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the journal

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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Recent Entries

“The more candid, the better,” he said. “But I like the romantic ones too,” she quickly added. We nodded our heads in agreement and knew this engagement session was going to be GOLD.   “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” –Emily Brontë   Meet Katie & David. A couple […]

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Summertime VMFA Engagement Session, Richmond Virginia – Katie & David

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Meet Katie & Tom. From French fries & karaoke, to U of R Law & long distance, these two are every bit carefree as they are sophisticated. We love how Tom indulges Katie with flowers, romantic toasts and slow dancing and how in turn Katie can make Tom blush something fierce. They’re a good match, […]

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Engagement Session at Agecroft Hall | Katie & Tom, Richmond, VA Photographer

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We took one look at Abbey’s Sottero and Midgley’s wedding dress, her colorful bridal bouquet (beautifully made by her mother), and all the other sentimental details and we just knew: this. day. is. amazing. already.   “…Scott’s four year old son…believed he was the one getting married. He, like the groom, had a classic watch […]

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Colorful Florals Inspired Wedding at Tower Grove & NEO – Abbey & Scott, STL

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We warned you on Instagram that the Journal would be on FIRE and we weren’t joking! Springtime engagement sessions have been in a constant stream and we’ve been everywhere from local St Louis favorites in Forest Park & Tower Grove park, to historic estates in Richmond Virginia. Each completely unique just as the couples themselves! […]

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Cherry Blossom Engagements at Tower Grove Park, STL – Chandra & Jackson

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If you’ve ever wondered what genuine laughter and eyes brimming over with love looks like, this engagement sesh is for you! Contagious would be an understatement. Meet Liv & Adam. College sweethearts. The best of friends and endlessly romantic. They wrote each other the most endearing love letters for this Journal Entry as a small […]

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A Romantic Forest Park Engagement – Liv & Adam, St Louis

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As though it was a competition, they one-upped each other with compliments and gushes of what the other excelled at again and again. Indeed, our first conversation with Abbey & Scott was as lively as it was sweet. We knew from that beginning, that they were a gem of a couple.   Meet Abbey & […]

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Springtime Engagement at Tower Grove Park | Abbey & Scott

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Most couples we work with have moments of emotion on their wedding day. It’s a bit more rare, however, for you to have the perfect balance between large, gorgeous tears falling fast from joy and the ruckus laughter of your friends and family throughout the entire day. We’re so proud of what this year has […]

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Real Llamas & A Burgundy Fall Wedding at The Venue at Maison Du Lac, STL

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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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I asked if there were any details about the ceremony we should be aware of. He looked at me, eyes bright with joy, “No Ma’am, we’re just gonna get married.” Chill music played, guests took their seats at the gorgeous Cedar Creek – just outside of St Louis. Everyone was chatting – excited to be […]

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Jewel Toned Bohemian Wedding at Cedar Creek – Rachael & Michael, STL

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I left her there with tears brimming. It all had begun to feel very real, but now it would more than ever. Taking deep breaths himself, Dad waits around the corner. There was much he had sacrificed through the years. They all had. But what was most overwhelming? Today, they were together. Present. Emotions about […]

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Chaz & Brittney’s Blush & Champagne Outdoor Wedding at Copper Dock Winery

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I left her there with tears brimming. It all had begun to feel very real, but now it would more than ever. Taking deep breaths himself, Dad waits around the corner. There was much he had sacrificed through the years. They all had. But what was most overwhelming? Today, they were together. Present. Emotions about […]

Chaz & Brittney’s Blush & Champagne Outdoor Wedding at Copper Dock Winery

Wedding