May when I looked at June I realized that things were about to get real busy real quick. June over delivered on places and people and states visited. It also gave plenty of phone calls (both annoying & exciting) about camera repairs and lens rentals. Indeed, June was a whirlwind and my iCal has never been a more faithful friend to me!

A recap from the Insta on June’s doings:

  • Featured Travis & Selah and Kevin & Rachel’s engagement sessions in preparation for their WEDDINGS!
  • Received a lovely handwritten note from one of my brides
  • A spur the moment shoot. In a field. With two musicians. And no snake bites.
  • Rented that gorgeous L-series f/1.2
  • Summer fashion made it’s appearance with Weekend Wear
  • The flights began
  • First stop: Maine for a surprise 40th anniversary party
  • Explored Boston and the coast of Maine
  • Had oysters spit at me as I accidentally stepped on them during Johnny’s photo shoot (which I cannot wait to share!)
  • Flew to Indiana for Travis & Selah’s farm wedding
  • Assisted a new photog friend
  • Got my nose pierced
  • I just kept posting pictures from Maine – because it was just so great
  • Celebrated the YEAR AND A HALF mark with my guy
  • Not pictured: a portfolio shoot at an estate in Maine and an another styled shoot in Richmond (both coming soon!)

What were some fun things you did this past month? Tell me your stories in the comments! Follow me live on Instagram @PattengalePhoto for the full stories & quips!


–Tara M.


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As a young girl, I kept a journal and then when Stephen and I got married, we wrote our vows into a journal we shared as a couple. On this lil’ corner of the internet, I want to invite you into our virtual journal’s stories and musings.  I hope you’ll find encouragement and inspiration along the way. You can expect a mixture of our recent photography work & adventures, lifestyle tips, current obsessions, and personal stories of us behind the scenes too! I’m so glad you’re here!

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