Yearly Archives: 2009

celebrating life {and a happy new year}

Until it happened to me, I just didn’t know how quickly and drastically one’s life can change from one second to the next. Many of you know that I relocated to central New York from California, just about two years ago.  What you may not know is that I spent the majority of 2008, recovering…

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Alice - I thought of another title I could have given this post… Plaid to the Bone! Oooh my funny meter just went on the fritz.

Brittany Cho - Hi Beth and Alice!

We LOVE your blog. And thanks for your sweet comment on ours. So sorry to hear of your injury. However, your narrative is priceless and your photography is lush! We recently moved from California too, I spent 12 years in LA. Crazy place :) May 2010 bring you joy and prosperity!

Ryan8kelly@hotmail.com - I second the great coat moment. I’m glad your arm is all healed, carrying those big camera’s around is hard enough with a healthy arm! Happy New Years!

Mark stagi - Happy New Years to you! Thats awesome that you are healed, I wish you the best for 2010!

Nicole Glenn - Yikes! Glad you are doing better! Great coat, a ‘no’ was definitely in order.

Feuza - Great photo by beth on last one, holding the camera and doing snow balls, not an easy task. Wow, I can not imagine the pain and ice is so brutal, once I was waiting for some parents at my church for we had just finished a rehearsal with the kids and teens and two teens were standing by some ice, goofing off and one fell, she cut her chin so deep, had to go get stitches so I know ice is so brutal, that must of been so hard to loose the feeling of your left hand, and so glad you are doing lots better and even posing in some shots~ happy new decade!

Sara - So now you know how it feels to be a bride at an Orthodox Greek wedding!!!

laure - whoa…

Happy New Year and New Decade Alice G.

Meet you soon at the next PUG!

Laure

Mom - So glad you saved your coat – - and even more importantly, so glad that your arm works!!! I love the photos, and love you and Beth.

Emily - Happy New Year! So glad your arm healed up, and you can use your hand again! I love your coat, too. :)

Ellen - That coat is timeless!!

Besso and Giovanni - So sorry for that awful experience but thankfully your in better health and getting back to what you do best. I love all your images and you give me inspiration!

Beth - Happy New Year!! You’re so much fun!

Lindsay - the last image is my fave

Cathy - Sooo glad it was just temporary! Love the snowball fight shots! You’re just too funny!

Noelle - A great post – - and I recognize that face!!

Happy New Year!

merry christmas {to you}

First off, thank you so much for all of your wonderful cards, emails, and gifts… they all mean so much to me! I had a blast putting together this year’s holiday gifts, for all of my amazing clients!  It was hard for me not to share them on my blog before today; but now that…

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Nick - You rock!

alice - So glad you all are enjoying them! xoxo

Chrissy - Alice, what a wonderful surprise: I will always treasure the ornament you gave me. Thanks!

Anonymous - OMG Alice, thanks for the ornament! You’re the best!!!

winter semi formal {photo party}

I’ve added a new “photo booth” service as an a la carte option for my 2010 clients.  It’s brand new service, so we thought we would try it out last weekend.  My niece invited her friends over to my house for a little pre-dance photo party, before they headed out for a great night at…

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Jill (Fridlund) Alessandra - Fun- Zany- Silly- slices of cool times! Like it: photo booth :-D

Danielle - I love all of them! I was so glad we could use the photo booth, it was great fun, and they turned out so cute!

Beth - Aw! I love them all, but especially the first one!

Noelle - What fun – and a cool way to get pictures of your guests (that show personality)!

newlyweds {alma + david}

Back in early November, I had the extreme pleasure and honor of photographing Alma and David, during a photo workshop led by Kurt Gerber.  It was yet another perk of attending Pictage’s PartnerCon in New Orleans.  At the time of the photo session, Alma and David had only been married for two weeks.  They had…

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Sally - Hi Alice, remember me? Nice to see you still take fabulous photos; ironically we moved back to New Orleans in Nov of ’09, we might have passed each other in the Quarter :)

David - I really like the antique look! Cool pictures!

Alana - Great Photos! Very fun.

derek jenkins - these look fantastic. i really like the feel of them. great work!

Mindy - I TOTALLY love your work! I might have to get remarried!

courtney bowlden - i love how you captured their personality in the photos. great job!!!

laure - Sweeet!

Miguel Serrano - Amazing job! I love how you matched the look of the photographs with theirs.

alice - Hi Sophie, Thank you so much for stopping by… such a nice surprise!!

Sophie - WOW!!!!!

vendor introductions {meet tara hogan of ink + wit}

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally introducing a new segment to my blog called “vendor introductions.”  My goal is to present you with amazingly talented wedding vendors!  So without further ado, get on your happy shoes, and make the acquaintance of Tara Hogan of Ink + Wit… I first found Tara on…

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Besso and Giovanni - Great and Wonderful work Tara, and her blog is fantastic. It always amazes me how creative and prolific people can be.

