Patrick F Smith Photography

Portland, OR

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I have been working with a camera or been in the photography business for many years I have the experience of having worked on 1000's of photo jobs and have done many projects requiring me to have a deep understanding of lighting and camera knowledge. I own and operate a small photo studio so I have many options for creating great images. I have the ability to create beautiful photos when the weather isn't cooperating too. I can capture a "natural light look" portrait in my studio with the wonderful windows or shoot with a variety of lighting options to create to imagery you need. There is always an element of excitement and pleasure working with me. I've been told that I have the ability to put people at ease and have a wonderful positive attitude. A passion for what I do that effects my subjects and makes them relax and enjoy the experience. I also have the ability to shoot on locations in homes. offices, businesses, and outdoors. Please enquire if you are in need of a particular service - Business Events - Photo Booths - Portable Headshots - Please contact me for any of your photography needs.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love working with people and I love what I do, you gotta love what you do. I get to work with my camera and people, a great combination! There is no better pleasure for me that when a client loves what we created together. The element of joy I get when a client is so happily surprised on how great they look is a great feeling for me.
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Location

Portland, OR 97220

Background check

Complete

Years in business

16

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

144

Reviews

115 Reviews
  • Porsche B. Jul 10, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was responsive, professional and a great photographer to work with. I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future.
  • Julie C. May 12, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick is an amazing photographer that made my son feel completely at ease getting his senior portraits done. I highly recommend him!
  • Roger H. May 8, 2017
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Easy to work with and very creative ideas on how to get the best shots.
  • Nicole R. Apr 7, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Best Photographer I’ve Worked With!
    Incredible photographer!! He has an excellent eye for shots and is amazing fun to work with. He made me feel extremely comfortable and relaxed during the shoot and I couldn't be happier with the end product. He listened thoroughly to my vision for the shoot beforehand and was was willing to do everything possible to bring it to life. The photos came out better than I ever could have hoped! Very professional and just an all around a joy. I'm very excited to continue to work with him (:
  • Margaret H. Apr 5, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Enjoyed my shoot.
    I wanted new head shots for my LinkedIn profile and business cards. I got my pictures quickly, with the minor edits I requested. While I don't like getting my picture taken I enjoyed the shoot. Patrick was easy to talk to he got some great shots.
  • Sandra L. Apr 4, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    One of Portland's finest!
    Patrick is a talented photographer and made me look quite nice in my boring old lab coat. Can't wait to go back and have some fun pics taken!
  • Maja H. Apr 3, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great headshot photography experience & results
    Patrick was very easy to work with, and had great suggestions for poses. He was very professional, but easy-going, which made it easier for me to relax and actually enjoy the session. I am very happy with the variety and high quality - it is hard to pick a favorite. I definitely recommend his work, and will use him for future projects!
  • Kaileigh B. Mar 14, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Can't wait for another shoot!
    After looking at the options I was given I chose Patrick because his portfolio was impressive and exactly what I was looking for. Patrick was understanding with my financial situation which was a bonus too! I was pleasantly surprised when I got to his studio, definitely looks like the studio of an artist :) Patrick was friendly, flexible and fun to chqt with. I felt very comfortable working with him and he got SO many great shots its hard for me to narrow it down! If you need some headshots and creative shots (i also did fitness shots) choose Patrick!
  • Richard P. Dec 29, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience
    I really enjoyed working with Patrick for some business-related shots as well as some fun shots with my daughter. We were instantly at ease with his personality and it was a pleasant experience.
  • Sandy T. Dec 21, 2016
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Excellant Service
    Patrick was fabulous! I needed a headshot which deadline was Monday. Patrick answered my call on Saturday at 5:45 AM and scheduled an appointment for Sunday at 9 AM and proofs were ready on Monday. Patrick impressed me with his professionalism and quick response
  • Renee Q. Dec 13, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick did a fantastic job for us!
    Patrick was excellent to work with. He took my son's senior photographs at Tryon Creek and they turned out just terrific. He took about 30-40 shots and of those we selected about 6 that he retouched, including his senior year book picture. He was quick on his turnaround, even though we were a little delayed on our end. I highly recommend him. He was terrific!
  • Lesley N. Sep 9, 2016
    Acting Headshots
    Verified Review
    Great experience!
    Patrick is very easy to work with and does excellent work. I highly recommend him.
