Dog Pet PhotosA Special Bond With Animals Translates Into Stunning Pet Portraits And Livestock Photos

Whether taking photos of a beloved pet or images of livestock, Reno - Lake Tahoe photographer Patrick Wilkes has earned acclaim from animal lovers who adore his photographs of their furry friends.

Patrick has an affinity for animals. He's known in his neighborhood as the guy who pets every dog and cat he sees on his daily walks with his wife, showering them with affection. He also speaks fluid quail—along with other animal dialects—and is often seen peering into neighborhood spruce trees, talking to his feathered friends.

This love for animals shows through in his photographs of a variety of critters. He's a photographic animal whisperer with an uncanny ability to communicate with pets.

Patrick invites you to visit his online Animals Gallery to view samples of his pet portraits and livestock photos. Give him a call at 775-560-9453 or email him at [email protected] to book your pet portrait or livestock photo session in the Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Minden/Gardnerville, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, and San Francisco areas.



“Patrick Wilkes is an amazing photographer and a very professional business man. He photographed my wedding weekend, and definitely went above and beyond with pictures. When he sent me my pictures I did not expect most of them. My wedding was on the beach, and the morning of my wedding he took pictures of shells and the environment. It gave me a feel of what the day was like and how I will always remember it. Even though those pictures were not of me and my husband, they are in our photo album because they are very special. I recommend Patrick Wilkes Photographs to the highest degree.” —Gitaine Reis.

“Patrick’s attention to detail and eye for photography is very impressive. Patrick has a true talent for capturing events and appropriately interacting with people to make sure the right photos are captured.” —Scott H. Carey, Events & Community Relations Manager, State of Nevada


“Fort Ross State Park offers many unique settings. I have enjoyed working with Patrick as he is able to capture the ‘moment’. For more than six years we have worked closely with Patrick and have never been disappointed. Patrick is flexible with our needs, finds ways to cover an entire event, and the volunteers and visitors love him. We do too!” —Robin Joy Wellman, Park Interpretive Specialist at Fort Ross State Park

“Outstanding is a great word to describe Patrick’s photographic ability! Whether a posed or candid photo during our event he was able to capture the essence of the party. I would more than highly recommend Patrick Wilkes to anyone who asks for a terrific photographer and even to anyone who doesn’t ask!” —Marjory MacQuarrie.

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