williams family

I was so excited to get and email from Holy saying she wanted her family portraits done.  I have known Holly since….. well for a really long time.  Our families attended the same church together when we were younger.  She looks great, and has beautiful family too!  Enjoy your sneak peek Holly.


We met out at Will Rogers Rose Garden.  I haven’t been there in a while.  I forgot how beautiful it is.  Especially in the fall. 



How can you resist this adorable face? Her eyes, and those cheeks!  I have a feeling that Holy looked a lot like this when she was a baby. 




Mr. C showing off his dance moves!


Hot Mamma!





I told him to give me his most studly look.  It just made him laugh!


October has flown by, and I have been having a blast!  I have a feeling that is going to be how the rest of the year is going to be for me.  I only have 3 available session dates open in November and 4 in Dec.  If you’re wanting pictures for Christmas contact me soon before the dates are gone!  Have a great weekend.  I know that I will! Heading down to the Big D for a little shopping with my girlfriends!


The Roach family

I wanted to get this post up before I ship my computer off for repairs.  Every once in a while it just decides it needs to shut down.  So I will have to share a computer with my husband for the next couple of weeks.  I’m not looking forward to it, but I will try and play nice!  HA!! 

Okay, enough about me and my computer woes and on to this GORGEOUS family.  I have been wanting to photograph them for a while now. I was so excited that I finally got to do it!  Even though the weather was a little dreary, and a bit on the chilly side every one was great. And I think the kiddos had a great time running around everywhere.  Within 15 min their little cheeks and noses were pink:).   Normally I preview a variety of  conversions, but as I was working on these I was absolutely loving every black and white conversion.   Okay, picture time!………


The family.  And dad trying to give me his best smoldering look!  He was such a good sport, I have to give him a hard time.  He did eventually crack a smile!


Their beautiful children.  They were such good kids.  Their son, K, reminded me so much of my Josh with all of his energy.


Sweet Miss D.  So precious, she and her sister are only going to get more beautiful as they grow up. 


Miss H.  Equally as precious.  Watch out mom and dad!


Miss K and Mister K.  There is something really captivating about this picture.  I know that it will always be treasured. While I was with them that evening it was obvious how much they loved their big sister.  I think they like it when she is home from college. 


WOW!  She must have about 20 boys wanting to date her.  She was so sweet. This was the first time that I got to meet her since she goes to college where orange is a very popular color. I tried not to hold it against her.    

I know I keep saying how sweet every one was, but they were.  I just can’t get over it. Their parents are truly blessed.  


What can I say about K?  He was everywhere.  Looking at everything.  Chasing the ducks.  Teasing his sisters.  Exasperating Mom and Dad, and loving every minute of it.  He is every bit of what a boy should be.  I had so much fun in the couple of min alone with him taking his pictures.  Teasing him about how cute and pretty he is.  He was a good sport and laughed right along with me, even though he did blush a little. 


I love black and white.  The only thing that y’all are missing is their beautiful blue eyes. 


This is where the kids get their good looks from.  Isn’t she beautiful? 


Isn’t he lucky?  A gorgeous wife, beautiful (and well behaved) children.  Well, maybe, just maybe they get a little of their good looks from their dad. But just a little. 


One more that I had to share of Miss D and her daddy.  I don’t remember what it is that we were laughing about.  We were laughing so much!  But I love it.  I want to laugh and smile right along with them!  Thanks guys for letting me come and hang out with you.  I had a blast!

Lawson Gang

I met up with this sweet family tonight, and other than battling the wind we had a great time walking around (sometimes running) the Rose Garden at Will Rodgers Park.  Here is the whole gang.  Probably my favorite pose for families.


Mr. W just turned a year old.  Isn’t this the cutes little smile?


Miss B… she was an absolute doll.  I have way to many cute pictures of her to choose from.


Mr. B is the same age as my little boy, and it’s a fun, fun age. 


I just love his red hair, and he has the most gorgeous eyes.   He sure is a cutie, even though his favorite subject is math! 


I don’t think I would have made it through the session if it wasn’t for Mr. M.  He helped me so much by holding my reflector. It’s not easy to hold a reflector and take a picture at the same time.  And he did awsome job, he didn’t even let it get blown away by the wind.


May and June are booking up fast!  Contact me now if you want to book a session with me during those months.

Holiday Mini-Sessions


Holiday Mini Session* Cost:  $110  ($50 is due at scheduling*, remaining balance is due before products are ordered.)

  • 30-45 minute mini-session*
  • 10-20 images in an online gallery in both color and black and white
  • $30 towards the purchase of prints or other additional items
  • 50- 4×5.5 flat Holiday Cards (you may substitute 25 folded 4×5.5 cards, or 50 4×6 prints of the same pose)
  •  OR
  • 10 images of your choice on a disk with a printing release

* Sessions are for immediate family members only, up to 5 people.  $10 each additional person.

Session dates and locations are as follows:

October 25th at the Myriad Gardens in Downtown Oklahoma City

 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6:00

November 1st at Will Rodgers Rose Garden and Park

2:45, 3:30, 4:15, 5:00, 5:45

Other session dates are available by request.

If you would like to schedule a session time, please do so as soon as possible.  Spaces are limited, and they fill up fast.

405.863.4551 or  www.patriciagillisphotography.com

(may not be used in combination with any other discounts or offers)

*deposit is non refundable.

Photo Walk

Saturday evening I met up with about 50 photographers from across Oklahoma to do a photo walk.  It was sponsored by Scott Kelby.  There were cities all over the US and in other countries doing the same thing that night.  It was a completely social event, to get us out there and meeting new photogs in our area, and to challenge us.  We walked for about 2 hours around Downtown Oklahoma City.  It was very hot (but it could have been a lot hotter!), and I was exhausted by the time I got home.  This really challenged me to look at a setting in a different way, and to take chances with an image.  I wasn’t really sure what would be out there, but I’m very happy with what I got.  And I found a lot of new areas to take clients on sessions!   

One other cool thing, was that our cordinator was able to hire models for us to shoot! My favorite was the bike!  These aren’t even half of the shots that I love, but I didn’t want to be up all night loading images to my blog.  It was fun to edit these, I went a lot more artistic than I normally get to on a session!




Summer Special!!

Book your session with me between now and August 30th (actual session date can be after that date) and receive 20% off of your portrait/package order!  Your deposit must be received within 7 days of booking your session. 


I am also looking for Sr. Representatives to promote me in their high schools.  Reps get extra discounts and freebies!! Contact me if your interested.

Photo tiles

These are the coolest things.  Great for gifts (cough.. mothers day….cough). 



I am thinking about offering these to clients, and also selling my still life/landscape/nature photography. 

Let me know if you are interested!