Beth - I’ve seen her work up close and its beautiful! Now I can see she is too! :)

Anonynmous - Great stuff!

last night’s cny pug meeting {with steve depino}

Last night was the third meeting for our Central New York Pictage User Group (PUG).  We were so thrilled to have Steve DePino drive all the way from Connecticut to speak to our group.  We’ve got a great group of core members, and also welcomed a few newcomers! Steve was really lucky to win last…

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alice - Thanks guys! Looking forward to our next meeting on Jan. 12th… be there or be square :)

Frank DiMeo - Love that shot of Steve!!!
Great group shot too!
Thank you Alice and Beth for being such a wonderful hosts!
I agree with Bob too, your blog is looking awesome!

Rick O - So totally DePino’ish lol

lauren - Steve was a great presenter, thanks for bringing him here!

Bob Kaussner - Hi Alice!

Once again, a great PUG meeting last night at your house featuring Steve DePino as the presenter extraordinaire.

Also, I just looked at your imagery from the last wedding that you posted onto your blog and the images are truly spectacular!

It’s also most fascinating that you, our PUG leader (as in Pictage User Group for those who don’t like trade-specific acronyms) has an actual Pug for a pet (and she is adorable)….

Take care and thanks again!,
Bob Kaussner

steve depino {speaking at tuesday’s cny pug meeting}

No this isn’t a meeting about pugs…although everybody knows I love those little munchkins.  PUG stands for Pictage User Group a meeting for professional photographers.  Once a month, I host our Central New York PUG, and it’s always fun as well as infomative. I’m so excited to announce the super-cool-one-and-only Steve DePino will be joining…

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Noelle - My vote is for Big Dog like her “sister”

megan + ernie {the portraits}

And now for the portraits. Ernie gazing, Megan beaming, and some yummy Santa Barbara sunshine… I think these next two images are becoming sort of a signature set for me.  I love the cheek kiss, and I love processing them in this vintagey-sepia-love. Love the sunsets in Santa Barbara! Michelle drew this cute heart in…

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mark stagi - that first shot is awesome, amazing!

Kayleen T. - Hi Alice! Thanks for your comment! These pictures are beautiful!

Erik Maziarz - gorgeous session. incredible light!

Emily Beaty - These are beautiful!! I love the light – gorgeous!

Feuza - oh Santa Barbara, how I miss thee, need to back,, love the shot of her veil and him looking at her back, amazing

Meredith Perdue - Hi Alice! I found your site through the beautiful photos that Justin & Mary took of you. I have to tell you that after seeing those photos of you, I decided that J&M must take my next head shots- yours were awesome! Also, I love your use of the sun in the first few photos of this couple- beautiful!

gina - love the sun in all of these shots! perfection!

Brianna Phelan - The lighting = amazing. The sunset light coming through the trees is insanely beautiful. Perfectly done!

Miguel Serrano - Outstanding work! The B&G should be very happy with these… what a way to capture the moment!

JO ANN HANSON - CONGRATS ALICE. YOU WERE ABLE TO CATCH THE MOMENT PERFECTLY!!

Ryan+Beth Photographers - Wow. The two shots of the couple with the light coming through the trees are incredible! Great work Alice.

laure - Just love these. You really capture the mood and moment. I so want to go back there!

Julio Bekhor - I love your work!!!
It’s really impressive the way you capture the best of each moment and the way that you use the daylight.
Julio Bekhor

Noelle - I can hear that Cole Porter song:

The night is young, the skies are clear
And if you want to go walkin’, dear
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely

It is de-lovely!

alice - Thank you Jill!

Jill (Fridlund) Alessandra - lovely, dreamy, sensitive, intimate, true.

megan + ernie {the ceremony}

The first time we met in person was on their wedding day, yet they felt so familiar… Megan and Ernie are wonderful people… truly lovely.  Their wedding day was beautiful, and seemed to flow so easy without stress and complications (minus one ornery zipper on  a bridesmaid’s dress). I’ll start of this post with some…

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heart {no. 4} » Alice G Patterson Photography {blog} - [...] a wedding day session.  Michelle did an excellent job drawing this perfect heart, in the sand, at Megan and Ernie’s beautiful Santa Barbara [...]

Mark Brooke - Sick ring shot!!!

alice - I love how determined she looks with that camera!

Noelle - The junior photographer set her mouth very determinedly with that point and shoot. What a shot!

An admirer - What a lovely wedding – especially like the “crowd shots” – - you get the whole experience….

beautiful {bridal portrait}

I’m still working on the slide show and formal blog post for Megan and Ernie’s incredible Santa Barbara wedding.  For now, I just HAVE to share with you this beautiful photograph of Megan. I love everything about this image… Megan, you are gorgeous!  Thank you again for including me in your wedding day.  xoxo, Alice…

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lauren youngs - I love everything about this photo too – truly beautiful.

laure - Love this photograph! Would love to get together sometime. I’m from the Bay Area and went to UCSB, so it was so exciting to see this!!!

Beth - Truly beautiful!

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