  • Bruce R. Aug 16, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick is a Pro! I hired him to take photo's of me for my online dating profile. I'm not particularly photogenic, however, Patrick captured some unique looks of me in different outfits that were really special.
  • J-P V. Jul 17, 2016
    Acting Headshots
    Verified Review
    Patrick's a great photographer, and we had a great session.
  • Marla P. May 2, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was a delight to have at our event - he blended right in and we had attendees and exhibitors comment in his professionalism. The pictures he took were exactly what we needed. I highly recommend Patrick.
  • Michelle P. Mar 15, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Dottie L. Feb 24, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • Tanya J. Feb 24, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was great to work with! I appreciated his prompt response to all of my questions. He made it very convenient for us by coming out to our office to take the photos we needed. He accommodated our schedule and he quickly sent us the photos and the edited versions we requested. Patrick was professional and we were happy with both his service and his photos. ~ Tanya J
  • Carmen M. Feb 23, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We need to have company photos taken for our website and Patrick was fantastic! Very accommodating with our schedule and the turn-around time to receive the edited photos was incredible! Highly recommend!!
  • Meagan M. Jan 11, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick did a fantastic job! He photographed a company holiday party and did a mix of candid party shots as well as a photobooth-style setup. He was very friendly, and I would definitely hire him again.
  • Marilyn D. Dec 29, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick will be doing a photo shoot for my daughter and her family. They will choose a print that will be made into a canvas portrait. This was a Christmas gift and no services have been done yet. I spoke with Patrick and he seems very professional and anxious to please. Marilyn
  • Roosevelt E. Dec 21, 2015
    Modeling Headshots
    Verified Review
    Patrick is a cool dude. He makes you feel at ease and is straight to the point. No BS.. He was great on guiding you through poses and expressions. Great time.
  • Sherri A. Dec 8, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Thanks Patrick for accommodating my last minute request !
  • Sue H. Nov 26, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick took my headshots for use in the voters pamphlet. The process was quick and pain free for a person like me who hates to have my picture taken! I will be using him the next time I need this type of work done.
  • Jim C. Nov 24, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick did a fine job taking our family photos. I would recommend him to anyone. The pictures turned out wonderfully, and he made sure that we were completely satisfied with the results.
  • Jeanne M. Nov 22, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was incredibly responsive and flexible in dealing with our deadlines and schedules. He scouted out our proposed location before the shoot. He actually did 2 shoots since the first one was in the rain (our choice) and we wanted some shots where she didn't look like a drowned rat (a beautiful drowned rat, but still....) He is very friendly and personable. His rate was ridiculously low, so we paid him more than his bid. There are so many beautiful and stunning images to choose from. We are very very pleased. Thank you Patrick!!
  • Marian G. Nov 22, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Patrick is flexible, fun to work with, and takes excellent photographs. Highly recommended.
  • Debbra K. Nov 4, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick understood our need and helped us achieve our expected results.
  • Ron W. Oct 18, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Patrick far exceeded my expectations. He was thoroughly professional and made the whole experience a lot of fun. He made sure I was happy with the photos taken and did an outstanding job. Ron W.
  • Josephine M. Oct 15, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I had a super fun time! Patrick was a amazing photographer, who showed his pictures throughout the session! I had a fantastic time going through the waterfalls and the trees! He was super fun, smart and had many jokes. The pictures were bright and full of life! Thank you!
  • Ashfaque U. Oct 5, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Recently, I had a great experience in a photo shoot with Patrick. Patrick was very professional and friendly. I was having hard time looking natural and smiling in front of camera. Patrick was giving me suggestions and cracking jokes in between shots to lighten up the mood and get me to smile naturally. He also did an excellent job with editing photos. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their photos taken at a reasonable price.
  • Kathy G. Oct 5, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Very professional and friendly made our photo shoot very comfortable.He went above and beyond to make our experience awesome.He took lots of pictures so we can have a variety to choose from.I will be using his service in the future too.
  • Anne S. Oct 2, 2015
    Corporate Headshots
    Verified Review
    Absolutely FABULOUS work. I coordinated with Patrick to take 2 employees photos for me. I work in Denver, and they live in Portland. I was a but concerned about how professional Patrick would be in this process- being that I was purchasing his services through social media. But he was excellent, prompt and uber responsive. I will absolutely hire him again for any Portland project!
