Patrick McGown has been involved with photography since he watched his father stop the car to get out and get images that would later become subject matter for his watercolor obsession.
The spark was lit and he remembers the exact moment he resolved to make his own mark in photography. While vacationing, he hired a photographer to shoot a family portrait and was none too pleased with the result. The next day, he purchased Canon’s first flagship DSLR, the digital EOS Rebel. He never looked back.
Initially, he focused on sports photography and later expanded into portraiture, architectural and commercial photography. Eventually, there was no way to ignore the pull to become a full time professional and in 2016, he got his chance when he purchased Motophoto Tyler.
Since that time, he has worked on developing his understanding of photography, video and their place in display media of all kinds.
He and his lovely wife Mary live in the bustling metropolis of Flint, just a stone’s throw from Tyler. As far as his “free time” goes, there’s not much to report. Because since he came to Motophoto, there really isn’t too much “free time”! Still, he sneaks away occasionally to drive up to the University of Arkansas with Mary and visit their son, Jonathan. And by the way, Patrick still has his Dad’s Minolta X-700 35mm film camera.
Renina Baker had it come to her suddenly one day in 2010 while she was working in the photo lab at Motophoto Tyler. She really got the itch to get into photographing her favorite subject: children. And boy, did she. Today, seven years later, she still feels the fire getting the very best from every child she sees in the studio. She hasn’t limited herself either, branching out to capture events, school functions and executive portraits.
When she isn’t in the studio getting great shots, she is working hard to create the scenes for the next session. Away from work she’s just as busy taking care of three sons and finding time to learn more about her craft.
Areas of interest
The finer pleasures of life.
Areas of interest
Photo Reproductions, Restorations and Design
Tip of the day
Lighting your subject is easier if the photographer has his back to the brightest light source. Exceptions can include creating silhouettes and deliberately using lens flare for a special effect.
3400 S Broadway Ave, Ste 207
Tyler, Texas 75701
T-F: 10:00 – 6:00
Sat: 10:00 – 3:00