I run a small, arts-focused high school and we work with Patrick O'Connor on a regular basis for new material for our website, brochures, and social media. Each time, Patrick's work captures our unique vibe, our students' creativity, and our mission in action. And he's a delight to work with, setting students and faculty at ease as he captures interactions and portraits.
Head of School | School One
“I have always been taught to never mess with perfection, that is why we use Pat every time – his work is simply perfection”
Director | Falcon Investments
Above all else, Pat is the consummate professional. His competence is readily apparent, and his sense of humor and ready smile ensure the client remains at ease. Whether with a student in class, a player on the field, or faculty/staff in action, the product is always perfect, and the process to get to perfect is always fun – that is Pat, that is simply the way he does business.
Glenn Sulmasy | Provost Bryant University
I have been working with Pat for some 25 years and have watched how he has captured, in extraordinary and memorable images, every aspect of life at WPI. In particular, Pat is always my go-to photographer for recording the excitement and complexity of the work of our researchers. I always marvel at how he can walk into any setting, from a cluttered lab to an unassuming office, and immediately see the angle, the lighting, and the nuances that will enable him to pull off an awe-inspiring photo. And no one I have worked with is better at capturing the personality and “humanness” behind his human subjects. Pat’s images appear everywhere, from our admissions viewbook and marketing collateral, to our magazines, to our website, and I honestly believe they have played a vital role in helping to build the university’s global reputation.
Director Research Communications | WPI
Pat is quite simply unforgettable. His creative genius is a given but just when you think you couldn’t possibly like him more, he says or does something that dazzles you. The experience of working with him is not just an experience, it’s joy in its purest form both professionally and personally.
Executive Coordinator | Providence Equity
"I’m not always keen on making recommendations - you tell someone to try your favorite pizza pie, and they say don't like the crust. The one recommendation that I make with total confidence in life is this: use Pat for your photography. Whenever he does a shoot, I know I’ll be hearing from an over-the-moon client. It’s just what happens. Without fail.”
Project Manager | Jackrabbit Design
Working with Pat means you're guaranteed the best possible image, no matter what the subject or creative challenge. He has this incredible ability of capturing the moment or interpreting a concept and makes the whole process seem effortless. I am always amazed. And never laugh harder.
Creative Director | Pamela Mecca Design
...whatever IT is - or whoever he shoots - Pat just 'GETS IT'! The concept, the light, the SHOT! Always brings his A Game, with a smile. Boston area's best kept secret.
Creative Director | Content Haus
Amazingly inventive, hilariously funny, brilliantly diplomatic, and fantastically talented. Maybe that's the wrong order, but hey, that's Pat.
Patricia J. Hassett
Channel Marketing Manager | Electric Insurance Company
From shy preschoolers with blasters to divas dancing in the dark to teen boys on trampolines, Pat gets the shot I need time and time again. With his keen attention to detail and great sense of humor he's a fun teammate who's always ready to play.
Art Director | Hasbro, Inc.
Pat and I go way back - almost twenty years. We've done scores of shoots, literally all over the world. If I've learned anything in all that time, it's that you don't settle for "okay". You'll get more than great pictures. You'll get powerful images that tell stories in unique and memorable ways. These days, anyone can point and shoot but few bring the talent and passion for excellence that Pat brings to every assignment.
If you are hoping to "phone it in," you should call someone else.
Design Director | Tufts University
As a College President I am at hundreds of "photo sessions" supported by legions of different professionals. When Pat serves as the photographer of record I breathe a sigh of relief; knowing that the process will be smooth, apparently effortless, and conducted in great humor. Most importantly, the photos will be grand! Pat is simply a delight to work with in so many ways.
President | Babson College
Pat and I have navigated our way through strategically successful photo-shoots around the globe. He is as much the guide as the executor, and we would never plan an Annual Report or strategic communications project without his input from the start. Having Pat on the team assures a world-class result.
Director of Corporate Communications | Nypro, Inc.
Pat O'Connor is simply the best. He's intuitive, current, meticulous, funny, hard-working, fast, resourceful, creative, energetic, thoughtful, and an all-around terrific guy. And, by the way, he takes fantastic photos."
Associate Creative Director/Art | Bose Corporation