  • Lynn D. Sep 14, 2015
    I had a wonderful experience working with Patrick (and Ashli the stylist he works with), the pictures were terrific, and I can't recommend both of them highly enough!!!!!! I absolutely hate getting my picture taken and had decided in recent years that I was entirely unphotogenic but Patrick put me at ease right away and I ended up with pictures I couldn't have been happier with. Ashli did a bit of work with my hair and make-up but all of it looked like me and what I would do myself rather than turning me into someone entirely different. They both clearly enjoy their work, working together, and going up and beyond to ensure that clients enjoy themselves and end up with a great product. I can't recommend them highly enough!!!!
  • Debra B. Sep 10, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent and very accommodating. Perfect place to get head shots.
  • Terry C. Sep 1, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I am one of those people who have always hating being photographed but needed updated professional quality photos for business purposes. Patrick made the process fun and easy, and the results were wonderful! He answered all of my questions beforehand--recommended bringing several clothing and accessory changes--, explained what and how he was doing during the shoot, and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable. His base fee includes 5 photos, but there were so many good photos that I had a hard time narrowing it down and ended up with 15, at a very reasonable rate. I will recommend him to all of my friends; he definitely rates 5 stars.
  • Jamily P. Aug 10, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We had a family portrait at the rose garden and Patrick was on time and did a great job. We recomended his work
  • Mackenzie C. Aug 3, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick did a great job, very professional.
  • Nikolle K. May 15, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick did an awesome job stepping in to take a few head shots of our newest team members. I requested that he match a specific portrait style (so that our new photos fit in with ones previously taken) and he did so with ease and excellence. Patrick has been wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend him. Apart from being very talented and able to provide awesome images, he is most professional and a great communicator.
  • Wendie M. Mar 4, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was comfortable to work with, kind, and very energetic to help a person who has never done pictures before. I would highly recommend him to both professional talent and models as well as anyone wanting a portfolio for the first time. He will make you look better than in real life!! And that is a talent!
  • Corie P. Feb 8, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Prompt and professional. Did a nice job.
  • Steve T. Feb 7, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
  • Rhonda H. Feb 6, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    We got there a little early and he started taking our pictures right away. The pictures turned out awesome, and Patrick was very easy to work with. And the price? Very reasonable and would recommend, if you need pictures taken, there is only one photographer you need. Patrick F Smith Photography.
  • Deb C. Feb 3, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I wanted some nice portraits of myself and was fortunate to have 5 great photographers respond to my particular request. When I studied Patrick’s page, the quality of the photos really stood out. I was drawn to the variety he offered but particularly to the richness he achieved in his photos. I also appreciated how warm and communicative he was in responding to my messages. Patrick’s pricing was incredibly affordable and he was willing to fully support my photographic needs, from multiple outfit changes, to providing hair and makeup support if I desired. I came to him with the need to create professional photos for myself as a nurse and board member, for my work as an aspiring vocalist and fun photos to share with family and friends. So, I arrived with arms full of outfits and accessory choices, and high hopes. I had preferred a studio setting. When I arrived at his studio, I have to say that it didn’t speak well for his talent. It was far from what I would have expected. I kept reminding myself of the quality of the photos on his website. Patrick patiently gave suggestions for the best outfit and accessory combinations that would photograph well. My photos were taken in a very simple room, but the lighting was amazing. Patrick was kind, professional, supportive and his direction easy to follow. We had a great time working together and despite the simplicity of the surroundings, the photos we created together are amazing. I only have one problem. He captured me so well that I am struggling to choose which photos I want because there are too many great ones to choose from! I would work with him again in a heartbeat!
  • Tanith G. Jan 14, 2015
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Very efficient and helpful. Cozy and warm studio with enhanced lighting and even the option of "natural" lightning inside. You can try as many poses as you want. Tries to bring out your best. Very professional but answers all questions.
  • Eileen D. Dec 11, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    He was very friendly and professional. From what I saw, I think I am going to be happy with the outcome. Also reasonable priced. I was there for a professional head shot for work and he was anxious to give me what I wanted - professional and friendly
  • Mary N. Nov 17, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was dialed in, flexible, attentive to my expectations. He took headshots of me in several outfits, with different backgrounds -- and caught me in some great images. He delivered the proofs very quickly, and did final touch-up/finishing immediately. Highly recommended.
  • April C. Oct 26, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I was so please with my experience with Patrick! He is very professional and made my experience a lot of fun. My head shots turned out perfect and I will definitely recommended him and use him again. All in all... A great experience.
