Patricia Gagne

I want to create a small work of art to commemorate the arrival of our precious little ones.  Wouldn’t this be perfect in the master bedroom or in the child’s room.  We recall to mind these magical moments…Home-OBrienwww.patriciagagnephoto.com

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One of the nicest things happened before Christmas…  A gentleman came by wanting a truly beautiful gift for his girlfriend – a portrait of her and her children.  The love behind the offering was so sincere – I loved creating this portrait.  What about those shoe laces??!!Correa0205web

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One of the most enjoyable parts of my business is when I have a chance to help out another artist. Darcy DeGonia Bowen is a wonderful artist and muralist.  Last week I went out to photograph this mural Darcy did for a local antique car collector.  This beautiful work graces one of his garages and the cars in the mural depict part of his actual collection.  Darcy spent months creating this unique work and it certainly was a grand success.  Go to www.dbartworks.com to view more of her work.  It is beautiful!Bowen muralweb

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One of the people I have loved the most in my life is my brother-in-law John who passed away a number of years ago.  John had Downs Syndrome and loved me with a sincerity and simplicity that touched my heart.  It’s probably a lot due to John that I so much want to support Hi-Hope.  This is an organization that supports adults with disabilities, from those who need constant care to those who can work at the right job.  It seems so important to me that these people receive the care they deserve and that their families have some well-earned rest.  Hi-Hope is filled with sincere staff who genuinely care for their charges in an atmosphere of respect.  All that said, here is the flyer for the fundraiser.  Anyone is welcome to participate!hi hope flyer

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ALL OF THESE CHILDREN ARE ADORABLE!Untitled-4 BUT ONLY ONE WILL BE SELECTED TO WIN THE 11 X 14 PORTRAIT PRIZE!

Untitled-5SO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE IN THE COMMENT SECTION!   EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

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This is a very exciting time for me- the first edition of my magazine Family Portraiture in the Home is about to be published.  Families, children, dancers- all the subjects I love are featured.  photography as art in the home is a captivating subject.  As a matter of fact, I am so taken with this work that I have already started working on the 2012 edition.  Here is the first new room – a beautiful and practical playroom for their girls.  Looking at the portrait, you can imagine how many happy moments these children have shared in this room and elsewhere!

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PS  If  you would like a copy of the magazine, I’ll send you one if you promise to drop it off in your favorite reception room after you enjoy it!

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This beautiful woman seems special to me –  portraiture from this period is usually so cold.  In fact, mostly people look pretty miserable.  But not here – look at the character shining through this portrait.  It was my privilege to restore it.

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I was looking back at favorite outdoor shots from last  year and came across this image of three children interacting.  Mom and Dad chose a more formal portrait for the family room wall portrait, but I just love the warmth and personality of this candid.  Each child’s personality is so vividly shown, and they are genuinely happy. Achieving a  balance between perfection and elegance in formal portrait and the challenge to capture feeling and still look artful in candid portraiture are never-ending goals in portraiture.   Here’s one of the top candids from 2010.  Hope it inspires you to let me create one for your family!

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One of my favorite photo skills is restoring images people treasure.  Even severely damaged images can usually be repaired-  maybe not to Patricia’s standards when she starts from scratch! – but to a level that will bring renewed pleasure for years to the owners.  These parents really wanted to hold on to this image of their family before the children went off in the world.  It’s shocking how this print deteriorated.  But now the family has restored to them the centerpiece of the living area.  Photo restorationpatriciagagnephoto.com

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