photo by Linda Cornelius

photo by Linda Cornelius


Patrick McBride is a nationally recognized senior portrait photographer based out of the Chicagoland area. He began his professional career in 2003 with a focus on wedding photography, but soon found a love for working with young adults. His wife, Cassie, later joined the business as the studio manager and they turned their full focus towards high school senior portrait photography.

Patrick and Cassie worked out of their home for several years before opening their first studio space in 2011. Their heavy emphasis on quality lighting, detailed styling and personalized service has made them the most sought after studio in the area.

Patrick is a mentor for photographers from all over the country. His easy-to-understand and methodical approach to lighting, composition and posing teaches photographers how to think through the process and create images that set them apart in their market.

For recent work you can visit his studio website PAT + CASSIE or on Instagram


Seniors Ignite

With Patrick's work having a heavy emphasis on Senior Portraits, he has partnered with the single best resource for high school senior portrait photographers.  He believes in the power of collaboration and working closely with Seniors Ignite allows them to work together to elevate the industry. Be sure to check it out and become a member. 


My Gear Bag

  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • 24-70 2.8L
  • 70-200 2.8L
  • 50 1.2L
  • 85 1.2L
  • Speedlights
  • Einstein & Alien Bee studio strobes
  • Photoshop & Lightroom CC