  • Chris R. Sep 23, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Very responsive. Came more than prepared for what was expected. Would definitely recommend for future events!
  • Patrick J. Sep 5, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great job doing my professional head shots, very easy to work with, prompt and very personable!
  • Hairong K. Aug 24, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick is the most professional, experienced, kind, and fun photographer that I’ve had the pleasure of shooting with. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs headshot, family, and / or any important events. Patrick conducts himself with utmost professionalism. He takes time to explain the process and goes extra miles to make the person feel at east, comfortable, and confident! Patrick also takes in and respects my input and preference. His knowledge about photography and intuition about people, give him the ability to capture an individual's unique beauty and reflect his / her personality. Patrick is a passionate artist, who truly loves photography. His charge is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the photos. And most of all, the whole photography is a pleasant enjoyable, non-commercial, real, and fun experience!
  • Niki P. Aug 17, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick did a great job with our family reunion. We photographed it at the Portland Rose Garden. He brought two set ups for taking pictures - one for group pics and the other for portraits. Unlike other photographers, Patrick charged us a flat fee which was great and simpler for everyone.
  • Michelle D. Aug 10, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    To be honest, I was dreading the photo shoot since it isn't something I normally do. However, Patrick made me feel comfortable instantly and, in fact, I had a great time! The shots turned out to be fantastic. Very pleased.
  • Sean M. Jul 30, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was was flexible, the experience was great, the product was great and the price was right. What else is there?!! Thanks Patrick.
  • Bob G. Jul 12, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    The photo session was great! Patrick is a really interesting, charming and professional person that made me feel welcome and comfortable. He told me about the session process and also gave me some ideas on what the extra selection process is and what to expect, or not expect. In addition I asked him to bring in a make up and hair stylist. This was Ashley Godish. She was also great to work with. Charming and professional, she also helped during the session and helped me relax and feel confident. I am talking with my wife about doing a make up and photo session it was so enjoyable. I highly recommend Patrick F Smith as a photographer for any photography need. Bob Greene, A star waiting to be born
  • Debra K. Jul 2, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We met a true artist when we requested a photo session with Patrick Smith. He was able to work us in for a family portrait on a Saturday afternoon before we had to catch a flight back to our respective homes. We are most appreciative to him for accommodating us. He is very courteous, professional and made each member of our family feel very comfortable. His work is outstanding with exceptional quality. We cannot wait to get it framed.
  • Steven J. Jun 29, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • Sean K. Jun 20, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was great to work with. Took the extra time to make it a great experience. I will be using him again, and I will recommend to my friends. Good value to boot!
  • Ian C. Jun 14, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Mr. Smith was a joy to work with. He was excited to shoot black and whites, and was helpful with poses and also trying ones we had thought of. The job was in his studio easily located in Portland. The shoot was perfect in length and he was very good with our kids. Even when the little 2 year old started to pout. I was most impressed with his enthusiasm and willingness to try anything. Patrick was prompt and ready to go when we showed up and the quality of work was great. Our family had nothing but a great time and wouldn't change a thing about our experience. I highly recommend him.
  • Kadee N. Jun 10, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was extremely helpful and was able to see me the same day! I wasn't really comfortable getting photographed, but he talked me through it and my professional head shots turned out great! The whole process was quick, easy and efficient. I would highly recommend his services!
  • Al K. May 23, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I have to say that i have never had such a good photo shoot in my life. Patrick is the best photographer. He always knows what to do in order to achieve your goals. I still can't believe that i am that handsome after looking at my pictures. Go get your photo shoots guys, you won't miss it !
  • Curt T. Mar 27, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick did a fantastic job on getting me headshots I needed quickly for a advertising and online social program I was implementing. Very friendly and made me feel comfortable in his studio. Great service and fast response made a big difference.
  • Jessica L. Mar 21, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great pictures and wonderful studio -- Patrick makes photography seem easy
  • Michael B. Mar 20, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick came to my home to take photos of me and he was very concerned that I would get what I was looking for. Patrick was very professional and personable he made me feel very comfortable and he took the time to make sure every thing was perfect and he really took a lot of shots so I would have a lot to chose from. He was here about 2 hours and it was a great experience I don't think he could do any thing to make it better, what really stood out to me was how he took the time to make me comfortable and his concern to make sure I was getting everything I was looking for. I really like Patrick, he really knows his job and it was a fun time. I will tell all my friends about him and I would gladly use him again in the future, I can't say enough about Patrick Smith Photography, great guy, great job.
