Out Of The Box Photography | About

Well, hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by.
So, this is where I'm supposed to charm you with my witty ramblings and warm personality. I'll try not to disappoint.

    My name is Theresa Paterson and I have eight children. Yep. Five biological daughters and three boys that my husbands ex-wife graciously carried for me. They are mostly grown and we only have 2 or 3 left at home (it changes like the wind.) As the youngest of that many they pretty much take care of themselves. We just throw them a steak every now and then.
    I'm the wife of a crazy Scotsman who is flirted with by my friends, random waitresses, and some clients. When they hear his accent I suddenly become invisible and grown women become giddy. It's okay, I'm used to it.
    I've been a road schooling mom for 20+ years, which means I home school via planes, trains, and automobiles as much as possible. Our preferred classrooms bases of mountains or courtyards of ancient castles. My kids have been to around 44 states (depending on which you ask) and lots of those states have been visited many, many times. We've also been to 14 other countries!
    I can't shake the urge to be a social documentarian. I love every minute of it. I'm sure my children would appreciate it if you would hire me to photograph your family, so they get a break from me incessantly running around them snapping my shutter. I kid, I kid. They love it. So, let me help you preserve your story, whatever it is. I'm based in New Port Richey, Florida and we're working on spending more time in Scotland or any other beautiful or otherwise interesting locations. Just north of Tampa Bay, I shoot lifestyle, weddings, seniors, family portraits, and events of all kinds. I love to approach my work with a fresh, photojournalistic perspective and try to meld modern photography styles with traditional elements to keep it classy.

     I also love travel photography (obviously), food photography (but only if I get to eat it), commercial architecture, real estate, landscapes and pretty much any other subject matter. Changing it up keeps me on my toes!

     As far as commercial experience goes, I've done work for large companies like Neilson and Costco Magazine as well as smaller local businesses covering events, taking head shots, and charity work. My very first check as a photographer came from a very prominent Scottish political party and one of my photos was used by yahoo news once! That was pretty exciting.
I've also done large and small projects for private individuals with miscellaneous needs that are not portrait related (documenting collections, etc.).

I have to put these words here so you lovely people can find me whilst googling. Florida Photographer covering including but not limited to Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Hillsboro, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, and Polk Counties, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Weeki Wachee, Crystal River, Homossasa . Not only am I available for travel worldwide for larger projects and destination weddings, but I've traveled extensively and I jump at any chance to have another adventure. As much as I've driven in my life the entire southeast and east coast seems like my backyard, so don't give a second thought to asking me to cover a wedding in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, or any other State or Country. Except maybe downtown Cairo, North Korea, or Syria.

Please contact me at outofthebox27@yahoo.com or call 727-514-1733