Patti Hale

I am a portrait and event photographer in Hopewell Junction, NY, serving the Hudson Valley area, primarily in Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, and Orange counties.

I have been photographing my own family since our four children were small, and when our youngest entered high school in 2009, I launched Chosen Moments Photography.

What thrills me is to capture the personality and beauty of each person I photograph, so they can see themselves like I do through the lens - marvelous and uniquely created. And when I have a chance to capture relationships like mother/daughter, husband/wife, and siblings, I know that's a way for families to hold onto the moment in time. They can see it again and again in the printed portraits as the years go by. What a wonderful gift for future generations, too.

I grew up in Oklahoma, have an identical twin sister, am a night-owl, love cheesecake, adore my family, and treasure the friendships I have made over the years with other photographers, as well as people in my church, neighborhood, and community. To have friends on my street who share tomatoes from their garden or a cup of sugar, collect mail when I'm gone, and stop and say hello on their walks, is something I am so very grateful for!





  • Headshots and personal branding
  • Beauty portraits
  • Families, couples, and children
  • High school seniors
  • Dancers

Corporate and Website Images

  • Headshots
  • Environmental portraits

Event Photography

  • Corporate events
  • Family reunions/parties
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Sweet 16's

Opening April 2017

Chosen Moments Photography Studio


The studio, located in Hopewell Junction, NY, is a 2000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, with a large shooting area, two hair/makeup stations, dressing room, client meeting space, bathroom, kitchenette, and office. I want everyone who comes into the studio to feel as comfortable as they do at home, and to be excited about the creative process that happens when you can be yourself and let me capture who you are in portraits.

Please feel free to stop by the studio or get in touch with me so I can get to know you and talk about how we can create the images that you are looking for.