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We're Tara & Stephen.
The husband & wife duo behind Pattengale.

We're a little bit hygge, a little bit young and free, and a little bit bruno.
And a lot a bit in love.

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Taryn & Andrew’s industrial, fall St Louis wedding just outside of historic St Charles was filled with gut-busting laughter, pure joy, and personalized details that nodded back to the couple’s favorite TV Show, The Office. “…the happiest feeling he didn’t know he was missing…” With The Office theme song for their pronouncement, Jim & Pam’s wedding […]

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Industrial Fall St Louis Wedding at The Foundry Art Centre – Taryn & Andrew

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This isn’t just random land with woods. No, this ground has meaning, purpose, and history. The breeze is gentle as the warm light filters through the trees above us. Country music plays as we weave our way down the one-way lane. Fresh roses lay gently on the front console. This all just feels so right, […]

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A Romantic Countryside Picnic Engagement Session – Tara & Peter, St Louis

Engagements

All around the room hushes. Nerves mingle with feelings of anticipation as the Best Man stands and takes the mic. The clanking of silverware ceases and eyes turn toward the front. You know what everyone is wondering…will this be a roast, sentimental, insightful, hilarious, or emotional? Leading up to this moment, you know there’s been […]

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White & Gray Chic St Louis Wedding – Josh & Cheryl, Hyatt At The Arch

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It is difficult to put into words just how deeply meaningful a single day can be. How profoundly emotional, purposeful, and inviting… Whether it be his hand clasping yours – full of eager anticipation – or the sound of the violins urging guests to stand, each new moment sinks in deeper than the one before […]

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Earthy & Romantic Outdoor Illinois Wedding – Adam & Olivia

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Can you hear it? The clamor of chairs scooting & laughter echoing loudly throughout the room. Can you see it? Gold silverware, handwritten place cards, and delicate greens decorating each intentional place setting. He stands up as the glasses tink for silence. Can you feel it? Everyone waiting, almost leaning forward to listen to what – […]

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St Louis Elegant Wedding at Graham Chapel & BooCat Club – Madelaine & Henry

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The salty breeze swirls around us. The sun, cloaked behind a blanket of clouds, gives a gorgeous diffused light – a photographer’s dream. We round the bend and there she is: Pirates Tower. An iconic, romantic, sixty foot stone tower along Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, California. “If photos had sound, you’d hear so many […]

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Laguna Beach California Adventure Engagement Session at Pirates Tower – Katie & Kevin

Destination Photography

Dear Tara, If on desktop, listen (especially chorus) while you scroll –> the song you & Kodak listen to when you “GO FOR RIDE…” Go ahead, call me basic. Oh heyyyy girl!! This is the fifth year you’ve publicly blogged on your birthday/weekend. Sharing thoughts, challenges and lessons. Reading back through year 23, year 24, year […]

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A 27th Birthday Letter to Myself – St Louis Photographer

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The breeze blew gently. Squeals of laughter from play in the fountains rang out. The iconic St Louis Arch flirted in the background. And the cutest corgi pup that ever did live made his modeling debut. City Garden, in downtown St Louis, flaunts the perfect mixture of city atmosphere with some gorgeous curated gardens. Meet […]

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Colorful City Garden Engagement – Downtown St Louis with Allie & Clayton

Engagements

He flourished under her encouragement, “You GOT this!” She rose to the top  despite his best heckling attempts, “MISS IT!” After a weekend of back to back meetings in final wedding preparation, they walked into their engagement session ready for just plain fun. Together. As a couple. Remembering why they’re doing all this anyway. With […]

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Stylish Delmar Loop & Forest Park Engagements with Madelaine & Henry – St Louis Photographer

Engagements

Chandra & Jackson’s colorful, contemporary, and oh so chic wedding was literally unbelievable. The new & gorgeous Angad Arts Hotel – the first luxury hotel in the world you can choose room based on the color of emotion you wish to experience – hosted friends, family, & the wedding party. The bridal suite chosen was […]

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Colorful, Contemporary & Chic St Louis Wedding at Angad Arts Hotel & Third Degree Glass Factory – Chandra & Jackson

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Chandra & Jackson’s colorful, contemporary, and oh so chic wedding was literally unbelievable. The new & gorgeous Angad Arts Hotel – the first luxury hotel in the world you can choose room based on the color of emotion you wish to experience – hosted friends, family, & the wedding party. The bridal suite chosen was […]

Colorful, Contemporary & Chic St Louis Wedding at Angad Arts Hotel & Third Degree Glass Factory – Chandra & Jackson

Wedding