trick or treat!

My sister’s family makes a very scary Halloween house! They have witches that brew curses with ingredients like bat wings and vampire blood. They have a haunted pumpkin patch, and creepy monsters (like Dracula) that will come out and grab you! Here is just a glimpse of their amazing work!

At my house, we keep things pretty simple… dogs, pumpkins, and candy. I can’t remember the last time I carved a pumpkin; but I didn’t let that stop me from my dream of carving a wolf howling at the moon. And I must say it was a big success… so many sweet trick or treaters took the time to tell me how much they liked my pumpkin.

san francisco babies {part 2}

Times do change. I was still shooting with film, when I photographed Kristin and Matt’s wedding several years ago. Now, I primarily use my digital cameras.
Kristin called me to photograph their beautiful daughter Lucy, who recently turned one. This little bundle of cuteness sure does love to run! Look how a little game of chase has her bubbling with joy.

With all that big and magnificent one year old energy, I think everyone in the family has a real appreciation for nap time!

san francisco babies {part 1}

One of the lovely perks of being a wedding photographer is I’m often called back to photograph the new generations… aka the babies. While in San Francisco last week, I was lucky to have three such jobs!

I photographed Brook and David’s amazing wedding in Idaho. They now have two beautiful children, Grace and Xavier. Here is a peek:

Grace loves to dance and do somersaults.

Little Xavier is learning to roll over, and lift his head.

Grace is an awesome big sister! I love this tender moment with her little brother.

A-T - Hey Alice – what a luscious treat to see these photos of Grace and Xavier. I love your blog! You do have such a gift! I love to take photos and I can appreciate your skill, because, believe me, my pix don’t look like yours!!

Say hi to Lulu for me.

Brook Broughton - Alice is just amazing. Her portraits of my kids just capture their essence in such a simple yet intimate way. Grace was NOT going to get her picture taken by someone she didn’t know yet only moments later, in such a sweet and organic way, Alice had her turning somersaults and dancing without a bit of hesitation in front of the lens. This woman is such a talent and I would refer her time and time again to friends and family. Thanks Alice!

monica and london {san francisco, ca}

Wow! I had such a great time photographing Monica and London’s wedding, at the gorgeous Westin Hotel, in San Francisco. There are so many great shots, but here is a quick peek at some photos that caught my eye. A big thank you to my dear friend and associate photographer Michelle Montalbano for shooting with me!

lovelypaco - We absolutely love all of our wedding photos! Alice’s (and Michelle’s) photography is amazing. She captured everything from the exquisite minor details to some awesome candid shots and everything in between! Her photos are so complete in helping us piece together all the moments of the day in such a stylish way. Thanks Alice for your incredible work – we are so lucky to have had you as our photographer. The photos are timeless!

hop to it {derek and his bunny}

Today, I had a great portrait session with Derek. He is a super cool kid!!

And this is his sidekick, Stormy. She is just too cute for words!

I love these photos in the grass.

Cheri Carbaugh - Love it, love it, love it!
I had seen some of your photos at John & Beth’s and liked them. But I’ve only seen a little of your website so far and I’m falling in love already! Awesome eye, awesome composition, awesome technical stuff. I like the first one of just Derek in the grass the best. But in all your shots, I love what you capture.
Smiles and blessings,
~ Cheri (John’s big sister)

honk if you see fall colors

Central New York radiates in autumn. I went for a hike to photograph some of the changing colors, as well as, my favorite part of the season, migrating geese.

Some trees are ahead of the curve. This one is just one leaf away from winter.

I wish you could hear the honking… it’s one of my favorite CNY sounds.

I admit, like most people, I don’t like that the days are getting shorter. I wasn’t even out of the woods when the sun was setting. The good news is I got this nice picture through the trees.

big apple fun

Sometimes, I need to pull myself away from my work, and have a mini vacation!! This past weekend, I did just that. I took a beautiful train ride into NYC to be with my pals Sara and Sonia. Here is a fun photograph of the Hudson River from the train.

Once in the big apple, the first stop was the top of the Empire State building, with my friend Sonia, who was visiting from California.

There were lots of amazing city views up there.

I, however, became more interested in photographing these pigeons!

Sonia and the big city.

My sweet pal and hostess Sara on her front stoop.

I love this shot of Sonia photographing the vines.

I’m really looking forward to working in San Francisco in about a week!

“nostalgic” photo contest entry

At the last minute, I entered a photo into Pacific Weddings Magazine’s Photo Contest. The theme is “Nostalgic.” Most of the examples PW is featuring are posed portraits; but I just love this candid I caught during Karina and Bruno’s first dance. Nothing is more nostalgic than memories with a true love; and to me, this photo says it all!

Here is a slideshow with some other favorites from their wedding at the amazing Figueroa Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

heart {no. 3} » Alice G Patterson Photography {blog} - [...] Karina and Bruno had an amazing wedding at the Figueroa Hotel in Los Angeles famous for it’s Moroccan flair and the Blue Door.  Here is a little fun my second shooters Sonia and Michelle had at the end of the night… [...]

k - We love Alice’s style. Her pictures capture a great quiet energy… you can see the inner thoughts and feelings. We felt very comfortable with her being around us all the time on our big day. That is probably the most telling thing we can say about her. We cherish the finished album. It contains all the hidden details and colors of what we experienced.

Karina and Bruno

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