About Me

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 home in Chicago to Copenhagen, Paris, Buenos Aires, London, Barcelona…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 currently in Chicago but am always looking for an excuse to travel*

Select Clients + Featured In:

Architectural Digest

Dwell

Apartment Therapy

Beyond by Airbnb

Airbnb

Business Insider

Wieden+Kennedy

Common Living

Chairish

Hyatt

Cup of Jo

Harper's Bazaar

Ashley HomeStore

Houzz (Germany & France)

Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine

CID Design Group

Homepolish

Hakwood

Nyde

Kid & Coe

New York Post

WE Organization

Cotton, Inc.

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