About Me

With SAFIRE Photography, I’ve turned an interest into a hobby – a hobby into a passion – a passion into a job – a job into a lifestyle.  My journey through the past few years of traveling, blogging and photography has been full of some amazing experiences.  I’ve grown a great deal through it all and can’t wait to see where this lifestyle will continue to take me.

First and foremost, I’m a father to an amazing little boy.  You’re sure to see Lucas’ bright eyes and beautiful grin all over my photography portfolios.  I’m also a husband to THE Dangerously Beautiful Stephanie “Nani” Skinner.

My journey into photography started when I developed an interest to write about my travels.  The more I wrote, the more often I realized how important good photography was to convey your messages.  I’ve traveled to over 26 different countries for work and pleasure.  Some of my favorite places (for photography) are Buga, Colombia & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before making this a career, I jumped around several industries.  I served the military as a combat medic for 5 years, spent a brief and regrettable amount of time in the Automotive Industry, I turned a hobby into work with Health & Fitness; and lastly, I’ve launched three companies (including this one) altogether.  Needless to say, I’ve had an interesting career.

And now, it’s time to take what I’ve learned in all the separate industries and turn it into my third company launch!  I’ll see you down the lens!

-Patrick Skinner



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