Patrick T. Power
I am a San Francisco-based photographer. I photograph people, events, street life, architecture and cityscapes. Simply. Honestly.
In addition to the collection you see here, I have more personal and professional work at Zenfolio, where you can purchase prints of my photographs.
Most of my most recent personal photographs have been made using a 1952 Franke & Heidecke Rolleicord III K3B twin lens reflex camera which was given to me by an online friend who felt it needed a good home. I tend to shoot with black-and-white film and exclusively with expired film; I have created a tumblr blog using only the Rolleicord photos: Rolleicord Diaries.
If you'd like to hire me or are interested in an estimate, please fill out the form here with as much detail as possible about your needs. I generally will work within a budget and make every attempt to turn around your photographs within a day or two.
Headshot sessions start at $200
Weddings start at $1500
Other events start at $350
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American Academy of Ophthalmology
Brightwood Capital Investors
Busch Law Firm, PLLC
California Council of Land Trusts
FirstLine Medical, Inc.
Hamilton Zanze Real Estate Investments
International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA)
Javelin Venture Partners
Lansing Community College
Lehr Real Estate
Michigan State University
Pine Ridge Vineyards
Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)
Robert Walters San Francisco
San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Surplus Line Association of California
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My sister is a photographer who introduced me to Patrick's work on Flickr. When he moved to San Francisco she connected us. On a whim I asked him to photograph my 70th birthday party, a large affair at local club, never having met him. He showed up, and spent the night capturing indelible images like a ghost. He never intruded on a moment or a person and yet gave me hundreds of photos that perfectly capture the night. This guy is an ace! Honest, prompt, and with an eye that you can't pay for. I'd use him again in a heart-beat, and wish that I had more time to hang out with him. —Peter Coyote
I hired Patrick to shoot some family portraits for my mother's 60th birthday. From start to finish, Patrick did a fantastic job. He arrived early so he could check out locations for the shots, used the 2 hours we had together very efficiently, worked great with the little kids in the group, and most importantly got us fantastic pictures! They were so good in fact that someone in the group exclaimed, "I wish he'd shot my wedding! I can't recommend Patrick enough! —Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack, Inc.
I highly recommend Patrick. He was great to work with, incredibly responsive and delivered an outstanding product which is now displayed on our website. The experience and product was so good that we immediately commissioned him for another shoot, and if we ever need anything in the Bay area again he will be the only call we make. —Colin Keenan, Brightwood Capital Investors
Patrick delivered exactly what we were looking for; professional pictures of our business conference. He is a pleasure to work with. He arrived on time, and with some guidance from us, went to work. He knows what needs to be done. He provided the images a few days later. We are thrilled with the work and have many good shots we can use. We would like to use him again. —Steven Russman, IBSMA
I was a little nervous about hiring a photographer from the website for my wine club event in mid-February; however received numerous recommendations after signing on to Thumbtack. Patrick stood out initially because he asked intelligent questions and showed interest in obtaining my business. Once we coordinated the event, he followed up regularly and confirmed the day before. He showed up on time, had all his equipment, and was set up and ready to go 15 minutes earlier than needed. His follow-up was amazing and I received proofs immediately. His photographs were high quality and guests at the event were thrilled that we had a photographer to capture the moment. I highly recommend him. —Nancy Santiago, Pine Ridge Vineyards
I highly recommend Patrick Power! I needed a professional portrait for a legal job application, and I hadn't had one taken in over 20 years. I wanted it to be professional, but also unique. I wasn't sure how to find a photographer, so I just put out a bid on thumbtack. Patrick responded very quickly and with a very reasonable price. I had resigned myself to just getting a studio portrait with a neutral background, but Patrick had the idea of meeting at City Hall to take the photo. I was very nervous and self-conscious about the process. I don't like having my picture taken and I am not very photogenic. It helped that City Hall was full of other photographers taking pictures of brides, grooms, and other people like me, so I didn't really stand out. I had a problem and ended up being pretty late to our meeting, but Patrick was very nice about it. I was sweating like crazy in my suit, but he did a good job of putting me at ease and letting me rest and cool down for a little bit white while he staked out spots to take the photo. He talked with me casually about what I was looking for in the photo, but we also made small talk about our lives and work, so that soon I felt very comfortable with him. As a result, I looked very natural in the photo. Patrick took a lot of shots, and several of them were quite good. I needed the work done on very short notice, including a print. I made the bid on a Sunday, we did the photo shoot on Monday, and I had the print by Tuesday morning. I love the photo, and my family and friends do too. Everyone agreed that not just my appearance, but also my personality comes through in the photo. I will definitely call Patrick again if I need another photo taken in the future! —Shelley Sandusky
