McKenna Patterson Photography

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Professional photographer, mama, former Montessori teacher, intersectional feminist. DM for collaborations.

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A bit of scale for the ruins. These were smaller ones. There were giant palaces and temples we climbed that they now have wooden staircases for. Each one more breathtaking than the last. It gives you such an awe and appreciation for ancient civilizations. #tikalnationalpark #Guatemala #travelwithkids #tinytravelers #clickinmoms #dearphotographer #mckennapattersonphotography #mayanruins #madisonwisconsin #guatemalauncrated #illuminatechildhood #childhoodunplugged
Visiting the Mayan ruins of Tikal. They were stunning and incredible to imagine ancient civilizations creating these magnificent temples. We were lucky enough to stay inside the park so we went on a sunset tour and climbed a temple at night to watch the stars. These temples are 1200 years old, my 4 year old, hearing they are old, asked if they were built in the '80's. No sweetheart, they are older than your mama. #tikalnationalpark #travelwithkids #clickinmoms #dearphotographer #mckennapattersonphotography #guatemalauncrated #guatemala #illuminatechildhood #tinytravelers #childhoodunplugged #madisonwisconsin
Backpacking with children is adventure on an entirely different level! We窶决e exploring Antigua, Guatemala with our littles. They loved the chocolate museum, tuk tuks, and the Sunday market under the Santa Catalina arch. They are adjusting to walking a ton! #wanderingphotographers #wanderlust #adventurewithkids #illuminatechildhood #magicofchildhood #travelwithkids #antiguaguatemala #momtogs #risingtidesociety #tinytravelers
Dreaming of warm summer days and cool summer treats like these two on this bitterly cold winter day. It is above 0 today so that's a plus! And there's a ton of snow now which makes winter a thousand times prettier. #magicofchildhood #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #dearphotographer #madisonwisconsin #paoli #discoverwisconsin #dreamingofsummer #momtogs #mckennapattersonphotography #mompreneur #sweetsiblings
Because this just makes my day. And they are making the same face! And I got to snuggle this adorable boy while his mama made zdough. (Her kitchen smells amazing while she's making it...) #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #catsofinstagram #madisonwisconsin #risingtidesociety #photooftheday #mckennapattersonphotography #momtogs #mompreneur #makersgonnamake #clickinmoms #babiesofinstagram #dearphotographer
These two. They melt my heart. #momtogs #magicofchildhood #willystreet #childhoodunplugged #risingtidesociety #candidchildhood #momlife #longhairedboy #feministmama #madisonwisconsin #mckennapattersonphotography #wildchild #dearphotographer #yourshotphotography #clickinmoms
Oh, that sweet toddler face! #madisonpubliclibrary #dadsofinstagram #risingtidesociety #dearphotographer #babiesofinstagram #madisonwi #mckennapattersonphotography #dadlife #familyphotos #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged
This was a weekend of bravery and connection in our house! My 4 year old went up the ski hill with dada, she loved it! #Ski #wintersports #antigo. She wanted to go back all day. My 7 year old went up the rope tow and down the hill all by himself over and over again. We have to work on stopping, yelling "incoming!" while hilarious, is not a permanent solution. We connected with grandpa, uncle and cousin and even got to video chat with our cousins who just moved to New Zealand. And I submitted my work to an international photo contest! Did you do anything brave or exciting this weekend? #Bravery #risingtidesociety #clickinmoms #kidsofinstagram #discoverwisconsin #madisonwisconsin #candidchildhood #momlife #mckennapattersonphotography
窶廛o a loony-going dance 窶歪ross the kitchen floor, put something silly in the world that ain窶冲 been there before.窶 -Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic .
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#kidsofinstagram #kidsforreal #illuminatechildhood #madisonphotographymeetup #risingtidesociety #madisonwi #mckennapattersonphotography #madisonphotographer #candidchildhood
One more happy bambino sneak peek! I got to hang out with these two today, which always means the best morning ever! This boy has cheeks for days. #Happybambino #cheeks #risingtidesociety #babiesofinstagram #thatsdarling #momlife #madisonwi #madisonphotographer
Look, it's 38 in Wisconsin! My children are flat refusing shoes outside because "it's too hot for shoes!". True wisconsites. They are now in rain boots after much convincing that walking barefoot in snow would be miserable. #winterkids #momlife #wisconsinlife #wisconsinwinter #kidsofinstagram
Another favorite from the fall. This was the last warm day. Aren't they gorgeous? My favorite was the expression on every little girl's face when Jenn walked down the hiking path in this amazing tutu (and her stunning family.) Also, Jenn just happens to be the most amazing BodyPump, Grit, weight lifting, bad ass fitness teacher ever, you should go to her classes. #tutu #shopbop #beach #photooftheday #risingtidesociety #fitmom #couplegoals #Madisonwi