Patrick is a passionate photographer, with boundless energy and enthusiasm. A people-person, he's not afraid of making a fool of himself to make his clients feel comfortable. He also loves nothing more than meeting new people, forming new connections, and having fun! Having taken photos for the best of 20 years, he has oodles of experience and loves sharing it with others.
Whether it is a smile or a laugh (or the tantrum of a tired and hungry child), I love capturing the authenticity in those moments. Life is beautiful, and I want to save it for posterity. I love taking a photo, snapshotting a brief moment in time that can be looked back in days, weeks, months, years to come, and have the feelings of that moment be remembered.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done a range of shoots, from portraits and headshots, to family portraits, to kids and infants, to maternity, to weddings and engagements. Each one is different and unique due to the personalities and relationships of each client. And that's what makes them special - I like to find their natural state and work within their world; to find what makes them smile and laugh. By personalising the shoot to their tastes, I get more authentic photos.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I won Judges Choice in an exhibition at the Independent Gallery for Australian Photographers, and received incredibly positive feedback on my photos not just from my clients, but from their families and friends as well.
A fun fact about this photographer
I was born in England but then moved to South East Asia when I was 3, where I lived for 10 years before coming to Sydney for Boarding School - and I never left.