  • Leon W. Mar 7, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Professional approach. Great pictures!
  • Sharon M. Mar 5, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I am very late in getting this review finished and I apologize!! Life takes over sometimes. But.. Patrick Smith was excellent. He knows how to bring out what the client is looking for in their shots and that is not an easy task! It involved hair, makeup and clothes! It took longer than expected and he made sure I was having a good time by taking time outs and creating a comfortable atmosphere where I did not feel pressured. I would highly recommend him for all types of photography. He had a beautiful portfolio! He is a well accomplished and NICE photographer with all the "new" and innovative ideas in the field. Thanks!
  • Kate F. Mar 1, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I met Patrick at his studio before spending a Saturday morning for a headshot session - he was professional, courteous and very easy to work with. Several outfit changes and a comfortable studio with natural lighting options. After the session, the proofs were turned around quickly - they were everything I needed.
  • Julia S. Jan 23, 2014
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We used thumbtack to look for portrait photographer for our small startup business. Among all interested photographers, Patrick provided the most prompt responses to all of our requests. He listened to our ideas and made several good suggestions on how and where to shoot. And he was willing to work around our busy work schedule. Overall a great experience. Our pictures turn out really nice. We'd highly recommend Patrick.
  • Mark W. Jan 21, 2014
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review Updated
    Great communication and a pleasure to work with.
  • Verified Review Original
    Do yourself a favor and choose Patrick to take your photos. He is very professional and knows what poses and lighting are needed to make you look your best. Being a short, chubby, 51 year old man, I was dreading having a headshot photo taken for my company directory. I had envisioned my photo being all fat cheeks and wrinkles. I discussed this concern with Patrick at the beginning of my appointment. He gave me a quick tour of his small studio and explained the poses, lighting, angles, and backgrounds he would use to make me look my best. At no time did I feel awkward or uncomfortable during the shoot. Not only did I end up with a couple fantastic headshots for business use, I also have some great pics of me in casual wear to share with family and post of facebook. I recommend Patrick 100%. You will not be dissapointed.
  • Tim L. Dec 20, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick is very personable and professional. He listened and acknowledged as to what I wanted from his photographic service. He delivered a quality product that met my expectations, and he did so in the time-frame he described - all at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend him.
  • Kristina L. Dec 13, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick is easy to work with. I was very impressed he went out of his way to accommodate the look I was seeking. I could tell he really wanted to make sure I was not only comfortable but happy with the outcome of the portraits. We also played around a little with different ideas but always keeping the primary goal the main focus.
  • Shellie M. Dec 9, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We had a dog, a 2 month old and a 2 year old. Patrick made it a non-stressfull shoot. I was pleased with the photos and would recommend him to others.
  • Holly C. Dec 1, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick receives an 5 star rating from me for exceeding all of my expectations in the areas of customer service, quality of work offered, price, timeliness, and most importantly the finished product. Let me preface my review by stating that I have had extensive prior experience working with photographers in Portland over the years including my year as Mrs. Oregon. When I went to choose a photographer for my fifteen year old daughter's headshot, I had several top photographers in mind. After reviewing his work on his site and finding it to be comparable to the best photographers in PDX, I selected Patrick over the others who were more well known to me due in great part to his flexibility, responsiveness, and customer service skills. (sadly these skills are rarely seen among top notch photographers.) I took a risk with someone I wasn't as familiar with and was pleasantly surprised to have all my expectations exceeded. Let me explain. Personality/Skill....My daughter had no prior experience with posing other than school photos. Additionally, she was apprehensive about going into a studio to take her head shots. Patrick put her at ease, was able to coach her through the basics of posing, and even brought in his makeup artist to give her some tips. To see the quality of her posing improve so much so very quickly over the course of the single session was nothing short of amazing. Makeup/Hair..One thing I was looking for in a photographer was a skilled makeup/hair artist. Not really knowing what to expect, I hoped for the best. It isn't uncommon to get a cookie cutter makeup look for all clients from a makeup artist. I was extremely impressed with Ashley. To begin with she cared enough about her work to ask for photos in advance of my daughter as well as the look she was going for. The final result was nothing short of amazing. She was able to achieve two distinct looks that we provided with precision. She is a perfectionist. It is her personality, however, that was perfect for our needs. She is a young woman who relates to teens extremely well. She brought my daughter out of her shell and put her at ease. I highly recommend paying extra to use her to do your makeup. It was money well spent as she created the foundation of the look that Patrick was able to capture very artistically. Price/Value..The photos are stunning. I didn't want a senior portrait photo being marketed as a headshot. Patrick really knows the local industry and what they are looking for in the various niche markets. We have a great assortment of photos reasonably priced. In my opinion, a photographer who is very skilled will charge a reasonable photo session fee and then charge for each photo selected individually. Don't get sucked into packages as you may end up with only one or two good shots while paying for many mediocre ones. Patrick is confident enough that he will get enough great must have shots that you will love that he will end up making the same or more money from me than a photographer who mandates a package. He doesn't need to force clients into packages. I literally love dozens of the final photos. When all is said and done, I will have paid less than I would have for a package with no assurance of quality. Customer Service..In the end the customer service is the most important part. Patrick was responsive to my initial inquiry and all follow up questions. The proofs were done remarkably fast. I will be scheduling a follow up session to pay for my final selections. He so cared about my daughter's experience, however, that he let her have a few of her favorite shots right away. That is something you would never see from a large photo studio. In short, you can't go wrong with Patrick.
