How i started

As an architectural photographer specializing in real estate, I pretty much shoot any home, building or community. My passion in photography began the hard way: film processing labs. The big break in my career was when local legend Evin Thayer hired me. This is where I worked, shot and learned for eight years. In 2005 I started my own business. I took every job I could: weddings, events, portraits, jewelry, and food – the ultimate “yes” man. Eventually, I was hired by a now defunct local broker to shoot real estate listings and I was hooked. It was only a matter of time until I specialized in real estate and architectural photography. My work has changed over the years. Education and image competition have had a huge effect on the quality of my images. I never stop learning. Networking with other photographers is another great source of education, so I don’t compete with them – I collaborate. Please contact me if you have any questions, I love talking about the gift of photography!

How it's going

Patrick and Wife Sonya

I’m a native Houstonian. On Instagram, I am @thehoustonguy, because I found a way to pair my passion with the city that has nurtured it. I want to showcase how great and beautiful the city of Houston is. Have a look at our downtown skyline. It’s one of the most beautiful in the world, and has been my muse for years. Whenever I find myself with free time, I try to shoot some of Houston’s landmarks. I'm so very proud to have made the covers of both the TPPA magazine "The Photographer" and the PPA magazine "Professional Photographer" in the last two years. I've always struggled to find my place in professional organizations as an architectural photographer. Most of the members specialize in photographing people. More and more I'm seeing education and appreciation for my niche and I hope that I am somehow part of that progression. You can read more about my equipment and process in this article I wrote.

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