03. Your Engagement Session

  After your session you’ll be featured on The Journal and then receive a beautiful online photo gallery to download & share however you wish!

Nearly every couple you see on our website had no prior experience in front of the camera. After the first 20 minutes you will basically be pros. SERIOUSLY. We have never had a couple (especially our grooms) walk away from their engagement session saying they didn’t feel comfortable. 

We’ll help you figure out the perfect location & what to wear (hi, we like fashion a lot!). Together, we'll coach you two throughout the entire session and help you feel confident & natural together! Can we tell you a secret? We have never once worked with a professional model. 

03. Engagements

We’ll help you figure out the perfect location & what to wear (hi, we love fashion). Together, we'll coach you two throughout the entire session and help you feel confident & natural together! Can we tell you a secret? We have never once worked with a professional model. 

Nearly every couple you see on our website had no prior experience in front of the camera. After the first 20 minutes you will basically be pros. SERIOUSLY. We have never had a couple (including our grooms) walk away from their engagement session saying they didn’t feel comfortable. 

 After your session you’ll be featured on The Journal and then receive a beautiful online photo gallery to download & share however you wish!

Check out our process

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After the wedding day, you’ll be featured on the Pattengale Journal.

*hours may differ for elopements.

It’s time for you to celebrate, relax, and let us do the work!

We believe in telling your full wedding day story and as such, we never shoot less than 8 hours.* This day has the tendency to be a blur so we prioritize getting all those iconic shots every bride & groom need (hullo first kiss!) while also capturing those meaningful in between moments in a creative and artistic way.

More than anything else, our favorite parts of the day are when we get to document your first look and our portrait time together later in the day - creating pure magic of you as newlyweds. Seriously. Chills. That and meeting all your friends & family on the dance floor!

06. Wedding Day

Your Experience

06. Wedding day

It’s time for you to celebrate, relax, and let us do the work! 

We believe in telling your full wedding day story and as such, we never shoot less than 8 hours.* This day has the tendency to be a blur so we prioritize getting all those iconic shots every bride & groom need (hullo first kiss!) while also capturing those meaningful in between moments in a creative and artistic way. 

More than anything else, our favorite parts of the day are when we get to document your first look and our portrait time together later in the day - creating pure magic of you as newlyweds. Seriously. Chills. That and meeting all your friends & family on the dance floor!

After the wedding day, you’ll be featured on the
Pattengale Journal. 

*hours may differ for elopements

Check out our process

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THE WEDDING CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 
Dress Store | White Traditions Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer | Essence of Australia
Bride's Shoes | Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses | White Traditions Bridal
Groom's Attire | Men's Wearhouse
Bride Prep Location | The Westin
Ceremony Venue | The Piper Palm House - Tower Grove Park
Reception Venue | The Westin - Promenade Ballroom
Videographer | Applause Productions
Florist | Sisters Floral Design
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist | Simply Breathtaking
Wedding Papers | Betty Lu Paperie - Bohemian Wedding Papers 
Cake | Sarah's Cake Shop
Donuts | Strange's Donuts
Catering | The Westin
DJ & Photobooth | Applause Productions
St Louis Trolley Bus | St Louis Carriage Company

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mark & julia

An Elegant Bohemian Wedding - The Piper Palm House, Tower Grove Park
St. Louis, Missouri

THE CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 
Florist | Tanya Gyani

Alex & Brendan

An Adventurous Lifestyle Session - Black Sands Beach, California

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THE WEDDING CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 
Dress Store | Urban Set Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses | Alfred Angelo
Groom and Groomsman Attire | Joseph A Banks
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Seven Springs – Manor House & Farm Richmond, Virginia.
Wedding Planner | Christine – Wood Grain & Lace Events
Florist | Amanda Burnette
WeddingM Papers | Minted
Hair & Makeup | Elle Style Studio (Makeup) & Farm House Salon (Hair)
Cake | Wicked Whisk
Catering | Groovin Gourmet
Rentals | Paisley & Jade
DJ/Entertainment | Bunn Dj Company


hannah & Thomas

An Elegant Fall Wedding at Historic Seven Springs Farm & Manor 
Richmond, Virginia

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THE WEDDING CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Slate Events Venue & Willow Events Venue
Wedding Planner | Altar’d Events 
Florist | Flowers & Weeds
Hair & Makeup | Looks By Lisa
Cake | Bailey’s Restaurants
Catering | Bailey’s Restaurants
DJ/Entertainment | Rockstar DJs
Rentals & Decor | Aries Company Rentals & Decor
Dress Store | Maiden Voyage
Dress Designer | Hayley Paige
Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsman Attire | Savvi

Janeth & Will

Modern & Chic Wedding at Slate & Willow - St Louis, Missouri

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THE WEDDING CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Chandler Hill Vineyards
Wedding Planner | Alyssa Rebecca – of Chandler Hill Vineyards
Florist | Roses & Mint 
Videographer | Millennium Productions
Hair & Makeup | Dominic Michael Salon – Friend, Heather
Invitations | Done by Mother of the Bride
Cookies | Grandma’s Cookies, St Charles
Catering | Chandler Hill Vineyards
DJ/Entertainment | Millennium Productions
Dress Store | Clarice’s Bridal 
Dress Designer | Rebecca Ingram
Bride’s Shoes | BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dresses | Kennedy Blue
Groom and Groomsman Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Sarah & Colt

