About Me

‘Lookin’ back now I can see me And oh man, did I look cheesy’   Every time I hear the Mark Wills song, "19 Something" I am reminded of my high school years.  And I cringe whenever I look at my Senior Portrait. Braces, crimped hair wrapped in a blue feather boa.  Cheesy indeed!










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The picture on the left is my senior portrait in my high school yearbook.  Boring, right? There is no personality there.

And the picture on the right is the wallet sized photo that I bribed the photographer into letting me take once the boring yearbook photo was out of the way. This is how I wanted my classmates to remember me. The Independent one!

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Fast forward to the early 90’s and we have this headshot from “Glamour Shots”.  I decided to do this photo shoot about a year after my first husband past away and re-enter the dating world.

There’s something to be said for working with a professional photographer that included hair and makeup into their services. The Flirty one!


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These days I’m living in Joshua Tree with my husband and my son, trying to balance running my photography business with homeschooling my son.

For fun, my family and I love taking road trips and camping in the great outdoors.  Throw in some organic gardening, fixing up my vehicle, cooking from scratch and hiking in Joshua Tree National Park with friends, my days are pretty complete.

Does work like balance even exist? Most days I say no. But I wouldn’t change a thing because I love what I do. The Tomboy!

My Haiku

Just a quick Haiku so you can get to know me a little.

Photography is an art of observation. It has little to with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

— Elliott Erwitt —

What services do we offer?

With specialized attention to all the details that go into creating your personalized portraits, we will design precisely the portraits that you wish to own and display in your home.

High School Seniors

Senior Portraits

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High School Seniors

Military Homecomings

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Corporate & Business


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Special Events


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Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

— Dr. Suess —

The Experience

We want you to enjoy every moment of your experience.

Getting to Know You

We like to know as much about our clients as possible before photographing them. We love to know things such as what you (and/or your loved ones) interests and hobbies are. What do you, (and/or your loved ones) enjoy in life. What is special and unique about you (and/or your loved ones).

You'll Enjoy Variety

We’ll create portraits using both natural and photo journalistic styles of photography. You and/or your family will be invited to change your attire and locations, as much as necessary to achieve the portraits you wish to own. If the nature of the session involves your family, your artist will capture a balanced selection of portraits to showcase each individual member, as well as the relationship they share with one, a few, and all of the other members of the family, unless otherwise discussed.

Viewing Your Portraits

What a thrill it is to see your Portraits for the first time! Portrait presentations are usually held in the comfort of your home (so there is no need to drag the family out), and generally about an hour in duration, depending on the nature of your portrait creation session.

Are you ready to start a conversation? Let’s get together for a Meet & Greet over some coffee.

Schedule a Meet & Greet

No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes the picture.

— Doug Bartlow —


We have sessions to meet everyone's needs.

JV Session

    • 1 Hour Session
    • Your Choice of Location
    • 2 Outfit Changes
    • Gift with Purchase – Custom Phone Skin
    • Prints & Products Sold Separately

College Session

    • 6 Hour Session
    • Including starting your day with Hair & Makeup Artists for a makeover
    • Your Choice of up to 3 Locations
    • 6 Outfit Changes
    • Online Gallery with 150-175 edited images from your session (which you can download)
    • Includes Print Release
    • Gift with Purchase – A custom designed 8.5×11 Photo Book
    • Prints & Products Sold Separately

Pro Session

    • Grab your bags and go! It’s the Destination Senior Experience. You can be photographed in any setting or destination you want within the U.S. (yes even Hawaii). We’ll meet you at your requested location for a two day fashion shoot of a lifetime! We’ll even arrange for you to have a fashion makeover with talented Hair & Makeup Artists and unlimited clothing changes! You’ll also receive the Online Gallery with the edited images from your Destination Experience. And we’ll throw in all the Gifts with Purchases from the other sessions.
    • Prints & Products Sold Separately
    • Limited availability – please call ahead to schedule your Destination Senior Experience. You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the destination of your choice.