Patrick is a great event photographer. He came ready with questions to make sure he achieved what we were looking for. I felt like I saw him every which way I turned during the event. The photos were just what we were looking for and he send the digitals to me within 2 business days. Definitely recommend! —Lizzy Lear, Adroll
We hired Patrick for a corporate party on a yacht. We were a large, pretty dynamic group, but Patrick managed to capture incredible moments. He was great to work with! —Korina Pazitka, Expensify
Patrick did an all-employee photo shoot for our company. He interacted well with the staff, took great photos, delivered them quickly, and did the job for a great price. I highly recommend him. —Cliston Brown, Surplus Line Association of California
Patrick was great to work with. He was flexible, easy going, and made me less self conscious about having my photo taken. The headshots turned out great! —Jen Redington
Patrick was great to work with and very responsive. He helped us out at the last minute when another photographer fell through. He made us feel relaxed and we had fun on the photo shoot. He got us proofs to review the next day, and we had final photographs in less than a week. Everyone loves the photographs. We will definitely use him again in the future and highly recommend him. —Maureen Kick
Patrick did a wonderful job! We hired him for our post-wedding reception. Patrick took great pictures and I received many compliments from my guests. Thanks Patrick! —Joy Chananukul
Patrick was really easy to work with and made the whole process very simple. He responded to emails in a timely manner leading up to the event and his pictures turned out great! I would definitely use him again! —Darah Patton, Edelman
Patrick was very communicative up to the point and during our event. He asked the right questions around the goal/tone of the shoot and then he just ran with it. His photos are amazing and he certainly captured what we wanted to achieve. I will definitely call him for future events. —Michael Lovaglia, NICE Systems Inc.
Patrick was great to work with! We hired him to take photos of our conference and every photo came out great. He was professional, on time, dedicated and took amazing photos. I would definitely recommend Patrick! —Lisa Roby, MP Associates, Inc.
Makes our company and website look a lot more professional. We had Patrick take some photos of our tech startup to be used on our website and other marketing materials. I was really impressed with the speed at which he works. One week turnaround time for all the photos from me reaching out to Patrick to him providing the final edited shots. The photo shoot itself took about two hours and it was a fun experience. We were able to get on with work while Patrick shot around us. Makes our company and website look a lot more professional. Recommended and will use again. —Lee Munroe, Runnable.com
Patrick did an excellent job on our company headshots and team photos, and provided the final photos extremely quickly. I would be happy to work with him again. —Kathie Green, TapSense, Inc.
Patrick was great! He was professional, on time, and very reasonably priced. He took some amazing shots and we'd use him again! —Ericka Tate, SimplyHired
We hired Patrick to do corporate pictures for our website. Patrick was thorough prior to the shoot making sure he understood our needs. He was also very punctual and very personal. —Amy Linscott, Busch Law Firm, PLLC
Great to work with. Showed up early, very friendly and professional. Took great pictures capturing everything. Would hire again! —Vanessa Garcia, Intel Corporation
Patrick was very knowledgeable and skilled at what he does. I was more than impressed by not only the amount of professional equipment he brought along to the shoot, but by his natural ability to scout out the best locations in the area. Patrick delivered many more finished images than we initially agreed upon and truly did a great job of under-promising & over-delivering. I would recommend him to anyone seeking professional photos and would absolutely work with him again. —Ryan Robinson, Case Escape, Fancifyd
I really enjoyed working with Patrick. He was patient, creative, responsive and very reasonable. I would definitely use him again. —Jeffrey Cusack
Patrick was great! He shot our family reunion and captured all the precious moments perfectly. Having Patrick there took the stress off of us and we actually got to be in the photos! We definitely would recommend Patrick and will definitely be using him for reunions/events to come! —Tori Lehr
Very professional and amazing results. —Jeff Pratt, Realtor
Fantastic job! Patrick has a great "eye" and had some great ideas for my photo shoot. —Louis A. Phillips IV Wellmeier
Patrick came to my event and took a bunch of great shots. He arrived a few minutes early to check the place out and get set up, and then left right at our agreed time (he was also flexible when I asked him to stay for 30 minutes longer). I love the shots he took — he really captured the evening. I'd hire him again! —Nikki Pava, EcoTuesday
Patrick shot a "VIP" couple who were to be featured in my company's annual report. I really appreciated that Patrick not only showed up on time, but early; and when the shoot lasted longer than expected, he was very accommodating and mellow about it. He was very good with the subjects, delivered our photos quickly, and made my job less stressful! —Karen Cristello, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Patrick is a great professional! Friendly, attentive, and prompt—very easy to work with. He was also quite flexible on my photography needs, and captured our event nicely. —Emily Leung, Counsyl
Working with Patrick was FANTASTIC. From the initial call to onsite work, Patrick was very responsive. He is also very professional and really engaging when immersed in his work. This event in particular included delegates from various countries and Patrick surely had their attention during the photo shooting—they were all smiles with his light jokes that further showed how personable he is. Patrick was able to handle any last changes and meet other demands without hesitation. His product is top notch and we were pleased to have him provide his photography services for our event. —Doriane Sewell, GEARS Inc.
