Hi and Welcome,
I hope you'll be as touched by my imagery as I am when I create them. All that I love is here; which amounts to people, places, and things!
In a darkroom class with my dad, at 13--I fell in love; Watching the Magic of images Come to Life. The smell of chemicals, that to this day I can still conjure up brings so many memories. And even since I've beeb shooting professionally, some 30+ years. Commissioned for wedding and portraiture, I'm am now also concentrating on my FINE ART Photography. Keeping my style, HEARTFELT, INTIMATE. BOLD and VIVIDLY COLORFUL.
I have 'shot' more people then I can count, capturing souls is what I'm commissioned to achieve. Showing who you are, & giving such an accurate account of your life you'll be moved to tears of joy. I cause emotions to stir inside you, starting conversations. Though much of my art is intensely colorful, I can alter the vibe to fit many moods & decor.
From toddlers to corporate executives, glamor to the elderly; weddings & elaborate birthday events---I spend sp much of my free time shooting my travels, my family, and anywhere the light is good, a camera always dangling from my shoulder--- capturing all that I see (whether on my professional 'black cameras' or my iPhone), then with my vision in my digital darkroom I create---more MAGIC.
What you see here may just wets your appetite, let me know your desires.
Thank you for pausing here, to enjoy my colorful world. Looking forward to connecting & collaborating.
All my best,
Available for private commissions, worldwide.
Most artwork is sold as LIMITED EDITIONS (substrates: Canvas, Metallic, Aluminum or Face Mounted Acrylic).
Co-owner: The Frame Shop in Solana Beach, CA.
For more 'REAL' PORTRAITS (capturing the loves of your life)-- check out www.pattiandrephotography.com
BFA w/honors from Art Center College of Design '87