The Basics

    • 1 Hour Session
    • Your Choice of Location
    • Prints & Products Sold Separately

The Lifestyle Session

    • Document a Day in the Life of Your Family with a 6 hour Session
    • We’ll just capture your every day moments as well as some more formal family portraits
    • Online Gallery with 150-175 edited images from your session (which you can download)
    • Includes Print Release
    • Gift with Purchase – A custom designed 12×12 Album
    • Prints & Products Sold Separately
    • Limited Availability – please call ahead to schedule your Lifestyle Session

Welcome Them Home

    • A Complimentary Session for your Military Homecoming aboard the 29 Palms Marine Base
    • Complimentary 8×10 Print from your Military Homecoming.
    • Additional Prints & Products Sold Separately

Welcome Them Home with Family Portraits

    • Everything in the 2 previous packages plus
    • We’ll get together a day or two following the military homecoming for a more relaxed family portrait session
    • Online Gallery with 100-125 edited images from both your sessions (which you can download)
    • Includes Print Release
    • Prints & Products Sold Separately

The Entrepreneur

    • 1 Hour Session
    • Environmental Location
    • Online Gallery with 5-10 fully edited images (which you can download)
    • Web Optimized Images also included for social media and marketing materials.

The Office Session

Call for Quote
    • When you need Business Portraits for everyone in your office
    • Online Gallery with TBD amount of edited images from your session (which you can download)
    • Web Optimized Images also included for social media and marketing materials.

Excited to work with us?

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See the Difference

What's a picture worth? It's priceless when it's documenting your family's most precious moments, so don't take chances. I've proudly been a Member of Professional Photographers of America since 2010.

With everyone trying to save money these days, it’s tempting to skimp on professional photography. After all, everyone has a friend or family member with a fancy new camera who will throw together a shoot for next to nothing.

But while both snapshots and portraits have their place, when it comes to the really important things—those once-in-a-lifetime moments where you only get one shot at getting it right—you need a professional photographer who can make the most of your special memories.


As professional photographers, we know how to achieve great results—every time. You get a strong collection of images that capture the “that’s my baby!” looks unique to your child, not a few lucky snapshots.

Technical Skills & Artistry

Professional photographers are more than picture takers. We are students of lighting, posing, fashion and even interior design. We combine these elements to create works of art that don’t just match your budget…they fit perfectly with your family’s unique characteristics and your home’s style.


A professional photographer is someone who will be there for you now and for years to come. We are business owners who thrive on customer service and satisfaction, and we’ll strive to produce products that exceed your—and our—best expectations. We know that family photography is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. We know that photos are the family keepsakes that everyone comes back to time and time again. Just about anyone can take a good picture every now and then. But when life’s biggest moments are unfolding and there’s only one chance to capture that perfect memory, don’t risk losing it forever. Trust your memories to a professional photographer and see the difference.


What our Clients are saying

  • Patty has a heart bigger than Alaska, and it really shows in the photos she takes. She loves what she does, and it shows! She captures the spirit of her subject beautifully! Gus had so much fun!

    — A. Baumann —
  • Patricia was cheerful and easy to work with. Amazingly everyone was still in a good mood by the end of the session. And the quality of our portraits was excellent.

    — G. da Rosa —
  • She takes her photography serious and because of it the results speak for themselves. This was our very first family portrait experience and we are well pleased. Loved the patience and creativity that Patricia shared with my family.

    — D. Summerfelt —
  • What I liked best about Patricia: “Patricia’s attention to detail and taking the extra time to get the perfect shot. Her creative ideas and mindset. And her willingness to work payments with our military schedule. All around great experience and would recommend her to anyone.”

    — L. Lawrence —
  • The kids had fun with it. And they would love to do it again. Patricia is great and professional and fun.

    — C. Phillips —
  • Patty is artistic, professional, amazing and she captures from the heart. Now sure how to say this, but I feel that Patty’s shot’s were a large reason I love how I look in the photos. Also, the shots were original & fun.

    — V. McConnell —
  • Patricia is very creative and an excellent photographer. Her professionalism was very appreciated. She really made it fun and relaxed for my daughter. Love the quality of prints. The package prices were very reasonable. I am so appreciative that Patricia offers school photos to the homeschooling community.

    — L. Bartlett —
  • My canvas arrived yesterday and Larry had tears in his eyes when he opened it! It was a terrific surprise! Thank you!

    — R. Kelley —
  • She is fantastic!! She defined our family in our photos..

    — S. Leigh —
  • — S. Hogan —
  • Our homecoming was very difficult due to an exhausted and scared toddler. PKP was incredibly patient, supportive and understanding!{/testimonial_slide]

Contact Me

Business Hours: Monday - Friday 1pm-7pm. You can contact me by email, phone or text.

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(760) 218-9714

Patricia Knight Photography is located in Joshua Tree, California. Serving the Southern California Communities of the Morongo Basin and the Coachella Valley.


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