Patrick was amazing. Easy to work with. Responsive. Generous and his photos are GREAT! He made sure I was happy with the shots before he left and had some great ideas. This is a pure professional. I've recommended him to friends AND clients already. —Jo Ilfeld, SuccessReboot.com
Patrick was prompt, professional, friendly, and a great communicator. Makes the model of Zaarly seem like a great idea. Person to person services. How smart! —Shira Levine, CircleUp.com
I needed new head shots, specifically for my new website. The images needed to showcase my professional experience and express my personality. Patrick was able to deliver both for a reasonable price. He did so in a timely fashion that worked with my schedule. (From my request to downloading the edited photos, the entire process took less than one week.) While, Patrick's sale price for head shots is what caught my eye, it is his instinct for noticing a natural snapshot at just the right time that I will remember about working with him. —Cheri Watkins, Writer
Patrick is AWESOME. We had such a great time going through ATT Park with him taking our engagement photos. Very personable. He is a Detroit Tigers fan, but his talent overshadows that and we didn't hold that against him. We liked him so much that we want him to photograph our wedding. —Rhonnie W.
Patrick was great to work with. I hired him to take pictures of my best friend, me, and our two kids. We met in Golden Gate park and had beautiful backdrops to take the pictures. Patrick was easy going, thorough, and adjusted his strategy based on our kids (mine would not sit still!). He was also responsive over email, over the phone, and over text, which I really appreciated. Finally, Patrick took wonderful pictures! He took many photos of us looking at the camera (which we asked for), but also did a great job of following us around and capturing interactions between us. I am happy with our entire experience and would gladly hire him again. —Bianca S.
I discovered Patrick's photographic work about 4 years ago, his attention to detail and sharp eye stroke me instantly and therefore it was a very easy decision to choose him as our official photographer for our wedding. As expected, we were very pleased by the results, he got back to us with some very professional images both on films and digital which were more than what we could have expected. Through his lenses he made us look beautiful and he captured perfectly the essence of the day. I am glad we worked with him, the images we will have, to look at for the many years to come, will still carry the same magic that was happening that special day. —Cindy Cauchois
Patrick was our wedding photographer, and he went above and beyond for us in too many ways to list. He was professional, hardworking and thoughtful in every way, disappearing into the background yet catching so many amazing moments throughout the evening. Patrick is not your traditional wedding photographer, but that was not what we were looking for. His work speaks for itself, and we recommend him highly. —Lincoln Lighthill
In looking for a photographer for our wedding, our main goal was to find someone who could portray the events of the day as they were happening. We were less interested in formal photos and more interested in emotions and ambiance. Before the wedding, Patrick took the time to get to know us as a couple to better depict our relationship. He made a concerted effort to learn the names of our families, the bridal party, and even by the end of the night several of the guests. Patrick did a wonderful job capturing the special moments – a smile here, a look there – which allows us to look back on our pictures and relive the experience. As circumstances changed during the day, he improvised and provided us with a great final product. Overall, Patrick was very flexible and added an artistic touch to our wedding. We are thrilled with our pictures and would enthusiastically recommend him to couples interested in an experienced and inventive photographer who takes great pride in his work. —Heidi and Jason Ball
Patrick did great photographs of my home. He was very communicative up-front. He was on-time. He was very detailed, spending more time taking the photos than he needed to spend (in a good way). I would recommend him. —Yvette Rosedale
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San Francisco, California, United States