  • Angel O. Nov 25, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Patrick was incredible. His location was easy to get to and parking was no problem. Patrick is a layback kind of a guy, but always proffessional. He was a big help in directing me with some great poses. Great prices. I will be recommending Patrick and look forward to working with him again. Thank you Thumbtack for making this process easy. Patrick more than exceeded my expectation.
  • Rebecca B. Nov 21, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Pat is a fantastic photographer. He did my son's senior pics, our family photos, and also our youngest daughter's 2 year old pics. Our little one was not being very cooperative that day and he is re-shooting her for no extra fee in a few weeks. His prices are very reasonable and his friendly personality sets you at ease right away. He is also very responsive and works around your schedule, which is rare these days. We all had a great experience and the pics are amazing!
  • Verne L. Nov 18, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Adrienne D. Nov 9, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    I would highly recommend Patrick, he did a great job taking photos of our family. He was great with out two year old son and we all had a fun time. He was extremely fast in sending me the photos to look at and pick from. I have dealt with many other photographers and this experience was by far the best I have had.
  • Sacha S. Nov 7, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was amazing! I went yesterday with my fiance to get headshots for my business and also a few engagement photos. We got there a bit early, so Patrick chatted with us and invited us to have something to drink and enjoy his stash of Halloween candy. After I got my hair done (you can also get your makeup done), Patrick and I went into the studio space while my fiance hung out and worked on homework in the other room. Our appointment was at 10:30 and we were there for three hours because I wanted to be sure we'd get lots of options. I changed my outfit at least eight times, and Patrick was patient and willing through it all. He was also extremely encouraging, friendly, and respectful. He helped me relax and feel as comfortable as possible. I likened it to doing the sort of thing a high school girl might do in front of the mirror (dancing around, making "model" faces, etc.), but in front of some stranger with a camera instead. Thankfully, he quickly put me at ease and even included my fiance by showing him the pictures he'd taken while I changed. If you're nervous about getting your photos taken, or you just want a fun and confidence-boosting experience, you should totally see Patrick. I'm looking forward to choosing some great shots!
  • Karly G. Oct 31, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • Mariana M. Oct 24, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    It was very fun and there were lots of laughs! Definitely a memorable moment for my senior pictures! I would recommend Partick F Smith to any picture occasion!
  • Brad P. Aug 28, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was very nice, fun, and knowledgeable regarding our photo session. The photos turned out great, with a quick same-day turnaround on the digitals.
  • Rogers, M. Aug 15, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Working with Patrick was great - Unlike other Photographers he was very talkative which made things easier than expected. Took way more pictures than needed giving me a huge selection to work with. Well worth the time and money for any serious actor/model in the Oregon area
  • Vince L. Aug 14, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Pat was awesome. He is very personable and professional. His fast and competent service was excellent. I will use his service again and recommend him with out reservation.
  • Scott B. Jul 19, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick's manner and friendliness quickly put me at ease and despite being camera shy, he captured a surprising (to me) number of great pics I could use - which made me appreciate his flexible & affordable pricing structure that allowed me to purchase all I the shots I wanted. A great experience!
  • Tami M. Jul 8, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick immediately put me at ease, made me feel comfortable and natural. The outcome of both personal and professional shots met my needs and I am completely satisfied. Highly recommend!
