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Fun Find Friday – Richard Tomas Photography

Written by Patti on October 22nd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

This morning I was going to talk about quick and easy Halloween costumes, but I have got to share these shots taken of me last night by my friend and out-of-this-world photographer, Richard Tomas.

I was excited to get the photos taken, but didn’t have lofty aspirations as to how I would look. I thought I would look sweet, but never expected that cooking could look so glamorous. Richard, with his incredible knack for reading people, pulled an entire wardrobe for me, complete with jewelry. I entered his studio in Atlanta and the magic began. It was just like you would imagine a fabulous fashion shoot would be. Makeup, a swanky hairdo, lots of loud, fun, music (I swear, when my favorite photos were being shot, Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love of All, was playing – let me tell you how much that song will boost one’s confidence!), and a caring, patient, funny, fabulous photographer.

You know I cannot make you wait any longer to see the results – and mind you, this was taken, just last night!


I was floored, flabbergasted, head-twirlingly happy with the results.

And you know what? You can also look like the fantasy version of yourself if you call Richard and set up a session. I bet, if you are sweet and are willing to fly him to you, he would even travel to make you look amazing.

I am serious, I cannot imagine a cooler Christmas gift. Richard, you are my Santa!!

Have the most amazing weekend my darlings!!

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to the Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady


16 Comments so far ↓

  1. Quinn says:

    Patti – you were having a great hair day! Love the vid too….

  2. Patti says:

    Thanks, Quinn!! He is amazing!

  3. Kathy says:

    Looking great Patti Cake!

  4. Patti says:

    Thanks, Kathy! Hope to see you soon, Sweetie! xoox, P

  5. Erin says:

    Send this to Food Network right now!!

  6. Patti says:

    Um, okay, Erin!! xoox, P

  7. Lauren T says:

    Looking fabulous as always!

  8. kathryn says:

    Fabulous as always! You look gorgeous!

  9. Patti says:

    Aww, thanks, Lauren!! xoxo, P

  10. Patti says:

    Thanks, Kathryn!! xooxox, P

  11. Patti says:

    Thanks, Andrea!

  12. Clint says:


  13. Patti says:

    Oooooh, my little Clint, I could just squeeze you!! Thanks! xoxoo

  14. Patti says:

    Sweet Arlynn! You are the dearest! Thanks so much!! xoox, P

  15. Millie says:

    Girl, we’ve got to change your nickname from “Spinderella” to “Pattilicious”! This is a beautiful photo of a beautiful gal!

    Hope you and Holly didn’t buy all the shoes at Nordstrom’s because I need to come and go shopping with you two lovelies…
    Love ya,

  16. Patti says:

    Miss Millie! It was so great speaking with you yesterday. And we saved some shoes just for you – come visit us! xoxo