Blush & Copper Missouri Wedding at Chandler Hill Winery

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THE CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 

Dana & Casey

Adventurous Waterfall Engagement Session - Snowqualmie Falls, Washington

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THE WEDDING CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Early Mountain Vineyards
Wedding Planner | Linda Ha Events
Florist | The Proper Petal
Hair | Briana B. Adams LLC.
Makup | Glam Qui, Marquia Kinard
Invitations | Julie Ha Calligraphy
Day of Calligraphy | Every Little Letter - Nicole Catherine 
Band | Turtle Recall Band
Wedding Cake | Sweet Haus
Wedding Dress | Justin Alexander
Bridal Jewelry | Thomas Knoell Designs
Bride's shoes | Badgley Mischka
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Brooks Brothers
Bridesmaid Dresses | Katherine's Bridal

Lisa & Jimbo

A Candlelit Winter Wedding - Early Mountain Vineyards 
Charlottesville, Virginia

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THE CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 

Sarah & Colt

A Pilot & Co-Pilot’s Love Story - St. Charles Airport
St. Charles, Missouri

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THE WEDDING CREATIVE TEAM
Photographer | Tara & Stephen, Pattengale Photography 
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Cedar Creek, New Haven, Missouri
Wedding Coordinators | Hannah & Melisa at Cedar Creek
Florist | Lucas Florist
Driftwood Decor | The Missouri River
Ceremony Teepee Altar | Handmade by Groom
Hair & Makeup | Styled by Dede
Dessert |Beignets & signature cocktails
Catering | Cedar Creek
Officiant | Lisa Sievers – Soul Celebrations
Wedding Invitations | Minted
Reception Table Numbers | Letters From Eden
Wedding DJ | Complete Weddings & Events
Wedding Dress | BRIDE. Designer | Rue De Seine
Bride’s Wedding Bands | Betz Jewelers – David Rubenstein 
Groom’s Attire | Binghams, Columbia Missouri
Groom’s Wedding Band (wooden) | Holz Ring Shop
Groom’s Leather Hat | Ghost Town Hat Co 

Rachael & Michael

Jewel Toned Bohemian Wedding - Cedar Creek
New Haven, Missouri

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When everything else was a whirlwind, Tara and Stephen were there not only communicating, keeping in touch, making sure on the details we could have easily forgotten, and providing the most incredibly romance-inspired photos, they were there as FRIENDS to share our joys and worries with, and they stayed by us every step of the way! They say that there will always be something that goes wrong in wedding planning (for some, lots more than others ;) ), rest assured that you are in only the most professional, kind, and talented of hands with Tara and Stephen!!!

We literally cannot thank you enough!!!!

- Laura A.

"Tara and Stephen are more than wedding photographers. They helped with the timeline of our wedding to ensure every moment was captured perfectly. They became the friends we needed when handling a stressful time. They taught us how to photograph as a couple so both of us looked and felt flawless. I cant give enough stars or gratitude for these two individuals.

Truly incredible people who take their passion for photography to a new level."

- Brittney & Chaz

Tara and Stephen with Pattengale Photography are the “A” team, and this husband and wife duo are such a pleasure to work with. Tara is super organized and really has it down when it comes to developing a photography timeline, thinking through all the details, and coordinating with the other vendors to ensure she knows the flow of the day. Tara tells you exactly what to expect from the day and genuinely cares about how the bride and groom are doing amidst the pressures of planning a wedding. When we did the engagement session with Tara and Stephen, we began to really feel comfortable around the camera, and their instructions helped us to relax and look our best. They coached us along the way and worked with the session location to deliver amazing, magazine cover-like photos. They made the wedding day a blast as well, as they worked intimately with us to capture every exciting and joyful moment of the day.
- Sarah W.

"Tara and Stephen were (and still are!) incredible to work with. We got such great vibes from our first emails and Skype session that sealed the deal for us! We think it was the best choice we made on any vendor (all of whom were fantastic) in our wedding!! They really helped pull our vision together - with their advice on stylistic touches - and then documented exactly as we imagined!!! It looked even better in photos than it did in person ;) They captured so many sweet moments that bring a tear to my eye each time I see the photos.

They are such a sweet, personable, and professional husband and wife team that I will recommend to anyone and everyone!!!!!"

- Julia D.

“EPICALLY B-E-A-UTIFUL! 

Couldn’t ask for a more personable, kind, hardworking photographer who knows how to capture natural beauty in everything from the surroundings to the expression on grandma’s face.

Love how everyone turned out on the photos, especially my beautiful wife. Much love...”

– David G.

"Tara and Stephen are not only amazing photographers but amazing people! They truly care about YOU and want to get to know you to ensure your wedding is perfect. They will go above and beyond to make you feel special and comfortable. Plus, their photos are absolutely gorgeous.

We are so lucky to have them photograph all of our special moments."

-Jenna H.

"Tara & Stephen did an amazing job as the photographer at my wedding. I don't think my wife and I would have been able to plan things out and have a perfect night without Tara and her husband's help and guidance. Everything from the planning, engagement, and of course to the wedding photos, Tara and Stephen were there doing a phenomenal job.

Their skills go way beyond the camera and the photos they take, they're just all around amazing people. I wouldn't think twice about hiring them again if I had to do it all over again." 

– Cody B.