New Mexico, Land of Enchantment Photography while backpacking and traveling

Written by on August 3rd, 2017

Okay, so Greg and I traveled to New Mexico last week for a backpacking trip in the mountains…well, and to sample the awesome cuisine! It’s in the name, right? New MEXICO? Who knew driving just one state over could take as long as it would’ve taken to get to Florida if we’d gone in the opposite direction. [click title to read more ;)]

Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful It takes all of us

Written by on July 3rd, 2017
G Patterson Studio owners and volunteers pose with Katie Blevins in recognition of the Nacogdocehes Landscape Leadership Award. (Photo courtesy Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce)

It’s been three years since we visited Park Cities, Utah. In my mind, it’s a city that will always be synonymous with beautiful. Besides its terraced landscape and grandiose vistas, it was clean. I don’t just mean absent of trash on the roadways, but attention-to-detail clean. We’re talking yards mowed, hedges clipped and roads swept. [click title to read more ;)]

The Hiccup in My Brain Here's a little drivel to go with your shovel

Written by on February 25th, 2015
Pano of the portrait garden

I woke up this morning different. As always with me in February, I begin to get a little moody. I’ve always blamed it on the lack of sunshine or of being outside less often. If I don’t watch myself, I begin to care less about the things that are important to me; I begin just passing [click title to read more ;)]

Photographer Needed The Happy Couple

Written by on September 22nd, 2014

When people find out that our oldest, Jessica, is getting married, invariably one of the questions they ask is, “Who’s going to be the photographer?” Her father will be walking her down the aisle, after all. But, before we ever get to that point, Greg’s been able to do for her what he’s done for [click title to read more ;)]

To Photoshop or Not to Photoshop?

Written by on August 8th, 2014

That is not really the question. In today’s society, we all do a little tweaking with our pictures. With the ability to change and enhance at our fingertips, it’s hard not to. We’ve been engineered to like beauty; our eyes are drawn to it. Companies plan their ad campaigns based on it. Beautiful ads sell! [click title to read more ;)]

Our Portrait Garden’s 10 Year Transformation the before and after images of our private portrait garden

Written by on April 9th, 2014
Current image of the private portrait garden of G. Patterson Studio

To our friends of the studio, you are certainly familiar with our private portrait garden.  We try to use it in some creative way for every session.  Hopefully, you would agree that it is one of  the little treasures of Nacogdoches.  To those that have not had the pleasure of a family or children portrait [click title to read more ;)]

Capturing your Imagination photography that turns your dreams into reality

Written by on March 26th, 2014
A portrait of a girl riding a pony barefoot.

The image above represents a very special story to me: One day, a young woman, pregnant with a baby girl, buys a beautiful dress.  The woman has a vision of her baby growing into a beautiful young lady that will fit into that dress for her fifth birthday.  In her vision, she sees her precious [click title to read more ;)]