Zach and I started growing my business in 2011, right after and partially during my college graduation and then in mid-2012, Zach decided to take his passion and build Patterson Films. But let me back up a bit…
I started taking pictures in my teenage years. My mom just thought I took too many pictures of flowers and hogged her digital camera. After I took a film photography course and learned how to actually use a camera, I really fell in love.
I am so inspired by film and it’s ability to capture such a soft and organic look. While I shoot primarily digital, my roots started in the dark room. Film photography inspired me to pursue my college education at Brooks Institute, where I spent long days in the studio and copious hours in front of renowned instructors and computer screens. There I earned my Bachelors Degree.
Like most good things in life, my path to becoming a wedding photographer was sudden and unexpected. My passion for people and capturing beauty in all things finally had an expressive outlet. When I dove into it, I never looked back.
Photographing weddings is my passion and continually pushes me as a photographer to be better than yesterday. To be honest, it all makes sense that I’m not only a photographer, but a wedding photographer. And now that I’m married, I can’t imagine it any other way. Reliving your special day is the best thing in the world aside from actually getting married and I get to do that for you! I think it’s a given that I’m a hopeless romantic ;)
I like things pretty, pink, honest and real. We’re currently obsessed with our espresso machine, we sing silly songs (mostly about our dogs) and are convinced we’d have the most ridiculous life-musical and love it when we get to slow down and enjoy being outside. When I’m not behind my camera you can most likely find me behind a computer! It’s true. But seriously, when I take a day off I’m usually enjoying the company of my better half and our spoiled and slightly human dog, Miles, and our newest addition, his little sister, Molly.