I am a guest blogger. So that gives me an opportunity to brag and she has to post it cuz I am the guest blogger! Muahahahahaha!
I met Patti through a strange series of events that had nothing to do with me and eventually culminated in my initiative to contact her. She replied, we got on MSN and the rest, as they say, is history.
Patti and I talk in dribs and drabs all day. There is something extra fun about having a casual conversation on the side of the day with a really good friend. And Patti’s views on life are always an interesting addition to my work hours. She has the wide eyed openness of a child and she’s always reminding me that I could be looking at things a little differently.
As model and photographer we clicked like salt and pepper. I remember the wee budding artist constantly asking if I was ok, and apologizing for not knowing something. Like I cared, she made me look wicked in a photo. End of story. Lol. Seriously, what more do you need in a photographer?
But I got a lot more. I found someone that I could relate to on a personal and professional level. No one can carry a conversation like Patti can, and she knows I am ever grateful to her for it. I am always appalled when I have to initiate conversations. I am a listener. I listen. It’s what I do. I have watched her go through school and seen the improvements in her photos where I thought no improvement could happen. Her work was already so good… and now, it’s amazing.
Working with Patti is always fun. We do the craziest stuff sometimes. Often our idea works perfectly and sometimes she’ll say “nope, let me delete that before you see it.” Which I personally appreciate :p
But she’s the kind of photographer that will try anything. Even if it sounds absolutely crazy. In fact, she’s usually excited by out of the box thinking. She’s amazingly non-critical of ideas. She listens and takes you totally seriously. Then she’ll be off spending hours of time trying to think of set designs and costume changes.
When you work with Patti you get a lot of bonuses. She is willing to create stuff for the scene you want shot. And not only can she create it, it is movie quality creation. I am always excited to see her stuff.