About Us

A Little More about Greg Patterson and Staff

Greg Patterson

Greg PattersonA professional photographer since 1988, Greg provides artistic and technically superior photography services for a variety of portrait clients. His training started at age 12 with a camera as a birthday present from his dad. Since that time, Greg has been documenting the world and capturing cherished moments. He received both a bachelor and master's degree from SFA that focused on photography and visual communication. Greg is also one of the few Certified Professional Photographers within a 120 mile radius. His photographs can be seen in many publications, most recently Texas Parks & Wildlife and Guideposts.

Greg Patterson, photography lecturerGreg is passionate about photography which carries into the classroom where he has taught over 1000 students how to capture great photos and how photography is used in communication.

He has three children of his own and has a knack for bringing out the natural smiles in us all.

Cindy Patterson

Cindy Patterson

As co-owner, Cindy has been involved with the studio from the very beginning. She regularlly helped with weddings when we first started but now works mostly as the Studio Manager. She often helps with portrait sessions and working directly with clients. Cindy specializes in the finishing steps to completing our client orders.

Most importantly, she is the wife of Greg and mother to three kids. And when she is not working her heart out at the studio, she can be found anywhere outside followed by five cats and one dog.

The Victorian Studio

G. Patterson Photographic Studio & Gallery is located in historic downtown Nacogdoches, just north of Lufkin in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas. Our portrait studio, which has been in business for over 21 years, is known for emotionally captivating, artistic portraits that capture natural expressions and real life relationships.

G. Patterson Studio boasts the largest portrait garden in all of East Texas. A myriad of breathtaking backdrops and settings await you. In fact, we often hear our clients say that they are utterly amazed at the variety of looks we can get from within our private portrait garden. This East Texas secret treasure sits right in the backyard of our charming Victorian Style Studio.

We pour our heart and soul into creating an enjoyable and rewarding experience for each client we photograph. We believe exceptional portraiture begins with a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, so we make sure to have a lot of fun throughout each session. We encourage families to bring their children in early to appointments so that they can get comfortable in our super-fun play house and become acquainted with their surroundings. To top it off, we offer freshly baked cookies for the whole family to enjoy or take with them as they leave. Our goal is for all that enter our studio as guests leave as friends.

What our clients are saying about G Patterson Studio...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the staff! They are awesome! I love that they are no pressure and let you get what you want and spend as little or as much as you want. And they are always helpful when helping me pick the right poses.

Lindsey K.

The studio and grounds were simply amazing and I can't think of anywhere else we would of liked better to share in such a special memory of graduation. Thanks for working so well with Crash(the dog) and for the delicious cookies!!

David, Debi and Devyn J.

I had a GREAT experience and the outcome was totally worth it! My pictures couldn't be better and I don't think I would ever go anywhere else to take pictures for any occasion!

Brittany H.

I would highly recommend Greg Patterson for any of your occasions, believe me, it would be worth it to travel-like I did.

Brittany H.

We picked up my son's senior portraits yesterday! They were absolutely amazing!!! Better than I could have ever imagined! Thank you all so much! Great professional service before, during and after the session! We will definitely suggest you to our friends!

Darla S.

Our family portrait session was relaxed and lots of fun. The variety of ways Greg had us pose to get the right personality stood out. Greg obviously cares about what he's doing and likes people. You won't be disappointed - Well worth the investment.

Melissa B.

I can't begin to express my appreciation for all that you provided for our family photo. From the very beginning of this adventure, you gave me your full attention to what would help make everyone feel at ease. Your outstanding people skills provided us with an A+ morning

Helen O.

Our family pictures are gorgeous and we were so surprised as we could not believe how many good pictures we had to choose from. It can be so hard to photograph 3 kids under the age of 5. The pictures were amazing!

Stephanie C.

Every session has been very professional, fun for my daughter, and most productive. Greg is wonderful, patient, so good with kids. My daughter can be rather shy but she always warms up to Greg. And I love seeing the final product.

Dana C.

The pictures are always very high quality. My friends and family are just blown away by the backgrounds, fun poses, great expressions, and (again) the quality of the photos. If you want amazing pictures of your children and family, THIS is the studio to choose.

Dana C.

Everyone who has seen my pictures loves them. We're really excited to do our little boy's newborn pics this week. And my husband, who hates taking pictures, wants to come back in the spring for family photos. Now that says something!

Kathy R.

My children have been photographed by Greg Patterson for the past 10 years. He always does an amazing job, and each time I feel like it is more and more difficult to narrow down the photos. I cherish the memories he helps to capture in time.

Lori H.

The portraits of my daughter were perfect. We are so proud of all the work they did. We had a great experience with the whole Patterson Studio Crew before, during and after the shoal Worth every penny.

Rhonda C.

Thank you for taking such wonderful pictures of our wedding! They are all so beautiful. We will be telling others how great all of you are both personally and professionally.

Daniel W.

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