  • Kevin M. Jun 27, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Super nice guy ... He did a great job !
  • Tobi C. May 7, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    I had a great experience with Patrick.. Very convenient, helpful and provides excellent service!!! Must experience!!
  • Ruthann D. May 7, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Ruthann De La Vega What a great experience it is to have Patrick Smith do your photo shoot. He is warm, funny, interested in what image you want your photo to present. I personally detest having my picture taken and my time spent with Patrick was pure pleasure with a delightful end product. Do yourself a favor and have Patrick point his lens your way before you look any worse. Ruthann de la Vega Cabaret Performer
  • Kelly G. May 6, 2013
    Patrick provided professional "head shots" for attendees at the 2013 Cascade Job Fair at Portland Community College. Patrick was extremely encouraging, friendly, and patient taking photos. He produced FANTASTIC! pictures for personal use. I highly recommend Patrick for any professional photography needs.
  • Michael R. Apr 27, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Provided head shot for professional presentation. Good work, no delays, well prepared, understood application and delivered in a timely fashion - exactly what I wanted.
  • Anthony N. Apr 26, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Not only was Patrick's work incredible, he was a lot of fun to talk with during the shoot! Will definitely be referring people to him, and will definitely be doing future shoots with him!
  • Leah K. Apr 24, 2013
    Boudoir Photography
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    Patrick was great! He was very flexable to all my ideas and had plenty of his own. I was not sure about doing a boudior session with a male, but he was nothing but professional. His pricing cant be beat for the quality.
  • Dan N. Apr 16, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was excellent. I asked him to take headshots for our law firm's website. He came to our office (very convenient), and he was very personable and professional. He took great pictures, and he was quickly responsive to follow up questions.
  • Giovanna D. Apr 11, 2013
    Patrick is so talented, fun and incredibly easy to work with. What a pleasure to shoot with him!! I have been a model for many, many years and Patrick is like a rare gem in this biz. I highly recommend him!!
  • Ayame E. Mar 27, 2013
    Patrick was wonderful to work with. His studios was lively and inviting and he himself was awesome. I wasn't a new model, but I could see if this was your first time in front of the lens that he would make you feel natural and comfortable. The results of the shoot were wonderful to. I give Patrick and A+!
  • Wendy W. Mar 27, 2013
    Such a fun experience !!! Great pics!! Patrick made it so comfortable to be the real me!! Loved the whole photo shoot process with him!!! Thank you! PATRICK!!!
  • Cassandra G. Mar 26, 2013
    I am a makeup artist and had the pleasure of meeting and shooting with Patrick yesterday, and he was outstanding! Our model was a first timer, and he was able to put her at ease and she had a blast in front of the camera. Will definitely be working with him again in the future!
  • Susan G. Mar 21, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick picked up quickly and creatively photos to my liking for a new business website. He was knowledgeable about and spent a good amount of time reviewing various photo worthy sites about Portland. I needed variety of themes and he was able to deliver fun creative photos that I know have a resource to utilize in the future. Punctual, Professional, courteous and generous with his efforts and time. He made the work easy and fun. Thanks Patrick.
  • Andrew M. Mar 3, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick responded to my request very quickly. The price was agreeable and he came to his studio with little notice on a Sunday because I was in a rush. High quality and easy to work with. Will use again and recommend without hesitation.
  • Heather G. Feb 25, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was very responsive and did a great job for us. He came to our office and took several executive style headshots which were delivered promptly and looked great. Very professional!
  • Asha S. Feb 25, 2013
    Working with Patrick was a breath of fresh air! He listened to my ideas and translated it to the amazing photographs! I would definitely recommend him and have to others. The quality of his work is excellent!
  • Mackenzie N. Feb 21, 2013
    Patrick Smith has always been a joy to work with! He is open to your ideas and uses them to create something that you both will love and be happy about it! Whether its photos to build your own portfolio, family photos or just for fun, Patrick is the go to guy!
  • Jennifer K. Feb 21, 2013
    After knowing/working with him for over a year, I can frankly say Patrick is one of the most encouraging & wonderful photographers to shoot with here in Portland!
  • Jaime G. Feb 20, 2013
    Patrick is a Great Photographer and very professional. He works very hard to make your ideas translate onto camera. Check him out!
