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Bio

My name is Petra (pay-tra), but I also answer to Pate. I'm a commercial and editorial photographer specializing in interior and architectural photography and lifestyle and travel photography (and fashion, but that’s a whole other site). American-made but a Scandinavian at heart, I’m almost as obsessed with interior design as I am with photography.

I’ve photographed spaces and faces in lands both near and far, from my homes in Los Angeles and Chicago to Copenhagen, Paris, Buenos Aires, London, Barcelona, Mexico City…the list goes on (as lists tend to do). Originally drawn to street photography and the beauty and joy of found moments and scenes, I instinctively give my images a natural, unposed feel while constantly striving to capture the mood of real life.

Have something interesting you need shot? I’m dying to shoot it. Have something boring you need shot? Let’s make it interesting. Can’t wait to work with you!

*I'm now primarily based in Los Angeles but am planning on frequent trips to my sweet home, Chicago, once it's safer to travel. Please feel free to enquire about projects in both cities, and beyond.*

Select Clients + Featured In:

Dwell

Architectural Digest

Apartment Therapy

The New York Times

Qantas Magazine

Airbnb Luxe

Airbnb

EQ3

Havenly

Business Insider

Wieden+Kennedy

Adore Home Magazine

Common Living

Chairish

Hyatt

Cup of Jo

Hightower Group

Ashley HomeStore

Harper's Bazaar (Arabia)

Houzz (Germany & France)

Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine

Casework Interior Design

CID Design Group

Mother Mag

Homepolish

Lightology

Hakwood

Kid & Coe

New York Post

WE Organization

Cotton, Inc.

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