  • Christopher B. Feb 18, 2013
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Quoted session within an hour of my post. Hours were flexible. Took the time to get it done right. I've had professional photos made where the photographer took a few shots and called it good. Mr Smith took... a lot. He expertly selected and edited the best. Picking the right photos was tough; picking the right photographer is not.
  • Laney C. Feb 15, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick is a fun, creative, professional. I really enjoyed working with him and I got lots of good pictures!! That was especially wonderful since I am not photogenic.
  • Lori B. Feb 15, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick always got back to me quickly, within the hour, with answers to any questions or concerns I had. Refreshing!
    Patrick S. Feb 15, 2013

    Thanks so much :-) Always happy to provide what information I have.

  • Carl D. Jan 29, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Considering what Patrick had to work with in me as a model, he did a great job. I just wanted a handful of photos for putting on LinkedIn, Facebook, and my website. The first thing that impressed me was his seeming willingness to have an open ended session where I assumed I'd have to be in and out in 30 minutes. He took lots of shots and I figured I only had to find the five or so that I liked. That was easy. If I had any regrets, it was in not speaking up about overly posed shots that I probably already knew I wouldn't care for, but that was my fault. As a contractor, he was cool with me bringing some props (tools). I should have taken a star off for failing to make me handsome, but hey, the man surely only has so much time. LOL. Finally, I liked it a lot not having to wait in suspense to see the photos - he wrapped everything up quickly for me. Thank you sir.
  • Shira A. Jan 20, 2013
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    It was great. I felt comfortable and there were many options to choose from for the background of my headshot. I will go back for more casual pictures now that I know what to expect with a professional photographer.
  • Janet J. Dec 20, 2012
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
  • Marilee S. Dec 10, 2012
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Love my headshots. Patrick took some great photos.
  • Nicole D. Dec 3, 2012
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was absolutely amazing! He was so patient with my Neice(who's only ten years old) he took amazing photos and has an awesome and comforting personality! Affordable and great environment! Patrick is the man for you.
  • Jen F. Oct 22, 2012
    Fine Art Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome photographer! Great photos of my work!
  • Laurel G. Oct 14, 2012
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Patrick was just amazing!! I had to get a professional headshot for work, Linkedin, etc.. and was amazed at how much money the "generic" photo studios charged. You know who they are. I talked with Patrick and felt he really understood my needs so I made an appointment and went to his studio. I brought my sister who was equally impressed. We were not rushed at all, and he listened to my ideas and offered many of his own - after all he is the professional and his photos really show it!! Before I went he offered suggestions on what clothing and jewelry to bring and did great with what I did bring, and let me have time to fluff up before the shoot. He is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable. Also, he actually delivered the CD with all the shots to my door!! I would definitely recommend Patrick and will use him again. He is so affordable I think I will get new photos when my hair grows out to where I want it. My sister was also very impresssed with how we were treated and the quality of the final photos. Thank you Patrick!!
  • Nasreen S. Sep 15, 2012
    Photography
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Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Mine is simple. Photo session fee, Free online proofs, $5 per image burned onto CD for large edited jpeg files,and usage permission to make your prints, use them for promo's, albums, cards, whatever. I can also set up a printing gallery online so you can order standard size prints too. It depends on what you need.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Well, since I have needed to switch to digital a few's years back I have worked extensively keeping up learning how to work with digital media. I have worked in Photoshop for many years and have a good command of the way it works to improve my photography.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I fell in love with photography in high school and been doing it ever since. Been working on and ff with a camera of some sort for 30+ years.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I provide beautiful and colorful images of people. I make everyone shine in their pics. People enjoy working with me, (see my reviews) and once we get started you will relax and you will be amazed on how many great photos we get, and how easy it is! I am great at working with people who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with getting their photos taken. I work with business professionals, families, actors, models, and performers and personalities of all types. We shoot in a low key manner, and I have many great areas for lighting in my studio to make you look your best.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am proud of many jobs. I love working with all sorts of people and I'm proud that I can make folks feel comfortable in front of a camera quickly
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
That YOU can look great in your photos! Trust me. It's a matter of understanding the elements of great people photography. I do understand and work with you to create your photographic vision, no matter what it may be.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That getting great images is a matter of planning and working. I have many clients who bring in concepts and ideas of what they need. When I have the concept my job is to break it down into the photographic elements of the shot. Locations, studio, lighting camera angles all play into the element of a photo. I tell many clients "it's a matter of inches", Holding a head this way or slightly that way can make a huge difference in a image.